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Robbie Williams Reissues to Entertain You in March

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After a new double-disc compilation and a heavily-publicized reunion with U.K. boy band Take That (who will go on tour this year), EMI will have another batch of goodies for the Robbie Williams fan in your life: new CD/DVD reissues of the singer’s Chrysalis catalogue.

Williams – one of the most celebrated male singers in England, with more BRIT Award wins than anyone and some 60 million albums sold worldwide – recorded seven LPs for Chrysalis between 1997 and 2006. Each one topped the British charts and featured a myriad of hits, including No. 1 smashes “Millennium,” “Rock DJ” and “Eternity.” (Williams has since moved within EMI to Virgin, which released Reality Killed the Radio Star in 2009.)

While there will be no bonus tracks on the CDs, each will come with a DVD full of performances from various television programs across Europe, including Top of the Pops, Later…with Jools Holland and Wetten das?! Most of the performances have never been released on DVD before, and all will be included with digital reissues as well. (The lone exception is Swing When You’re Winning (2001), which will be paired with the Live at the Albert DVD from the same year. That CD/DVD set will not be replicated digitally.)

Interestingly, there appears to be no sign of remastering, either. EMI’s U.K. database fastidiously lists catalogue titles and often indicates when tracks are remastered, but no notes seem to exist on these new releases. There is, of course, also no sign of The Ego Has Landed (1999), Williams vastly underrated U.S. compilation culled from his first two records.

These sets will be available in the U.K. on March 21. Read all the track lists after the jump.

Robbie Williams, Life Thru a Lens (originally released as Chrysalis 72438 21313 2 8, 1997 – reissued EMI 50999 949413 2 6, 2011)

Disc 1: CD

  1. Lazy Days
  2. Life Thru a Lens
  3. Ego a Go Go
  4. Angels
  5. South of the Border
  6. Old Before I Die
  7. One of God’s Better People
  8. Let Me Entertain You
  9. Killing Me
  10. Clean
  11. Baby Girl Window/Hello Sir (hidden track)

Disc 2: DVD

  1. Old Before I Die (Top of the Pops – 4/25/1997) *
  2. Lazy Days (Top of the Pops – 7/25/1997) *
  3. South of the Border (Top of the Pops – 9/26/1997) *
  4. Angels (Top of the Pops – 12/19/1997) *
  5. Angels (Unplugged) (Top of the Pops – 1/16/1998) *
  6. Make Me Smile (Come Up and See Me)/You Can Leave Your Hat On/Land of a Thousand Dances (BRIT Awards Medley with Tom Jones – 2/9/1998)
  7. Interview (Parkinson – 2/13/1998) *
  8. Let Me Entertain You (Top of the Pops Special – 8/30/2000) *
  9. Killing Me (Top of the Pops – 4/17/1998) *

Robbie Williams, I’ve Been Expecting You (originally released as Chrysalis 72434 97837 2 0, 1998 – reissued EMI 50999 949420 2 6, 2011)

Disc 1: CD

  1. Strong
  2. No Regrets
  3. Millennium
  4. Phoenix from the Flames
  5. Win Some Lose Some
  6. Grace
  7. Jesus in a Camper Van
  8. Heaven from Here
  9. Karma Killer
  10. She’s the One
  11. Man Machine
  12. These Dreams
  13. Stand Your Ground (Hidden Track)
  14. Stalker’s Holiday (Hidden Track)

Disc 2: DVD *

  1. Millennium (Top of the Pops – 8/28/1998)
  2. Man Machine (Top of the Pops – 8/28/1998)
  3. No Regrets (Top of the Pops Special – 8/30/2000
  4. Strong (Later…with Jools Holland – 11/13/1998)
  5. Karma Killer (Later…with Jools Holland – 11/13/1998)
  6. Interview (Later…with Jools Holland – 11/13/1998)
  7. It’s Only Us (Top of the Pops, 11/26/1999)
  8. She’s the One (Wetten daß?!, Germany – 12/11/1999)

Robbie Williams, Sing When You’re Winning (originally released as Chrysalis 72435 28125 2 3, 2000 – reissued EMI 50999 949426 2 0, 2011)

Disc 1: CD

  1. Let Love Be Your Energy
  2. Better Man
  3. Rock DJ
  4. Supreme
  5. Kids (with Kylie Minogue)
  6. If It’s Hurting You
  7. Singing for the Lonely
  8. Love Calling Earth
  9. Knutsford City Limits
  10. Forever Texas
  11. By All Means Necessary
  12. The Road to Mandalay

Disc 2: DVD

  1. Rock DJ (Top of the Pops Special – 8/30/2000) *
  2. Kids (with Kylie Minogue) (Top of the Pops – 10/6/2000)
  3. Kids (with Kylie Minogue) (Live on the MTV Europe Music Awards, 11/16/2000) *
  4. Let Love Be Your Energy (Later…with Jools Holland – 12/2/2000) *
  5. Better Man (Later…with Jools Holland – 12/2/2000)
  6. Supreme (Top of the Pops – 12/8/2000) *
  7. Interview (Parkinson – 4/7/2001) *
  8. Eternity (Top of the Pops – 6/29/2001) *
  9. The Road to Mandalay (Top of the Pops Special – 8/30/2000) *

Robbie Williams, Swing When You’re Winning (originally released as Chrysalis 72435 36826 2 0, 2001 – reissued EMI 50999 949441 2 9, 2011)

Disc 1: CD

  1. I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen
  2. Mack the Knife
  3. Somethin’ Stupid (with Nicole Kidman)
  4. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me
  5. It Was a Very Good Year (with Frank Sinatra)
  6. Straighten Up and Fly Right
  7. Well, Did You Evah! (with Jon Lovitz)
  8. Mr. Bojangles
  9. One for My Baby
  10. Things (with Jane Horrocks)
  11. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head?
  12. They Can’t Take That Away from Me (with Rupert Everett)
  13. Have You Met Miss Jones?
  14. Me and My Shadow (with Jonathan Wilkes)
  15. Beyond the Sea
  16. Outtakes (Hidden Track)

Disc 2: DVD – Live at the Albert (originally released as Chrysalis 72434 92685 9 3, 2001)

  1. Intro
  2. Have You Met Miss Jones?
  3. Mack the Knife
  4. Straighten Up and Fly Right
  5. Let’s Face the Music and Dance
  6. Well, Did You Evah! (with Jon Lovitz)
  7. The Lady is a Tramp
  8. Things (with Jane Horrocks)
  9. One for My Baby
  10. Mr. Bojangles
  11. I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen
  12. Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me
  13. Beyond the Sea
  14. Me and My Shadow (with Jonathan Wilkes)
  15. Ain’t That a Kick in the Head
  16. It Was a Very Good Year
  17. My Way
  • Aftershow and Backstage Footage
  • Well Swung documentary

Robbie Williams, Escapology (originally released as Chrysalis 72435 80605 2 2 – reissued EMI 50999 949447 2 3, 2011)

Disc 1: CD

  1. How Peculiar
  2. Feel
  3. Something Beautiful
  4. Monsoon
  5. Sexed Up
  6. Love Somebody
  7. Revolution
  8. Handsome Man
  9. Come Undone
  10. Me and My Monkey
  11. Song 3
  12. Hot Fudge
  13. Cursed
  14. Nan’s Song/How Peculiar (Reprise) (Hidden Track)/I Tried Love (Hidden Track)

Disc 2: DVD *

  1. My Culture (1 Giant Leap feat. Robbie Williams & Maxi Jazz) (Later…with Jools Holland – 12/6/2002)
  2. Feel (Wetten daß?!, Germany – 12/7/2002)
  3. Feel (Top of the Pops – 12/13/2002)
  4. Sexed Up (Top of the Pops – 1/10/2003)
  5. Come Undone (The National Lottery – 4/12/2003)
  6. One Fine Day (The National Lottery – 4/12/2003)
  7. Something Beautiful (CD:UK – 11/23/2002)
  8. Come Undone (TV4 Late Night with Luuk, Sweden – 4/25/2003)

Robbie Williams, Intensive Care (originally released as Chrysalis 09463 41823 2 4, 2005 – reissued EMI 50999 949451 2 6, 2011)

Disc 1: CD

  1. Ghosts
  2. Tripping
  3. Make Me Pure
  4. Spread Your Wings
  5. Advertising Space
  6. Please Don’t Die
  7. Your Gay Friend
  8. Sin Sin Sin
  9. Random Acts of Kindness
  10. The Trouble with Me
  11. A Place to Crash
  12. King of Bloke and Bird

Disc 2: DVD *

  1. Radio (Top of the Pops – 10/2/2004)
  2. Radio (Later…with Jools Holland – 10/15/2004)
  3. Misunderstood (Top of the Pops – 12/4/2004)
  4. The Trouble with Me (Top of the Pops – 10/23/2005)
  5. Tripping (Later…with Jools Holland – 11/4/2005)
  6. Ghosts (Later…with Jools Holland – 11/4/2005)
  7. A Place to Crash (Later…with Jools Holland – 11/4/2005)
  8. Advertising Space (Top of the Pops Christmas Special – 12/25/2005)
  9. Misunderstood (Wetten daß?!, Germany – 12/11/2004)
  10. Tripping (Especial Nochebuena Con Los Lunnis, Spain, 12/24/2005)

Robbie Williams, Rudebox (originally released as Chrysalis 00946 377047 2 1, 2006 – reissued EMI 50999 949456 2 1, 2011)

Disc 1: CD

  1. Rudebox
  2. Viva Life on Mars
  3. Lovelight
  4. Bongo Bong and Je Ne T’Aime Plus
  5. She’s Madonna
  6. Keep On
  7. Good Doctor
  8. The Actor
  9. Never Touch That Switch
  10. Louise
  11. We’re The Pet Shop Boys
  12. Burslem Normals
  13. Kiss Me
  14. The 80’s
  15. The 90’s
  16. Summertime/Dickhead (Hidden Track)

Disc 2: DVD – The Rudebox Shorts *

  1. The 80’s
  2. Bongo Bong
  3. Goodbye to the Normals
  4. Never Touch That Switch
  5. Good Doctor: Ingham Infiltrates
  6. Kiss Me
  7. The ActorViva Life on Mars
  8. The 80’s/£12.50

* denotes previously unreleased material

Written by Mike Duquette

February 21, 2011 at 09:43

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