At first I was pleased that Robbie Williams might hook back up with his re-formed first band, Take That. Old Robbie's just out of rehab, and his solo work isn't burning up the UK charts like it used to, so maybe this would give him some direction, thought I.
Then I listened to a few tracks by Take That, in both their '90s and 2007 incarnations. Trite, stupid, waste of time. Robbie can be schmaltzy and self-obsessed at his worst, but clever, moving, and gloriously raunchy at his best. He deserves a better gig.