Track List: The Bee Gees - 1979 TV Special

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The Bee Gees - 1979 TV Special on DVD-R
# Track Title Artist Composer Time
1979 TV Special      1:13:08 
Total Time: 1:13:08 

Album Notes
After the release of the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack, The Bee Gees were unable to tour due to their unfortunate commitment to the Sgt. Pepper movie. Then from March to November 1978, they spent much of their time in the studio recording Spirits Having Flown, the follow-up album to Saturday Night Fever. Prior to the kickoff of the tour, The Bee Gees' popularity grew even further following Saturday Night Fever, when they were the headline act on the Music For UNICEF concert in January. Then they won four Grammy awards in February for Fever and by June, they pulled off a feat only matched by The Beatles with six consecutive number one singles, when Love You Inside Out topped the charts in June, setting the stage for the hottest summer tour since The Beatles in 1964.

Considering the group's popularity was at an all-time high, stringent security precautions were taken, though The Bee Gees themselves setup base in only five cities. They would fly to the next venue and return to their home base immediately following the show. They leased a custom 55-seat Boeing 707 jet at a cost of over one million dollars with a specially designed logo on the exterior of the plane. The Bee Gees were accompanied on the tour by a film crew capturing highlights of the show, for use in an NBC-TV special which aired in November, hosted by David Frost. NBC aired The Bee Gees special on November 15, which featured the group in the recording studio, interviews and many performances from the tour.

The Bee Gees were joined on stage with their usual band featuring Alan Kendall on guitar, Blue Weaver on keyboards and Dennis Byron on drums, as well as Bonnaroo Horns, a 6-piece brass section and The Sweet Inspirations, which provided backing vocals.

Songs performed include:

Lollipop (the mid-50s promo)

Tragedy (live)

Tragedy (rehearsal in studio)

Stayin' Alive (live)

Spicks And Specks (from the mid-60s Australian TV show)

New York Mining Disaster 1941 (live)

How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (live)

How Deep Is Your Love (official video)

Massachusetts (BBC TV show/live)

Wind Of Change (live)

I Started A Joke (live)

Medley: Bye, Bye Love / Party Doll / I Can't Stop Loving You / To Love Somebody (rehearsal in studio, with Glen Campbell and Willie Nelson)

To Love Somebody (live)

Tragedy (rehearsal in studio)

Nights On Broadway (live)

Words (live)

Jive Talkin' (live)

You Should Be Dancing (live)

I've Gotta Get A Message To You (live)