The album epitomized the disco phenomenon on both sides of the Atlantic and was an international sensation. According to the DVD commentary for Saturday Night Feverthe producers intended to use the song " Lowdown " by Boz Scaggs in the rehearsal scene between Tony and Stephanie in the dance studio, and choreographed their dance moves to the song. However, representatives for Scaggs's label, Columbia Recordsrefused to grant legal clearance for it, as they wanted to pursue another disco movie project, which never materialized.
Composer David Shirewho scored the film, had to, in turn, write a song to match the dance steps demonstrated in the scene and eliminate the need for future legal hassles. However, this track does not appear on the movie's soundtrack. The Bee Gees's involvement in the film did not begin until post-production.
I was dancing to Stevie Wonder and Boz Scaggs. Producer Robert Stigwood commissioned the Bee Gees to create the songs for the film. We were recording our new album in the north of France. And we'd written about and recorded about four or five songs for the new album when Stigwood rang from LA and said, 'We're putting together this little film, low budget, called Tribal Rites of a Saturday Night. Would you have any songs on hand? We didn't know what it was about. Barry Gibb remembered the reaction when Stigwood and music supervisor Bill Oakes arrived and listened to the demos:.
They flipped out and said these will be great. We still had no concept of the movie, except some kind of rough script that they'd brought with them He asked if we could write it more discoey. There were so many songs called 'Saturday Night' even one by the Bay City Rollersso when we rewrote it for the movie, we called it 'Stayin' Alive'. Recording " Stayin' Alive " was not simple. Drummer Dennis Bryon was unable to attend the recording of "Stayin' Alive", having had to fly back to the UK to deal with a family member's health issue.
The original issue of the album included the original studio version of "Jive Talkin ' "; later LP pressings included a version culled from Here at Last Bee Gees All CD releases have included the original "Jive Talkin ' ".
In addition to the Bee Gees songs, additional incidental music was composed and adapted by David Shire. Three of Shire's cues — "Manhattan Skyline", "Night on Disco Mountain" based on the classical piece " Night on Bald Mountain " and "Salsation" — are included on the soundtrack album as well.
Inthe soundtrack was re-released on CD through Polydor Records. Inthe album was re-released on Reprise Records as part of the Bee Gees' regaining control of their master tapes. To commemorate the movie's 40th anniversary, Capitol Records released a newly remastered version on April 21,with the original artwork and gatefold packaging.
Along with the success of the movie, the soundtrack, composed and performed primarily by the Bee Geesis the second best-selling soundtrack album of all time. Saturday Night Fever had a large cultural impact in the United States. They had no idea at the time they would be making a soundtrack and said that they basically lost an album in the process. Other previously released songs from the disco era round out the music in the movie. The soundtrack won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Inthe album was ranked No.
In the TV network VH1 named it the 57th greatest album of all time, and it was ranked 80th in a survey held by British television's Channel 4 to determine the greatest albums of all time. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
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Spirits Having Flown was their crowning commercial triumph, topping 30 million in sales and yielding three more number one singles. By the end of the '70s, however, the disco era was waning from a combination of the bad economy, political chaos domestically and internationally leading to the election of Ronald Reaganand a general burnout of the participants from too many drugs and profligate sex which would precipitate an epidemic of sexually transmitted diseases and herald the outbreak of AIDS in the United States.
There had already been an ad hoc reaction against the group's dominance of the airwaves, with mass burnings of Bee Gees posters and albums organized by DJs.
The group itself helped contribute to the end of the party with their participation at Stigwood's insistence in the film Sgt. The movie was a commercial and critical disaster, and an embarrassment to all concerned. In America, the Bee Gees were virtually invisible for most of the '80s. By and the E. Following his death, Robin and Barry decided to cease performing as the Bee Gees.
The latter company began the long-awaited upgraded CD reissue of the Bee Gees' post library, including the first-ever release of outtakes and rehearsal versions of songs. Robin was diagnosed with and underwent treatment for cancer in He died in London in May due to complications from cancer and intestinal surgery; he was 62 years old.
Given the previous deaths of Andy who had several number one hits and who died of an inflammatory heart virus in and Maurice Gibb, Robin was the third Gibb brother and second member of the Bee Gees to pass away. Every track on Timeless has been personally selected and sequenced by Barry Gibb. Having recorded 22 studio albums and numerous Album) - Album) the monumentally-successful and best-selling soundtrack of all time, Saturday Night Fever Album) than 40 million copies sold - The Bee Gees infused popular culture with dozens of worldwide hit singles that featured their singular and highly-influential three-part harmonies.
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