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ICON PRESENTS: THE BEE GEES ‘SPIRITS HAVING FLOWN’


November 17, 2014 By amfmstudios 

Sound Engineer Tim Nesbitt 

 ICON talks to Tim Nesbitt about his work on “Spirits Having Flown,” the fifteenth album released by the Bee Gees. It was the group’s first album after their collaboration on the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. The album’s first three tracks were released as singles and all reached No. 1 in the US, giving the Bee Gees an unbroken run of six US chart-toppers and tying a record set by The Beatles.

 It was the first Bee Gees album to make the UK top 40 in ten years (not counting the soundtrack for Saturday Night Fever), as well as being their first and only UK No. 1 album. It has sold 16 million copies worldwide.

Nesbitt is the Director of Southern California Operations for West Coast Sound & Light in Los Angeles. He has worked with the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, the Bee Gees, Willie Nelson, Patti LaBelle, Grover Washington Jr., Linda Ronstadt, Jasckson Browne, Mazz, Selena, Peter Frampton, ZZTop, The Who, James Taylor, Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Cat Stevens, Miami Sound Machine, Tho O’Jays, Kenny Rodgers, Jerry Jeff Walker, Hank Williams Jr., Beach Boys, Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bronco, The Commodores, George Duke, Billy Graham, B.B. King, Delbert McClinton, Pope Paul III, and the list goes on…….. 

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