Life in a Tin Can
|Life in a Tin Can|
|Studio album by Bee Gees|
|Released||January 1973 (US)
March 1973 (UK)
The Record Plant, Los Angeles, California
|Genre||Pop rock, acoustic rock, folk rock, country rock|
|Producer||Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb, Maurice Gibb|
|Bee Gees chronology|
|Singles from Life in a Tin Can|
Life in a Tin Can is the Bee Gees' eleventh studio album (ninth worldwide), released in January 1973. The Bee Gees moved their base of operations from England to Los Angeles to record Life in a Tin Can. However, it was unable to prevent a commercial decline with the album criticised for a lack of innovation.citation needed Despite its low sales and poor chart performance, Life In A Tin Can was awarded "Album of the Year" by Record World magazine. It was the first Bee Gees album to bear the RSO label in the US.
The lead track, "Saw a New Morning", contains melodic ideas that the group later revisited on the track "Edge Of The Universe".citation needed Four of the eight songs were written by all three brothers with the other four being Barry Gibb compositions. The album reached #10 on the Italian charts and sold 175,000 copies worldwide. "Saw a New Morning" was a #1 hit in Hong Kong.
No recording dates are available for the sessions on this album. At the time of the sessions, Robin Gibb had to leave the sessions suddenly when his son Spencer was born a month early. That date was September 21. Atlantic Records' log dates the whole album as September 22. Robin returned to Los Angeles a week or so later to continue on into the next album.1
|Rolling Stone||(not rated) link|
|1.||"Saw a New Morning"||Barry and Robin||4:24|
|2.||"I Don't Wanna Be The One" (Barry Gibb)||Robin and Barry||4:05|
|3.||"South Dakota Morning" (Barry Gibb)||Barry||2:25|
|4.||"Living in Chicago"||Barry and Robin||5:39|
|1.||"While I Play" (Barry Gibb)||Barry||4:29|
|2.||"My Life Has Been a Song"||Robin and Barry||4:21|
|3.||"Come Home Johnny Bridie" (Barry Gibb)||Barry||3:50|
|4.||"Method to My Madness"||Barry and Robin||3:10|
|U.S. Billboard 200||69|
|Canadian RPM Albums Chart||54|
|Australia Kent Music Report Albums Chart||19|
|Italian Albums Chart||10|
- Bee Gees
- Barry Gibb — vocals, guitar
- Robin Gibb — vocals
- Maurice Gibb — bass, piano, keyboards, guitar, vocals
- Additional personnel
- Alan Kendall — lead guitar
- Sneaky Pete Kleinow — steel guitar on "South Dakota Morning" and "Come Home Johnny Bridie"
- Tommy Morgan — harmonica on "South Dakota Morning" and "My Life Has Been a Song"
- Jerome Richardson — flute on "Living in Chicago"
- Rick Grech — violin and bass on "While I Play"
- Jane Getz — piano on "Come Home Johnny Bridie"
- Jim Keltner — drums
- Johnny Pate — orchestral arrangement
- Brennan, Joseph. "Gibb Songs: 1972". Retrieved 13 January 2014.