(From left) Robin, Barry and Maurice Gibb in 1979. Photograph: AP
As their worst album, Life in a Tin Can, turns 50, we celebrate the best of a catalogue that spans post-Beatles experimentalism, elegiac psychedelia – and, of course, disco
The Bee Gees’ biggest 90s hit sums up the pros and cons of their output during the decade. On the one hand, it’s an exceptionally high-quality song, the product of master craftsmen at work. On the other, the production is slick to the point of seeming faintly anodyne.