Yes! Gary Barlow announces new single as Robbie Williams casts doubts on Take That reunion!

by Lisa McGarry
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gary barlow x factor

Former X Factor judge Gary Barlow has announced the release of the title track of his Double Platinum album ‘Since I Saw You Last’ Unreality TV can reveal this morning. It is the third track to be taken from an album that has not only been Gary’s most successful to date, but also finished inside the Top Ten selling albums of last year. We always knew he could do it!

Gary is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters, having written and co-written THIRTEEN Number One singles and TWENTY-THREE Top Ten hits. His new tune is being billed as an incredibly catchy ‘feel-good’ number and a press release states it’s ‘oozing warmth and echoing shades of some of the UK’s best-known classic songwriters.’

The song seems to have an autobiographical feel and the lyrics focus on survival against the odds and emerging stronger than before. It seems the dad of three addresses his past career problems – way before the Take That reunion of course – and Gary passionately sings about being a ‘dead man walking’ and having to accept ‘I won’t be in fashion’. How things have changed!

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Barlow will soon be hitting the road again for his Since I Saw You Last tour, which will see the Patience hitmaker playing some of the biggest venues he has ever played as a solo artist.

Since I Saw You Last will be released a week before Gary’s performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall which will take place after the tour on Tuesday 22nd April, a very special intimate show for the music charity Nordoff Robbins.

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Meanwhile, Gaz has spent much of the last two months in the recording studio with his Take That bandmates….or some of them!

Jason Orange, Mark Owen and Howard Donald have been hard at work on the groups’ new album, the follow up to 2010 release Progress and the band will take the record on the road with a massive tour in 2015.

Robbie Williams was offered the chance to rejoin his pals for the record, material and tour but earlier this week he cast counts on his return.

The new dad was given until March to decide whether or not he wanted to lend his vocals to the new songs and join the boys on the road next year, however he’s insisted that for the first time in a long time he’s happy in his own skin and wants to stay on his own for the time being.

Robbie will also be touring this year, as he takes his Swing shows around the UK and Europe.

However we can’t help thinking he’ll regret his decision to sit out the next Take That project, after all he wouldn’t have enjoyed such a successful solo comeback if the band hadn’t welcomed him back a few years ago.

Remember Rudebox anyone?

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Lisa McGarry

Lisa has been watching reality TV for too long now. She won't do any housework unless 'Big Brother' announces it over the tannoy and everything she does has to be put to a public vote!


  1. milly on February 25, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I’m so so glad Gary decided to release SISYL as his third single. It’s a really punchy song, with an anthem like feeling attached to it, not to mention that it tells Gary’s story over the past 14 years so beautifully. I just hope it will be promoted extremely well, like Let Me Go and not like Face to Face (most people don’t even know that it was released as a single, though it even charted). If his concert in Germany is anything to go by, it will sound fantastic in arenas.

  2. Hazel on February 25, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    Yes Mr Barlow!!!!I love Since I Saw You Last – the words are so poignant and tells his story so well! So glad he’s releasing it, and around the time of the tour too. LOVE IT!!

  3. Lisa on February 25, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    If Gary would sell as many records with his album SISYL as Robbie has sold with Rudebox, he will be rather happy. Gary sold 670,000 in the UK, but he cannot even sell in the rest of Europe. Rudebox sold more than 2.5 million in total. So yes, remember Rudebox?

  4. mich on February 25, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    It’s important to remember that quantity does not in itself equate to quality !!!! Some of the best sellers artists at the moment have little or no talent IMO. Rob struck very, very lucky with angels and has always had to rely on others with his song writing… whatever you think of GB he is a complete songwriter, lyrics and music.

  5. milly on February 25, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    @Lisa: Gary has only now released his album in Germany and he’ll release it in Italy in March, so I don’t know how you can know his figure sales in countries where the album wasn’t even released. FYI, it’s doing really well in Germany at the moment. Yes, Robbie sold 1 million albums worldwide, while Gary sold almost 700.000 albums in UK only and he’s still in top 20 -30 after 3 months. I’d say he’s done well for a man who hasn’t been in the public eye for over a decade and who wasn’t sure he had a fanbase of his own to support him. Robbie has had all these years to build his own fanbase and he got help from Take That as well. I wish him all the luck in the world, but I think his early behaviour in his life has rubbed on his fans a bit too much and, although he eventually grew up, unfortunately many of his fans haven’t. And to answer your question: no, I, for one, don’t remember music by sales figures and I doubt anyone does. I remember songs I liked and that meant something to me, regardless of whether they sold 1 copy or 10 million copies. Your remark was unnecessary and ill-intended, even more so since no one had attacked Robbie.

  6. milly on February 25, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    sales figures, not figure sales, sorry.

  7. mich on February 25, 2014 at 11:38 pm

    Typo error: should say best selling artists. Concur with Milly. Whilst it is lovely for artists to sell in vast quantities that shouldn’t define whether music is good or not.I think that it’s lovely that both Mark and Gary have had the chance to produce solo work recently – both have had a much harder time than Rob is this respect and Gary in particular has faced much ridicule over the years, and has risen above it and acted with great dignity. I don’t think it helps when fans state… so and so sold more than so and so. Mark’s album sold very badly BUT it was a good album in spite of it’s poor sales.

  8. ShaBer on February 27, 2014 at 5:44 pm

    Why do we always need to compare Robbie to Gary to decide whether Gary is successful? No one compares Paul McCartneys’ success to John Lennon every time his name is mentioned. As milly and mich stated Gary had to overcome alot of negativity to release this album and that is without a helping hand from take that. He is a hard working, extremely talented, gentleman, who deserves this success and recognition and his new album is fantastic (as was Marks’) in his own right. I can’t wait for his tour and take that’s 2015 tour!

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