George Michael RIP (53)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Vaughan, Dec 25, 2016.

  1. qJulia

    qJulia Well-Known Member

    I agree with this assessment. I think that the album has a common theme: love and relationship. there seemed to have interconnection of the songs. Everything She Wants and Credit Card Baby (I actually love the tune of this song) are complaining about materialism and its conflict with love. Heartbeat and Like A Baby were talking about frustration of love. Freedom was to plead for the lover to be devoted to him, whereas Careless Whisper expressed regret. It is pretty amazing that this album generated 3 No.1s in the US (and UK?) out of only 8 songs. George of course outdid it again with Faith.
     
  2. Troystar

    Troystar Active Member

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  3. Ryan Lux

    Ryan Lux Forum Resident

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    I think it has more to do with his perfectionistic tendency to dismiss most things he's done before. That's a theme in his life, especially his biggest years. Regardless, you know you're huge when you can tour, not play numerous #1 hits and no one is too disappointed!
     
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  4. Jayseph

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    Thank you very much for sharing so much of you in that one post.

    Freedom '90 really was an empowering anthem when I was coming out in '97. I didn't follow George the way that I followed other favorite artists, but I always picked up his new album when they came out (as few as they were).

    And I really can relate on losing a very close friend. Peace to you.
     
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  5. footprintsinthesand

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    The Unplugged Rehearsals

     
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  6. PaulKTF

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    I always liked his duet with Aretha Franklin.

     
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  7. qJulia

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    Last Christmas reached No. 41 on Billboard Hot 100 after George passed away. Before this, this song was only charted on the Billboard Holiday chart.
     
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  8. Troystar

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    Thanks for reading, I realize it was a long blog, most probably won't read it all but I wanted to pay tribute to George and my best friend at the time.
     
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  9. mpayan

    mpayan Forum Resident

    It was a well written and contemplative piece. Thanks for sharing.
     
  10. Cloudbuster

    Cloudbuster Forum Resident

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    UK Top 100 Albums

    Ladies & Gentleman - The Best Of #11
    The Final #31
    Twenty Five #45
    Faith #71

    I've noticed that shops have now restocked his albums, so there may well be some impressive sales increases reflected on this coming Friday's chart.
     
  11. qJulia

    qJulia Well-Known Member

    It was a heart-felt tribute. Thanks for sharing it. You mentioned that LWP means a lot to you. How about Older? Just curious.
     
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  12. qJulia

    qJulia Well-Known Member

    so you think that the fact that L&G did not chart higher last week was due to its out of stock?
     
  13. WhoseLineFan

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    Guess the video is now gone.
     
  14. Cloudbuster

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    Quite possibly. It was doing well on the UK iTunes store but I didn't see it in any of the shops I went into between Christmas and New Year.
    I guess that must have been a tough week to get new stock in. There were a few copies of Twenty Five and Symphonica but nothing else.
     
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  15. Cloudbuster

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    Nice tribute, thanks for sharing.
     
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  16. qJulia

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  17. qJulia

    qJulia Well-Known Member

    here is one of the poems from 11 year old George

    SOUNDS IN THE NIGHT

    Beyond the world of sight, there is a sixth dimension of sound, and in many cases, sound beats sight, and the reason?
    Sight is blacked out by the night, and that is where sounds comes in.
    It stands to reason that what you can't see.... you can hear!
    And the same applies for daytime, only in reverse.
    In other words, what you can't hear, you can see
    And that is why I am turning the subject to night.

    Now what I've forgotten to tell you, I'm sure something slipped my tongue.
    Ah! Now I remember, you'll never guess what I have to say to you...... I am blind!!!

    Professor Whatsisname
    (Alias G.Panayiotou)

    Poems written by an 11-year-old George Michael uncovered by his classmate | Daily Mail Online »
     
  18. PaulKTF

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    Well, I'm glad he got better at writing as he matured...
     
  19. Anne Elk (Miss)

    Anne Elk (Miss) Well-Known Member

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    Yeah. Everyone has to start somewhere and, fortunately, being published in the school magazine encouraged him to keep going.
     
  20. jeffmo789

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    It occurs to me that L&G is almost 20 years old now, and I never felt this album got its proper due acclaim due to the scandal fallout.

    On a disturbing note, fans should avoid looking at the tabloid covers in the supermarket this week. How is National Enquirer still in business after all the lies/libel suits?
     
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  21. Cloudbuster

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    He was certainly out of favour in the US by the time L&G was released. It was huge here in the UK, however. Eight weeks at #1 and shifting over 2 million in sales.

    Regarding your second point... I haven't touched a "news"paper in years. Filth, lies and propaganda aren't really my thing. :)
     
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  22. Cloudbuster

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    UK Top 100 Albums

    Ladies & Gentlemen #4
    Twenty Five #19
    The Final #29
    Symphonica #46
    Faith #48
    Older #63
     
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  23. backseat

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    Impressive. I still can't believe he's not anymore with us.
     
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  24. Cloudbuster

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    Yeah, it's horrible that he's gone. I started listening to him regularly again about eight months ago and wondering what he was going to come up with next. Oh well.
    It's a shame that Listen Without Prejudice is currently out of print as that would probably be doing well on the charts right now.
     
  25. PaulKTF

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    It's a shame he doesn't have some huge vault of unreleased songs they could release over the forthcoming years.
     
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