Wednesday, 2 March 2011

George Michael - True Faith, out March 13th

Heads-up all you George Michael fans - the big guy's releasing a cover of New Order's True Faith in time for this year's Comic Relief appeal. All proceeds from the record - both George's own earnings and New Order's royalties for the use of the track - are due to go to the charity.

UPDATE: True Faith hit iTunes on March 13th as promised. Click the button below to buy it from iTunes, or you can use the Amazon link if you want the physical CD version, released on March 14th.


There's a sneak preview of George Michael's version of True Faith on - hit play below to listen now. If for any reason the player below doesn't work, you can still stream True Faith now - just click here to open George's official website in a new tab/window and the stream should be on the front page.

If you want the CD single version of True Faith, which is due to be released on March 14th, you can pre-order it now from Amazon here.

For any of you who don't remember the original, just hit play below for a reminder.

I'm not sure what angle George will take on this one, but it's bound to be good either way - whether he breaks the usual charity-song mould by keeping the fairly upbeat rhythm, or opts instead to push the sentiment of the lyrics, which could actually prove pretty haunting.


Nickie @ Typecast said...

He will ruin it. RUIN IT!! Unless it will actually be very very funny. Hhmmmm the more I think about this the more I think it will actually work.

Do you not think he's going to do a Glee-style mash-up with his original song, "Faith"??

I. Am. A. Genius! Gotta go... Lenny is on the phone...

bobble said...

Don't you mean a Wagner-style mash-up? Could be good either way...!

I actually quite like some of GM's music so I'm willing to give it a chance, hopefully he at least does SOMETHING to it and doesn't just directly rehash the original.

If I Could Escape . . . said...

Well, I for one can't wait. As a chick who loves New Order and George Michael, I think it's gonna be fab! ;_

bobble said...

Good point - I hadn't really thought much about the New Order angle on things. Looking at it as a combination of the two (GM + NO), it definitely ought to be pretty decent!

Nickie @ Typecast said...

George Michael and Nickie O'Hara - yes - that's a fab combination!

bobble said...

Hah, less 'New Order', more like 'New World Order'... not sure the planet could handle that one, Nickie!

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