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Reply #30 posted 08/29/17 3:20am

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Faith is one of the absolute few PERFECT pop albums. Not just the album, but the videos, the whole aesthetic that George had going in '87-89

The man was so absolutely brilliant...

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Reply #31 posted 08/29/17 9:44pm

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Father Figure for the win.
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Reply #32 posted 09/02/17 9:39pm

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Reply #33 posted 09/03/17 2:18pm

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GREAT album which has, indeed, stood the test of time. sounds as impressive today as it did.. 30 years ago..!

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for me, of course, the highlight is - & has ALWAYS been

FATHER FIGURE.

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for some strange reason, it took me a long time - I mean, years - to like/appreciate the title track!

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in ALL MY DREAMS..
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Reply #34 posted 09/05/17 12:26pm

TrivialPursuit

George Michael's site has just updated with a message from his sisters:


Hello Everyone,

Melanie & Yioda here, just wanted to say a few words…

Our family, and good friends, are all still struggling with the reality that our beautiful Yog is no longer here with us, although we still feel his love.

We hope that, as private a family as we have always been (and will remain), that you know we hear you, through your amazing and thoughtful messages and that you understand our loss, as we try to understand yours.

We believe that through all the “debris”, Yogs fans, his ‘lovelies’ all around the world, know who he truly was, and is, after shared decades of music, love, and humour.

Our aim is to carry on, as we know Yog would have wanted, to share and enjoy his precious legacy and to continue to bring you joy – through his extraordinarily beautiful music.

David, along with Yogs loyal creative team, will continue bringing you all the projects they had been working so hard on for you, exactly as Yog would have wanted…

We promise we will always try to honour him by staying true to his ambitions and his intentions.

We thank you all for your really fantastic loyal support which has been genuinely appreciated, it has helped us all so much.

Jack, Yioda, Melanie & David

…and Yog, Lesley & Anselmo… smiling down, and all together…

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Reply #35 posted 09/06/17 12:24pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

George Michael's site has just updated with a message from his sisters:


Hello Everyone,

Melanie & Yioda here, just wanted to say a few words…

Our family, and good friends, are all still struggling with the reality that our beautiful Yog is no longer here with us, although we still feel his love.

We hope that, as private a family as we have always been (and will remain), that you know we hear you, through your amazing and thoughtful messages and that you understand our loss, as we try to understand yours.

We believe that through all the “debris”, Yogs fans, his ‘lovelies’ all around the world, know who he truly was, and is, after shared decades of music, love, and humour.

Our aim is to carry on, as we know Yog would have wanted, to share and enjoy his precious legacy and to continue to bring you joy – through his extraordinarily beautiful music.

David, along with Yogs loyal creative team, will continue bringing you all the projects they had been working so hard on for you, exactly as Yog would have wanted…

We promise we will always try to honour him by staying true to his ambitions and his intentions.

We thank you all for your really fantastic loyal support which has been genuinely appreciated, it has helped us all so much.

Jack, Yioda, Melanie & David

…and Yog, Lesley & Anselmo… smiling down, and all together…

Thanks for sharing that.

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Reply #36 posted 09/06/17 2:51pm

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George Michael performs during a concert in Amsterdam on June 26, 2007.
Nile Rogers implied the song was going to be his remix of the Faith-era track "Fantasy."

Eight months after his death, a new track from George Michael is set to premiere Thursday (Sept. 7) on BBC Radio 2.

Although not formally confirmed, Nile Rogers appeared to imply on Twitter that the song was going to be his remix of the Faith-era track "Fantasy."

Rogers took part in an documentary on Michael before the pop star's unexpected death on Christmas Day 2016, and had played the remix while on tour with Chic this summer.

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In a statement posted on his website, Michael's sisters reassured fans that Michael's creative team at Sony Records "will continue bringing you all the projects they had been working so hard on for you, exactly as Yog would have wanted." Between his planned 2017 release, songs kept in limbo during Michael's legal battles in the '90s and the false starts at following up 2004's Patience, an estimated three albums's worth of material has been left unsurfaced. These, along with known collaborations with Rogers and producer Naughty Boy, still have no release date.
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Reply #37 posted 09/07/17 12:52am

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bboy87 said:

TrivialPursuit said:


As a sidenote about videos: The original MTV Video Vanguard Award was first awarded to GM, and presented by Madonna, around 1990 or so. It was renamed the MTV George Michael Video Vanguard Award. It was later changed to the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, which I still hate since I think most GM vids trump that of MJ (not to say MJ doesn't have great stuff).

P!NK is getting the award this year at the MTV VMA.

the Video Vanguard award had been around since the first MTV Awards. David Bowie and The Beatles were the first ones to get it.

Madonna got it in '86, MJ got it in 1988 and then George got it in '89

"I never asked you to name an award after me." hmmm

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Reply #38 posted 09/08/17 12:20am

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One of my favorite albums, it's a classic.

But I never understood why the deluxe version didn't include the 7" or 12" of IWYS.

Does anybody know what's up with the single version, it wasn't on any compilation as well (I think it's only available on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack)?

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Reply #39 posted 09/08/17 1:32am

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skipthecharades said:

One of my favorite albums, it's a classic.

But I never understood why the deluxe version didn't include the 7" or 12" of IWYS.

Does anybody know what's up with the single version, it wasn't on any compilation as well (I think it's only available on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack)?


Probably due to George's dislike of the track.

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Reply #40 posted 09/08/17 6:55am

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Has anybody heard the new single yet?

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Reply #41 posted 09/08/17 12:39pm

TrivialPursuit

PennyPurple said:

Has anybody heard the new single yet?


Yeah. There's a thread about it. It's a new single, but not a new song. It's a remix of an already released song.

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Reply #42 posted 09/09/17 2:32am

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Cloudbuster said:

skipthecharades said:

One of my favorite albums, it's a classic.

But I never understood why the deluxe version didn't include the 7" or 12" of IWYS.

Does anybody know what's up with the single version, it wasn't on any compilation as well (I think it's only available on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack)?


Probably due to George's dislike of the track.

Probably, but it's not like the single version isn't part of the album version.. It's just weird to see Part 2 on a hits compilation.

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Reply #43 posted 09/09/17 7:31am

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skipthecharades said:

Probably, but it's not like the single version isn't part of the album version.. It's just weird to see Part 2 on a hits compilation.


Yeah, an odd decision for sure.

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Reply #44 posted 09/12/17 9:21am

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Older is great.

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Reply #45 posted 09/13/17 9:41am

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Despite looking like the absolute popstar he was he never lost the element to him that he was just your mate George from down the road who is doing very well at the singing right now.

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Reply #46 posted 09/15/17 2:26am

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Despite looking like the absolute popstar he was he never lost the element to him that he was just your mate George from down the road who is doing very well at the singing right now.

Yeah, definitely. Many of us shared a kinship with him, even though we never knew him at all or even met him. And man.... his death came out of nowhere. What a shock. neutral

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Reply #47 posted 09/18/17 8:27pm

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Showtime is going to air a special documentary on George in Oct.

http://www.billboard.com/...iler-video

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Reply #48 posted 09/22/17 6:10pm

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"I Want Your Sex" quite possibly has the best beat/baseline in the history of popular music. It is so infectious. The intro (first 30 seconds) is phenomenal! IWYS is one of my musical guilty pleasures. [Edited 8/19/17 19:40pm]

Why would it be a guilty pleasure??

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Reply #49 posted 09/24/17 3:52pm

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TrivialPursuit said:


I think most GM vids trump that of MJ (not to say MJ doesn't have great stuff)..

Hmmm lol

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Reply #50 posted 09/30/17 6:16am

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jaawwnn said:

Despite looking like the absolute popstar he was he never lost the element to him that he was just your mate George from down the road who is doing very well at the singing right now.

I know right? He seemed so raw and down to earth with a mouthpiece on him, love him!

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Reply #51 posted 10/01/17 7:10am

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I consider it as a Holy Grail in my collection.

When I was 17, I was after four years of affair with Wham! and George. I dreamed to have 'Faith' vinyl though I didn't own a gramophone. But my momma bought me used copy and you can't even imagine what I felt while I was holding this record with the monumental cover. I know some of people call it stupid Old Spice commercial with George sniffing his armpit. But for me... it was the God himself drowned in black leather with sun in his hair, perfect face with the gold cross hanging from his ear. Majestic view.

And how he redefined himself with this album. He grew up so beautiful, in a bloom-y, butterfly kinda way.

'Father Figure' is such a sensual thing and some critics said he 'isn't Marvin Gaye' suggesting he's lacking soul. To me it's such erotic song my glasses get steamy everytime I hear it.

'I Want Your Sex' with its clear Prince influences is such a perfect pop/funk song.

'One More Try' is so heart-breaking and dramatic without sounding corny and it's one of the best George's vocal performances on the record right beside 'Kissing a Fool' where his voice is just angelic, stuffing my ears with Raffaello pralines.

This dude right here was out of this world. Too bad they missed him so much he had to come back home too early. My fondest childhood/teenage memory. My cutest admiration. My most innocent affection. One of the strongest platonic loves of my early life. My best music teacher.

[Edited 10/1/17 7:11am]

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Reply #52 posted 10/01/17 8:29am

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Karo548363 said:

I consider it as a Holy Grail in my collection.

When I was 17, I was after four years of affair with Wham! and George. I dreamed to have 'Faith' vinyl though I didn't own a gramophone. But my momma bought me used copy and you can't even imagine what I felt while I was holding this record with the monumental cover. I know some of people call it stupid Old Spice commercial with George sniffing his armpit. But for me... it was the God himself drowned in black leather with sun in his hair, perfect face with the gold cross hanging from his ear. Majestic view.

And how he redefined himself with this album. He grew up so beautiful, in a bloom-y, butterfly kinda way.

'Father Figure' is such a sensual thing and some critics said he 'isn't Marvin Gaye' suggesting he's lacking soul. To me it's such erotic song my glasses get steamy everytime I hear it.

'I Want Your Sex' with its clear Prince influences is such a perfect pop/funk song.

'One More Try' is so heart-breaking and dramatic without sounding corny and it's one of the best George's vocal performances on the record right beside 'Kissing a Fool' where his voice is just angelic, stuffing my ears with Raffaello pralines.

This dude right here was out of this world. Too bad they missed him so much he had to come back home too early. My fondest childhood/teenage memory. My cutest admiration. My most innocent affection. One of the strongest platonic loves of my early life. My best music teacher.

[Edited 10/1/17 7:11am]

He was sugar to the eyes and to the soul!

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Reply #53 posted 10/01/17 1:47pm

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Faith was released the day before Halloween, 3 decades ago.

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