Bee Gees

Live! One for All, Vols. 1-3

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This 102-minute live show -- subtitled "The Very Best of the Bee Gees" -- dates from 1990 and the tour accompanying the release of the group's One for All album. That record's songs are well-represented, but the trio actually performs 27 songs in the course of a 102-minute performance (videotaped at the National Tennis Center in Melbourne, Australia), ranging across their entire history, from 1966 to 1989. Indeed, fans of the group's complete history may well find this DVD the perfect companion to Live by Request, as it encompasses some of the group's early/mid-'80s output, including "One," "Tokyo Nights," "You Win Again," "Ordinary Lives," and "It's My Neighborhood," which the more recent concert generally by-passed, in favor of both older and newer songs -- the classics are here as well, including "Holiday," "Words," "Lonely Days," "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart," and "Spicks and Specks," although a fair amount of time is also given over to Bee Gees songs associated with other artists, including "Heartbreaker" and "Islands in the Stream." This is also a blast from the past in another respect, being the slightly "older look" Bee Gees with Robin Gibb still sporting thick shoulder-length hair. The video quality is excellent, and the audio is a very sharp and clean stereo. The concert opens automatically on start-up, and the menu, fairly straightforward and easy to manipulate, must be accessed manually.