Sing When You're Winning [UK Bonus Track]

Sing When You're Winning [UK Bonus Track]

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 U.K. version added "Ser Mejor" as a bonus track.]

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/18/2000
Label:
Emi Europe Generic
UPC:
0724352850525
catalogNumber:
528505
Rank:
200942

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robbie Williams   Primary Artist
Kylie Minogue   Background Vocals
Steve Power   Glockenspiel,Vocoder
Dave Bishop   Brass
Winston Blissett   Bass Guitar
Guy Chambers   Organ,Guitar,Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Clavinet,Moog Synthesizer,Omnichord,Soloist,Moog Bass
Pete Davies   Keyboards
Andy Duncan   Percussion
Mark Feltham   Harmonica
Derek Green   Background Vocals
Katie Kissoon   Background Vocals
Bob Lanese   Trumpet
Brad Lang   Bass Guitar,Double Bass
Martin Loveday   Strings
Tessa Niles   Background Vocals
Phil Palmer   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,12-string Guitar
Anthony Pleeth   Strings
Chris Sharrock   Drums,Sounds
J. Neil Sidwell   Brass
Steve Sidwell   Brass,Piccolo Trumpet
Robert Smissen   Strings
Phil Spalding   Guitar,Bass Guitar,Fuzz Bass
Jeremy Stacey   Drums
Gavyn Wright   Strings,Concert Master
Peter Lale   Strings
Andy Caine   Background Vocals
Alex Dickson   Autoharp,Electric Guitar,Soloist
Jackie Shave   Strings
Pauline Taylor   Background Vocals
André Barreau   Background Vocals
Steve McEwan   Electric Guitar,Background Vocals
Marielle Herve   Background Vocals
Crystal Adams   Background Vocals
Claire Worrall   Background Vocals
Gary Nuttall   Background Vocals
Pauline Boeykens   Tuba
Edgar Herzog   Clarinet
Robert Williams & The Groovers   Background Vocals
Fil Eisler   Bass Guitar,Bass Slide
Perry Montague-Mason   Strings
Neil Taylor   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar

Technical Credits

Steve Power   Producer,Digital Editing
Jim Brumby   Digital Editing
Guy Chambers   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Orchestration
Tony Cousins   Mastering
Pete Davies   drum programming
Andy Duncan   Digital Editing,drum programming
Dino Fekaris   Composer
Nick Ingman   Orchestration
Paul Kegg   Loop
Freddie Perren   Composer
Tony Pleeth   Loop
Robbie Williams   Composer
Richard Boothby   Loop
Ekundayo Paris   Composer
Kevin Andrews   Composer
Richard Flack   Programming,Digital Editing,drum programming
Nelson Pigford   Composer
Ray Girardo   Spanish Lyrics
Richard Woodcraft   Engineer
Savvas Lossifidis   Engineer
Steve Price   Engineer
Richard Campbell   Loop

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