Documentary: “George Michael: Freedom”

Documentary: “George Michael: Freedom”
George Michael

In celebration of the reissue of the late George Michael’s iconic album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1, Sony Music together with Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide have commissioned George Michael: Freedom, a stunning new film, narrated by George himself.

George Michael: Freedom tells the gripping, dramatic story of the making of Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1, the court case which followed and George’s personal struggle and pain as he loses Anselmo.

You may recall George decided he would not appear on Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1’s album cover or be available to physically promote the album beyond select interviews, but instead gave the label the David Fincher-directed “Freedom! ‘90,” which featured five of the most recognizable beauties on the planet, lip-syncing in place of George.

George succeeded in reuniting the Freedom! ’90 video’s five supermodels: Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, Tatjana Patitz and Linda Evangelista.

Other contributors include world famous artists such as Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Liam Gallagher, Mary J Blige, Tony Bennett, Nile Rodgers, Kate Moss, Ricky Gervais, Jean-Paul Gaultier and James Corden.

George Michael: Freedom airs in the UK on October 16, and will premiere in the US this Saturday/October 21st at 9pm ET/PT on SHOWTIME.

Also, a remastered version of George’s amazing 1996 MTV Unplugged performance will also be available as an album for the very first time as part of the Deluxe box set, 2CD and digital editions.

The concert took place in East London on October 11, 1996 and featured George playing ten of his finest songs from the Wham!, Faith, Listen Without Prejudice Vol.1 (Freedom ’90) and more.

  Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1 will also be reissued on vinyl.

George Michael Listen Without Prejudice / MTV Unplugged Track listings:

3 CD/1 DVD LIMITED EDITION BOX

CD1 Listen Without Prejudice (Remastered)

1 Praying For Time
2 Freedom! ’90
3 They Won’t Go When I Go
4 Something To Save
5 Cowboys And Angels
6 Waiting For That Day
7 Mother’s Pride
8 Heal The Pain
9 Soul Free
10 Waiting (Reprise)

CD2 MTV Unplugged

1 Freedom! ’90
2 Fastlove
3 I Can’t Make You Love Me
4 Father Figure
5 You Have Been Loved
6 Everything She Wants
7 Strangest Thing
8 Older
9 Star People
10 Praying For Time
11 Fantasy featuring Nile Rodgers

CD3 B Sides & Rarities

1. Soul Free (Special Radio Edit)
2. Freedom! (Back To Reality Mix)
3. Freedom (Back To Reality Mix Edit)
4. Fantasy 90
5. Freedom (Edit)
6. Cowboys & Angels
7. If You Were My Woman
8. Too Funky (Edit)
9. Crazy Man Dance
10. Do You Really Want To Know
11. Happy
12. Too Funky (Extended)
13. Too Jazzy (Happy Mix)
14. Fantasy 98
15. George Michael with Paul McCartney – Heal The Pain
16. George Michael with Astrud Gilberto – Desafinado

DVD

1. The Southbank Show 1990
2. Freedom! ’90 promo
3. Praying For Time promo
4. Freedom 90 MTV 10th Anniversary

2 CD EDITION

CD1 Listen Without Prejudice (Remastered)

1 Praying For Time
2 Freedom! ’90
3 They Won’t Go When I Go
4 Something To Save
5 Cowboys And Angels
6 Waiting For That Day
7 Mother’s Pride
8 Heal The Pain
9 Soul Free
10 Waiting (Reprise)

CD2 MTV Unplugged

1 Freedom! ’90
2 Fastlove
3 I Can’t Make You Love Me
4 Father Figure
5 You Have Been Loved
6 Everything She Wants
7 Strangest Thing
8 Older
9 Star People
10 Praying For Time
11 Fantasy featuring Nile Rodgers

Listen Without Prejudice – Vinyl

SIDE A

1 Praying For Time
2 Freedom! ’90
3 They Won’t Go When I Go
4 Something To Save
5 Cowboys And Angels

SIDE B

1 Waiting for That Day
2 Mothers Pride
3 Heal The Pain
4 Soul Free
5 Waiting (Reprise)