Quote from the article ‘Faith’ proved George Michael was a superstar. ‘Patience’ proved he was a great” written by Chris Richards for the Washington Post on December 27, 2016.
“Patience” was a bigger hit in Europe than it was it was in the States, so if you weren’t listening then, please listen now. You’ll hear songs about ecstatic bonds (“Amazing”), perilous romances (“Cars and Trains”), dark family secrets (“My Mother Had a Brother), courageous dream chasers (“Flawless (Go to the City)”), deceased lovers (“Please Send Me Someone (Anselmo’s Song)”) and more. It’s dizzying, just like life, and the entire thing is held together by the intimacy of Michael’s vocal delivery – that warm, sandpapery pillow-talk that could soar without warning.
Michael once said that “Patience” captured his most confident songwriting since his rookie days in Wham!, and across these songs, the man sounds more “absolutely serious about pop music” than he ever did. He also promised that it would be his last album. Nobody wanted to believe him – then or now.
- George Michael on Anselmo Feleppa
- ‘Faith’ proved George Michael was a superstar. ‘Patience’ proved he was a great.
- George Michael Interview with Capital FM Radio with Dr. Fox (Dec 1998)
- George Michael’s Oprah Winfrey Show Interview (2004)
- George Michael’s Interview with the Gay Magazine ‘The Advocate’ (1999)