#595 George Michael – Faith

George Michael‘s Faith was not an album I owned nor was it one that I gravitated toward at the time of its release. I did like a couple of Wham!’s songs, especially from Music from the Edge of Heaven. George Michael knew that he was not being taken serious as an artist in the band so he went solo. Even as a solo artist he was not taken as serious because of the shaking your ass in the videos. It was in 1990 that I took him serious as an artist, when he released Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. I was amazed he was the same George Michael from Wham!.

I think the best song on this album is “One More Try“. It brings tears to my eyes every time. His lyrics go straight for the heart.

Now I think it’s time
That you let me know
So if you love me
Say you love me
But if you don’t just let me go

So when you say that you need me
That you’ll never leave me
I know you’re wrong, you’re not that strong
Let me go

I forgot some of the songs on this album. “Hard Day” was one of those songs that I liked back in 1987 the album was released. Also the jazzy feel of “Kissing a Fool” gets me in place where things turned out differently.

There are a few really poppy songs on the album. I think they are more or less fun songs, such as “Monkey“, “I Want Your Sex” (Parts 1 & 2) and the title song.

I think every song is great, but if I were to choose a weaker song it would be “Look at Your Hands”. It does not sound as greatly produced as the rest of the album.

Overall, this is an excellent album from Michael. It was a great transition from boy band to solo artist extraordinaire. I recommend that you listen to the whole album without prejudice of his lifestyle. I decided a long time ago to separate the artist from the art. All the artist I read about are broken people just like myself. 10/10.

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