Under the Radar Volume 1

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Under the Radar Volume 1
Under The Radar Volume 1 album cover.jpg
Compilation album by Robbie Williams
Released 8 December 2014 (2014-12-08)
Recorded 1997–2013
Length 55:33
Label Self-released
Producer Guy Chambers
Robbie Williams chronology
Robbie Williams: Classic Album Selection
(2013)Robbie Williams: Classic Album Selection2013
Under the Radar Volume 1
(2014)
The Heavy Entertainment Show
(2016)The Heavy Entertainment Show2016

Under the Radar Volume 1 is a compilation album[1][2] by English singer Robbie Williams, comprising demos, B-sides and rarities. It was released exclusively through Williams' website on 1 December 2014.[3]

Release[edit]

Williams announced the album on 28 November 2014, when it was made available for pre-order exclusively through RobbieWilliams.com. The album was officially released in CD format three days later, on 1 December 2014, with a digital edition following on 8 December 2014.[4]

The opening song "Bully" was released for free on 1 December to Williams' fans, presented by Café Royal, who promoted it on the same day in the brand's first television advert as part of the campaign "In the service of good taste".[5]

Recording[edit]

"The Brits" was written and recorded over the course of two days in February 2013 and was released as a free demo through Williams' website. It was written as a nod to the awards ceremony.[6]

Reception[edit]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Bully"Robbie Williams • Tim Metcalfe • Flynn FrancisTim Metcalfe • Flynn Francis3:21
2."Raver"Williams • Metcalfe • FrancisTim Metcalfe • Flynn Francis3:54
3."H.E.S."Williams • Metcalfe • FrancisWTNSS3:38
4."The Edge"Williams • Guy ChambersChris HeathGuy Chambers • Richard Flack4:07
5."All Climb On"Williams • ChambersGuy Chambers • Richard Flack4:35
6."Surrender"Williams • Metcalfe • FrancisTim Metcalfe • Flynn Francis4:06
7."Love Is You"Williams • Jeremy MeehanJeremy Meehan3:44
8."The Cure"Williams • Chambers • HeathGuy Chambers • Richard Flack4:09
9."The Pilot"Williams • Chambers • Heath • NozukaGuy Chambers • Richard Flack3:50
10."The Brits"Williams • ChambersGuy Chambers4:49
11."National Treasure"Williams • Chambers • HeathGuy Chambers • Richard Flack4:26
12."Super Tony"Williams • Kelvin Andrews • Daniel Spencer • Richard Scott • Scott RalphDaft Dog • Candy Flip3:23
13."Greenlight"Williams • Metcalfe • FrancisTim Metcalfe • Flynn Francis3:34
14."Bullet"Williams • Metcalfe • FrancisTim Metcalfe • Flynn Francis3:51
Total length:55:33

Volume 2[edit]

On 11 July 2017 Williams announced that the follow up to the album, Under the Radar Volume 2, would be released in November of that year and was available to pre-order from his official website.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Take That's Gary Barlow says Robbie Williams DIDN'T tell him about "marketing stunt" album release - Unreality TV". 2 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Robbie Williams releases brand new LP entitled 'Under The Radar: Volume 1' - Out Now! - Music Scene".
  3. ^ Michaels, Sean (2 December 2014). "Robbie Williams unveils surprise new album, out same day as Take That's". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Under The Radar: fan special out Monday!". Robbie Williams.
  5. ^ "Watch Robbie in the new Café Royal Advert". RobbieWilliams.com.
  6. ^ "Robbie Williams The Brits 2013 New Song". YouTube.
  7. ^ "Robbie Williams". www.robbiewilliams.com. Retrieved 2017-07-13.