Odessa: Bee Gees Early Career Masterpiece

The Bee Gees 1968 concept album “Odessa” was both an artistic triumph and their Waterloo. Recorded at New York’s Atlantic Recording Studios, Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb’s Odessa has been compared in stature to The Beatles’ Sgt. Peppers Lonely Heart’s Club Band. Odessa gets off to a rocky start with the title track, “Odessa (City on the Black Sea).” … Read moreOdessa: Bee Gees Early Career Masterpiece

The Story Albums of the Sixties – Part One

The development of concept recordings and story-telling through songs in the 1960s, starting with the album ‘S.F. Sorrow’ by The Pretty Things. During the 1960s, rock groups took a step into the realm of storytelling. When certain composers saw the direction that pop/rock recording was taking (especially in light of the new predominance of the … Read moreThe Story Albums of the Sixties – Part One