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Detailed official information about Robin Gibb's final album coming out in September (the Japanese release in October)

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 "50 St. Catherine's Drive" coming out in September
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As Rolling Stone (online version dated July 30, 2014) , with a sneak "preview" of "I Am The World (New Version)," revealed in their "exclusive for 24 hours," Robin Gibb's much-awaited final recordings are coming out in September in the U.S.A., U.K. and Europe and in October in Japan. Here is the official press release with the track listing, etc. for the album "50 St. Catherine's Drive."

 

 

UNRELEASED ROBIN GIBB ALBUM AND FINAL RECORDINGS CONFIRMED FOR RELEASE SEPTEMBER 2014

 

’50 ST. CATHERINE’S DRIVE’

 

·         Includes:

o   ‘Sydney’ the last song written and sung by Robin Gibb.

o   ‘I Am The World’ - a new version of the 1966 Bee Gees classic.

o   All tracks written or co-written by Robin Gibb.

o   Song-writing contributions from son RJ Gibb.

o   Personal track by track notes by Dwina Gibb.

 

·         Released: 29 September 2014.

 

On 29 September 2014, Reprise/Warner/Rhino will release ’50 St. Catherine’s Drive’, the last solo album by the legendary songwriter, performer and founding Bee Gee, Robin Gibb who died in May 2012. The album has been compiled by his wife Dwina Gibb and son RJ Gibb, and includes most of the tracks originally recorded for the album, plus the last tracks written and recorded by Robin Gibb.

 

Named ’50 St. Catherine’s Drive’ – the address of the house where Robin was born in Douglas on the Isle of Man – the album is a reflective, sometimes autobiographical collection of songs mainly recorded between 2006 and 2008 but never released. With the addition of some of the final recordings by Robin Gibb, the album is a unique insight into the genius song-writing talent of this much loved and greatly missed globally renowned artist.

 

The final track on the album, ‘Sydney’ is also the very last track recorded by Robin. As a demo recording, it is not as produced as the other tracks on the album, and the inclusion of the track is explained by Robin’s wife, Dwina Gibb:

 

“Robin composed this late at night, in August 2011, at our home, The Prebendal. He used the bedroom keyboards and then Garageband on an I-Pad. He wished to finish this song in a studio with Barry, for a new album he hoped they would record together, but his health prevented this. He missed his twin brother Maurice who had passed away; but when he closed his eyes, the three young brothers were back in Sydney, Australia, happy together with their dreams and hopes for the future. Their future creations of course affected the world. This fragment of song is poignant, wistful, beautiful and unfinished. It belongs on this album as one of his last works. He cried when he wrote it, and I wept when I heard it.”

 

’50 St. Catherine’s Drive’ also includes three tracks, co-written with his son RJ Gibb. The album was produced by Peter-John Vettese.

                                                        

Full Tracklisting:

               1)      Days Of Wine & Roses

               2)      Instant Love

               3)      Alan Freeman Days

               4)     Wherever You Go

               5)      I Am The World (New Version)

               6)      Mother Of Love

               7)      Anniversary

               8)      Sorry

               9)      Cherish

              10)   Don’t Cry Alone

              11)   Avalanche

              12)   One way Love

              13)   Broken Wings

              14)   Sanctuary

              15)   Solid

              16)   All We Have Is Now

              17)   Sydney

 

Furthermore, Warner Music Japan confirmed the Japanese release today.  The album will come out on October 22, 2014 in Japan with the exclusive bonus track: "All That I Cherish (demo)."  It is a very beautiful song, about 3' 55" long.

We have been working in close collaboration with Robin's team and Warner Music as we all had one wish: We have all wanted these final works of Robin Gibb to come out in the best manner possible.  So in the weeks leading up to the album release, we are hoping to do a lot of special features about the legacy of Robin Gibb with rare or exclusive photos, etc. from our archive.

"There's not a thing I wouldn't do" (from "Solid," Robin Gibb)

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