Robbie Williams to release his first ever Christmas album
Robbie Williams will release his first ever Christmas album, The Christmas Present, via Columbia Records on November 22.
Comprising two discs – Christmas Past and Christmas Future – the album includes a mixture of original songs and covers, with star guest appearances including Rod Stewart, Bryan Adams, Jamie Cullum and Tyson Fury.
Christmas Past features the festive classics ‘Winter Wonderland’ (with backing vocals from the LMA choir), ‘Santa Baby’ featuring German singer Helene Fischer, ‘Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!’, ‘The Christmas Song’ (made famous by the Nat King Cole Trio), Slade’s ‘Merry Xmas Everybody’ feat. Jamie Cullum, and ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’, a duet with Robbie’s father Peter Conway.
Meanwhile Christmas Future includes the original tracks ‘Time for Change’, ‘Home’, ‘Fairytales’ featuring Rod Stewart and ‘Bad Sharon’ with boxing champ Tyson Fury, plus the covers ‘Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)’ featuring Bryan Adams and ‘I Believe In Father Christmas’.
The deluxe CD version of the album features four bonus tracks, including the duet ‘It Takes Two’ with Rod Stewart.
Speaking about the record, Robbie said, “I’m beyond excited to announce my first ever Christmas album. I’ve done a lot in my career and releasing this record is another dream come true. Making this album has been so much fun and I can’t wait for you all to hear it.”
The Christmas Present is Robbie’s 13th studio album. Written and recorded in a variety of locations including London, Stoke-on-Trent, Los Angeles and Vancouver, the album sees Robbie working once more with long-time collaborator Guy Chambers, who produced the majority of the record with Richard Flack.
Robbie has also announced The Robbie Williams Christmas Party live show, taking place on December 16 at The SSE Arena, Wembley. Fans who pre-order the album from the official store by 3pm on November 4 will receive access to a special ticket pre-sale.
The album and Wembley show cap another huge year for Robbie. Kicking off 2019 with his first ever sold-out Las Vegas residency, he went on to perform a sold-out headline show for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park in July.
Robbie is one of the most decorated music artists in the world, with six of the Top 100 best-selling albums in British history, 80 million album sales worldwide, 14 No.1 singles and a record 18 BRIT Awards – more than any other artist in music history.
The full deluxe album tracklisting for The Christmas Present is as follows:
Disc 1: Christmas Past
1. Winter Wonderland *
2. Merry Xmas Everybody feat. Jamie Cullum *
3. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! *
4. The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) *
5. Coco’s Christmas Lullaby
7. Yeah! It’s Christmas
8. It’s A Wonderful Life feat. Poppa Pete
9. Let’s Not Go Shopping
10. Santa Baby feat. Helene Fischer *
11. Best Christmas Ever
12. One Last Christmas
13. Coco’s Christmas Lullaby Reprise
Disc 2: Christmas Future
14. Time For Change
16. Darkest Night
17. Fairytales feat. Rod Stewart
18. Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) feat. Bryan Adams *
19. Bad Sharon feat. Tyson Fury
20. Happy Birthday Jesus Christ
21. New Year’s Day
24. Soul Transmission
25. I Believe in Father Christmas *
26. Not Christmas
27. Merry Kissmas
28. It Takes Two feat. Rod Stewart *