New Albums Celebrate Music Greats

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VIDEOS: There was a time when the Bee Gees owned the music universe.  There was also a time, shortly after, when their little brother was the king.

Andy Gibb had a similar voice to his older brothers (especially Barry) and sizzled on the music scene for a short time.  If it were not for a drug addiction that led to his death, it is hard to say how long his career would have went.

The Very Best Of Andy Gibb honors the monumental worldwide success, achieved within just a few years, of one of the most celebrated recording artists and stage performers of his time. The collection’s 15 tracks include Gibb’s three Number One chart toppers, “I Just Want To Be Your Everything,” “Shadow Dancing,” and “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water.” Four more Billboard Hot 100 Top 10 hits are showcased: “An Everlasting Love,” “(Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away,” “I Can’t Help It” featuring Olivia Newton-John, and “Desire,” Gibb’s collaboration with his brothers Barry, Maurice, and Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees.

The collection’s tracks are drawn from Andy Gibb’s three hit studio albums, all produced by Barry Gibb with Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson: 1977’s platinum-certified Flowing Rivers, 1978’s platinum-certified Shadow Dancing, and 1980’s gold-certified After Dark.

ANDY GIBBThe Very Best Of Andy Gibb

  1. Shadow Dancing
  2. I Just Want To Be Your Everything
  3. An Everlasting Love
  4. Flowing Rivers
  5. (Our Love) Don’t Throw It All Away
  6. (Love Is) Thicker Than Water
  7. After Dark
  8. Man On Fire
  9. I Can’t Help It (featuring Olivia Newton-John)
  10. Desire (featuring the Bee Gees)
  11. Time Is Time
  12. Me (Without You)
  13. Wherever You Are
  14. One More Look At The Night
  15. Will You Love Me Tomorrow (Album Version) (featuring P.P. Arnold)

Lenny Kravitz is still with us, but his music success was limited, but also profound, for a very short period of time.

On May 18, 2018 Virgin/UMe lets love rule with the release of Lenny Kravitz’s massively successful Greatest Hits for the very first time on vinyl in the United States. Kravitz’s three-times-platinum 15-track Greatest Hits, originally released in 2000, will finally be made available to all retail outlets in a 2LP 180-gram black vinyl configuration. Additionally, a limited-edition exclusive 180-gram version available from uDiscover will feature custom clear mixed with smoky silver and white swirls on LP1, and custom clear mixed with blue and white smoky swirls on LP2.

Greatest Hits was a major triumph for Kravitz and a worldwide Top 10 chart performer, reaching  No. 2 in the U.S. and No. 1 in AustriaItaly, and other countries. This compilation showcases the many strengths inherent in the grooves of Kravitz’s first five albums — 1989’s Let Love Rule, 1991’s Mama Said, 1993’s Are You Gonna Go My Way, 1995’s Circus, and 1998’s 5 — by assembling 15 of the best tracks from the first stage of his celebrated career.

This Greatest Hits collection, which has sold over 10 million copies worldwide, features early Kravitz classics and also sports “Again,” which reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart. The album also boasts Kravitz’s incendiary cover of The Guess Who’s all-time rock classic “American Woman,” which initially had been featured in the hit 1999 film, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, and was eventually added to a CD re-release of 5. Its power impressed Randy Bachman, co-founder of the Guess Who, its lead guitarist and chief songwriter. “As a songwriter,” Bachman said, “that’s the biggest tribute you can have.”

The core tracks on Greatest Hits all serve to illuminate Kravitz’s own considerable talents as a multifaceted singer, songwriter, producer and guitar player. From the funk ‘n’ soul-driven emotionality of “It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over” to the abject ferocity of “Are You Gonna Go My Way,” from the elegiac buildup of “Let Love Rule” to the universal yearning of “Fly Away,” Kravitz delivers in every style imaginable.

Many of the songs on Greatest Hits will be featured during Kravitz’s current Raise Vibration Tour 2018, which kicks off April 13 in Mexico and then runs throughout Europe to the end of July.

Side A

  1. Are You Gonna Go My Way
  2. Fly Away
  3. Rock And Roll Is Dead
  4. Again

Side B

  1. It Ain’t Over Til It’s Over
  2. Can’t Get You Off My Mind
  3. Mr. Cab Driver
  4. American Woman

Side C

  1. Stand By My Woman
  2. Always On The Run
  3. Heaven Help
  4. I Belong To You

Side D

  1. Believe
  2. Let Love Rule
  3. Black Velveteen


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