|Studio album by|
|Released||February 1970 (UK) |
October 1970 (US)
|Recorded||6 May — November 1969|
|Studio||IBC Studios, London|
|Genre||Psychedelic pop, art rock, progressive rock, soft rock|
|Label|| Polydor (UK) |
|Tin Tin chronology|
|Singles from Tin Tin|
"Tin Tin" is the first studio album by the Australian group Tin Tin, produced by Maurice Gibb.
Gibb not only produced Tin Tin, but also played on several songs on this album. Steve Kipner recalls that they had fun trying to play everything themselves without a designated drummer. "Only Ladies Play Croquet" features Groves on guitar, both Groves and Kipner on drums and Gibb on harpsichord, bass, drums and mellotron. "He Wants to Be a Star" features Groves on guitar, with Gibb on bass and piano. On all tracks, Kipner and Groves handle lead vocals.Two unreleased tracks, "Bad Night" and "Listen", were written by Kipner and Groves and recorded on 6 May. On 6 October, they recorded the 1956 Chuck Berry song "Roll Over Beethoven", which was not released.
During sessions for the album, Gibb and Kipner recorded "Have You Heard The Word," which was released as a single under the name The Fut. For many years it was rumoured to be a lost Beatles recording, until Gibb and Kipner divulged the story.
"Toast and Marmalade for Tea" reached No. 20 in the United States. "Swans on the Canal" was later released as a B-side of their 1971 single "Is That the Way". In the UK released the song "Loves Her That Way" was included, but in the US version it was replaced by the single "Come On Over Again".
Maurice Ernest Gibb was a British musician, singer and songwriter who achieved fame as a member of the pop group Bee Gees. Although his elder brother Barry Gibb and fraternal twin brother Robin Gibb were the group's main lead singers, most of their albums included at least one or two songs featuring Maurice's lead vocals, including "Lay It on Me", "Country Woman" and "On Time". The Bee Gees were one of the most successful pop-rock groups of all time.
Cucumber Castle is the seventh studio album by the Bee Gees, released in April 1970. It was produced by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, and Robert Stigwood. It consists of songs from their television special of the same name, which was named after a song on their 1967 album Bee Gees' 1st. Cucumber Castle is the only Bee Gees album not to feature any recorded contributions from Robin Gibb, as he had left the group before the album was recorded.
Stephen Alan Kipner is an American-born Australian songwriter and record producer, with hits spanning a 40-year period, including chart-topping songs such as Olivia Newton-John's "Physical", Natasha Bedingfield's "These Words", and Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle", for which he won an Ivor Novello Award for International Hit of the Year. Other hits he wrote include Chicago's "Hard Habit to Break", 98 Degrees' "The Hardest Thing", Dream's "He Loves U Not", Kelly Rowland's "Stole", The Script's "Breakeven" and "The Man Who Can't Be Moved", American Idol Kris Allen's top 5 debut "Live Like We're Dying", Cheryl Cole's "Fight for This Love", Camila Cabello's "Crying in the Club" and James Arthur's "Say You Won't Let Go".
Best of Bee Gees is a 1969 compilation album by the English-Australian rock band Bee Gees. It was their first international greatest hits album. It featured their singles from 1966-1969 with the exception of the band's 1968 single "Jumbo".
Tin Tin was a pop rock band, which first formed in Australia as The Kinetics in 1966. They relocated to the United Kingdom in 1969 and were renamed as Tin Tin, which comprised Steve Kipner, Steve Groves, John Vallins and Geoff Bridgford (drums). In 1970 they issued a single, "Toast and Marmalade for Tea", which was a No. 10 hit on the Go-Set National Singles Chart in June the following year. It reached No. 20 in the United States on the Billboard Hot 100. Their next single, "Is That the Way?" (1971), peaked at No. 59 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Mr. Natural is the Bee Gees' twelfth album, released in May 1974. It was the first Bee Gees release to be produced by Arif Mardin, who was partially responsible for launching the group's later major success with the follow-up album Main Course. The album's music incorporates more rhythm and blues, soul and funk and hard rock than their previous albums. The cover photograph was taken at 334 West 4th Street, Greenwich Village, New York City by Frank Moscati.
To Whom It May Concern is the tenth album by the Bee Gees. Released in October 1972, it is the follow-up to, and continues the melancholic and personal sound of its predecessor, Trafalgar. The album was recognised as "a farewell to the old Bee Gees" as the album marked the end of an era for the group in several ways: it was their last album to be recorded solely at IBC Studios, in London, their last with conductor and arranger Bill Shepherd, who had guided them since 1967, and their last under their first contract with Robert Stigwood. Some of the songs were old ones finished or rewritten for the occasion.
Spicks and Specks is the second studio album by the Bee Gees. It was released in November 1966, on Spin. Primarily written by Barry Gibb, the album features the first Robin Gibb composition "I Don't Know Why I Bother With Myself" and a Maurice Gibb composition "Where Are You".
"Toast and Marmalade for Tea" is a song by the Australian rock group Tin Tin, and was written by Steve Groves and produced by Maurice Gibb. It was a Top 20 U.S. hit in 1971.
"I Can't See Nobody" is a song by the Bee Gees, released first as the B-side of "New York Mining Disaster 1941". With "New York Mining Disaster 1941", this song was issued as a double A in Germany and Japan., and included on the group's third LP, Bee Gees' 1st. "I Can't See Nobody" charted for one week at number 128 on the Billboard Bubbling Under the Hot 100 in July 1967.
"All of My Life" is a song by the English-Australian rock group Bee Gees, written and sung by Barry Gibb, which was used as the B-side of "Monday's Rain". This song was recorded during the sessions for their second album Spicks and Specks and appeared on the early pressings of the album, entitled Monday's Rain as the first song on side two. When the album's name was changed to Spicks and Specks, the song was omitted.
The Loner is an album recorded in late 1969 by Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees. An album master was compiled on 14 November 1970, but to date The Loner remains unreleased. Bootleg releases with the same title collect additional recordings unrelated to this album.
"Black Diamond" is a song by the Bee Gees released on the album Odessa in 1969. The song was written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb and featured lead vocals by Robin Gibb. It was included on the compilation Marley Purt Drive released in 1970.
"Sinking Ships" is a song by the Bee Gees, released as the B-side of "Words" in January 1968. It was written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb and produced by Robert Stigwood and the Bee Gees. The song was unusual for the group in that it featured solo vocal lines from all three Gibb brothers. It was reissued in Germany in 1987. Both tracks were released as a double A in Germany, Netherlands, Japan and France.
"Lamplight" is a song by the Bee Gees, released as the B-side of "First of May", but featured as the single's A-side in Germany. It also featured on their double album Odessa in March 1969. The song was written and composed by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb and featured lead vocals by Robin Gibb. No other singles were released from the album, and the fact that the group's manager Robert Stigwood chose "First of May", which only featured Barry Gibb's voice for the A-side, that caused Robin to quit the group.
"New York Mining Disaster 1941" was released on Spin Records by the Bee Gees in 1967. It was their second EP and, like their first EP, was released only in Australia. All of the songs on this EP were originally released on their third LP Bee Gees' 1st.
"Evening Star" is a song written by Barry and Maurice Gibb, and recorded by American country music artist Kenny Rogers. It was released in June 1984 as the third single from the album Eyes That See in the Dark. The song reached No. 11 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart.
The Fut were a short-lived rock group formed in London in 1969, consisting of Maurice Gibb, Steve Groves, Steve Kipner and Billy Lawrie. Their only single was "Have You Heard the Word", released in the UK on Beacon Records. This was the first time since the formation of the Bee Gees that Gibb, who was still in the group, had performed with another group without them. Groves and Kipner were members of the group Tin Tin.
"Have You Heard the Word" is a song attributed to The Fut. Written by Steve Kipner and Steve Groves, it is the band's only single. Most of the vocals were sung by Maurice Gibb, in the style of John Lennon. The B-side "Futting" was an instrumental. It was released as a single on 7 March 1970 but did not chart.
John Vallins is an Australian Gold and Platinum award winning songwriter/musician best known for his 1970s song "Too Much, Too Little, Too Late".