Take That announce first album since Jason Orange quit


New Take That record cover

Take That have announced their upcoming album, their first since Jason Orange announced he was quitting.

The trio started work on new material earlier this year without Orange but had his "blessing" to make the record.

Due out on 1 December, the album will be called III.

The group also revealed that the first single off the new record will be called These Days and it will get its first radio play on Friday before being released in November.

Gary Barlow

Gary Barlow shared an image promoting their new material on Twitter, adding: "Nice hey? #TTIII"

He later tweeted: "Thanks to our brilliant team who've turned this all around in record time! Phew! #ttIII"

Members of that team include ELO frontman Jeff Lynne, who along with Take That, has also produced stars including Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson and Tom Petty.

They also worked with Stuart Price, who was involved with their 2010 album, Progress.

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That record featured both Jason Orange and Robbie Williams and sold more than a quarter of a millions copies in one day.

These Days is described as an "out-and-out feelgood pop" song and also gives "a nod to the sound that defined their early years".

All three remaining members - Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen - share vocal duties.

Recently the trio have all faced accusations of tax avoidance and Barlow has since apologised on Twitter for the "tax stories".

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Last month Jason Orange announced he had left Take That and would not be recording the new album with the band.

He said there had been "no fallings out" and he had "spent some of the best years" of his life with them.

However, he did not want to commit to making and promoting a new record.

The original band formed in 1990, split up in 1996 and four of the five members reformed for a successful comeback in 2005. The fifth founder member, Williams, rejoined briefly in 2010.

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