Robbie Williams – The Christmas Present (Deluxe) (2019/2020) [FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Robbie Williams – The Christmas Present (Deluxe) (2019/2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 01:31:56 minutes | 1,04 GB | Genre: Pop, Holiday
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Columbia

Robbie Williams is definitely keen to take on Michael Bublé as the King of Christmas! After releasing his Number 1 Christmas album ‘The Christmas Present’ in November 2019, Robbie has now put out another Christmas single, ‘Can’t Stop Christmas’, which has come out today (20th Nov) and you can hear it on the Signal 1 playlist!

Teasing the song on his social media profile, the former Take That star shared a photo of himself looking characteristically whilst cheeky wearing a Christmas jumper, with the caption, ‘Can’t Stop Christmas – who’s ready?’

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


1. Robbie Williams – Winter Wonderland
2. Robbie Williams – Merry Xmas Everybody
3. Robbie Williams – Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
4. Robbie Williams – The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
5. Robbie Williams – Coco’s Christmas Lullaby
6. Robbie Williams – Rudolph
7. Robbie Williams – Yeah! It’s Christmas
8. Robbie Williams – It’s a Wonderful Life
9. Robbie Williams – Let’s Not Go Shopping
10. Robbie Williams – Santa Baby
11. Robbie Williams – Best Christmas Ever
12. Robbie Williams – One Last Christmas
13. Robbie Williams – Coco’s Christmas Lullaby Reprise
14. Robbie Williams – Can’t Stop Christmas
15. Robbie Williams – Time for Change
16. Robbie Williams – Idlewild
17. Robbie Williams – Darkest Night
18. Robbie Williams – Fairytales
19. Robbie Williams – Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
20. Robbie Williams – Bad Sharon
21. Robbie Williams – Happy Birthday Jesus Christ
22. Robbie Williams – New Year’s Day
23. Robbie Williams – Snowflakes
24. Robbie Williams – Home
25. Robbie Williams – Soul Transmission
26. Robbie Williams – I Believe in Father Christmas (Bonus Track)
27. Robbie Williams – Not Christmas (Bonus Track)
28. Robbie Williams – Merry Kissmas (Bonus Track)