Robbie Williams’ first two albums to be re-released on vinyl
By Classic Pop | August 27, 2021
Robbie Williams will be reissuing his first two multi-million-selling solo albums, Life Thru A Lens and I’ve Been Expecting You, on vinyl for the very first time including a special edition white vinyl of Life Thru A Lens and aquamarine for I’ve Been Expecting You.
To be released on 24 September, both titles have been newly mastered at Abbey Road Studios, are pressed on 180g heavyweight vinyl and housed in gatefold sleeves, reproducing the original artwork. Both titles come with download codes.
Originally released in October 1997, Life Thru A Lens was Robbie Williams’ debut solo album. It entered the chart at No.11 but had to wait almost six months before it reached No.1. It eventually spent 147 weeks on the Top 100 and has been certified 8x Platinum by the BPI for UK sales in excess of 2 million copies. It includes the hit singles Old Before I Die (No.2), Lazy Days (No.8), South Of The Border (No.14), Let Me Entertain You (No.3) and Angels (No.4), the latter his biggest selling single to date.
Now certified 10 x Platinum by the BPI, with UK sales in excess of 2.5 million, I’ve Been Expecting You was originally released in October 1998 when it entered the chart at No.1. It returned to the summit the following January and once again a month later. It includes the hit singles Millennium (No.1), No Regrets (No.4), Strong (No.4) and She’s The One (No.1). No Regrets features backing vocals from Pet Shop Boys’ Neil Tennant and The Divine Comedy’s Neil Hannon, while album track Win Some Lose Some includes the ‘Telephone Voice’ of All Saints’ Nicole Appleton.
You can pre-order the albums now.