Bee Gees fans will love Greenfields. Many causal listeners will find some of these renditions hard to listen to. Take “Words” with Barry Gibb and Dolly Parton for example. Both singers struggle as their aging voices strain to hit the higher notes.

All the songs have been slowed down and “country-fied.” Barry Gibb admits he’s loved country music all his life and apparently that affected the production strategy for this album.

Barry Gibb has plenty of help on these songs. He’s going to need even more help if there’s a Volume Two in the works. Are you a Bee Gees fan? GRADE: C


I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You [feat. Keith Urban3:14
2Words Of A Fool [feat. Jason Isbell]3:48
3Run To Me [feat. Brandi Carlile]3:22
4Too Much Heaven [feat. Alison Krauss]3:39
5Lonely Days [feat. Little Big Town]3:44
6Words [feat. Dolly Parton]3:11
7Jive Talkin’ [feat. Jay Buchanan & Miranda Lambert]3:57
8How Deep Is Your Love [feat. Little Big Town & Tommy Emmanuel]4:26
9How Can You Mend A Broken Heart [feat. Sheryl Crow]3:26
10To Love Somebody [feat. Jay Buchanan]3:35
11Rest Your Love On Me [feat. Olivia Newton-John]4:01
12Butterfly [feat. Gillian Welch & David Rawlings]


  1. Steve Oerkfitz

    Can’t say I’m a big fan of theirs but I do like some of their early stuff before disco. Songs like Holiday, I Started a Joke, Lonely Days and To Love Somebody. This cd looks awful. I’ll pass.

  2. Deb

    I like all manifestations of The Bee Gees: their 1960s British Invasion stuff, where they always seemed more pensive and melancholy than their brethren (“I Started A Joke,” “Massachusetts”); their early 1970s transitional phase (“Holiday,” “Lonely Days”); and their pre-Disco (“Fanny,” “Jive Talking”) and Disco (“You Should Be Dancing,” “Stayin’ Alive”) heydays. However, a “countrified” arrangement of Bee Gees’ songs doesn’t do much for me. Pass.

    1. george Post author

      Deb, hearing these Bee Gees songs with “countrified” arrangements was not a Fun Experience. I shipped GREENFIELDS off to my sister in Florida who is a huge Bee Gees fan. She loved it!

  3. Jerry House

    Not a big Bee Gees fan. Their singing always seemed tortured to me. I’d me intersted if, instead of a country version of their songs, it was a mime version.

  4. Jeff Meyerson

    I stand pretty much with Deb’s comment. I like the Bee Gees, we have the two CD Greatest Hits collection, we’ve recently watched two different concert films of them and the new (everyone dead but Barry, who is totally gray) HBO (?) special. But this sounds bad, even though I do like several of the performers. Pass.

  5. maggie mason

    I enjoy their music, and I like country music, but not sure I’d like this.

    I also enjoy Jimmy Fallon’s take on SNL with the Barry Gibb talk show, with Justin Timberlake as Robin. Barry showed up one time, and it was a shock as I hadn’t expected him to age as he did

  6. Todd Mason

    I disliked “I Started a Joke” intensely as a child, found it intolerably inane and self-pitying even at age 6 or so, and never found any of their other recordings sufficient improvement. So this one on CD would mostly serve as a substitute coaster for me.


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