CD | Pop | 23 Nov 2018
2019 marks Take That’s 30th Anniversary. To celebrate their milestone, the band have announced a massive arena and stadium tour performing all their much loved greatest hits live. The tour will see Take That play shows in many towns and cities that they have never played before.
Take That have also confirmed the release of ‘Odyssey’ a re-imagined greatest hits album that takes the listener on a journey through the incredible musical history of one of the UK’s most successful bands of all time.
The ‘Odyssey’ album - produced by Stuart Price - kicks off celebrations on 23rd November and features 27 tracks spanning three decades of the band’s history from their 1992 debut ‘Take that and Party’, right up to the present day. The album will also feature a host of special guests as well as three brand new tracks, set to continue what is easily one of the greatest British pop stories ever told. The full track listing will be revealed at a later date.
‘Odyssey’ is both a celebration of Take That’s past and present, an emotional journey through all their incarnations. The album is peppered with soundbites from their life, building a historical narrative around the songs - the story of five Northern teenage lads, who went on to become one of the biggest boy bands of all time, before splitting up and reforming again nine years later with one of the most sensational music comebacks ever seen. “The story is, if you think about it’ said Howard, ‘quite mad.’ ‘We wanted to tell the tale of the band,’ said Mark, ‘the history of what happened to us. If you only ever own one of them, this should be the definitive Take That record.’
The 2 CD album is a mix of their all-time biggest hits and some brilliantly ‘reimagined’ versions of Take That classics, with exciting new arrangements and production with some tracks being rebuilt from scratch. ‘Some have been reworked, but without spoiling what people loved about them in the first place.’ said Gary .’You’ve got to be respectful, but at the same time, you’ve got to let the ambition of doing something new and refreshed come through as well.’
Release Date: 23 Nov 2018
Artist: Take That
Catalogue No: 7711099