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FRESH: ‘Odyssey’ – Take That

Take That release “Odyssey”, a ‘re-imagined’ greatest hits album!

Take That, who have been churning out hits since 1991, release their new greatest hits album today, but with a twist. It’s an album of ‘re-imagined’ hits together with a few brand new tracks just for added interest!

The official line for the album’s conception from the band is a collection of songs “re-imagined with new arrangements and production” together with three brand new songs including the already released “Out Of Our Heads”. Production has been handled by Stuart Price, the man behind hit albums such as Madonna’s “Confessions On A Dancefloor” and Kylie’s “Aphrodite“.

“Odyssey” is the group’s third greatest hits album proper since their first in 1996 which sold over a million copies in the UK and their second “Never Forget: The Ultimate Collection” in 2005 which has sold over two million copies in the UK alone. The group, which originally comprised of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Robbie Williams, have been releasing singles since the beginning of the 1990’s, but it wasn’t until 1992 when they gained their first top ten hit with “It Only Takes A Minute” (UK No.7). Since then the hits have flowed with the group notching up a total of twelve UK number ones and twenty UK top ten hits together with seven UK number one albums out of ten released, collectively selling 14,490,000 copies there!

“Odyssey” is released as a two disc set featuring all of the bands biggest and best loved hits as well as the three new tracks “Out Of Our Heads”, “Spin” and “Everlasting”, all written by Barlow, Donald and Owen and produced by Stuart Price. A new version of their first UK number one hit “Pray” (1993) has already been released and sounds as fresh now in its ‘re-imagined’ format as it did twenty five years ago when we all fell in love with the five lads from Manchester.

In April 2019 the band will kick off an extensive tour starting in Sheffield and culminating with a series of stadium shows in June. Many of these dates are now sold out, but click here for details of dates and ticket availability. Special guest for the tour is none other than Mr. Rick Astley, so each event is shaping up to be highly memorable and unmissable!

Disc 1:
1. “Greatest Day” (Odyssey mix)
2. “It Only Takes a Minute” (Odyssey mix)
3. “These Days” (Odyssey mix)
4. “Could It Be Magic” (Odyssey version)
5. “Everything Changes” (Odyssey version)
6. “Travel Interlude”
7. “Out of Our Heads”
8. “A Million Love Songs” (Odyssey mix)
9. “Sure” (Odyssey mix)
10. “Love Ain’t Here Anymore” (featuring Boyz II Men) (Odyssey version)
11. “Spin”
12. “Cry” (with Sigma) (Odyssey mix)
13. “Said It All” (Odyssey mix)
14. “How Deep Is Your Love” (featuring Barry Gibb) (Odyssey version)

Disc 2:
1. “Let’s Do It Again Interlude” (Odyssey mix)
2. “Patience” (Odyssey mix)
3. “The Flood” (Odyssey mix)
4. “Back for Good” (Odyssey mix)
5. “Get Ready for It” (Odyssey version)
6. “Everlasting”
7. “Giants” (Odyssey mix)
8. “Shine” (Odyssey alt intro)
9. “Never Forget” (Odyssey version)
10. “Relight My Fire” (featuring Lulu) (Odyssey version)
11. “Babe” (Odyssey version)
12. “Pray” (Odyssey version)
13. “Rule the World” (Odyssey version)

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So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!

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