Robbie Williams, one of Britain’s most talented entertainers and singer-song writers, releases his new album Reality Killed The Video Star digitally on Astralwerks today. The CD version will be released on November 17 and will be enhanced to allow the user access to exclusive bonus content when the disc is inserted into a computer.
The single “Bodies” was released digitally on October 13 and is available in 2 special mixes – the Body Double Remix (Trevor Horn), and the Fred Falke Full Length Remix. “Bodies” is his biggest selling single in almost a decade and entered the UK charts at #2 and in the top 3 across Europe.
The album was produced by Trevor Horn (Paul McCartney, Seal, Pet Shop Boys, Cher) and features twelve brand new tracks (plus one reprise).
Reality Killed The Video Star was mostly written in Robbie’s home studio and was recorded in London. Among those who collaborated in the songwriting are Danny Spencer & Kelvin Andrews, Brandon Christy, Craig Russo, Richard Spencer and Scott Rudin, Chaz Jankel, Guy Chambers and Fil Eisler.
Of the legendary Trevor Horn’s production, Robbie says; “He’s added something to the record that I haven’t had on previous records – his genius”.
Continuing to talk about the album, Robbie says; “I want people to feel elated, I want them to dance, I want them to forget about who they are and where they are for 50 minutes – and, within those 50 minutes of forgetting who they are, I also hope people relate to the songs. This is a record that I’m very proud of – I think it’s fucking brilliant. I want it to be the record that, if people think of Robbie Williams, they go, “Yeah, Reality Killed The Video Star”.
In other news, it was recently confirmed that Robbie Williams had smashed the Guinness World Record for the second time when his first concert in 3 years held at London’s Roundhouse became the biggest ever simultaneous screening of a live concert; the rapturously received show was shown live in over 250 cinemas across 23 countries.
The track-listing for the album is:
YOU KNOW ME
DO YOU MIND?
LAST DAYS OF DISCO
DIFFICULT FOR WEIRDOS
WON’T DO THAT
MORNING SUN (REPRISE)