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It is a shame that this isn't a proper album for The Bee Gees, but a soundtrack of various artists instead. About half of the songs on this collection were written and/or sung by The Bee Gees. It sold more than any of The Bee Gees' proper albums, and so there is a level of credit and money which the group misses out on because of the release's circumstances. It's a shame. If you remove the Brothers Gibb from this soundtrack, it would be a nice time capsule, but it wouldn't be the source of adoration or inspiration which it is.

It starts off with four Bee Gees tracks, wanders through other artists such as Kool & the Gang, KC & the Sunshine Band, Yvonne Elliman, and The Trammps. There are some instrumentals such as "A Fifth of Beethoven" and "Night on Disco Mountain" that combine classical with disco. This album really is a historical snapshot of a time and place; one good enough to inspire much of the general public in the late 70's to revive the already declining disco movement.

Songs I Knew I Liked: “Stayin' Alive”, “How Deep Is Your Love”, “Night Fever”, “More Than a Woman” (both versions), “If I Can't Have You”, “Manhattan Skyline”, “Night on Disco Mountain”, “Open Sesame”, “Jive Talkin'”, “You Should Be Dancing”, “K-Jee”, and “Disco Inferno”

Songs I Now Like: Nothing new

Songs I Don't Want to Ever Hear Again: None
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