Single Release Ã¢Â€Â“ Advertising Space Ã¢Â€Â“ 12th December 2005
'Advertising Space', the second single to be taken from Robbie Williams new album 'Intensive Care' is released on Monday December 12th 2005.
'This is my 'True Romance' song,' Robbie says, 'the one where, like Christian Slater in the film, I like to believe I have direct access to Elvis Presley every now and then.' Elegiac, mournful and profoundly cinematic, it describes a superstar's tragic fall from grace. Robbie jokingly describes it as his own 'Candle In The Wind'.
'Advertising Space' was written and recorded by Robbie Williams and Stephen Duffy in Robbie Williams' bedroom high in the Hollywood Hills as part of his 8th Album 'Intensive Care'.
'Intensive Care' released on Monday 24th October 2005, it entered the album charts at No.1 in 16 countries, including the Billboard European Top 100 Albums chart. Robbie's over-the-counter first week sales of 'Intensive Care' in the UK were almost 20% higher than his previous fastest-selling album release in 2004 Ã¢Â€Â“ 'Greatest Hits'.
More than 373,000 copies of the album were sold in the UK first week, making it the second fastest selling album of the year and the fourth fastest selling album since records began. At one point 'Intensive Care' was selling at the rate of nine copies per second in the UK. Three million copies were shipped worldwide to retail in just seven days. Robbie Williams' global solo album sales currently stand in excess of 40 million copies.
'Intensive Care' has dominated the digital charts since its release, sitting at No.1 in the iTunes chart in 14 out of 20 territories. The album peaked at No. 4 position in the US, where the album is only released digitally. Robbie Williams has accrued an impressive 22 top ten singles in the UK alone. Seven out of eight of his albums have also reached No. 1.
Robbie has amassed a record 15 Brit Awards, three Ivor Novellos, a Q Magazine Classic Songwriting Award and all manner of worldwide MTV gongs. 'Live at Knebworth', the commemorative album recorded over three nights in 2003, where he played to 375,000 fans (another record), holds the title of fastest selling live album the UK.
Credits: Advertising Space. ISRC-GB-FFG-05-00007. Written by R. Williams/S. Duffy. Produced by S. Duffy and R. Williams Engineered by John Paterno Pablo Munguia & Daniel Porter. Strings Engineered by Alan Sides. Mixed by Bob Clearmountain at Mix This! Published by BMG
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