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Patience [Explicit Lyrics]

George Michael Audio CD
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Listen  1. Patience (Album Version) [Clean] 2:530.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Amazing [Clean] 4:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. John And Elvis Are Dead (Album Version) [Clean] 4:230.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Cars And Trains (Album Version) [Explicit] 5:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Round Here 5:550.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Shoot The Dog (Album Version) [Clean] 5:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. My Mother Had A Brother (Album Version) [Clean] 6:170.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Flawless (Go to the City) (Album Version) [Clean] 6:510.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. American Angel (Album Version) [Clean] 4:070.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Precious Box (Album Version) [Clean] 7:390.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Please Send Me Someone (Anselmo's Song) (Album Version) [Clean] 5:260.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Freeek! '04 (Album Version) [Explicit] 4:280.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Through (Album Version) [Clean] 5:220.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Patience (Pt.2) [Clean] 1:300.99  Buy MP3 

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It must be hard being a George Michael fan. Patience is only his fourth studio effort in the 18 years since Wham! split, so its release must be some cause for celebration. There always seems to have been something preventing him from releasing a new album--from arrests for lewd behaviour, protracted battles with record companies or prolonged periods of grieving for departed family and friends. Thankfully, Patience is pretty good.

Flitting between fraught ballads and up-tempo adult pop (the misguided sample-laden singles "Freeek!" and "Shoot the Dog" being the unnecessary exceptions), George here returns to the structure and mood of 1990s Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1. Patience is at its most delicate and moving with its title track, the intense, tabloid-attacking "Through" and the painful family memories of "My Mother Had a Brother". To balance this, hearts will be raised by "Amazing", with its echoes of the Bee Gees, "Round Here", in which George remembers his early days scampering around Bushey with Andrew Ridgley, and "Cars and Trains", which celebrates the kind of lifestyle that so riled the LAPD back in 1998. That's the thing about George Michael these days. Love him or loathe him, he is unapologetically himself. And fans should be very grateful for that. --Dominic Wills

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GEORGE MICHAEL Patience (2004 UK 14-track CD album featuring the singles Amazing Freeeek! 04 plus Shoot The Dog)

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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Celebrate the Love of the One You're With." 25 May 2004
By Burjiz
Format:Audio CD
The title of George Michael's new solo album obviously refers to the patience with which we've waited for this CD, his first of original material since 1996's "Older." It's not as consistent as that record, but it does feature some of Michael's most personal and inspired work. There are some great tunes, a few good ones, and a couple boring ones, resulting in an overall worthwhile effort. The kickoff single, "Amazing," is an unpretentious, guitar flavored pop song that deserved its Top Ten status in Britain. "Flawless (Go to the City)" is a flamboyant, 6-minute disco stomper that has the word "hit" all over it, and "American Angel" is a touching love song about his Texas boyfriend. Every George Michael CD has at least one tearjerker of a ballad, and on this CD, that song is definitely "My Mother Had a Brother," which addresses the suicide of his uncle. If this track doesn't make you misty in the eyes, you better make sure you still have a pulse. But at 70 minutes, it seems a bit weighed down by only a couple filler tracks. More interesting, is that the American version of "Patience" doesn't have the anti-war "Shoot the Dog," a scathing diatribe against George Bush and Tony Blair. I guess that Sony reasoned that it would hurt George's American sales by including such a politically charged song in a time when 1) Iraq is currently in a state of turmoil and 2) during an election year. Still, this CD deserves to be as much a hit on these shores as the UK, where it already went to Number One. It's not perfect, but make no mistake: this "Patience" is a virtue.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Be patient with it... 21 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
I've been listening to 'Patience' for one week now. On first listening, I didn't quite get it...one week in, I love it.
The music is excellent, perfectly produced as usual, George Michael's voice has improved even more since 'Listen Without Prejudice'.
But it's the lyrics that take time to get into (does anyone listen to those these days?). If you take the time, it's well worth it.
For me, this is a confessional album about personal love that's been lost and found, lifestyle, family, home, and the questioning of faith in a god and politics.

And personally I welcome the inclusion of 'Shoot the Dog' and 'Freeek' as a brave attempt to deal with important issues of American imperialism and internet porn.
It's a confusing, but intriguing, mix of jazz, blues, ballads and funk.
It's honest...and I honestly like it.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars George Michael Has Still Got It**Patience** 16 July 2004
Format:Audio CD
I am 23 years of age and have most of his albums.This was a nice surprise.An incredibly mature album from GM.It did take some getting used to though, like most albums they grow on you.Firstly "Amazing"is a Strong track and the song that i bought the album for.I cant get enough of it it's never off of the stereo!Perfect for getting ready to go out..i put it on and im ready to face the world!"Cars and Trains" is melancholy and meaningful but i can definitely relate to it.The only track on the album that im not keen on is "shoot the dog" it doesnt do anything for me.Flawless is great .Normally im not into songs containing samples but i love this it works..bit of a clubby number.."Precious Box" and "Through" are equally legendry.PB is addictive musically and lyrically ..genius.. "through" this is the best track on the album its true they always get left till the end.Powerful Ballad,Its so heartfelt you cant help but like it.Yes..Patience is nothing like ladies and gentlemen but it is still prtty damn cool.Id recommend it to people of all ages its got something for everyone here George still has it ..great voice..talented** Sarah.C**
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like No Other 15 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
This album is most definitely George Michael at his very best - and that is to say . . . it's all even better than the classic Ladies And Gentlemen compilation.
Around 70 minutes long, Patience combines Electro (check out Shoot The Dog's clever use of the Human League's Love Action); camp disco (Flawless); melancholic ballads (two-part title track and gorgeously confessional My Mother Had A Brother, seemingly one of Michael's most personal songs to date). There's also a touching lovesong written for his long-time boyfriend, and a revamped version of Freeek! that works far better in the context of the album than it did as a single a couple or so years back. Brilliant tunes and fine production aside, George Michael sings like an angel; in fact he sings like never before.
If you only buy one album a month, buy this one.
If you only buy twelve albums a year -- get thirteen and give the dozen to all those you care about.
Shortly speaking, this is timeless stuff.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simply AMAZING! 14 Sep 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Wow! This is George's best along with "Older" and "Listen Without Prejudice" - the three play almost like a trilogy - listen to them in order, you can see the progression and the theme that links them together - a combination of dance and celebration brilliantly overshadowed by sadness, loss, love, prayer and hope. If you're hoping this to be another "Faith" album, sorry - though two or three tracks may satisfy. I've been listening to this album countless times since I bought it in May, and I still am getting plenty out of it! Don't hesistate on this one! Get it!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent album but a bit of a mix 15 Mar 2004
Format:Audio CD
I have to start by giving this album five stars!! The music is Definitely George at his best, I could hear elements from all his other albums in here. But in a way that's also what spoils the album a bit.
I've been dipping into tracks here and there as it's not really a play and relax album. It's an odd mix of upbeat dance tracks, mellow (listen without...) tunes and soft jazz (songs from...) and they're all mixed in so just when a track gets you in a certain mood along comes something completely different.
It's almost as though the dance tracks are in there only because George knows they're necessary to boost sales but his heart is really with the mellow stuff.
My opinion! Buy it and burn two CDs from it, a mellow one and an upbeat one, but don't listen to it as it is.
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