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The Take Off And Landing Of Everything [Deluxe Digipack] [Deluxe Edition]

elbow Audio CD
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As they release their sixth studio album, The Take Off and Landing of Everything, it is fair to say that elbow are in a rare position within the music world. Few bands can lay claim to a career that encompasses over twenty years. Even fewer can make that claim without changes to personnel, and, yet, elbow in 2014 are the same as elbow in 1992: Guy Garvey on vocals, Mark Potter on guitar, Pete ... Read more in Amazon's elbow Store

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  • Audio CD (10 Mar 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Deluxe Edition
  • Label: Fiction
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (325 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,711 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)


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elbow release their sixth studio album on 10th March. ‘The Take Off and Landing of Everything’ was recorded in Real World Studios and at the band’s facilities at Blueprint Studios, Salford. As with previous albums, the million selling ‘The Seldom Seen Kid’ and platinum follow up ‘build a rocket boys!’ it was produced by the band’s keyboardist Craig Potter.

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105 of 108 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good things come to those who wait... 14 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Although I downloaded this from Amazon on the day of release, I was determined to bide my time in terms of posting a review, as I believe good music takes its own time to seep into your consciousness and reveal its true identity. One week on, I can tell you that The Take Off And Landing Of Everything has arms. They slowly but surely wrap themselves around you, caressing at first but becoming more and more of an embrace until you are enveloped in a thing of real beauty and warmth. I absolutely love the album this week, and I fully expect to love it even more next.

As an Elbow fan of some years (I bought Cast Of Thousands on its release), I have marvelled at the consistency and fortitude of the band, who have been together in the same form for over twenty years. Their well-deserved breakthrough came with The Seldom Seen Kid, Mercury Prize winner and sublime album of huge depth and artistic merit. I would place it in my top five albums of all time, but was less enchanted with Build A Rocket Boys! (never forget the exclamation mark!). 'One Day Like This' opened huge doors for Elbow, becoming a festival favourite, played to death on TV documentaries and sports programmes and I felt at times with Build A Rocket Boys! that the band were trying just a bit too hard to find another replacement anthem, rather than following their own creative path. Despite wonderful tracks such as The Birds, Lippy Kids, The Night Will Always Win and Jesus Is A Rochdale Girl, the album lacked consistency for me and I worried that Elbow had been caught up on the conveyor belt of commercial success like so many bands before them.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Somewhere in all that talk is all the answers ! 10 May 2014
By Gabble
Format:Audio CD
I have never been an almighty Elbow fan, having dipped into their output only occasionally. And liking to a degree, but not in a repeat listener way. On dipping into this album I found myself thinking at first that is sounded samey and how it would be unlikely to be one I’d eagerly reach for.

However, a rare thing happened; whereby after a couple of casual non committed listens during a long commute - typically because I couldn’t decide on anything else to play – I noticed the songs becoming familiar and all of a sudden I was getting drawn into the lyrics, and the real core of the melodies. It all just seems to work. The songs theme seems to work more as a whole rather than as individual entities, bringing a surprising clarity to the messages and musings.

It continued to draw me further in, no longer was I dipping in – this album had rooted itself into my psyche. The melodies meander with the occasional darkly crafted words expertly interweaved and expressed by a unique and perfect vocal. The rhythm and production simply works.

Now I am finding myself experimenting with their back catalogue to see if a similar experience might be had.
Elbow are a bit of an enigma perhaps, but they are powerful, poignant and poetic; the lyrics take on vivid personal slants – or maybe that’s just a middle aged thing.

To conclude, this is highly recommended for thoughtful persons who have a little patience to see if they can evoke a similar experience as described.

This is an excellent album.
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52 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album Number Six 10 Mar 2014
Format:Audio CD
Like all 5 Elbow studio albums before, The Take Off And Landing Of Everything requires full concentration. It isn't an album that will have your feet tapping at the first listen, but it is a piece of musical art that gets better every time you hear it.

Each track is a perfectly crafted piece of music, with distinctive piano, percussion and bass, and Guy Garvey's dulcet tones painting pictures with words over the top. Who else can use lyrics like "When all the world is sucking on its sleeve" and "It's the modern Rome, and folk are nice to Yoko"?

On second listening, the layers begin to make more sense, and although you might feel disappointed that there's no anthemic "One Day Like This", or even "Open Arms", you start finding yourself humming along here and there. Then hours later you realise you've listened to nothing else all day, and you're singing "Oh my giddy aunt, New York can talk".

Here is a band that ignores the clamour for "hits" and just makes great albums. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Engaging, Haunted, Majestic, Beautiful 15 May 2014
Format:Audio CD
Firstly - it's a grower, don't expect this album to jump out at you.

Give it time and all of a sudden you'll realise that this album is more than just a collection of singles, it's a symphony, a masterpiece and deserves to be listened to end to end rather than cut into singles. Garvey sounds sublime and the instruments all have their own space rather than just being a melee of noise.

I wasn't a huge fan of 'Build a Rocket Boys', a few gems such as 'Lippy Kids' but it just felt somehow rushed. This new album takes the journey they started with 'Build a Rocket Boys' and takes it to the next level. Elbow (I think, I'm sure they know better) have reached that point in their career where they've sold a lorry-load of singles and albums, bagged themselves some Olympic show royalties and now the demands of the record companies are at a minimum. Without having the pressure of making a catchy 4 minute single has freed them up to create something wonderful.

Thanks Elbow, love it and sure I will be listening to this for years to come - recommended to all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant album
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Published 2 days ago by Seobhan Shillabeer
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy it - you won't regret it
Brilliant - on initial listening I thought that the Seldom Seen Kid was better. But on frequent listening this is to me a far stronger CD, yes it does have a softer more laid back... Read more
Published 5 days ago by purse
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
All tracks very good, well done Elbow
Published 8 days ago by D. Crilley
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good music from a good group
Published 12 days ago by david mcbain
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the best Elbow album to date
Just the best Elbow album to date..was right into this after only a couple of plays....lyrics are brilliant, instrumentals fantastic, pure musical poetry
Published 13 days ago by Michael Burke
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Elbow hit the spot again - could listen to Guy Garvey singing all day
Published 13 days ago by Lexilulu
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Published 15 days ago by Barbara
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Elbow Album
Guy Garveys lyrics at their best, great musicians too. To me Garvey is in a league of his own when writing, with Bob Dylan and Neil Young, he just sings better. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Mr. D. J. Saunders
3.0 out of 5 stars Elbow are my mellow moments band. Mr. Garvey ...
Elbow are my mellow moments band. Mr. Garvey is a poet with musical accompaniment. I have all of their albums so far and this has been their slowest grower. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Mr. I. D.
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