Reissue You Gotta Have: Faith

Posted by The G on March 10, 2011 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Faith

Faith by George Michael. Deluxe 2 CD/1 DVD Remastered Edition. Out now from Legacy Recordings.

“Faith” by George Michael was the first CD I ever purchased when it was first released in 1987.  The debut solo album from Wham UK’s front man, George Michael is a perfect record.  The rest of the world thought so too as evidenced by the fact that “Faith” has sold over 20,000,000 copies to date.  Legacy Recordings have released the long awaited 2CD / 1 DVD remastered edition of “Faith” and it’s the reissue you gotta have!  The sound quality is a vast improvement over that on the initial release and tracks such as “Hand To Mouth,” “I Want Your Sex,” “Kissing A Fool,” and “Hard Day” have never sounded so good.

The bonus CD includes “Faith” era B-sides such as the instrumental versions of “Kissing a Fool” and “Faith” in addition to the 12″ version of “Monkey” and live B-sides “Love’s In Need of Love Today” and “I Believe When I Fall In Love,” which are both Stevie Wonder covers. Oddly, the “Listen Without Prejudice” B-side “Fantasy” is on the set, but it’s such a great song and is long out of print, so perhaps this is a way to reintroduce that brilliant song to the masses who are from the I-Pod generation. 

Also, a 100 minute DVD featuring all of the “Faith” videos and two TV specials about “Faith” (from 1987 and 1988) are also included.  Housed in a deluxe hard-back book, this special edition has rare photos and essay examining the success of “Faith” as well as a 2010 interview with George Michael where he talks candidly about every track on the album.  If you are a fan of George Michael, don’t even think about not getting this!  And if the people of Sony are reading, please, please, please give “Listen Without Prejudice, Volume 1” the same treatment!

The Tracklist for "Faith" by George Michael. Out NOW!

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