Record Of The Month - Take That‘wonderland'

Issue 22

Now just a tripartite, Take That return with their 8th studio album Wonderland. 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the boy band and to celebrate it they’re embarking on a nationwide tour around the UK in May and June. Perhaps in light of this, Wonderland is laden with big, slick pop numbers, heavy on killer hooks and anthemic choruses. This is encapsulated by lead single Giants which promises to make for a swirling singalong in live performance. Wonderland isn’t simply formulaic arena-pop though, with a clutch of the tracks produced by Stuart Price being genuinely great. Note the Mark Owen vocal on Superstar or the disco undercarriage of Lucky Stars. Indeed, the production is highly ambitious in scope with other respected producers Mike Crossey, Tony Hoffer and Mark Ralph also along for the ride. Bolstered by this batch of fun, new material Take That are set to play Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on May 8th and 9th.

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