Robbie Williams opened this year's BBC Electric Proms. He was accompanied by a string section, horn section and full band. The show featured new material from Robbie's new album 'Reality Killed the Video Star' alongside some classic tracks, under the musical direction of Trevor Horn.
The first single from the album - Bodies - is classic Robbie, a mash-up of a grinding electro bass line with a gospel choir and heavenly strings, as the singer casts an eye over modern life.
The album title itself is a nod to Trevor Horn's eighties smash hit as Buggles and Robbie is delighted to work with the legendary producer. "He's added something to the record that I haven't had on previous records - his genius," says Robbie. I just think it sounds big - track after track after track."
Similarly, Robbie's career to date is simply astounding: 15 Brit awards, eight No. 1 albums, and his Close Encounters tour set a world record selling 1.6 million tickets in a single day. His three nights at Knebworth were one of the biggest live music events in UK history when he entertained over 365,000 fans.
This was a flamboyant return from Robbie Williams, a total entertainer, playing a unique and intimate show.