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Take That Part 2 – Start Believing

On November 24th 2008, a year after the UK release of Beautiful World, Take That released the single Greatest Day.

The twelve months preceding this single’s release had seen them ask questions of themselves and their support, questions that were answered emphatically by Beautiful World.  Did Take That still have what it takes? Yes, indeed they did, and the proof was on that album. Was there still a space for Take That in the music world? Yes, indeed there was. Beautiful World was a big bold success and songs like Patience and Shine were the dot on the exclamation point.

Greatest Day is the type of single a band releases when they know they have an album coming to equal that quality. Greatest Day showed everyone that the quality was not about to dip, although by this point no-one seriously thought that it would.

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Take That Part 1 – Slowly Up The Stairs

 

“Looking for a way back up again”

Certain things go through your head when you hear that a band is going to reform. Can they still do it? Do they still have it? Does anyone still want it?

It is very important, crucial you may say.

When you hear that a band are going to reunite your mind may find itself relaxing in many varied presumptuous locations.

You may think you know what is going to happen. If said band are reforming on stage, you’ll probably write it off as a smash and grab affair; the band will stand up there, sing the hits maybe in a lower key, bang a few of the songs that weren’t quite as good in a medley in the middle.

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