|"Take It All"|
| Song by Adele|
from the album 21
|21 track listing|
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"Take It All" is the seventh track off of Adele's second studio album, 21. "Take It All", which incorporates a more soulful gospel sound, is accompanied by a choir and piano. Written with Francis "Eg" White, who worked with Adele on "Chasing Pavements," the song's lyrics focus on the protagonist's devotion to an unappreciative lover. 
"Take It All" was written with Eg White, who also co-wrote "Chasing Pavements." It was the first song written for 21 and upon entering into the studio together, Adele and Eg White had intended to write a song similar to "Chasing Pavements," although Adele remained unsure of writing a similar song. Despite their initial idea, "Take It All," a ballad that consisted only of piano and vocals and was quite different from "Chasing Pavements," was conceived instead. Adele spoke about the song again in an interview with The Sun, stating that, "It turned out to be about the early stages of a relationship falling apart."
Adele said that the music for the song simply came to her one day. She wrote "Take It All" about the man who inspired 21; a few days after writing it, she performed it for him, and he broke up with her two weeks later, sparking the inspiration for the record.
Live performances Edit
Adele debuted the song at one of her shows on the An Evening with Adele Tour; during her performance at the Hollywood Bowl on June 28, 2009, Adele performed the song live for the first time. The only other song she had written for 21 at this point was "I Found a Boy," which was included as a bonus track on some editions of the album.
Adele performed the song with "Rolling in the Deep," "Don't You Remember," and "Set Fire to the Rain" at Jools Holland on May 3, 2011. She appeared on The Today Show in 2011 to perform "Take It All" and "Rolling in the Deep" as part of their Toyota Summer Concert Series.
Television star Jennette McCurdy performed a cover of the song on her YouTube channel.
- Adele – songwriting, vocals
- Francis "Eg" White – songwriting
- Neil Cowley – piano
- Jim Abbiss, Ian Dowling – mixer
- ↑ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/21_(Adele_album)
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_cJ6avcJQk&feature=endscreen&NR=1
- ↑ http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=21905
- ↑ http://www.adele.tv/trackbytrack/archive/
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HiffZekzdLo
- ↑ http://www.setlist.fm/stats/adele-bd6bd86.html?tour=An+Evening+with+Adele
- ↑ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgmCrDNkbo8
- ↑ https://www.discogs.com/Adele-21/release/2664589