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Take That - Now and Then: Inside the Biggest Comeback in British Pop History Paperback – 9 Sep 2011

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harper (9 Sept. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007232586
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007232581
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 2.5 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 393,680 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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***** Closer

‘… [an] honest, detailed account of the boy band of the Nineties’
Bella

‘This is simply essential reading for “Thatters” everywhere.’
**** Hot Stars (Supp. to OK! magazine)

' Well researched and breezily written.'
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‘Compulsory for any fan'.
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Martin Roach is a Sunday Times best-selling author, with more than ninety books published on music, celebrity and youth culture. After gaining a degree in Historical Research in 1990, Roach founded Independent Music Press, a biography and new fiction publishing label which has since become one of the most successful companies of its kind in Europe. He has contributed to magazines, newspapers, television and radio shows all over the world. To date he has sold more than 1.5 million books worldwide.


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38 of 39 people found the following review helpful By G. Melling on 18 Jun. 2007
Format: Paperback
Being a HUGE Take That fan in the 90s, I was one of the thousands who used to devour any interview or snippet of information on Mark, Howard, Gary, Jason and Robbie from wherever I could lay my hands on it.

After reading Gary's brilliant autobiography, My Take, and watching the recent For The Record documentary, which both painted a slightly different version of events from the one that was carefully spun at the time (!) I was interested to read this book to see if there were any other little gems that they hadn't been quite so happy to put out for public consumption before.

However, I found this book a complete waste of paper. I very strongly doubt the author, Martin Roach, has ever met any member of Take That, or anyone associated with them. The first sign of this was when I noticed that one of the sources he did list was Brian Harvey (he of East 17... a great source of info on Take That, i don't think!)

Basically, it was a re-hash of the information that was available at the time, lazily put together without any independent research or worthwile interviews. Despite claiming to be based on "the biggest comeback in pop history" it doesn't seem to have been updated to me. In fact, a lot of it I recognised from old TT annuals or Smash Hits interviews. It also regurgitated a lot of information that has since been shown not to be true, or to be the "offical" version of events that the management wanted the impressionable teenage fans to believe about their squeaky clean idols.

All in all, if you are interested enough in Take That to want to read a book about them, you'll probably know all this already. If you don't know much about Take That, it is useless as a rough guide as most of it is wrong or out of date.

Instead, I'd highly recommend reading Gary's book... really good, well written and (obviously) well informed. Don't waste your time on this effort... It's just Martin Roach cashing in on the Take That revival.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By kilt on 28 May 2006
Format: Hardcover
i was obsessed with take that as a 13 year old, now 26 i am still a fan and couldn't wait to read this book.

it is an quick and easy read with good quality photographs included. it doesn't really cover any new areas that a dedicated 'thatter' wouldn't alraedy know but it is still an enjoyable read and brings back some memories!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By L. Steele on 30 Dec. 2007
Format: Paperback
Hard to understand how this book can justify itself in saying it has the inside story on the comeback. Very little time is given to the come back. Most of the Take That part 1 comes from re-hashed news items, some of which have already been identified by Gary B in his biography ' My Take' as being nonsense.
The only attributable quotes from the band are directly from the ITV programme. As for having information on those closest to the band the people making comments seem to have met the guys in passing somewhere along the way.
There is not a single person who has contributed to this book who has the slightest clue about the band or their come back. Any fan could have made a better job than this.
Please don't waste your money buying it as it definitely does not do what it says on the tin!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By eclaire on 3 Aug. 2007
Format: Paperback
Badly written, badly informed, even inconsistent within itself! Not much to add to previous reviewer, but if, like my boyfriend was, you happen to be in the market for a present for an otherwise intelligent Take That fan please avoid this at all costs. Gary's book is better. Not brilliant, just better.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bridget Jones on 29 Dec. 2006
Format: Hardcover
I can't believe this got published with so many glaring mistakes in it! The author contradicts himself frequently and gives the wrong information on things as basic as CD releases. At least Gary Barlow was there to know what happened and isn't cashing in on someone else's success, buy his book instead!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By J. Pocock on 5 Oct. 2006
Format: Hardcover
Thirty pages in and they've already said three times that howard is only 4 years older than Robbie, despite saying IN THE BOOK that howie was born in 1968 and rob in 1974. Then after stating that Gary was raised in Cheshire, they then state that Robbie is the only thatter not born and bred in manchester?! Last time I checked, I'm sure Cheshire wasn't in Manchester!

Overlooking these obvious errors, a good book and worth reading if you're as into TT as I am!
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