Live at Knebworth

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For the DVD of the same event, see What We Did Last Summer. For the Beach Boys' album, see Good Timin': Live at Knebworth England 1980.
Live at Knebworth
Live album by Robbie Williams
Released 29 September 2003
Recorded 2003
Genre Pop rock, adult contemporary
Length 72:37
Label EMI
Robbie Williams chronology
Escapology
(2002)
Live at Knebworth
(2003)
Greatest Hits
(2004)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Live at Knebworth, also known as Live Summer 2003 with different cover text, is a live album by English pop singer Robbie Williams, recorded and released in 2003. The album is his first live album, and is a compilation of songs performed during three consecutive shows at Knebworth, England.

The three shows attracted a total of 375,000 fans. It is the second fastest and biggest selling live album ever in the United Kingdom behind William's former band Take That's live album The Greatest Day.[2] It has been certified 2x Platinum by the IFPI for sales over 2 million copies.[3]

The DVD released of that Summer's three performances at Knebworth Park was entitled "What We Did Last Summer", a reference to the film I Know What You Did Last Summer.[citation needed] It went on to sell 350,000 in the United Kingdom. In Australia, the DVD went on to sell 165,000 copies, 25,000 more than the actual album.

Williams' former Take That band mate Mark Owen was invited to perform "Back for Good" on stage with him at Knebworth. This was the first time the two had performed together since the band split in 1996. After performing with Williams, Owen returned to the spotlight signing a deal with Island/Universal Records.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Let Me Entertain You" – 5:54
  2. "Let Love Be Your Energy" – 4:46
  3. "We Will Rock You" – 1:18
  4. "Monsoon" – 5:11
  5. "Come Undone" – 5:34
  6. "Me and My Monkey" – 7:20
  7. "Hot Fudge" – 5:44
  8. "Mr. Bojangles" – 5:26
  9. "She's the One" – 5:43
  10. "Kids" – 7:22
  11. "Better Man" – 2:12
  12. "Nan's Song" – 4:50
  13. "Feel" – 5:16
  14. "Angels" – 5:56

Pregaps[edit]

Between song Banter and various mini-songs can be found between some of the songs on the album in pregaps. Here is a list of the pregaps.

  • Robbie Williams talking to the audience (0:41, between tracks 4 and 5)
  • Robbie Williams talking to the audience (0:37, between tracks 5 and 6)
  • Robbie Williams introducing "Hot Fudge" (0:06, between tracks 6 and 7)
  • Robbie Williams introducing Max Beesley whilst singing a little song about him (1:35, between tracks 7 and 8)
  • Robbie Williams talking to Max Beesley whilst Beesley plays a song on piano (1:21, between tracks 8 & 9)
  • Robbie Williams talking to the audience (1:20, between tracks 9 and 10)
  • Robbie Williams singing a song about Knebworth and his mother (1:10, between tracks 10 and 11)
  • Robbie Williams introducing "Nan's Song" (0:18, between tracks 11 and 12)
  • Robbie Williams introducing "Feel" (1:31, between tracks 12 and 13)
  • Robbie Williams introducing "Angels" (0:44, between tracks 13 and 14)

Singles[edit]

In Mexico, EMI Music sent a promotional CD to radio stations featuring "Feel" and "Angels" live from the show.[4]

Certifications, peaks and sales[edit]

Country Peak position Certification (if any) Sales/shipments
Argentina 7 3× Platinum[5] 120,000+
Australia 3 2× Platinum[6] 140,000+
Austria 1 2× Platinum[7] 60,000+
Belgium 5
European Top 100 Albums 2× Platinum[8] 2,000,000
Italy 4
Denmark Platinum[9] 30,000+
Finland 10 Gold[10] 15,303+
France 12 Gold[11] 100,000+
Germany 1 9× Gold[12] 900,000+
Hungary Gold[13] 5,000+
Netherlands Gold[14] 40,000+
New Zealand 6 Platinum[15] 15,000+
Portugal 1 (5 weeks) 2× Platinum[16] 40,000+
Sweden 7 Gold[17] 20,000+
Switzerland 2 2× Platinum[18] 80,000+
United Kingdom 2 2× Platinum[19] 600,000+

DVD release[edit]

Country Peak position Certification (if any) Sales/shipments
Argentina 10 Gold[20] 20,000+
Australia 1 12× Platinum[21] 180,000+
Finland Gold[22] 4,838+
France 2× Platinum[23] 40,000+
Germany 1 11× Gold[24] 525,000+
Mexico 9 Gold[25] 10,000+
Netherlands Gold[14] 40,000+
Portugal 12× Platinum[26] 96,000+
United Kingdom 1 7× Platinum[27] 350,000+

Concert track listing[edit]

The album was recorded in three evenings in Knebworth and then cut. The set lists for the three performances were:

Set lists[edit]

Track Evening 1 Evening 2 Evening 3
1 "Let Me Entertain You" "Let Me Entertain You" "Let Me Entertain You"
2 "Let Love Be Your Energy" "Let Love Be Your Energy" "Let Love Be Your Energy"
3 "We Will Rock You" "Monsoon" "We Will Rock You"
4 "Monsoon" "Come Undone" "Monsoon"
5 "Come Undone" "Strong" "Come Undone"
6 "Strong" "Me and My Monkey" "Strong"
7 "Me and My Monkey" "Hot Fudge" "Me and My Monkey"
8 "Hot Fudge" "Mr. Bojangles" "Hot Fudge"
9 "Mr. Bojangles" "Supreme" "Mr. Bojangles"
10 "She's the One" "Better Man" "She's the One"
11 "Supreme" "Nan's Song" "Supreme"
12 "No Regrets" "Feel" "Kids"
13 "Kids" "Rock DJ" "Back for Good" (with Mark Owen)
14 "Better Man" "Angels" "Better Man"
15 "Nan's Song" "Back for Good" "Nan's Song"
16 "Feel" - "Feel"
17 "Rock DJ" - "Rock DJ"
18 "Angels" - "Millennium"
19 "Back for Good" - "Angels"

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