Robbie Williams in Hyde Park – ’50, and flourishing’ – Review | Music | Entertainment | EUROtoday

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Robbie Williams is completely happy. In truth, very completely happy. So a lot in order that he advised us a minimum of twice throughout his five-star set on the BST Hyde Park on Saturday.

It’s all nice information for him, however the temper – together with the 65,000-strong crowd – might have been totally totally different had England not gained the match towards Switzerland, simply moments earlier than Robbie strutted his manner in the direction of the stage in acquainted fashion.

We wouldn’t have heard a smattering later of Football’s Coming Home both.

Not solely is Robbie completely happy in himself, however he nonetheless carries that Williams’ swagger that has made him one of many nation’s greatest performers, on the ripening age of fifty, as he additionally advised us.

Not that he’s exhibiting it.

His highly effective voice was nonetheless chopping by way of the evening air of London.

The songs, effectively they’re merely etched on the minds of a era of followers, from Millenium to Angels, from Back for Good to Strong, all eminently singable for any crowd, regardless of how completely happy they is likely to be.

In between, he shared his impromptu autobiography of the ups and down, like he’d written his personal musical, which by the way would do very effectively within the West End.

It went from his Take That days, to his notorious parting, adopted by his journey to Glastonbury with a automotive full champagne and medicines. Then dependancy. Then chilly turkey. Full rock n roll!

There was excessive comedy too, with a duet between Robbie and Danny Dyer, of Park Life. Pukka.

And the songs simply hold coming, however so did the discuss. I’ve by no means heard a performer chat a lot, generally so earnestly about their life. Some close to me shouted unhelpfully, ‘Get on with it’.

But it was touching, for him to pay tribute to his spouse and his 4 children. If not for them, he wouldn’t have been with us, you observed.

Angels, after all, noticed off the gig with Robbie — and viewers — handing over an excellent vocal efficiency.

Robbie, 50 and flourishing.