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Faith

George MichaelAudio CD
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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Original Release Date: October 1, 1987
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000026CH
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (169 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #59,476 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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. Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix)
11. A Last Request (I Want Your Sex Part 3)

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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, you've gotta have Faith September 22, 2003
Format:Audio CD
Following the dissolution of Wham!, there was no doubt that its lead singer, George Michael was going to be a solo star, what with "A Different Corner". Sure enough, six singles from this album hit the Top Five, with four #1s, garnering him a Best Album Grammy. It also showed a maturation point for Michael, where adult contemporary radio could play his songs instead of teeny-bopper fare from Wham!
"Faith" became George Michael's first #1 hit, and after its inauspicious church organ beginning to add to the theme title, jumps into a racing skiffle rhythm. Deon Estus, Wham!'s bassist, lends strong support here and other songs. I heard Limp Bucket's rendition and rolled my eyes; they ruined a great song.
"Father Figure" is an effective R&B ballad with gospel-tinged chorus sung by George Michael and Shirley Lewis. Another #1 hit for him.
"I Want Your Sex" got involved into quite a bit of controversy due to the title and the supposedly obscene lyrics. Originally on the Beverly Hills Cop 2 soundtrack, many radio stations here would NOT play this song, yet it peaked at #2 on the Hot Singles Chart. It's another case of "People, read the lyrics. Duh!" On one hand, yes, it's a case of the man begging for it, but another part dwells on the arguments he makes: "It's natural, it's chemical, it's logical, habitual" And a message here is aimed at PMRC types as well as the girl: "What's your definition of dirty, baby? What do you call pornography?" Part I of this song was the single with the thumping funky beat, while Part II-Brass In Love adds layers of piano and brass while maintaining the same melody.
"One More Time" is one of two great ballads. With keyboards giving an eerie atmosphere, say a more poppy "Whiter Shade Of Pale" but without the Bachian motif of the original.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular Pop Debut October 2, 2004
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George Michael split from Wham! and released his first solo record, "Faith," in 1987. "Faith" was a massive hit, ultimately selling over 10 millions copies in the United States. Even the Grammys embraced George - awarding him with the coveted Album of the Year for "Faith."

A string of terrific singles followed, starting with "I Want Your Sex," which was also included in the movie "Beverly Hills Cop II." The song was considered pretty racy at the time and ended up being banned by many radio stations; nevertheless, it soared all the way to #2 on the Billboard Top 100. The next single was "Faith," which spent an amazing 4 weeks in #1. Powered by a catchy guitar intro, it's become George's signature song, no doubt aided by the memorable video which focused mostly on his rear.

Three subsequent singles also hit #1. "Father Figure" (2 weeks) and "One More Try" (3 weeks) are both atmospheric ballads; whereas "Monkey" (2 weeks) is perhaps the most danceable song on the CD. The final single was the retro-sounding "Kissing a Fool" (#5), which sounds like it could have been recorded by Frank Sinatra three decades earlier.

Ultimately, 6 of the 9 songs (the 11 tracks include a remix of "Hard Day" and an alternate version of "I Want Your Sex") were released as singles! The three other songs on "Faith" are also solid, and "Hard Day" in particular could easily have been a hit. In sum, "Faith" is first-rate 80s pop that stands up remarkably well. Unfortunately, George initiated a prolonged battle with his record company and changed his artistic direction after "Faith." His subsequent records have been more serious and less successful.
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful
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The album 'Faith' is a classic/landmark debut solo release by the talented singer-songwriter, George Michael in 1987, having just left his popular band Wham (George Michael & Andrew Ridgeley). The album 'Faith' was a worldwide instant success/smash, selling over 20 million copies & spawning 5 number one chart hits. The album also went to win a Grammy for album of the year. This 'Faith Special Edition' release has 2 CDs, 1 DVD & 40 page hardbound book with exclusive interview as well as rare photos. Disc 1 has 'Faith' album 10 tracks (2010 remastered versions). The production/sound quality is great as compared to that of my original Vinyl LP/Album I bought in 1987. With the hits "Faith", "Father Figure", "I Want Your Sex" (this song reached number one with minimal airplay/videoplay as the song was banned!), "One More Try" & "Kissing A Fool", one can't go wrong. Disc 2 (9 tracks, 2010 remastered versions) has great instrumentals ("Faith" & "Kissing A Fool"), great & rare remixes ("Hard Day", Shep Pettibone Remix, "Monkey", Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis Remix), rare versions ("Monkey", great Maxi single, "Monkey", amazing alla cappella version & "Love's In Need Of Love Today, great live performance) & B-sides "Fantasy" & "I Believe(When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever"). The DVD has music videos of hits "I Want Your Sex" (2 versions : censored & uncensored versions, this is my first look as to what caused its banning in 1987),"Faith", "Father Figure", "One More Try", "Monkey" & "Kissing A Fool", promotional music videos as well as the 1987 Channel 4, UK 60 minutes interview. On overall, this is a great 're-issue' of George Michael's classic/landmark album, a must for his fans & hopefully acquiring new ones as well, a highly recommended listening & viewing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... not a big George Michael fan but has some good songs on it
I'm not a big George Michael fan but has some good songs on it.
Published 3 hours ago by E.Love from Missouri
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
great remaster, but poor quality made in Argentina
Published 16 days ago by Flavio C. Pitanga
5.0 out of 5 stars ... the price the dvd is well made with a great intro to it the music...
Faith is in the top 5 most influential albums of the 1980s this limited edition is worth the price the dvd is well made with a great intro to it the music that is added to the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by night rider
5.0 out of 5 stars Loove
One of my favorite compilation of songs from George Michael!
Published 3 months ago by Leona F. Coburn
5.0 out of 5 stars A problem fixed over 25 years later
Maybe one of the GREATEST albums EVER written this remastered edition is a must OWN and if you have the original you wil want to replace it because for some reason back then... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Rrichard Harris-DeStarr
3.0 out of 5 stars Faith
I want your sex, these cheesy songs were very popular when I was growing up if they stayed that way who's to know but I got the album for five bucks to refresh on some old... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Jason
5.0 out of 5 stars Probably his best
This is George's Grammy winning album; I don't think he'll ever hit a home run like this again. Good stuff.
Published 7 months ago by Kathy Baugus
4.0 out of 5 stars Stands the test of time
I was gifted a copy of this album when I was in middle school, and lost it somewhere along the way. Every once in a while I would hear a tune from it and be reminded that it is... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Ted Sterling
3.0 out of 5 stars Good songs
Not the CD I was looking for. Still good songs and will keep looking for the one I want. word
Published 10 months ago by Laura Mayes
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoy
When we lost everything in the tornado, thought a lot of what we missed most (entertainment wise). This is one of the items we replaced. Glad we did!
Published 10 months ago by Sonja Wall
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