At one stage he seemed resigned to this fate and was only prevented from appearing on Celebrity Big Brother due to being on probation at the time – a turn of events which he must now surely be thankful for, given the depths to which even that disreputable show has fallen. Now, clean and healthy to the point where he no longer needs the thinning neck paint with which he was associated for so long, he’s determined to set things straight. The album title makes clear his agenda to reclaim his reputation and legacy from the disrepair it has fallen into.
A few hours after writing this I read Caroline Sullivan’s review in The Guardian. She calls it the ‘comeback of the year’ which, in a year where we’ve seen the return of David Bowie and Daft Punk, is hyperbole and then some. Still, having not paid attention to BG in years I was surprised by how right it feels to have him releasing music again.