Shine (Take That song)


Shine (Take That song)

Infobox Single
Name = Shine

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Artist = Take That
from Album = Beautiful World
B-side =
Released = Flagicon|Europe February 26 2007 flagicon|United States July 20 2008
Number One = March 4, 2007
Format = Digital download
Airplay
CD Single
Recorded = 2006
Genre = Pop
Length = 3:31 (Album Version)
3:29 (Radio Mix)
Label = Polydor
Writer = Take That
Steve Robson
Producer = John Shanks
Certification =
Last single = "Patience" (2006)
This single = "Shine" (2007)
Next single = "I'd Wait for Life" (2007) Extra album cover 2
Upper caption = Alternate Covers


Lower caption = Promo CD cover
"Shine" is the second single taken from Take That's comeback album "Beautiful World".

Song Information

"Shine" was released on 26 February 2007 and features lead vocals by Mark Owen. The song is featured in several commercials for the relaunched Morrisons supermarkets in the UK, fronted by actress Denise van Outen, comedian Nick Hancock, television presenter Gabby Logan, gardener Diarmuid Gavin, singer Lulu, and television presenter Richard Hammond. A 'live' version was recorded at a session with BBC Radio 2, and appears on the CD singles of "I'd Wait For Life" and "Reach Out".

It became Take That's sixth consecutive number one single and its tenth number one overall, making them one of only seven acts in the history of the UK charts to have more than nine number one hits. It ended 2007 as the year's 18th biggest-selling single in the UK. The song also won Best British Single at the 2008 BRIT Awards.

The songs main theme was based on ex-band member Robbie Williams, and his increasing problems regarding drugs. In an interview the band said how they wish him a speedy recovery, and how they would like to see him achieve his full potential.

Music video

The video for "Shine" was shown on Channel 4 on Thursday 25 January 2007 at 11:05 p.m. [ [http://www.take-that.co.uk/ns/news.php Take That News] ] The video was directed by Justin Dickel with a concept of recreating a Busby Berkeley style musical number [ [http://www.goldensq.com/news/stories/2007/Jan/takeThatShine Golden Square Post Production] ] .

Live version

The live version of "Shine" performed during the band's "Beautiful World" Tour in 2007 featured an intro that was taken from the finale to the song "Mr. Blue Sky" by the British pop/rock group "Electric Light Orchestra", taken from their album "Out of the Blue".

This emphasised the style of "Shine" as being heavily drawn from the ELO sound in the period around their albums "A New World Record" (1976), "Out of the Blue" (1977) and "Discovery" (1979).

Chart Performance

The single entered the UK Singles Chart at #84 (limited release), and made its official debut to the charts at #30 the following week, three weeks before its physical release. It reached number one on 4 March 2007 remaining for four weeks. The single peaked at number two on the download chart. During its first week at the top of the UK Singles Chart, the single rose from #20 to #2 on the Irish Singles Chart.

Tracklistings

;U.K. Promo CD Single (SHINE1) [ [http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=392965 Addition Product Information ] ]
# "Shine" (Radio Mix) - 3:29

;UK CD single (1724294) [ [http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=389879 Take That Shine UK 5" CD SINGLE (389879) ] ]
# "Shine" (Radio Mix) - 3:29
# "Trouble With Me" - 3:23

;German Enhanced CD single"'(06025-1726063-4) [ [http://eil.com/shop/moreinfo.asp?catalogid=396902 Take That Shine Germany 5" CD SINGLE (396902) ] ]
# "Shine" (Radio Mix) - 3:29
# "Trouble With Me" - 3:23
# "Patience" (Stripped Down)
# Shine (Video)

Official Versions

* Album Version (3:31)
* Radio Mix (3:29)
* BBC Radio 2 'Live & Exclusive' (3:26)

References


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