Top Artists – George Michael (also Wham)

George Michael – Faith

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  • Outstanding sound for this George Michael classic – both sides earned Double Plus (A++) sonic grades
  • The domestic pressings are a dubby joke next to these British originals – finally, here is the size, clarity and Tubey Magic you’ve always wanted this music to have
  • With six (6!) Top Ten hits, this album is chock full of brilliantly produced and passionately performed material
  • 5 stars: “A superbly crafted mainstream pop/rock masterpiece, Faith made George Michael an international solo star… All of it adds up to one of the finest pop albums of the ’80s, setting a high-water mark that Michael was only able to reach in isolated moments afterward.”

*NOTE: On side two, a mark makes 10 light ticks during the intro to Track 1, Hard Day.

This vintage import Epic pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records can barely BEGIN to reproduce. Folks, that sound is gone and it sure isn’t showing signs of coming back. If you love hearing INTO a recording, actually being able to “see” the performers, and feeling as if you are sitting in the studio with the band, this is the record for you. It’s what vintage all analog recordings are known for — this sound. (more…)

George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1

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  • The first copy to ever hit the site, this wonderful UK pressing earned outstanding Double Plus (A++) grades on both sides and plays about as quietly as we can find them
  • Dramatically more “natural” than most (the scare quotes are there for a reason; it’s clear that George has never been interested in that quality) – feel free to donate your dubby domestic pressings to the Goodwill, they’re a joke next to this Brit
  • Michael’s second studio release, a far superior album to Faith in our opinion, shows the maturation of his skills in songwriting and production – it’s a personal favorite of mine to this day
  • “These songs are great because they showcase GM’s voice in so many different lights. The production is stellar and the variety of music impressive. “

This original British Epic pressing has the kind of Tubey Magical Midrange that modern records rarely even BEGIN to reproduce. Folks, that sound is gone and it sure isn’t showing signs of coming back. If you love hearing INTO a recording, actually being able to “see” the performers, and feeling as if you are sitting in the studio with George Michael, this is the record for you. It’s what vintage all analog recordings are known for — this sound. (more…)