Credit: Danny ClinchSurviving Bee Gees singer Barry Gibb has unveiled plans to release a new solo album this fall. Titled In the Now, The project will be the second solo effort Gibb's career, following 1984's Now Voyager, and his first album of new original music since the 2001 Bee Gees release This Is Where I Came From.
Barry has written all 12 songs on In the Now with his sons Stephen and Ashley. The album will be the first release as part of a new deal Gibb signed with Columbia Records. The 69-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer co-produced In the Now with frequent Bee Gees collaborator John Merchant, and recorded it with the musicians from his solo backing band.
"This is a dream come true for me. It's a new chapter in my life," says Gibb in a statement. "I always hoped one day that The Bee Gees would be with Columbia or indeed Sony so, it's a great joy for me to start again this way with such great people."
In 2013 and 2014, Gibb paid tribute to his late brothers and Bee Gees band mates Robin and Maurice during a solo trek dubbed the Mythology Tour. Last Sunday, Barry made a surprise appearance at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival, joining headliners Coldplay for renditions of the Bee Gees hits "To Love Somebody" and "Stayin' Alive."
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