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The Warner Bros. Years 1987-1991

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Bee Gees 4/15/2014

Review

For the Bee Gees, The Warner Bros. Years run 1987 through 1991 with three albums, two of them major international hits. Those albums are 1987's E.S.P. and 1989's One, records that found the trio skillfully navigating the space between adult contemporary and emerging new jack swing, with the remaining record being 1991's High Civilization, a full-bodied embracement of modern R&B that is stiffly noisy and thoroughly 1991. All three records are boxed up on this 2014 Rhino set with the entirety of the 1989 One for All concert, previously available only as a truncated home video, released as a two-disc supplement. E.S.P. and One contain bonus remixes and demos -- these expanded editions have been released in markets outside of the U.S. -- but High Civilization is merely remastered, a sign of how it's the poor relation of this group (upon its original 1991 release, it didn't chart in the U.S. but, then again, it wasn't really promoted). It is indeed a curiosity, an artifact of all the terrible production ideas of the early '90s, but the other albums are quite strong; they represent their time but are also cannily crafted, filled with strong yet slyly savvy adult contemporary songs. Outside of the live show, which is a professionally pleasing artifact of its time -- both the '60s and '70s hits are subjected to the synthesized clank of the '80s -- the extras are single remixes, extended versions, and edits, the kind of thing that sparks the attention of collectors but doesn't seduce others. Nevertheless, this cleanly produced, simple box is a nice summation of the last great -- and last successful -- period of the Bee Gees' career, available at an affordable price point that will not disappoint. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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  1. # Track Artist Length
  2. 1 E.S.P. Bee Gees 5:34
  3. 2 You Win Again Bee Gees 3:59
  4. 3 Live or Die (Hold Me Like a Child) Bee Gees 4:40
  5. 4 Giving Up the Ghost Bee Gees 4:25
  6. 5 The Longest Night Bee Gees 5:29
  7. 6 This Is Your Life Bee Gees 4:51
  8. 7 Angela Bee Gees 4:54
  9. 8 Overnight Bee Gees 4:19
  10. 9 Crazy for Your Love Bee Gees 4:39
  11. 10 Bactafunk Bee Gees 4:22
  12. 11 E.S.P. [Vocal Reprise Version] Bee Gees 0:26
  13. 12 E.S.P. [Demo Version] Bee Gees 4:41
  14. 13 Angela [Edit] Bee Gees 4:19
  15. 14 E.S.P [Edit] Bee Gees 4:17
  16. 15 You Win Again [Extended Version] Bee Gees 5:11
  17. 16 E.S.P [Extended Version] Bee Gees 6:14
  18. 1 Ordinary Lives Bee Gees 4:2
  19. 2 One Bee Gees 4:50
  20. 3 Bodyguard Bee Gees 5:20
  21. 4 It's My Neighborhood Bee Gees 4:15
  22. 5 Tears Bee Gees 5:13
  23. 6 Tokyo Nights Bee Gees 3:55
  24. 7 Flesh and Blood Bee Gees 4:42
  25. 8 Wish You Were Here Bee Gees 4:42
  26. 9 House of Shame Bee Gees 4:48
  27. 10 Will You Ever Let Me Bee Gees 5:52
  28. 11 Wing And Prayer Bee Gees 3:51
  29. 12 Shape Of Things To Come [Edit] Bee Gees 4:24
  30. 13 One [Remix / Edit] Bee Gees 3:49
  31. 14 One [12" Dance Version] Bee Gees 8:41
  32. 15 One [12" Club Mix] Bee Gees 9:2
  33. 1 High Civilization Bee Gees 5:24
  34. 2 Secret Love Bee Gees 3:33
  35. 3 When He's Gone Bee Gees 5:47
  36. 4 Happy Ever After Bee Gees 6:6
  37. 5 Party with No Name Bee Gees 4:47
  38. 6 Ghost Train Bee Gees 6:1
  39. 7 Dimensions Bee Gees 5:24
  40. 8 The Only Love Bee Gees 5:26
  41. 9 Human Sacrifice Bee Gees 5:33
  42. 10 True Confessions Bee Gees 5:9
  43. 11 Evolution Bee Gees 5:30
  44. 1 Intro [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 1:11
  45. 2 Ordinary Lives [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 4:44
  46. 3 Giving Up the Ghost [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 3:52
  47. 4 To Love Somebody [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 3:40
  48. 5 I've Gotta Get a Message to You [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 3:57
  49. 6 One [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 5:8
  50. 7 Tokyo Nights [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 3:48
  51. 8 Words [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 5:36
  52. 9 Juliet [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 3:32
  53. 10 Lonely Days [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 3:36
  54. 11 New York Mining Disaster 1941 [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 2:16
  55. 12 Holiday [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 1:43
  56. 13 Too Much Heaven [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 2:11
  57. 14 Heartbreaker [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 1:2
  58. 15 Islands in the Stream [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 1:35
  59. 16 Run to Me [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 1:14
  60. 17 World [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 1:34
  61. 18 Spicks and Specks [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 2:50
  62. 1 How Deep Is Your Love [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 4:28
  63. 2 It's My Neighborhood [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 3:51
  64. 3 How Can You Mend a Broken Heart [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 3:29
  65. 4 House of Shame [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 4:43
  66. 5 I Started a Joke [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 2:57
  67. 6 Massachusetts [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 2:54
  68. 7 Stayin' Alive [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 4:4
  69. 8 Nights on Broadway [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 4:18
  70. 9 Jive Talkin' [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 4:15
  71. 10 You Win Again [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 3:33
  72. 11 You Should Be Dancing [Live - National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia, 1989] Bee Gees 5:28

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