The Bee Gees revamped box sex -- A look at the pop singles to expect on ''Tales from the Brothers Gibb: A History in Song 1967-1990''

The Bee Gees have just re-leased a boxed set, Tales from the Brothers Gibb: A History in Song 1967-1990, which harks back to some of the terrific pop singles they made in their prime (from ”To Love Somebody” in the ’60s through ”Stayin’ Alive” and ”Jive Talkin”’ in the ’70s). But then there are the liner notes — treacly reminiscences by brothers Barry, Robin, and Maurice on why the songs are so special. You’d have thought the brothers might have been humbled after their fall from Saturday Night Fever grace. Apparently not. Some of the pearls:

”The song itself was really about the Aberfan mining disaster in Wales, killing over 200 children. Quite sad really.” — Barry on ”New York Mining Disaster 1941” (1967)

”Even now, when I hear it today, it still manages to bring a lump.” — Robin on ”I Can’t See Nobody” (1967)

The song for making love.” — Maurice on ”Charade” (1973)

”Without a doubt one of the best R&B songs we ever wrote,” — Maurice on ”Fanny (Be Tender with My Love)” (1975)