Production of the majority of Robbie Williams' records to date is to stop. Thus, once all the copies of Life Thru A Lens, I've Been Expecting You, Sing When You're Winning and Escapology already out there are gone, they're really gone. No more. End of.
Of course, such a move does mean that 'special editons' will no doubt rain from the skies a few years from now. Also, it's pretty much a given that whoever wants a copy of one of the above already has one anyway.
Williams' last few records, including his miserable Swing When You're Winning and Christmas-friendly Greatest Hits, will continue to roll off the EMI production line.
A small victory it may be, but they all count.