Monday, September 26, 2016

Robbie Williams Looks to Set Chart Records With New Album, "Heavy Entertainment Show"

by VVN Music

Worldwide superstar Robbie Williams will release his eleventh solo studio album on November 4, Heavy Entertainment Show.

We've lamented about Williamsphobia in America, practically the only country in the world where Williams is not immensely popular. Robbie doesn't even try to build an audience here anymore after neither his original group, Take That, or his solo material has been able to grab hold.

After a second album of standards (2013's Swings Both Ways), Williams has returned to his pop-rock sound, releasing a preview of the album with this preview clip for the title track:

In the U.K., the album could be a record setter according to the Official Charts Company. So far, he has had eleven number 1 albums as a solo artist including nine of his ten studio albums and two hits collections. No mainstream Williams releases have ever peaked lower than number 2 in Britain.

If the album goes to number 1, and there would be little reason to think that it won't, he will tie Elvis Presley for the most chart topping albums by a male solo artist, also putting him in a tie for second place on the all artists list with Madonna. The Beatles top the list with fifteen number 1.

The track list:
  • Heavy Entertainment Show
  • Party Like A Russian
  • Mixed Signals
  • Love My Life
  • Motherfucker
  • Bruce Lee
  • Sensitive
  • David's Song
  • Pretty Woman
  • Hotel Crazy (ft. Rufus Wainwright)
  • Sensational
Deluxe Edition additions:
  • When You Know
  • Time On Earth
  • I Don't What To Hurt You (with John Grant)
  • Best Intentions
  • Marry Me
Robbie performed at the Apple Music Festival in London on Sunday night:

Main Set
  • Let Me Entertain You (from Life Thru a Lens, 1997)
  • Rock DJ (from Sing When You're Winning, 2000)
  • Monsoon (from Escapology, 2002)
  • Come Undone (from Escapology, 2002)
  • Back for Good (from Take That's Nobody Else, 1995)
  • Minnie the Moocher (from Swings Both Ways, 2013)
  • Somethin' Stupid (from Swing When You're Winning, 2001)
  • Millennium (from I've Been Expecting You, 1998)
  • Better Man (with Peter Williams) (from Sing When You're Winning, 2000)
  • Motherfucker (from Heavy Entertainment Show, 2016)
  • Old Before I Die (from Life Thru a Lens, 1997)
  • Strong (from I've Been Expecting You, 1998)
  • Candy (from Take the Crown, 2012)
  • Feel (from Escapology, 2002)
  • Kids (from Sing When You're Winning, 2000)
  • My Way (b-side of single Better Man, 2001)
  • Angels (from Life Thru a Lens, 1997)
  • Sensational (from Heavy Entertainment Show, 2016)