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George Michael RIP

Postby studioman » Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:40 pm

I couldn't be bothered with poppy girl-attracting bands like Wham in the 80's, but he gained my respect when he performed with Queen at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert. He was stunning. I really thought he could become Queen's next singer.

Ever since then, one of my favourite albums has been George's 'Songs From the Last Century'. If you haven't hear Roxanne from that set, you really should look it up. The beautiful jazzy way the band plays, and his breathy subtle vocal, almost make it a hifi 'must'.

2 different versions of Roxanne.....

1. The recording of 'Roxanne' from 'Songs From the Last Century':

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSyOCx6ZXfM

and
2. Singing 'Roxanne' live with a huge orchestra:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dC_XfM6JjXc


And a great guy apparently. Much too young. AGAIN. And Rick Parfitt too.... There's going to be an avalanche of these over the next two decades.
They say if you can remember the 60's, you weren't really there. Now somehow I have reached 62...oh shit, it's 63 now....How and when did THAT happen?....there's a lesson there somewhere if only I could figure it out...

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Re: George Michael RIP

Postby MattSPL » Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:25 pm

Yes, this year in particular seems to haven taken a lot of great musicians.
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