Robbie Williams - Escapology
NME.COM feature on Robbie Williams - Escapology album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 28 August 2006
...determined to prove himself as human as the rest of us, but incapable of letting us forget he's a star...
In the olden days, Robbie Williams was in a band called Take That. But it was no fun! Robbie 's entire life was what the internet generation would come to know as a colon and an opening bracket. So he hitched a lift on the Oasis tour bus, did a song that sounded like 'Cigarettes & Alcohol', and that was that. Hooray for being free! Four albums later (or five, if you...
- Nov 21, 2002
Tracklisting click track to read more
- How Peculiar
- Something Beautiful
- Monsoon (Explicit)
- Sexed Up
- Love Somebody
- Handsome Man (Explicit)
- Come Undone (Explicit)
- Me And My Monkey (Explicit)
- Song 3
- Hot Fudge
- Nan's Song (Includes Hidden Tracks 'How Peculiar (Reprise)' And 'I Tried Love')
Robbie uses nursery rhymes as the hook for this comeback
- Oct 30, 2012
It's so self-referential that a yawning hole appears where Robbie's heart should be
- Nov 9, 2009
There’d be plenty to enjoy here, if only he’d stop trying so hard…BBC Electric Proms, Roundhouse, London, Tuesday, October 20
- Oct 28, 2009
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Singer announces new live shows as he says he is likely to rejoin Take That in the future
Singer says his former fiancee should be in a happy marriage
The track is the first to be taken from his new album 'Swings Both Ways'
Robbie Williams - Escapology: Wikipedia Album Entry
Escapology is a 2002 album by Robbie Williams, his fifth solo effort, and his last with producer and co-songwriter Guy Chambers. The most successful singles released from the album were "Feel" and "Something Beautiful". Escapology was arguably conceived as a concept album due to its lyrics being totally reflective about Williams' life as a popstar in Los Angeles, particularly his hopes ("Hot Fudge") and fears ("Monsoon").
Williams has said of the album that "half of it is written from the standpoint of 'Look, this is really me with my tears of a clown. Do they love me or hate me?' The rest of it is about somebody that I have to think I am to get up onstage. Because little me wouldn't get up there. It's too scary!"
The album was revised for the U.S. market upon its release there in 2003 and was named the 'Best Album by a Solo Male' in the International Category on the Oye! Awards in Mexico.
The album was certified as 7x Platinum in the UK.
This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.
In 2002, Williams signed a record-breaking £80 million contract with EMI. The contract featured a number of provisos, including the label ceding greater creative control to the artist and a commitment to breaking Williams in the US market. In return, EMI affirmed they would benefit from a cut of Williams' non-recording activities, including touring, publishing, and merchandising, thus protecting the company from any commercial downturn in the singer's album sales. So far it has become the biggest music deal in British history.
Williams began working on what would be his fifth studio album, after a year out recording, the album heralded a new era for Robbie; he had taken a more active role in the making of this album giving an indication of his growing confidence in the studio, and "One Fine Day", "Nan's Songs" and "Come Undone" were the firsts songs that Robbie wrote without Guy Chambers input. Most of the songs were recorded in Los Angeles, with most vocals sung naked, one of the songs that didn't make the album was even recorded in a Superman costume.
Initial critical response to Escapology was generally mixed. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 53, based on 11 reviews.
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