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Best of Bee Gees is a compilation album of the early hits of the Bee Gees' international career, released in 1969. It contained all their US and UK top twenty hits up to that point plus two popular tracks from Bee Gees 1st in I Can't See Nobody and Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You. The original release also contained the last single of the group's Australian career, Spicks and Specks but for copyright reasons this was omitted from the CD release in the late 1980s and the next chronological single Tomorrow Tomorrow was included instead.

Words had not appeared on an album up to this point and, outside the USA, neither had I've Gotta Get a Message to You.

The album effectively marked the end of a chapter as Robin Gibb would leave the group shortly afterwards (although he would rejoin in 1970).

Track listing (original release)[]

All songs written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb except where stated

  1. Holiday (Barry & Robin Gibb)
  2. I've Gotta Get a Message to You
  3. I Can't See Nobody (Barry & Robin Gibb)
  4. Words
  5. I Started A Joke
  6. Spicks and Specks (Barry Gibb)
  7. First of May
  8. World
  9. Massachusetts
  10. To Love Somebody (Barry & Robin Gibb)
  11. Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You
  12. New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Barry & Robin Gibb)

Track listing (CD release)[]

All songs written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb except where stated

  1. Holiday (Barry & Robin Gibb)
  2. I've Gotta Get a Message to You
  3. I Can't See Nobody (Barry & Robin Gibb)
  4. Words
  5. I Started A Joke
  6. Tomorrow Tomorrow (Barry & Maurice Gibb)
  7. First of May
  8. World
  9. Massachusetts
  10. To Love Somebody (Barry & Robin Gibb)
  11. Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You
  12. New York Mining Disaster 1941 (Barry & Robin Gibb)

Personnel (see links to songs for variations)[]

Barry Gibb - vocals, rhythm guitar

Robin Gibb - vocals (except on Tomorrow Tomorrow)

Maurice Gibb - bass, keyboards, guitar, harmony vocals

Vince Melouney - lead guitar (except on First of May and Tomorrow Tomorrow)

Colin Petersen - drums

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