George Michael’s “Faith” – The Press Release

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Press Release Courtesy of Legacy Recordings.

GEORGE MICHAEL’s FAITH

THE ALBUM THAT MADE HIM AN ICON TO GENERATIONS

CELEBRATED WITH THREE COMMEMORATIVE PACKAGES

FAITH: DELUXE EDITION
Limited edition, numbered box set presented in black-and-gold-foiled slipcase, with:
CD of remastered 10-song album
CD of remastered 7-inch and 12-inch singles and B-sides
180-gram vinyl replica LP
DVD with BBC interview, original EPK, and 7 promo videos (approx. 100 mins.)
60-page hardbound book with interview, rare photos and memorabilia
Memorabilia envelope with 5 art prints, poster, tickets, and Faith tour pass
First 2,000 orders receive a specially-designed, numbered art print
AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY at GeorgeMichael.com;
pre-order now, ships January 31, 2011

FAITH: SPECIAL EDITION (includes two CDs and the DVD) and
FAITH: 2CD REMASTERED EDITION both released
February 1, 2011 through Epic/Legacy

WORLDWIDE BEST-SELLING, GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING ALBUM
OF THE YEAR (1987) FEATURES 6 HIT SINGLES:  I WANT YOUR
SEX, FAITH, FATHER FIGURE, ONE MORE TRY, MONKEY,
KISSING A FOOL

Of the many events that truly define the evolution of global pop at the end of the
20th century, the release of George Michael’s debut solo album, Faith, in November
1987, occupies a special place in music history. Spending 87 weeks on the Billboard 200
albums chart (including 12 weeks at #1 in 1988), a rare RIAA diamond certification (for
U.S. sales in excess of 10 million units, the biggest selling album of 1988, by far), and the
Grammy Award as Album Of The Year  are just the tip of the Faith iceberg.
Added to it are the album’s six top-charted singles: I Want Your
Sex, Faith, Father Figure, One More Try, Monkey and Kissing A Fool.
Together, they maintained George Michael’s presence on the Hot 100 for a cumulative
85+ weeks, from 1987 to 1989. Written, produced and arranged entirely by George,
Faith was a singular achievement that placed him at a level of royal stardom in the 80s
alongside Michael Jackson, Elton John, Paul McCartney and Madonna.

Three new packages pay tribute to this landmark album, beginning with FAITH:
DELUXE EDITION. This numbered, limited edition box set can be pre-ordered now,
exclusively at www.GeorgeMichael.com. The finished package ships January 31, 2011,
released by Epic/Legacy, a division of SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT.
The richly-designed FAITH: DELUXE EDITION 12×12″ commemorative
box set will contain several key components, starting with the remastered 10-song album
on CD, another CD of remastered 7-inch and 12-inch singles and B-sides, and a 180-gram
vinyl replica of the original LP. There will also be a DVD (running 100 minutes)
featuring a BBC interview from 1987 with UK journalist Jonathan Ross; an EPK
(electronic press kit) produced in 1988 by Epic Records; and all seven promotional videos
(re-synched with the new remastered audio): I Want Your Sex, I Want Your Sex
(uncensored), Faith, Father Figure, One More Try, Monkey, and Kissing A
Fool.
FAITH: DELUXE EDITION is rounded out by a stunning 60-page hard-bound
book which includes an exclusive interview with George by BBC Radio personality Mark
Goodier, and an essay by Robbie Elson of Genesis Publications. The book also includes
rare photos and memorabilia. A separate memorabilia envelope will contain five art
prints, reproduction poster, tickets, and tour pass from the Faith tour.
Two additional Faith packages will also be released.

FAITH: SPECIAL EDITION will feature the two CDs and the DVD, as described above. A standard
remastered double-CD edition will also be released. Both of these editions will be
available at all retail outlets starting February 1, 2011.
With his olive complexion and stubble-whiskered Olympian good looks (courtesy
of his Greek heritage), the trademark crucifix earring, leather motorcycle jacket, and blue
jeans.  George Michael graduated from the duo known as Wham! to become an icon to
tens of millions of fans around the world. Faith confirmed George’ s status as a
songwriter of outstanding ability and emotional depth.
Faith not only earned diamond (i.e. 10x-platinum) certifications in the U.S. and
Canada, but also hit 4x-platinum in his UK homeland, and 5x-platinum in Australia.
Equally massive sales and chart figures were also achieved in Germany, Austria, the
Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, the list goes on and on. To date, over the
course of his five studio albums and some 30-plus original single titles, George Michael
has generated more than 200 million record sales.
In addition to the Grammy for Album Of The Year, Faith won three American
Music Awards: Favorite Album (Soul/R&B), Favorite Male Vocalist (Soul/R&B) and
Favorite Male Vocalist (Pop/Rock). Father Figure took home an MTV Award for Best
Direction.

FAITH: DELUXE EDITION by GEORGE MICHAEL (12�x12� box set)
(Epic/Legacy 88697 62837 2)

CD One (remastered album) Selections: 1. Faith  2. Father Figure  3. I Want
Your Sex (Parts 1 & 2)   4. One More Try   5. Hard Day  6. Hand To Mouth   7. Look
At Your Hands   8. Monkey   9. Kissing A Fool   10. A Last Request (I Want Your Sex
Part 3).

CD Two (remastered 7-inch and 12-inch versions / B-sides)

 Selections:
1. Faith (Instrumental)   B-side of 12-inch  Faith single
2. Fantasy  B-side of  Waiting For That Day  single (all formats)
3. Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Mix)   From original CD album (also track 3 of Faith CD single)
4. I Believe When I Fall In Love   B-side of the 7-inch and cassette singles of Don’t
Let The Sun Go Down On Me
5. Kissing A Fool (Instrumental)   B-side of 7-inch and 12-inch singles of  Kissing A
Fool
6. Love’s In Need Of Love Today (live recording)  B-side of 7-inch Father Figure
single
7. Monkey 7-inch edit
8. Monkey (A Capella & Beats) A and B sides respectively of 7-inch Monkey single
9. Monkey (Jam & Lewis Remix) 12-inch single

LP (vinyl replica of original album)  Selections:. Faith  2. Father Figure  3. I Want
Your Sex (Parts 1 & 2)   4. One More Try   5. Hard Day  6. Hand To Mouth   7. Look
At Your Hands   8. Monkey   9. Kissing A Fool 

DVD (running time 110 minutes):
1. George Michael & Jonathan Ross Have Words (1987)
2. Music Money Love Faith (February 1988)
Seven promotional videos (re-synched with remastered audio):
1. I Want Your Sex  2. I Want Your Sex (Uncensored)  3. Faith  4. Father Figure  5.
One More Try  6. Monkey  7. Kissing A Fool.

12″x12″ limited edition, numbered, black-and-gold-foiled slipcase also contains:
* Stunning 60-page hard-bound book including exclusive interview with George
Michael, rare photos and memorabilia.
* Memorabilia envelope including 5 art prints, reproduction poster, tickets and tour pass
from Faith tour.
* First 2,000 orders receive a specially-designed, numbered art print.

FAITH: SPECIAL EDITION by GEORGE MICHAEL (2 CD + DVD)
(Epic/Legacy 88697 75320 2)

CD One (remastered album)  as above.
CD Two (re-mastered 7-inch and 12-inch versions / B-sides)  as above.
DVD  as above.

Pre-order Faith: Special Edition here: http://amzn.to/bwSKAK

FAITH by GEORGE MICHAEL (double CD)
(Epic/Legacy 88697 75319 2)

CD One (remastered album)  as above.
CD Two (re-mastered 7-inch and 12-inch versions / B-sides)  as above.

Pre-order Faith (double CD) here: http://amzn.to/93mfAt

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