Posted by DjPaulT on March 31st, 2016
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990
“Freedom ’90” (also known simply as “Freedom”) is a song written, produced,and performed by George Michael, and released on Columbia Records in 1990. The “’90” added to the end of the title is to prevent confusion with a hit by Michael’s former band, Wham!, also titled “Freedom”.
It was the third single taken from Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, “Freedom ’90” was one of a few uptempo songs on this album, it was also a major hit and went to #8 in the US. The song is referring to George’s past success with Wham! but also shows a new side of himself as a new man, who is more cynical about the music business than he had been before. Michael refused to appear in the video and let a group of supermodels appear instead, lip-syncing the lyrics.
George Michael performed the song during the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
“Freedom (Edit)” is exclusive to this UK promo.
Freedom (Edit) 4:33
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
U.S. CHART HISTORY:
|1990||Freedom||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#8|
|1990||Freedom||U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary||#27|
|1990||Freedom||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#16|
Label: Epic– PRO 609
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Promo
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop
For Promotional USe Only
Find the 7″ on DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut Carbon (DC)
Cartridge: Ortofon 2M
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck
Phono Pre-amp: Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tube: Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning: VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans: Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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