These are external links and will open in a new window. Odyssey, Take That's re-imagined greatest hits album, has topped the UK album chart and is the fastest-selling album of so far. Despite a big promotional push, Phoenix - the long-awaited second album by Rita Ora - missed out on the Top 10, earning a spot in 11th place.
Odyssey is a compilation album by English band Take That. It was released on 23 November by Polydor Records. The greatest hits collection features songs "re-imagined with new arrangements and production" by Stuart Price. As well as being mixed together by Stuart Price , the album includes interview snippets throughout featuring all five Take That members. Gary Barlow stated the time of the standard greatest hits is "over" as fans can get all of an artist's songs online already, so the band wanted to release a different kind of collection. In an interview with The Daily Telegraph about the album, Barlow stated; "If I could be bold, I don't give a shit whether the new album's a hit or not.
Take That are an English pop group formed in Manchester in The original line-up also featured Jason Orange and Robbie Williams. The group have had 28 top 40 singles and 17 top 5 singles in the UK Singles Chart ,  12 of which have reached number one, including " Back for Good ", " Never Forget ", " Patience " and " Greatest Day ". They have also had eight number one albums on the UK Albums Chart. Williams left the band in while the four remaining members completed their world tour and released a final single before splitting up in After filming a Take That: For the Record about the group and releasing a new greatest hits album , a four-piece Take That without Williams officially announced a reunion tour around the UK, entitled The Ultimate Tour. On 9 May , it was announced that the group were set to record new material together once again; their fourth studio album, Beautiful World , was released in and was followed up with The Circus , in The group achieved new success as a four-piece, scoring a string of chart hits across the UK and Europe while selling over 45 million records worldwide. Released on 15 November of that year, it was the first album of new material to feature Take That's original line-up since their album, Nobody Else.
The year was raging, with the ongoing Vietnam War, assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr and Robert Kennedy, and a music scene that was breaking new ground as hard rock and freewheeling funk began taking over the airwaves. Bob Dylan re-embraced rustics, Otis Redding had passed away, Motown got psychedelic as the Rolling Stones got back to the blues; Hendrix turned rock music on its ear as Aretha Franklin became the voice of a generation. The Fab Four spent early studying transcendental meditation in India with the Mahareshi Mahesh Yogi, a period that was intended to be cathartic, but eventually led to conflict within the band when McCartney and Starr returned to the U.