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I've Been Expecting You

Robbie Williams Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (20 May 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B0000676WX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 11,825 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Strong 4:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. No Regrets 5:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Millennium 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Phoenix From The Flames 4:020.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Win Some Lose Some 4:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Grace 3:120.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. It's Only Us 2:500.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Heaven From Here 3:050.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Karma Killer 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. She's the One 4:180.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Man Machine 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. These Dreams (Contains Hidden Tracks 'Stand Your Ground' And 'Stalker's Day Off')31:243.99  Buy MP3 

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Robbie Williams is the only ex-Take That-er to have achieved both major sales and widespread credibility, but his second album I've Been Expecting You is a mixed bag. With the singles "Millennium", "Strong" and "No Regrets", the album is unashamedly Life Thru a Lens Part Two. Full of self-parody ("My breath smells of a thousand fags/and when I'm drunk I dance like me dad"), the cheeky chappie's personality shines through on every track. His voice has improved no end since, and the album includes his finest moment to date: "No Regrets", which features backing vocals by the Divine Comedy's Neil Hannon and Pet Shop Boy Neil Tennant, and is not alone in playing on that James Bond-alike thing. In fairness it has to be said that there are some duff tracks ("Jesus in a Camper Van"), but these are easily outweighed by the likes of loud and noisy "Karma Killer", with full orchestral arrangement. In a typically audacious manner, "You Win Some You Lose Some" opens with the voice of ex-girlfriend Nicole Appleton. The nation as a whole seems to be in love with Robbie, and it is this fascination, this desire for him to be good, that makes his music work as well as it does. --Ronita Dutta

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Robbie's second album I've Been Expecting You is at least as good as any album I've ever heard, including Life Thru A Lens. Ballads like the excellent She's The One and angst ridden tracks like Strong all show what a genius Robbie is and how much he has come on since his days with Take That. Robbie is currently working on his third album, a must for every music fan I hear.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Soul-Energizing 11 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
I've Been Expecting You is a delight. I cannot praise it enough. A masterpiece. Overflowing with sublime, catchy music, this 2nd effort by Robbie Williams far outshines his mismatched debut Life Thru a Lens. I've Been Expecting You is as interesting and involving as its sleeve might suggest, and then some.

The first three songs on the album are its most famous hits - "Strong, "No Regrets" and (my mother's favourite) "Millennium". Wonderful as all of these are, they only scrape the gist of the treasure that is I've Been Expecting You. "Phoenix from the Flames" is beautiful and soulful, and "Win Some Lose Some" has a great chorus.

However, for me it's with track 6, "Grace", that the album really begins to touch ether. Sublime, moving... a good taste of what's coming.

Track 7 is interesting - on earlier versions of the album, here you'd find "Jesus in a Camper Van". Following a lawsuit from an artist I can't name over Robbie supposedly unlawfully using the phrase "I am the way", the track was removed. In its place, we hit the single "It's Only Us". I couldn't be more delighted with the exchange. "Jesus in a Camper Van" was always my least favourite track off the album, one that simply did not channel the album's spirit. "It's Only Us" is short, energetic and feisty. Sometimes copyright issues can be for the better.

"Heaven from Here" and "Karma Killer" hurl you from one mood to the next, masterfully. From exquisite, peaceful contentness to full-on, soul-searching brutality."Karma Killer" is very refreshing, powerful and furious, even risking a little humour by closing with a chorus of barking dogs (and perhaps not the dogs you had in mind).

K. Wallinger's "She's the One" kicks in at this point, one you surely recognise. A wonderful song for sure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Another excellent album 29 Mar 2000
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Format:Audio CD
This is another excellent album from Robbie Williams, not quite as good as Life Thru A Lens imho but coming pretty close. The singles are great songs - from Millennium to my personal favourite She's The One - but the quality of the other tracks is what makes this album great. If you like any of his work, then you'll like this album because he maintains brilliant quality throughout.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rare album 2 Jan 2000
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A rare album in which every single track is as excellent as the previous. You'll find it extremely difficult picking out a favourite among favourites.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sheer brilliance 14 Dec 1999
Format:Audio CD
Coming from his first album which I have to admit had a couple of the best songs I've ever heard, I knew that Robbie would really have his work cut out for him in even trying to equal its success. but with songs like 'Strong', 'Millenium' and 'Win some, lose some' Robbie definitely shows that he can keep on churning out the brilliance.
Some undoubtedly excellent pieces of music and I can't wait for his next album, well done Robbie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sheer Brilliance! 11 April 2000
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Format:Audio CD
OK, so he's arrogant, a little bit up-himself and has an ego bigger than Brit Award collection but Robbie Williams is a musical legend...well, perhaps not yet, but he WILL be. I don't have "Life Thru A Lens" but if it is half as good as "I've been expecting you" then Robbie's done well. There are many albums nowadays that have two good songs (usually the single releases) and the rest are dissapointing and repetitive. This album is different and in my opinion Millenium and No Regrets are probably the worst two songs on it. Karma Killer is ROCKIN' and with songs like Phoenix from the Flames, Win Some Lose Some and the beautiful Heaven From Here, this album is one of the best I have ever heard. Enjoy...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Can't Get Enough! 22 Dec 1999
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Format:Audio CD
Being from the US, my first introduction to Rob was "Millennium" and I immediately bought "The Ego Has Landed". It's the first CD I've owned in 5 yrs where I can listen to every single track w/o the need to skip any. Therefore, when I found out the songs were a compilation of 2 other albums, I knew I had to have them, and I wasn't disappointed. His first album is a classic; some of my favorite songs aren't even on 'Ego'. However, here he has mangaged to escape the sophomore curse by producing a CD that surpasss his first. Not only has his voice matured, but his writing is phenomenal! The clincher, is the fact that Robbie has managed to satiate musical schizophrenics like myself who often find themselves listening to every genre of music available today. "Millennium" offers pure pop served on a hip-hop beat; "Grace" obviousy showcases his rat pack influence, "No Regrets" is simply a melancholy masterpiece; "Karma Killer" totally rocks out; "Strong" pure guitar pop, "Jesus in a Camper Van", (although not too critically acclaimed, is one of my favorites)is the meeting of folk and hip-hop; and "Phoenix from the Flames" is one of the most uplifting mission statements I've ever heard. But, in my opinion, the singular thing that catapults this CD, as well as Robbie, into a class all its own, is the fact that he can bring all these genres of music together and create a sound that's uniquely Robbie, instead of a night at the karaoke bar.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Robbie Williams CD I've Been Expecting You
100% satisfied excellent CD

Well done Robbie another happy fan

you have always had the X Factor

thank you very much
Published 4 months ago by loup
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favourite albums!
Ahh Robbie! What fabulous memories this brings back from when I originally bought this album...on cassette!!! I love each track and it hasn't lost any of its appeal over the years. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Spud
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album
Very easy to listen to and enjoyable. Lots of very familiar songs and a few you might have forgotten about.
Published 11 months ago by D. Sims
So glad I found this product so cheap as a replacement for my old one which was worn out by too many plays
Published 12 months ago by marilyn phillips
5.0 out of 5 stars Expectations.
Robbie old style which is just as good as Robbie new style. Not a bad track on the album which I will play until it's worn out.
Published 22 months ago by Mrs. L. Cooper
3.0 out of 5 stars A Curate's Egg, If you know what I mean...
...as such, good in parts. I must admit that I am not the biggest fan of Robbie's music, and I hate Mr. Williams himself. Read more
Published on 3 July 2003 by "thedevonportroar"
5.0 out of 5 stars Jolly Good
A good follow up to Life Thru A Lens, containing strong material, including the number one single Millennium. Read more
Published on 10 Mar 2001 by J. Grant
4.0 out of 5 stars An album which gets better every time you listen
This album has everything you could want. Almost every song is catchy, from the beautiful ballad "She's the one" to the loud, exciting "Karma killer". Read more
Published on 8 July 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Smash Hit!
Well, another great album from our Rob! If there was going to be an album which would top Life Thru A Lens, Robbie did it brilliantly! Read more
Published on 4 July 2000
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this one BUY THIS ONE buy this one !
I've been expecting u is one of the best c.d.'s I have purchased. The first time I listen to it every song went to no. 1 on my favs list. With this c. Read more
Published on 6 Jun 2000
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