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Robbie Williams: Swings Both Ways

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Robbie Williams really knows how to swing. He demonstrated so in 2007 with the Rat Pack-scented Swing When You’re Winning, and he proves himself even hipper across this collection of 13 covers and originals. That he can expertly shape a jaunty “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” bump and grind with glee on “Minnie the Moocher,” shimmy with Olly Murs through the Sherman Brothers’ “I Wan’na Be Like You” and, giving the brassy orchestra a brief rest, embrace the pensive warmth of “If I Only Had a Brain” comes as no surprise.

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