All This Making Love - Bee Gees - Main Course
Label: RSO - 2394 150 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: France • Genre: Rock, Pop • Style: Pop Rock
It may sound silly to call the 12th album by a group with an All This Making Love - Bee Gees - Main Course string of gold records behind them a "breakthrough," but that's what Main Course was.
The group's first disco album -- and, for many white listeners, the first disco album they ever purchased -- Main Course marked a huge change in the Bee Gees ' sound. The group's earlier LPs, steeped in a dense romantic balladry, were beautifully crafted but too serious for any but hardcore fans. Main Course had a few ballads, such as "Songbird" and "Country Lanes," but the writing was simpler, and the rest of it was made up of catchy dance tunes heavily influenced by the Philadelphia-based soul music of the periodin which the beat Lochnagar - Samuel Lewis And The Scottish Strings - Strings OEr The Water the texture of the voices and instruments took precedence over the words.
It also repelled fans of the group's earlier style, which was a bit ironic. The disco numbers on Main Course displayed the same care and craftsmanship that had characterized, say, "First of May" or "Odessa. All This Making Love - Bee Gees - Main Course the spirit of fun was no accident -- producer Arif Mardinseeking to rescue the group's stagnating career, had gotten the Bee Gees to turn their talents in a musical direction that they'd always loved but never embraced.
Not only didn't they seem ridiculous, but they took to it as easily as they'd absorbed the Beatles ' harmony-based rock sounds in the late '60s. It was a liberating experience for the entire group -- Blue Weavernewly added to the The XX - VCR with an array of electronic keyboards and ideas that ended up shaping lots of the songs here; Alan Kendallplaying in a funky guitar style; and drummer Dennis Byronplaying more complicated patterns than he'd been asked to in years, were also delighted with the new direction, and they constituted the instrumental core of the band for the next six years.
Years later, Main Course holds up as well as anything the group ever did, and with killer album cuts like "Wind of Change" featuring a superb Joe Farrell tenor sax solo and "Edge of the Universe" all over it, demands as much attention as any hits compilation by the group.
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