"Take That" in Private by Alex Kadis
Take That are the most successful pop act of the 1990s. In 1994 alone, they have already picked up the prestigious Brit Awards for "Best British Single" and "Best British Video", and gone straight in at number one with "Everything Changes", the first group ever to have four consecutive number one hits. Take That have established themselves as successful, popular and above all durable, due not least to the performance and songwriting skills within the group. On their last album, all the tracks bar one song were self-penned, mainly by the talented Gary Barlow. In a fickle market, and at a time when album and particularly singles sales are depressed, the ability to shift numbers is impressive. This book is designed for fans of the group bringing together the band's official photographer Philip Ollerenshaw with the band's preferred writer, Alex Kadis. Given total access on and off stage, they have created a portrait of the real Take That - Gary, Howard, Jason, Mark and Robbie concentrating on more personal and private moments, and giving fresh insight to the band by going beyond the usual pretty faces.