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Robin Gibb with the Frankfurt Neue Philharmonic Orchestra - Live (2005)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, Dolby, DTS Surround Sound, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Eagle Rock Ent
  • DVD Release Date: June 14, 2005
  • Run Time: 91 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009IXRRQ
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,624 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Editorial Reviews

Robin Gibb, backed with a full orchestra, plays hits from both his Bee Gees and solo careers in a spectacular concert filmed in Bonn, Germany in September 2004. Robin Gibb is one third of the Bee Gees, one of the most successful vocal groups of all time. The Bee Gees have sold over 100 million albums over their 3-decade career, and their catalog still consistently sells. A new Best Of CD and DVD (both were released in late 2004) have continued this trend.


Gotta Get A Message To You
How Deep Is Your Love
Nights on Broadway
Love Hurts
My Lover’s Prayer
Night Fever
New York Mining Disaster
Saved By The Bell
To Love Somebody
You’ll Win Again
Jive Talkin
Staying Alive

Bonus Material:

Emotion (Bonus Song)
Photo Gallery
Tour of Robin Gibb’s Estate

Customer Reviews

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38 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robin Gibb Excels! May 6, 2005
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Having an early release of this DVD, I must admit Robin Gibb sounds extremely good, even if he appears a bit stiff onstage. His mood is upbeat and he seems to truly be enjoying himself, sleek and dressed all in black, (hair-piece too). He is backed by the Frankfurt Philharmonic Orchestra (they also worked with Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues, previously). The setting is rich and intimate with a brilliant light show. Most of the songs are Bee Gees titles that sound somewhat empty without the harmonies (there are four back-up singers emulating the Bee Gees, which is to be expected). Despite that, the deliveries are still great. "Emotion" is brilliant, however, and "My Lover's Prayer" has a nifty surprise with Errol Reid (great singer). Robin's own personal material, ("Please", Juliet", etc.) is more powerful and engaging with a vocal that still sounds fantastic, albeit a tad worn and an octave lower. On "Juliet" the audience continues to sing the chorus after the song ends, resulting in the band indulging in a short reprise. It's total fun! Robin did not sing any material from his "Secret Agent" or "Walls Have Eyes" albums, which was disappointing, nor any other songs from "How Old Are You". He never sang, "I Started A Joke", but did sing "Words" which I found very odd. Some of his work is even sung acapello showcasing his vibrant voice. It's not the Bee Gees, but it's a historic event of one third of pop's greatest trio.

The photo section is fun, if not inspired and the short videos of his estate is amazing ('Joan of Arc' was tried there?). This guy has some estate!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Robin's DVD August 9, 2005
I really can't understand all the negative criticism Robin has received regarding the release of this DVD/CD. Come on people can't you see the guy is having a lot of fun and making people happy. Don't take things so seriously. It's nice to hear some of the Bee Gees songs with a different lead vocal and not so much falsetto, which I really wish they had never stumbled across. I think he did a wonderful job and the orchestra comes across really great. It's just nice to see that Robin didn't go into a deep depression after the loss of his twin brother and went back to what made them happy, singing.

I mean come on everyone the guy was in on writing all of these songs, so why can't he perform them. Congratulations Robin on a great piece of work and I enjoy it every time I watch it. I highly recommend this CD/DVD. I just hope and pray he and Barry can put aside their differences and work together again or maybe Barry could produce Robin's next CD.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Choose the DVD June 30, 2005
I have a review already in place for the cd version of this concert. I thought I was writing a review of the DVD. The cd version misses, Emotion, and the sound is muddier than the DVD. The DVD in 5.1 sound brings out the separation, and brings up Robin's vocals. If you are to choose between the two, buy the DVD. If you like Robin as a vocalist, get them both. To watch the interaction and the genuine good feeling amongst the participants is part of the ambience on the disc. I have read negative reviews of some due to Robin singing songs Barry did lead on. Being a fan of the 60's and 80's and 90's Bee Gees sound, over the course of time the falsetto of the Children of the World and Spirits era becomes too much. I find Robin's take on some of these songs refreshing. It's much better on the DVD, with a good sound system.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL AND FANTASTIC!!! June 20, 2005
By Jose
Robin Gibb solidifies his place as a legend among the best of the best with his 2004 performance in the DVD. It truly is a shame that we can no longer be graced with the work of the three brothers as the Bee Gees, but Robin, as himself, does an excellent job in bringing life to those songs, ranging from Words and Saved By The Bell through the Saturday Night Fever era to his current hits, including Please and My Lover's Prayer. He, along with his brothers, can be placed with the greatest and most inspirational songwriters in history; he and his music continue to awe, amaze, and inspire all of us, and I am honored to have been able to appreciate their work. And this all coming from a 19-year-old fan.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent DVD March 11, 2006
If you're a fan of the Bee Gees then this DVD is for you. The tracks are either Robin's songs or Bee Gees songs and are done well with the backing of the Frankfurt Orchestra. This all makes "Orchestral" Robin Gibb come out smelling like a rose. Overall, the DVD is a treat for the fans as it captures Robin rebounding well from the loss of his twin brother and seeking redemption and life in music.

What slowly emerges out of the DVD is not whether Robin should have covered Barry's songs (sounds like a silly argument at a home for the elderly) but that music can be a catalyst for finding that life is worth living if only people will give it a try.
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19 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some of the songs work, but way too many don't! June 20, 2005
By Hank
First, I am a long time fan of the Brothers Gibb and especially of Robin's vocals. So I had reservations when I saw the song list. Twelve of the 18 songs were traditional Barry-leads! While I found Robin's lead on some of the Barry ballads somewhat refreshing, his decision to cover the falsetto songs was utter madness (Night Fever, Tragedy, Stayin Alive, Emotions, etc)! They were HORRIBLE!! What possessed him? The comparisons to Barry's versions were inevitable, so he should have just stayed away from them altogether because he was NOT up to the task. "You Win Again" and "Jive Talkin", although not falsetto, were equally weak - VERY WEAK!!

To be fair, New York Mining Disaster was really quite good, as was Robin's take on "To Love Somebody". He really shone on HIS songs like "Saved by the Bell".

The orchestra backing was wonderful and remiscent of the Bee Gees' old pre-fever sound. The brothers should have done one with an orchestra long ago! That would have been a priceless recording for the ages!

Lastly, Robin's "thumbs up" got really old, really quick! Just bow, already! While I am glad to add this DVD to my Bee Gees collection, I was not particularly anamored with it. It had its highlights, but could have been so much better if Robin had just added more of his songs and stayed away from the falsetto tracks.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars ... I think folk should be informed about this very disappointed.
can not play this as it isn't compatable with uk dvd players I think folk should be informed about this very disappointed.
Published 11 days ago by valerie jackson
5.0 out of 5 stars Two thumbs up
The great Robin Gibb in this great show.....good songs and a few hidden gems.....a tour of his grounds in Oxfordshire Thames England.....and some insights to the songs..... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Joshua W
2.0 out of 5 stars Robin drowns in a German Orchestra
I'd like to give this DVD a good review but the truth is that
it is poorly produced with an almost bombastic orchestra
that drowns out Robin's vocals. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Gary Cornelius
1.0 out of 5 stars DOA
Video authoring messed up some tracks donot play at all. The entire DVD freezes at track #4 then the track looping for ever rending an unplayable DVD. Not recommended.
Published 6 months ago by AnahoPrd
5.0 out of 5 stars Music
Beautiful music written by songwriters who love music. Robin has a very good voice on his own, without his brothers.
Published 8 months ago by martha m coan
3.0 out of 5 stars Defective discs
I have bought four of these DVD's, two of which I kept and two I gave as gifts. Both have been played on two separate players and were found to have defects in two separate... Read more
Published 10 months ago by cal
5.0 out of 5 stars Robin Gibb Live
I've been a Bee Gees fan for years. I enjoy all CD's and DVD's by any of the Gibb brothers. This is no exception.
Published 12 months ago by Audrey Borges
5.0 out of 5 stars amazing..
Anyone who loves Robin Gibb needs to add this to their collection ! I love it !!!! This is Robin at his best !
Published 14 months ago by Karen Casale
5.0 out of 5 stars Robin Gibb makes you move with this live DVD!
I bought this DVD being not just a Bee Gees fan but I absolutely am a huge fan still of Robin Gibb. I remembered when part of this concert first aired on HDNet. Read more
Published 18 months ago by smoothdancer29
3.0 out of 5 stars A DVD I Wish I Could Play
My review would most likely have more stars if I could actually play this DVD. I have tried every way possible to play it, even on my laptop. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Mary ScarbroughRodriguez
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