Reality Killed the Video Star

Performers Robbie Williams

Astralwerks | November 10, 2009 | Compact Disc

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Photographer: Julian Broad.
Robbie Williams' Rudebox was one of the most enjoyable records of his career, but it wasn't a commercial success. Its follow-up, Reality Killed the Video Star, attempts to right the ship, and as such, it becomes everything its predecessor was not. The album is given an MOR blockbuster production by Trevor Horn, with arrangements by his longtime co-writer Anne Dudley. As such, it certainly has the sound it needs to succeed with Williams' aging audience and also clean up on BBC Radio 2. Williams remains an excellent ballads singer, well-suited for this grandiose backing. The album is front-loaded with quality, beginning with "Morning Sun," the best and most deeply felt song on the album. Apparently written after the death of Michael Jackson, it begins with a classic example of the taken-two-ways lyric: "How do you rate the morning sun." ~ John Bush

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 10, 2009

Genre: Alternative

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 2

Label Name: Astralwerks

UPC: 5099930969827

Found in: Alternative

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Reality Killed the Video Star

Performers Robbie Williams

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: November 10, 2009

Genre: Alternative

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 2

Label Name: Astralwerks

UPC: 5099930969827


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Morning Sun --
2.Bodies --
3.You Know Me --
4.Blasphemy --
5.Do You Mind --
6.Last Days of Disco --
7.Somewhere --
8.Deceptacon --
9.Starstruck --
10.Difficult for Weirdos --
11.Superblind --
12.Won't Do That --
13.Morning Sun (Reprise) --
14.[CD-ROM Track] --
0.DISC 2: --
1.Shoot the Video Star --

Editorial Notes

Photographer: Julian Broad.
Robbie Williams' Rudebox was one of the most enjoyable records of his career, but it wasn't a commercial success. Its follow-up, Reality Killed the Video Star, attempts to right the ship, and as such, it becomes everything its predecessor was not. The album is given an MOR blockbuster production by Trevor Horn, with arrangements by his longtime co-writer Anne Dudley. As such, it certainly has the sound it needs to succeed with Williams' aging audience and also clean up on BBC Radio 2. Williams remains an excellent ballads singer, well-suited for this grandiose backing. The album is front-loaded with quality, beginning with "Morning Sun," the best and most deeply felt song on the album. Apparently written after the death of Michael Jackson, it begins with a classic example of the taken-two-ways lyric: "How do you rate the morning sun." ~ John Bush