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Genre: Dance & Electronic - Lounge / Artist: George Michael / Audio CD released 1996-05-13 at Virgin

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      22.02.2004 05:27

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      george michael older - Advantages: great music, a slightly different sound - Disadvantages: not my favourite G.M album

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      11.04.2001 02:20
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      If you want to chill out you could do worse than slap on your headphones, dim the lights and pop in "Older" by George Michael, that is, after drooling over the CD cover which shows George looking as sexy and moody as ever! Just Gorgeous! Among the many CDs collecting dust, this one does not stay idle long. George Michael's album of original material, "Older", is his most stylized and sophisticated effort. The songs continue much in the vein of "Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. I" but with an added element of gentleness. Most of this album consists of ballads or soft, mid-tempo numbers and Michael delivers his most delicate singing here. The music bounces between R&B, jazz, and dance, with some exotic middle eastern melodies and languid saxophone solos mixed in here-and-there that work well. Much of the album also features busy yet feather-like percussion that keeps it from drifting into "boring ballad" land. Michael plays much of the instrumentation himself and proves to be a fine musician & arranger. This album is a bit of a rarity in a way; many of the songs have a gentle, slow feeling but the sound as a whole is so stylish and graceful that the album doesn't put you to sleep. It contains none of the sex-filled, youthful energy found on his first album (except for the catchy disco song "Fastlove"), but rather, as the title explains, showcases the work of an artist who is indeed getting older (and better). In my opinion “You Have Been Loved” has to be one of the best tracks I have ever heard, it is so moving and heartfelt. Singers of the world beware of this album, this man has got style & skill to spare. Oh yes, I forgot to mention, he is absolutely gorgeous too!

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        01.03.2001 22:24
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        The first album of a new era for George Michael - a little more mature, a little wiser (?) and yes, a little older. This album has produced at least 3 top chart hits and proved that George really could still deliver the goods (music-wise). In my first few homesick weeks at university, I used to listen to this CD on repeat to help me drift off to sleep. It used to concentrate all my feelings of sadness with tracks such as 'Jesus to a child' and replace them all with groovy, happy feelings during tracks such as 'Fast love' and 'Move On'. On this album, I think George is trying to prove that he can sing moving ballads as well as produce mainstream pop and hard-hitting funky dance-floor tracks. He does it well although I think his skills as he has got 'older' are heading towards the more romantic, slow tracks. My favourite track on the album, without a doubt, is 'Move On' - a track that many people seem to skip or forget. The song starts with the noises of a room full of people, perhaps a restaurant or bar and the band tuning up in the background. George clicks his fingers and away we go. The double bass and the cymbals are what really makes this track for me? I like to sit and just concentrate on one of them, rather than on the singing. However, George's voice on this track is fantastic, so soft, deep and cuddly! The music makes me want to swing, and for some reason, I always seem to close my eyes (???), maybe it's just because I am concentrating so hard on the music. I love it! Several of the singles that were released from this album are on the 'Ladies and Gentlemen' compilation but I would suggest that it is worth buying this album as well for the less well-known tracks are just as enjoyable.

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          26.12.2000 04:42

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          Older has to be the best George Michael album ever. I have never been a George Michael fan. I never thought that Wham where good. Then I heard Jesus to a child and spinning the wheel. I then knew that I had to go and buy the album. This was a bit of thing for me as I never have been a great album buyer. However, I parted with £15 (I did buy this about 4 years ago so my memory is a little bit hazy) and I was amazed and astounded with the quality of the album. It is so soulful if there is such a world. It is soft and ambient music. It music to melt to. In addition, I even thought that he looked sexy on the front of the album. Most of the songs of the album seem to be about relationships. The break up and trying to get back in to one again. Sounds depressing but not the way George Michael put this album together. Now he is even trendy since he came out. There are 11 tracks on the album and I love them all. This is strange for me, as I normally hate at least one track. However, they are all brilliant. A classic a must for every ones collection. If you buy no other album by George Michael, buy this one. It is him at his best. In addition, the video to fastlove is a cla

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        Disc #1 Tracklisting
        1 Jesus To A Child
        2 Fastlove
        3 Older
        4 Spinning The Wheel
        5 It Doesn't Really Matter
        6 Strangest Thing
        7 To Be Forgiven
        8 Move On
        9 Star People
        10 You Have Been Loved
        11 Free