Universal - 2003 - 48 minutes

With the phenomenal success of a certain other ex-Take That member, Mark Owen was always going to find it tough to break back into the pop market. It has been seven years since the release of his first album 'Green Man', so this is very much a new beginning for Owen, coming, as it does, in his own time.

Owen has gone back to his pop roots here. Songs like 'Four Minute Warning' and 'Turn the Light On' are catchy, upbeat and easy to sing along to. This is gritty pop, not too far from grunge.

'Gravity' and 'Alone Without You' stand out but there is a lot of similarity between the songs. Many of them sound the same and it would have been nice if he had been more experimental.

Mark Owen is not the best singer in the world and he will always be compared to Robbie, but 'In Your Own Time' stands up well. There is plenty of potential for growth and this new beginning affords fans a memorable and uplifting second 'first' album.

Katie Moten

Tracklisting: Four Minute Warning - Gravity - Alone Without You - Head in the Clouds - Kill With Your Smile - Close to the Edge - How Do You Love - Pieces of Heaven - Turn the Light On - Crush - Baby I'm No Good - If You Weren't Leaving Me - My Life