In the Now

In the Now

by Barry GibbBarry Gibb


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With a legendary career both with the Bee Gees and as a songwriter and producer outside the group, it seems somehow impossible that 2016's In the Now is only Barry Gibb's second true solo album. Working with his sons Steve and Ashley, recording in the studios where the Gibb brothers made their classic mid-'70s hits, still haunted by the deaths of his three brothers, the album is a family affair and the songs feel like they are true statements of where Barry Gibb stands as he reaches the back stretch of his life. The lyrics speak of journeys and memories, death and rebirth, sadness and the comfort of lasting love, all sung in a voice battered by the years. Traces of the elastic falsetto Gibb made famous flicker here and there, but the bulk of the vocals are delivered with a husky vibrato that makes everything he sings sound ripped from somewhere adjacent to his soul. Gibb touches various styles, landing briefly on disco, modern rock, and classic adult contemporary, while even making a quick stop at Bee Gees-style psych pop.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2016
Label: Sony
UPC: 0889853283521
catalogNumber: 532835

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barry Gibb   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Carol Cole   Violin
Ed Calle   Soprano Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
David Cole   Cello
Doug Emery   Keyboards,Musical Direction
Julio Hernández   Bass
Greg Leisz   Pedal Steel Guitar
Lee Levin   Percussion,Drums
Ben Stivers   Keyboards
Ed Maina   Baritone Saxophone
John Kricker   Trombone
Dan Warner   Guitar
Jim Hacker   Trumpet
Richard Bravo   Percussion
Huifang Chen   Violin
Scott Flavin   Violin
Doug Michels   Trumpet
Claudio Jaffe   Cello
Stephen Gibb   Guitar
Monica Cheveresan   Violin
Chauncey Patterson   Viola
Scott O'Donnell   Viola
Evija Ozolins   Violin
Eric Kerley   French Horn
Tomas Cotik   Violin
Valentin Mansurov   Violin
Mark Schuppener   Violin
Alferdo Olivia   Violin,Concert Master
Anthony Parce   Viola

Technical Credits

Barry Gibb   Composer,Producer
Doug Emery   Composer,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
John Merchant   Producer,Engineer
John Paterno   Engineer
Carlos Guzman   Percussion Technician
Joe Lizano   Audio Technician
Lázaro Rodriguez   Guitar Techician
Ashley Gibb   Composer
Stephen Gibb   Composer
Dave Bett   Art Direction

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