George Michael's "Faith" Reissued
Mon, 10 Jan 2011 16:48:44
George Michael Photos
George Michael Videos
From the "Transform Amy Sciarretto Back to Her 7th and 8th Grade Years" File: George Michael's solo debut, Faith, is the recipient of a massive reissue treatment. The platter, one of my faves of the '80s, was originally released in November 1987, having spent an astounding 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. Man, remember when people actually bought records and didn't know that our anti-hero George Michael fancied the company of men?
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 31st, 2011.
The richly-designed FAITH: DELUXE EDITION is a 12"x12" commemorative box set that 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 in length) 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."
Seriously, this all the George Michael you could ever need. I am drunk on the nostalgia of it all.
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.
Not impressed yet? Well, 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 1st, 2011.
Are you going to nab a copy of the reissue of Faith? What is your favorite song on the album? I love "Monkey," "Father Figure," "One More Try," and of course, "I Want Your Sex." Come on, remember George writing on the model's body in lipstick in the video? C-c-c-c-c-come on!