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Hear Robin Gibb’s Solo Take on Bee Gees’ ‘I Am the World’ – Premiere

The wife of the Bee Gees singer will be releasing an album of his final recordings, ’50 St. Catherine’s Drive’

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Between 2006 and 2008, a few years before cancer took his life in May 2012, Robin Gibb returned to the studio to record what would have been a largely autobiographical final LP. Now, Gibb’s wife Dwina and son R.J. are releasing the best of those sessions – and a few demos recorded as late as July 2011 – as 50 St. Catherine’s Drive, an album named for the singer’s birthplace in the Isle of Man.

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Below, hear the new version of 1966 Bee Gees tune “I Am the World,” originally a B side for the group’s “Spicks and Specks,” which appears as the album’s fifth track. “He was always fond of this song and decided to record a new version for this album,” Dwina Gibb tells Rolling Stone. “In the studio, Robin and [producer] Peter-John Vettese wrote new middle-eight sections, so it is now an extended version of the original. Robin loved playing with words, as in this song and also in ‘Holiday’ from the same era, where he sang, ‘You Are a Holiday.'”

50 St. Catherine’s Drive will be released September 30th on Reprise/Warner/Rhino and will include 17 songs, all written by Robin or Robin and R.J.

1. “Days of Wine & Roses”
2. “Instant Love”
3. “Alan Freeman Days”
4. “Wherever You Go”
5. “I Am the World (New Version)”
6. “Mother”
7. “Anniversary”
8. “Sorry”
9. “Cherish”
10. “Don’t Cry Alone”
11. “Avalanche”
12. “One Way Love”
13. “Broken Wings”
14. “Sanctuary”
15. “Solid”
16. “All We Have Is Now”
17. “Sydney”

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