Robin Gibb's Rarities Unearthed for New Retrospective

Robin Gibb's Rarities Unearthed for New Retrospective
Since Robin Gibb's death in 2012, the Bee Gees singer has already been remembered with a posthumous album. Next, he will have a prolific part of his musical career celebrated with the three-disc collection Saved by the Bell - The Collected Works of Robin Gibb: 1969-70. This will be out on June 2 via Warner.

All 63 tracks here were made in the 12-month period when Gibb was 19. This includes an expanded version of the 1970 solo album Robin's Reign, the lost album Sing Slowly Sisters, and a collection of oddments called Robin's Rarities.

The comp was produced by Andrew Sandoval and it's apparently been in the works for a decade. Gibb had planned to finish Sing Slowly Sisters during his lifetime, but he turned his focus to new material and died before ever completing the lost album. This is the closest approximation of the intended running order, and it was put together with help from fans who purchased cassettes and acetates in auctions over the years.

The Robin's Rarities disc includes demos, alternate takes, BBC sessions, outtakes and a couple of orchestral compositions. The liner notes were written by St. Etienne's Bob Stanley.

See the compilation's tracklist below.

Saved by the Bell - The Collected Works of Robin Gibb: 1969-70:

CD 1 - Robin's Reign... Plus:

1. August October
2. Gone Gone Gone
3. The Worst Girl in This Town
4. Give Me A Smile
5. Down Came the Sun
6. Mother and Jack
7. Saved by the Bell
8. Weekend
9. Farmer Ferdinand Hudson
10. Lord Bless All
11. Most of My Life
12. One Million Years *
13. Hudson's Fallen Wind *
14. Saved by the Bell (Mono)
15. Mother and Jack (Mono)
16. One Million Years (Mono)
17. Weekend (Mono)
18. August October (Mono)
19. Give Me a Smile (Mono)
20. Lord Bless All (Alternate Take) *

CD 2 - Sing Slowly Sisters - Sessions:

1. Sing Slowly Sisters *
2. Life *
3. C'est la Vie, Au Revoir *
4. Everything Is How You See Me *
5. I've Been Hurt *
6. Sky West and Crooked *
7. Irons On The Fire *
8. Cold Be My Days *
9. Avalanche *
10. Engines Aeroplanes *
11. The Flag I Flew *
12. Return to Austria *
13. It's Only Make Believe *
14. All's Well That Ends Well *
15. A Very Special Day *
16. Great Caesar's Ghost *
17. Anywhere I Hang My Hat *
18. Loud and Clear *
19. Return to Austria (Demo) *
20. Why Not Cry Together (Demo) *

CD 3 - Robin's Rarities:

1. Alexandria Good Time *
2. Janice *
3. Love Just Goes *
4. August October "Agosto Ottobre" (Italian) *
5. One Million Years "Un Milone De Ani" (Italian) *
6. Saved by the Bell (BBC) *
7. Robin Talks with Brian Matthew (BBC) *
8. August October (BBC) *
9. Weekend (BBC) *
10. Give Me a Smile (BBC) *
11. Robin Talks with David Wigg (BBC) *
12. The Band Will Meet Mr. Justice (Demo) *
13. The People's Public Poke SONG (Demo) *
14. Indian Gin and Whiskey Dry (Demo) *
15. The Girl to Share Each Day (Demo) *
16. Come Some Halloween or Christmas Day (Demo) *
17. Heaven in My Hands (Demo) *
18. Most of My Life (Demo) *
19. Goodbye Good World (Demo) *
20. Down Came the Sun (Demo) *
21. Don't Go Away (Demo) *
22. Moon Anthem - Robin Gibb Orchestra & Chorus *
23. Ghost of Christmas Past - Robin Gibb Orchestra & Chorus *

* previously unreleased