Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1

Barry Gibb - Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook, Vol. 1
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Based on 11 reviews
2021 Ratings: #371 / 528
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Most of the songs on this project sound the same. They're almost all formulaic, which takes a lot of the enjoyment out of the songs for me. I do like a couple of songs, however. If the project varied the style even just slightly, it would be better. Also, after a while, Barry Gibb's ardent singing becomes irritating, or at least boring, after 12 tracks.
A possible, lucrative project or a bad joke, either way, these greenfields should remain unexplored.
Creo con fervor en la reinvención musical, pero da más impacto el crear desde cero, considero ambos procesos igual de arduos, porque al reinventar uno carga con la responsabilidad de mejorar algo que de por sí ya es bueno. En este aspecto Greenfield tiene aciertos y fallos por igual, logra superar aquella inolvidable e inigualable época disco dotando al álbum de un carácter más balladesco, e incorpora una gran cantidad de colaboradores en sus ... read more
An album of reimagined, more organic versions of Bee Gees songs featuring artists from country, americana and bluegrass. “Butterfly” sounds great as a country song.
I feel like the duets are more of a 'singers take turns’ thing for lyrics focusing on one character, which weighs down some of the covers, but the vocal harmonies sound pleasant.

Fave Tracks: "Lonely Days"; "Butterfly"; "Jive Talkin'"
Barry Gibb commits here the worst crime in showbussiness: be overshadowed by your guests, that steal the show easily. It's hard to not talk about his voice as well, where most of the time you can notice how tired it got. Well, get old is a bitch, and it's not his fault indeed. Said it all, the album showcases how rich and timeless are the Bee Gees songs, and they are here for all the eternity, in all its glory.
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Track List

  1. I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You (feat. Keith Urban)
  2. Words of a Fool (feat. Jason Isbell)
  3. Run to Me (feat. Brandi Carlile)
  4. Too Much Heaven (feat. Alison Krauss)
  5. Lonely Days (feat. Little Big Town)
  6. Words (feat. Dolly Parton)
  7. Jive Talkin' (feat. Jay Buchanan & Miranda Lambert)
  8. How Deep Is Your Love (feat. Little Big Town & Tommy Emmanuel)
  9. How Can You Mend a Broken Heart (feat. Sheryl Crow)
  10. To Love Somebody (feat. Jay Buchanan)
  11. Rest Your Love on Me (feat. Olivia Newton-John)
  12. Butterfly (feat. David Rawlings & Gillian Welch)
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Added on: December 13, 2020