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 its 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.

Drummer Richard Jupp left the band of his own choice to pursue drum tutoring in 2016.
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Albums

63881-27108-2 Asleep In The Back — Elbow Elbow Asleep In The Back (Album) V2 63881-27108-2 Canada 2001 Sell This Version
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63881271612 Cast Of Thousands — Elbow Elbow Cast Of Thousands (Album) V2 63881271612 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
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none Leaders Of The Free World — Elbow Elbow Leaders Of The Free World (Album) V2 none France 2005 Sell This Version
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none Live From London (iTunes Exclusive) — Elbow Elbow Live From London (iTunes Exclusive) Polydor Ltd. (UK) none UK 2008
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none The Seldom Seen Kid — Elbow Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid (Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records none Belgium 2008 Sell This Version
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1799414, 1799426, 1799610 The Seldom Seen Kid Live At Abbey Road — Elbow Elbow And The BBC Concert Orchestra Elbow And The BBC Concert Orchestra - The Seldom Seen Kid Live At Abbey Road (Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records 1799414, 1799426, 1799610 UK 2009 Sell This Version
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2762328, 00602527623283 Build A Rocket Boys! — Elbow Elbow Build A Rocket Boys! (Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 2762328, 00602527623283 Europe 2011 Sell This Version
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3724578 Live At Jodrell Bank — Elbow Elbow Live At Jodrell Bank Fiction Records 3724578 UK & Europe 2013 Sell This Version
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3754767 The Take Off And Landing Of Everything — Elbow Elbow The Take Off And Landing Of Everything (Album) Fiction Records 3754767 Indonesia 2014 Sell This Version
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CRE00377 Little Fictions — Elbow Elbow Little Fictions (Album) Polydor CRE00377 US 2016 Sell This Version
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0822430, 00602508224300 Giants Of All Sizes — Elbow Elbow Giants Of All Sizes (Album) Polydor, Polydor 0822430, 00602508224300 UK 2019 Sell This Version
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none Live At The Ritz - An Acoustic Performance — Elbow Elbow Live At The Ritz - An Acoustic Performance (Album) Polydor, Polydor none Europe 2020 Sell This Version
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none Elbowrooms — Elbow Elbow Elbowrooms(9xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Polydor none Worldwide 2020
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3578476, 00602435784762 Flying Dream 1 — Elbow Elbow Flying Dream 1 (Album) Polydor, Polydor 3578476, 00602435784762 Europe 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

Softrec 001 Noisebox E.P. — Elbow Elbow Noisebox E.P.(CDr, EP) Soft Records (11) Softrec 001 UK 1998 Sell This Version
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none The Newborn E.P. — Elbow Elbow The Newborn E.P. (EP, Single) Ugly Man Records none UK 2000 Sell This Version
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none The Any Day Now E.P. — Elbow Elbow The Any Day Now E.P. (EP, Comp) Ugly Man Records none UK 1999 Sell This Version
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none Red — Elbow Elbow Red (Single, EP) V2 none UK 2001 Sell This Version
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VVR5016163P Powder Blue — Elbow Elbow Powder Blue (Single) V2 VVR5016163P UK 2001 Sell This Version
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none Asleep In The Back / Coming Second — Elbow Elbow Asleep In The Back / Coming Second (Single) V2 none UK 2002 Sell This Version
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SAM 00814 Further — Elbow Longview vs. Elbow Longview vs. Elbow - Further(10", S/Sided, Promo) 14th Floor Records SAM 00814 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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VVR1024082P Cast Of Thousands — Elbow Elbow Cast Of Thousands V2 Music Ltd. VVR1024082P Europe 2003 Sell This Version
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VVR5021826 Ribcage — Elbow Elbow Ribcage (Single) V2 VVR5021826 UK 2003 Sell This Version
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VVR5021823 Fugitive Motel — Elbow Elbow Fugitive Motel (Single, Maxi) V2 VVR5021823 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
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VVR8021809 Fallen Angel — Elbow Elbow Fallen Angel (Single) V2 VVR8021809 UK 2003 Sell This Version