Take That - British music
|An Audience With... Take That
One of the greatest successes in the pop scene of the past decade, the boy band was formed in 1991 and featured Barlow, Owen, Orange, Donald, and Robbie Williams, who now has a solo career. The first album was released the following year with the title Take That & Party. Williams spent five years singing with the group. In that time, the number of fans skyrocketed but the rift between Williams and the other members of Take That, especially with Gary Barlow, his fame as a rebel and excessive consumption of drugs, led him to leave the group in 1995.
The rest of the band split the following year and Barlow risked his solo career, reaching the top of the charts with hits as “Forever Love” and “Love Won't Wait”, even before his 'rival' Williams reached the top of the charts with “Angels” in 1997. After that, Gary Barlow's career went into decline while Robbie Williams became increasingly successful and influential in the music industry.
In 2005, however, Gary Barlow, Mark Owen, Jason Orange and Howard Donald brought Take That back for a tour sending the fans into nostalgic delirium. Launched in December 2008, The Circus is the band's most recent album. Among the hits are “Greatest Day”, “Up All Night” and “The Garden.”
In November 2009, Take That released the live album The Greatest Day - Take That Present The Circus Live, with a compilation of the best performances for during the group's tour, including a memorable performance at Wembley Stadium.