Sunday, November 26, 2006

Take That comeback

I heard tonight that Take That have again topped the charts with Patience after an absence of ten years from the music scene. It is amazing how bands seem to make a re-appearance(I suspect in this case because they needed the money), All Saints and East17 have also re-surfaced of late though have not quite enjoyed the same success. In the case of Take That, band members like Gary Barlow and Jason Orange who had brief solo careers after the first split did not enjoy great success. The exception in Take That was of course Robbie Williams who had left the band before the split and has not felt the need to return to Take That(not surprising given his massive success in the music industry) and as someone who has enjoyed more success then Take That ever managed as a solo artist.

The people who download and buy the music of Take That are mostly now in their late twenties, early thirties and it seems that many of their fans have a nostalgia for the past. Given the success of their concerts along with their greatest hits album it seems to have paid off in a big way.

No doubt we can expect to see The Spice Girls, Bros, Boyzone to make a re-appearance soon. Of course the biggest revival if it was ever to come would be Abba reforming though I doubt that will happen but who can tell, stranger things have happened.


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