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George Michael – Freedom (Edit) (UK 7″ Promo)

Posted by DjPaulT on March 31st, 2016

BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1990

A. Front

“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.

SIDE A:
Freedom (Edit) 4:33

SIDE B:
Fantasy 5:01

VINYL GRADE:
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint

U.S. CHART HISTORY:

Year Single Chart Position
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

 

RELEASE INFORMATION:
Label: Epic‎– PRO 609
Format: Vinyl, 7″, Promo
Country: UK
Released: 1990
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Style: Downtempo, Synth-pop

CREDITS:
Design [Sleeve Design] – George Michael, Simon Halfon
Engineer – C. Porter*
Photography – Russell Young
Producer, Arranged By, Written-By – George Michael

NOTES:
For Promotional USe Only

Find the 7″ on DISCOGS

B. Back

EQUIPMENT USED:
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

SOFTWARE USED:
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

RESTORATION NOTES:
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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Password: burningtheground

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27 Responses to “George Michael – Freedom (Edit) (UK 7″ Promo)”

  1. Hugh Says:

    Thanks so much.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Hugh 🙂

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  2. André Says:

    Thank you, Paul! One of his most iconic songs. Although a hit in the US, it only just limped into the Top 30 here in the UK. Shameful! Please post any more of George Michael if you have anything!

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    David Reply:

    If you like more of George Michael, check out Paul’s rips of the Wham catalogue he did last year. All of his single releases got a rip upload and also some of his solo material.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Yep you are correct David pretty much the entire Wham! catalog is represented 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome André 🙂

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  3. omar Says:

    Thanks Paul.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Omar 🙂

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  4. Osc Says:

    404 on 24/96 flac.

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It’s now working Osc 🙂

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    Osc Reply:

    Thank you. 🙂

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  5. atahualpaFX Says:

    I get the same 404 error as Osc.

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    Ziv Reply:

    Same here

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    It should be working now I apologize for the trouble guys 🙂

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    atahualpaFX Reply:

    You TRULY are the greatest, Paul. Thank you very much. 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you atahualpaFX 🙂

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  6. Junior Says:

    Great to see more George Michael posted. This is one of my favourite singles.

    Thanks Paul 🙂

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    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Junior. Enjoy!

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  7. J Says:

    I’m getting this one just for the (non LP) B-Side which is very good. Thank you Paul!

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  8. JustMe Says:

    The B-side “Fantasy” is the real find here, a GREAT danceable track from the Faith sessions I believe. Would have been a welcome jolt on the Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 album.

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  9. Davos Via 45 Says:

    For some songs a shorter edit of an album version works well but not in this case, Freedom 90 is a long burner, it just flows on and on, so this edit misses a large chunk of a great song. Fantasy is also a cool track, it’s on the remastered CD version of Faith and a just slightly altered, but also a very funky version called Fantasy 98 is on the Outside maxi-cd. Nice reminder Paul!

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  10. Peter Says:

    many thanks~ Paul

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  11. Lleo Says:

    Hello,
    This is my remix:
    George Michael – father figure (classic club mix).
    Good listening.
    link: https://youtu.be/bz5BZ9Un0OU

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  12. Jeff Says:

    I can never get enough of George!! So talented and handsome too!! Excellent to hear the seven inch edit of “Freedom 90” too! I love that you’re a completest Paul!! And that flip-side, is marvelous. I bought the original CD5 back in the day, and “Fantasy” was the jam. My friend Bruce and I couldn’t get enough of this song then and so many memories kept rushing back. George is a beautiful gift. And Paul!! You’re like psychic. I just read that Wham!’s “Make It Big” is going to get an expanded release called, “Make It Bigger” and I immediately thought of you. There’s going to be a lot of things from the vault on here. Can’t wait to order a copy myself!!

    Cheers!!

    Jeff

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    David Reply:

    Sadly Jeff, the Make It Bigger issue seemed to be an april fools joke. Such a shame but we do get an anniversary edition of Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 later this year.

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    Jeff Reply:

    Say it isn’t so David. I am heart-broken! It was something I was determined to have and now, wow, I’m really saddened about the news. I do get really blue over these types of things, because it’s so rare to get a complete package of something one longs for. Thankfully there’s Paul to make so many of our musical quests concrete.

    Have a nice day.

    Jeff

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  13. PopRevolver Says:

    Thank you so much!

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