Said It All
How Did It Come To This
Up All Night
What Is Love
Hold Up A Light
Play.com ReviewTake That arrive back in the spotlight with their fifth studio album, The Circus. After successfully effecting one of the greatest comebacks in pop history with 2006's multi-platinum release, Beautiful World, Take That return with an album as romantic and epic as its colossal predecessor.Brimming with soaring ballads and catchy upbeat pop songs, The Circus sees a continuation of the musical growth of Take That. The release of their comeback album, Beautiful World, not only marked a triumphant return to form for the nation's favourite boyband, but with tracks such as `Patience', Take That proved that they had spread their wings and had become a credible vocal group. And, from the opening track of new album, The Circus', Take That unleash their unmistakable sound with `The Garden', an ambitious ballad that is filled with the same magic and intrigue as their mammoth 2007 hit single `Rule The World'. While Gary Barlow continues to take the lead vocally on most tracks, including the extravagant single `Greatest Day', the rest of the band pop up sporadically to take centre stage and offer a refreshing change and depth to Take That's established sound. Whilst the downhearted lament of `What Is Love' sees Howard Donald excel on leading vocals, Jason Orange stands forefront to demonstrate his vocal range on the Amy Winehouse inspired `How Did It Come To This'. As Mark Owen continues to take vocal duties on `Hello', a bouncy pop chant that is reminiscent of Beautiful World's smash hit `Shine', the band as a whole excel with the storytelling style of `Julie', a fitting sequel to Take That's early `90s smash `Babe' that sees the band return to conquer the heart-wrenching ballad.Taking the complex vocal arrangements of their previous album and adding an array of descending chords and piano inflections, producer John Shanks returns from his successful work on Beautiful World for his second collaboration with the boys. By experimenting with their established style and sound Take That take a stylistic step forward and The Circus delivers an exciting and accomplished album that wholly suggests they are back for good.
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Oh no Gary.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 08/06/2011 14:32:52
Having been a take that fan since they started and loving everything they have done, i was left extremely dissapointed after hearing this album. Its to far out of their comfort zone i think, and whilst i love them, the songs are poor, and it doesnt suit them.
I feel gutted in writing this, but feel it a true reflection of the album.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 31/05/2010 16:37:19
I wasn't keen on Take That in the 90's but now I think they are great! This Album is Fab!
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The Best Album of 2008/2009
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 04/01/2010 18:51:50
I buy albums alot, for example; Westlife, Green Day, Muse, The Killers. I found that this album was the best album I have ever bought. I love Take That and there tour was also amazing, ALSO buy the DVD if you havn't already. I garentee when you hear this, you will want to keep playing it over and over again. My favourites are:
*Up All Night
*Hold Up A Light
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 24/12/2009 12:26:29
fantastic album play this none stop!!!! Nothing gets ya going than "Hold Up A Light" Best album which goes along the fab circus concert!!
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The best Take That album yet.
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 06/12/2009 21:54:47
A good mix of songs on this album. All the guy's get to show a good range of vocal ability. A must for any take that fan.
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Better than ever
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 26/09/2009 13:15:05
Purchased the CD when it first came out, wasn't expecting much cause Beautiful World was gonna be a hard album top. I was wrong the boys just keep getting better amazing tracks on this album. Must buy!!!!!!!
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Big tunes; Top vocals - The Circus
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 02/07/2009 19:15:48
The boys just keep getting better. This album is TERRIFIC; No more said.
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Simple The Best
Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 26/06/2009 12:08:06
They keep on giving us great music, and show the whole world that they are the best. Thank god they came back and I hope they will stay around for a while. And the tour is the best concert I have ever seen, the best the UK has ever seen, nobody is going to be able to top it. Maybe only the boys themselfs.
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 24/06/2009 10:43:56
Simply put this album is amazing. It's one of those albums you can listen to again and again and never get bored of it.
I love how all of the guys have started taking the lead in various songs.
Greatest day is a beautiful song as is you.
The garden is brilliant.
Up all night and hello are brilliant upbeat pop songs.
Hold up a light will get everyone singing along and said it all is perfection. Also keep it playing after song 12 and you will get a little surprise ;)
Go buy it now!
Saw the boys at hampden on june 21st and these songs are all fantastic live! They truly were made for the big stadiums!
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Posted by Play.com Reviewer, 13/04/2009 01:52:48
this is the best one yet i was a big fan first time round and kept all their music in fact i had to treat myself because all their old stuff was on tape. anyway i love them and so does my kids will always be a fan and i think robbie should be there. x x x i think they got better as they got older and had more life experiance to write about i would recommend this album to someone/ anybody who wants to listen to me even the people who did not like them first time round because there 100% better than back then but hey i love them and always have.
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