Label: Chrysalis - 7243 536826 2 0 • Format: CD Album • Country: Argentina • Genre: Jazz • Style: Swing
Performance dynamo and chameleonic entertainment personality Robbie Williams made a rapid Things - Robbie Williams - Swing When Youre Winning -- from English football hooligan to dapper saloon singer -- for his fourth LP, Swing When You're Winning.
Still, Williams' tribute to the great American songbook is a surprisingly natural fit with its intended target: '50s trad-pop patriarchs like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. And just like those two loveable rogues, Williams has brawled and boozed in the past, but isn't afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve; in fact, he's one of the few modern pop stars to fully embrace affecting balladry and nuanced singing.
Williams and longtime producer Guy Chambers are also extremely careful with their product, so it shouldn't be surprising that Swing When You're Winning has innumerable extra-musical touches to carry it over: the cover features Williams relaxing in the studio in a period suit; his contract with EMI enabled the addition of the treasured Capitol logo at the top of the Killing Winds - Intruder - A Higher Form Of Killing, and several tracks were even recorded at the famed Capitol tower in Hollywood.
Fortunately, Williams is no less careful with his performances. Since he lacks the authoritative air of master crooners like Sinatra and Bing Crosby along with the rest of humanityhe instead plays up his closer connections to the world of Broadway. His readings are dynamic and emotional -- sometimes a consequence Things - Robbie Williams - Swing When Youre Winning trying to put a new spin on these classics six of the covers are Sinatra standards, three are Bobby Darin's.
Though it may be an overly close tribute to a familiar original like many of the songs hereWilliams' considerable skills with expression and interpretation largely overwhelm any close criticism. He's definitely much better on the comedy songs, especially the hilarious "Well, Did You Evah" originally a duet for Crosby and Sinatra in the film High Society.
Lovitz's rounded tones and faux-affected airs are a spot-on interpretation of Brother Cros, while Williams' emulation of a boorish lug "That's a nice dress -- think I could talk her out of it? It could happen, too; Pierce Brosnan surely isn't growing any younger.
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