Wednesday, September 7, 2016

George Michael - Faith - 1987

 
Obviously, my little sister was the one who first got interested in George Michael.  Also, one of my best friends was a big Wham! fan as well.  I simply dismissed it.  But, back then when I did listen to the radio, I heard a lot of this album, while I was waiting for music I DID want to hear (Inxs, Duran2, Wang Chung, etc).  It didn't take long before I started to really like what I heard, and soon George became a figure that I was interested in hearing more from.  The fact that Shep Pettibone did several of his mixes made it even that more enticing. 

Back then, I was hooked on Father Figure (hot model in the video), Hard Day and Kissing a Fool.  Later, I quickly added his cover of Jive Talkin' with Boogie Box High and his duet with Aretha, I Knew You Were Waiting For Me.  For the album disc, I also added his song with Jody Watley and another Boogie Box High track (that really sucks, IMHO)

As far as the mix disc goes, there aren't any surprises on it.  All of the single mixes, including the remix that was on the album.  It surprises me that there weren't any actual remixes of I Want Your Sex, just those three versions.  You would've thought that a IWYS single would have an extended mix of Part I.  Guess not.


4 comments:

  1. -= Martin L. Gore =-September 7, 2016 at 5:52 PM

    I was heavily into Death Metal and Hardcore Punk at the time, and yet I thought this album was fantastic. I still think this is one of the greatest (best produced) 80s albums. It should officially be released in YOUR format!!!

    btw, IWYS was in fact released as a 12" (I used to have the vinyl) before the album came out, with a 13 minute MONOGAMY MIX, which was actually just the three parts of the album joined together. Check it out at http://mp3monkey.net/mp3/i_want_your_sex_monogamy.html

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  2. Yeah, it was weird that they broke up the whole IWYS sequence, though the final part would probably get him arrested now. Beginning to end this is a great album with the exception of Look at Your hands which sounds more like late era Wham!. This record was close to inescapable for close to two years. A real transformation from pop boy band preppie to cool sleazy pop maestro.

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  3. I can't believe that he passed away today, on Christmas. I just feel .... shaken. I was in college when Wham! and then GM solo were popular, and I LOVED his music. And he was only 53, just a year older than me. WAY too young for us to lose him.

    Bowie, Prince, Leonard Cohen, and now GM. This has been a horrible, HORRIBLE year for music.

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