RELEASE
November 03, 2009
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Album Review

Functioning as something of a replacement for the 2001 collection Their Greatest Hits: The Record, The Ultimate Bee Gees covers much of the same ground as that double-disc set, albeit in not quite so linear a fashion. The Record marched through its 40 tracks chronologically, opening with the stately baroque Beatlesque pop of the '60s and then winding through the '70s, whereas this opens with the bright, fabulous blast of "You Should Be Dancing" and remains in their late-'70s heyday for a while before fast-forwarding to such latter-day adult contemporary hits as "One." We don't get to "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" and "I Started a Joke" until halfway through the second disc, and this jumbled, almost haphazard sequencing is a little disconcerting since it appears to follow no true rhyme or reason. Nevertheless, scattershot is still plenty entertaining when the music is as good as this, and this does have all the Bee Gees' big hits, plus live versions of songs they gave to others, so it's a good, swift way to get all this stuff at once -- at least for those who don't already have The Record or some other Bee Gees hits collection.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. You Should Be Dancinghttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672046&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  2. Stayin' Alivehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672048&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  3. Jive Talkin'http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672049&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  4. Nights On Broadwayhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672086&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  5. Tragedyhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672087&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  6. Night Feverhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672088&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  7. More Than a Womanhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672089&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  8. Fanny (Be Tender With My Love)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672090&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  9. Spirits Having Flownhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672118&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  10. If I Can't Have Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672194&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  11. Boogie Childhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672195&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  12. Love You Inside Outhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672215&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  13. You Win Againhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672224&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  14. Onehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672229&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  15. Secret Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672259&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  16. Alonehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672276&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  17. Still Waters (Run Deep)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672293&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  18. This Is Where I Came Inhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672294&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  19. Spicks and Specks (Live)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672336&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  20. How Deep Is Your Lovehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672342&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  21. To Love Somebodyhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672344&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  22. Wordshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672347&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  23. How Can You Mend a Broken Hearthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672390&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  24. Too Much Heavenhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672392&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  25. Emotionhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672399&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  26. Lonely Dayshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672405&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  27. Run to Mehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672409&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  28. Love So Righthttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672412&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  29. For Whom the Bell Tollshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672415&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  30. I've Gotta Get a Message to Youhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672447&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  31. New York Mining Disaster 1941http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672448&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  32. Massachusettshttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672450&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  33. I Started a Jokehttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672455&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  34. Worldhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672458&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  35. First of Mayhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672518&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  36. Holidayhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672569&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  37. Don't Forget to Rememberhttp://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672647&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  38. Islands In the Stream (Live At MGM Grand Las Vegas)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672655&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  39. Heartbreaker (Live At MGM Grand Las Vegas)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672659&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
  40. Guilty (Live At MGM Grand Las Vegas)http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?uo=5&i=336672665&id=336671732&at=11l9vR
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