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I've Been Expecting You [Enhanced, Extra tracks, Import]

Robbie WilliamsAudio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)


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Out of all the members of Take That, Robbie Williams never really seemed to fit in. Roguishly handsome where his bandmates were merely cute, Williams was tougher and sexier than the rest, which made him more distinctive. He also fought regularly with the other members and their management, primarily because he was occasionally adverse to being so heavily packaged. So it didn't come as a ... Read more in Amazon's Robbie Williams Store

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  • Audio CD (May 21, 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Extra tracks, Import
  • Label: EMI Europe Generic
  • ASIN: B00000G5O3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #433,410 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Strong
2. No Regrets
3. Millennium
4. Phoenix From The Flames
5. Win Some Lose Some
6. Grace
7. Jesus In A Camper Van
8. Heaven From Here
9. Karma Killer
10. She's The One
11. Man Machine
12. These Dreams

Editorial Reviews

The former Take That leader's 1998 & second solo albumalbum. 12 tracks, including the international hit singles 'Strong', 'Millennium' and 'No Regrets'. No U.S. release exists!

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars America, You're Missing One of the Best! November 19, 2002
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
During the credits for "Bridget Jones Diary" I heard a fabulous rendition of "Have You Met Miss Jones?" and wondered who was singing. I found out after I saw Robbie Williams on BBC America singing "Miss Jones." Then I saw a concert movie of a Sloan Castle concert and began surfing the net for his CDs. I bought "I've Been Expecting You." I have not been disappointed. This is one of the best CDs I've ever heard. "Millenium" may be the big hit from this, but I adore "Karma Killer." The song is an anthem for anyone who's been burned in love, is mad as hell about it and doesn't care who knows! Great fun and enormously cathartic. I'm old enough to be Robbie's mother, but I can't fathom why he is not a major star in this country.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars STILL THE BEST!!!! February 20, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I've been so busy wearing out "Sing When You're Winning", Robbie's Fabulous new CD that I had neglected my old friend, "I've Been Expecting You". A couple weeks ago I picked it up again and concluded that this truly is Robbie at his best.
The true test of a good CD is when you can put it in and just leave it running or better yet, hit random and let your CD player surprise you. That's what you can do with I've Been Expecting You and you can't do that with a lot of other albums.
I've been playing it since 1999 and nothing has gotten old. The thing that make this album awesome is that the songs are complete with incredible lyrics and excellent music.
I still want to jump up and dance to the hip hop sound of "Millenium", I still think "No Regrets" is the ultimate break up song. "Pheonix From the Flames" is the best thing if you need to pick yourself and get going again.
And the love songs are here in full force (Unlike on "Sing When You're Winning", where Robbie is lamenting his lack of love. That too has its place but if you're looking for romantic ballads I've Been Expecting You is your best bet) "She's the One", is pure bliss, just listen to Robbie croon at a high pitch about the beauty of true love! "Heaven From Here" is almost like a prayer and it explores the protective, nuturing side of love and romance and the smooth sound of "Grace" will transport you.
The heavy rock numbers literally scream at you. The loud, angry "Karma Killer" is great to play when you're ticked off at someone and "Man Machine" rocks like no other track on this CD. (Play these two tracks really loud for maximum effect!)
But the real gem here is "Win Some, Lose Some"!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Robbie Is here To Stay December 10, 2002
Format:Audio CD
My subject line is what the title of this album should have been. Because by the summer of 1998, people doubted that Robbie could earn any respectability as a solo artist after his huge success with Life Thru A Lens, in particular his takeover of the UK charts with the hit single Angels that elevated Robbie as a mainstream pop phenomena.
But September 1998 came about and Robbie dropped the bomb. An instant classic chart-topper titled I've Been Expecting You. Along with Oasis, Robbie became the only British artist who released two consequetive number one hit albums back to back one year apart.
The album opens up with, surpisingly, a self confession, 'Strong' reveals that Robbie isn't who he really is in the public eye and that he is a man dealing with weaknesses and insecurity but that at the end of the day he feels happy to be making music. The track is an Oasis-esque rock song with the weirdest lyrics such as 'early mornin' when i wake up, i look like KISS but without the make-up, and that's a good line to take it to the bridge'
'No Regrets' is a powerful ballad, possibly more powerful than Angels. Robbie sticks and jabs at the unknown target with everything he's got. A song about losing a person you love so much and the anger and helplessness you feel that you talk to yourself about. 'Millenium' is a artsy pop song. Sounds disco with the theme of a James Bond movie. This is the song that crossed Robbie over the Atlantic and landed his first hit in America, but trust me there are way better tracks here and on his previous album than this one. 'Win Some Lose Some' features the voice of Robbie's ex and currently the love of Robbie's rival Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, Nicole Appleton. The song is a fun pop tune with those jingling acoustic guitar strums.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best British artists November 29, 1999
Format:Audio CD
I may quote a review from a different place: "Like Madonna, Williams can neither sing nor write particularly well, nor, like Madonna, does he need to." It's true, Williams may not be extraordinarily talented as to his singing, but what he has to say in his songs is quite touching. Besides, I have listened to view CDs that were as recommendable in their entirity as this one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We've been expecting him since then... January 28, 2004
By Debby
Format:Audio CD
"I've Been Expecting You"is an amazing album filled with surprises and Rob's creativity. I can never believe that Robbie actually finished producing it over a short period of time. Every track on it is unbelievable. Rob vividly portrays his living experiences in his songs. The enjoyment is second to none if you take your time rocking with Rob on the album.
"Millennium" the first single from this album caught my attention the first time I listened to it. Its magnificent rhythm and Rob's whispering in the background have really graced the song. Rob cooperated with Pet Shop Boys in "No Regrets" which is also my all-time favorite song of Rob. In addition to its great interlude and the brilliant rap when the song ends, the lyrics are intense and real, depicting the strong anguish of losing someone. You'll be even more moved if you know who Rob was referring to. "Strong" is a nice rock song. Rob sings as he subtly jeered himself and his philosophy. Rob once stated that he didn't like "She's the One" since it's the only song not written by himself on his albums. But he still sounds great and tender on that track.
All non-single tracks are no less powerful. Perhaps Rob had encountered so many things in 1998 that inspired him to make this marvelous work. This album is definitely a masterpiece. If you can only buy one album from Robbie Williams, I highly recommend this one. You can also find Rob's ex-fiancee talking on "Win Some, Lose Some." I guess the song is about the sweet moments they used to share. A very great song, indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Robbie Williams
Love this album! He's a fabulous singer. since seeing him in person, is not likely, this album is the next best thing!
Published 4 months ago by Maureen D. Wheeler
5.0 out of 5 stars Soul-Energizing
I've Been Expecting You is a delight. I cannot praise it enough. A masterpiece. Overflowing with sublime, catchy music, this 2nd effort by Robbie Williams far outshines his... Read more
Published on March 11, 2010 by Atli Hafsteinsson
5.0 out of 5 stars I didn't expect it to be sooooo good!!!!
I heard Robbie Williams for the first time in 1999 when I was living in Germany. "Millenium" was hitting the radio stations. I found this CD at a store and gave it a try. Read more
Published on May 17, 2009 by Alida Iglesias
4.0 out of 5 stars Great music
Got this mostly for Millenium but the style of music is one I really enjoy. I was really surprised when I started paying attention to some of the LYRICs, but you can't have... Read more
Published on February 15, 2008 by James D. Crabtree
5.0 out of 5 stars We�ve been expecting him since then? size=56...
"I've Been Expecting You?is an amazing album filled with surprises and Rob's creativity. I can never believe that Robbie actually finished producing it over a short period of time. Read more
Published on July 23, 2003 by Debby
4.0 out of 5 stars EXPECTATIONS FULFILLED !
The Follow-Up To The Hot-Shot Debut Album, Life Thru A Lens Does A Great Deal Of Justice To Robbie Fans' Claim That He Is The BIGGEST Thing From Britain Since THE BEATLES. Read more
Published on May 13, 2003 by "vishyvizard"
5.0 out of 5 stars Just great stuff
Everybody who hasn't bought this CD jet, misses a big part of the pop-culture!
Published on November 5, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars The Great Lost Pop Album - you will not be disappointed!
This is one of those rare albums where every song is a winner.
Mr. Boy Band in a previous life, Williams achieved the show biz miracle of coming back from a seriously washed... Read more
Published on January 24, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Spread the word-Robbie is here!!
I purchased this cd and Robbie's first cd "Life Thru a Lens" while my husband and I lived in Germany. Read more
Published on September 17, 2000 by S. Brotherton
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