Thursday, November 30, 2023

#74-78 George Michael

George Michael has 5 cards in series 1 of 1991 Pro Set MusiCards, and we'll be taking a look at them in this post. He's also got one card in the UK edition and a promo card ("different font" type).

Here's a pleasant enough shot of George deep in thought whilst inside on a sunny day, perhaps longing to be out on the pitch kicking around the football with the fellas, but alas he's got a photoshoot to pose for. This same photo is used less successfully on his card in the UK edition, with the logo moved down to the opposite corner and the cropping covering some of his hair.

There's a new Wham! documentary on Netflix that's supposed to be pretty good. I've been meaning to check it out.

Pro Set must have designed this one to also work as a relic or autograph card. LOL, JK
But no, really, that would look great with a big metallic ink signature on the left, right?

Back photo is from the same "brick wall" shoot but with a little less smile.

George Michael - "Careless Whisper"

This pic with the guitar is the same as the unnumbered promo card.

Gotta admit I'm rushing through writing this post late in the day here on November 30th in order to keep my string of monthly posting intact.

His arms look rather hairy on this one. 

George Michael - "Monkey"

I had Faith on a cassette I dubbed from my aunt sometime around 1989. I still really enjoy several songs on that one. My mom got Listen Without Prejudice back then as a Columbia House CD, and I think I played it more than she did through the 90s, though really only "Freedom '90" and "Praying For Time" clicked with me.

George Michael - "Praying For Time"

If this one wasn't labeled as George Michael, it might've taken me a minute to figure out who was pictured. Looks kinda like Jim from The Office here.

This back photo looks like a mugshot from that earlier "hairy arms" photoshoot. 

George Michael's last few chapters took a sour turn and he had his share of controversy and scandal. Sucks that he had to go through what he did and tragically died before his time.

But yeah, quality singer with an impressive catalog. Any George Michael favorite tunes you wanna mention or stories to share? Much thanks as always.