To some, the Brothers Gibb are a punch line. But this steamy, almost unrelenting album -- it spent nearly half a year at the No. 1 spot on the charts, spawned four No. 1 singles, and sold more than 25 million copies -- argues against such a glib dismissal. Sure, the disco onslaught the band sparked did become mechanical, decadent, even silly in some cases. But Saturday Night Fever is disco's finest hour, with daring, unusual songs; expansive, illuminating production; and unwavering ear-to-the-dance-floor grooves. More than twenty years later, "Stayin' Alive" -- silky guitar line, processed vocals, head-snapping beat and all -- sounds sharp and arresting, "Night Fever" feels restrained and taut, and "How Deep Is Your Love" stands as one of disco's classiest ballads. The album is filled out with a few other disco hits, including Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven," K.C. and the Sunshine Band's "Boogie Shoes," and, best of all, the steamy, 11-minute version of the Tramps' immortal "Disco Inferno." Burn, baby, burn.
Performance CreditsBee Gees Primary Artist
Carmine d'Amico Electric Guitar
Yvonne Elliman Track Performer
KC & the Sunshine Band Track Performer
Kool & the Gang Track Performer
Ralph MacDonald Track Performer
MFSB Track Performer
Walter Murphy Track Performer
David Shire Track Performer
Tavares Track Performer
Trammps Track Performer
Technical CreditsBarry Gibb Contributor
Maurice Gibb Contributor
Robin Gibb Contributor
Ralph McDonald Contributor
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Saturday Night Fever [Original Movie Soundtrack] based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
These songs are one of the best of the Bee Gees.
this cd and the movie really wrapped up the seventies culture in a whopping two hours. It's fantastic. You can't beat the dancing and the music. You'll dance to this cd over and over again. It's great!
You can't sit down while playing this CD...you'll be dancing all night!