Robbie Williams - Swing When You're Winning
NME.COM feature on Robbie Williams - Swing When You're Winning album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 28 August 2006
There are, nonetheless, a couple of good songs on here...
Oh, we've been expecting you Mr Williams . With your cheeky antics. With your lady friends. With your sinister Mr Big, Guy Chambers, the musical power behind your Posh -and- Becks -style throne. Come to bring us 12 songs that will join the illustrious canon of last-orders choruses, hen-night anthems and form food for Saturday morning pre-teen thought. Expecting you? We heard you coming:...
- Aug 22, 2000
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- I Will Talk And Hollywood Will Listen
- Mack The Knife
- Somethin' Stupid
- Do Nothing Till You Hear From Me
- It Was A Very Good Year
- Straighten Up And Fly Right
- Well, Did You Evah
- Mr Bojangles
- One For My Baby
- Ain't That A Kick In The Head
- They Can't Take That Away From Me
- Have You Met Miss Jones? (Swing When Version)
- Me And My Shadow (As Performed By Sammy Davis Jr And Frank Sinatra)
- Beyond the Sea
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
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The track is the first to be taken from his new album 'Swings Both Ways'
Robbie Williams - Swing When You're Winning: Wikipedia Album Entry
Swing When You're Winning is a traditional pop album by English pop singer Robbie Williams, released in 2001. Consisting mainly of pop standard song covers common to the Great American Songbook, this album is his fourth solo album released in the United Kingdom and his fifth solo album overall. Aside from the title, the album is not directly associated with Williams' previous album, Sing When You're Winning.
Born from his life-long love for Frank Sinatra - combined with the success of the track "Have You Met Miss Jones?" that he recorded for the film "Bridget Jones's Diary" in early 2001 - the album was recorded at the Capitol Studios in Los Angeles, California.
The album features the UK number one single "Somethin' Stupid", a duet with Nicole Kidman. Additional featured songs include versions of "Beyond The Sea" which was featured in the 2003 animated motion picture Finding Nemo, and "Have You Met Miss Jones", which was part of the soundtrack in the 2001 film Bridget Jones's Diary. The album's first song, "I Will Talk and Hollywood will Listen", is the only original song on the album.
The album featured duets with actors Rupert Everett, Nicole Kidman, Jon Lovitz and Jane Horrocks, as well as a special guest performance from Robbie's friend and former flatmate Jonathan Wilkes. Surprisingly the album features a duet with Frank Sinatra on the song "It Was a Very Good Year", in which Williams sings the first two verses, and a recording of Sinatra is used for the vocals on the third and fourth verses. Williams explains this came about after one of his session musicians played his vocals to Sinatra's family. This musician was purportedly a good friend of the family, and played with Sinatra on the original release of "It Was a Very Good Year". Additionally, backing musicians for portions of the album include the London Session Orchestra.
Williams was able to fulfil a lifetime's dream by appearing in a one man showcase at London's Royal Albert Hall with the London Session Orchestra, released on DVD as Robbie Williams Live at the Albert in 2001.
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