Elbow

Elbow

Profile:
Alternative rock band from, Bury, Greater Manchester, England. Formed in 1990, originally called Mr. Soft (later shortened to Soft) and comprised of guitarist and back up vocalist Mark Potter, bassist Pete Turner and drummer Richard Jupp. Vocalist, guitarist and lyricist Guy Garvey was asked by Mark to join the band when they met at college (both were 16 at the time). Mark's brother keyboardist and back up vocalist Craig Potter joined soon afterwards.

They changed their name to Elbow in 1997 after Guy heard a character from a BBC TV Drama "The Singing Detective" say that the word "Elbow" is the most sensual word in the English language, not for it's definition, but for how it feels to say and how it looks on the page.

They were also signed by Island Records in 1997, but due to a takeover and indie band jettison-attitude by Universal in 1998, their Steve Osborne produced debut album was scrapped. Only a self-issued (now) ultra rare E.P. and a compilation appearance of one of the songs document this period.

In 2000 they put out their first release proper, an E.P. on a small indie label Ugly Man Records before they were eventually signed to Richard Branson's V2 in 2001.

Winner of the 2008 Mercury Prize (for best British album) for The Seldom Seen Kid.
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Elbow Discography

Albums

V2CI 99 Elbow Asleep In The Back (Album) V2 V2CI 99 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VVR1021812P Elbow Cast Of Thousands (Album) V2 VVR1021812P Europe 2003 Sell This Version
63881-27275-2 Elbow Leaders Of The Free World (Album) V2 63881-27275-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
1764252 Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid (Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 1764252 Malaysia 2008 Sell This Version
none Elbow Live From London(9xFile, MP3, 320) Universal Music none UK 2008
1799414, 1799426, 1799610 Elbow And The BBC Concert Orchestra Elbow And The BBC Concert Orchestra - The Seldom Seen Kid Live At Abbey Road Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records 1799414, 1799426, 1799610 UK 2009 Sell This Version
2762328, 00602527623283 Elbow Build A Rocket Boys! (Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 2762328, 00602527623283 Canada 2011 Sell This Version
3724578 Elbow Live At Jodrell Bank(2xCD, Album + DVD-V, NTSC) Fiction Records 3724578 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
3754767 Elbow The Take Off And Landing Of Everything (Album) Fiction Records 3754767 Indonesia 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Softrec 001 Elbow Noisebox E.P.(CDr, EP) Not On Label (Elbow Self-released) Softrec 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
none Elbow The Newborn E.P. (EP, Single) Ugly Man Records none UK 2000 Sell This Version
none Elbow The Any Day Now E.P. (EP, Comp) Ugly Man Records none UK 1999 Sell This Version
none Elbow Red (Single, EP) V2 none UK 2001 Sell This Version
VVR5016163P Elbow Powder Blue (Single) V2 VVR5016163P UK 2001 Sell This Version
VVR5018703 Elbow Asleep In The Back / Coming Second (Single) V2 VVR5018703 UK & Ireland 2002 Sell This Version
VVR5021823 Elbow Fugitive Motel (Single) V2 VVR5021823 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
VVR8021809 Elbow Fallen Angel (Single) V2 VVR8021809 UK 2003 Sell This Version
SAM 00814 Longview vs. Elbow Longview vs. Elbow - Further(10", S/Sided, Promo) 14th Floor Records SAM 00814 UK 2003 Sell This Version
VVR5021826 Elbow Ribcage (Single) V2 VVR5021826 UK 2003 Sell This Version
VVR1024082P Elbow Cast Of Thousands(CD, Mini, Promo, Smplr) V2 VVR1024082P UK 2003 Sell This Version
none Elbow Fugitive Motel(CDr, Maxi, Promo) V2 none UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
VVR8024679 Elbow Not A Job (Single, Maxi) V2 VVR8024679 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
VVR5026703 Elbow Grace Under Pressure / Switching Off (Single) V2 VVR5026703 UK 2004 Sell This Version
VVR5035623 Elbow Leaders Of The Free World (Single) V2 VVR5035623 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
none Elbow Forget Myself (Single) V2 none UK 2005 Sell This Version