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George Michael's First Posthumous Re-Release Rockets To No1 In The UK With Biggest Week Sales For A Reissue

George Michael's First Posthumous Re-Release Rockets To No1 In The UK With Biggest Week Sales For A Reissue


New York, NY (Top40 Charts) The reissue of the late George Michael's 1990 masterpiece Listen Without Prejudice vol.1 has gone straight to No.1 in the UK album charts.

The record sold 56,000 copies to go to the top of the charts, overcoming new entries from latter day artists. In so doing, it also achieves the biggest week 1 sales for a reissue in UK chart history.

It matches the success of the original release which also went straight to No.1 in the UK album charts in September 1990 - before going on to sell more than eight million copies worldwide.

George personally oversaw the remastering of the album which includes his legendary MTV Unplugged set from 1996 and additional, previously unreleased track Fantasy featuring Nile Rodgers. The album was released following the airing on Channel 4 of the acclaimed film George Michael: Freedom earlier this month, which George had also been personally guiding before his death aged just 53 on December 25th 2016.

George Michael was one of the most successful UK artists of all time. Alongside Andrew Ridgeley in Wham! and then as a solo artist, he had record sales of more than 115 million.

David Austin, George Michael's manager, long term collaborator and close friend since childhood says:
"For three years George, myself and his loyal team have worked relentlessly alongside our amazing team at Sony and together we have carefully crafted our beautiful LWP/MTV Unplugged campaign and film 'Freedom'. It's no great secret that George was a perfectionist and it shows, he was over everything from its inception to its finish and it's a blessing and rare gift to be guided by such genius. That, along with exceptional teamwork and the overwhelming love for George from the public has made everything come together. We are all so incredibly proud to have the NUMBER ONE album in the UK."

TRACK LISTING:

LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE vol.1
Praying For Time
Freedom! '90
They Won't Go When I Go
Something To Save
Cowboys And Angels
Waiting For That Day
Mothers Pride
Heal The Pain
Soul Free
Waiting (Reprise)
Fantasy featuring Nile Rodgers

MTV UNPLUGGED
Freedom! '90
Fastlove
I Can't Make You Love Me
Father Figure
You Have Been Loved
Everything She Wants
The Strangest Thing
Older
Star People
Praying For Time




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