When the album was released in late 2001, it became an instant #1 hit in the United Kingdom, spending six consecutive weeks at #1. In Ireland, New Zealand, Austria, Germany and Switzerland, it reached the top 10, going on to sell over two million copies by the end of 2001 in the United Kingdom and over seven million copies worldwide (Wikipedia).
My parents are huge fans of this kind of music so I pretty much grew up with the people Robbie is covering. But my favorite song isn’t one of the oldies. Instead I Will Talk and Hollywood Will Listen by Robbie Williams and Guy Chambers is the one I liked the best. After that Mr. Bojangles by Jerry Jeff Walker was the highlight of the album.
Robbie truly has great voice. His venture into jazz was a success in my opinion.