Friday, June 01, 2012

Remembering Robin Gibb


Robin Gibb will be laid to rest next Friday, with a memorial planned for later in the year. Found myself listening to the Bee Gees the entire way down to Washington and back over the Memorial Day weekend -- and was reminded by the beautiful version of "Islands in the Stream" Robin recorded about 10 years ago for a best-of collection. Kenny and Dolly's version is a classic, but Robin's acoustic take will give you a whole new appreciation of the song. Have a listen and tell me what you think:

   

Interestingly, the original demo was recorded with Barry on lead vocals and a three-part harmony on the chorus and was only made public in 2006:

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