Saturday Night Fever - Original Soundtrack

Date: 1978
Label:
RSO
Click here for full track listing

Where to Buy

Buy original CD version (released 1996)
Buy London Theatre Orchestra version (released 2002)
Buy Cornell Dupree version (released 2003)

Buy the Tribute to Saturday Night Fever by the Starlight Orchestra (2006)
Buy paper sleeve Japanese import (released 2005)

Reviews
Nicholas James


This is the most famous Bee Gees album of all, and is not really a Bee Gees album at all. The soundtrack to Saturday Night Fever includes other artists, such as KC and the Sunshine Band and Kool & the Gang. But it is the Bee Gees songs that it is rightly famous for.

The first four tracks are the most well-known. 'Stayin' Alive' is the defining Bee Gees song, with a relentless thumping back beat and enigmatic lyrics suggesting life on the tough streets of New York, but it never made Number One in the UK charts. Don't listen to what the Gibb brothers say, 'Night Fever' is a pure disco dance track, and still feels fresh today. 'How Deep Is Your Love' is arguably the most beautiful ballad the Bee Gees ever created. 'More Than A Woman' appears in two versions, a falsetto Bee Gees recording (which lacks the depth of production of the first three tracks) and a more laid-back version by Tavares, which became a hit single. 'If I Can't Have You' was also written by the Bee Gees, but recorded on this album by Yvonne Elliman, a version that is inferior to the Bee Gees powerful recording which did not feature on this album (but is featured on Their Greatest Hits: The Record and Tales From the Brothers Gibb. The Bee Gees also threw in their 1976 disco classic from Children of the World, 'You Should Be Dancing', and their first ever funky track 'Jive Talkin', from the Main Course album two years earlier.

The remainder of the album is not as strong, however 'Disco Inferno' by Trammps is something of a dance floor classic.

This album became the best selling album of all time for many years, and is still the best-selling soundtrack album. The Bee Gees tracks have stood the test of time. This album, and its accompanying film, changed the way people dressed, danced and even the way they lived their lives. The Bee Gees would never reach these dizzy heights again.

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Where to Buy
Buy original CD version (released 1996)
Buy London Theatre Orchestra version (released 2002)
Buy Cornell Dupree version (released 2003)

Buy the Tribute to Saturday Night Fever by the Starlight Orchestra (2006)
Buy paper sleeve Japanese import (released 2005)


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