- 27 Jul 23
"...a must for both Bee Gees nuts and students of pop history..."
Bob Stanley’s Children Of The World offers a fascinating look at the music of pop icons the Bee Gees. Stanley must have spent months deep in their catalogue, given the care with which he describes their vast variety of songs, and traces links to other artists of their time.
The roll-call of classic hits greats spanning the ‘50s to the ‘90s is truly remarkable. But Stanley sets out to answer the question, “How did the Bee Gees enjoy such extensive success, only to be remembered for their disco falsettos of Saturday Night Fever?”
Stanley navigates the Bee Gees enormous and convoluted forest of a catalogue – at times losing the forest for the trees in his effort to capture the scope of their career – pointing out key details in their overlooked works and shining new light on well-worn classics. Overall, a must for both Bee Gees nuts and students of pop history.