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I can put my hands up now and fully admit, yes I was a huge Take That fan when they first entered the music scene and I purchased most of their singles and albums to add to my Take That collection which consisted of posters, stickers, keyrings and god knows what else. I was a bit sceptical when I heard they were making a comeback and I wasn't sure that their music would be any good, how-ever I was pleasantly surprised when their first song entered the charts and reached number one.
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Beautiful World is Take That's 4th studio album and is their first album for 11 years since the group split up. The only thing missing from this album is of course Robbie Williams who decided not to join the band when they reformed back in November 2006 to record this album. This is Take That's first album in which every member of the band sings lead vocals on at least one song. To date the album has sold over 4 million copies worldwide and was number one in Ireland and the UK. The CD has a picture of all the members of the band on and has a sticker on the front saying the CD includes an exclusive bonus track. On the back of the CD is a list of the songs, which is a total of 11 songs, not, including the bonus track. The leaflet inside the CD has pictures of the members and the lyrics to every song which is on the CD.
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1. Reach Out - Gary sings the lead vocals in this song. This song has a very catchy title and gets slightly faster and more upbeat as it gets to the chorus. In my opinion, this is a great song to put as their first song on the album as it's a great, catchy song and you can easily sing along to the chorus.
2. Patience - This was their first single since their come-back and it reached number one during the 2nd week of its release where it stayed for 4 weeks. This is also sung by Gary Barlow and is one of my favourite songs on this album. This is yet another song with a very catchy chorus, another which you can sing along to.
3. Beautiful World - Howard Donald sings the lead vocals in this so I wasn't sure how it would sound being used to Gary singing lead vocals all the time. It's actually nice hearing a song in which one of the other band members sings lead vocals. This is an upbeat song and is really enjoyable to listen to.
4. Hold On - As soon as the singing starts in this song you can tell Mark Owen sings the lead vocals as he has a very distinctive voice compared to the others. This song has lovely lyrics and is about a girl hurting after fighting with her boyfriend whom loves her very much and doesn't want to leave her.
5. Like I Never Loved You At All - This song starts of slightly slower than the other songs on the album, but gets slightly faster during the chorus. This song has beautiful lyrics in about a couple whom are now acting as though they are strangers and were never together. Gary sings the lead vocals in this song.
6. Shine - This song is sung by Mark Owen and reached number one where it stayed for 2 weeks. This has been used many times in the Morrison's advert so many of you may recognise this track. This is another one of my favourite songs on the album as it's very upbeat and catchy.
7. I'd Wait For Life - This single was released but didn't do very well in the charts and didn't even make the top 10. I hate to admit but this is actually one of their singles they released that I didn't like very much. Gary sings the lead vocals. This song is probably one of the slowest songs on the album.
8. Ain't No Sense In Love - Gary again sings the lead vocals in this track and although it starts off slow, it gets faster towards the chorus, which is very catchy.
9. What You Believe In - This song starts off with a guitar and then Mark Owen starts to sing the lead vocals. From the lyrics I believe this song is again about a couple and he is singing the song about her. This is a nice, steady song.
10. Mancunian Way - Howard sings the lead vocals on this track. It's nice to hear someone else's voice and he sings the song very well which has a nice catchy tune to it. Howard definitely doesn't have as strong a voice as Gary or Mark but it's nice to hear another member of the band to sing a track on the album.
11. Wooden Boat - This is the only track on the CD that Jason Orange sings the lead vocals to. As I'm not used to Jason singing lead vocals I wasn't too sure about this song. How-ever it was nice to hear him sing a track on the album.
Bonus Track: Butterfly - This track doesn't actually show when I put the disc into my computer and play it via Windows Media Player. After Wooden Boat has finished playing you have to wait a minute or two before this song actually plays. This last song on their album is again sung by Gary and is a lovely track on the album. It's a shame this track is hidden as it's a lovely track with beautiful lyrics and a good beat.
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You can purchase this from Amazon for as little as £2.98. You can also download this from iTunes but I'm not sure how much this is.
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I was pleasantly surprised by how much I actually enjoyed the tracks on this album. Some of the tracks are stronger than others and I do have to admit that I either prefer Gary or Mark singing lead vocals as I don't think Howard or Jason's vocals are very strong, it was how-ever nice to hear them sing a few of the tracks on the album. I do have a few favourite tracks on the album that I do tend to listen to more than some of the others; how-ever I think that's the case with every CD. I know not many people out there like Take That anyway but if you did and haven't yet listened to this album then I would highly recommend it. It's a great album with a great range of tracks ranging from upbeat tracks to slower tracks with more meaningful words. I give this album a well-deserved 5 out of 5 stars.
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=== Take That ===
Take That were formed in Manchester in 1990 and consited of five members; Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams. Their oulful ballads and dance-orientated pop tunes captured audeinces and dominated the UK charts. Between 1991-96 the group sold more than 25 million records and at the time were giant superstars in Europe. The band did however split up in 1996 and Williams went off to have a top solo career. In 2006 though the band reformed, minus Robbie Williams, and have achieved new success as a four man band. All members perform primarily on vocals but each does habe some instumental talent/song-writing capability - primarily Barlow who has just recently been voted the greatets British songwriter of all time.
=== Their Albums ===
Up to date Take That has released five studio albums, three pre-break up and two post reforming; Take That & Party (1992), Everything Changes (1993), Nobody Else (1995), Beautiful World (2006) and Circus (2008). Four of these albums reached the top spot in the UK with the other hitting coming in a close second in the charts. The band also wrote recorded the theme song 'Rule the World' for the film Stardust, which doesn't appear on any original album. This song reached the top spot in the UK and became the 5th biggest selling single in the UK for 2007 despite only beign released two months before the year ended.
It is the bands fourth album, 'Beautiful World', that I will be reviewing today.
== Beautiful World ==
Beautiful World was released in November 2006 and was the bands first studio album in 11 years and first since Robbie Williams' departure. The album is decribes as being 'a throwback to the 90s, but with a modern twist' and for me this is exactly what it is. The album is also the first one in which all the band sings lead vocals on at least one song. This album was exceptioanlly well received in the UK and was the 2nd best selling album of 2006 in the UK after only being on sale for one month. The album went on to be the 4th best selling album of 2007 and 33rd best selling of 2008. The album has been certified 8x platinum in the UK and is currently the 35th best selling album in British music history.
=== The Album in Short ===
If you're one of those people that aren't particularly looking for a track-by-track breakdown of the album in question then this section is for you and you can simply gloss over the track analysis if you wish. Beautiful World is a lovely little album to have in your collection if you can get it at the right price. The fact that all the band sing lead vocals at some point really makes the album stand out and I must say that I prefer this to the Williams domination of previous Take That albums. The songs within it are all pretty much the same but pleasant to listen to I must admit. Unfortunately however the albums opening track isn't as good as it should be and, although the album picks up with 'Patience' and 'Beautiful World' and then goes out on a high with the fantastic 'Wooden Boat', this does somewhat put the dampers on things a little.
=== Track Breakdown ===
ONE - Reach Out
Reach Out has quite an upbeat backing track to start with but quite quickly you come to realise that the song is going to be much slower and reflective than you at first think. The chorus for the song however is still backed by some heavy drumbeats and is quite catchy. Overall the song is pretty decent and the vocals are performed well. Personally though I wouldn't have begun the album with this track.
'The world sleeps at different times
With one turn your day is now my night
We all live sharing the air that we breathe'
TWO - Patience
This track is probably one of the more famous Take That tracks and one of my personal favourites. This track gives you no false illusions with regards to the backing track and progresses exactly as you would imagine it to - slow and steady yet beautiful at the same time. The track really captures the feeling and emotion behind the lyrics and the vocals are brilliantly from the start. Why wasn't the album opened by this track?
'Just have a little patience
I'm still hurting from a love I lost
I'm feeling your frustration
Any minute all the pain will stop.'
THREE - Beautiful World
The title track for the album is similarly a beautiful song to listen to and would have been a far greater album opener than 'Reach Out'. The lyrics are lovely to listen to and show off the talent of their author. They are also sung to perfection and really showcase the vocal talents of all the bands members. From the very start of this track you are certain it's going to be a good one and it doesn't disappoint.
'Here standing in the rain
The sun has gone again and nothing's gonna change
Time, I need a little time as you slip out of sight
And nothing heals the pain.'
FOUR - Hold On
This track has a very different instrumental start that relies more on guitars than the piano rifts we have gotten used to. The lyrics themselves are quite clever and are sung very well. Barlow once again takes lead in this track but the others provide some wonderful backing vocals that make the song a real gem to listen to.
'I'm triyin' to think of what to do
To really make it up to you
So many truths, too many lies'
FIVE - Like I Never Loved You At All
This track is a really great one to listen to because the pace and tempo seems to change from time to time as does the tune and this makes it a really interesting musical piece. The lyrics are again lovely to listen to and have clearly been very cleverly and thoughtfully constructed. Furthermore they are sung with emotion that makes them ring true.
'Now you're so far away
And I see our star is fading
One too many times
Guess it just got tired of waiting around.'
SIX - Shine
This track is probably the most well known from this album and it's also one of my favourites. The song is really upbeat and bright and this is really endearing. Furthermore Mark Owen sings the lead vocals and this gives the track a whole different sound, which is again something that makes you warm to it.
'Stop being so hard on yourself
It's not good for your health
I know that you can change'
SEVEN - I'd Wait For Life
After the last track this one is much more sombre and slow. This however is a welcome change and this track is actually one I quite enjoy. The lyrics are heartfelt and filled with emotion as are the vocals, which are performed by Gary Barlow.
'If I close my eyes
I'll dream a little deeper baby
'Cause you are always on my mind'
EIGHT - Ain't No Sense in Love
Ain't No Sense in Love is also quite slow but again one that is really pleasant to listen to. The opening verse grabs you immediately and the rest of the verses and chorus have been well constructed. Barlow's vocals are again top class and ably backed up by the other band members.
'I'm afraid of the morning
I'm afraid of the light
You should come with a warning
You should be wearing a sign'
NINE - What You Believe In
This track to be honest doesn't particularly sound like it belongs to Take That at all. The reason for this is that it doesn't have a strong beat or even a fluid backing track and does at times sound a little under-backed musically. The chorus however is rather memorable and well performed.
'Tell me the word and I'll shout it out
For what is a voice when in doubt?
The world has changed
The world will change'
TEN - Wooden Boat
This track is my favourite on the entire album and in my opinion a fantastic track to end on. It has a unique sound in comparison to all the others on this album and for that reason I think it sounds out. On top of that the vocals are simply sublime and the lyrics themselves beautiful to listen to. Once you have heard this song you don't forget it.
'A little boy me went fishing in a wooden boat
Sitting there for hours in the cold
Patience is a virtue 'til we die
Then a ripple in the water caught my eye.'
== CLOSING COMMENT ==
This album is one that although on first playing I wasn't too keen, now find myself playing quite regularly. A couple of the songs aren't too much to my liking but others are brilliant and Wooden Boat really inspired in my opinion. I'm not sure I would pay a lot for the album though if I were looking to buy it. If you can find it at a decent price then go for it. If not then simply purchase the songs you like.
Take That dominated the charts during the first half of the 1990s. Seen as the top boyband of the time phonelines had to be set up to console distraught fans when the band finally parted ways in 1996. A decade on and four of the original five [minus Robbie Williams] are back on fine form with the album of their career 'Beautiful World'.
Take That's hugely successful comeback sparked off a whole truckload of washed up pop bands attempting to reclaim some of their former glory [cough All Saints], but it's a credit to Take That, that the album in question is brilliant whilst their rival's material just fails in comparison.
'Beautiful World' is of course home to the anthemic 'Patience' though it's the fabulous 'Reach Out' that starts proceedings. Like most of the tracks on the album, there's beautiful lyrics, twirling around soaring, uplifting choruses and melodies and of course the ever present charisma of Gary Barlow, whose vocals are a lot easier on my ears than Mark Owen's anyway. 'Reach Out' is a very down tempo track with a rich and summer fueled chorus that is perfect for driving along in a breeze. Much of this album sounds like it was made for gorgeous summer days and 'Reach Out' is rich in lyrical content as well as the gentle, attractive sway of its chorus.
'Patience' is the perfect comeback. It captures the James Blunt sound that was huge at the time and has great mainstream and radio appeal whilst also being true to the band themselves. With the slow and moody intro and Gary Barlow's epic vocals, the soaring chorus just takes the song to brand new heights. It's a very deep and dark song but manages to sound very uplifting and is great to listen to.
By title track 'Beautiful World' the album has settled into its generic and repetitve formula but it's still not worn out. There's such emotion and chemistry radiating from every inch of this track. The melody is divine and Gary Barlow continues to draw you in with his huge presence.
There are a lot of different styles explored on the album however. 'Shine' has a very 80's sound to it with clonky piano keys and a lot of drum work. It's a blast from the past given a modern twist and even Mark Owen's voice is on fine form for once. The melody suits his vocals perfectly and the result is a very upbeat track and one of the strongest additions to the record. He's not as good on 'Hold On'. The end result here is drenched in emotion but it just seems to lack the punch that its predesessors churn out with ease.
'I'd Wait For Life' is a confusing number. It's a dull and lifeless ballad that was chosen as a single release for some reason. The track isn't the worst offering on 'Beautiful World' but there is a distinct lack of emotion in Gary's voice and the melody doesn't really seem to fit the singing. The entire affair is a bit wonky and disjointed to listen to.
'Like I Never Loved You' has a very vibrant and stand out chorus. The lyrics are hard hitting and come at you quick and fast bringing with them a flood of ripe and fresh melodies and vocals. There's something familiar about the track as it reminds me of another song and the bugging part is that I can't place it no matter how many times I listen.
'Ain't No Sense In Love' sounds like it's going to morph into a 'Patience' lovechild as the bridge reaches the chorus but pleasantly enough, the song forges its own identity even if the end result doesn't leave a lot to the imagination.
I must point out that the album was reissued about a year after its first release to include the amazing 'Rule The World' as well as other bonus features. I only have the original version which includes 11 tracks hence why I haven't covered those highlights in my review. 'Rule The World' of course came from the 2007 film 'Stardust' and is actually my favourite Take That song. It fits in perfectly with the sound of this album with a huge and anthemic chorus and poigant and emotional lyrics.
Take That evidently sparkle on 'Beautiful World'. They've taken the route that many new artists do and have produced a flawless album here. It has its dull moments and it's not going to be to everybody's taste but the music here is inoffensive and a nice batch of tracks that have been plucked from the easy listening tree. It's nothing defining or amazing and certainly has been done before and since by much better artists but the style is different for the band and that's what makes it work so well. With Gary Barlow's stunning songwriting talents on hand and the band's amazing chemistry, it's no wonder why Take That's comeback is being hailed as one of the musical highlights of this decade.
01 - Reach Out
02 - Patience
03 - Beautiful World
04 - Hold On
05 - Like I Never Loved You At All
06 - Shine
07 - I'd Wait For Life
08 - Ain't No Sense In Love
09 - What You Believe In
10 - Mancunian Way
11 - Wooden Boat
12 - Butterfly
13 - Beautiful Morning
14 - We All Fall Down
15 - Rule The World
The final four are on the deluxe edition as well as DVD extras.
With Take That deciding to split in 1996, a year after Robbie Williams left, I have to say I was slightly heartbroken. They were the best band around at the time, and all us girls were left with were East 17 and Boyzone, which I feel were not a patch on them. I was a big fan at the time, but didn't go so far as to ring the helplines etc that were available due to them going their seperate ways. Anyhoo when they burst back onto the scene with this album I must say the excitement from my earlier years returned and couldn't help but love them again. 'Beautiful World' was released shortly after their first single 'Patience', and with that being such a smash hit, the album was sure to be follow in it's footsteps. The boys from the band seemed to still have that magic about them in the songs, however seem to come across more mature and leaned towards a slightly new direction in music this time around. With Mark Owen and Jason Orange taking lead vocals in 'Shine' and 'Wooden Boat' respectivelt, they prove they weren't just there to make us girls scream their names! I believe this album is full of fantastic melody and writing ability, and is definatley a 'long-player' of an album, rather than just worth a buy for their top-ten singles as i've mentioned above. I would recommend this album to anyone that likes good music to chill out to, but also to get up and have a boogie on a friday night to also! Welcome back Take That!
Even better the second time round. Ever since their fabulous comeback Take That have been very successful. I'm a big fan of them because to me they just seem to be having a really great time together. You can tell that they enjoy making music and it seems somewhat effortless to me.
Take That are made up of four guys from Manchester, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange and Mark Owen. They first came out in the early 90's and I have to say that I was a fan then and am still a fan now. I do think it's funny when I see the kids now who have only known them as a new band and feel priveledged to know that I liked them first time around too.
Take That are now the most successful boyband to have reunited in history and are the best selling UK live pop act in history. I am not a crazed fan, I never cried when they broke up or never really had their t-shirts, posters on my wall etc but I do think they are a great, fun band. I saw them live about two years ago and I have to say it was one of the best concerts I have been to. They just looked like they were having a really great time and were really entertaining the crowd
Their album, Beautiful World tells us that it really is a beautiful world. To me this album is typical Take That, fun pop but with a classic take. In fact Take That say themselves that this album is a "Throwback to the 90's with a modern twist. The album was released on November 27th 2006. What I find incredible is that even though it had only been released for just over a month it still was the second best selling album of 2006 in the UK. This just goes to show how much people love Take That. The album has now sold over 3 million copies worldwide and has gone 9x platinum.
THe stand out songs that have been successful on this album are Shine (which is the song played on the Morrisons Television Adverts) and Patience. In fact, Patience which is the lead single from the album won 'Best British Single' at the 2007 Brit Awards and the second single Shine won 'Best British Single' at the 2008 BRIT Awards a year later. They are probably my two favourite songs along with Beautiful World. I didn't really like the song Mancunian Way, to me it was a bit too northern. Even though they are from MAnchester they seemed to put on really strong accents for this song and for me it just didn't work. The rest of the songs on the album are as follows:
1. Reach Out
3. Beautiful World
4. Hold On
5. Like I Never Loved you at all
7. I'd Wait for Life
8. Ain't no Sense in Love
9. What you Believe In
10. Mancunian Way
11. Wooden Boat
Bonus Track - Butterfly
You cannot deny it, you like Take That. Even if it just a little bit, everyone enjoys a small dose of the guys. They are better than Boyzone, classier than Westlife and more handsome than all of Blazin Squad, so why look anywhere else.
Who are they:
Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Howard Donald and Jason Orange are the four members of Take That. They had a string of hits in the nineties before disbanding and reforming in 2006.
This was the big comeback album and they only released three tracks from it which was a shame. There are quite a lot of slower numbers and Gary Barlow tends to rule the roost here.
I like the opener 'Reach Out' which has a singalong chorus and a fine set of vocals from Barlow. He exercises great control on the verses, sounding breathy and sexy before launching into an anthemic and uplifting chorus. This is a superb start to the album, positive, energising and affirming, everything that you want from the first song.
'Patience' is basically 'Back For Good' part two. A generously ambitious vocal from Barlow he tries to pull off some high notes in the chorus and succeeds and a heart wrenching chorus where the emotion can really be sensed. The song stands up to repeated listening and is one of the strongest moments on the album.
Mark Owen is given the chance to shine on er 'Shine'. I know it's catchy and fun and bright, but his accent grates with me on the 'shyyyyyyyyyne' bit and the song has been overplayed by radio. Nonetheless it is a neat and robust pop song.
I enjoy the beautiful 'I'd Wait For Life' with a seasoned and restrained vocal from Barlow. He sounds like a man who is broken yet hopeful for the future. This is a song I might play when I need a lift or inspiring.
11 songs keep it quite short, there are one too many slower numbers though and I would have liked to have seen the others contributing more. This does seem like Barlow's album. The artwork is chic and the production crisp, making for a solid comeback.
Take That: Beautiful World. Oh yes it is a beautiful world now: Oh , how I had waited for this! The first comeback album from Take That, the 90's boyband that spectactularly disintegrated in 1995, only to reform in the Noughties.
This CD contains 15 fantastic tracks,plus you get a bonus DVD with 4 music videos on it, and a documentary.
It's a gorgeous old gold coloured cover, with a triple fold inside: Hidden away at the back of this, there is a little booklet to promote their 2007 'Beautiful' tour, full of gorgeous photographs and snippets.
I'd say that, out of the 15 album tracks, around 4 will be well known to the general public (i.e. not people that are TT-crazy). They had huge comeback hits with Shine, Beautiful World, Patience and Rule the World, all of them instantly recognisable now to most people who own a radio.
Rule the World was used as part of the soundtrack to the film 'Stardust' (see my other review!) and the brilliant Beatle-esque 'Shine' lets Mark Owen show off his talents.
'Patience' is just so Gary Barlow. Once upon a time I might have said that as a very backhanded compliment, and that's putting it kindly, as his solo career didn't really do anything for me. But these days, I find his songwriting amazing, and this is a great example of what he can do: He can write a beautifully crafted song, that will also be commercially successful because it appeals so broadly.
Watching the DVD is always a treat, as these men are not taxing on the eye either. I am struck by the way that they all look every single one of their ages, right up to the day, yet at the same time they are all getting more attractive every year. How do they do that? They look like they have very much enjoyed their lives, lol.
I love listening to this album, or watching the DVD, and so do my own children: I would never have thought, back in the early Nineties, that Take That would be back and my (then unborn) children would be loving them as much as I do.
Hope they are Back for Good (groan.....how many times has that one been used I wonder?)
When Take That split up back in the day millions of fans fell to the ground in despair. We had this horrible idea we would never see those handsome faces again or hear the smooth sounds of Gary Barlow singing our favourite love songs. How wrong we all were. Here are the boys (or men) as they now are, making one of the biggest comebacks ever.
All the songs they relased from this album have been great hits, one of which is being used for a regular tune to advertise a large supermarket chain.
The first release Patience, is so Classic Take That love song. Gary Barlow had done it again, making a song that everyone would love and want to sing along to.
Then when they released Shine, with Mark Owen on lead vocals this was more up tempo and fun and was a tune that was to be on the lips of many people for a while to come. This is truely a great album by the boys and i have never seen such a successful comeback.
It's the stuff that dreams are made of and a film writer could not have come up with a better script, but Take That are back, bigger and better than ever!
10 years had passed since we last heard from the biggest British Boy band since the Beatles, never did I imagine I would hear a new Take That song again, but after a hit TV documentary, the boy band got back together and produced their biggest concert yet, they sold out a UK arena tour within hours and quickly followed this with a stadium tour. The show received rave reviews, convinced the boys the fans were still behind them and wanted more and the rest is history. Beautiful World reflects a mature Take That, they have produced music which reflects the current pop charts. The first single from the album; 'Patience' is an astounding song and will remain in the minds of the public for many years to come; it has the anthemic sound that we are used to from Take That. 'Shine' is sure to be an instant hit with Mark taking the lead vocals, and the beautiful 'Wooden Boat' sees Jason take lead vocal for the very first time. This is the album of the year...go buy it!!!
After a documentary was made about the band in 2005, coupled with the release of their greatest hits, Take That announced they would be doing a reunion tour, and a new album, in 2006. After 10 years since being in the recording studio together, could they pull it off?
Turns out they bloody well could. Thankfully, without the stylings of Robbie Williams. Phew.
In the month after being released Beautiful World sold 2.7 million copies, proving to critics that they still had it.
Beautiful world has 11 tracks:
1. Reach Out
3. Beautiful World
4. Hold On
5. Like I Never Loved You At All
7. I'd Wait For Life
8. Ain't No Sense In Love
9. What You Believe In
10. Mancunian Way
11. Wooden Boat / Butterfly
The album on a whole is mainly easy listening. The boys have clearly matured and they haven't tried to re-capture their 90's days (thank god) one of the few come back bands that have taken into account they aren't the young-un's they used to be and that their orignal fan base, the ones that would be coming back for more, have matured their music tastes too.
With strong vocals, music and lyrics they are really a come back you don't want to miss. Sure, listening to 'Shine' might make you want to go to morrisons, or dance all kick-y-leg-y down your stairs but this album never gets old for me.
I'll be one of the saddest of sad fans giddily waiting for their second re-formed album release on the 1st of December 2008.
When Take That announced their final split in 1996, fans never thought they would get the chance to experience new sounds from the top UK boy band of the 1990s. However, with the re-emergence of Take That 2 years ago with this album was met with great rapture and immense excitement.
Beautiful World captures the musical talents of four of the original members, with the mercurial Robbie Williams the o nly ommission, as was the case when the group disbanded over a decade ago. With ten years more maturity under their belts, and various different elements of the music industry added to their repertoire, Take That's new sound in their 4th album, Beautiful World, has a lot more patience and less cheese than their previous 3 studio albums.
Like I Never Loved You At All
I'd Wait For Life
Ain't No Sense In Love
What You Believe In
So far, the two tracks released as singles are Patience and Shine. Patience marked the group's return and was an instant hit, sending shock waves of excitement around the country as the four rejoined with a very mature and catchy track. Shine followed shortly after, with Mark Owen taking the lead vocals as opposed to the habitual Gary Barlow.
As far as the rest of the album goes, what we experience with it is a relatively new sound, which is not completely unlike their album Nobody Else, where many of the tracks are deep and meaningful and have the lyrics and chords steeped in personal feeling, which is unlike many boy bands.
Before their original split, they were not ready for the style of music they are now producing, but having had a decade to explore their music, start families and experience a bit of life outside the limelight, the quality of some of the tracks on this album is far superior to their previous attempts.
There seems to be more involvement from the four of them as a collective this time around, whereas before it was predominantly Gary Barlow all the way. Jason Orange has developed a very calm and meditative aura in the past decade, and seems to be a claming influence on the others, and this comes out in a track he takes the lead vocals in: Wooden Boat. It is different to their other music, as is the upbeat 70s sound of Shine. However, as with most good groups, they recognise that Gary is the stronger solo singer and thus takes the lead on the majority of the tracks, the others providing the backing vocals.
The emotional hurt and frustration of the past 10 years is evident in some of the more lyrically deep tracks, such as What You Believe In, which seems to be an explanation for the years away from the limelight, and the album reads like a book in terms of coming from the heart and opening the fans' eyes to the new attitudes of the group. I am certainly impressed by this offering, and I hope they continue to impress and be successful for many years to come.
Beautiful World is readily available online and in the shops, and is at a more reduced price now that it has been out for a while. If you can get the second released version, the tour version, it features a few more songs including the hit track from the movie Stardust, entitled Rule The World, and there are also some bonus videos on there as well. This was released nearly a year after the album first came out with its original track listing.
I recommend this album. It has a good mix of modern sounds from a quartet of guys who have the benefit of experience to add to their already legendary back catalogue. This is an excellent return album, and hopefully the first of many more.
That That were the biggest boy band in the 90's with a string of hits, such as 'Everything changes', 'pray', 'A million love songs' and the classic 'Back for Good'.
The member are Gary Barlow (lead singer and song writer), Mark owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald. Also Robbiw william was a member when asked to leave due to his lifestlyle in the mid 90's.
Take That broke up in 1996 and caused devestation to a number of teen girls, a help line was open to help with grieving fans, a young girl was also reported to have taken her life due to take that breaking up.
Take that came back with a number one single 'patients' in december 2006, followed with a tour of their new album Beautiful world.
In my opinion this is their best album by far, When compared to the oher albums, Take that and party, Everything changes and Nobody else you can tell that they have matured by the music.
A good thing about the album is you can tell that each member has had a part to creating the ablum. and each member has has parts to sing on thier own, including Jason orange.
The album includes, 11 tracks including a bonus track.
1. Reach out
4. Hold on ( one of my faves)
5. like i never loved you at all ( one of my faves)
7. i'd wait for life
8.Aint no sense in love
9. What you believe in
11. Wooden Boat
Bonus track: Butterfly ( one of my faves)
This ablum is a most for any one who has in the past liked Take That and also anyone who likes thier new singles.
I would describe the music as grown up pop, a long way to their teeny music back in the 90's.
You can now buy this Album in music stores from £5.
Following a ten year gap from the pop scene, 2006 saw Take That embark on a massively successful UK tour. Each member of the band made a contribution to the writing of this release giving it a contemporary feel. The top 40 single, 'Patience', is included and the theme tune to the film Stardust, Rule the World.
The songs on the album are:-
1. Reach Out
2. Patience (Album Version)
3. Beautiful World
4. Hold On
5. Like I Never Loved You At All
7. I'd Wait For Life
8. Ain't No Sense In Love
9. What You Believe In
10. Mancunian Way
11. Wooden Boat / Butterfly
This album is such a fantastic come back, you'd have never thought they'd been away for 10 years. They have done so well to come back and with such a fantastic album too, Gary, Mark, Jason and Howard should be proud.
My favourite song on the album has to be Rule the World and Mancunian Way and on the end of this track Howard's daughter sing at the end of it.
I love these guys and hope they keep producing fabulous original material for years to come.
It's an album well worth listening to even of you were not a Take That fan all those years ago.
The second edition of this album - the first released after Take That announced they were reforming minus Robbie Williams. I find it just as good if not better than their previous albums, and when combined with the DVD who can't help but be entranced by the four very talented men.
Featuring all of their released songs since reforming and more brilliant tracks, it definitley proves that Take That deserve all of their success and adoring fans! The DVD is the perfect component, featuring the boys chatting about how the songs were made, as well as talking about the differences between then and now. Fans also get to see how laid back and at ease the guys are with each other. They continuously poke fun out of each other and are always laughing - a beautiful sight for any TT fan to see! It is clear to the viewer that they are happy enough to be doing the chat and getting the chance to reminisce about the making of the album and being able to share this with their fans, and let them see whta they are really like.
My favourite song is probably either Shine or Rule the World. Other brilliant songs include Mancunian Way - a very important song to them as explained on the DVD, and Hold On is a beautiful song led by Mark owen. Throughout the whole album, the boys voices are amazing, showing that they can only get better, and the lyrics are just as good.
My CD/DVD was bought on Amazon for about £10 and took around five days to be delivered, and was delivered in good condition and fully working.
I would recommend this product to other fans, and would encourage anyone who gets this product to watch the DVD, the highlight of my experience of this product.
Disc #1 Tracklisting
1 Reach Out
2 Patience (Album Version)
3 Beautiful World
4 Hold On
5 Like I Never Loved You At All
7 I'd Wait For Life
8 Ain't No Sense In Love
9 What You Believe In
10 Mancunian Way
11 Wooden Boat / Butterfly