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                            Bee Gees
                   Frequently Asked Questions
                        Part Two of Four
                         August 25, 1998

2-01.     What LPs, CDs or videos am I missing from my
collection?

A. This is a slightly incomplete list of items of interest (when
available, catalog numbers are included for ordering
convenience...)


STUDIO ALBUMS:
[1967] Bee Gees First (#7 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 825-220-2

[1968] Horizontal (#12 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 833-659-2

[1968] Idea (#17 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 833-660-2

[1969] Odessa (#20 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 825-451-2

[1969] Cucumber Castle
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 833 783-2

[1971] Two Years On (#32 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 833 785-2

[1971] Trafalgar (#34 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 833 786-2

[1972] To Whom It May Concern (#35 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 833 787-2

[1973] Life In A Tin Can
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 833-788-2

[1974] Mr. Natural
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 833 789-2

[1975] Main Course (#14 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 833 790-2

[1976] Children of the World (#8 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 823 658-2

[1979] Spirits (Having Flown) (#1 for 6 weeks, Billboard album
charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 827 335-2

[1981] Living Eyes
[out of print in US, available by import from Japan]
Label: POLYDOR (Japan)
Cat #: POCP-2244

[1987] E.S.P.
[out of print in US, available by import from Europe]
Label: WARNER BROTHERS
Cat #: 2-25541

[1989] One
[out of print in US, available by import from Europe]
Label: WARNER BROTHERS
Cat #: 2-25887

[1991] High Civilization
[out of print in US, available by import from Europe]
Label: WARNER BROTHERS
Cat #: 2-26530

[1993] Size Isn't Everything
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 521 055-2

[1997] Still Waters
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 537 302-2


LIVE ALBUMS:

[1977] Here At Last, Bee Gees Live (#8 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 833 791-2


GREATEST HITS COMPILATIONS:

[1969] Best of Bee Gees (#9 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 831 594-2

[1973] Best of Bee Gees, Vol. 2
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 831 960-2

[1976] Bee Gees Gold, Vol. 1
[not available on CD, only cassette]
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 823 659-4

[1980] Bee Gees Greatest (#1 Billboard album charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 800 071-2

[1990] Tales of the Brothers Gibb - A History In Song
[US version omits some songs from the "Hawks" soundtrack, which
was never released in the US.]
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 843 911-2

[1990] The Very Best of the Bee Gees
[not released in US, available as import from Europe; also said
to be widely available in Canada]
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 847 339-2


SOUNDTRACK ALBUMS:

[1970] Sing a Rude Song
[out of print]
Maurice sings in this short-lived West End musical of non-Gibb
compositions
LABEL: POLYDOR
Cat #: 2383-018

[1970] Melody
[out of print in US, available by import from Japan]
Label: POLYDOR (Japan)
Cat #: POCP-2007
(thanks to Robert Phan for this info!)

[1975] All This and World War II
[out of print in US]
The Bee Gees and other artists sang Beatles covers for this
soundtrack

[1977] Saturday Night Fever (#1 for 24 weeks Billboard album
charts)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 4228253892

[1978] Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The Bee Gees and other artists sang Beatles covers for this
soundtrack.  Unlike "All This and World War II", however, the Bee
Gees (to their later regret) actually appeared in this movie.
Finally returning to the CD racks after twenty long years, you
may find this one filed under "Peter Frampton" (at least I did at
HMV).
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 3145570762


[1983] Stayin' Alive
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 4228132692
(Thanks to Phongsak Suppattarachai for this info!)

[1986] Hawks
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 4228372642
(Thanks to Phongsak Suppattarachai for this info!)
[soundtrack not released in US, but Phongsak recently obtained
this through Polydor (Netherlands); movie is available on video]

[1992] The Bunbury Tails
[not released in US, but still available in Europe, at least
through www.cdeurope.com (thanks, Phongsak Suppattarachai!)]

Thanks to Imran for the following info...
     "This has got to be one of the best albums I've never heard
of!!  Until last year, I had no idea what the Bunbury Tails were
about nor had I ever heard of any of the tracks and then someone
got me the CD and I still can't get over how good it is!  For
anyone who doesn't know, "The Bunbury Tails" CD was released by
Polydor in 1992 and it was based on a cute cartoon series in
England which comprised of mainly bunnies playing cricket!  Much
of the humour would be better understood if you have an
understanding of the game of cricket and its many legends over
the years e.g. Viv Richards.   Features the Bee Gees, Elton John,
Level 42, Shakatak and many others!"

Featured Bee Gees Tracks:
* We're The Bunburys
* Bunbury Afternoon

Fight the Good Fight (Eric Clapton) and some other tunes were
written/cowritten by the Brothers Gibb, and feature occasional
Gibb backup vocals.  The Eric Clapton track was also issued on
the 1988 Summer Olympics Album, this time credited to "The
Bunburys" under the title "Fight (No Matter How Long)".

Title: The Bunbury Tails
Artist: Various
Label: POLYDOR (UK)
Cat #: 515 784-2


SOLO ALBUMS - BARRY:

[1985] Now Voyager
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 4228234292
(Thanks to Phongsak Suppattarachai for this info!)
[out of print in US, although Phongsak recently got it through
Polydor (Germany); video still available in US]


SOLO ALBUMS - ROBIN:

[1970] Robin's Reign
[out of print in US]
According to Marty Hogan, "Robin's Reign" is available on CD from
SPECTRUM, a German subsidiary of Polydor.  Thanks, Marty!

You can write to SPECTRUM at:
     SPECTRUM Records
     Holzdamm 57-61, D-2000
     Hamburg, Germany
Label: SPECTRUM
Cat #: 847 914-2

Robert Phan also says that KARUSSEL had the CD under the same
catalog number, released in 1991 and deleted in 1992.

Label: KARUSSEL
Cat #: 847 914-2

[1982] How Old Are You
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 4228108862
(Thanks to Phongsak Suppattarachai for this info!)
[out of print in US; available on CD in Europe (Phongsak
Suppattarachai recently reported finding this through
www.musicexpress.com)]

[1984] Secret Agent
[out of print in US]
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 821 797-2
(thanks to Robert Phan for the catalog number)

[1985] Walls Have Eyes
[not released on CD in US, out of print]
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 821 592-2
(thanks to Robert Phan for the catalog number)


SOLO ALBUMS - ANDY:
Andy's three studio albums have been digitally remastered and
reissued on CD.  About time!

[1977] Flowing Rivers
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 31453-9921-2

[1978] Shadow Dancing
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 42284-7916-2

[1980] After Dark
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 31453-9922-2

[1980] Andy Gibb's Greatest Hits
[not released on CD, out of print]

[1991] Andy Gibb [Greatest Hits Collection]
A recent CD release of hit singles and unreleased tracks,
including his final work "Man On Fire."  [Note: there is some
confusion as to the actual title of this CD.  The CD itself seems
to either have no title, or else to be self-titled "Andy Gibb."
Distributors' catalogs, on the other hand, all seem to call it
"Greatest Hits Collection," "Collection of His Greatest Hits," or
some such variation.  Yet none of these words can be found on the
CD itself.  Some on-line record outlets now refer to this album
as S/T, for "self titled"]
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 314-511585-2


WORK WITH OTHER ARTISTS:

[1980] Jimmy Ruffin - Album: "Sunrise"
[not released on CD, out of print]

[1980] Barbra Streisand - Album: "Guilty"
[now digitally remastered for CD]
Label: COLUMBIA
Cat #: CK-36750

[1982] Dionne Warwick - Album: "Heartbreaker"
[out of print in US; available in Germany as Cat #:258719
(thanks, Phongsak Suppattarachai!)]
Label: ARISTA
Cat #: ARCD-8006

[1983] Kenny Rogers - Album: "Eyes That See In The Dark"
Label: RCA
Cat #: PCD1-4697

[1985] Diana Ross - Album: "Eaten Alive"
[out of print in US]
Label: RCA
Cat #: PCD1-5422

[1986] Carola - Album: "The Runaway"
[Sweden only; has been out of print, but appears to once again
returning to CD in Europe]
Label: POLYDOR(Sweden)
Cat #: 829 298-2
(thanks to Robert Phan for the catalog number)


BEE GEES TRIBUTE ALBUMS:

[1993] Bee Gees / Songbook (The Gibb Brothers By Others)
[Not released in US, available by import from UK]]
performed by various artists
Label: CONOISSEUR COLLECTION
Cat #: VSOP CD 184

[1994] Melody Fair: Tribute to the Bee Gees performed by various
artists
Label: EGGBERT
Cat #: 80012

[1996] Soul of the Bee Gees
performed by various artists
Label: THE RIGHT STUFF
Cat #: 7243-8-35600-2-8


AUSTRALIAN YEARS 1963-1966:

     Festival records has a large library of recordings from the
Bee Gees during their Australian years of 1963-1966.  These are
the only recordings the Bee Gees themselves have no creative
control over, and Festival has used this to great advantage,
licensing the rights to these songs throughout the world.
Polydor had a brief license to distribute these in the
three-volume "Rare, Precious and Beautiful" series back in the
late 60's.
     Some Australian demos, such as "Top Hat" and "I'll Know What
To Do", are truly rare.  Other recordings, especially singles
such as "Claustrophobia" and "Spicks and Specks", seem to be on
every record rack in town.
     There are a total of sixty Bee Gees songs from the
Australian era.  The following list of albums provides a partial
sampling of the many reissues of these classics. Rather than
offer a separate track listing of each of these albums, all sixty
songs are listed below, with cross-references to the various
albums on which the songs appear.  Please feel free to add to
this list with your own findings...

Available on CD:

[A] Birth of Brilliance
Label: FESTIVAL
Cat #: D 45813/4

[B] The Magic Collection: The Bee Gees
Label: ARC
Cat #: MEC 949044

[C] To Be Or Not To Be
Label: THUNDERBOLT
Cat #: CDTB 170

Released on LP: (likely out of print)

[01] THE BEE GEES SING AND PLAY 14 BARRY GIBB SONGS (Leedon,
1965)

[02] SPICKS AND SPECKS (Spin, 1966)

[03] TURN AROUND, LOOK AT US (Calendar, 1967)

[04] RARE PRECIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL (Polydor, 1968)

[05] RARE PRECIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL, volume 2 (Polydor, 1968)

[06] RARE PRECIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL, volume 3 (Polydor, 1969)

[07] INCEPTION / NOSTALGIA (Karussel, 1970)

[08] BEE GEES (Impact, 1975)

[09] BIRTH OF BRILLIANCE (Festival, 1978)

[10] MONDAY'S RAIN (Pickwick, 1978)

[11] TAKE HOLD OF THAT STAR (Pickwick, 1978)

[12] TURN AROUND, LOOK AT ME (Pickwick, 1978)

[13] PEACE OF MIND (Pickwick, 1978)

[14] BEE GEES BONANZA (Pickwick, 1978)

The Australian Bee Gees songs:

1.  All by myself   [A-07-09]
2.  All of my life [03-05-13-14]
3.  And the children laughing [C-01-06-12]
4.  Big chance [C-02-04-10-14]
5.  Born a man [A-02-04-09-13-14]
6.  Butterfly [A-07-08-09]
7.  Cherry red [A-03-05-09-13-14]
8.  Claustrophobia [A-B-C-01-05-09-11-14]
9.  Coalman [A-07-08-09]
10. Could it be [A-B-C-01-05-09-11-14]
11. Daydream [07-08]
12. Don't say goodbye [01-05-13-14]
13. Every day I have to cry [A-B-C-03-05-09-11-14]
14. Exit, stage right [A-07-09]
15. Follow the wind [C-01-05-11-14]
16. Forever [07]
17. Glass house [C-02-04-10-14]
18. Hallelujah, I love her so [07]
19. How love was true [A-C-01-06-09-12]
20. How many birds [A-C-02-04-09-10-14]
21. I am the world [A-B-C-03-06-09-12]
22. I don't know why I bother with myself [C-02-04-10-14]
23. I don't think it's funny [A-B-C-01-06-09-12]
24. I love you because [07]
25. I want home [A-B-C-03-06-09-12]
26. I was a lover, a leader of men [A-C-01-03-05-06-09-11-13-14]
27. I'll know what to do [07]
28. In the morning (early recording) [A-B-07-08-09]
29. Jingle jangle [02-04-13-14]
30. Like nobody else [A-07-09]
31. Lonely winter [A-07-08-09]
32. Lum-de-loo [07-08]
33. Monday's rain (album version, see note below) [C-02-04-10-14]
34. Monday's rain (single version, see note below) [A-B-09]
35. Paperback writer [07-08]
36. Peace of mind [A-01-03-06-09-13]
37. Playdown [C-02-04-10-14]
38. Second hand people [A-C-02-04-09-10-14]
39. Somewhere [07]
40. Spicks and specks [A-B-C-02-04-09-10-14]
41. Storm [A-07-08-09]
42. Take hold of that star [C-01-05-11-14]
43. Terrible way to treat your baby [A] [07] [09]
44. The battle of the blue and the grey [A-B-C-03-06-09-12]
45. The end [07]
46. The three kisses of love [A-B-C-03-05-09-11-14]
47. The twelfth of never [07]
48. Theme from "The travels of Jamie McPheeters"
[A-B-C-03-05-09-11-14]
49. Ticket to ride [07-08]
50. Timber! [A-01-06-09-13]
51. Tint of blue [02-04-13-14]
52. To be or not to be [A-C-01-05-09-11-14]
53. Top hat [07]
54. Turn around, look at me [A-B-C-03-06-09-12]
55. Where are you [02-04-10-14]
56. Wine and women [A-B-C-01-03-06-09-12]
57. You won't see me [A-07-08-09]
58. You wouldn't know [B-C-01-06-12]
59. You're nobody till somebody loves you [07-08]
60. You're the reason [07-08]

     Note: The album and single versions of "Monday's Rain"
feature two entirely different vocals on the recordings. Among
the several differences, the easiest to note is that the first
chorus of the album version begins "Don't let me down...", while
the single version has "Don't go away...".  The vocal style on
the second verse is also notably different.  On the single
version, it is unmistakably sung by Barry.  The album version, by
contrast, is quite mistakable indeed... ;-)
     Sincere thanks to Joe Brennan for his web site, which
provided track listings for the old LPs.  Also, I wouldn't have
known about the two "Monday's Rain" versions if he hadn't told
me.  Once you know about it, of course, it's easy to spot.
     For more info on the Bee Gees' Australian era, be sure to
check Joe Brennan's web page, at:

http://www.cc.columbia.edu/~brennan/beegees/


THE "of COURSE I'll pay $16 for this CD to hear the one Bee Gees
track" RECORDINGS:

[1978] Grease (movie soundtrack)
Label: POLYDOR
Cat #: 825 095-2
(thanks to Robert Phan for the catalog number) Frankie Valli
sings "Grease" title track, a Barry Gibb composition.

[1978] Sesame Street Fever (children's album)
Robin Gibb sings "Sesame Street Fever" and "Trash" (not Gibb
compositions)

[1980] Times Square (movie soundtrack)
"Help Me", written and performed by Robin Gibb and Marcy Levy

[1988] 1988 Summer Olympics Album - One Moment In Time
performed by various artists
The Bee Gees perform Gibb composition "Shape of Things To Come".
Another Gibb composition, "Fight (No Matter How Long)", is listed
as by "The Bunburys" and features Eric Clapton's performance from
"The Bunbury Tails" album.
Label: ARISTA
Cat #: ARCD - 8551

[1979] Chicago - Hot Streets
     If you've bought everything else on this list, but find that
you still have money to burn, buy this one to hear falsetto Gibb
backing vocals on "Little Miss Lovin'."  Chicago, incidentally,
returned the favor with some horn work on the "Spirits (Having
Flown)" LP, if I recall correctly.  And yes, I suppose somewhere
there is a Chicago fan who bought "Spirits (Having Flown)" JUST
to hear those horns.  Go figure.

[1990] Nobody's Child - Romanian Angel Appeal
performed by various artists
Featuring "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart" from the 1989
Melbourne concert appearance
Label: WARNER BROS.
Cat #: 26280-2

[1993] Jose Y Durval - Todo Por Amor
     Something was mentioned on the mailing list previously about
a Brazilian pop duo, Chitaozinho e Xororo, recording a cover of
"Words" in Miami with guest vocals by the Bee Gees. Now Joe
Brennan has been sent some info on yet another latin cover of
"Words" with the Bee Gees by Jose y Durval, and Xororo listed as
guitarist.  Both albums are titled "Todo Por Amo".  I don't
evenPRETEND to know what's going on here, but CompuServe's
All-Music Guide (use GO command to GO ALLMUSIC) cheerfully
coughed up the catalog number for Jose y Durval, and refused to
acknowledge any info for Chitaozinho e Xororo (quite possibly due
to a spelling error, I would suspect...).  Catalog info for Jose
y Durval is as follows:

Label: PHILLIPS
Cat #: 314-510464-2

[1995] Tapestry Revisited - A Tribute to Carole King
performed by various artists (video also available)
The Bee Gees sing Carole King composition "Will You Still Love Me
Tomorrow"
Label: Lava Records
Cat #: 92604-2

[1996] Paul Anka - Amigos
     According to Grant Walters, "Barry sings backround vocals
with Paul and Anthea Anka on the song "Yo Te Amo" (Do I Love
You). It's a very light, breezy ballad, and the three voices meld
quite nicely.  Barry's vocals are mostly falsetto, sung very
gently and breathily - but there are times we get to hear that
wonderful airy regular voice of his :-)  All in all well worth
the purchase of the CD."
Label: COLUMBIA
Cat #: CK 91110

[198*] Barbra Streisand - One Voice
Barry appears live and sings "Gulity" and "What Kind of Fool"
with Barbra.
Also available on video.
Label: COLUMBIA
Cat #: CK-40788

[199*] Coca-Cola Comercials
     Our efforts to resolve the cola mystery are finally starting
to pay off.  Let's follow the trail so far.
     In the sixties, around 1968 from what I've heard, the
brothers wrote and recorded two songs for Coca-cola.  It sounds
as if Bill Shepherd is doing the orchestrations.  I've heard them
on tape, but not on any commerical (no pun intended) releases.
     One jingle is entitled "Another Cold and Windy Day".  This
tune is reminiscent of "Holiday," and features Robin seeking
solace to his miserable and unceasing agony in a bottle of
sugared phosphoric acid (otherwise known as Coca-Cola).  If
Tolstoy were to write soft drink jingles, they would sound like
this.  "...I turn my face into the sun, the time of winter has
begun..."
     The other clip is "Sitting in the Meadow", which is rather
similar to "Sir Geoffrey Saved the World".  Robin leads on this
upbeat tune, with Barry joining in on the chorus.  "Sitting in
the meadow, frolic in the grass / Wouldn't you be lazy, everybody
asks..." and so on.
     I never understood the reason these were made until I took
my son to see the "Turbo Rangers" movie a while back.  Before the
movie started, they had a little 90-second music video with some
angst-ridden nineties ensemble.  It was... a Coca-Cola jingle.
     Since I go to the movies about as often as an Amish farmer,
I don't know how many others of these were made.  But it seems
entirely possible that the Bee Gees appeared in some such promo
as this, to be played in the movie theatres.  For you restless
collectors out there, perhaps this is yet another thing to keep
an eye peeled for.  I wonder...
     But all this aside, the issue has been, where can you buy a
CD with these commericals on it?
     I had heard from others that Coca-cola had (or so they
heard) released this as a promotional CD.  However, it was
conspicuous in its absence at the official Coca-Cola boutique and
souvenir-stand near Trump Tower on 5th Avenue.
     The road next led me to HMV at Herald Square, where I found
an import CD called "Great Cola Commercials - Vol. 2" (Vox
Records, UK) that had jingles from Del Shannon, Johnny Cash and a
cast of dozens... but no Bee Gees.
     So I speculated that there MUST be a Volume One somewhere,
another Holy Grail of soda jingles yet to be found.
     Then we heard from Douwe Dijkstra, in the Netherlands.
Douwe read my earlier pleas for assistance, and provided the
following:
     "The CD that I have is called 'Coca-Cola Comercials.' This
is the official title.
     "Furthermore in the inlay it says: '65 sensational tracks'
and 'things go better with Coke.'
     "The only Bee Gees performed track is #37 being the one
starting with "Sitting in the Meadow"
     "In my view there is no "Great Cola Commercials vol 1", but
#2 is just called #2 because the above mentioned Coca Cola did
already exist.
     "You can order both CD's from "Offshore Echoes Magazine" to
be found on
http://www.guernseyweb.co.uk/cdjing.html"
     So, there you have it.  Case closed.  Thanks, Douwe!!
     Now, what's this about Dentyne commercials?  ;-)

* Guilty Pleasures: The Songs You Hate To Love"
performed by various artists
     The most disturbing cover art I've ever seen, bar none.
Aside from this, the album is noteworthy for its inclusion of
rare Gibb composition "Gilbert Green" as performed by Gerry
Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers.
LABEL: SONY MUSIC SPECIAL PRODUCTS
Cat #: AK-53923

* Roy Orbison - Rare Orbison Vol. 2
     Barry Gibb/Larry Gatlin composition "Indian Summer"
originally came out on the Gatlin Brothers "Smile" album in 1985.
It features vocals by Barry, Larry Gatlin, and Roy Orbison.  It
is also available on the "Legendary Roy Orbison" box set.
(Thanks to Jill Thompson and Imran for this info!)
Label: MONUMENT
Cat #: AK-45404
Also available on:
Label: COLUMBIA SPECIAL PRODUCTS
Cat #: 45404


SINGLES WORTH FINDING:

[1989] One / Wing and A Prayer
     This is the only US release of the song "Wing and a Prayer",
a track included on the European "One" CD.
Label: WARNER

[1993] Paying the Price of Love / Decadence
     The song "Decadence" was included on the European "Size
Isn't Everything" CD, but in the US could only be found on the
single.  It is a remix of "You Should Be Dancing", among other
things.  The US single also includes three (!) remixes of "Paying
the Price of Love".  Maybe I'm just not into remixes, but I can't
help but wonder what inspired the hyper-marketing of so many of
these, ESPECIALLY when the perfectly listenable songs "855-7019"
and "My Destiny" were languishing in storage.
Label: POLYDOR (US)

[1993] Paying the Price of Love/Paying the Price of Love (KC
Mix)/My Destiny/Paying the Price of Love (The Ocean Drive Mix)
Label: POLYDOR (UK)
Cat #: 859 471-2

[1993] How To Fall in Love, Part 1 (edit)/855-7019/Fallen Angel
(remix)
Label: POLYDOR (UK)
Cat #: 855 647-2

Much thanks to Marty for solving the above mysteries!

[1997] Alone / Closer than Close / Rings Around the Moon
     This UK single has rare b-side "Rings Around the Moon".
This song also recently became available on a US maxi-CD single
of "Alone," with "Decadence" and "Stayin' Alive [live version]"
thrown in for good measure.
Label: POLYDOR (UK)
Cat #: 573 527-2

[1997] I Could Not Love You More/Love Never Dies/Brits Medley
     This second single from the UK release of "Still Waters" has
the rare b-side "Love Never Dies."  The single faded quickly on
the charts, so if you're looking for it, better look now!
Label: POLYDOR (UK)
Cat #: 571 223-2

THE "Let's Parody the Bee Gees and MAKE MONEY FA$T" RECORDINGS:
[1981] Hee Bee Gee Bees - "The Original Hee Bee Gee Bees' 439
Golden Greats"
     According to Joe Brennan, this is the work of Phillip Pope,
Mike Stevens and Angus Deayton.  This parody album includes
tracks "Meaningless Songs" and "Posing in the Moonlight."  In the
interests of justice, let me just mention here that, years later,
the brothers Gibb were given a chance to detonate the Hee Bee Gee
Bees live at a charity telethon in the UK.  Ahh, revenge...
[out of print]
LABEL: Hee Bee Gee Bees [RCA] (UK)

* Additionally, the Bee Gees parody THEMSELVES on the Howard
Stern New Years' Eve video show.  See video info, below.


BEE GEES APPEARANCES ON VIDEO:

[1978] Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
VHS:  MCA Catalog # 55013  $29.95
LASERDISC: MCA Catalog # 17004

[198*] Barbra Streisand - One Voice
     Barry appears in concert with Barbra and sings two duets
with her: "Guilty" and "What Kind of Fool"

[1985] Barry Gibb - Now Voyager
VHS: MCA Catalog # 80187  $19.95
Movies Unlimited Cata
log # 071294 $14.99
Call Movies Unlimited at (800) 523-0823

[1990] The Bee Gees One For All Tour - Live (2 vols.)
VHS: Volume I  MPI Catalog # 1935
Volume II  MPI Catalog # 1936
LASERDISC: Volumes I & II Combined
MPI Catalog # 9802  $29.98
Call MPI Home Entertainment at (800) 323-0442

[1994] Howard Stern New Year's Rotten Eve Pay-Per-View (is this
the exact title?)
     The video of Howard Stern's Pay Per View event features the
Bee Gees singing a parody of "To Love Somebody" in a gag promo
for John Wayne Bobbitt.  I've seen this at Palmer Video, may be
available for rental elsewhere as well.  If you're unable to find
a copy, posting to the alt.fan.howard-stern newsgroup may be of
some benefit. (Warning: video contains adult content -- indeed,
aside from the appearance by the brothers Gibb, the video is
pretty much nothing else BUT adult content...)

[1995] Tapestry Revisited - A Tribute to Carole King
     The Bee Gees sang on "Tapestry Revisited," the Carole King
tribute album.  This video features songs and interviews with
several of the artists who worked on this album, including the
Bee Gees.

[1997] Keppel Road - The Life and Music of the Bee Gees
     A recent documentary on the Bee Gees, which also features
the song-in-progress "Just In Case"  Laserdisc version also
available, at least in Japan, maybe elsewhere besides...
VHS: Polygram Video
Catalog #440 054 881-3  $19.95

* The Bee Gees - Music Biography (import from Japan)
     "21 songs, clips and live performances, plus rare material
from the early days in Australia." 54 min.
VHS: Music Video Distributors Catalog # R 2310 $69.95
LASERDISC: Music Video Distributors Catalog # LR 2310
Call Music Video Distributors at (800) 888-0486

* The Return of Bruno
     An HBO production featuring Bruce Willis in a fictional
documentary along the lines of "Spinal Tap."  Cameo appearances
by Ringo Starr, Dick Clark, the Bee Gees and others.


BEE GEES SONGS IN THE MOVIES (AND ON VIDEO, MAYBE):

[1970] Melody

[1971] Bloomfield (UK), The Hero (US)
     ("The Loner" by Maurice, performed by The Bloomfields [which
Joe Brennan notes..."sounds like a pseudonym for somebody but I
don't know who"])

[1975] All This and World War II
     (Bee Gees and other artists perform Beatles songs)

[1977] Saturday Night Fever

[1978] Grease
     (title song was written by the Barry Gibb and performed by
Frankie Valli)

[1980] Times Square
     ("Help Me", written and performed by Robin Gibb and Marcy
Levy)

[1983] Stayin Alive

* A Breed Apart
     (score by Maurice, and main title "Hold her in your hand"
written by Barry and Maurice, sung by Maurice) (thanks, Joe!)

[1988] Hawks
     Featuring songs from Barry's unreleased solo album
"Moonlight Madness".  The movie is also based on a story
(unpublished?) by Barry Gibb and David English.


BEE GEES LASER DISCS AND CD-ROMS:

* Bee Gees - Interactive CD-ROM (is this even CLOSE to the
title?)
     I had heard there was a Bee Gees interactive CD-ROM in
Europe a while back, but I have no info on this at all.  If
anyone knows about it, I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

* Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
LASERDISC: MCA Catalog # 17004

* The Bee Gees One For All Tour - Live (2 vols.)
LASERDISC: Volumes I & II Combined
MPI Catalog # 9802  $29.98
Call MPI Home Entertainment at (800) 323-0442

* The Bee Gees - Music Biography (import from Japan)
     Described in the catalog as "21 songs, clips and live
performances, plus rare material from the early days in
Australia." 54 min.
LASERDISC: Music Video Distributors Catalog # LR 2310
Call Music Video Distributors at (800) 888-0486

* Keppel Road
     In Japan, the "Keppel Road" video is now available on Laser
Disc too.

     Also, Singapore, the busiest transit stop in the world, does
seem to have some nice laser discs available...

* Greatest Bee Gees Karaoke

     As Karen Liew writes, "I haven't seen it, but I think that
there's footage of the Bee Gees in it.  I make this assumption
because there's this teeny tiny itsy bitsy thanking the Bee Gees
for their co-operation and video footage...  The LD is red all
over, with a landscape photo of the brothers smack in the centre
(I think).  All I can remember is that Robin was in the centre
and he had long hair with sunglasses on... I remember seeing
Massachussetts, and the New York Mining Disaster, but not much
else.  ...I went to a couple of stores in Far East, and most of
them are priced at S$89 (around US$60).  At Supreme Records, I
found a copy selling at S$89, but at the store next door, it was
selling for S$82.  I found the Video CDversion of this, (also at
Far East Plaza) but it came in two parts, each sold separately
(S$39)."

Supreme Compact Disc
Far East Plaza
14 Scotts Road #03-14
Tel.: (65) 7325432

* One
     Another find from Karen Liew, who writes: "- The description
on the back said that it covers the brothers' comeback
album. ...The LD kind of looks like the "One" album; white with
black and white photographs.  It definitely looks less garish
than the karaoke LD... This LD is selling for S$45 (around US$30)
and can only be found (so far) in the LD store right smack next
to Supreme Records.  (I forget the name, sorry)"


INTERVIEW CLIPS AND TELEVISION APPEARANCES:

     Thanks to Antonette Daniar for providing us with the
following info...
     The AG*BG Video Exchange Club is the only ALL Video club
(with permission) in North America that offers only Bee Gees/Andy
Gibb video material.
     Here are some of the video clips available from Judy Gogarty
and the AG*BG Video Exchange Club of Edmonton, Canada:
     * VH-1 Bee Gees Weekend (1989 Promo Story)
     * Bee Gees Spotlight (Canadian video) videos '60's to '90s
     * Rock of Europe 1989
     * Fighting Back (England - 1992) interview with Maurice
about his alcohol problem
     There is no e-mail address and no web page. Snail mail
address is as follows:

     Judy Gogarty
     AG*BG Video Exchange Club
     12717  - 116th Street
     Edmonton, Alberta
     Canada.  T5E 5H1

     Letters are sent to her and she will send a membership sheet
to be filled out and signed. It is sent back to her and she sends
you the order form with the complete list of all the video clips
that she has available. There are hundreds to choice from, Poor
to Excellent quality.
     Clips are to be checked off to fit a 2 hour tape.  The cost
to Canadian customers is $19.00 (in Canadian funds), which
includes insured postage.  New US prices: $16.00 US funds for
each T120 includes regular postage.  Overseas fans can write for
details and for reduced transfer costs.
     No cheques accepted only money orders made out to JUDY
GOGARTY.
     Orders take 3 weeks from the time it is received. Keep in
mind that there may be delays. Holidays there is an additional
delay of one week. She stresses to be patient.
     The price of transfer tapes from Europe are listed on the
order form beside each tape. These tapes are sold as is and will
not be changed or edited.
     Always check off an extra 15 minutes of clips in case one is
not available.

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C.", Joey Spain, Ed Vlasov, Melody Ishiwata, "Kevin M.", Doug
"Doug in MO" Shannon, Jimmy Wade, Goran Gustafsson, Juan Perea,
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Marcel Troost, Daniel Navarro, Doug "Doug in TX" Wilson, Phongsak
Suppattarachai, "Marion from (today's climate here) Germany",
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Weidenkopf, Robert Phan, Karen Liew, Ron Ramirez, Jay Siekierski,
Alan Dail, Joan Furilla, Jan Carnell, "Amy on AOL", Udo Muellner,
Park Duk-Hyeon, Joseph Yellin, Tom Fini, Martha Irvin and many
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