Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael [Bonus Track]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When George Michael was riding high on the charts, only a handful of critics acknowledged that he was a brilliant mainstream pop singer/songwriter who, at his best, rivaled his idol Elton John in crafting state-of-the-art pop songs and productions. For nearly a full decade, he was a superstar in his native U.K. and the U.S., and even when Older failed to win an American audience, he retained his stranglehold on the British and European charts. As a solo male hitmaker, virtually nobody could touch him between 1984 and 1994, and even when his grasp began to slip, he still made compelling music. All of this is proven by his first hits compilation, Ladies & ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
When George Michael was riding high on the charts, only a handful of critics acknowledged that he was a brilliant mainstream pop singer/songwriter who, at his best, rivaled his idol Elton John in crafting state-of-the-art pop songs and productions. For nearly a full decade, he was a superstar in his native U.K. and the U.S., and even when Older failed to win an American audience, he retained his stranglehold on the British and European charts. As a solo male hitmaker, virtually nobody could touch him between 1984 and 1994, and even when his grasp began to slip, he still made compelling music. All of this is proven by his first hits compilation, Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael. Spanning two discs, 28 songs, and two distinctive halves -- one "For the Heart" ballads, one "For the Feet" dance tunes -- the collection is a monster, as impressive for its size as it is for its achievements. To some casual listeners, the sheer scope of the collection may seem overwhelming, since it doesn't just have the hits, but also rarities, compilation tracks, lesser-known singles, and duets. Of course, that's precisely what makes it worthwhile for anyone who owns all the albums. They'll also be interested that many of the mixes sound slightly different -- as if the masters were run through the antiquated "Q Sound" process that marred Madonna's similar Immaculate Collection. And some skeptics may be swayed after listening to the individual discs, which are surprisingly consistent works that reveal forgotten gems, and thereby the true depth of his talent. It is true that listening to both discs in a row is a little exhausting, but there's little question that Ladies & Gentlemen comes close to being definitive. [The 2007 reissue includes one bonus track.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/24/2007
  • Label: Epic Europe
  • EAN: 5099749170520
  • Catalog Number: 491705
  • Sales rank: 48,124

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Michael Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Mick Jagger Composer
Elton John Composer
Freddie Mercury Composer
George Michael Arranger, Composer, Producer
Andrew Ridgeley Composer
Vinícius de Moraes Composer
Barrett Strong Composer
David Austin Composer
Simon Climie Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Narada Michael Walden Arranger, Producer
Dennis Morgan Composer
Mike Reid Composer
Keith Richards Composer
Allen Shamblin Composer
Bernie Taupin Composer
Norman Whitfield Composer
Stevie Wonder Composer
Brian Aris Cover Photo
Jon Douglas Arranger, Composer, Producer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fabulous!

    George Michael truly touches the heart and the &quot feet&quot with his music.I have seen George Michael in concert and can't get enough of this album.

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    Posted October 31, 2008

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