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Robin Gibb – Boys Do Fall In Love (US 12″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on May 22nd, 2012

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1984

In Memory of Robin Gibb (22 December 1949 – 20 May 2012)

Robin Hugh Gibb, CBE was a British singer and songwriter. He was best known as a member of the Bee Gees, co-founded with his fraternal twin brother Maurice and older brother Barry. He had another younger brother, Andy Gibb, who was also a very popular solo singer.

Born in the Isle of Man to English parents, the family later moved to Manchester before settling in Brisbane, Australia. Gibb began his career as part of the family trio and when the group found their first success they returned to the United Kingdom where they achieved worldwide fame. In 2004, the Bee Gees received their CBEs from the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace for their “contribution to music”. With record sales estimated in excess of 200 million units, the Bee Gees became one of the most successful pop groups of all time. Music historian Paul Gambaccini described Gibb as “one of the major figures in the history of British music” and “one of the best white soul voices ever”.

After a career spanning six decades, Gibb last performed on stage in February 2012 supporting injured British servicemen and women at a charity concert at the London Palladium. On 20 May 2012, Gibb died at the age of 62 from colorectal cancer.

Traditionally, Robin’s role in the group has been that of lead singer, for which he vied constantly with his elder brother Barry Gibb during the group’s first period of British success in the late 1960s. This eventually resulted in Robin leaving the group to begin a solo career after his song “Lamplight” was relegated to the ‘B’ side of Barry’s “First of May”. Meanwhile, there were rumours of drug problems, and his parents threatened to have him made a ward of court (the UK age of majority at that time being 21, and Robin then only 19).

During the 1980’s while continuing in the Bee Gees, Robin released three solo albums one of which “Secret Agent” produced the single “Boys Do Fall In Love” a catchy dance/pop tune the song was very popular in dance clubs and peaked at #37 on the US Billboard chart in 1984.

SIDE A:
Boys Do Fall In Love (Long Version) 5:20

SIDE B:
Boys Do Fall In Love (Short Version) 3:50

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint (company)

CHARTS:

Year Single Chart Position
1984 Boys Do Fall In Love U.S. Billboard Hot Dance/Club Play #97

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Mirage (2) – DMD 740
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Country: US
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop
Co-producer – Chris BarbosaMark Liggett
Engineer – Dennis Hetzendorfer
Producer – Maurice GibbRobin Gibb
Written-By – Maurice GibbRobin Gibb

NOTES:
Original version appears on the Lp “Secret Agent”

Find The 12″ On DISCOGS

EQUIPMENT USED:
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

SOFTWARE USED:
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
ClickRepair
dBpoweramp
Playlist Creator

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

PW: burningtheground

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17 Responses to “Robin Gibb – Boys Do Fall In Love (US 12″ Promo)”

  1. Eurovision Says:

    Thank you, one of my favorites of Robin’s hits. A great loss.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Eurovision.

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  2. Diego Says:

    Thank you!
    Rest in peace Robin.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Diego.

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  3. Stefano Says:

    I am a BeeGees fan since I can remember. After Andy and Maurice now Robin, very sad and really really terrible for the Gibb family. Just immagine, 3 brothers…

    Great to have this re-ripped with the OM30 stylus. Nice dedication to Robin. Thanks Paul!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Stefano 🙂 Love the Bee Gees as well I hope that this new rip sounds much better than the old one 🙂

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  4. Jim Says:

    Love this song, was thinking of recording my worn out vinyl [played it a LOT in the club], great to have it! Thanks!

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Jim 🙂

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  5. ric Says:

    Barry and Robin both have Top 40 hits in 1984, and I prefer this to Barry’s Shine Shine, mostly for the higher camp factor of this fabulous single…LOL!
    Thanks for your re-rip, Paul…timely and appropriate!
    I really feel for Barry, who must be the most affected…having all three of his younger brothers all pass before him 🙁

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    I feel sad for Barry as well. I can’t imagine what he is going through. I am also sad because we will never have another Bee Gees aldum.

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  6. feanor Says:

    thanks, what a fitting tribute. have loved this song for years.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    you’re welcome Feanor 🙂

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  7. Joseph Says:

    Thanks! I hope we get more Robin Gibb rips soon. 🙂

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  8. Dave Says:

    Thanks for posting this. We lost 2 big stars in a week! RIP Robin and Donna Summer!

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  9. Guss Says:

    Thanks Paul!!! great Tribute.

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  10. Steen Says:

    Totally forgot all about this little gem. Thanks for reminding me. RIP Robin

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  11. Gustavo Says:

    Thanks DjPaulT !

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