EP37 – Life Thru A Lens 25th Anniversary Edition

We’re rewinding back to the subject of our very first episode, Life Thru A Lens! We’re joined by Ruben from New Zealand to discuss all the demos and unreleased tracks on the 25th Anniversary Edition of Robbie’s first album. Ruben probably wins the award for being Robbie’s youngest ever fan! He explains how he became a fan aged 2, and what this meant for his language skills! He describes the unique toys he’d play with and what he’d take to kindergarten with him! Now aged 21, Ruben is looking forward to seeing Robbie live for the first time later this year.

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EP37 – Life Thru A Lens (25th Anniversary Edition) Robbie Williams Rewind

The Champions & Ruben with their 25th Anniversary Edition! Checkout photos of Ruben in his early years below!

After listening you can checkout our playlist which we update with our favourite songs each time we release a new episode, available on: Apple Music, Spotify & YouTube.


Life Thru A Lens 25th Anniversary Edition – Tracks covered in this podcast episode:

Listen to all 4 discs on Apple Music or Spotify

  1. “Angeles” (Spanish version of Angels)
    Written by Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers
    Translated & adapted into Spanish by Luis Gomez-Escola
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  2. “Freedom” (Ambient Mix & New Sound Dub)
    Ambient Mix – remixed by Antony Genn & Robbie Williams
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
    New Sound Dub – remixed by Arthur Baker
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  3. “Hey Little Girl”
    Written by Richard Hawley
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  4. “Clean” (working title “Mr Sheen”)
    Written by Robbie Williams, Pablo Cook, Antony Genn, Richard Hawley,Martin Slattery
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  5. “Old Before I Die” (Crescent Moon Studios Demo)
    Writtten by Robbie Williams, Desmond Child and Eric Bazilian, produced by Desmond Child
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  6. “Lazy Days” (Tower Studios Demo)
    Written by Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  7. “Angels” (Tower Studios Demo)
    Written by Robbie Williams & Guy Chambers
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  8. “Red Lights”
    Written by Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  9. “Average B-Side” (West Side Studios Demo)
    Written by Robbie Williams, Kelvin King
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  10. “Teenage Millionaire” (Rehearsal Recording)
    Written by Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers, Chris Sharrock
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  11. “South of the Border” (Rehearsal Recording)
    Written by Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  12. “Killing Me” (Rehearsal Recording)
    Written by Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  13. “Life Thru A Lens” (Rehearsal Recording)
    Written by Robbie Williams, Guy Chambers
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  14. “South Of The Border” (Mother’s Milkin It Mix)
    Remixed by Mother for 7pm Management
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦
  15. “Let Me Entertain You” (The Bizarro Mix)
    Remixed by Mother for 7pm Management
    ¦ apple ¦ spotify ¦ youtube ¦

Ruben’s Early Years of Robbie Fandom