In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010

In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010

by Robbie Williams
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In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010

A two-disc set that is expanded even further in accompanying CD/DVD editions, In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010 presents, even in its most basic edition, no less than 39 examples of what made Robbie Williams a fascinating millennial superstar. Seemingly all things to all pop fans -- ambitious and self-deprecating, sensitive and boorish, dynamic and introverted -- Williams never lacked for people with a strong opinion of his work (although the number and force of the detractors seem at least equal to that of the supporters). Unlike his previous compilation, Greatest Hits, which was six years old in 2010, In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010 presents a much richer picture of Williams' discography. All the hits are here plus, for the first time, a wealth of album tracks capable of supplementing any casual fan's understanding of what made Williams occasionally great, sometimes infuriating, and nearly always worth hearing. The collection proceeds from newest to oldest, beginning with a pair of new songs (both of which are Gary Barlow co-compositions; the two were famously at odds during their Take That days) and ending over two hours later with tracks from his debut album plus the Take That single "Everything Changes" from 1994. (The very unhappy Williams was invited to leave the group one year later, although Take That management contracts prevented him from releasing solo material for nearly two years.) The compilers have chosen well, taking slightly fewer songs from infamous duds like Escapology and Intensive Care (although those tracks appear on the first disc) and spending more time on his precocious, entertaining '90s albums I've Been Expecting You and Life Thru a Lens (plus the non-album single "Freedom," a George Michael cover that out-performed the original on the British charts). The compilation even finds time for four tracks from Swing When You're Winning, his standards side project, and the new track from his previous Greatest Hits, "Eternity." In the end, whether listeners want Greatest Hits or In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010 (or the original albums themselves) will depend mostly on the amount of time and money they're willing to spend, but In and Out of Consciousness certainly offers a full portrait of Robbie Williams, the greatest pop star of the '90s and 2000s that few people appeared to respect but everyone enjoyed.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/12/2010
Label: Astralwerks
UPC: 5099990783128
catalogNumber: 07831

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Robbie Williams   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

George Michael   Composer
Pet Shop Boys   Producer
Stephen Duffy   Composer
Steve Power   Producer
Desmond Child   Composer
Françoise Hardy   Composer
John Barry   Composer
Eric Bazilian   Composer
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Guy Chambers   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Dino Fekaris   Composer
Stephen Hague   Producer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Jerry Jeff Walker   Composer
Eliot Kennedy   Producer
Chris Lowe   Composer
Freddie Perren   Composer
Schmitt   Engineer
Neil Tennant   Composer
Karl Wallinger   Composer
Robbie Williams   Composer
Gary Barlow   Composer
Julian Broad   Cover Photo
Ekundayo Paris   Composer
Mike Ward   Producer
Tom Hingston   Art Direction
Kevin Andrews   Composer
Danny Spencer   Composer
Nelson Pigford   Composer
R. Williams   Composer,Producer
Mark Ronson   Producer
C. Carson Parks   Composer
Boots Ottestad   Composer
Soul Mekanik   Producer
Brandon Christy   Composer
K. Andrews   Composer
C.S. Heath   Composer
G. Barlow   Composer
L. Taylor   Composer
S. Dunbar   Composer
S. Duffy   Producer
Kelvin Andrews   Composer
Richard Scott   Composer
Craig Adam Russo   Composer

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In and Out of Consciousness: Greatest Hits 1990-2010 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the 3 CD/3 DVD set. It's the 3 CD only set. Don't order it if you are looking for the DVDs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
aritario More than 1 year ago
This is only 3cd set, doesn't come with dvd.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago