Sunday, 13 November 2016

ROBBIE WILLIAMS THE HEAVY ENTERTAINMENT SHOW

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The Heavy Entertainment Show

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The Heavy Entertainment Show
Heavy Entertainment Show cover.png
Studio album by Robbie Williams
Released4 November 2016
RecordedJune 2015 – June 2016
Length38:37
LabelColumbia
Producer
Robbie Williams chronology
Under the Radar Volume 1
(2014)
The Heavy Entertainment Show
(2016)
Singles from Heavy Entertainment Show
  1. "Party Like a Russian"
    Released: 30 September 2016
  2. "Love My Life"
    Released: 20 October 2016
The Heavy Entertainment Show is the eleventh studio album by the English recording artist Robbie Williams. It was released on 4 November 2016 through Columbia Records.

Contents

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Background[edit]

In May 2016, it was announced that Robbie Williams had signed a recording contract with Sony Music. Robbie Williams said in statement: "They're [Sony Music] inspired, I'm inspired. I'm more ready than I ever have been and I'm totally convinced I'm in the right place. I look forward to working on this album, which is an album I'm immensely proud of, in this exciting new partnership with Sony Music."[1]

Release and promotion[edit]

The album was announced on 25 September 2016, and the same day the album's title track "Heavy Entertainment Show" was released as an "instant grat" through iTunes Store.[2] The album's first official single, "Party Like a Russian", was released on 30 September 2016.[3] The second single, "Love My Life", was released on 20 October 2016.[4] On 7th November, Williams announced a Europe Stadium-Tour for Mid-2017 to promote his album. Dates were revealed on his Website, Presale is scheduled to start on November 9th.[5]
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(61/100) [6]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[7]
The Guardian3/5 stars[8]
NME4/5 stars[9]
The Independent2/5 stars[10]
Evening Standard4/5 stars[11]
Daily Mail3/5 stars[12]

Commercial performance[edit]

Two days before the album was released in the Netherlands, Williams received a gold edition of the album during his appearance on RTL Late Night on 2 November 2016 for over 20,000 pre-orders of the album in the country. It debuted at number 1 on the UK album's chart with combined first week sale's of 67,000 copies sold.[13]

Track listing[edit]

  • Credits adapted from iTunes metadata.
The Heavy Entertainment Show – Standard edition[14]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."The Heavy Entertainment Show"  
  • Chambers
  • Richard Flack
3:22
2."Party Like a Russian"  
  • Chambers
  • Flack
3:02
3."Mixed Signals"   Stuart Price3:58
4."Love My Life"  
3:28
5."Motherfucker"  
  • Williams
  • Flynn Francis
  • Timothy Metcalfe
  • Chambers
  • Flack
4:17
6."Bruce Lee"  
  • Williams
  • McFadden
  • Price
Price3:13
7."Sensitive"  
Price3:16
8."David's Song"  
  • Chambers
  • Flack
4:14
9."Pretty Woman"   Robson2:55
10."Hotel Crazy" (with Rufus Wainwright)
  • Wainwright
  • Williams
  • Chambers
  • Chambers
  • Flack
4:25
11."Sensational"  
  • Mike Curb
  • Mack David
  • Williams
  • Chambers
  • Wainwright
  • Heath
  • Chambers
  • Flack
3:47

Charts[edit]


Chart (2016)Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[16]4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[17]3
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[18]8
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[19]1
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[20]12
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[21]2
Hungarian Albums (MAHASZ)[22]21
Irish Albums (IRMA)[23]1
Italian Albums (FIMI)[24]5
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[25]17
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[26]22
Scottish Albums (OCC)[27]1
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[28]7
UK Albums (OCC)[29]1

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