How the Mighty Fall

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How the Mighty Fall
Studio album by
Released18 April 2005[1]
LabelSedna Records (UK)
Edel Records (ROW)
ProducerTony Hoffer
Mark Owen chronology
In Your Own Time
How the Mighty Fall
The Art of Doing Nothing
Singles from How the Mighty Fall
  1. "Makin' Out"
    Released: 7 June 2004
  2. "Believe in the Boogie"
    Released: 22 August 2005
  3. "Hail Mary"
    Released: 2 December 2005

How the Mighty Fall is the third solo studio album from Take That band member, Mark Owen. The album was released on 18 April 2005,[1] nearly two years after his second album and produced by Tony Hoffer. The album sold 3,280 copies in the UK and missed the top 100, remaining his lowest selling album in his solo career. Three singles were released from the album: "Makin' Out", "Believe in the Boogie" and "Hail Mary". This was the last studio album released by Owen before the reunion of his band Take That.

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars [2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks produced by Tony Hoffer.
1."They Do"Mark Owen3:14
2."Sorry Lately"Mark Owen, Paul Freeman3:33
3."Makin' Out"Mark Owen, Paul Freeman3:50
4."Waiting For the Girl"Mark Owen2:38
5."Believe in the Boogie"Mark Owen, Paul Freeman, Adam Falkner3:59
6."3:15"Mark Owen, Paul Freeman3:06
7."Hail Mary"Mark Owen5:27
8."Wasting Away"Mark Owen, Paul Freeman4:13
9."Stand"Mark Owen, Paul Freeman, Jamie Norton4:01
10."Come On"Mark Owen5:39


  • Ben Mark - Acoustic Guitar, Guitar, Vocals (Backing Vocals)
  • Jamie Norton - Piano, Vocals (Backing Vocals)
  • David Campbell - Viola, Strings and Horns
  • Paul Freeman - Guitar, Vocals (Backing Vocals)
  • Mark Owen - Vocals (Backing Vocals)
  • Dan Rothchild - Bass
  • Rose Corrigan - Bassoon
  • Larry Corbett - Cello
  • Martin Jenkins - Recording
  • Roger J. Manning Jr. - Keyboards, Piano, Synth
  • Suzie Katayama - Cello, Contractor
  • James Self - Tuba
  • Leo Abraham - Piano
  • Adam Falkner - Drums, Percussion
  • Rachel Stegeman - Violin
  • Tony Hoffer - Producer, Mixer
  • Mark Christian - Guitar
  • Daniel Higgins - Clarinet
  • Joey Waronker - Drums, Percussion
  • Neil Heal - Engineer
  • Greg Kurstin - Piano
  • Todd Burke - Engineer
  • Sara Parkins - Violin
  • Chris Reynolds - Engineer (Assistant)
  • Bettie Ross-Blumer - Copyist
  • Jon Lewis - Trumpet
  • Dave Palmer - Keyboards, Synth (Additional)
  • William Reichenbach - Trombone
  • Jason Mott - Engineer (Assistant)
  • Brian "Big Bass" Gardner - Mastering

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2005) Peak
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[4] 56


  1. ^ a b "How the Mighty Fall: Mark Owen: Music". Retrieved 2012-02-22.
  2. ^ O'Brien, Jon. "How the Mighty Fall [Bonus Tracks] - Mark Owen". Retrieved 12 August 2011.
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  4. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Phononet GmbH.