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The Christmas Present (Deluxe)

Robbie Williams

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Releasing a Christmas album seems to be a rite of passage for all artists wanting to cement their place in the hearts of the people as a star (or even just to stay relevant…), yet some have accomplished this more successfully than others. This year it’s Robbie Williams who tries his hand at musical festive cheer: the end result is The Christmas Present, a soothing double album full of classic Christmas covers as well as a large serving of original songs (such as Coco’s Lullaby, dedicated to his daughter), guaranteed to get anyone in the holiday spirit.

In keeping with the genre, this Christmas album starts out featuring sultry strings and a smooth brass section to effectively bring relaxing, jazzy tones to the music, a departure for Robbie Williams who cut his teeth on chart-topping pop music. Indeed, Jamie Cullum features on the second track, a cover of Slade’s kitsch-but-classic Merry Xmas Everybody, this strong start signalling more great things to come over this hour-and-a-half of feel-good Christmas music. Williams has more help, from German singer Helene Fischer on a seductive cover of Santa Baby, and from the legendary Rod Stewart on Fairytales and Bryan Adams on Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). However the most surprising feature comes from British champion heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury on Bad Sharon, a lighthearted song praising all the cheerful mischief to be had at Christmas time. Towards the end, the sound falls more into the pop category, but the festive cheer never falters. A fun album where the original songs are as inventive and refreshing as the covers are timeless and comforting. © Christopher Steele/Qobuz

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DISC 1

1
Winter Wonderland 00:02:18

London Session Orchestra, Other - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Richard Smith, Composer, Lyricist - Felix Bernard, Composer, Lyricist - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Steve Sidwell, Other - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - John Parricelli, Guitar - Andy Vinter, Piano - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Janik Setz, Assistant Engineer - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Nathanael Graham, Assistant Engineer - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Laura Beck, Assistant Engineer - Hayden Watson, Assistant Engineer - LMA Choir, Choir - Stephanie Wallace, Other - Simon Hanning, Assistant Engineer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

2
Merry Xmas Everybody 00:03:33

Neville Holder, Composer, Lyricist - London Session Orchestra, Other - Guy Chambers, Producer, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Steve Sidwell, Other, Performance Arranger - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - John Parricelli, Guitar - Jamie Cullum, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Andy Vinter, Piano - Jim Lea, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Robbie Williams feat. Jamie Cullum, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

3
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! 00:01:57

London Session Orchestra, Other - Jule Styne, Composer - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Sammy Cahn, Lyricist - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Steve Sidwell, Other, Performance Arranger - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - John Parricelli, Guitar - Andy Vinter, Piano - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

4
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) 00:03:12

London Session Orchestra, Other - Richard Flack, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Robert Wells, Composer, Lyricist - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Steve Sidwell, Other - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - John Parricelli, Guitar - MELVIN H. TORME, Composer, Lyricist - Andy Vinter, Piano - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

5
Coco's Christmas Lullaby 00:02:55

London Session Orchestra, Other - Guy Chambers, Producer, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Recording Engineer - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Steve Sidwell, Other, Performance Arranger - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Kelvin Andrews, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Scott, Composer, Lyricist, Vibraphone, Celeste, Background Vocal - Danny Spencer, Composer, Lyricist - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Charmaine Baines, Background Vocal - John Parricelli, Guitar - Andy Vinter, Piano - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Ray Lamb, Other - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Stephanie Wallace, Other, Performance Arranger - Children's Choir, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Other - Mia Mcloughlin, Soloist - Stephanie Wallace Carr, Performance Arranger

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

6
Rudolph 00:03:40

London Session Orchestra, AssociatedPerformer - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Gian Piero Reverberi, Composer, Lyricist - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Steve Sidwell, Other - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Kelvin Andrews, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Scott, Composer, Lyricist, Background Vocal - Danny Spencer, Composer, Lyricist - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Charmaine Baines, Background Vocal - Robert Mellin, Composer, Lyricist - John Parricelli, Guitar - Andy Vinter, Piano - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Chloe Askew, Background Vocal - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - LMA Choir, Choir - Stephanie Wallace, Other - Stephanie Wallace Carr, Performance Arranger

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

7
Yeah! It's Christmas 00:02:48

London Session Orchestra, Other - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Steve Sidwell, Other, Performance Arranger - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Kelvin Andrews, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Scott, Composer, Lyricist, Bells, Vibraphone, Celeste - Scott Ralph, Composer, Lyricist, Vibraphone - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - John Parricelli, Guitar - Andy Vinter, Piano - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

8
It's a Wonderful Life 00:02:51

London Session Orchestra, Other - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Steve Sidwell, Other, Performance Arranger - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Kelvin Andrews, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Scott, Composer, Lyricist, Vibraphone, Celeste, Background Vocal - Danny Spencer, Composer, Lyricist - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Charmaine Baines, Background Vocal - John Parricelli, Guitar - Andy Vinter, Piano - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Pete Conway, Vocal - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Poppa Pete, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer - Robbie Williams feat. Poppa Pete, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

9
Let's Not Go Shopping 00:03:09

London Session Orchestra, Other - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Steve Sidwell, Other, Performance Arranger - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Kelvin Andrews, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Scott, Composer, Lyricist, Vibraphone, Background Vocal - Danny Spencer, Composer, Lyricist - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - John Parricelli, Guitar - Andy Vinter, Piano - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Lydia O'Dowd, Background Vocal

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

10
Santa Baby 00:03:27

London Session Orchestra, Other - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Philip Springer, Composer, Lyricist - Joan Javits, Composer, Lyricist - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Tony Springer, Composer, Lyricist - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - John Parricelli, Guitar - Helene Fischer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Andy Vinter, Piano - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - LMA Choir, Other - Stephanie Wallace, Other - Robbie Williams feat. Helene Fischer, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

11
Best Christmas Ever 00:03:45

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Drums - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Harpsichord, Organ, Piano, Celeste, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Programmer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Background Vocal - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Andy Caine, Background Vocal - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Chloe Askew, Background Vocal - Celeste Chambers, Background Vocal - Jim Board, Guitar - Ray Lamb, Other - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Children's Choir, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Other - Elsie Kay, Background Vocal

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

12
One Last Christmas 00:03:33

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Drums - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Background Vocal - Paul Stacey, Electric Guitar - Steve Sidwell, Performance Arranger - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Andy Caine, Background Vocal - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Martin Slattery, Organ, Piano - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Flynn Francis, Composer, Lyricist, Electric Guitar - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Jim Board, Electric Guitar - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Konrad Olsen, Composer, Lyricist - Alfie Caine, Background Vocal

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

13
Coco's Christmas Lullaby Reprise 00:01:15

London Session Orchestra, Other - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Steve Sidwell, Other - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Kelvin Andrews, Composer, Lyricist - Richard Scott, Composer, Lyricist, Vibraphone, Celeste, Background Vocal - Danny Spencer, Composer, Lyricist - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Charmaine Baines, Background Vocal - John Parricelli, Guitar - Andy Vinter, Piano - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Chris Hill, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Ray Lamb, Other - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Stephanie Wallace, Other - Children's Choir, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Other - Stephanie Wallace Carr, Performance Arranger

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

DISC 2

1
Time for Change 00:03:30

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Composer, Lyricist, Drums - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Vibraphone, Other, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Paul Stacey, Electric Guitar - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Andy Caine, Background Vocal - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Martin Slattery, Organ, Piano - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - David Catlin-Birch, Bass - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Tom Longworth, Composer, Lyricist, Electric Guitar, Celeste, Other, Background Vocal - Chloe Askew, Background Vocal - Jim Board, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Children's Choir, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Choir - Lottie Longworth, Background Vocal

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

2
Idlewild 00:04:08

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Composer, Lyricist, Drums - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Programmer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Background Vocal - Paul Stacey, Electric Guitar - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Andy Caine, Background Vocal - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Martin Slattery, Organ, Piano - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Timothy Metcalfe, Composer, Lyricist, Electric Guitar, Keyboards, Other, Background Vocal - Jim Board, Electric Guitar - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Alfie Caine, Background Vocal

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

3
Darkest Night 00:03:19

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Composer, Lyricist, Drums - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Composer, Lyricist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Background Vocal - Steve Sidwell, Other - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Andy Caine, Background Vocal - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Emily Parker, Background Vocal - Jim Board, Electric Guitar - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

4
Fairytales 00:03:33

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Composer, Lyricist, Drums, Percussion, Background Vocal - Martin Terefe, Composer, Lyricist - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Piano, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Acoustic Guitar - ROD STEWART, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Steve Sidwell, Other - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - John Garrison, Composer, Lyricist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Background Vocal - Andy Caine, Background Vocal - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Rita Farrell, Uilleann Pipes - Will Pound, Other - Chloe Askew, Background Vocal - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Emma Sweeney, Fiddle - Alfie Caine, Background Vocal - Robbie Williams feat. Rod Stewart, AssociatedPerformer - Michael Loney, Other - Pete Brazil, Accordion

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

5
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) 00:02:43

London Session Orchestra, Other - BRYAN ADAMS, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Piano - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - PHIL SPECTOR, Composer, Lyricist - Jeff Barry, Composer, Lyricist - Ellie Greenwich, Composer, Lyricist - Ralph Salmins, Drums - Paul Stacey, Electric Guitar - Steve Sidwell, Other, Performance Arranger - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Jeremy Stacey, Drums - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - John Parricelli, Acoustic Guitar - Andy Vinter, Piano - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Natalie Maddix, Other, Performance Arranger - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Liza Jennings, Performance Arranger - Robbie Williams feat. Bryan Adams, AssociatedPerformer - Rep Vocal Agency, Other

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

6
Bad Sharon 00:03:40

Karl Brazil, Composer, Lyricist, Drums, Background Vocal - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Piano, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Background Vocal - Mike Kearsey, Trombone - Mark Brown, Saxophone - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Andy Caine, Background Vocal - Ben Edwards, Trumpet, Performance Arranger - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Chloe Askew, Background Vocal - Jim Board, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Ray Lamb, Other - Benjamin Roy Castle, Composer, Lyricist, Keyboards, Background Vocal - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Children's Choir, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Other - Tyson Fury, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Robbie Williams feat. Tyson Fury, AssociatedPerformer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

7
Happy Birthday Jesus Christ 00:03:15

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Drums - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Percussion, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Background Vocal - Mike Kearsey, Trombone - Mark Brown, Saxophone - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Andy Caine, Background Vocal - Ben Edwards, Trumpet, Performance Arranger - Philipp Steinke, Composer, Lyricist, Piano, Synthesizer - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Martin Slattery, Organ, Piano, Other - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Natalie Maddix, Other, Performance Arranger - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Flynn Francis, Composer, Lyricist - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Chloe Askew, Background Vocal - Jim Board, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Liza Jennings, Performance Arranger - Konrad Olsen, Composer, Lyricist - Rep Vocal Agency, Other

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

8
New Year's Day 00:03:41

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Composer, Lyricist, Drums, Background Vocal - Nikolaj Torp Larsen, Piano - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Producer, Percussion, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Background Vocal - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Martin Slattery, Organ, Piano - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Natalie Maddix, Other, Performance Arranger - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Nayanna Holley, Background Vocal - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Chloe Askew, Background Vocal - Jim Board, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Steeve Sidwell, Other - Benjamin Roy Castle, Composer, Lyricist, Electric Guitar, Other - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Liza Jennings, Performance Arranger - Rep Vocal Agency, Other

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

9
Snowflakes 00:03:41

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Drums - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Xylophone, Other - Richard Flack, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Background Vocal - Mike Kearsey, Trombone - Mark Brown, Saxophone - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Andy Caine, Background Vocal - Ben Edwards, Trumpet, Performance Arranger - Philipp Steinke, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar, Programmer, Synthesizer - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Martin Slattery, Piano, Other - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Flynn Francis, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Chloe Askew, Background Vocal - Jim Board, Guitar - Ray Lamb, Other - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Konrad Olsen, Composer, Lyricist - Children's Choir, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Choir

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

10
Home 00:04:10

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Composer, Lyricist, Drums, Background Vocal - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Performance Arranger - Richard Flack, Programmer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Composer, Lyricist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Programmer, Synthesizer, Background Vocal - Charlie Parker, Background Vocal - Steve Sidwell, Other - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Jeremy Murphy, Engineer - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Sam Sure, Composer, Lyricist - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Emily Parker, Background Vocal - Chloe Askew, Background Vocal - Ray Lamb, Other - Hatty Parker, Background Vocal - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Children's Choir, Sylvia Young Theatre School, Other - Finlay Brazil, Background Vocal - Theodora Williams, Soloist

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

11
Soul Transmission 00:04:14

Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Simon Turner, Cello - Pete Whitfield, Violin, Performance Arranger - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Background Vocal, Vocal - Kelvin Andrews, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Recording Engineer - Richard Scott, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Recording Engineer, Background Vocal, Performance Arranger - Danny Spencer, Composer, Lyricist, Producer, Keyboards, Programmer, Recording Engineer - Scott Ralph, Background Vocal - Charmaine Baines, Background Vocal - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Nick Trygstad, Cello - Andy Gannon, Mixing Engineer - Sarah Brandwood Spencer, Violin - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Stephanie Wallace, Other, Performance Arranger - The LMA Choir, Choir

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

12
I Believe in Father Christmas (Bonus Track) 00:03:10

Pete Sinfield, Composer, Lyricist - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Keyboards - Richard Flack, Producer, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Greg Lake, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Serge Prokofieff, Composer, Lyricist - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Jim Board, Guitar - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

13
Not Christmas (Bonus Track) 00:03:25

London Session Orchestra, Other - Karl Brazil, Drums - Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Guy Chambers, Producer, Electric Guitar, Piano - Richard Flack, Producer, Percussion, Mixing Engineer, Recording Engineer - Owen Parker, Background Vocal - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - John Garrison, Bass - Andy Caine, Background Vocal - Philipp Steinke, Electric Guitar - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Martin Slattery, Organ, Piano, Other - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Adam Langston, Misc. Prod. - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Flynn Francis, Composer, Lyricist - Dan Ellis, Percussion - Timothy Metcalfe, Composer, Lyricist, Acoustic Guitar - Chloe Askew, Background Vocal - Jim Board, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Konrad Olsen, Composer, Lyricist

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

14
Merry Kissmas (Bonus Track) 00:02:42

Tony Cousins, Mastering Engineer - Paul Spong, Contractor - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, Vocal - Edwin Serrano, Composer, Lyricist - Robert Williams, Composer, Lyricist - Brahim Fouradi, Composer, Lyricist - Sean Barry, Recording Engineer - Edwin 'Lil Eddie' Serrano, Background Vocal - Memru Renjaan, Composer, Lyricist, Guitar - Felix Rashman, Recording Engineer - Matt Riley, Recording Engineer - Paul Laffree, Mixing Engineer - Carlos Vrolijk, Composer, Lyricist, Engineer, Recording Engineer - Project Money, Producer, Programmer - Joe Wander, Recording Engineer - Derek Diaz, Engineer

(P) 2019 Robert Williams / Farrell Music Limited

15
It Takes Two (Bonus Track) 00:04:22

Trevor Horn, Producer, Bass - Sylvia Moy, Composer, Lyricist - William Stevenson, Composer, Lyricist - Phil Palmer, Guitar - BERNARD EDWARDS, Producer - Ash Soan, Drums - ROD STEWART, Producer, FeaturedArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Andy Greenwood, Trumpet - Andy Wood, Trombone - Robbie Williams, MainArtist, AssociatedPerformer, Vocal - Tim Weidner, Mixing Engineer - Tom Rees-Roberts, Trumpet - Luis Jardim, Percussion - Andy Ross, Baritone Saxophone - Mike Davis, Trumpet - Mat Bartram, Recording Engineer - Simon Bloor, Guitar, Keyboards - Julian Hinton, Programmer - Jim Hunt, Tenor Saxophone - Nichol Thomson, Trombone - Sam Baker, Assistant Engineer, Programmer - James Gardiner-Bateman, Tenor Saxophone - Joel M Peters, Engineer, Programmer, Mixing Engineer - Marc McCouig, Assistant Engineer - Calum Landau, Cowbell - Robbie Williams feat. Rod Stewart, AssociatedPerformer

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Album Description

Releasing a Christmas album seems to be a rite of passage for all artists wanting to cement their place in the hearts of the people as a star (or even just to stay relevant…), yet some have accomplished this more successfully than others. This year it’s Robbie Williams who tries his hand at musical festive cheer: the end result is The Christmas Present, a soothing double album full of classic Christmas covers as well as a large serving of original songs (such as Coco’s Lullaby, dedicated to his daughter), guaranteed to get anyone in the holiday spirit.

In keeping with the genre, this Christmas album starts out featuring sultry strings and a smooth brass section to effectively bring relaxing, jazzy tones to the music, a departure for Robbie Williams who cut his teeth on chart-topping pop music. Indeed, Jamie Cullum features on the second track, a cover of Slade’s kitsch-but-classic Merry Xmas Everybody, this strong start signalling more great things to come over this hour-and-a-half of feel-good Christmas music. Williams has more help, from German singer Helene Fischer on a seductive cover of Santa Baby, and from the legendary Rod Stewart on Fairytales and Bryan Adams on Christmas (Baby Please Come Home). However the most surprising feature comes from British champion heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury on Bad Sharon, a lighthearted song praising all the cheerful mischief to be had at Christmas time. Towards the end, the sound falls more into the pop category, but the festive cheer never falters. A fun album where the original songs are as inventive and refreshing as the covers are timeless and comforting. © Christopher Steele/Qobuz

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In the family of funk Prince Rogers Nelson was a genre all by himself. In 40 years of career, he managed to mix the legacy of the founding fathers (James Brown, Sly Stone and George Clinton) with influences like rock 'n' roll, electro and even jazz. An exuberant and stunning groove that shone mainly between 1978 and 1988...

The New British Jazz Scene in 10 Albums

Hard bop, hip hop, free jazz, groove, electro, calypso, experimental or Caribbean: the key players of the new British jazz scene are open to everything. They know their classics like the back of their hands though they certainly don’t hold back from exploring all kinds of genres, making for a wonderfully eclectic sound. We look back over ten essential albums.

New Order: From Darkness to Dance-floor

How does one Mancunian group move from perhaps the gloomiest band of the punk era to a master of the dance-floor? In the early eighties, straight out of Joy Division’s ashes, New Order marked one of the first successful unions of rock’n’roll and dance music. A perfect soundtrack for a morose, Thatcherite England.

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