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Old 17th August 2017, 16:15
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Faith had great pop songs on it. But most importantly, if you were there at the time, you'll know the level of excitement it generated was pant wetting stuff. It was George at his decadent and pop king best. Even if George later regretted aspects of it.

LWP most certainly showed George's songwriting abilities in a much more mature manner. But that wasn't really a concensus outside of his fan base until many years later. The overwhelming wider public's view was a disappointment it wasn't Faith 2.

Anyway, golden years and across those 2 albums it was George at his finest in my view. Older comes a clear third for me.
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Old 17th August 2017, 18:54
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Faith is still one of 87's best if not, one of the greatest albums of all time. An instant classic!!
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Faith had great pop songs on it. But most importantly, if you were there at the time, you'll know the level of excitement it generated was pant wetting stuff. It was George at his decadent and pop king best. Even if George later regretted aspects of it.

LWP most certainly showed George's songwriting abilities in a much more mature manner. But that wasn't really a concensus outside of his fan base until many years later. The overwhelming wider public's view was a disappointment it wasn't Faith 2.

Anyway, golden years and across those 2 albums it was George at his finest in my view. Older comes a clear third for me.
100% with you on this. I loved LWP from the start, I think it has aged well (it will be really interesting to see how it does on re-release this Autumn) and I would argue it is the apex of his writing (the later work is more personal and that's why I think it's loved by the more devoted fans but universality is the mark of genius in my book). But I still have the softest spot for Faith as virtuoso pop which caused a sensation at the time and was just so redolent of all the good bits of the 80's - that searing, soaring ballad - OMT; that tricky, seductive soul cry FF; that 4 on the floor to get you on the dance floor IWYS. Genius.
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FAITH was even more popular in the US, than the UK, which was remarkable, considering WHAM! was not. Six singles charted in the top ten, four at #1, the album was #1 for 3 months, and charted for over a year. The only other album I can compare it's success and popularity to is Brice Springsteen's Born in the USA, in 1984/85, but he was already an established artist in the US, at the time. The fact this was George's breakthrough solo album, as a British artist, was astounding

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FAITH was even more popular in the US, than the UK, which was remarkable, considering WHAM! was not. Six singles charted in the top ten, four at #1, the album was #1 for 3 months, and charted for over a year. The only other album I can compare it's success and popularity to, is Brice Springsteen's Born in the USA, in 1984/85, but he was already an established artist in the US, at the time. The fact this was George's breakthrough solo album, as a British artist, was astounding
I agree. The combination of his talent, good looks, and good moves made him irresistible. I even had a picture of him on my desk at work. Also the release of I Want Your Sex as the first single helped publicized the album.
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LWP is not only my favorite GM album but, one of my favorite albums of all time, George outdid himself with this record, I always feel emotional everytime I use the record, Amazing from start to finish, With 'Waiting For That Day' being one of my favorite GM tracks, being such an optimistic lovely pop tune.
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LWP is not only my favorite GM album but, one of my favorite albums of all time, George outdid himself with this record, I always feel emotional everytime I use the record, Amazing from start to finish, With 'Waiting For That Day' being one of my favorite GM tracks, being such an optimistic lovely pop tune.
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Old 17th August 2017, 22:02
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LWP was not very dance heavy album, In fact the album barely has two uptempo songs where the rest are just ballads which made the album more likeble to listen too and matched the overall tone of the album. Slow, Moody and Haunting, My kind of Pop album
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