Circus [Non Eea Version]

The Circus [Non Eea Version]

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by Take That
     
 

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A Take That reunion was perhaps as inevitable as the fact that Robbie Williams would decide to opt out of the proceedings. He inexplicably became the biggest star out of the franchise, in no way needing the support group the rest craved after their solo projects imploded. And there is something to be said for

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A Take That reunion was perhaps as inevitable as the fact that Robbie Williams would decide to opt out of the proceedings. He inexplicably became the biggest star out of the franchise, in no way needing the support group the rest craved after their solo projects imploded. And there is something to be said for brand names: even if it didn't jump-start the phenomenon, the 2006 reunion Beautiful World returned Take That to the upper reaches of the charts, and their 2008 follow-up, The Circus, builds upon its template, offering more of the same without quite seeming like pandering. Fittingly for a foursome facing 40, dance-pop has been banished in favor of well-manicured maturity, culled chiefly from Coldplay, whose tasteful, chilly surfaces blend easily with Gary Barlow's Elton John and George Michael aspirations. Barlow is also responsible for the gentle Sgt. Pepper's pastiche of the title track, but the one responsible for giving The Circus a bit of a beat is Mark Owen, whose contributions, particularly the cheerfully respectful stomp "Up All Night," are a welcome break from the album's steady, stately march. The Circus is the work of a group where the sum is greater than the parts, and Take That have wound up with an adult pop album that is somewhat comforting.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/2009
Label:
Universal Int'l
UPC:
0602517919914
catalogNumber:
1791991
Rank:
199585

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Take That   Primary Artist
Derek Watkins   Trumpet
Matthew Ward   Violin
John Barclay   Trumpet
Mark Nightingale   Tenor Trombone
Mark Owen   Vocals
Gary Barlow   Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
John Shanks   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
London Studio Orchestra   Strings,Brass,Ensemble
Andy Wood   Trombone
Howard Donald   Vocals
Jason Orange   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals
Jeff Rothschild   Drums
Ryan Carline   Keyboards
Philip Sheppard   Cello
Owen Slade   Tuba
Ben Mark   Electric Guitar
Jamie Norton   Piano

Technical Credits

Take That   Composer
Steve Robson   Composer
John Shanks   Producer,Audio Production
Perry Mason   Orchestra Leader,Orchestra Director
Jeff Rothschild   Programming,Engineer
Ryan Carline   Programming,Engineer
Ben Mark   Composer
Jamie Norton   Composer
Graham Archer   Engineer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements,Brass Arrangment,String Conductor,Brass Conductor

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The Circus [Non Eea Version] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got addicted to "Up All Night" while listening to a radio station in England. I waited and waited for the album to be release on iTunes but it never was and I could only find the album in a few select places. I absolutely love the entire album. It has a good mix of songs and is just wonderful.