Wow. When I first heard that Robbie Williams was releasing ANOTHER greatest hits album, covering 20 years of songs…I could barely believe that he had been singing for 20 years. But then I watched the above trailer for the hits compilation, titled In and Out of Consciousness – The Greatest Hits 1990 – 2010 and it all became very real. What a legacy! While Williams has had faltering chart success here in the U.S. over in Europe he’s a pop legend, and rightfully so. Robbie Williams has got it all. He’s got the look…he’s got the voice…he’s got the moves (see the video for “Rock DJ“). I already have his last Greatest Hits album (2004‘s Greatest Hits) but I would consider purchasing this one as well.
The new set, due out on CD and DVD October 12th will be preceded by new single “Shame” (co-penned by Gary Barlow) on October 5th. This comprehensive 2-CD compilation features 39 songs and is coming to you via Astralwerks Records. Williams has sold 57 million albums, 11 million singles and has amassed 7 number 1 albums in his native United Kingdom, becoming the biggest selling UK solo artist. Quite an honor!
Says Williams in a Press Release – “It’s incredible to listen to the album and realize that it’s already been 20 years of making music and playing gigs. And the great thing about the album is that it’s not only a celebration of my past, but also a bridge to the future.” More on the final tracklisting when it becomes available! In the meantime, here’s to you Robbie. Here’s to 20 more years of hits.