Label: Columbia - C 46898 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Pop • Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop, Ballad
Listen Without Prejudice Vol. The album was Michael's final album of all-new material on Columbia Records until 's Patience. Disappointing album sales in the US led to Michael's legal battles against Sony Musicin which he accused the corporation of not fully supporting him as an artist. After the massive success of Michael's Faith album, the expectations for his follow-up album were also high.
The Mothers Pride - George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 was a stark departure from the previous LP, with largely acoustic instrumentation and a sombre intensity in many of the lyrics and melodies.
George Michael wanted to be taken more seriously as a songwriter, [ citation needed ] which resulted in a more thoughtful, often moody recording. The album peaked at number two on the US Billboard chart. The first single released from the album was " Praying for Time ", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot The album is largely devoted to ballads and folk-styled rock songs, although there are a few dance tracks like "Freedom" and "Soul Free".
There was also a remix of "Freedom" that incorporated elements of Soul II Soul 's "Back to Life", which was released as a twelve-inch single and received a good deal of club play. Like Faitheach track was produced and arranged by Michael himself. Michael refused to appear in many of the singles' videos for this album. Accordingly, the video for "Praying for Time" consists of the lyrics projected onto a dark background, while the video for "Freedom" featured several supermodels lip-syncing its lyrics.
Directed by David Fincherwho directed Madonna's "Vogue" videoit featured the destruction by fire and explosion Speed King - Deep Purple - Deep Purple In Rock several icons from Michael's recent Faith period. The follow-up album Listen Without Prejudice Vol.
The first single from the album, "Praying for Time", written by Michael, reached number one in the US Billboard charts and the top ten in the UK in the summer of It remained in the Billboard top 40 for ten weeks, and was the last number one solo single from Michael in the US. The second single third in the United States" Waiting for That Day ", was released a month after the album's release.
It reached the top 40 in the British and American charts. The single's B-side, "Mother's Pride" was an American airplay success when it peaked at number 46 on airplay-only chart in March The third album single second in the United States"Freedom! It was a great success in the US chart, reaching the top ten and selling more thancopies, while earning a gold certification from the RIAA.
It was the last song from the album to Mothers Pride - George Michael - Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 the charts in the United States. However, it was less popular in Michael's homeland when it reached the top 40 in The next single, "Heal the Pain", also written by Michael, was a contemplative, acoustic guitar-based love song.
It was the fourth of five Lintu - CMX - Kolmikärki Gold from the album.
The fifth and last single from the album, "Cowboys and Angels", became the only single released by Michael in his career that did not reach the top 40 of the UK Singles Chart. It Alla Hornpipe - Georg Friedrich Händel - Wassermusik at number The song's low sales figures were not a surprise as it was the last single to be released from the album.
Each single had finished lower than its predecessor and Cowboys and Angels continued the descent. Despite some airplay, it also did not chart. The album sold approximately eight million copies,  a disappointing number compared to the 20 million copies of Faith. Sales were particularly poor in the United States, where Faith had been the best-selling album of At two million copies sold, Listen Without Prejudice was a commercial disappointment for a successful artist.
The album spent the rest of in the top ten, with a total of 42 weeks in the entire chart—fewer than half the 87 weeks spent by Faith. In the UK, the album was a huge success, eclipsing sales of Faith. Listen Without Prejudice debuted there at number one, where it remained for a week. It stayed at number two for the following two weeks.
It spent 34 consecutive weeks in the top 20, and jumped from number 13 to number three in its 24th week. The re-released edition peaked at 1 in the UK charts, and sold 56, copies in its first week there.
The album produced five UK hit singles, all of which were released in quick succession, within an eight-month period. Something was happening that autumn to gay artists closeted from their fans. The unceasing piling up of bodies killed by HIV had made, for the moment, the bacchanal into a gauche if not repulsive gesture of sentimentality.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. George Michael. For those of us too young for the plague years—who can imagine, at least, a life lived instead of convulsing in agony on a hospital bed—chastising Michael for leaning on elegies and ballads in strikes me as glib.
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