(Gotta Have) George Michael: Faith Remastered

George-Michael-FaithAs a George Michael Uberfan, it filled me with delight and glee to see that his first solo album, 1987’s Faith was getting a re-master and re-release.

What was even more mouth watering was that for the first time, I would be able to get all the B sides and remixes on CD. I have them all on 7inch vinyl already. I have Faith on CD, vinyl and cassette.

The box set contains..(taken from GeorgeMichael.com)

• Remastered album

• CD of remastered 12″ versions/B-sides

• DVD featuring TV special from 1987, George Michael and Jonathon Ross Have Words, a 25-minute Music Money Love Faith EPK & seven remastered promo videos

• Stunning 60-page, hard-bound book that includes an exclusive interview with George Michael, sleeve notes, rare photos & memorabilia

• Vinyl album replica of the original LP

• Memorabilia envelope that includes five art prints, reproduction poster, tickets & tour pass from the Faithtour sourced from George Michael’s personal archive

• All housed in a 12 x 12 numbered, black and gold-foiled slipcase

YUM! What I was really excited about was the inclusion of a DVD of the Jonathan Ross programme which was aired around the ‘I Want Your Sex’ launch. There are three different parts to IWYS and I’ve always wanted to mix them a la Fastlove and I’m Your Man. There’s a Freemason’s club mix of I Want Your Sex for immediate download when you buy from Sony.

The bad news is that to complete my collection will cost me €125 plus postage from Sony or €107 plus costs from Amazon.

A tad steep, not much in the difference in getting the re-issued box set and getting what I’ve been talking about for a long time. A tattoo of the Faith symbols on the inside of my arm.


Faith symbols


Anyone fancy sending me a boxset?

Ah well, it was worth a shot!