Bee Gees ‘Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits’ To Be Released Worldwide April 21
On April 21, Capitol/UMe will release a new career-spanning collection of top hits by one of music’s most legendary and acclaimed groups, the Bee Gees. The Bee Gees’ Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits features 21 tracks personally selected by Bee Gees co-founder Barry Gibb and sequenced in chronological order. The CD and digital collection spans decades of Bee Gees smash hits, from their first Australian chart-topper, 1966’s “Spicks and Specks” to “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Night Fever,” and “Stayin’ Alive” from Saturday Night Fever to 1987’s UK Number One single “You Win Again.”
“There is a spirituality about this album and these songs always meant the most to us,” says Barry Gibb in his written introduction for the Timeless: The All-Time Greatest Hits package. “Although there are many other songs, these songs, I feel, are the songs that Maurice, Robin, and I would be most proud of.”
Also on April 21, Capitol/UMe will reissue the remastered Saturday Night Fever soundtrack worldwide on 2LP vinyl in a gatefold jacket with faithfully replicated original artwork. 2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark film and its legendary, Bee Gees-led soundtrack, which won the GRAMMY Award® for Album of the Year and was inducted into the GRAMMY Hall Of Fame® in 2004. Paramount will celebrate Saturday Night Fever with a brand new Director’s Cut restored in 4K from the original negative, arriving on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD for the first time ever on May 2.
On Sunday, April 16, CBS will air a new two-hour primetime special, “Stayin’ Alive: A GRAMMY® Salute To The Music Of The Bee Gees,” at 8pm ET/PT. Presented by The Recording Academy®, AEG Ehrlich Ventures, and CBS, the all-star special features performances of Bee Gees hits by Barry Gibb, Kelsea Ballerini, Andra Day, Jason Derulo, Celine Dion, DNCE, Nick Jonas, Tori Kelly, John Legend, Demi Lovato, Little Big Town, Pentatonix, Thomas Rhett, Tavares, Keith Urban, and Stevie Wonder. The memorable tribute special also features appearances by Cynthia Erivo, John Travolta, and Wilmer Valderrama.
The Bee Gees – brothers Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb – have earned their stature as one of the world’s most popular and bestselling groups of all time. Having recorded 22 studio albums and for numerous soundtracks, including the monumentally successful Saturday Night Fever, the Bee Gees infused popular culture with dozens of worldwide hit singles that featured their singular and highly influential three-part harmonies. They achieved nine Number Ones and 23 Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including “How Deep Is Your Love,” “Night Fever,” and “Stayin’ Alive” from Saturday Night Fever, and hit charts around the world with many other classics, including “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” “I Started A Joke,” “Lonely Days,” “Words,” and “You Win Again.”
Among the honors bestowed upon the Bee Gees are five GRAMMY Awards®, as well as The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Legend Award; five American Music Awards; a Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music; and a Legend Award from the World Music Awards. They have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, BMI Icons, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, and the Dance Music Hall of Fame. All three brothers were appointed Commanders in the Order of the British Empire in 2001.