‘Life Thru A Lens’ & ‘I’ve Been Expecting You’
Robbie Williams has reissued his first two multimillion-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” that are available exclusively at https://robbiewilliams.lnk.to/LPreissue.
Both titles were newly mastered at Abbey Road Studios. They are pressed on 180-gram heavyweight vinyl and housed in gatefold sleeves, reproducing the original distinctive artwork. Both titles come with download codes. (Purchase at https://robbiewilliams.lnk.to/LPreissue.)
Originally released in October 1997, “Life Thru A Lens” was 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 eight-times-Platinum by the BPI for U.K. 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 and voted the best song of the past 25 years at the 2005 BRIT Awards.
Now certified 10-times-platinum by the BPI, with U.K. 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.