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E.S.P. is the Bee Gees' fifteenth original album, released in 1987. While it failed to break the Top 50 in the U.S., it sold well in Europe, reaching #5 in the UK, #2 in Norway and Austria, and #1 Germany and Switzerland. It sold 3 million copies worldwide.

The album's first single, "You Win Again," reached #1 in the UK, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, and Norway.

Track listing[]

  1. " E.S.P.." – 5:35
  2. "You Win Again" – 4:01
  3. "Live or Die" (Hold Me Like a Child) – 4:42
  4. "Giving up the Ghost" – 4:26
  5. "The Longest Night" – 5:47
  6. "This is Your Life" – 4:53
  7. "Angela" – 4:56
  8. "Overnight" – 4:21
  9. "Crazy for Your Love" - 4;43
  10. "Backtafunk" – 4:23
  11. "E.S.P." (Vocal Reprise) – 0:30

All compositions by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb.

Personnel[]

Bee Gees

  • Barry Gibb – acoustic guitar, arranger, drums, electric guitar, programming, vocals, producer, drum programming
  • Robin Gibb – arranger, vocals, keyboards, producer
  • Maurice Gibb – synthesizer, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, arranger, electric guitar, keyboards, programming, vocals, drum programming

Additional Personnel

  • Claude "Swifty" Achille – engineer
  • Martyn Atkins – art direction, design
  • Reb Beach – electric guitar
  • Glenn Frey - electric guitar on Giving Up The Ghost and E.S.P. (uncredited)
  • Timothy B. Schmit - bass guitar on Giving Up The Ghost (uncredited)
  • Mike Porcaro - bass on You Win Again (uncredited)
  • Tony Beard – drums
  • Andy Earl – photography
  • Sammy Figueroa – percussion
  • Ellen Fitton – engineer
  • Bob Gay – saxophone
  • Scott Glasel – programming, assistant engineer
  • Reggie Griffin – arranger, electric guitar, programming, rhythm track
  • Jeri Heiden – artwork
  • David A. Jones – 12-string bass
  • Robbie Kondor – keyboards, 12-string bass
  • Rhett Lawrence – synthesizer, keyboards, programming, drum programming
  • Will Lee – bass guitar
  • Arif Mardin – arranger, electric guitar, producer, horn arrangements, string arrangements, synthesizer bass guitar
  • Joe Mardin – programming, drum programming
  • George Marino – engineer
  • Marcus Miller – bass guitar
  • Nick Moroch – electric guitar
  • Michael O'Reilly – engineer
  • Gene Orloff – concertmaster
  • Greg Phillinganes – synthesizer, keyboards, electric piano, programming
  • Ken Steiger – engineer
  • Brian Tench – producer, engineer, drum programming, mixing, percussion programming

Guest musicians (uncredited)

  • Glenn Frey - electric guitar ("E.S.P." and "Giving Up The Ghost")
  • Timothy B. Schmit - bass guitar ("Giving Up The Ghost")
  • Mike Porcaro - bass guitar ("You Win Again")

Chart performance[]

Chart Peak position
Germany 1
Switzerland 1
Norway 2
Austria 2
United Kingdom 5
Netherlands 6
Italy 13
Sweden 25
Australia 25
Japan 26
Spain 32
Finland 39
New Zealand 44
Canada 85
United States 96
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