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

Elbow Asleep In The Back (Album) V2 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
Elbow Cast Of Thousands (Album) V2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Elbow Leaders Of The Free World (Album) V2 US 2005 Sell This Version
Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid (Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records Malaysia 2008 Sell This Version
none Elbow Live From London(9xFile, MP3, 320) Universal Music none UK 2008
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 UK 2009 Sell This Version
Elbow Build A Rocket Boys! (Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 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
Elbow The Take Off And Landing Of Everything (Album) Fiction Records 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
Elbow The Newborn E.P. (EP, Single) Ugly Man Records UK 2000 Sell This Version
Elbow The Any Day Now E.P. (EP, Comp) Ugly Man Records UK 1999 Sell This Version
Elbow Red (Single, EP) V2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Elbow Powder Blue (Single) V2 UK 2001 Sell This Version
Elbow Asleep In The Back / Coming Second (Single) V2 UK & Ireland 2002 Sell This Version
Elbow Fugitive Motel (Single, Maxi) V2 UK & Europe 2003 Sell This Version
Elbow Fallen Angel (Single) V2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Elbow Cast Of Thousands V2 Music Ltd. Europe 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
Elbow Ribcage (Single) V2 UK 2003 Sell This Version
Elbow Not A Job (Single, Maxi) V2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Elbow Grace Under Pressure / Switching Off (Single) V2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
Elbow Leaders Of The Free World (Single) V2 UK & Europe 2005 Sell This Version
Elbow Forget Myself (Single) V2 UK 2005 Sell This Version
Elbow The Bones Of You (Single) Fiction Records UK 2008 Sell This Version