Friday 2/19/21 12am ET: Feature LP: Bee Gees – This Is Where I Came In (2001)

This Is Where I Came In is the twenty-second and final studio album by the English pop group the Bee Gees. It was released on April 24, 2001 by Polydor in the UK and Universal in the US, just less than two years before Maurice Gibb’s unexpected death from a cardiac arrest before surgery to repair a twisted intestine.

It is the only album of all-new material released by them on the Universal Music label (which had acquired the rights to the group’s releases on Polydor Records when they bought that label’s parent PolyGram). The album peaked at No. 6 in the UK, while the single, “This Is Where I Came In”, reached No. 18. In the US, the album peaked at No. 16. The group appeared on the A&E concert series Live by Request in April 2001 to promote the new album.

The brothers saw the album as a return to the original Bee Gees formula as well as a new beginning. The album marked the fifth decade of recording for the band. It was one of the first Bee Gees albums to be re-released on Reprise Records in 2006, when the brothers regained the rights to all of their recordings.

1. “This Is Where I Came In” 4:55
2. “She Keeps on Coming” 3:57
3. “Sacred Trust” 4:53
4. “Wedding Day” 4:44
5. “Man in the Middle” 4:21
6. “Déjà vu” 4:17
7. “Technicolor Dreams” 3:05
8. “Walking on Air” 4:05
9. “Loose Talk Costs Lives” 4:19
10. “Embrace” 4:43
11. “The Extra Mile” 4:20
12. “Voice in the Wilderness” 4:37
13. “Just in Case” 4:22
14. “Promise the Earth” 4:29

Barry Gibb – vocals, guitar, production
Robin Gibb – vocals, production
Maurice Gibb – keyboards, guitar, vocals, production

Alan Kendall – lead guitar
Matt Bonelli – bass guitar on 4, 7 & 12, additional bass on 9
George “Chocolate” Perry – bass guitar (tracks 1–3, 9, 11 & 13)
Ben Stivers – keyboards, piano on track 7, organ on track 10
Steve Rucker – drums
Peter-John Vettese – programming, backing vocals, production on tracks 6, 10 and 14
Robbie McIntosh – guitar on track 6
Neil Bonsanti – clarinet on track 7
Joe Barati – trombone
Tim Barnes – viola
Jason Carder – trumpet
Hui Fang Chen – violin
David Cole – cello
Gustavo Correa – violin
Dwayne Dixon – French horn
Orlando Forte – violin
Ken Faulk – trumpet
Chris Glansdorp – cello
Jim Hacker – piccolo trumpet
Jon Hutchinson – trombone
Eric Kerley – French horn
John Knicker – trombone
Mel Mei Luo – violin
Cheryl Naberhaus – French horn
Alfredo Olivia – violin, concert master
Chauncey Patterson – viola
Mariusz Wojtowics – violin

 

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