Columbia Records Signs Barry Gibb For Solo Album
June 28, 2016 at 12:06 PM (PT)
Legendary GRAMMY-winning singer/songwriter/producer BARRY GIBB has signed with COLUMBIA RECORDS and will release his first album with the label, "In The Now," in the fall of 2016. The surviving member of THE BEE GEES, (with his late brothers ROBIN and MAURICE), has kept "In The Now" a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons STEPHEN and ASHLEY.
Produced by BARRY with JOHN MERCHANT, the album is only the second solo effort of GIBB’s career and his first album of all-new material since the BEE GEES' final studio album in 2001. The new, 12-track album was recorded in MIAMI with the same gathering of accomplished musicians GIBB assembled for his acclaimed 2014 solo tour.
Commented BARRY on the signing: “This is a dream come true for me. It’s a new chapter in my life. I always hoped one day that the BEE GEES would be with COLUMBIA, or indeed, SONY so, it’s a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people. I will never forget my brothers, they will always be a part of everything I do. Our dream came true”
BARRY returned to live performing in 2013-'14 with the MYTHOLOGY TOUR, celebrating the BEE GEES anthology release of the same name as a tribute to his three brothers. The acclaimed tour included shows in AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, U.K., IRELAND and the U.S.