New Music: George Michael ‘Feeling Good’



Music icon George Michael will release his brand new single ‘Feeling Good’ on August 11. This will be the singer’s third single from his critically acclaimed No. 1 album SYMPHONICA.


The single will be accompanied by a stunning video featuring the American burlesque sensation Dita Von Teese. It can be seen below ‘Feeling Good,’ was written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse and is featured in the 1964 musical ‘The Roar of the Greasepaint ‘ The Smell of the Crowd’.


August 11 will also see a limited edition release of SYMPHONICA as a double gatefold vinyl format comprising 16 tracks. SYMPHONICA, which was first released on March 17, 2014 become George’s ninth British number 1 and went on to top the charts all over the world.


Produced by George Michael and the legendary Phil Ramone, the ‘SYMPHONICA album was the second time Michael and Ramone had combined their talents. The pair first collaborated on George’s hugely successful Grammy nominated 1999 album ‘Songs From The Last Century’. Ramone died in March 2013 and SYMPHONICA was his final work.


‘Feeling Good,’ will go to radio from 30 June 2014. ‘Feeling Good,’ is available to download now from the album SYMPHONICA across all digital retail platforms through Virgin EMI/Universal.


The Symphonica album was originally released on March 17 2014 in Deluxe 17-Track CD Edition, Standard 14-Track CD, Standard 14-Track Digital, Deluxe 17-Track Digital and Pure Audio Blu Ray.



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New Music: George Michael ‘Symphonica’

George Michael will release ‘Symphonica’, his first album in seven years, in March.

‘Symphonica’ is a live album featuring songs recorded during George’s short-lived ‘Symphonica’ tour that was scheduled for Australia but cancelled for it happened. The show did make history when it became the first pop show to play at the Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris in September 2012.

On the tour George performed the Terrance Trent D’Arby track ‘Let Her Down Easy’. The song is the first single from the album.


Tracklisting:

1. Through (Live)
2. My Baby Just Cares For Me (Live)
3. A Different Corner (Live)
4. Praying For Time (Live)
5. Let Her Down Easy (Live)
6. The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face (Live)
7. Feeling Good (Live)
8. John and Elvis Are Dead (Live)
9. One More Try (Live)
10. Cowboys and Angels (Live)
11. Idol (Live)
12. Brother Can You Spare a Dime (Live)
13. Wild is the Wind (Live)
14. You’ve Changed (Live)
15. I Remember You (Live) – digital pre-order bonus track

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New Music: George Michael ‘Let Her Down Easy’

Superstar George Michael releases his stunning new single, ‘Let Her Down Easy’ to radio today, February 3, 2014, with the first play at 10am. 
‘Let Her Down Easy’ will be available to download from the album ‘Symphonica’ on all digital platforms on March 17 2014.

Produced by George Michael and the late, legendary Phil Ramone, ‘Let Her Down Easy’ is taken from George’s forthcoming album, ‘Symphonica’ which will also be released on March 17, 2014. 


The single will be accompanied by a video directed by Vaughan Arnell, one of Britain’s foremost and most innovative music video directors, whose credits include George’s iconic video for ‘Outside’ in 1998, plus videos for Robbie Williams, The Spice Girls and One Direction amongst others.

‘Let Her Down Easy’ was written and originally performed by Terence Trent D’Arby. George’s dramatic version was a highlight of his critically acclaimed Symphonica tour of 2011/12 where George performed carefully selected songs from a remarkable career which has spanned over 30 years, as well as covering some of his favourite artists. 

The Symphonica tour made history in September 2012 when George became the first contemporary pop artist to play Paris’s Palais Garnier Opera House. A TV special documenting this historic performance will be aired worldwide to accompany the release of the ‘Symphonica’ album. 

The album ‘Symphonica’ is produced by George Michael and Phil Ramone, who worked with some of the great artists including Bob Dylan, Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney. Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand and Karen Carpenter. The legendary Ramone died in March 2013 and ‘Symphonica’ is his final work.

‘Let Her Down Easy’ is George Michael’s first release since 2012’s ‘White Light’ single and ‘Symphonica’ is his first newly recorded album since 2004’s ‘Patience’.





George Michael Signals 2014 Comeback!

George Michael will return to active duty in 2014.

After a tumultuous couple of years with his health, it appears that George Michael is getting ready to do something in March except nobody is sure just what.

The singer’s site changed on December 17 to simply show the message “Exciting News Coming in 2014″ with all of the other site content unavailable. Over the next week, the message slowly changed to include a closed red curtain that some were speculating meant that he was retiring; however, a rep told NME “I do not understand where people are getting any of this from. Our team that deal with the website and fan club were just being creative when they blackened out the website and added a curtain. This is only to give space and time to make some really exciting news for 2014.”

Click READ MORE to listen to the ‘You’ve Changed’ audio.

Christmas day, the site changed again to include a Christmas message from Michael along with the audio of him singing You’ve Changed.

Today (December 26), the video has been changed so the intro shows the words “March 2014″ in place of the holiday greeting. The audio is the same.
So we’re left with the mystery of what is coming, how the singer has “changed” and whether something is happening in March or that we have to wait until March to get the big announcement.

New George Michael ‘White Light’


New trailer ‘White Light’ out August 12, 2012

It is exactly 30 years to the day that Wham Rap was released, to commemorate, George Michael has released his brand new single White Light. This is what George had to say about his new dance sounding release…

“Hi everyone. On the 29th of June this year it will be thirty years to the day that ‘Wham Rap’, my first single, written with Andrew Ridgeley, (on an afternoon that the two of us should have been at school!), entered the British charts. To celebrate and commemorate those thirty wonderful years I am releasing my most recent song, ‘White Light’, to radio on the exact anniversary of that chart date (July 2 in Australia). Although I know the music industry tradition on such occasions is to list the hundreds of millions of albums sold, the number of records broken and awards received over all those years, I would simply like to say thank you. Most of my fans realise that I dreamed of a career as a singer/songwriter from an early age, but never in my wildest imaginings could I have known that I would still be here thirty years later, healthy, happy, and feeling that I still have so much more music to give. It is miraculous in so many ways. Fate has been so kind to me, as have the millions of people that that have bought records and come to see me play year after year since 1982. I am truly blessed, and ‘White Light’ is my thank you to everybody who has been a part of my success. And I mean everybody, including the press!! Long may it continue”. All my love, George Michael xxx

‘Glossy’ Shut Up and Dance Remix!

The @GlossBosss from Sydney has been rubbing a bit of vinyl together… Take a listen to this… Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, Gotye, Madonna, Carly Rae Jepsen, Whitney Houston, Annie Lennox, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Clarkson, George Michael and more… Starships were meant to TimeBomb at a Payphone so why don’t you Call Me Maybe?

George Michael Completes New Dance Album!

George Michael has reportedly completed his best ever dance record… What a remarkable recovery from a man who was so gravely ill not so long ago with pneumonia in Austria. George tweeted… “Ok my lovelies, WHITE LIGHT is done and dusted! Am I allowed to say it may be the best dance record I’ve ever made….! (sic)”

If it’s anything like this video… we’re in for one hell of a treat! Nice one Georgie!

George Michael Hints Return!

He may have been down and well and truly out fighting serious pneumonia, but rest assured George Michael will bounce back and return to the live stage. George is currently on holidays, getting over the horrendous illness that had brought him to cancel his live shows….this week, he tweeted… 

“Pneumonia may have been a b**tard thing to go thru (through), but normally when I suffer you guys benefit somehow.”

It’s just a matter of time. 

George Michael Postpones Tour

Prayers and thoughts with George Michael as word gets out of his tour postponement due to pneumonia. George was reportedly being treated in an Austrian hospital this week, with tour dates in Cardiff cancelled. Remember folks, it’s just postponed and not cancelled, all dates WILL go ahead. Here’s a song for all the Georgie fans out there.

George Michael – Careless Whisper