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Saturday, December 06, 2008

It's Official (Sort Of): Take That's 'The Circus' Getting A U.S. Release

Take That's second album since reuniting in 2005 (sans Robbie Williams) was released in much of Europe this week, and is on track to break sales records by the final tallying of tomorrow's U.K. chart. On Tuesday it was reported that The Circus sold 133,000 copies in England on its first day alone, trumping Coldplay's first-day sales of 125,000 in June with Viva La Vida.

And yesterday Billboard posted an interview with Universal Music U.K. chairman/CEO David Joseph, who said, "We have a lot of interest in the music from our American partners."

When asked when a decision will be made on The Circus getting a release in the U.S., Joseph said, "In the next few months."

Billboard itself noted the following:
The Circus was released worldwide Dec. 1, except in France where it hits stores in February and the United States. Only the original lineup's swan song album, Nobody Else (Arista), received an official U.S. release, with sales of 287,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Funny, I always remember seeing Take That And Party in my local record store back in the mid-'90s, but perhaps it was an import.

At any rate, Universal says the next few months. Sounds promising!



  • At 1:10 PM, Blogger John said…

    "Take That and Party" was definitely released here. I kind of played "Could It Be Magic" into the ground.

  • At 1:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    "Take That And Party" was indeed released in North America. First single was "It Only Takes A Minute", which was remixed for its single (and album) release. "A Million Love Songs" was the second single. All three on RCA, which in turn refused to release albums two and three, leaving Arista to pick up the third one.

  • At 5:28 PM, Blogger Moogaboo said…

    I remember seeing television commercials for "Take That & Party" back in the summer of '91 or '92! Strange.

  • At 11:31 PM, Blogger Thnairg said…

    So why are they releasing "The Circus" in the States, but not the masterpiece that was "Beautiful World"? I've only received my copy of "The Circus" today in the mail and haven't had a chance to listen to it yet, but I'm bracing for disappointment, 'cause I don't know how a Take That album could top "Beautiful World".


  • At 11:24 AM, Blogger D'luv said…

    John, and for a time a few years ago, the video for "Could It Be Magic" was the only thing by Take That on U.S. iTunes. Then they took it off, but put all their albums prior to Beautiful World on. Odd.

    Anon, too bad, because the second album probably could have really broke them here, especially with "Pray." It's a very '93/'94 song.

    Moog, yeah, they just had absolutely no promotion behind them here in the States, I think...other than that commercial?

    Thnairg, you may be pleasantly surprised. I got mine Friday, and drove around all day yesterday listening to it. I suggest an overcast sky with the sun occasionally peering through the clouds for full effect.

  • At 7:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I hope they release The Circus here. I just got the CD and it is great. It is a little different from BW but still wonderful

    I bought Take That and Party here in 92.

  • At 7:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Please , Please let this be true. It is about time they release here again . "The Circus" is great !!!!!

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