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Ego Has Landed Import


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  • Audio CD (May 4 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: EMI Music Canada
  • ASIN: B00000IP2X
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews)

1. Lazy Days
2. Millennium
3. No Regrets
4. Strong
5. Angels
6. Win Some Lose Some
7. Let Me Entertain You
8. Jesus in a Camper Van
9. Old Before I Die
10. Killing Me
11. Man Machine
12. She's The One
13. Karma Killer
14. One Of God's Better People

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By A Customer on April 23 2004
Format: Audio CD
I have been into Robbie's music since it all began with 'Take That' when I lived in England. I moved to the States in '93, so had to import his solo efforts.
This US release combines the best tracks from his first two albums "Life Thru a Lens" and "I've Been Expecting You". This combination makes a really great album from beginning to end, I love every track. Robbie has such wit in his lyrics, and the songs are just plain fun.
I would recommend, however, trying to get the original issue of "The Ego Has Landed" which included 'Jesus In A Camper Van'. This is a great track, full of humour, and for some reason the later issuing replaced it with the good, but slow "Phoenix From The Flames". I would also recommmend picking up other Robbie albums such as "Escapology" and "Swing When You're Winning" which sees a more mature side to the robster :)
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Format: Audio CD
This album, culled from two of Williams' previous British albums, serves an introductory crash-course for Americans who are wondering what the deal is with this international celebrity. The best song on the album is obviously the sweet ballad "Angels," a song which secured Williams' position as a credible boy-band survivor (he was formally part of Take That). However, this album is full of hits: "She's the One" and "One of God's Better People" are two more beautiful ballads; "Man Machine," "Let Me Entertain You," and "Karma Killer" are the ones you blast really loud; "Strong," "Lazy Days," and "Old Before I Die" are the ones you sing along with. The album also includes "Millennium," the video of which includes Williams in various James Bond moments. The whole album is one perfect pop ride. Williams never gets overly personal with his lyrics, but with laugh-out-loud verses that go "I hope I live/to see the day/the Pope gets high," you don't really care. All pop music should sound this good.
Also, this version omits the song "Jesus in a Camper Van," presumably over the legal trouble Williams faced with that song.
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Format: Audio CD
Not unlike another reviewer, I discovered Robbie Williams late in the game. Indeed, I only just heard his music a month ago, which is startling, considering his solo hits date from 1997. When I did finally see him on an MTV Europe special, I was staggered by his talent! I was also initally taken aback by his apparent self-absorption [to wit: "The EGO . .."], but realized later that it is part of his facade. He is much more self-deprecating than self-promoting, and he possesses an irrestible charm and wit. In truth, that I first saw him in live performance doing more recent material certainly colored my impression of this CD, "The Ego Has Landed." It is a compilation for the American audience of songs from his first two albums. The selections, many of which were gigantic hits in Europe, are nonetheless representations of his early solo work and initial collaboration with Guy Chambers. By comparison with what's found on his later albums, therefore, they sound rudimentary and incomplete. A few still reflect an apparent reluctant transition from the Take That boy-band days, while others, such as "Win Some Lose some" are at best bubble-gum pop. EMI tried to introduce him to his cousins across the pond by using previous winners instead of fresher numbers, and the strategy backfired. Even though "Angels," his first break through hit, has a timeless, classic innocence, and "Millennium," a haunting James Bond-esque quality, they are obscured by the majority of weaker efforts (with the possible exceptions of "Let Me Entertain You" or "You're The One"). Make no mistake: I think Robbie Williams is arguably the most gifted and dynamic young entertainer around. Yet, this album is not the best sample of his wares.Read more ›
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By Brittany Rose on April 1 2004
Format: Audio CD
Going back and re-listening to this album a few years after its release its clear Robbie Williams deserves to have made a mark on the music industry in the way he has. His lyrics and music alnoe make the album enjoyable, and Williams' cheeky part boy band, part ol timer, part rocker voice makes for a stand-out sound to the album as a whole.
There are a number of singles that were released either in the UK, US, or both in a few cases...The album starts off with the upbeat Lazy Days which isn't bad, but not the best song, then goes right into the dreamy "Millenium" with crazy lyrics and a really unique violin riff, a single that did well on 'both sides of the pond'. "No Regrets" Is one of my fave songs, another UK single I believe that is mid-tempo and quite bitter towards an ex of Robbies. "Strong" is another guitar-esque mid-tempo track you will find scattered throughout the album, but def. one of the stronger ones...I'm not sure if it was a single but it sounds really familiar. Cute lyrics in the beginning about Rob's dad.
"Angels" Is another standout on the album that did well in both the US and Uk. Its a beautiful soaring ballad about love and sprituality...gorgeous, I can never stop listening to this. "Win Some, Lose Some" is another guitar-mid-tempo (we'll call them GMT's) track with a good chorus but the rest is a bit...blase. "Let Me Entertain You" Is another big classic Robbie hit, awesome lyrics and really get and up and go style of song, when ur in the right mood for it, its an amazing track.
Tracks 8-11 aren't particularly special in my mind, some more GMT stuff and a bit more or a rock edge here and there..
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