The Bee Gees’ Barry Gibb scores first #1 solo album in the UK with ‘Greenfields’

Bee Gees legend Barry Gibb‘s new solo album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers’ Songbook (Vol. 1), has debuted at #1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums Chart.

The album, which features country-flavored renditions of select classic Bee Gees tunes on which Barry collaborated with a variety of country and pop artists, notched more than twice the amount of sales during the past week than the #2 U.K. album. Eighty-three percent of the album’s sales were of physical copies.

Among the many guest singers on Greenfields are Olivia Newton-John, Dolly Parton, Sheryl Crow, Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Alison Krauss and Little Big Town.

In celebrating his chart achievement, Gibb tells, “There is no such thing as too much heaven. I couldn’t be more thrilled. The past is unpredictable. Today is unbelievable. The greatest moment of my life! Thank you to all of our fans in the UK and all the folks at [my label] EMI. You’ve changed my life.”

Barry’s previous highest-charting solo album in the U.K. was in 2016 with In the Now, which peaked at #2. With The Bee Gees, Gibb reached #1 on the U.K. tally once before, with 1979’s Spirits Having Flown.

In a video message, Barry gushes, “This is 40 years since my brothers and I had our last #1 record, so it’s pretty outrageous. And I can’t believe it.”

By Matt Friedlander
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