Excellent Solo Debut - Always a man with convictions
J. Amedio | Chicago, Illinois | 02/03/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"It's been just under two decades since this was originally released in 1987. I still play this cd and sing along. The music on this disc was so different from some of the other music dominating the charts then i.e. Madonna's "Like A Prayer"; Janet Jackson "Nasty Boys." George's singing on this disc is wonderful. He has so much color and character from song to song. The reggae beat and his gentle but masculine voice on Everything I Own (and given that he was in and out of the news for so much fallout with Culture Club, Marilyn, drug use) there is a genuine quality that was just not heard on the radio then. Little Ghost - listen to it and hear the parallels to his life, the life of youthful partying and mornings after. He's often singin about heartbreak and longing but with strength and conviction. And to listen to him sing "To Be Reborn" leaves me with the feeling of certainy that George will always find a way to remain a working artist in one manner or another. As long as he has something to say (and when doesn't he) he will be heard. I think it's simply tragic that the industry seems to have shut him out. Maybe he's too outspoken but we'be had enough wallflowers. It saddens me to see th elikes of George and Pete Burns get pushed by the way side."