50 St. Catherine’s Drive isn’t merely a downer, but it is a bummer as well. But extreme sorrow is a great pop music subject and the album has the powers of its conviction. The last song finds Robin back in “Sydney”, “I’m back in Sydney, my brothers are with me, do it or die”.
Alan Freeman Days – Robin Gibb – Fluff!!! The great BBC DJ, who died back in 2006, remembered from way back when, from his radio Luxembourg days, and Robin, who listened to him before the Bee Gees hit, is touched by the past. really, the entire album is about the past, and here Robin even samples Freeman. Man, there is something so depressing about this – A-
One more chance to hear that wonderful falsetto on a terrific and beautiful pop album. On “Don’t Cry Alone” he sounds operatic and glorious and if the tempo is a little too slow too often, he wrote it right after Maurice died and everything will get to you. Hold on for the Bee Gees cover – ALBUM OF THE WEEK – A-