Monday, June 19, 2017

Bee Gees - 1975-xx-xx - Soundstage, WTTW, Chicago, IL (DVDfull pro-shot)

(DVDfull pro-shot)

Artist: Bee Gees
Title: Soundstage
Venue: WTTW, Chicago, IL
Date: Summer 1975 (exact date unknown)

Video Format: NTSC 224 MPEG-2, 704 x 480, 4:3, 29.97 fps, 9.56 Mbps, upper field first
Audio Format: 128 AC3 2/0, 48 kHz, 256 kbps
Quality (F/G/VG/EX): EX
db etree URL: http://db.etree.org/lookup_show.php?shows_key=197272
Artwork: Yes 

01. Intro: Barry, Robin & Maurice
02. I Gotta Get A Message To You
03. Edge Of The Universe
04. NY Mining Disaster 1941
05. Run To Me
06. World
07. I Can't See Nobody
08. How Can You Mend A Broken Heart
09. Q & A with the audience
10. Lollipop
11. Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen
12. Bye Bye Love
13. Nights On Broadway
14. To Love Somebody (Duet with Yvonne Elliman)
15. Steady as You Go (Yvonne Elliman Band)
16. Road To Alaska
17. Lonely Days
18. Jive Talkin' 

Duration: 59 min.

In 1975, in the midst of their second major period of stardom but before Saturday Night Fever would drive them to their greatest popularity the Bee Gees appeared on the Chicago based series Soundstage, performing a large selection of the repertory from the late 1960's thru the mid 1970's, up through "Jive Talkin'". The result is sort of the video equivalent of Here At Last, their mid 1970's live double album. The anonymous bootleggers who have put this out used a video master that was a generation or two off from what it ideally would be, resulting in a slightly fuzzy image at times, but the sound is impeccable. It's all essential viewing for serious fans of the group, capturing them in superb voice throughout and also doing more than alright on their instruments as well. Yvonne Elliman is the featured guest, but she never really has a chance to shine amid the three Gibb brothers voices.

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