Greatest Day -- Take That Present: The Circus Live

The Greatest Day -- Take That Present: The Circus Live

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Riding high on their comeback success, Take That did a two-month tour in summer 2009 that set a new record for the fastest-selling tour in U.K. history. The Greatest Day: The Circus Live documents the final stop on the tour, a massive show for over 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London on July 5, 2009. This was the second tour by

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Riding high on their comeback success, Take That did a two-month tour in summer 2009 that set a new record for the fastest-selling tour in U.K. history. The Greatest Day: The Circus Live documents the final stop on the tour, a massive show for over 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in London on July 5, 2009. This was the second tour by Take That since reuniting in 2006 without Robbie Williams. Take That had broken up ten years earlier in 1996 after taking over the English pop world with Take That & Party (1992), Everything Changes (1993), and Nobody Else (1995), a trio of multi-platinum albums filled with smash hits. While all five bandmembers pursued different solo opportunities in the wake of their 1996 split, Williams was the only one to make it as a star on his own, and when the reunion came around ten years later, he declined to participate. The other four bandmembers, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, and Mark Owen, got back together nonetheless, recorded the comeback album Beautiful World (2006), and mounted a concert tour with Sugababes as their opening act. Their comeback proved so successful, Take That went about recording another album, The Circus, and planning another tour. The Greatest Day: The Circus Live finds the band on a roll, playing its final date after performing sold-out shows across England, Scotland, and Wales. They sing all the hits from Beautiful World ("Patience," "Shine," "I'd Wait for Life") and The Circus ("Greatest Day," "Up All Night," "Said It All"). There are nine songs overall from The Circus, whose "Hold Up a Light" is performed during the finale along with the 2007 chart-topper "Rule the World." The older hits are few and far between with just a couple songs each from Everything Changes ("Pray," "Relight My Fire") and Nobody Else ("Back for Good," "Never Forget"). In addition to the Wembley show, there's an 11-track live-in-the-studio session at Abbey Road that includes many of the same songs in a more controlled context.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/22/2009
Label:
Universal Int'l
UPC:
0602527277417
catalogNumber:
2727741
Rank:
131050

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Performance Credits

Take That   Primary Artist
Loleatta Holloway   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Milton McDonald   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Background Vocals,Band
Mike Stevens   Acoustic Guitar,Flute,Keyboards,Saxophone,Background Vocals,Band
Justin Ward   Viola,Performing Ensemble
Mark Owen   Group Member
Gary Barlow   Group Member
Philip Taylor   Cello,Performing Ensemble
Lee Pomeroy   Bass,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,Background Vocals,Band
Howard Donald   Group Member
Jason Orange   Group Member
Ben Mark   Guitar,Keyboards,Band
Jamie Norton   Keyboards,Band
Matthew Scrivener   Violin,Performing Ensemble
Emma Owens   Viola,Performing Ensemble
Tim Warburton   Violin,Performing Ensemble
City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra   Strings
Hayley Pomfrett   Violin,Performing Ensemble
Donavan Hepburn   Drums,Band
Rakhvinder Singh   Violin,Performing Ensemble
Sonya Fairburn   Violin,Performing Ensemble
Wil Malone   Conductor

Technical Credits

Dan Hartman   Composer
Take That   Composer
Steve Robson   Composer
Mike Stevens   Arranger,Producer,Musical Director,Music Direction
Paul Nickson   Engineer
Gary Barlow   Composer
John Shanks   Composer
Gary Bradshaw   Engineer
Rob McIntosh   String Contractor
James Taylor   Illustrations
Richard Flack   Engineer
Ryan Carline   Engineer
Jamie Norton   Composer
Jonathan Wild   Management
Benjamin Weaver   Composer
Wil Malone   String Arrangements

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