1979's Spirits Having Flown on vinyl LP!
Remastered from the original analog tapes at Capitol Studios by Kevin Bartley and Ian Sefchick
On May 8, Capitol/Universal Music Enterprises is set to release five remastered LPs from the storied catalog of the Bee Gees, one of music's most legendary and acclaimed groups.
Spirits Having Flown, the 15th Bee Gees album, was released in January 1979, and was the group's first album following the massive success of 1977's multi-platinum Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The first three tracks released from Spirits Having Flown — "Tragedy," "Too Much Heaven," and "Love You Inside Out" — all shot to No. 1 in the U.S., giving the Bee Gees an unbroken run of six U.S. chart-toppers in a one-year period. In addition, the Bee Gees donated the copyright of "Too Much Heaven" to Music For UNICEF, a charity they founded along with their longtime Manager Robert Stigwood and Sir David Frost.
Spirits was a No. 1 album for the Bee Gees in the U.K. and topped the charts around the world. The album was recorded at the group's favored Criteria Studios in Miami, where Chicago was simultaneously recording their own hit album, October 1978's Hot Streets. The two groups wound up collaborating on Chicago's "Little Miss Loving," while Chicago's lauded horn section guested on select Spirits Having Flown tracks.
The Bee Gees — brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb, one of the most successful songwriting teams of all time — have long earned their stature as one of the world's most popular and bestselling groups ever. Having recorded 22 studio albums and for numerous soundtracks, including November 1977's monumentally successful Saturday Night Fever, the Bee Gees infused popular culture with dozens of worldwide hit singles that featured their singular and highly influential three-part harmonies. They achieved nine Number Ones and 23 Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, including "How Deep Is Your Love," "Night Fever," and "Stayin' Alive" from Saturday Night Fever, in addition to hitting charts around the world with many other classics, including "How Can You Mend A Broken Heart," "I Started A Joke," "Lonely Days," "Words," and "You Win Again."