|OUTSIDE - Jon Douglas Remix|
|OUTSIDE - Garage Mix|
|OUTSIDE - House Mix|
|OUTSIDE - K-Gee's Mix|
|CD 1||CD 2|
|Jesus To A Child||Outside*|
|Father Figure||As* with Mary J. Blige|
|Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me with Elton John||Too Funky|
|Kissing A Fool||Freedom 90|
|I Can't Make You Love Me||Star People 97|
|Heal The Pain||Killer/Papa Was A Rolling Stone|
|A Moment With You*||I Want Your Sex (Part 2)|
|Desfinado with Astrid Gilberto||The Strangest Thing 97'|
|Cowboys And Angels||Fantasy|
|Praying For Time||Spinning The Wheel|
|One More Try||Waiting For That Day|
|A Different Corner||I Knew You Were Waiting For Me with Aretha Franklin|
|Somebody To Love||Faith|
The cassette version will have Older, Waltz Away Dreaming and Hard Day in addition.
The US version will be slightly different, the CD will contain You Have Been
Loved, Monkey, Hard Day but not Fantasy and The Strangest Thing 97' and As.
The US cassette version will contain Older, Waltz Away Dreaming and The Strangest Thing 97'
I am sure the different track listing in the US and outside will upset a lot of people and the fact that there are more tracks on a cassette is not a good idea, who still buys cassettes !!
George Michael has officially decided to postpone till further notice his tour plans, it is speculated that he will now tour in time for his next album scheduled sometime in the year 2000.George Michael chats with his fans onlineOn July the 16th, George Michael appeared online answering questions to his fans, here are the highlights of the 2 hour chat:
The British-born millionaire pop singer George Michael has been fined $810 (£500) after being convicted of a "lewd act" in a Los Angeles lavatory.
A Los Angeles court also ordered him to undergo psychological counselling and carry out 80 hours community service. The offence carries a maximum sentence of six months in jail.
The star did not appear for the hearing at Beverly Hills Municipal Court. His lawyer Ira Reiner entered a "no contest" plea on his behalf. The plea is treated under Californian law as a guilty plea.
During sentencing Judge Charles Rubin said: "The court is concerned he does not get into this situation again."
The judge then ordered him to seek psychiatric help and banned him from Will Rogers State Park where he was found to have committed the offence.
Michael, 34, was arrested on April 7 by an undercover policeman who says he exposed himself. Mr Reiner, former top prosecutor in LA County, said: "He can choose the counsellor and will have to talk about what happened, obviously with the aim that he should not commit the same offence again.
"We will be looking at how the community service order is carried out, but Mr Michael has obviously close involvement with Aids charity and education work. I think he could well do something in that direction."
After his arrest Michael acknowledged that he was gay and said he was
embarrassed by the incident.
|If You Were There||The Edge Of Heaven|
|I'm Your Man||Wham Rap|
|Everything She Wants||Young Guns (Go For It)|
|Club Tropicana||Last Christmas|
|Wake Me Up Before You Go Go||Where Did Your Heart Go ?|
|Like A Baby||Everything She Wants '97|
|Freedom||I'm Your Man '96|
Last Christmas has also been released as a single, it is a re-release of 1984, the CD Single contains:
Last Christmas (Pudding Mix)
Everything She Wants
Have Been Loved is now available in Australia. The CD Single includes :
|You Have Been Loved||Father Figure - Unplugged|
|The Strangest Thing '97||Praying for Time - Unplugged|
You Have Been Loved is the
title to the next release from the Album Older to hit the UK and Europe in September. The CD Single will include :
|You Have Been Loved||Father Figure - Unplugged|
|The Strangest Thing '97||Praying for Time - Unplugged|
People '97 - The Dance Mixes has been released in Australia. This release is very similar to the Star People Maxi CD release in the
US but does not contain the unplugged version which is available on the CD Single, this release contains:
|Galaxy Mix||Galaxy Dub Mix|
|Forthright Club Mix||Forthright Edit|
George Michael has won the award for Best British Male Solo Artist at the Brit Awards 97', the award was accepted by Elton John since George was not present. George was nominated for 4 awards, best Album (Older), best Single (Fastlove) and best Video (Fastlove) in addition to best British Male Solo Artist
Official George Michael site has opened on February the 10th, check it out here
For the first time, the definitive collection of Wham! hits is together on one album. George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley rose to fame in the early eighties as Wham! - the archetypal young guns of pop. During a career which went on to produce chart topping singles and albums all over the world, they also received countless awards including Best British Group and Outstanding Contributors to British Music at the Brit Awards, and George became the youngest ever recipient of the Songwriter of the Year award at the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards.
Other notable career highlights included the first ever concert in China by a western pop group and their 'Final' farewell concert in front of 72,000 fans at Wembley Stadium in June of 1986.
Assisted by Pepsi
and Shirley, Wham! epitomized pop music in the eighties: the darlings of the teeny market, their whistleable tunes and catchy
lyrics, combined with George's immaculate vocals guaranteed their popularity crossed well into the mainstream.
Star People 97' has been released in the UK and has entered the UK charts at number 2, here are the comments for the UK site :
2 STAR PEOPLE '97 (George Michael)
Ironically enough denied by the very man who some say he is trying to emulate (talking here about Gary Barlow ex-Take That who is at Number 1), George Michael nonetheless makes an impressive Top 3 entry with this single. The 'Older' album has now proved itself to be far and away his most commercially succesful recording ever. Five singles now lifted and every single one has been a Top 3 hit. Compare this with the two Top 3 hits produced by 'Faith' and 'Listen Without Prejudice's scant total of one Top Tenner and one single which missed the Top 40 altogether. This sustained single success has of course be achieved with a little help from marketing tricks such as remixes - or in this case a new recording of the album track which gives it a much-needed transformation into a deserved commercial smash.
|STAR PEOPLE LP Edit 4:11||STAR PEOPLE Forthright Radio Edit 4:28|
|STAR PEOPLE MTV Unplugged Edit 4:31||THE STRANGEST THING Live 6:01|
The CD Maxi contains:
|STAR PEOPLE Forthright Club Mix 9:16||STAR PEOPLE Club Dub Mix 7:15|
|STAR PEOPLE Forthright Dub Mix 7:27||STAR PEOPLE MTV Unplugged Edit 4:31|
|STAR PEOPLE Galaxy Mix 8:08||THE STRANGEST THING Live 6:01|
This is a message from Asem, WEBMASTER of the Different Corner Page :
just wanted to say Hi and..
as you and a couple of others might have noticed my site has gone down.. there are a couple of reasons behind this which I really can't get into.. but it will be coming back even better, bigger, and stronger so please stay tuned. The site has changed locations so please don't bother bugging it's old place of residence..
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The Older E.P. has debut in the UK charts at Number 3.
The lyrics for ALL THE TRACKS OF THE ALBUM OLDER are now available here, thanks to Emi in
Japan who provided me with all the lyrics.
"George Michael Exposed and Unplugged" was shown on Channel 9 on Saturday the 25th of January at 11:35 PM. The show ran for 30 minutes and George played Everything She Wants and Start People. - 3/2/97
George Michael is the only artist to have 3 hits in the Top 100 songs of the year in Australia (Fastlove, Spinning the Wheel and Jesus to a Child) and is the only artist to have 2 Number One hits in 1996 (Fastlove and Jesus to a Child). The single Fastlove had also achieved platinum status while the album Older is double platinum and is currently at Number 16 in the album charts- 17/1/97
George will be performing at the MTV European Music Awards in November. He was also nominated for two
awards, "MTV Amour Award" and "Best Male Artist."
This is GREAT!! Not only will we get an Unplugged, but now this! Virgin says there will probably be an Unplugged cd and video, too, released both in the US and UK. George also gave a special performance for Radio One London Tuesday night as a warmup for the Unplugged. It will air on Radio One December 8th. And don't forget George does a duet on the Red, Hot and Rio CD released on Verve Records.
MTV GOES REMOTE WITH MICHAEL LONDON- "How you all getting home? Lovely area," commented GM to 400 friends, family & fans who gathered to see him perform friday night.(Friday October 11,1996)
They had ventured into a gritty industrial area of East London for the taping of MTV's Unplugged at a recording studio.
Ecstatic to see a rare public appearance, followers seemed unfazed by the venue. A relaxed, joking Michael repaid their loyalty with a 13-song 2 1/2-hour set that spanned his career- from Wham! to his new album, Older.
Dressed in a black suit, black shirt & black tie, he perched on a stool, backed by a nine-member band, eight singers & a string section.
The MTV show wasn't his first outing. A couple of nights earlier, he performed before 200 at the BBC radio studios.
Why was such a remote studio chosen? It was the only soundstage available on short notice, his reps say. Then too, it may have thrown the British media off his trail. No fan of the Brit tabloids, GM insisted no local journalists be invited.
should air in the USA in early December.
Info provided by "The Weasel" and Sonia, the article also appears in YOGMAIL.
He's back singing live after five
years.. and he's better than ever. George Michael performed his first live solo show for five years last night (8/10) with a secret
Radio 1 gig for just 200 people. I was the only journalist allowed into the BBC's Radio Theatre to watch the historic performance.
And I can report that winning his recording freedom has transformed the former Wham! star.
The 90-minute show was one of a handful of showbiz events that I'll remember for ever. After years of legal wrangles and frustration with Sony Music, 33-year-old George Michael proved he is out of the pop wilderness and back to his superstar best.
Last night's event, which will be broadcast by Radio 1 in December, was a sharp reminder of how fine a voice he has. Backed by a nine-piece band, an eight-piece orchestra and an eight-piece choir with a gospel feel, he belted out hits like Father Figure, Praying For Time and Freedom '90.
Tracks from the latest multi-platinum selling third album were also featured. These included the title track Older, which will be George's next single, and Star People.
The No 1 Fastlove and Everything She Wants - a fantastic flashback to the Wham! days - raised the roof.
The mood changed dramatically for the touching performance of You've Been Loved, a tribute to friend Anselmo Feleppa who died in 1994 and which was written through his mother's eyes. The audience was made up of 50 Radio 1 contest winners, George's friends and family and BBC and record company workers. They lapped up the show.
George appeared to have lost the ability to grin after the battle to break free of Sony Music. Last night the beaming smile was back. Sporting a goatee beard, Caesar-like haircut, high-collared black suit and white shirt, George looked more relaxed than he has ever done.
He even cracked jokes between songs, remarking: "It's unnerving being able to see all the people in the audience!"
George says his live performance will be even better by the time he hits the road with the Older tour next year.
If that's the case, his fans are in for the time of their lives.
90-minute show held at the BBC's Radio Theatre will be broadcast by Radio 1 on December 8 at 12pm.
Article appears in The Sun, written by the only journalist who was at the gig, Andy Coulson.
Info provided by Aidan
added the article "Can We Listen Without Prejiduce ?" to the GM Vault. The article is provided
Fastlove being nominated as Most Stylish Video.
George Michael: "Fastlove"
Director: Vaughan & Anthea
Stylist: Kim Bowen
George Michael has definitely come a
long way since his days in a baggy white t-shirt as half of Wham! He's traded in his kiddish grin for a mature, knowing glare and a
bad-guy goatee. He's also taken to slick, elegant European fashions, and hanging out with lots of supermodels in his sexy videos.
"Fastlove," featuring Michael looking sharp with high-tech accessories and a truly fierce coterie of high-fashion friends,
is the perfect soundtrack for a supermodel strut. - VH1 online- October 24, 1996 - Sonia
is performing his first gig for six years over here in the UK next week. This is an exclusive gig, for which only 50 tickets were
available to the public. You could only get these in a competition from Radio One today, and they had 25 pairs up for grabs. All the
rest of the attendees are celebrities who were on the guest list. Unfortunately I didn't get any, but the gig is next week in
London, and all the info about the location and the exact location is to be kept a secret. They also revealed that he has got plans
for a UK tour soon, and more will be revealed later. - Aidan - 2/10/96
The album has hit Number ONE in 13 countries, 8 of them straight into the top position. "Older" is in the top 10 virtually everywhere. Check out the "OLDER" charts around the world and stay tuned for more chart info on "OLDER" !!
According to the July 6th issue of Billboard, Older has achieved the following Gold/Platinum Status :
3 x Platinum: : Taiwan
2 x Platinum: Hong Kong, Ireland, UK
Platinum : Australia, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Singapore, S. Korea, Spain, USA
Gold : Argentina, Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, S. Africa, Sweden, Switzerland
Additionally, it has hit :
in Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Holland, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, UK
Top 5 in Belgium, Canada, Finland, Germany, Ireland, Italy, S. Africa, Switzerland
Top 10 in the USA.
Chart Update (18/9) : Spinning the Wheel is doing well on the charts all over the world, it has debut at # 8 in Singapore this week and at # 5 in the European Hot 100 chart. The single is also in the UK, Australian, Austrian, Dutch, and Swiss charts. Click here for STW chart details
Older is also doing well , it has jumped back to # 3 in the UK two weeks ago, it has reentered the charts in Singapore and in the top 20 in most parts of the world. Even in the US, it's slide seems to have halted, this week it crawled back to 106 from 113 on the Billboard charts. (this is the first time it has climbed the charts since it's debut). Click here for Older chart details
The single Jesus to a Child has hit number 1 in 13 countries !!, the single has spent 8 weeks at
No. 1 in Spain, it is the first International single in Spain to become Gold, check out the weekly chart
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