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Gary Barlow to release first solo album in 14 years


Gary Barlow is to release his first solo album in 14 years this November.

The erstwhile Take That star toured in his own right last year in a number of theatres as well as headlining an evening at the Royal Albert Hall in support of the Prince's Trust.

Barlow, 42, announced his forthcoming release by sending a message to fans on Twitter.

He wrote: "After 14 long years, I'm proud to announce my new solo album out on November 25th. I'm excited for you to hear it."

The title and tracklisting of his third solo release are still to be confirmed. His last release away from the group, called Sing, featured just a handful of songs and was credited to Barlow and The Commonwealth Band.

It featured an array of musicians - including the Military Wives - who had worked on songs for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations.

His last solo album proper - Twelve Months, Eleven Days - came out in 1999, and his debut Open Road topped the album charts in May 1997.