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Take That! Robbie Williams to Be Compiled Once More (UPDATED 9/16)

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Virgin has released the cover art for a new compilation by Robbie Williams, the consummate U.K. pop star. The two-disc set, In and Out of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010, the final entry on Williams’ longtime contract with EMI, will compile 39 tracks from throughout his long career, including two brand new ones: “Shame” and “Heart and I,” both co-written by Gary Barlow, who was a member with Williams in the British boy band sensation Take That. (Williams will follow this release, it’s recently been announced, by re-joining Take That for a year to release a new album and tour. Put in American terms, this is like if Justin Timberlake re-joined N*SYNC.)

If you’re not familiar with Williams, it’s alright – he never made much of an impact in the States. In England, however, he’s nothing short of a legend, winning 16 BRIT Awards (more than any artist in history) and scoring 30 solo Top 40 hits and seven consecutive chart-topping LPs between 1997 and 2006. Among the British music luminaries he’s collaborated with are Kylie Minogue, Trevor Horn, Steven Duffy, Mark Ronson, The Pet Shop Boys and Stephen Hague. So yeah, across the pond he’s something of a big deal.

(UPDATE 9/16: As if two discs of Robbie weren’t enough, there’s going to be a couple of configurations with even more discs. One will have three CDs, the third comprised of B-sides and rarities. One will include two DVDs of all the accompanying videos alongside the two CDs. And another, six-disc set will pair all those discs with a live set from 2005 on DVD. Big deal, indeed!)

The set is due on October 11 in the U.K., and you can read the track list after the jump.

Robbie Williams, In and Out of Consciousness: The Greatest Hits 1990-2010 (Virgin, 2010)

Disc 1

  1. Shame (with Gary Barlow) – 4:23
  2. Heart and I (with Gary Barlow)
  3. You Know Me – 4:27
  4. Bodies – 4:04
  5. Morning Sun – 4:05
  6. She’s Madonna (with The Pet Shop Boys) – 4:16
  7. Lovelight – 4:02
  8. Rudebox – 4:44
  9. Sin Sin Sin – 4:09
  10. Advertising Space – 4:37
  11. Make Me Pure – 4:33
  12. Tripping – 4:36
  13. Misunderstood – 4:01
  14. Radio – 3:50
  15. Sexed Up – 4:11
  16. Something Beautiful – 4:48
  17. Come Undone – 3:55
  18. Feel – 4:22
  19. Mr. Bojangles – 3:17

Disc 2

  1. I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen – 3:17
  2. Somethin’ Stupid (with Nicole Kidman) – 2:50
  3. The Road to Mandalay – 3:18
  4. Eternity – 5:01
  5. Let Love Be Your Energy – 4:06
  6. Supreme – 4:18
  7. Kids (with Kylie Minogue) – 4:46
  8. Rock DJ – 4:18
  9. It’s Only Us – 2:52
  10. She’s the One – 4:18
  11. Strong – 4:58
  12. No Regrets – 5:10
  13. Millennium – 4:05
  14. Let Me Entertain You – 4:21
  15. Angels – 4:27
  16. South of the Border – 3:53
  17. Lazy Days – 3:53
  18. Old Before I Die – 3:54
  19. Freedom – 4:20
  20. Everything Changes – Take That – 3:34

Disc 3: B-sides and rarities

  1. Often
  2. Karaoke Star
  3. Toxic
  4. My Culture – 1 Giant Leap featuring Robbie Williams & Maxi Jazz
  5. Nobody Someday (Demo Version)
  6. Get a Little High
  7. One Fine Day
  8. Coffee, Tea and Sympathy
  9. Do Me Now (Demo)
  10. The Postcard
  11. Meet the Stars
  12. Don’t Stop Talking
  13. Don’t Say No
  14. Lonestar Rising
  15. 15 Lola
  16. The Only One I Know – Mark Ronson feat. Robbie Williams
  17. Elastik
  18. Long Walk Home

Discs 4 and 5: Music Videos (DVD – same track list as Discs 1 (except Track 2) and 2)

Disc 6: Live at The Velodrom, Berlin – 2005 (previously unreleased)

  1. Ghosts
  2. Feel
  3. A Place to Crash
  4. Supreme
  5. The Trouble with Me
  6. Advertising Space
  7. Spread Your Wings
  8. Angels
  9. Millennium
  10. Come Undone
  11. Sin Sin Sin
  12. Tripping
  13. No Regrets
  14. Rock DJ
  15. Make Me Pure

Disc 1, Tracks 1-2 and Disc 3, Track 18 are new recordings
Disc 1, Tracks 3-5 from
Reality Killed the Video Star (Virgin, 2009)
Disc 1, Tracks 6-8 from Rudebox (Chrysalis, 2006)
Disc 1, Tracks 9-12 from Intensive Care (Chrysalis, 2005)
Disc 1, Tracks 13-14 from Greatest Hits (EMI, 2004)
Disc 1, Tracks 15-18 from Escapology (EMI, 2002)
Disc 1, Track 19/Disc 2, Tracks 1-2 from Swing When You’re Winning (EMI, 2001)
Disc 2, Tracks 3-8 from Sing When You’re Winning (EMI, 2000)
Disc 2, Tracks 9-13 from
I’ve Been Expecting You (Chrysalis, 1998) (Track 9 only issued on later pressings of the album)
Disc 2, Tracks 14-18 from Life Thru a Lens (EMI, 1997)
Disc 2, Track 19 from non-LP single (EMI, 1996)
Disc 2, Track 20 from
Everything Changes (BMG, 1993)
Disc 3, Tracks 1-2 from “Kids” CD single (EMI, 2000)
Disc 3, Track 3 from “Eternity” single (EMI, 2001)
Disc 3, Track 4 from
1 Giant Leap (Palm Pictures, 2002)
Disc 3, Track 5 from “Feel” CD single (EMI, 2002)
Disc 3, Track 6 from “Sexed Up” CD single (EMI, 2003)
Disc 3, Track 7 from “Come Undone” CD single (EMI, 2003)
Disc 3, Track 8 from “Something Beautiful” CD single (EMI, 2003)
Disc 3, Tracks 9-10 from “Misunderstood” CD/DVD single (EMI, 2004)
Disc 3, Track 11 from “Tripping” CD single (Chrysalis, 2005)
Disc 3, Track 12 released as digital single (Chrysalis, 2005)
Disc 3, Track 13 from “Advertising Space” CD single (Chrysalis, 2005)
Disc 3, Track 14 from “Rudebox” CD single (Chrysalis, 2006)
Disc 3, Track 15 previously unreleased – recorded for BBC Radio 1, 2007
Disc 3, Track 16 from Version (Columbia, 2007)
Disc 3, Track 17 from “Morning Sun” single (Virgin, 2010)

Written by Mike Duquette

September 16, 2010 at 10:24

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