Without question, in this area of the world, this is the record that had people scratching their heads when it came out. No longer he of the "biker-femme" persona, GM came out (you know what I mean) with an incredible sophomore effort. Serious, vulnerable, so much different than Wham! or "Faith." Most people I know have never even listened to the record (which says a lot about how difficult it is to hear any GM in the States), others doubted it could be anything more than Faith II. Those who gave it a listen were hooked. Even those who despised George from Faith. Even those who don't necessarily like his style. They all had to admit that this is a record that reaches near epic, operatic proportions. "Cowboys and Angels" is the most interesting track, but it is the more radio friendly "Waiting for that Day" that is widely held to be the "song" of the album. Just an opinion, but maybe George was going through some sort of spiritual struggle while writing these songs (and as I understand had just been dumped by Kathy Jeung). Who knows? These last few years have proven that whatever kind of struggle it was, he lost (see LA cop fiasco). This is the George Michael that I want to remember when he retires to the South of France and stops making music.