Wednesday, September 7, 2016
George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol One - 1990
There are a lot of songs on this album that I take rather personally. George wanted to be taken seriously as a songwriter, and the music and lyric really reflect that. Even though it wasn't as successful as Faith, the songs on Listen are by far superior, and I often pull this disc out at night, whether on the road or in my house, and listen to it in the darkness. The music, to me pulls at heart strings and soul chords.
I probably could've included the four tracks that were supposed to be for Listen Vol II, but, as it is, the album, two b-sides and one remix seem to be enough.
I always thought the original cover was stupid, so, again, the single sleeves remain king, and throw a unique light on the album like this.