Timeless Odyssey

The remaining members of Take That are (from far left) Mark Owen, Gary Barlow and Howard Donald.
The remaining members of Take That are (from far left) Mark Owen, Gary Barlow and Howard Donald.PHOTO: POLYDOR

A re-imagined version of British pop group Take That's mega hit Pray is the clearest indication that the 27-track Odyssey is not your regular greatest-hits compilation album.

The melodramatic, sombre piano and strings-laden version of the band's first No. 1 single - from their second studio album, Everything Changes (1993) - lies on the opposite end of the spectrum from the original, euphoric pop anthem.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 29, 2018, with the headline 'Timeless Odyssey'. Print Edition | Subscribe