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Mark Owen records new album in garden studio

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Take That's Mark Owen is about to release a brand new album, which was recorded at the bottom of his garden, thesun.co.uk reports.

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Take That's Mark Owen is about to release a brand new album, which was recorded at the bottom of his garden, thesun.co.uk reports. The singer song-writer's long-awaited fourth solo album, 'The Art of Doing Nothing', is due for release later in the summer, with a single coming ahead of that.  According to the newspaper, instead of using the facilities of a rented studio in the city, Owen recorded the entire 10 tracks in the studio which he affectionately terms 'the rabbit hutch'; a studio situated at the end of his garden. It's apparently a vast improvement on his old studio, known as the 'biscuit tin' - into which he could rarely persuade band mate Gary Barlow.  The admission goes to show just how versatile garden spaces really can be. Increasing numbers of people are opting for what is essentially a flexible, additional room in order to pursue hobbies or enable them to work at home. With electricity and running water, some such spaces have been converted into gyms, art studios, craft centres and even test kitchens. Naturally, many others are happy just to have a luxurious area in which they can relax with a book. Looking at the album track list via takethatdaily.org, it's not unreasonable to assume Owen's garden view inspired some of his song titles, which include 'Stars', 'Raven' and 'Heaven's Falling'. Or not. A source close to the star said that Owen was really pleased with the album, on which he collaborated with several other artists: "People will be surprised by the results - it's not what fans will expect."

Author:

Elizabeth Smythe

9th April 2013