Don't Cry Alone (From "The Titanic Requiem") - Single
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||Don't Cry Alone (From "The Titanic Requiem")||Robin Gibb||3:25||£0.99||View in iTunes|
Don't cry alone
Heard this on the wireless and just had to buy it.Made me think of Robin and his battle against illness and his family by his side.Great song outstanding singer
Robin has beautifully written this song which touches your very soul. His music is thought provoking. If ever an artist should question their purpose in life then they should stop, listen, and take stock of everything they've achieved in their talent of entertaining others with their music. Robin get well soon.
Great Music But Sad in So Many Ways.
I've always thought of the Bee Gees (and individual members) as having three very defined musical eras. Pre Saturday Night Fever, The Disco Era, and Post Disco Era. Perhaps uncommonly, the latter being my personal favourite. It was of course understandable, that following the untimely death of Maurice in January 2003, Barry and Robin agreed to shelve their immediate plans for further Bee Gee releases - a new album had been planned for release in late 2003.
Since then, and amongst other projects, Robin had been working at home and in the studio on a full musical stage show to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the tragic loss of the SS Titanic. Sadly Robin's own Ill health in recent years meant it was touch and go as to when the project would get finished on time. Thankfully it did, and subsequently received justifiably high praise from all quarters at it's premier in London. Although Robin was too ill to attend the premier himself, his son Robin John attended in his father's absence.
The quality and range of music in the Titanic project suggests at least, that Robin, if not he and Barry together, were at a point of launching a fourth musical era under the Bee Gee banner. A more grown-up and ethereal era that would once and for all shake off the "Disco" tag the band has had to live with since the phenomenon that was Saturday Night Fever. Ironically Robin's voice has never sounded stronger and more meaningful than on this song.
Robin's death on 20th May 2012 was a very sad loss. Not just to his wife Dwina and their children, and not just to his brother Barry and his mother Barbara (who has now outlived three of her four sons). It was also a sad loss to the music industry, and of course the many millions of Bee Gee fans worldwide. The additional tragedy is that we will never know now, what the horizon had in store for us, as the possibility of the Bee Gees relaunching themselves as a two man team grew ever nearer.
I look forward to the albeit posthumous release of Robin's full Titanic Requiem works on iTunes, based on what I've heard so far. Needless to say my thoughts are with the whole Gibb family at this deeply painful time.
Born: 22 December 1949 in Douglas, Isle of Man
Years Active: '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
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