George Michael - Faith

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A superbly crafted mainstream pop/rock masterpiece, Faith made George Michael an international solo star, selling over ten million copies in the U.S. alone as of 2000. Perhaps even more impressively, it also made him the first white solo artist to hit number one on the R&B album charts. Michael had already proven the soulful power of his pipes by singing a duet with Aretha Franklin on the 1987 smash "I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)," but he went even farther when it came to crafting his own material, using sophisticated '70s soul as an indispensable part of his foundation. Of course, it's only a part. Faith's ingenuity lies in the way it straddles pop, adult contemporary, R&B, and dance music as though there were no distinctions between them. In addition to his basic repertoire of funky dance-pop and airy, shimmering ballads, Michael appropriates the Bo Diddley beat for the rockabilly-tinged title track, and proves himself a better-than-decent torch singer on the cocktail jazz of "Kissing a Fool." Michael arranged and produced the album himself, and the familiarity of many of these songs can obscure his skills in those departments -- close listening reveals his knack for shifting elements in and out of the mix and adding subtle embellishments when a little emphasis or variety is needed. Though Faith couldn't completely shake Michael's bubblegum image in some quarters, the album's themes were decidedly adult. "I Want Your Sex" was the most notorious example, of course, but even the love songs were strikingly personal and mature, grappling with complex adult desires and scarred by past heartbreak. All of it adds up to one of the finest pop albums of the '80s, setting a high-water mark that Michael was only able to reach in isolated moments afterward. ~ Steve Huey, All Music Guide

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Artist(s)
George Michael
Edited
No
Format
CD
Label
Sony
Number of discs
1
Track list
Faith, Father Figure, I Want Your Sex Pts. 1 & 2, One More Try, Hard Day, Hand To Mouth, Look At Your Hands, Monkey, Kissing A Fool, Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix), Last Request (I Want Your Sex Pt. 3)
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Anderson Merchandisers
Product Identifiers
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5521947, 30472135, 31328649
SKU
10150807
UPC
7464408672

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George Michael - Faith is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great CD I purchased this CD for my husband as a gift. He LOVES all types of music and this was a hit with him. I enjoy this CD as well.
Date published: 2010-12-08
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Date published: 2007-11-26
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