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The Circus

Take That Audio CD
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Take That are an English five-piece pop-rock band consisting of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Robbie Williams. Barlow acts as the group's main singer songwriter. Formed in Manchester in 1990, the band achieved major success, selling more than 25 million records between 1991–96 alone before disbanding.[1] In 2005 the group reformed without Williams and ... Read more in Amazon's Take That Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Dec 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Polydor
  • ASIN: B001IA46D8
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (155 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,125 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  4. Said It All 4:150.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. How Did It Come To This 3:100.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Up All Night 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. What Is Love 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. You 4:130.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen12. Here 8:000.99  Buy MP3 

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The fifth studio album from Britain's premiere boyband, now reformed and finding even more success the second time around.

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2008 album from the mega-selling British boy band. UK edition includes one bonus track, Here. After successfully effecting one of the greatest Pop comebacks in history, Take That release their fifth studio album, the second after their return. Led, as ever, by the songwriting talents of svengali Gary Barlow, this release is similarly epic and romantic to its predecessor (2006s Beautiful World), with songs such as What Is Love, How Did It Come To This and the single Greatest Day standing out most. Producer John Shanks returns for a second collaboration with the boys, repeating the success of his work with them on Beautiful World. Universal.

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53 of 57 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A real grower 15 Dec 2008
By J. Hunt
Format:Audio CD
Track by track after two weeks listening:
The Garden: Draws you in and makes you feel good to be alive. Would have been a great Christmas single.
Greatest Day: A nice homage to U2 (Where the Streets Have no Name.) Liked it the first time I heard it. Still do.
Hello: Not convinced to begin with. Driving down the motorway in the sunshine, it was suddenly a great singalong track.
Said it All: Gorgeous. Nuff Said.
Julie: Felt sad about something at work. Listened to 'Julie'. Felt happy again.
The Circus: Beautiful in its simplicity
How Did it Come to This: Autobiographical? A great performance of a cleverly worded track. One of my favourites.
Up All Night: Fabulous live
What Is Love: Howard comes precariously close to perfection with this one.
You: The only track I have yet to warm to. Too formulaic for me. Sorry!
Hold up a light: Not my favourite vocal but it'll be a killer live then a great memory thereafter.
Here: Fab-u-lous. Play it on repeat.
She said: A Strictly special. Simply lovely and great fun.
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real progress; brilliant! 7 Dec 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
As a fifty something brought up on The Beatles I am not your typical Take That fan, but despite this, I have always liked them, especially since the comeback.

This is a terrific album - great songs, beautifully sung, beautifully performed, beautifully produced - a triumph.

It is actually more Coldplay that the Take That of Roobie era fame.

Open your mind and enjoy.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Man Band 1 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD
As mature and cosy as the Marks & Sparks jumpers they model, The Circus is further consolidation of the Take That boys as an 'adult' band, unlikely to return to campy disco or cheast bearing antics any time soon. And it suits them well, particularly Barlow, whose proclivity for sensitively written, singer-songwriterly ballads always left him looking a little old before his time in the Robbie days.

Liberated to write grown up material for grown ups, he looks much more comfortable, and the combination of quirky, Beatlesy melodies, Coldplay sized stadium grandeur and heart on sleeve sentiment here works very well. It's not just the Gary Barlow show either. This is satisfyingly democratic album, with even Howard and Jason acquiting themselves well on lead vox for How Did It Come to This and What Is Love, and making you wonder why someone sees fit to turn them down so low in the mix the rest of the time.

It might be a little hyperbolic to call it the most convincing transition from teenyboppers to a grown up band since the Fab Four themselves. But it's certainly more emphatic than a band like Backstreet Boys, whose idea of growth appears to be to churn out increasingly bloodless versions of their old hits, while dressing like men in the midst of a mid-life crisis.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply put...brilliant! 20 Jan 2009
Format:Audio CD
After the phenomenal success of "Beautiful World" in 2006, I figured it virtually impossible to match, or even come close, in a second outing. I was wrong. Although "The Circus" is different both in approach, and overall vibe, it stays true to the intensely strong talent behind it. Between the brilliant songwriting by all four members, to the fantastic production by John Shanks, this album is a natural progression on the continuing path of Take That. I am totally thankful to have the group back making beautiful, epic music again. Whenever I can't find the words, these guys seem take them right out of my mouth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning! 18 Mar 2010
By Tim J
Format:Audio CD
Had this album on Christmas Day 2008 and have honestly played at least a couple of tracks from it every day since.

I have to be honest and say that I've always loved Take That, but when I first heard 'The Garden' I was almost too excited to speak! Fabulous singing by both Mark and Gary and a great introduction to the album. It just gets better from there with no dud tracks and plenty to bring pleasure to all.

At first, I was disappointed that there was too little Gary and too much Mark on the album, but this has changed with time and I now fully appreciate Mark's input and singing which adds further depth to the album and reminds me that the best 'boy band' (The Beatles) shared vocals. Anyway, with this album we can finally throw away the awful 'boy band' tag - this is in a league of its' own.

When I listen to Take That, I know why I love Britain and I know why the boys are a national treasure which we can all be proud of. If you haven't got this album, then get it now and make sure you get the DVD, too!!! Looking forward to the next album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take That Circus - Brill!!! 5 Feb 2010
Format:Audio CD
This album is brilliant! Keep listening to the last tract as there is a hiden song at the end about 2 mins after the last tract! Wasn't a fan first time round but certainly am now.All the songs on here are catchy and uplifting, we love it!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Quality Product 1 Jan 2010
Format:Audio CD
This CD is lovely! Amazon shipped it out incredibly quickly and it arrived in perfect condition. Sound quality is fine. Great price for good music. I need say no more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars cd 4 Mar 2010
Format:Audio CD
I love the boys and this is one of the best, good to see the other boys having a turn at singing on this album, cant wait for the next cd boys.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is a wonderful Album
This is a wonderful Album that is played all the time. It has a is a wonderful gift for Christmas.
Published 1 month ago by MR RICHARD ALLEN
4.0 out of 5 stars Take that cd
Bought this for my partner as he saw them live on the circus tour and loved the music. This is definately going on my juke box.
Published 1 month ago by Gill Burch
5.0 out of 5 stars used to be a fan
i used to be a fan of this group but after seeing gary barlow on the xfactor, im sorry not as big a fan as i used to be.
Published 2 months ago by james
5.0 out of 5 stars The Circus, Take That
Bought this for my wife, there are some great tracks on this CD and it gets played on many occasions.
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Micael John Epps
2.0 out of 5 stars the circus cd
I chose this rating because the cd jumps when i play it so it spoils my listening, i am disappointed. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Eileen M. Roberts
3.0 out of 5 stars OK
it was broken due to the post because it weren't pack right but other than that the cd was fine
Published 4 months ago by queen of hearts
5.0 out of 5 stars magic
went to see the circus with my daughter it was a magical night out for a 68 year old and it brought back all my memories of that night
Published 4 months ago by nancy
3.0 out of 5 stars it is ok
Take That without Robbie is like The Muppets without Kermit, good but not the same. Bought for the wife as she likes Take That, doesnt get listened to alot now just sits in the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by wintersmith
5.0 out of 5 stars The Circus
I bought this for a friend who is now a massive Take That fan after listening my to my CD.
Published 5 months ago by linda redman
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitely, they are the best!!!!!
The album THE CIRCUS is amazing, all songs are very well-written by them. They are getting better and better, I have no doubt TT is the best man band/boy band (whatever people call... Read more
Published 6 months ago by Inessa Maria da Cruz e Silva
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