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George Michael reissue delayed

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The previously announced reissue of George Michaels 1990 album Listen Without Prejudice, has been delayed until next year…

The four-disc super deluxe edition, two-CD deluxe and vinyl reissue will now be released in March 2017 and not as planned, on 11 November 2016.

The delay has nothing to do with the reissue (which will not change), it is thought to be about scheduling, specifically timing the release to coincide the the broadcasting of the George Michael documentary that is in production (working title “Freedom: George Michael”). The documentary (narrated by George) tells the story of the making of the album.

This film is expected to be broadcast on the BBC in the UK, Showtime in the US and will undoubtedly be sold around the world.

Listen Without Prejudice reissue will now be released on 3 March 2017.

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Listen Without Prejudice, Vol 1 – 3CD+DVD super deluxe

CD 1 Listen Without Prejudice remastered
1. Praying for Time
2. Freedom! ’90
3. They Won’t Go When I Go
4. Something to Save
5. Cowboys and Angels
6. Waiting for That Day – George Michael / The Rolling Stones
7. Mothers Pride
8. Heal the Pain
9. Soul Free
10. Waiting (Reprise)

CD 2 – MTV Unplugged
1. Freedom! ’90
2. Fastlove – George Michael / Patrice Rushen
3. I Can’t Make You Love Me
4. Father Figure
5. You Have Been Loved
6. Everything She Wants
7. The Strangest Thing
8. Older
9. Star People
10. Praying for Time

CD3: B-Sides And Mixes (super deluxe only)
1. Soul Free (Special Radio Edit)
2. Freedom! ’90 (Back To Reality Mix)
3. Freedom! ’90 (Back To Reality Mix Edit)
4. Fantasy ’90
5. Freedom! ’90 (Edit)
6. Cowboys and Angels (Edit)
7. If You Were My Woman
8. Too Funky (Edit)
9. Crazyman Dance
10. Do You Really Want to Know
11. Happy
12. Too Funky (Extended)
13. Too Jazzy (Happy Mix)
14. Fantasy ’98
15. Heal the Pain – George Michael with Paul McCartney
16. Desafinado – George Michael with Astrud Gilberto

Disc: 4 – DVD (super deluxe only)
1. The South Bank Show 1990
2. Freedom! ’90
3. Praying for Time
4. Freedom! ’90 (MTV 10th anniversary)

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[…] month later the reissue was rescheduled to March 2017, something put down to delays in the production of the Freedom documentary. Again, no mention of a […]

Mike Williams

Currently shows as an October 20, 2017 release date on both Amazon & HMV.

Patrick

What the??? First it was supposed to be released in Nov 2016. Then it changed to March 2017 and now it’s been delayed again to November 2017. Are they trying to delay this to mark the one year anniversary of his passing?

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Marcel Rikken

No Way !!!!! Now it is delayed untill May 19th

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Mark

Dreadful news tonight. RIP George.

Neil

Over a week since this was reported as being delayed and Amazon UK have still not updated the changed release date.

Richard

I guess it’s now a 27th anniversary edition.

bob

just got this e-mail from a Sony publicist:

“Update – Due to extra archive footage being discovered and further exciting interviews becoming possible, the George Michael ‘Freedom’ film will now air in March 2017. The Listen Without Prejudice album will now be re-issued at the same time.”

Ivan

It’s been so hard to be a GM’s fan for such a long time. He is lucky to be alive by now, approaching Keith Richard’s legend almost. I can’t believe he’s still being so annoying regarding even re-releases. I gave up on a new album 8 years ago.

EW99

I love to read this when people make such comments. http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2009/05/entitlement-issues.html

If it’s all a bit tl:dr then it can be summed up by the line “George RR Martin is not your bitch”

Anthony Hesseltine

I would’ve preferred a live DVD of the cover to cover tour. The MTV unplugged show belongs with the older album.

AnthonyC

GM has always felt there is an expectation that whatever he releases is of quality and highly commercially successful. So the delay of this release is no surprise to me. Historically all of his releases have moved around to achieve maximum impact.

However, I do find it a little odd that the marketing team didn’t assume the film would coincide with the release of the re-issue. GM is also supposed to be releasing a new autobiography but as ever with no firm release date.

It’s also odd the Symphonica Tour film was never released!

Tony

MTV Unplugged has taken 20 years, so what’s another few years for Symphonica Live?

Friso Pas

I’ll say, delay it another month, and put the documentary on blu-ray (HD, yes please) in the boxset as well. It belongs in there, doesn’t it, Paul?

Neil

Amazon and HMV still saying the release date is the 11th November.

Stan Butler

George’s new LP has been delayed as well.

gary

brilliant
a delay.
that will give me time to get ur cds out and play the same old stuff.
oh the same stuff ur trying to sell yet again.
nooooooo

DJ Boji

Missed One thing to mention. Why did Sony Not include The GM live in Rio ’91 performance instead of the Mtv unplugged? For me it does not make any sence to include The unplugged performance which is from a later period. Another big miss are The instrumental versions of The songs. The instrumental version of Cowboys and Angels is absolutely magic.
Sony Records Hope you will change your initial plans.

DJ Boji

Does anyone know The content of The South Bank Show on The DVD?
Is this a documentary or Single live Performances or both?

Carlos Barahona

I was so looking forward to this release. I for one would have liked the VHS version of Faith done into a DVD to be included in this package. That VHS version had George explaining Faith and it’s video. A DVD of that as an extra for the Super Deluxe version would have been killer. I along with some of you agree it’s giving out wallets a break…for now! Don’t get all crazy on Christmas and save for the release and try to get the other stuff. I am for in the meantime Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga’s. But the Documentary included would have been phenomenal. Not big on cable as I feel we the loyal fans should have gotten that as well. But cable release is more lucrative…I guess :(

Michael

How i wish they’d rethink that 2 disc set. The B-side and mixes set should be featured on that version. MTV Unplugged is nowhere near as appealing.

Michael Fortin

I thought the same way at first, but I realized the concert probably has more replay value for me.

Isauro

Will the japanese version (cd bluspec 2) be delayed also?

Paul Nolan

It would make more sense to release it in november as previously planned for the xmas market and then when documentary comes out there would be increased interest and it would sell just as much if not more

Paul Nolan

Or at least release the Vinyl and 2cd edition in November and leave the Super Deluxe till March

mike

Getting cheaper though which is good!

Steven

This is a bummer. Been waiting for “Waiting Reprise” with improved sound for a long while. And I love the worry about Brexit in the UK. We in the US are dealing with a racist nationalist with no morals or merit trying to be president…

Carlton

As much as I would rather have this sooner than later, I am thankful for the break this gives my wallet. There is so much coming out this fall, and I need to also pay bills and the mortgage.

bob

This is very disappointing but really not that surprising.
I suspect this delay has nothing to do with scheduling and everything to do with buying a few more months hoping that George will be healthy and well, then maybe he will carry out some kind of promotional duties for the album, or at least be physically seen in person.

David

So what is the point of calling this Listen Without Prejudice (25) when it will be released next year which will set this on 27 years.

JuzzyB

What a shame that a load of old stuff that people have already got has been delayed.

steven

The delay is more likely to be due to the current low supply of shuttlecocks.

Paul E.

@steven…you beat me to it! @Mr. Sinclair- better start planning next year’s April Fools’ Day post. This one has certainly gotten a lot of play. Truly awesome.

James Lindsay

Shuttlecocks, that takes me way way way back to the Wham! Club Tropicana tour when they were hitting shuttle cocks out into the audience after shoving them somewhere, I wonder if that’s when I started smoking ciggies

esque

I had received a shipping update from Amazon about the delay to Feb 10, but just this morning I received a new notice of the November 18 release date.

(I’m in the US.)

Vinyl Gourmet

I was looking forward to this one on vinyl, but I can wait :) Maybe they can use the extra time to correct the name “Astrid” to Astrud Gilberto on the back cover (as per the photo shown here).

ENGLAND

Oh, that’s bad … that’s really bad.

Griffin

@Vinyl Gourmet, that’s a good one. Perhaps the extra time was needed to correct this mistake :D
I will wait if they do CD1 & CD3 as the 2CD set! If they don’t I won’t buy any of this :P

James

If it is being delayed to coincide with a documentary about making the album, would it now not make sense to include that documentary in the SDE?

RJSWinchester

“….would it now not make sense to include that documentary in the SDE?”

They’re holding it back for the 40th Anniversary Super Deluxe Whamtastic! limited edition box set.

Kiki

Well, I was hoping they would take time to improve the content of the box…

Javier

Well, it was the most important end of the year reissue for me, it’s a shame. But my pockets will be grateful…

Tyler Williams

Pffft … well, that’s disappointing

Rick

Sad news, but timing is everything. I still wish they would release a CD/DVD of the ENTIRE Unplugged show. It is a brilliant moment that showcases his musical talent.

Gio

OK, all GM fans have this LP already in their shelves… so once again my question: WHERE IS THE REPRESS FOR “OLDER”?????

Rob Wilson

hard to do, seeing as how the Dreamworks label is no longer in service…

Richard

It came out on Virgin in the UK

Armedwithlove

Exactly..where is it…vultures on disclose asking 400$ and up…disgusting…I want it soooooo much!!!!

Armedwithlove

Discogs …* GM has passed away as u know on christmas day ( which i feel is a little odd) anyhow, today date is August 6th 2017…and I just posted about a repressing of OLDER LP/VINYL…..WHEN PLEASE???