Columbia Records has today released legendary Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/producer Barry Gibb's first solo album involving new material, In The Now, today, Friday October 7th through Sony Music Entertainment Australia. This is Barry's first-ever album with the label, and his first solo album in 32 years. The surviving member of one of music's most successful and revered bands, the Bee Gees, (formed with his brothers Robin and Maurice), Barry has kept In The Now a family affair, writing all the songs with his sons Stephen and Ashley.
Produced by Barry and co-producer John Merchant, In The Now is only the second solo effort of Gibb's career and his first album of all new material since the Bee Gees final studio album in 2001. The new album is an impassioned solo effort that signals a welcome return of one of the most identifiable and versatile voices in the history of rock, pop, and R&B. The 12-track album was recorded in Miami with the same gathering of accomplished musicians Barry assembled for his acclaimed 2014 solo tour.
As a record producer/songwriter, Barry has been instrumental in creating milestones for other artists, ranging from Barbra Streisand's Guilty album to Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers country record Islands In The Stream, also Diana Ross' Eaten Alive featuring -Chain Reaction' as well as Dionne Warwick's Heartbreaker album.
Between Robin, Maurice and Andy, the Gibb brothers achieved 19 number one records on the Billboard charts including a phenomenal 6 in a row, equalling The Beatles record.
Barry returned to live performing in 2013-2014 with the Mythology Tour, celebrating the Bee Gees anthology release of the same name as a tribute to his three brothers. The acclaimed tour included shows in Australia, New Zealand, England, Ireland, and The U.S., garnering an outpouring of affection and critical praise from around the world.