Take Off and Landing of Everything

The Take Off and Landing of Everything

by Elbow
     
 

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Elbow recorded their sixth album at Real World Studios, making the connection between themselves and Peter Gabriel plain. Much of this connection comes from the husky, subdued rasp of lead singer Guy Garvey, but the band on a whole favors a similar kind of accessible art rock where the textures are lucid yet elliptical while the songs…  See more details below

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Elbow recorded their sixth album at Real World Studios, making the connection between themselves and Peter Gabriel plain. Much of this connection comes from the husky, subdued rasp of lead singer Guy Garvey, but the band on a whole favors a similar kind of accessible art rock where the textures are lucid yet elliptical while the songs are sturdy and melodic, wearing their accouterments well. This blend helped make 2011's Build a Rocket Boys! into a sizable hit in their native Britain and throughout Europe, but The Take Off and Landing of Everything is better still, demonstrating that the band knows how to seize the spoils of success. This assurance -- relaxed and deliberate, confident enough to play up both melodies and cool, echoing abstractions in the production -- belies how much of the album was written in the wake of the dissolution of Garvey's long-term romantic relationship, but The Take Off isn't strictly a breakup album. Rather, it's a record of coming to term with middle age, finding that there is a birth that accompanies every death, joy to balance the sorrow, an understanding that comes with acceptance. Garvey conveys these issues in his lyrics but, as a band, Elbow reflect this comfortable reckoning with their own nature, letting sadness creep at the edges but favoring a warm, enveloping melancholy that turns the album into a soundtrack for healing, not wallowing.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/11/2014
Label:
Concord Records
UPC:
0888072353237
catalogNumber:
35323
Rank:
72129

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elbow   Primary Artist
Bob Marsh   Trumpet
Lyn Fletcher   Violin,Leader
Janey Hallett   Cello
Tim Barber   Trumpet
Piero Gasparini   Viola
Guy Garvey   Vocals
Jimi Goodwin   Vocals
Craig Potter   Keyboards
Mark Potter   Guitar
Pete Turner   Bass
Richard Jupp   Drums
Caroline Abbott   Violin
Elizabeth Bosworth   Violin
Julian Mottram   Viola
Grania Royce   Violin
Beatrice Schirmer   Double Bass
Hallé Orchestra   Strings
Simon Turner   Cello
Chris Emerson   Viola
Daniel Storer   Double Bass
Pete McPhail   Clarinet,Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Sax (Sopranino)
John Purton   Violin
Paulette Bayley   Violin
Rachel Meerloo   Double Bass
Dale Clifford   Cello
Zoe Colman   Violin
Steven Proctor   Violin
Rosemary Attree   Violin
Katharine Curlett   Trumpet
Julia Hanson   Violin

Technical Credits

Danny Evans   Engineer
Guy Garvey   Composer,Lyricist,Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements
Elbow   Composer
Craig Potter   Producer
Chris Worsey   Score
Paul West   Layout
Tim Young   Mastering

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