Reality Killed the Video Star

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All Music Guide - John Bush
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/17/2009
  • Label: Astralwerks
  • EAN: 5099968775223
  • Catalog Number: 87752
  • Sales rank: 210,063

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Morning Sun (4:07)
  2. 2 Bodies (4:03)
  3. 3 You Know Me (4:21)
  4. 4 Blasphemy (4:19)
  5. 5 Do You Mind (4:06)
  6. 6 Last Days of Disco (4:50)
  7. 7 Somewhere (1:02)
  8. 8 Deceptacon (5:01)
  9. 9 Starstruck (5:21)
  10. 10 Difficult for Weirdos (4:29)
  11. 11 Superblind (4:46)
  12. 12 Won't Do That (3:38)
  13. 13 Morning Sun (Reprise) (1:26)
  14. 14 [CD-ROM Track]
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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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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    I Also Recommend:

    Robbie is back!

    This truly is an amazing dice with a lot of hit recorsd. Bodies is a brilliant record. He has made his "come back" an enjoyable one.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    HE IS F...ANTASTICALLY BRILLIANT!!!!!

    If you are looking for a Real KING OF POP, That's HIM!!!!
    Music, Lirics, Sound....all is extremely Brilliant and Intelligent.
    Someone who speaks with a True and Real Sense of Life. He is now, a Great Singer with a Total Maturity and Extremely self knowledge of Himself.
    He is one of the Few who can fill an scenario with just his presence. My mother language is Spanisht But I feel totally identified with his songs.
    Ignacio65290

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