Information About the Album
Faith is the debut solo studio album by the English singer George Michael, released on 30 October 1987 by Columbia Records and Epic Records. The album has won several awards, including the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 1989.
In a 1998 article in the Rolling Stone magazine, Faith was described as:
Just a cursory spin of his official solo debut is enough to spell out blockbuster even in non-music-biz minds. It would be easy to dub George Michael the Elton John of the Eighties; too easy, because for all its craft and catchiness, Faith is grounded in a passion and personal commitment as palpable as the grinding bump beat of “I Want Your Sex.” And with this album, George finally proves once and for all that he’s no mere genius chart hack.
Unsurprisingly, Faith is the move toward adulthood, signaled by the conscientiously horny “I Want Your Sex.” Sure, songs about drug abuse, abused wives, Thatcherism and the choice between monogamy and freelance lust are nothing new, but how many other current singer-songwriters can evoke a personal stake in their subject matter? One of Michael’s secret weapons is his knowledge that the power and eloquence of soul music come from simply singing what you feel. And as Faith proves, he’s got the equipment to render some relatively complex feelings.
- Number of weeks in chart: 91 weeks
- Peak Position: #1
- Number of weeks in chart: 11 weeks
- Peak Position: #18
The songs on George Michael’s first solo album ‘Faith’ are as follows:
“I Want Your Sex” (Parts 1 & 2)
“One More Try”
“Hand to Mouth”
“Look at Your Hands”
“Kissing a Fool”
“Hard Day” (Shep Pettibone Remix)
“A Last Request (I Want Your Sex Part 3)”
- Songs from the Last Century (1999)
- A Year in the Life of Wham! as Told by George Michael (Smash Hits Yearbook, 1986)
- George Michael: Artist or Airhead? (Musician, 1988)
- George Michael: The Reluctant Pop Star (Calendar Magazine, Sept 1990)
- Older (1996)