WHAM! & George Michael The Video Archives 2008-2012 Volume VIII

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1. America Idol Finale 5/21/08: Cast covers George’s hit Faith that develops in to a hits medley of George Michael, later George performs Paraying For Time

2. Good Morning America 7/24/08:  Profile and Interview in studio with George Michael includes clips from his (at the time) recent tour.

3. A&E’s Biography 04/09/09: Portrait of the British musical and cultural icon who has sold 67 million albums worldwide and produced over a dozen hits in a career that has spanned more than 25 years. From the time he and a friend formed a high school band and became the duo “Wham!,” Michael’s star has ascended. A meteoric solo career followed on the heels of his band days as audiences fell in love with his distinctive vocals and soulful deliveries. But his temperamental personality has led to professional feuds with record executives and fellow artists, and a strong appetite for drugs, alcohol, and sexual encounters has resulted in multiple scrapes with the law.

4. George Michael at the Palais Garnier Paris 2012: This stunning 2014 documentary is an exemplary record of George Michael’s legacy, profiling his later career following his departure from Sony. A time when, given a free rein, he forged more sophisticated compositions from jazz to big band to large orchestral accompaniments. This concert took place in 2012 at the exquisite Paris Opera House – the Palais Garnier. George Michael was the first popular artist to have been honoured by the House to use that world renowned stage, which is normally reserved for ballet, dance or opera. The documentary beautifully intersperses between the concert (in colour) and behind the scenes rehearsals (in monochrome). It is truly a visual feast. In the words of Jean Paul Gaultier: “I never saw an audience like that. Because in the Opera the audience is generally very snobbish, very Parisian. But once he started, the audience was in hysteria, singing, clapping. I have never seen that in Paris before. It was truly unique. His voice was marvellous. It was fantastic and it was also for a cause. Thank you George. We love you.”
Performed tracks:
01:36 Through
06:32 My Baby Just Cares for Me
09:26 A Different Corner
12:53 Cowboys and Angels
15:15 John & Elvis Are Dead
21:04 You’ve Changed
26:34 Going to Town *
31:50 Brother Can You Spare a Dime
34:23 Let Her Down Easy
38:25 You’ve Been Loved
41:52 Roxanne
46:44 Wild is the Wind
52:20 Praying for Time
56:00 Feeling Good.

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Weight.25 lbs

1 review for WHAM! & George Michael The Video Archives 2008-2012 Volume VIII

  1. babydollsshaw07 (verified owner)

    Another must have for the die hard George Michael fan! This 3 DVD Set is a feast for the eyes and ears! It was nice being able to see George on American Idol again. I actually recorded this onto a VHS tape back in the day (which I still possess) but obviously have been unable to view as I no longer have a VCR. It was also nice seeing the GMA clips/interview and the A&E Biography as I’d never had the opportunity to see either of them. I even learned a couple new things from the A&E Biography that I did not know – like the fact that he had 2 steel rods in his back, etc. Apparently I didn’t know as much as I thought about him. BUT the absolute BEST of this DVD was his performance at The Polaris Garnier Opera House in Paris!!! And to be the first non-classically trained voice/non-ballet and/or opera to perform there! If any artist deserved to be there, he was definitely one of them. I had never gotten to see that performance even though I have them on audio but to visually SEE it as well as hearing George providing informative and interesting goodies about the concert in between the performances, as well as a “Behind The Scenes” peek that included him and several of his back-up singers warming up by performing “This Little Light Of Mine” acappella…. wasn’t just the whip cream on top but also the chocolate syrup, the candy sprinkles and the cherry!!! George Michael was the total package – an absolutely amazing writer/singer/performer/artist. It’s an absolute shame that we won’t be hearing anymore from this truly talented soul. But this DVD compilation is definitely a “must have treat” for any George Michael Fan/Collector.

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