This Is Where I Came In

This Is Where I Came In is the twenty-second and final studio album by the English pop group the Bee Gees. It was released on 24 April 2001 by Polydor in the UK and Universal in the US,[1] just less than two years before Maurice Gibb's unexpected death from a cardiac arrest before surgery to repair a twisted intestine.[2]

This Is Where I Came In
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Studio album by
Released24 April 2001
Recorded1998–2001
StudioMiddle Ear Studio in Miami Beach (except "Deja Vu", "Embrace", and "Promise the Earth" at Area 21 in London)
GenreRock, pop, pop rock, dance-pop, Europop
Length52:24
LabelPolydor (UK)
Universal (US)
ProducerBee Gees, Peter-John Vettese
Bee Gees chronology
One Night Only
(1998)
This Is Where I Came In
(2001)
Their Greatest Hits: The Record
(2001)
Singles from This Is Where I Came In
  1. "This Is Where I Came In"
    Released: 2001

It is the only album of all-new material released by them on the Universal Music label (which had acquired the rights to the group's releases on Polydor Records when they bought that label's parent PolyGram). The album peaked at No. 6 in the UK, while the single, "This Is Where I Came In", reached No. 18. In the US, the album peaked at No. 16. The group appeared on the A&E concert series Live by Request in April 2001 to promote the new album.

The brothers saw the album as a return to the original Bee Gees formula as well as a new beginning.[3] The album marked the fifth decade of recording for the band.[3] It was one of the first Bee Gees albums to be re-released on Reprise Records in 2006, when the brothers regained the rights to all of their recordings.

BackgroundEdit

The album features main vocals from all three of the brothers, and employs a variety of musical styles.[3] "This Is Where I Came In" recalls the rock theme more commonly found on 1960s Bee Gees songs.[3] "She Keeps on Coming" and "Voice in the Wilderness" have strong rock themes, while "Sacred Trust", "Just in Case" and "Wedding Day" continue the Bee Gees' trend for love songs. Two of Robin's songs, "Embrace" and "Promise The Earth" are Europop dance songs, while Barry's "Technicolor Dreams" is an exception to the rule, as it is an homage to the typical 1930s Tin Pan Alley melody. Maurice Gibb provides lead vocals for two songs, "Man in the Middle" and "Walking on Air".[3] In the United Kingdom, two bonus tracks were published, "Just in Case" and "Promise the Earth" as well as other countries issued the album with 14 tracks.[1]

RecordingEdit

One song in the album, "Sacred Trust" was recorded in early 1998 in Miami Beach.[4] Around 1999, the Bee Gees recorded "I Will Be There" but only as a demo as they sent it to Tina Turner and she recorded it for her album Twenty Four Seven that same year. Maurice Gibb was busy producing songs for the band Luna Park. Also in 1999, three new Barry Gibb compositions "Technicolor Dreams", "Loose Talk Costs Lives" and "Voice in the Wilderness" were recorded as well as four new Maurice Gibb compositions, but only "Walking on Air" and "Man in the Middle" were released. Also in 1999, the new Robin Gibb composition, "Embrace" was recorded. In October that year, the group recorded "Wedding Day".[5] The next year 2000, the group recorded five more songs including the title track, "This Is Where I Came In".[6]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [7]
Entertainment WeeklyC[8]
Jam!unfavorable[9]
Rolling Stone     [10]
Muzykalnaya Gazetafavorable[11]

Track listingEdit

All songs written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb, except where noted. The phonographic Copyright of the whole album belongs to Polydor Ltd.

No.TitleWriter(s)Lead vocal(s)Length
1."This Is Where I Came In" Robin and Barry4:55
2."She Keeps on Coming" Robin3:57
3."Sacred Trust" Barry4:53
4."Wedding Day" Barry and Robin4:44
5."Man in the Middle"Maurice Gibb, Barry GibbMaurice4:21
6."Déjà vu" Robin4:17
7."Technicolor Dreams"Barry GibbBarry3:05
8."Walking on Air"Maurice GibbMaurice4:05
9."Loose Talk Costs Lives"Barry GibbBarry4:19
10."Embrace"Robin GibbRobin4:43
11."The Extra Mile" Barry and Robin4:20
12."Voice in the Wilderness"Barry Gibb, Ben Stivers, Alan Kendall, Steve Rucker, Matt BonelliBarry4:37
UK/Japan/Australia bonus tracks
No.TitleLead vocal(s)Length
13."Just in Case"Barry and Robin4:22
14."Promise the Earth"Robin4:29

PersonnelEdit

Bee Gees

Additional personnel

  • Alan Kendall – lead guitar
  • Matt Bonelli – bass guitar on 4, 7 & 12, additional bass on 9
  • George "Chocolate" Perry – bass guitar (tracks 1–3, 9, 11 & 13)
  • Ben Stivers – keyboards, piano on track 7, organ on track 10
  • Steve Rucker – drums
  • Peter-John Vetteseprogramming, backing vocals, production on tracks 6, 10 and 14
  • Robbie McIntosh – guitar on track 6
  • Neil Bonsanti – clarinet on track 7
  • Joe Barati – trombone
  • Tim Barnes – viola
  • Jason Carder – trumpet
  • Hui Fang Chen – violin
  • David Cole – cello
  • Gustavo Correa – violin
  • Dwayne Dixon – French horn
  • Orlando Forte – violin
  • Ken Faulk – trumpet
  • Chris Glansdorp – cello
  • Jim Hacker – piccolo trumpet
  • Jon Hutchinson – trombone
  • Eric Kerley – French horn
  • John Knicker – trombone
  • Mel Mei Luo – violin
  • Cheryl Naberhaus – French horn
  • Alfredo Olivia – violin, concert master
  • Chauncey Patterson – viola
  • Mariusz Wojtowics – violin

ChartsEdit

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[29] Gold 35,000^
Canada (Music Canada)[30] Gold 50,000^
Germany (BVMI)[31] Gold 150,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[32] Platinum 15,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[33] Gold 50,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[34] Gold 20,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[35] Gold 100,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

ReferencesEdit

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