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Listen with Appreciation
on 10 March 2007
In 1990, George Michael had released his second album entitled, LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE VOLUME 1. This album is not what FAITH turned out to be, for this album, still taking up George's sound of Pop/R&B, sheds George of his FAITH skin. This is a great album that DOES cover the concept of what is going on the world.
PRAYING FOR TIME
The first single from the album. This song is beyond amazing. It is definitely one of the best songs on this album. It seems to focus on the way we all struggle to survive in the world of today. I think he's trying to point out that making money these days is not all hunky dory. If listen closely to just the music, it'll sound like something John Lennon would compose.
The second single from the album. No, this is not a re-recorded rendition of the classic hit he had with WHAM! The hit he had with WHAM! was an dance type love song, while this song is just about George throwing away his "Faith" days and shedding new skin. The music video that went along with this single is definitely my favorite George Michael music video. George does not appear in the video, but five sexy supermodels do appear. Those five models are: "Linda Evangelista", the beautiful, innocent-looking short-haired blonde, wearing only the turtleneck sweater, "Naomi Campbell", the foxy African-American Brit, who dances around, wearing a bikini and headphones, "Christy Turlington", the doe-eyed brunette who walks straight down the living room hall, wrapped around in a bed sheet, "Cindy Crawford", the sexy brunette, who relaxes, while taking a bath, & "Tatjana Patitz", the seductive German Blonde, who stands up against a wall, smoking a cigarette.
THEY WON'T GO WHEN I GO
This song was originally recorded back in 1974 by Stevie Wonder. I have never heard Stevie Wonder's version and I do not care to hear it because I do not like Stevie Wonder or his pathetic music. But when I heard George's rendition, I immediately flipped over it. He sings it so smooth and he sings it with heart.
SOMETHING TO SAVE
The acoustic guitar really brings out the sound of this song's music. Not a bad song.
COWBOYS AND ANGELS
The fifth & final single from the album. This is an amazing song that seems to focus on two different people who have seemed to found each other and seemed to have found love for each other. Definitely a beautiful song.
Medley: WAITING FOR THAT DAY/YOU CAN'T ALWAYS GET WHAT YOU WANT
The third single from the album. Usually, medlies are performed live in concert and live promotional performances, but George decided to record a studio medley. This song was more impressive than I had expected. "Waiting For That Day" is also about George shedding his skin from his "Faith" album and coming into another era. Definitely a great song(s).
The best of the bunch - appropriate at a time when the first Gulf War had just started.
HEAL THE PAIN
The fourth single from the album. I cannot go without listening to this song. This one is absolutely amazing. The acoustic guitar is incredible. The harmonies are amazing. George's voice is, as usual, outstanding. Definitely a song not to miss.
This song brings this album to an end and is a reprise of the "Waiting For That Day/You Can't Always Get What You Want" medley. This version is even better, especially in sounding more mellow and more subtle, with George's voice sound very smooth and soothing. A song no fan should skip.
Before I got this album, I was expecting only two or three songs to be worth listening to, since I considered FAITH to be George's best album. But after listening to the entire album, I was shocked to hear how incredible this album was.