Bee Gees - Odessa Album -

Альбом: Odessa

Odessa is a studio album by the Bee Gees, released in 1969. It is their sixth album, the group's fourth album released internationally, and their first released as a double LP. Odessa is noted in Robert Dimery's book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die. Odessa would be the final album for the band's original incarnation. Guitarist Vince Melouney would pursue other interests, and Robin Gibb would leave the band over personal and artistic differences with brother Barry Gibb. Barry and Maurice would continue to record with drummer Colin Petersen as the Bee Gees, but disintegrated when Petersen was fired. After the recording of side one of the album, guitarist Vince Melouney left the group amicably, wanting to pursue a more bluesy direction. Prior to release there were disagreements over which song was to be released as a single (the Robin led "Lamplight" lost out to "First of May" a Barry solo vocal). This led to Robin Gibb leaving the group in late 1968,[2] though he would rejoin the group in 1970. Odessa was initially released on Atco Records in a red flocked cover with gold lettering. Due to the high cost of production, as well as allergic reactions among workers during assembly, this design was discontinued.[1] It was later reissued in 1976 as an edited single-disc album with a plain red cover on RSO Records. Rhino Records had previously planned on an August 2008 release of the album containing three discs, which would contain mono and stereo versions along with selected rarities.[3] The release of the re-issue had been delayed until January 13, 2009. This edition restored the red flocking originally found on the LP. [edit] Track listing All compositions by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb. [edit] Original LP Side one 1. "Odessa (City on the Black Sea)" – 7:33 2. "You'll Never See My Face Again" – 4:17 3. "Black Diamond" – 3:29 Side two 1. "Marley Purt Drive" – 4:26 2. "Edison" – 3:06 3. "Melody Fair" – 3:50 4. "Suddenly" – 2:30 5. "Whisper Whisper" – 3:25 Side three 1. "Lamplight" – 4:47 2. "Sound of Love" – 3:29 3. "Give Your Best" – 3:28 4. "Seven Seas Symphony" – 4:10 5. "With All Nations (International Anthem)" – 1:47 Side four 1. "I Laugh in Your Face" – 4:10 2. "Never Say Never Again" – 3:29 3. "First of May" – 2:50 4. "The British Opera" – 3:16 The 1976 single LP reissue deleted tracks 3, 5, 7, 8, 9, 12, and 17. Some early CD and cassette editions also omitted the track "With All Nations (International Anthem)". [edit] Deluxe edition On January 13th, 2009, Reprise Records released a 3-CD set of Odessa, complete with remastered stereo and mono version of all 17 tracks, plus a bonus third disc with demos, alternate version, and three unreleased tracks. To date, Odessa was the last non-compilation album to be released, and the status of the re-release program is unknown. Disc 1: stereo/Disc 2: mono 1. Odessa (City On The Black Sea) 2. You’ll Never See My Face Again 3. Black Diamond 4. Marley Purt Drive 5. Edison 6. Melody Fair 7. Suddenly 8. Whisper Whisper 9. Lamplight 10. Sound Of Love 11. Give Your Best 12. Seven Seas Symphony 13. With All Nations (International Anthem) 14. I Laugh In Your Face 15. Never Say Never Again 16. First Of May 17. The British Opera Disc 3: “Sketches for Odessa” [all tracks previously unissued] 1. Odessa” (Demo) 2. You’ll Never See My Face Again”(Alternate Mix) 3. Black Diamond (Demo) 4. Marley Purt Drive (Alternate Mix) 5. Barbara Came To Stay 6. Edison (Alternate Mix) 7. Melody Fair (Demo) 8. Melody Fair (Alternate Mix) 9. Suddenly (Alternate Mix) 10. Whisper Whisper – Part Two (Alternate Version) 11. Lamplight (Demo) 12. Lamplight (Alternate Version) 13. Sound Of Love (Alternate Mix) 14. Give Your Best (Alternate Mix) 15. Seven Seas Symphony (Demo) 16. With All Nations (International Anthem) (Vocal Version) 17. I Laugh In Your Face (Alternate Mix) 18. Never Say Never Again (Alternate Mix) 19. First Of May (Demo) 20. First Of May (Alternate Mix) 21. Nobody’s Someone 22. Pity 23. Odessa Promotional Spot User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.