Top Artists – George Michael (also Wham)

George Michael – Faith

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  • 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.”

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Wham! – Make It Big

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  • Two incredible sides each earning Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) grades or very close to it
  • Both sides here are super big, full-bodied and Tubey Magical with wonderfully present vocals and a solid bottom end
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl throughout — Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • “They succeeded on a grander scale than they ever could have imagined, conquering the world and elsewhere with this effervescent set of giddy new wave pop-soul, thereby making George Michael a superstar… It was an instant classic, and it was the first indication of George Michael’s strengths as a pop craftsman…” – All Music, 4 1/2 Stars

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George Michael – Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1

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  • Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 finally makes it back to the site with INSANELY GOOD Shootout Winning Triple Plus (A+++) sound on both sides
  • Dramatically more “natural” than all others (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
  • 4 stars: “… the highlights — the light, Beatlesque harmonies of “Heal the Pain,” the plodding number one “Praying for Time,” and also “Waiting for That Day” as well as the Top Ten “Freedom” — make a case for his talents as a pop craftsman.”
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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…)