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Take That are an English five-piece pop-rock band consisting of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams. Barlow acts as the group's main singer songwriter. Formed in Manchester in 1990, the band achieved major success, selling more than 25 million records between 1991–96 alone before disbanding.[1] In 2005 the group reformed without Williams and ... Read more in Amazon's Take That Store

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  • Audio CD (December 9, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Polygram UK
  • ASIN: B001IA46DI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #583,218 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Garden
2. Greatest Day
3. Hello
4. Said It All
5. Julie
6. The Circus
7. How Did It Come to This
8. Up All Night
9. What Is Love
10. You
11. Hold Up a Light
12. Here/She Said

Editorial Reviews

Limited hardback deluxe edition of the 2008 album from the mega-selling British boy band with a special 48 page booklet with exclusive behind the scenes photos from the recording of the album. After successfully effecting one of the greatest Pop comebacks in history, Take That release their fifth studio album, the second after their return. Led, as ever, by the songwriting talents of svengali Gary Barlow, this release is similarly epic and romantic to its predecessor (2006's Beautiful World), with songs such as 'What Is Love', 'How Did It Come To This' and the single 'Greatest Day' standing out most. Producer John Shanks returns for a second collaboration with the boys, repeating the success of his work with them on Beautiful World. Universal.

Customer Reviews

He truly has a lovely voice.
Killing Time
Unlike others who complain about too much Mark Owen's voice on the album, I really enjoyed his songs.
N. Gviniashvili
Everyone has their favorite band member and everyone on in the band is capable of taking the lead.
J. Walters

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Nse Ette TOP 1000 REVIEWER on December 9, 2008
Format: Audio CD
UK quartet Take That are 2 albums into their phenomenal comeback. Following their "Beautiful world" CD which sold over 2 million copies in the UK alone, they decide not to tinkle too much with that albums winning formula. Loads of sixties sounding Beatles-style Pop/Rock numbers and ELO-style harmonies a-plenty. So far, it seems the decision has paid off; lead-off single "Greatest day" became their 11th UK #1, and the CD just topped the UK album charts with the third all time best first week sales behind Oasis and Coldplay, leaving Britney's same titled, same day released album trailing in their wake.

And the music? Not a wide deviation from its predecessor which is good and bad. The good? The towering opening piano ballad "The garden", the jaunty Beatles-esque "Hello", the Lennon-like ballad "Julie" (with a "Sha la la la" refrain), the tender theatrical piano ballad "The circus", the angst laden but sunny "How did it come to this" (rumoured to be about Amy Winehouse), the upbeat "Hold up a light", and hidden cut, the Latin-tinged "She said" (on which they sound like they are having so much fun).

Standouts are a pair of ballads; the stunning piano ballad "What is love" (lead vocals by Howard and deep questioning lyrics), and "You" (nice wall of harmonies).

Now the bad. The rest of the songs are largely safe and forgettable, and I feel they need some more edginess; guitars, synths, something. Not that fans are complaining though! Three and a half stars!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Walters on December 27, 2008
Format: Audio CD
The term "boy band" has unfortunately gotten a bad rap in today's fast changing world. It's an abusive label that has been placed on music groups who all sing but typically don't play instruments. Because the most popular outfits were young male teens or twentyish guys singing popish, bubblegum, R&B tracks then that's the image people forced on these groups. Sadly, these groups are often criticized for being flavor of the month acts who just crank out these syrupy songs aimed at teenage girls and are not serious musicians with longevity in the industry. That may be true for some groups but there are some artists who do take their music seriously and are each talented in their own right and also have the ability to stay on top.

Take That are one those rare bands that started out as a 90's pop sensation in the UK and then disbanded in 1996 only to make a successful comeback 10 years later. With their new album going #1 in the UK, it's almost like they never left except their music has evolved to a more Beatle-esque meets Coldplay sound. I guess if you had to put a label on them, it would be "Man Band." The lads from Manchester have found a winning formula that keeps all members involved in the singing and songwriting process. The downside is that it has divided some loyal fans into 2 camps. One camp wants the band to keep their old pop formula and have Gary Barlow sing all the songs. The other camp are the ones embracing the new direction and were probably fans who favored more songs with Mark Owen and Robbie Williams back in the day. Fans of the former camp will likely be disappointed in how little Barlow is on this album and how many songs Owen gets this time round. Thus the problem with bands like this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Musicality on August 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD
This album is really good and has the third biggest ever opening week sales in UK chart history behind Oasis and Coldplay showing how loved and respected this pop band is.

Love Said It All and Greatest Day and all the other songs. Yes Mark takes lead on a lot of songs and i would have liked more from Howard and Jason although they do get their moment to shine on the album. Think the contrast of vocals between Gary and Mark works really well on Said it all. Again this album has sold millions of copies in the UK and is one of the biggest selling of all time in Britain. The Circus tour to accompany this was amazing and hailed as one of the best live shows by the media.

2nd best selling album of 2008 and 13th in 2009 in the UK.

As of 2014 the only group in British music chart history to have 4 albums cross the 2 million plus sales threshold with Beatles/Coldplay at 3 a piece & Queen/Abba 2 albums.

27th biggest selling album Worldwide in 2008 (no US sales)

Fun Fact: To launch the album's Worldwide release in Paris, the band performed at a lavish nightclub exclusively for the first time in 12 years in the city. The performance included acrobats, trapeze artists, stilt-walkers and jugglers, all in keeping with the circus theme!

Album (weekly): UK #1 (5th) / Europe Hot 100 #5, 2 million + copies sold in EU (IFPI), 15 million minimum European certified album sales for band as of this album / Career album sales in UK: 13.3 million

1.The Garden: UK #97 / Europe #45 (not released in UK charted on strength of downloads),
2.Greatest Day: UK #1, (11th) / Europe #8
4.Said It All: UK #9, / Europe #33
8.Up All Night: UK #14 / Europe #49
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A brilliant follow up to 2006's Beautiful World - The Circus is definitely Take That's best album as a collective work. The Circus thankfully takes more risks and therefore showcases more of the band's personality. While it doesn't have as many stand out brilliant singles like Patience, Shine, and the stunning Rule the World it is the better album as a whole.

BW while a great comeback played it safe by being a bit samey after awhile in the production apart from tracks Shine, I'd Wait for Life, and Wooden Boat. The lead single off the Circus called Greatest Day however is one of their best songs ever w/ signature soaring harmonies w/ another fantastic chorus. A TT anthem (which they do so well) like the classic Never Forget off their third album.

It's a refreshing theme for TT mach 2.0 to continue featuring different lead vocals, especially for the fans who really appreciate it. Gary has a fantastic voice full stop. One of my all time favorites. The guy is just so versatile as proven by how many times TT have changed their style over the years. As a huge fan of Mark's solo work, and his rocking, soulful voice it's always wonderful to hear as many tracks as possible from him. Howard has a beautiful voice as well which effortlessly conveys so much emotion. Lastly Jason, has gained so much confidence as a lead it's inspiring how far he has come. He truly has a lovely voice.

The Garden has a great message w/ all the guys sharing lead vocals. Hello, and Up All Night are in the same fun style as Shine, w/ Mark on lead. Julie could have been a Mark solo track for sure. What is Love and Here showcase Howard on lead. How Did It Come To This shows Jason finding a signature singing style. I wish You was switched as a b-side with Sleepwalking off the Greatest Day single.
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