Sunday, 9 March 2014

Vinyl Feature: Bee Gees - Spirits Having Flown

From the kings of vibrato/falsetto this was the BeeGees 15th album and came after their smash hit with the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack collaboration. The first three songs on the album went on to become hit singles in most of the Western World, while the album also sold more than 16 million copies.

Spirits Having Flown was officially released on the 5th of February 1979 under the RSO record label.

Spirits Having Flown was voted Best Pop/Rock Album for 1979 at the 1980 American Music Awards.

The front cover features what looks like a spray painting accident in the lower part that obscures part of the brothers Gibb, and it extends a little onto the back cover as well. I am sure the art directors at Ed Caraeff Studio thought it was a good idea at the time...

The cover is in a gatefold style and opens up to reveal a very arty photograph of the BeeGees as well as the album credits on the right.

Track listing

Side one

Too Much Heaven
Love You Inside Out
Reaching Out
Spirits (Having Flown)

Side two
Search, Find
Stop (Think Again)
Living Together
I'm Satisfied

The vinyl on this album is near mint and was very well mastered to start off with so it sounds crazy good! Another 5kr bargain from Larssons second hand store in Landskrona.

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