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Ive Been Expecting You
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Williams's explosive sophomore album dominated the UK charts in 1998 and 1999 with the 1-2-3-4 chart punches of "Millennium", "No Regrets", "Strong" and "She's The One". His energetic live shows and relentless touring took him to the summit of the UK pop charts which he dominated in this period and propelled him to superstardom. Amazingly, the feat was not repeated in the US, but it really didn't matter. Williams had taken his career to the next level and his Take That past was but a fading memory in the sunset. The Japanese edition of William's second hit album features 2 hidden tracks: 'Stand Your Ground' & 'Stalker's Day Off'. Also includes the megahits 'Millenium', 'No Regrets' and the controversial 'Jesus In A Camper Van'.
Robbie Williams, ex-Bad Boy du boy's band anglais Take That, devenu un exceptionnel showman, débute sa carrière solo avec un l'album Life Thru A Lens doté d'un tube massue "Angels". Sur sa lancée, empochant les suffrages des foules pop et des fans de rock, il enregistre un deuxième opus I've Been Expecting You où il combine avec panache le rock mélodique des meilleurs Beatles ("Win Some Lose Some" ou "Heaven From Here"), la pop synthétique des classieux Pet Shop Boys ("No Regrets", avec d'ailleurs Neil Tennant aux choeurs ainsi que Neil Hannon de Divine Comedy) ou le kitsch intemporel façon Tom Jones ("Millenium"). Bien épaulé par Guy Chambers, ex-World Party, cet excellent compositeur-arrangeur octroie à "l'homme de l'année 1998" une crédibilité musicale inédite grâce au florilège de pépites pop qui illuminent ce recommandable Life Thru A Lens. --Sabrina Silamo
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Mr. Boy Band in a previous life, Williams achieved the show biz miracle of coming back from a seriously washed up career and substance dependency. Having been dismissed as a no talent has-been, he came back with four superlative albums of substance and broad appeal. This one is the best of the lot.
Each song stands up well on its own, from the minor US alternative hit "Millenium", with its catchy string loops and witty acknowledgement of celebrity shallowness, to the anthemic "Phoenix From The Flames". Williams also provides a fine demonstration of the British penchant for clever lyrics throughout.
The song order is well-thought out, with the complex rhythms of "Jesus in a Camper Van" and the (ripping mad!) angst of "Karma Killer" broken up by hummable ballad, "Heaven From Here". This interspersement of showcase tracks with quietly majestic ones occurs throughout the album and enhances the impact of each song.
I've lent this album to three people and all of them purchased it immediately afterward. Happy listening.
The true test of a good CD is when you can put it in and just leave it running or better yet, hit random and let your CD player surprise you. That's what you can do with I've Been Expecting You and you can't do that with a lot of other albums.
I've been playing it since 1999 and nothing has gotten old. The thing that make this album awesome is that the songs are complete with incredible lyrics and excellent music.
I still want to jump up and dance to the hip hop sound of "Millenium", I still think "No Regrets" is the ultimate break up song. "Pheonix From the Flames" is the best thing if you need to pick yourself and get going again.
And the love songs are here in full force (Unlike on "Sing When You're Winning", where Robbie is lamenting his lack of love. That too has its place but if you're looking for romantic ballads I've Been Expecting You is your best bet) "She's the One", is pure bliss, just listen to Robbie croon at a high pitch about the beauty of true love! "Heaven From Here" is almost like a prayer and it explores the protective, nuturing side of love and romance and the smooth sound of "Grace" will transport you.
The heavy rock numbers literally scream at you. The loud, angry "Karma Killer" is great to play when you're ticked off at someone and "Man Machine" rocks like no other track on this CD. (Play these two tracks really loud for maximum effect!)
But the real gem here is "Win Some, Lose Some"!Read more ›
One of the best tracks on the album is it's opening track "Strong". This showcases a more vulnerable side of Rob, one rarely seen in his work. It shows that even beyond the Hype, Rob still struggles with his own image. Another great track is his cover of the World Party song "She's The One", Very Beautiful!!
Other key tracks to listen to are the ballads "Heaven From Here" and "These Dreams"; The mid tempo dance tracks "No Regrets" (produced by Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant), and "Millennium"; the rockers "Win Some, Lose Some" and "Karma Killer"; and the bossa-nova light "Grace". Very good album altogether, can't wait to hear what solo CD #3 will sound like!!
Most recent customer reviews
During the credits for "Bridget Jones Diary" I heard a fabulous rendition of "Have You Met Miss Jones?" and wondered who was singing. Read morePublished on Nov. 19 2002 by Iris Aster
Everybody who hasn't bought this CD jet, misses a big part of the pop-culture!Published on Nov. 5 2002
Any qualms the critics may have had about Robbie Williams solo career after leaving the early 90's pop sensation, TAKE THAT were crushed when this truly excellent album was... Read morePublished on Aug. 23 2000 by email@example.com
All of his CDs are well written and wonderfully sung. He is awesome and so is this album!Published on March 5 2000 by Abby
Angels brought Robbie Williams the critical success he needed to make it as an artist outside of Take That. Read morePublished on March 4 2000 by Aidan McCaffery
This album is very good - so buy it! If you like Robbie then you won't be disappointed. There are tracks like 'Strong' and 'Jesus in a camper van' which are pure guitar pop and... Read morePublished on Jan. 11 2000 by firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great album. If you like Robbie then buy it - you won't be disappointed. There's a real mixture of ballards like the piano led 'she's the one' as well as the more... Read morePublished on Jan. 10 2000