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George Michael, Songs from the Last Century

Audio CD

Disk ID: 1112228

Disk length: 39m 40s (10 Tracks)

Original Release Date: 1999

Label: Unknown

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“Songs from the Last Century” Tracks & Durations

1. Brother Can You Spare A Dime 4:27
2. Roxanne 4:15
3. You've Changed 4:29
4. My Baby Just Cares For Me 1:50
5. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face 5:23
6. Miss Sarajevo 5:15
7. I Remember You 4:17
8. Secret Love 2:43
9. Wild Is The Wind 4:06
10. Where Or When 2:48

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Review

A hint: there are no Wham songs on George Michael's 10-tune tribute to the music of the 20th century. There is a song by the Police ("Roxanne"), but the reggae ballad is rendered in such a turgid manner, it resembles nothing so much as a lounge singer stoned on Quaaludes. Elsewhere, the silver-tongued former club kid covers Rodgers & Hart ("Where or When"), U2 ("Miss Sarajevo"), and Ewan MacColl ("The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face"). He pours so much calculated sentiment on top of each track that the entire record oozes a prefab corniness even Hallmark would recoil at. This is not to deny the power of George Michael's velvety, potent voice (although it does sound much better singing catchy dance-pop ditties) nor the fact that he's selected an interesting selection of ballads and folk and torch tunes. And Phil Ramone's production never veers from the middle of the road, unobtrusively shifting from smooth big-band jazz to Disney movie-ish harp accompaniment. If this CD is Michael's attempt to join the company of great song interpreters of the past, from Frank Sinatra to Billie Holiday, he will have to take a lot more chances and lose the sappy reserve. --Mike McGonigal

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Tracks: 10, Disk length: 39m 1s (-1m 21s)

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Tracks: 10, Disk length: 41m 57s (+2m 17s)

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Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 42m 34s (+2m 54s)

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Tracks: 10, Disk length: 42m 38s (+2m 58s)

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Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 42m 47s (+3m 7s)

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Tracks: 11 (+1 tracks), Disk length: 42m 48s (+3m 8s)

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Tracks: 10, Disk length: 43m 13s (+3m 33s)

George Michael - Songs from the Last Century

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 43m 13s (+3m 33s)

George Michael - Songs from the Last Century

Tracks: 10, Disk length: 43m 13s (+3m 33s)

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Tracks: 10, Disk length: 43m 15s (+3m 35s)

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Tracks: 10, Disk length: 43m 50s (+4m 10s)

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Tracks: 16 (+6 tracks), Disk length: 1h 15m 10s (+35m 30s)

George Michael - Songs From The Last Century

Tracks: 16 (+6 tracks), Disk length: 1h 17m 29s (+37m 49s)