Idea is the fifth album by the Bee Gees. Released in September 1968, the album sold over a million copies worldwide. The album was issued in both mono and stereo pressings in the UK. The artwork on the Polydor release designed by Wolfgang Heilemann featured a lightbulb with a group photo in its base, while the North American ATCO release designed by Klaus Voormann featured a composite head made from each band member.
Idea (Reel, 4tr Stereo, Album). Bee Gees "Idea" German TV 1968.
Idea is the fifth album by the Bee Gees. Idea, released in September 1968, was the Bee Gees' third international album. We were in friction at that point," says Barry. We weren't getting on, and that was it.
Tracklist: 1. Let There Be Love, 2. Kitty Can, 3. In The Summer Of His Years, 4. Indian Gin And Whisky Dry, 5. Down To Earth, 6. I’ve Gotta Get A Message To You, 7. Idea, 8. When The Swallows Fly, 9. I Have Decided To Join The Air Force, 10. I Started A Joke, 11. Kilburn Towers, 12. Swan Song. More albums from Bee Gees: Odessa by Bee Gees. Life In A Tin Can by Bee Gees. 2 Years On by Bee Gees. Odessa Vol 2 by Bee Gees. Odessa Vol 1 by Bee Gees. Greatest by Bee Gees. To Whom It May Concern by Bee Gees. One Night Only by Bee Gees. View all albums . Idea.
The Bee Gees' third album is something of a departure, with more of a rocking sound and with the orchestra (apart from a few well-placed harp arpeggios) somewhat less prominent in the sound mix than on their first two LPs. The two hits, "I've Gotta Get a Message to You" and "I Started a Joke," are very much of a piece with their earlier work, but on "Kitty Can," "Indian Gin and Whisky Dry," and "Such a Shame" (the latter written by the group's then lead guitarist, Vince Melouney), among other cuts, they sound much more like a wo. .In 2006, as part of the shift of the group's back catalog to Reprise Records, Idea was reissued in remastered form, with seriously improved sound and expanded to two CDs with a brace of ted outtakes - comprising some of the most fascinating material of their history - initially as part of the collection The Studio Albums 1967-1968.