Flowing Rivers is the debut studio album by English singer-songwriter Andy Gibb. The album was produced by Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson, with Barry Gibb on two tracks. It was released in September 1977 on RSO. Flowing Rivers was re-released by Polydor Records in 1998 in CD version.
Although the album is not currently in print, it was released to iTunes along with the other two Andy Gibb albums in 2011. From the album, two singles were released, “I Just Want to Be Your Everything” and “(Love Is) Thicker Than Water” (both peaked No. 1 in the US). Amy Hanson of AllMusic considered the songs in this LP as classic rock. The album was mainly produced by Albhy Galuten and Karl Richardson, with Barry Gibb on two songs.
In August 1973, at the age of 15, Gibb made his first recordings at the Nova Sound Studios in London. The songs are “Windows of My World” and the country number “My Father’s a Rebel” The second song was written by Maurice Gibb (according to a November 1973 fans club newsletter) who also produced the session. At the urging of his brother, Barry, Gibb returned to Australia in 1974. Barry believed that since Australia had been a good training ground for the Bee Gees, it would also help Andy’s career.
While in Australia, Gibb recorded demos of his compositions as well as his own renditions of an old numbers. After the release of his first single, “Words and Music” he performed it on the Australian TV called The Ernie Sigley Show.
When Gibb had got the call from his brother Barry in June 1976 as he and Col Joye‘s company ATA had proceeded with the new single (“Words and Music“) knowing that Gibb would go to Florida later that year, while his last recording session before moving to the US, including “In the End”, “Flowing Rivers”, “Come Home for the Winter” and “Let It Be Me” were re-recorded in Criteria.