Sing When You're Winning [Canada Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - John Bush
Poised for global domination with his third album, Robbie Williams and producer Guy Chambers hardly dared mess with the formula of their 1998 crossover hit I've Been Expecting You. As such, Sing When You're Winning has plenty of introspective balladry akin to "Angels," and a few irresistible party time tracks in similar company to "Millennium." The album also moves Williams farther away from the increasingly dated visions of Oasis-style Brit-pop to embrace post-millennial dance-pop, complete with the bruising beats and extroverted productions to match. And Chambers certainly knows his production playbook well, conjuring a panoply of classic British rock touchstones like ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - John Bush
Poised for global domination with his third album, Robbie Williams and producer Guy Chambers hardly dared mess with the formula of their 1998 crossover hit I've Been Expecting You. As such, Sing When You're Winning has plenty of introspective balladry akin to "Angels," and a few irresistible party time tracks in similar company to "Millennium." The album also moves Williams farther away from the increasingly dated visions of Oasis-style Brit-pop to embrace post-millennial dance-pop, complete with the bruising beats and extroverted productions to match. And Chambers certainly knows his production playbook well, conjuring a panoply of classic British rock touchstones like psychedelia, slick country-rock, Ian Dury, the Who, Elton John, and Madchester. Despite a small drop in songwriting from its predecessor, Sing When You're Winning ultimately succeeds, and most of the credit must go to Williams himself. Amidst a few overly familiar arrangements and lyrical themes, Williams proves the consummate entertainer, delivering powerful, engaging vocals -- no matter the quality of the material -- and striking the perfect balance between tongue-in-cheek, self-mocking humor "Knutsford City Limits" and genuine feeling tender ballads like "Better Man" and "If It's Hurting You". The radio-ready single "Rock DJ" is a piece of immediately gratifying pop candy floss with a surprisingly endless shelf life, though "Kids," a vivacious, vacuous vamp of a duet with Kylie Minogue, doesn't even hold its own after one listen. Toss in a few beautiful album tracks the opener "Let Love Be Your Energy," "Love Calling Earth," "Singing for the Lonely", but then counter them with a few bland singalongs "Supreme," "Forever Texas", and the result is a scattered, entertaining album whose real star is Robbie Williams' personality. [The Canadian release adds two bonus tracks: "Supreme" and "Ser Mejor."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/30/2001
  • Label: Emi Import
  • UPC: 724352939428
  • Catalog Number: 29394
  • Sales rank: 282,275

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Let Love Be Your Energy - Neil Taylor (4:59)
  2. 2 Better Man - Neil Taylor (3:22)
  3. 3 Rock DJ - Neil Taylor (4:18)
  4. 4 Supreme - Neil Taylor (4:18)
  5. 5 Kids - Neil Taylor (4:46)
  6. 6 If It's Hurting You - Gary Nuttall (4:10)
  7. 7 Singing for the Lonely - Neil Taylor (4:31)
  8. 8 Love Calling Earth - Neil Taylor (4:05)
  9. 9 Knutsford City Limits - Neil Taylor (4:45)
  10. 10 Forever Texas - Alex Duncan (3:37)
  11. 11 By All Means Necessary - Neil Taylor (4:45)
  12. 12 The Road to Mandalay (3:57)
  13. 13 Supreme (4:16)
  14. 14 Ser Mejor (20:01)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Robbie Williams Primary Artist, Vocals
Kiss Track Performer
Kylie Minogue Track Performer
Steve Power Vocoder
Dave Bishop Overdubs
Dave Catlin-Birch Background Vocals
Guy Chambers Guitar, Keyboards, Moog Synthesizer
Pete Davies Track Performer
Andy Duncan Percussion, Drums
Mark Feltham Harmonica
Derek Green Background Vocals
Katie Kissoon Background Vocals
Bob Lanese Trumpet
Brad Lang Track Performer
Tessa Niles Background Vocals
Phil Palmer Track Performer
Chris Sharrock Drums
J. Neil Sidwell Overdubs
Steve Sidwell Pocket Trumpet
Phil Spalding Bass
Jeremy Stacey Track Performer
P Track Performer
Peter Lale Track Performer
Andy Caine Background Vocals
Alex Dickson Autoharp
Paul "Tubbs" Williams Background Vocals
Steve McEwan Background Vocals
Ca Moin Aime Track Performer
Fla Track Performer
Crystal Adams Background Vocals
Claire Worrall Background Vocals
Pauline Boeykens Tuba
Edgar Herzog Clarinet
Alex Duncan Track Performer
Neil Taylor Electric Guitar
Sylvia Mason James Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Steve Power Digital Editing
Guy Chambers Arranger, Composer, Producer
Tony Cousins Mastering
Dino Fekaris Composer
Paul Kegg Loop
Freddie Perren Composer
Tony Pleeth Loop
Robbie Williams Composer
Richard Boothby Loop
Ekundayo Paris Songwriter, Composer
Kevin Andrews Composer
Richard Flack Digital Editing
Nelson Pigford Composer
Richard Woodcraft Engineer
Richard Campbell Loop
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A Great Album!

    This album is very good. The best tracks are the jumpy Rock DJ, Supreme, Kids f/Kylie Minogue, Singing For The Lonely and Let Love Be Your Energy. The album is full of great tunes ranging from a pop sound to slight touch of r & b. The album is well worth the money and is great to listen to. Anyone who likes robbie, or doesn't like robbie's previous sounds, should buy this because it is a lot more mature and great. P.S. You should buy all of his singles because all of them come with great new tracks. The album would be better if he put It's Only Us on it, but hey, it's still absolutley GREAT!!

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