The Garden (Take That song)

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"The Garden"
The garden single cover.jpg
Single by Take That
from the album The Circus
B-side "84"
Released 20 March 2009
Recorded 2008
Genre Pop rock, Adult contemporary
Length 5:07 (album version)
3:22 (Radio Edit)[1]
Songwriter(s) Jamie Norton, Benjamin Mark Weaver, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald, Mark Owen
Producer(s) Take That, John Shanks
Take That singles chronology
"Up All Night"
"The Garden"
"Said It All"
"Up All Night"
"The Garden"
"Said It All"
Alternative cover
Promo sleeve
Promo sleeve

"The Garden" is the third single from British group Take That's fifth studio album, The Circus.

Song information[edit]

Released on 20 March 2009, it is the third single from the album The Circus. Its B-Side is 84, the same B-Side of their preceding single Up All Night, and is sung by Jason Orange. Mark Owen confessed to Observer Music Monthly that his wish to sing this song's bridge didn't come to fruition. Said Owen: "I was hoping it'd be my role, you know: [He sings] "Everyone! Everyone!" I was really looking forward to that... and as we were getting to it, I was getting ready to sing, and... Howard sung it. And it sounded... better."[2]


The band performed "The Garden" on BBC's Comic Relief show on 13 March 2009. The song has been performed on Mooi Weer de leeuw in the Netherlands on 14 March 2009. The song was then performed on Swiss television on the show Music Stars on 15 March 2009. The group then made an appearance on the Italian version of The X Factor on 17 March 2009. The band also performed the song on German TV show Wetten, dass..? on 21 March 2009. The band then performed the track at the final of The X Factor, Denmark on 27 March 2009.

Music video[edit]

The video for "The Garden" debuted on 21 March 2009, with all members singing lead vocals. The video for the song was shot at the Greenwich Maritime Museum, South London. The video is black and white and shows the band dressed in black performing the song. The video is interspersed with blurred images of people going about their daily lives. In the official Take That book Take Two the band expresses their dislike for the video, claiming that it worked with still images but as a music video, it did not work.


A physical version of the single was released in Europe. The single was available on two CDs, both containing the same track listing, however a Limited Edition CD2, housed in a large jewel case, contained an exclusive foam car sticker of the TT logo, with 'The Garden' written underneath.[3]


Track listings[edit]

  1. "The Garden" (radio edit) – 3:22
  2. "84" – 3:11


Chart Peak
Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)[4] 48
Denmark (Tracklisten)[5] 8
Germany (Official German Charts)[6] 20
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[7] 73
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[8] 36
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 97