Had Gary Barlow's run of hits dried up when Take That originally split he would still be regarded now as one of the U.K.'s most successful songwriters of all time. But instead he went on to hit a series of new highs with the launch of his own solo/songwriting career, the magnificent rebirth of his '90s boy band and a successful musical on Broadway. The common thread throughout his career has been his immense talents as a songwriter. After Take That split in 1996 the inevitable solo career beckoned and this started with a pair of U.K. No. 1 singles ("Forever Love" and "Love Won't Wait") and U.K. No. 1 album (1997's Open Road). "So Help Me Girl" and "Open Road" also became successful singles from his platinum-certified solo debut which has been remastered and is available on 180g vinyl for the first time in celebration of its 21st Anniversary.