Bee Gees Demos – Part 16

Barry Gibb – Eaten Alive demos

Released on iTunes in 2006.

Until that time these demos had not previously found their way into the hands of the wider fan-base.

The iTunes release didn’t include the title track, Eaten Alive, or Chain Reaction.

1. Oh, Teacher

Written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb

Barry sings a lighter falsetto and sounds very much like Diana Ross and this is true of most of these tracks. No lyrical differences.

2. Experience

Written by Barry, Robin, Maurice & Andy Gibb

A great vocal performance from Barry.  Typical Bee Gees fare and it’s fairly close the finished track, even down to the ad-lib overdubs towards the end of the song.

3. More And More

Written by Barry Gibb, Albhy Galuten & Andy Gibb

Barry sings this in a normal voice mixed with a higher pitch ‘breathy’ voice in places and some proper falsetto parts towards the end.  He still manages to sound a bit like Diana Ross.  A nice piano ballad.

4. I’m Watching You

Written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb

A falsetto vocal that’s at it’s strongest on the chorus.  To me this sounds more like something Elaine Paige would do.  A nice song, though.

5. Love On The Line

Written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb

Funky R&B that is typical Bee Gees (and Ross!) with its catchy chorus line.  Barry is back to singing a-la Diana Ross.

6. (I Love) Being In Love With You

Written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb

Another great vocal performance from Barry, again in falsetto – hardly surprising since it’s for a female singer!  As with many of the songs, this has the ad-lib overdub vocals complete.

7. Crime Of Passion

Written by Barry, Robin & Maurice Gibb

My favourite song from this album, and also from these demos.  This is the closest Barry comes to impersonating Diana Ross!  If the chorus doesn’t have you tapping your feet then you’re probably dead!

8. Don’t Give Up On Each Other

Written by Barry Gibb & George Bitzer

Another piano ballad. Barry does a good job but, out of all the above songs, this is the only one that I prefer the Diana Ross version.

Next up: E.S.P demos

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