Press Announcement Here
Robbie's coming back. Yes, the rumors are true, yadda yadda yadda. I think that Jason put it the best in the article.
'Flippin' brilliant, absolutely brilliant. I'm over the moon that Robbie's back with us, however long it lasts. I just want to enjoy our time with him. Life is beautifully strange sometimes' - Jason Orange.
Because I speak fluent Jason (no really, I think that may be a language), what he is saying is that 'yay another album. It's nice in the moment but I'm not counting on him staying around for very long' and then ending it with a hippie child statement like that. (ILU JASON IF YOU ARE READING THIS! MARRY ME!)
Unfortunately there were no quotes from St Gary of Barlow or Howard. But I'm thinking that the very fact that he's in right now is probably their words on the matter. So I don't know, I think that it will be different, but I don't want this to become the Robbie Show, Gary has already long since outgrown the 'Gary Show" that Take That was previously (even though he wasn't the popular one *poor Gary*, he did write and sing most of the songs, while Robbie sang alot). I want this to be equal, I want Mark to have songs, Jason to have songs, Howard to have songs, Gary to have songs and yes even Robbie.
If Robbie can put aside his ego in order to make this work, then yes I think that this could be an impressive album, but if he can't then I know I'll just walk away thinking that perhaps this was just the Take Robbie and his backup band and that would truly make me sad.