January 4, 2023 – 6:27 am

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The Archives, The Classic FM Broadcasts [The Broadcast Archive, 3CD]

Disc 1: Live at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, France; May 31, 1988. Disc 2: Live at Rock In Rio festival, Brazil; January 27, 1991. Disc 3: Live at BBC studios, London, and broadcast on Radio 1, October 8, 1996.

Disc 1 features George Michael’s concert performed at the Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy in France on May 31, 1988, about six months after the release of his Freedom album.

Disc 2 houses George’s magnificent set at then Rock In Rio festival in Brazil on January 27, 1991, this time soon after the release of Listen Without Prejudice Volume 1, which came out the previous September.

Disc 3 contains George’s ‘other unplugged’ recording, which he made for Radio 1 on October 8, 1996, a very different beast to that which he recorded for MTV a few days later.

On Christmas Day 2016, George Michael died of heart disease at his home in Oxfordshire, UK. He was 53. George, who was born Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou in north London, sold more than 100m albums throughout a career spanning almost four decades. He first found fame with his schoolfriend Andrew Ridgeley in the duo Wham! before going on to release solo albums, including the multi-million selling Faith and Listen Without Prejudice Vol 1. Among hits such as Careless Whisper, Young Guns and Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Wham! Last Christmas is now considered a Yuletide favourite.

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Disc 1
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy, France; May 31, 1988
Track 101. Hard Day 4:48
Track 102. Everything She Wants 8:29
Track 103. I’m Your Man 6:09
Track 104. A Different Corner 5:37
Track 105. Love’s In Need Of Love Today 4:36
Track 106. Father Figure 5:53
Track 107. One More Try 6:36
Track 108. I Knew You Were Waiting 4:24
Track 109. Careless Whisper 7:36
Track 110. Lady Marmalade 6:43
Track 111. I Want Your Sex 11:14
73 mins

Disc 2
Rock In Rio, Brazil; January 27, 1991
Track 201. Killer/Papa Was A Rolling Stone 10:28
Track 202. Father Figure 5:44
Track 203. Fame 3:56
Track 204. Ain’t No Stopping Us Now 5:27
Track 205. Calling You 6:13
Track 206. Back To Life 5:23
Track 207. Everything She Wants 8:02
Track 208. Baby Don’t Change Your Mind 3:14
Track 209. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me 5:28
Track 210. Ain’t Nobody 4:29
Track 211. I Knew You Were Waiting For Me 4:13
Track 212. Careless Whisper 7:00
Track 213. I’m Your Man 6:01
Track 214. Freedom ‘90 7:10
83 mins

Disc 3
BBC studios, London, UK; 1996
Track 301. Everything She Wants 5:10
Track 302. You Have Been Loved 5:36
Track 303. Fastlove 5:02
Track 304. Praying For Time 5:43
Track 305. I Can’t Make You Love Me 5:35
Track 306. Freedom ‘90 5:57
Track 307. Father Figure 6:24
Track 308. The Strangest Thing 7:46
Track 309. Star People 5:51
Track 310. George Michael Broadcast Interview 1998 17:15
71 mins

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  2. George Michael owned 1988 the way The Beatles did 1964, Michael Jackson did 1983, or the Bee Gees 1978. A unique talent and one of the few pop singers completely accepted by black audiences. His Faith album, a near perfect pop record, hit #1 on the black chart.

    By Tony on Jan 4, 2023

  3. O M G
    O M G
    O M G
    O M G
    O M G
    O M G

    By Derrick on Jan 4, 2023

  4. I spent a lot of time hanging out in public restrooms PRAYING that George would come into mine and come onto my tonsils!!!!!!

    By Derrick on Jan 4, 2023

  5. Excellent. Thank you, BigO!

    By peacenluvmaaan on Jan 4, 2023

  6. I love sucking off George Michael. We met at a seedy rest stop went into the mens room and blew each other

    By Ugly Little Elf on Jan 5, 2023

  7. who wants to watch me jack my lil un

    By HHH on Jan 5, 2023

  8. I am a homo .

    By Derrick on Jan 5, 2023

  9. Hey Derrick, tell us something that we didn’t know.

    By HHH on Jan 5, 2023

  10. This is now a gay lifestyle website with music downloads. When Derrick started posting he was a straight racist. Now he’s gay and lives for BBC.

    By Jerry Disher on Jan 6, 2023

  11. Who starts these rumors?

    By Jocko P on Jan 6, 2023

  12. Hey hhh , Derrick anti christ . The real ones if you guys are still around.This George Michael dude was a flaming faggot , from everything I heard .Why post music by gay faggots here . Guys this place has become a joke .No wonder you guys don’t post no more .Too many nigger lovers , fags , trans freaks and drag queens posting here

    By Nelson on Jan 6, 2023

  13. Now schools are teaching that fag trans shit to little kids in schools.They all need to be thrown in prison and tortured. The bastards

    By Nelson on Jan 6, 2023

  14. Can you believe Joe Biden gets that piece of shit female basketball freak Brittany Griner out of a Russian prison and leaves that US marine Paul Whelan to rot . The bitch is a lesbian and talks like a dude , shit she may be a dude . She spit on this great country and gets out before Whelan..If Whelan was a faggot he’d already be out

    By Nelson on Jan 6, 2023

  15. Rumor has it George had a Big Un

    By U L E on Jan 6, 2023

  16. Nelson, thought you had vacated this site like your buddies, HHH, Derrick and Anti, but, “He’s back!!”

    By DD on Jan 6, 2023

  17. Thanks, BigO!

    By sdw0418 on Jan 9, 2023

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