Barry Gibb was “terrified” when he heard his collaborator Keith City could be bringing his spouse Nicole Kidman to the studio.
The Bee Gees star was thrilled when Keith agreed to affix him for a brand new rendition of I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You for the nation duets album, Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook Vol. 1, however had no concept he’d be joined by the Oscar winner.
“He gave us a fantastic reward as a result of he introduced Nicole with him, and that was such a thrill,” Barry instructed Billboard. “I am freaking out, .”
Barry additionally reteamed with Dolly Parton, who recorded his Islands within the Stream music as a duet with Kenny Rogers 40 years in the past, revealing he had by no means met her since.
“Dolly was a fantastic thrill, and as unbelievable as she at all times is,” he added. “She’s such a humble particular person. I simply do not perceive how folks of that stature stay calm and humble and able to have fun, ?
“Dolly instructed me that the place she was standing on the microphone (at Nashville’s legendary RCA Studios) is strictly the place she stood when she did I Will All the time Love You and Jolene. You recognize, that is thoughts blowing.”
And Barry additionally actually loved working with Olivia Newton-John, who was “spot on from the primary notice”.
“She hasn’t been within the studio for awhile, she’d been out of motion, and he or she was so thrilled to simply get again to singing,” he recalled.