Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael

Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael

by George Michael
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Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael

When George Michael released Faith in 1987, he surprised everyone who had expected just the usual teen bubblegum from the creative half of the British pop duo Wham! What they discovered, in songs like "Faith" and "I Want Your Sex," was a prodigious, Prince-like talent in complete charge of his work -- a smart, funky songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who also produced his own tracks. Three years later, with Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, Michael tried to downplay image in favor of music, although he amusingly confused his message by casting the video for his terrific "Freedom '90" with lip-synching supermodels. Now that Michael seems better known for his travails with the Los Angeles police than for his catalogue, this collection is a timely effort to focus attention back where it belongs. Michael has great taste in collaborators (from Aretha Franklin to Astrud Gilberto) and covers (Seal's "Killer," Queen's "Somebody to Love"), as well as a trademark knack for concocting soulful dance-floor grooves. He's always preached a message of sensual liberation and tolerance, and his own recent headlines have only made him braver; the newest song here, "Outside," is a funny and bold challenge to everyone's inner prude. Ladies and Gentlemen is generous in length, well-sequenced, and an excellent career-to-date summation of Michael's work that's bound to move your heart as well as your body.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/1998
Label: Sony
UPC: 0074646963524
catalogNumber: 69635
Rank: 7505

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Michael   Primary Artist,Vocals
Aretha Franklin   Vocals,Track Performer
Elton John   Vocals,Track Performer
Queen   Band,Track Performer
Astrud Gilberto   Vocals,Track Performer

Technical Credits

Babyface   Producer
Elton John   Composer
Freddie Mercury   Composer
George Michael   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Artwork
Queen   Arranger,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
Allen Shamblin   Composer
Bernie Taupin   Composer
Norman Whitfield   Composer
Greg Jakobek   Artwork
Jon Douglas   Arranger,Composer,Producer

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Ladies & Gentlemen: The Best of George Michael 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
All of George Michael's biggest hits can be found right here including ''Faith'', ''Father Figure'', ''I Knew You Were Waiting'' (duet with Aretha Franklin), ''Hard Day'', ''Fastlove'', ''Praying For Time'' and ''Freedom 90''. A great purchase!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
he is good.great songs writer,great voice, and lovely performances.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a fine compilation and everything that matters is on the 2 discs. But I wouldn't be disappointed in just having Disc One from the set - it truly is the best of the offering.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I MESS-UP IN MY LIFE ONCE TOO AND WHEN I LISTEN TO THIS SONG IT MADE ME REALISE A GOOD MEANING OF HOW MUCH YOU COULD GET TO LOVE SOMEONE.
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