Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol. 1

Barry Gibb

Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol. 1

Third solo release from the Bee Gees man is a covers album of their songs from the likes of Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell and Gillian Welch, produced by Dave Cobb (Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell, John Prine)

ADM rating[?]

7.1

Label
Universal Music
UK Release date
08/01/2021
US Release date
08/01/2021
  1. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    With subtle, beautiful arrangements, this foray into country-pop with covers by the likes of Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell and Gillian Welch is testament to the Bee Gees’ greatness
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  2. 8.0 |   Uncut

    It's a very fine thing when a writer and craftsman of Gibb's standing embraces his own legacy and finds such persuasive ways of embellishing it. Print edition only

  3. 8.0 |   The FT

    Bee Gees hits are given the Nashville treatment with a starry cast of guests
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  4. 8.0 |   American Songwriter

    Greenfields is an admirable effort, and hearing these songs again, even in an altered context, serves their memory well. Any gift from the Gibbs, past or present, is still well worth cherishing
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  5. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    The songs all stand up in these new outfits, as you’d expect of true classics
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  6. 7.0 |   musicOMH

    Greenfields is a fine reminder of just how legendary a songwriter Gibb is, and while there’s no big surprises contained within, a Volume 2 would be a very welcome thing
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  7. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    Honourable mention must go to Americana duo Gillian Welch and David Rawlings for the lovely harmony-heavy Butterfly and Jason Isbell for his country-soul pleading in Words of a Fool
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  8. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Gibb is joined at the mic by a galaxy of country stars, as Grammy-winning producer Dave Cobb soaks the starched whites of their classic chord changes in bittersweet sepia tones
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  9. 6.0 |   All Music

    This is a relaxed, generous affair, an album where the featured star and his guests defer not just to each other but to the songs they are singing
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