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Five classic Bee Gees albums getting reissued on vinyl in May


Capitol/UMeRemastered versions of five popular Bee Gees albums will be released on black and limited-edition colored vinyl on May 8. The titles are 1969’s Best of Bee Gees compilation, 1975’s Main Course, 1976’s Children of the World, the 1977 double-disc live set Here at Last…Bee Gees…Live, and 1979’s Spirits Having Flown.

Best of Bee Gees was the band’s first hits collection, and featured such early classics as “I Gotta Get a Message to You,” “Words,” “To Love Somebody,” “Massachusetts,” and “I Started a Joke.” The album peaked at #9 on the Billboard 200 and has sold more than 500,000 copies in the U.S.

Main Course found the group moving in a funkier musical direction. The album featured two top-10 singles — the chart-topping “Jive Talkin'” and the #7 hit “Nights on Broadway.”

The platinum-selling Children of the World saw the band becoming disco sensations. The album, which reached #14 on the Billboard 200, included the #1 smash “You Should Be Dancing” and the #3 hit “Love So Right.”

Here at Last…Bee Gees…Live, The Bee Gees’ first live album, was recorded in December 1976 at The Forum near Los Angeles. The two-disc set was packed with hits spanning the group’s entire career. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200, and has been certified platinum for sales of more than one million units.

Spirits Have Flown became the group’s first studio album to top the Billboard 200. The platinum-selling record boasted three #1 hits — “Too Much Heaven,” “Tragedy,” and “Love You Inside Out.”

You can pre-order the LPs at

The colors are the limited-edition versions of the LP reissues, and are as follows:

Best of Bee Gees: berry
Main Course: whitewater
Children of the World: sunshine yellow
Here at Last…Bee Gees…Live: tangerine
Spirits Having Flown: blood red

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