Barbra Streisand’s Biggest Selling LP Turns 35 – Episode 3 Of ‘Sunglasses Inside’

A few days ago was the 35th anniversary of what is still the biggest selling album in Barbra Streisand’s entire career, 1980’s Guilty. Written by the Bee Gees and produced by Barry Gibb with Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson, the album would ultimately sell close to 20 million copies around the world.

In this episode of Sunglasses Inside* I analyse the lesser-known of Guilty’s three US top 10 hits. The title track (a duet with Barry Gibb) hit US #4 and rightfully won a Grammy, Woman In Love went number one in more than a dozen countries including the US and the UK, but what about the album’s third top 10 (and other duet) What Kind Of Fool?

Find out about Guilty’s somewhat overlooked third top 10 hit, Barry’s remarkable switch between his natural and falsetto voices plus why one of the drummers listed in the album credits doesn’t really exist.

All told Guilty is a stunning pop album and still stands up today. As a followup to the Bee Gees Spirits Having Flown LP (1979) it was a yet another blockbuster for the brothers Gibb, even as it heralded a shift away from performing for them.

Enjoy Sunglasses Inside, as filmed at Roxborogh Towers! And the video for What Kind Of Fool is below as well.

*Sunglasses Inside is an occasional, not especially high-budget web-series filmed in my apartment. There is little reason to wear the sunglasses other than that you can’t tell if I’m directly looking at the camera or not – very handy! Tim R.

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