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Sing When You're Winning [Enhanced]

Robbie Williams Audio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD (28 Aug 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00004WGEI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  Mini-Disc  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,060 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Let Love Be Your Energy
2. Better Man
3. Rock DJ
4. Supreme
5. Kids
6. If It's Hurting You
7. Singing For The Lonely
8. Love Calling Earth
9. Knutsford City Limits
10. Forever Texas
11. By All Means Necessary
12. The Road To Mandalay

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BBC Review

Robbie Williams’ love of football was sure to manifest itself on a release before long, and for his third album he took inspiration from the terraces for its title and the pitch for its cover. But it’s not the colours of his beloved Port vale the singer sports on the record’s sleeve, instead wearing blue to suit the ground used in the shot, Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge. A visual analogy for how far the singer had come, or a comment on how out of place he felt in an industry always obsessed with the biggest and best rather than those grafting away at lower levels?

Neither, probably – it just looks good to have a number of Robbies celebrating the winning of some cup or other. Look at it, instead, as a way of expressing the man’s wealth and acclaim. Previous album I’ve Been Expecting You might’ve been a fully warts-and-all affair, peppered with close-to-the-bone lyricism revealing an artist questioning the rights and wrongs of his chosen calling, but it was a major success. And the fame must’ve gone to his head like never before, as Sing When You’re Winning’s more bombastic moments play out like a boastful child’s my-dad’s-better-than-your-dad posturing, a brash confidence at odds with collaborator Guy Chambers’ attempts to conjure some of the magic that characterised its predecessor. Supreme comes close to matching the atmosphere of No Regrets, but blows its chances with a painfully out-of-place rap.

Elsewhere, Rock DJ throbs with an electricity capable only of powering the weakest remote control racer, for all of seven minutes – a number one it might’ve been, but much of the track’s success was thanks to its inverted-commas controversial video, which won an MTV award for its effects but found itself banned, in its original, flesh-ripping form, in many territories. Knutsford City Limits is a dull explanation of how Robbie won’t change despite the all the commendations and criticisms to come his way, all dreary beats and sluggish guitar, and Forever Texas is an unwise bar-room blues number with all the repeat-play appeal of a four-hour Billy Ray Cyrus set.

The tender mid-section tracks If It’s Hurting You and Singing For the Lonely are pleasant diversions from the bluster that surrounds them, but focus had evidently slipped for this long-player. Not that its shortcomings prevented it from being the first of Williams’ albums to truly make an international impression. --Mike Diver

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
"Sing When You're Winning" is a valiant effort at a follow up album to the brilliant, and probably faultless, "I've Been Expecting You". Along with Guy Chambers, Robbie Williams has provided us with an album filled with catchy songs; Rock DJ, Supreme(I Will Survive), Betterman, Let Love Be Your Energy, If It's Hurting You, Kids, and The Road To Mandalay are the strongest tracks and you can easily hum along on first listening. The other tracks take longer to grow on you, although none are weak 'fillers'. Robbie has chosen to play havoc with anyone using a multi-disc CD player in shuffle mode by repeating the inclusion of a surprise secret track after the last published track (The Road To Mandalay). On the previous album, those who waited were treated to a couple of hidden tracks after long periods of silence. This time around after 25 minutes of silence Robbie chirps up that "I'm not doing one on this album". If you want to make a comparison with Oasis, Robbie's "I've been expecting you" album is his "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?". However, unlike Oasis, he has not followed up with a disappointing over hyped collection of fillers on a droning album based around one good song. Here in "Sing While You're Winning" there is plenty of variety and it will no doubt produce several chart toppers. Good value and worth getting
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Slow burning 3rd album 9 April 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
When I first heard the album I thought Robbie had had his day. The attitude of Life Thru' A Lens and the lyrical excellence of I've Been Expecting You seemed to be lacking, making this release less engaging, less sing-alongable, and shocker of shcockers a tiny bit dull.
However, once you're past the initial sense of disapointment more subtle gems begin to appear. Supreme has just the right mix of sarcasm and hope to touch a nerve. Rock DJ and Kids stick in your mind more resolutely than the first listening might suggest, and the album as a whole improves with repeat play.
Lacks the WOW factor of previous releases, but still delivers the goods.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best yet - Robbie is maturing! 1 Sep 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
No matter who the artist is, whenever you buy an album, the first couple of times you listen to it, there is one song which sticks in your mind, and becomes one of your preferred songs on the album. In the case of 'Sing When You're Winning', this song would have to be 'Supreme'. Whether its the use of Gloria Gaynors' 'I Will Survive', or just the true brilliance of the song I aren't sure, but either way, this song will make brilliant single material.
The album on the whole is very good, and definitely shows a more mature Robbie. This album is an improvement on the last, just as 'I've been expecting you' was an improvement on 'Life thru a lens' (all have been very good albums though!) The duet with Kylie is unexpected, but great.
The one downside to this otherwise brilliant album is its lack of tracklistings on the rear of the CD case, but with a bit of a creative mind, there are ways around this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre 10 Mar 2001
Format:Audio CD
A rather average offering from Robbie, especially if you compare it to his first album. I think Rock DJ and Kids are the best tracks, and the rest feel like fillers. Too many ballads for my liking. It seems as if this album was made just for the sake of it. No doubt it will be huge. It's lacking both lyrically and melodically and sounds like he is bored with the whole project. It can't even compare to the likes of Millennium and Jesus In A Camper Van from the last album, and Let Me Entertain You and Karma Killer from the first. Don't get me wrong, I love Robbie Williams, but I am deeply dissapointed with this offering.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, Fantastic ,Supreme 20 Feb 2001
Format:Audio CD
What can be said about this great Mr Williams. Once again he has produced a fantastic album with both up tempo and smoochy numbers. This album does not seem to be as commercialised as the previous two, but on this album his true ability, both singing and writing seems to be reaching its full potential.
I would recommend it to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Robbie sings and wins 1 Jan 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
What can I say? Quite a lot actually. One reason Robbie has always been a success is that he's such a versatile artiste. He does some loud and rocking songs (Rock Dj, Kids), some quiet and mellow (Singing for the Lonely, Love calling Earth). Cheeky, thoughtful, moving, fun... you name it, it's on the album, which means that there's something to please everyone on this album. If you remotely liked his last two albums, you'll love this. Robbie shows no sign of fading with a classic third album, and at any price, it's a bargain. One word of warning. If you own his last album ('I've Been Expecting You'), you will have noticed that there were two secret songs hidden in track 12 if you left it running. Well, there is something hidden 30 min after the end of track 12 on this album too. It's not what I expected though. Buy the Album and find out!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars "the boy done good" 2 Dec 2000
Format:Audio CD
If you thought his first 2 albums were good, then this album is a must have album. Whether robbie is being cheeky (rock dj, kids) or melancholy (If it's hurting you, better man) he is absolutely fantastic. An absolutely great album and i would reccomend it to anyone who likes decent, adult pop music.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing in comparison 1 Nov 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
As a big and unashamed fan of RW, I rushed to buy this in my country. Sadly, it is NOT as good as the previous 2 albums - too many winding, meandering slow numbers that never get close to touching 'Angels', and not enough if what he does best - the fun and fast stuff.
It's not a bad album, but I was looking forward to something better than this.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sing when you're winning.
Brilliant album, Sing when you're winning is one of Robbie's best. Love all the tracks. most of them hits too.
Published 2 months ago by Suzanne Tully
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Robbie's best albums
This is one of Robbie's best albums and one of the best pop albums around. There is so many classic songs in, from the hugely uplifting chorus of Let Love Be Your Energy, to the... Read more
Published on 15 July 2010 by Ben Nicholson
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Some artists only seem to strike gold occasionally in their careers. This seems to be true of Robbie Williams. Read more
Published on 14 Mar 2010 by Atli Hafsteinsson
5.0 out of 5 stars Knutsford City Limits

1/Let Love Be Your Enegey 4:14
I love this song.
It would be my favourite
if Knutsford City Limits. Read more
Published on 18 Aug 2009 by A. Donald
5.0 out of 5 stars My review for "Sing when you're Winning:!!!
Sing when you're Winning, is one of Robbie William's best albums. His next best album is "Swing when you're Winning:!!!
Published on 14 May 2005 by Mrs. Diane E. Wright
5.0 out of 5 stars He is definately a WINNER
All I have to say is that Robbie has released yet another great album, to which i am very pleased to own. Read more
Published on 26 Sep 2001 by vf41vixen@hotmail.com
4.0 out of 5 stars MORE OF THE SAME!
'Life Thru A Lens' and 'I've Been Expecting You' were brilliant, showing that Robbie has elements of an undiscovered genius about him - showmanship, songwriting ability, etc. Read more
Published on 5 Sep 2001
3.0 out of 5 stars Still Robbie's Star Qualities But Without The Sparkle!
not quite as good as the first two... the songs lack the original fizz that helped rob burst out of take that and into super stardom. Read more
Published on 8 Mar 2001 by rachannad@aol.com
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST OF BRITISH
This album is purely "Supreme" with not a single poor track on the whole CD. Look out for Knutford City Limits, Better man and Road to Mandalay as these are really good... Read more
Published on 27 Feb 2001
5.0 out of 5 stars Robbie rocks on!
Robbie's irreverent nature comes across from the moment you open the CD case. He plays every character in the artwork, from the players (both teams), manager and referee to the... Read more
Published on 17 Feb 2001
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