Reality Killed the Video Star

Reality Killed the Video Star

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by Robbie Williams
     
 

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Robbie Williams' Rudebox was one of the most enjoyable records of his career, but it wasn't a commercial success. Its follow-up, Reality Killed the Video Star, attempts to right the ship, and as such, it becomes everything its predecessor was not. The album is given an MOR blockbuster production by TrevorSee more details below

Overview

Robbie Williams' Rudebox was one of the most enjoyable records of his career, but it wasn't a commercial success. Its follow-up, Reality Killed the Video Star, attempts to right the ship, and as such, it becomes everything its predecessor was not. The album is given an MOR blockbuster production by Trevor Horn, with arrangements by his longtime co-writer Anne Dudley. It certainly has the sound it needs to succeed with Williams' aging audience and also clean up on BBC Radio 2. Williams remains an excellent ballads singer, well suited for this grandiose backing. The album is front-loaded, beginning with "Morning Sun," the best and most deeply felt song on the album.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/17/2009
Label:
Astralwerks
UPC:
5099968775223
catalogNumber:
87752

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robbie Williams   Primary Artist,Vocals
Anne Dudley   Organ,Piano,Conductor,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Chris Braide   Background Vocals
Chris Bruce   Bass,Guitar
Lol Creme   Guitar,Background Vocals
Earl Harvin   Drums
Trevor Horn   Bass,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Randall Jacobs   Guitar
Luis Jardim   Percussion
Steve Lipson   Guitar
Jamie Muhoberac   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals
Phil Palmer   Guitar
Tim Weidner   Background Vocals
Ijeoma Njaka   Background Vocals
Mary Scully   Double Bass
Chris Cowie   Oboe
Danny Spencer   Background Vocals
Pete Murray   Organ,Piano,Keyboards,Vibes,fender rhodes,Hammond B3
Ryan Malloy   Background Vocals
Brandon Christy   Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Fil Eisler   Guitar,Background Vocals,Synthesizer Bass
Andy Cain   Background Vocals
Ash Soan   Percussion,Drums
Paul Beard   Percussion,Piano
Bruce Wooley   Background Vocals
Tracy Ackerman   Background Vocals
Kelvin Andrews   Background Vocals
Isaac Gaulden   Background Vocals
Olivia Safe   Vocals,Soloist
Richard Scott   Harmonica

Technical Credits

Françoise Hardy   Composer
Anne Dudley   Orchestral Arrangements
Stephen Hague   Programming,Additional Production
Trevor Horn   Producer
Bob Ludwig   Mastering
Jamie Muhoberac   Programming
Tim Weidner   Programming,Engineer
Robbie Williams   Composer
Tom Hingston   Art Direction
Kevin Andrews   Composer
Chuck Norman   Programming
Danny Spencer   Composer,Programming
R. Williams   Composer
Brandon Christy   Composer,Programming
Fil Eisler   Composer,Programming
K. Andrews   Composer
Graham Archer   Programming,Engineer,Mixing Editor
Paul Beard   Composer
C. Jankel   Composer
Kelvin Andrews   Composer,Programming
Mark Lewis   Engineer
Richard Scott   Composer
Craig Adam Russo   Composer

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