Still Waters (Bee Gees album)

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Still Waters
Studio album by the Bee Gees
Released 10 March 1997 (UK)
6 May 1997 (US)
Recorded October 1995 – August 1996
at Middle Ear studio, Miami Beach
Genre Pop, pop rock, R&B
Length 53:40
Label Polydor (UK)
A&M (USA)
Rhino/Reprise (2006 Reissue)
the Bee Gees chronology
Size Isn't Everything
(1993)
Still Waters
(1997)
One Night Only
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars1
Chicago Tribune 2.5/4 stars 2
Entertainment Weekly 5/12 stars (C) 3
The Los Angeles Times 2/4 stars4
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars5

Still Waters is the Bee Gees' twenty-first original album, released in March 1997.

In 1995, the Gibb brothers created a ballad compilation called "Love Songs" which featured some new recordings. However, their record company rejected the album and the new songs were included on a new studio album instead. The Bee Gees recorded further new songs in 1996 and 1997 and Still Waters was released in March 1997. Though receiving lukewarm reviews from critics, the album was their most successful album in almost twenty years, which was released at a time when The Bee Gees were being awarded for lifetime achievements, induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and high exposure on television, particularly VH1. The album sold over 5 million copies worldwide,citation needed peaking at #2 in the UK charts and reaching #11 in the United States. The Bee Gees made the album with a variety of top producers, including Russ Titelman, David Foster, Hugh Padgham, and Arif Mardin. The first single off the album, "Alone" was a worldwide hit, peaking at #5 in the UK and #28 in the United States, where it began as a Hot Shot Debut at #34. "I Could Not Love You More" and "Still Waters (Run Deep)" also reached the UK Top 20.

In a special agreement with Target, Polydor also sold a special edition of the album which included a bonus CD of songs from their VH1 Storytellers concert. This CD has never been made commercially available outside of the Target agreement.

In 2003 Robin Gibb re-recorded the track "My Lover's Prayer" as a duet with Alistair Griffin. This reached #5 in the UK charts as a double A-side single with Griffin's solo recording of Bring It On. It also appears on Griffin's debut album Bring It On which reached #12 in the UK album charts.

The album became one of the first ones to be re-released on Reprise Records after the Bee Gees regained the rights to all of their recordings in 2006.

Track listing

All songs written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb.

  1. "Alone" – 4:49
  2. "I Surrender" – 4:18
  3. "I Could Not Love You More" – 3:43
  4. "Still Waters (Run Deep)" – 4:08
  5. "My Lover's Prayer" – 4:00
  6. "With My Eyes Closed" – 4:19
  7. "Irresistible Force" – 4:36
  8. "Closer Than Close" – 4:34
  9. "I Will" – 5:08
  10. "Obsessions" – 4:43
  11. "Miracles Happen" – 4:12
  12. "Smoke And Mirrors" – 5:00
Bonus tracks
  1. "Rings Around the Moon" - 4:30
  2. "Love Never Dies" - 4:07

Personnel

Additional personnel

Certifications

Region Certification Sales/shipments
Australia (ARIA)6 2× Platinum 140,000^
Austria (IFPI Austria)7 Gold 25,000x
Canada (Music Canada)8 Platinum 100,000^
France (SNEP)9 Gold 225,10010
Germany (BVMI)11 Platinum 500,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)12 Gold 50,000^
Poland (ZPAV)13 Gold 50,000*
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)14 Platinum 50,000x
United Kingdom (BPI)15 Gold 200,00016
United States (RIAA)17 Platinum 1,000,000^
Summaries
Europe (IFPI)18 Platinum 1,000,000*

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone
xunspecified figures based on certification alone

Charts

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Preceded by
Pop by U2
Swiss Music Chart number-one album
6 - 13 April, 1997
Succeeded by
Bocelli by Andrea Bocelli
Preceded by
The Fat of the Land by The Prodigy
New Zealand Chart number-one album
3 August, 1997
Succeeded by
Drive by Bic Runga







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