Sing When You're Winning [Canada Bonus Tracks]

Sing When You're Winning [Canada Bonus Tracks]

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by Robbie Williams
     
 

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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 albumSee more details below

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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:
01/30/2001
Label:
Emi Import
UPC:
0724352939428
catalogNumber:
29394
Rank:
244787

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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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