Believe it or not, I have been a Bee Gees fan since I was first dazzled by their disco era records at the age of 9. I even had a poster
of them with colored markers that my Mom gave me as a present. Did I just admit that? Okay, In other words, the following review is not
simply a case of ME hating on the Brothers Gibb. Nothing could be further from the truth. I have always admired their talent and have
enjoyed music from many different phases of their career.
This was possibly the very first time I'd every listened to their concept album ODESSA, which was a mythological shipwreck. In writing
this ambitious album, the Bee Gees were attempting to broaden their stylistic horizons and possibly compose the masterpiece that eluded
them during their earlier pop days. Sadly, we learn that the REAL shipwreck is this very album! The concept isn't all that coherent to a
casual listener and their musical ambitions are a bit overreaching with this collection of songs. Sorry Barry, Robin, & Maurice...