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Format: CD
Sku: 60112258
UPC: 074644689822
UPC 14: 00074644689822
Release Date: 9/11/1990
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Praying For Time ~ George Michael
2. Freedom ~ George Michael
3. They Won't Go When I Go - (Recording Feb 90) ~ George Michael
3. They Won't Go When I Go - (Recording Feb 90) ~ George Michael
4. Something to Save ~ George Michael
5. Cowboys and Angels ~ George Michael
6. Waiting For That Day / You Can't Always Get What You Want ~ George Michael
7. Mother's Pride ~ George Michael
8. Heal The Pain ~ George Michael
9. Soul Free ~ George Michael
10. Waiting (Reprise) ~ George Michael

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: George Michael (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, percussion); Phil Palmer (guitar); Emily Burridge, Alfia Nakipbekova (cello); Andy Hamilton (saxophone); Chris Cameron (piano, keyboards); Tony Patler (keyboards); Deon Estus (bass, background vocals); Ian Thomas (drums); Danny Cummings (percussion); Shirley Lewis (background vocals).
Muze PNote Recorded at Sarm West and Metropolis Studios, London, England.
Muze PNote From its odd, defensive title to the announcement that none of the album's videos would include the photogenic singer/songwriter, George Michael's second solo album consciously repositioned the ex-Wham! frontman as a mature artist rather than a teenybopper idol. Indeed, the video for "Freedom '90," which shares only its title with Wham's 1984 hit, features the ritual burning of Michael's trademark leather jacket.
Muze PNote Career intent aside, LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE is an excellent adult-pop album opening with the tender "Praying For Time" and continuing through nine more excellent, well-sung, and melodic examples of smooth commercial pop, the highlight being the angry "They Won't Go When I Go." Although a more dance-oriented LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE, VOLUME TWO was due for release shortly after the first volume, it was never issued. This projected follow-up may be yet another casualty of the protracted legal battle between George Michael and Sony Music that derailed the singer's career for over half a decade.

Producer: George Michael

Engineer: Chris Porter

Artist Overview

George Michael rose to worldwide superstardom as part of the cheery dance pop duo Wham! in the 1980s, before going solo after three hit albums. Michael enjoyed even more success on his own, updating older dance styles (soul, '70s disco, etc.) and even dipping into social commentary (1990's LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE). After Freddie Mercury's death, Michael performed a high-profile tribute concert with Queen, taking Mercury's role.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Love Songs
Muze Music Compilations Two Rooms-Songs Of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 3-Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Greatest Hits
Muze Music Compilations Pavarotti & Friends For Cambod
Muze Music Compilations Aretha's Best
Muze Music Compilations Platinum Collection (Greatest Hits I, II & III)
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call The 80S Volume
Muze Music Compilations Easy 80S
Muze Music Compilations Rocket Man: Number Ones (Rmst) (Spkg)
Muze Music Compilations John E-Rocket Man-Number Ones

Associated Artists and Works

Franklin, Aretha
Houston, Whitney
John, Elton

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 09/11/1990
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1990
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 46898
Music Label Name Label : Columbia (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Mixed
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : DDD
Music UPC UPC : 00074644689822

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (10/4/90)
- 3.5 Stars - Very Good - "...For the most part, this album succeeds in its effort to establish Michael's seriousness and deliver him from caricature..."

Q (12/99, p.68)
- Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."

Q - 5 Stars - Indispensable - Ranked by Q as the #2 Album of 1990.

Stereo Review (1/91)
- Best Recording of the Month - "...It is tuneful, inventive, and rebellious, unwilling to play it safe even when it sounds most conformist..."

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