Newest Review: ... words, it was as though they were saying goodbye to an era, and that would be replaced in your dreams. =3. Back For Good = This was a... more
=That That Greatest Hits= Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams, Jason Orange and Howard Donald
Greatest Hits - Take That
Member Name: thriftygiftyisme
Greatest Hits - Take That
Advantages: Good mix of songs
Disadvantages: gets a bit fed up the relationship underline
=That That Greatest Hits=
Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Robbie Williams, Jason and Orange and Howard Donald, - who all took the UK by storm in the early 1990. They were released on to the world by their manager Nigel Martin-Smith. The hype for TT literally became an overnight sensation.
This album covers their greatest hits from around 1991 to 1995.
=The Album Cover=
For any TT fan, the middle of the album has two T's one on top of the other inside a circle, and the background is made up from graphics of their previous album covers.
=1. How Deep Is Your Love =
This is a cover of the Beegees classic hot, and was released after Robbie had left the froup in 1995, Gary took the lead in this song, and to me that summed up the group. it was an ok song.
=2. Never Forget =
This was the last song before the group split up in September 1995, I remember that as I was just starting college as a mature student (I was aged 24), and the 16 / 17 yr girls would be in the toilets crying over a group.
I felt that you really needed to listen to the song, as the lyrics were more than just words, it was as though they were saying goodbye to an era, and that would be replaced in your dreams.
=3. Back For Good =
This was a good song, a borderline ballard, about splitting up with a girl and wanting her back, how the heart heals but the memories are there, I guess a modern day equivalent would be the pictures of the ex that you don't want to remove from facebook.
=4. Sure =
Another soppy ballad to add to the collection. To me this was the Gary show, with the others slotting in as and where, one I could take or leave
=5. Love Ain't Here Anymore =
By now it had sunk in that the underlying pattern to the album was love based songs whether a positive in love or not. Good base of words to the song as it really does pull at the heart strings.
=6. Everything Changes=
I almost feel like saying how true, - this was a good song as it showed Robbies strength in vocals, good strong song.
=7. Babe =
The first thing that I noticed or was more shocked was that both Gary and Robbie took a step back from the limelight, and Mark was the lead vocal on this song. The theme of the song was taking a step back and seeing an ex and the revelation of a child who looks exactly like him. With the gentleness of mark's voice, it actually felt like you were listening to a story than a song. It felt more personal to me. This when released as a single back in December 1993 got to no 1.
=8. Relight My Fire=
The classic party song and with this one Lulu joins in th e song, upbeat, lively, and a really good song.
This was song wrote by Gary, and you really felt that the words suited real life, the song was aimed at an ex partner and wishing they were back together.
=10. Why Can't I Wake Up With=
This was released as a single in 1993 and went to number 2. It is a love song and another Gary leads the band, but for me this one I could easily skip. Thats just me
=11. Could It Be Magic =
This is a Barry Manilow cover, it was a dance based track, one you can do the housework to with a sprite in your step.
=12. A Million Love Songs =
This is a good song, soft, easy listening, the lyrics are about not telling the girlfriend that they love her. To me this is a make up song.
=13. I Found Heaven=
A girl is the theme, seems to be a common approach on way or the another, whether that is clever marketing to get to the female to buy. Robbie is the lead on this was upbeat and easy to listen to.
=14. It Only Takes A Minute =
Pop, pop, pop, a typica; catchy song, for the charts, one that you find yourself singing along to without actually realising.
=15. Once You've Tasted Love=
This didn't do well in the charts, it didn't make the top 40, it was about falling on love the first time, to me this didn't tick the boxes, it just floated.
I could not get on with this song, as I felt it was too much of a mis match of voices of styles, as though it was got for all the market.
=17. Do What You Like =
This was upbeat, a happy song, but again about relationships, I remember at the time, that it seems to be the odd one out to be single.
It was a good mix of songs but by midway, it just seemed to be relationships in one way or another, and that became a bit of a bug bearer for me. Any TT fans this was a good album.
Summary: a good summary of records from the wra