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Music Review of the '80s: George Michael

Adrian Deevoy, Q, January 1990

A year and a half on from Wham!'s last concert, George Michael's solo career was ripening nicely as 1988 began. His hugely successful album debut, Faith, had just come out, and in February he set off on a world tour, punctuated with an appearance at the Nelson Mandela show in Wembley. It was a year in which he shook off the old image and established himself as a credible adult performer. And it was a year that was liberally sprinkled with hits off Faith, like 'Father Figure', 'Monkey' and 'Kissing A Fool'. Michael is now finishing his follow-up album.

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