George Michael - Faith
Let's get into it shall we?
Faith kicks off with the title track "Faith" and what a song it is, it starts with a church organ then launches into some awesome guitar strumming this is one kick ass song. One of my all-time favourite songs to this day. the next track is "Father Figure" a much slower song but one that is so brilliant that even to this day it is just as good, I love the lyrics and George Michael's vocals are amazing on this track.A smooth and incredible track.
We then launch into the controversial track which was banned on some radio stations "I Want Your Sex (Parts 1 & 11) and it is a killer track, with pleading lyrics and a whilst it starts quite slow by Part 11 it kicks in with a full horn section and has such a funky beat that it gets better as the song goes on, this little monkey loves sex and I love this song, it will be my bedroom theme song when my lady friends come over.
We then move onto "One More Try" a slow start to the song with a hauntingly beautiful intro, then that smooth voice of his kicks in and I love when he hits the high notes, so powerful. i like this song i know it cops a lot of flak but it has just the right amount of emotion so it's not to over the top and suits the music very well.We then move onto another song "Hard Day" which starts out with a very slow and soulful and then kicks in with it's very eighties beat with a very heavy bass, not my favourite on the album.
The next track is "Hand To Mouth" again the eighties beat is there but it's the lyrics that are so poignant and ring true even today, I do love this song, I think it has a great message in it. The next track is "Look At Your Hands" has a real jazz feel to it and it makes it a stand-out on the album. The way that George Michael can move in and out of musical genres with such ease is a testament to the talent of the guy. One of my favourite songs on the album.
"Monkey" is the next track that has a real eighties feel to it, that at once sounds dated but yet still has a fresh vibe to it. "Kissing A Fool" is the next track and it is more of an adult contemporary feel to it that it stands the test of time, it has that real singing in a smoky bar vibe and it just works.I especially love the instruments in this song.
The next track is the funky remix of "Hard Day (Shep Pettibone Remix)" this is so much better than the first version, it is more upbeat and funky and this would have to be one of the first instances of a remix sounding better than the original, it's really good when you blast it especially with maximum bass (take that my fuckwit neighbours). The last song is "A Last Request (I Want Your Sex Part III)" which finished off the trilogy of sex songs and who doesn't love sex? Although not as good as the first parts it still an OK song, it does have a nice jazz feel to it especially towards the end.
This is a classic eighties album with so much of it standing the test of time, I highly recommend this album for your collection, it is a great mix of some amazing styles like R&B and pop and rock, they are done so seamlessly that it makes the album fairly cohesive. All up I am giving it 4 shots of whiskey out of 5. Yes add this to your collection for nostalgic purposes, you may actually find yourself liking it almost as much as I do.
Till next week
Peace out my bitches!