- 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|
|3. No Regrets|
|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|
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 :)
Also, this version omits the song "Jesus in a Camper Van," presumably over the legal trouble Williams faced with that song.
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..Read more ›