A new track from George Michael has just been released. It’s Wild Is The Wind, recorded live at Air Studios in London in 2011. The song is taken from the forthcoming Symphonica album. It’s the slow version of the song, and doesn’t include the switch to the funky up-tempo version that George performed on tour. The fabulous new version of Praying For Time that George performed on tour is also released today as a free download from George’s web-site.
The full 18-track listing for the forthcoming Symphonica album is below (note that in some formats there will be fewer than 18 tracks). The music was produced by George Michael and Phil Ramone, and the album executive produced by David Austin. As you’ll see this is, in fact, mostly a studio album, rather than a live album:
1. Through – 2011 Air Studios
2. My Baby Just Cares For Me – 2011 Air Studios
3. A Different Corner – 2011 Air Studios
4. Praying For Time – 2011 Air Studios
5. Let Her Down Easy – 2011 Royal Albert Hall
6. The First Time Ever I Saw Her Face
7. Feeling Good – 2011 Air Studios
8. John And Elvis Are Dead – 2011 Air Studios
9. Roxanne – 2011 Air Studios
10. One More Try – 2011 Air Studios
11. Going To A Town – 2011 Air Studios
12. Cowboys and Angels – 2011 Air Studios
13. Idol – 2011 Royal Albert Hall
14. Brother Can You Spare A Dime – 2011 Air Studios
15. You Have Been Loved – 2011 Air Studios
16. Wild Is The Wind – 2011 Air Studios
17. You’ve Changed – 2011 Air Studios
18. I Remember You – 2011 Air Studios
The Symphonica album will be released on 17 March 2014. The lead single from the album will be – Let Her Down Easy recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
The video for the single is being directed by Vaughan Arnell, who has previously directed George’s videos for Outside, Fastlove and Spinning The Wheel. The Symphonica album is available for pre-order from today. The album will be promoted via a documentary about Symphonica, featuring live concert footage recorded the Paris Opera House in September 2012.
If you’re in the UK and pre-order the album via George’s on-line store, you’ll be automatically entered into a competition draw to get a ticked to an exclusive screening of the Symphonica documentary. Or, if you prefer, you can enter for free.
To enter for free, just e-mail your full name, age and address to contests@GeorgeMichael.com.
The closing date is 10 March 2014. There will be 50 winners (the prize is tickets for you and one guest), who should be free to attend the screening in London during the week of 17 March.