Greatest Hits [Asia]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
A near-perfect look at the career of Britain's brightest singles artist during the late '90s and early 2000s, Robbie Williams' Greatest Hits chronologically consolidates Williams' canon of Top Tens -- 19 of them in all, as of its release in late 2004. Not all of his Top Ten singles are present, since the disc closes with a pair of new songs. In the late '90s, Robbie Williams proved that a pop artist with a dodgy artistic background -- witness his membership in Take That -- was still capable of joining the long line of British artists T. Rex, Madness, Pet Shop Boys, Blur who completely embraced danceable pop music without selling their souls in the bargain. Williams' biggest ...
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All Music Guide - John Bush
A near-perfect look at the career of Britain's brightest singles artist during the late '90s and early 2000s, Robbie Williams' Greatest Hits chronologically consolidates Williams' canon of Top Tens -- 19 of them in all, as of its release in late 2004. Not all of his Top Ten singles are present, since the disc closes with a pair of new songs. In the late '90s, Robbie Williams proved that a pop artist with a dodgy artistic background -- witness his membership in Take That -- was still capable of joining the long line of British artists T. Rex, Madness, Pet Shop Boys, Blur who completely embraced danceable pop music without selling their souls in the bargain. Williams' biggest up-tempo hits, "Millennium" and "Rock DJ," were loved by middle-aged housewives and young teens alike slightly less so by the latter, of course. Sugary and infectious but not disposable, they were made-to-order as great radio product, an art increasingly being lost. And as shown by "Angels," the biggest hit of his career, Williams had a winning way with balladry. He also forged a comfortable performing personality via his excitable, self-effacing cad who takes himself far too seriously and can get intensely emotional every now and then, but is usually good for a laugh. See "Strong" for the details. The two new tracks introduce Stephen Duffy -- an original member of Duran Duran who later made his own name in the Lilac Time -- as the replacement for Guy Chambers as Williams' new producer/songwriter/contributor of course, the two songs, "Radio" and "Misunderstood," can't help but sound weak in this context. Despite pop fans being sick of his omnipresence in British pop culture, history will likely be kind to Robbie Williams. After all, would a disposable pop artist quote Latin on the back of a CD booklet? Granted, in typical Robbie fashion the epigraph translates as, "If it has tits or wheels, it will make life difficult." [The track order was slightly altered for the Asian edition.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/18/2005
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 724387453623
  • Catalog Number: 874536

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Old Before I Die (3:53)
  2. 2 Angels (4:27)
  3. 3 Let Me Entertain You (4:22)
  4. 4 Millennium (3:46)
  5. 5 No Regrets (4:43)
  6. 6 Strong (4:19)
  7. 7 She's the One (4:19)
  8. 8 Rock DJ (4:16)
  9. 9 Kids (4:19)
  10. 10 Supreme (4:15)
  11. 11 Let Love Be Your Energy (4:06)
  12. 12 Eternity (5:00)
  13. 13 The Road to Mandalay (3:18)
  14. 14 Better Man (3:20)
  15. 15 Feel (3:43)
  16. 16 Come Undone (3:54)
  17. 17 Sexed Up (4:10)
  18. 18 Radio (3:51)
  19. 19 Misunderstood (4:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robbie Williams Primary Artist
Kylie Minogue Vocals
Derek Watkins Trumpet
Steve Power Keyboards, Vocoder
Winston Blissett Bass
Dave Catlin-Birch Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Background Vocals
Guy Chambers Synthesizer, Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer, Sampling
David Clayton Synthesizer
B.J. Cole Pedal Steel Guitar
Geoff Dugmore Percussion, Drums
Al Duncan Vocals
Andy Duncan Percussion, Drums
Derek Green Background Vocals
Luis Jardim Percussion
Chester Kamen Guitar
Katie Kissoon Background Vocals
The London Session Orchestra Performing Ensemble
Phil Palmer Acoustic Guitar, 12-string Guitar
Chris Sharrock Drums, Ambience
J. Neil Sidwell Brass
Steve Sidwell Trumpet
Beverley Skeete Background Vocals
Phil Spalding Bass, Electric Guitar, Fuzz Bass
Jeremy Stacey Drums
Neil Tennant Background Vocals
Andy Wallace Piano
Andy Caine Background Vocals
Anne Skates Choir Director
Johnny Rockstar Drum Loop
André Barreau Guitar, Background Vocals
Neil Hannon Background Vocals
Melvin Duffy Pedal Steel Guitar
Nicole Patterson Background Vocals
Richard Flack Drum Loop
Marielle Herve Background Vocals
Carroll Thompson Background Vocals
Claire Worrall Piano, Background Vocals
Zenia Santini Background Vocals
Boots Ottestad Keyboards
Gary Nuttall Guitar, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals
Mark Cooper Smith Bass
Fil Eisler Bass, Guitar, Slide Guitar, Bass Slide
Daniel Pierre Piano, Keyboards
Gary Buttall Background Vocals
Paul Williams Background Vocals
Kristel Adams Background Vocals
Neil Taylor Electric Guitar, Slide Guitar
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Stephen Duffy Composer
Steve Power Programming, Producer
Desmond Child Composer
John Barry Composer
Eric Bazilian Composer
Leslie Bricusse Composer
Jim Brumby Engineer, Digital Editing
Guy Chambers Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tony Cousins Mastering
Stuart Epps Engineer
Dino Fekaris Composer
Sally Herbert Arranger
Nick Ingman Arranger
Paul Kegg Loop
Freddie Perren Composer
Steve Sidwell Brass Conductor
Karl Wallinger Composer
Gavyn Wright Orchestra Leader
Tony Pleeth Loop
David Naughton Engineer
Robbie Williams Composer
Nick Knight Cover Photo
Richard Boothby Loop
Ekundayo Paris Composer
Kerry Hopwood Programming
Chris Barrett Engineer
Kevin Andrews Composer
J.D. Andrew Engineer
Richard Flack Engineer, Digital Editing, drum programming
Nelson Pigford Composer
Richard Woodcraft Engineer
Claire Worrall Arranger
Adam Noble Engineer
Boots Ottestad Composer
Nick Littlemore Programming
Mark Cooper Smith Programming
Richard Hinton Engineer
Matt Hay Engineer
Richard Campbell Loop
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