BARRY GIBB ‘Greenfields: Gibb Bros. Songbook V.1 *with all-star guestlist

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For the vocal and instrumental collaborations with surviving GIBB brother Barry that make up “Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1),”  the  Nashville producer Dave Cobb has called on luminaries from the more rural-friendly end of the roots-music spectrum.  Some are most associated with country music ( Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Little Big Town), some with Americana ( Jason Isbell, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, Brandi Carlile ), and others with global country-friendly pop ( Sheryl Crow, Olivia Newton-John ) or rock ( Jay Buchanan of the band Rival Sons).

Ten of the dozen songs they revisit were enormous, familiar Bee Gees hits—’60s ballads (“Words,” “To Love Somebody”) and their dominating ’70s R&B/disco smashes (“How Deep Is Your Love,” “Jive Talkin’”). The album title comes from the brothers’ more obscure, rural-leaning song “Butterfly,” worked up when they were in their early teens, and there’s one previously unheard number, “Words of a Fool,” written by Barry, solo, in 1986.

A lifelong bluegrass and country music fan, legendary singer, songwriter and producer Barry Gibb has long dreamed of a project that would bring him together with some of the artists he admires the most. With the help of Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb, that dream has become a reality.

Of the experience, Barry Gibb shares, “From the first day we stepped into RCA Studios in Nashville, the album took on a life of its own. I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to work with Dave and all the artists who stopped by. They were all incredibly generous with their time and talent. They inspired me more than words can express. I feel deep down that Maurice and Robin would have loved this album for different reasons. I wish we could have all been together to do it…but I think we were.”