Bee Gees

Tomorrow the World

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Don't be fooled--or put off by--by the cover photo. This album collects the early releases by the Bee Gees when they were still based in Australia, before they relocated to Great Britain in the mid-1960s and struck gold as part of the 1st "British Invasion" and their subsequent mega-success during the late 1970s "Disco Era." Back when, the boys were under the sway of folk and folk-rock of the era (Bob Dylan, New Christy Minstrels) and the folkier side of the Beatles (e.g. "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away").

Those trademark, distinctive harmonies were present throughout, though a bit rougher than later. Save for one song (an Arthur Alexander tune--the Beatles and Stones were fond of him too), TOMORROW is all originals, and are nearly all great. The haunting, melancholy "Wine And Women" has a chorus so sublime that those who appreciate the bittersweet melodies of the '60s will play it three or more times in a row. And that goes for the rest of the album too--even their Dylan-wannabe protest song "And The Children Laughing." Highly recommended to 1960s rock fanatics.

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