Music From The Edge Of Heaven Import
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|1. The Edge Of Heaven|
|3. I'm Your Man|
|4. Wham! Rap '86|
|5. A Different Corner|
|6. Blue (Live In China)|
|7. Where Did Your Heart Go?|
|8. Last Christmas|
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The others include "A Different Corner", which was a George Michael single, issued and listed as a single under his name only in early 1986, and which had charted before this album was released.
"I'm Your Man" had also run up and back down the charts before this album came out, having been released in '85. The version on here is longer than the single version. "Wham! Rap '86" is a "re-make" of a song from the group's debut album, in which George claims to have "street credibility" (!) I like the song, but I don't what street he thinks he has credibility on, other than maybe Sesame Street. 2Pac he ain't.
"Blue" is a live version of a song that was originally released around the time of the band's debut album, and "Last Christmas" is from 1984, which was two years before this album.
Overall, the album is pretty good and bridges the gap between the overly-sugary sound of "Make It Big" and George's more "serious" songs and sound on "Faith". The sexual overtones in "Battlestations" give a hint of what was to come with songs like "I Want Your Sex" and "Father Figure" and "The Edge of Heaven" has a flavor similar to "Look at Your Hands" and "Hard Day".
In the alternative, you could buy the import album called "The Final", which was the UK version of this album and is a true greatest hits collection.Read more ›
Being critical of this is like denouncing fascism, I mean, this is just 80s dance pop, but it's continually futile attempts at significance makes it SEEM so labored. By all means, skip this and buy one of the imported Greatest Hits albums or "Make It Big".Read more ›
"Edge of Heaven": I really like this song. It reminds me of "Wake Me Up Before...". I really danceable song.
"Battlestations": I didn't like this one at first(first thought it was about battle ships). But after listening to the whole song for the first time, I liked it. The lyrics are more solo-George than Wham.
"I'm Your Man": The part where Andrew crashes the motorcycle was VERY cheesy, but it's a good song nonetheless. But while I was looking at the lyrics, I came across an interesting line: "So why waste time/with the other guys/when you can have mine" then the line "Baby your friends do not need to know! ". Was he pointing out his sexual preference at that time but no one noticed?
"Wham Rap '86": I heard this one before I heard the original, so I lean towards this one more. If it makes sense, this was a more "mature" "Wham Rap". But the original is the better one to dance to.
"A Different Corner": To me, this doesn't sound much like a Wham song(like "Battlestations"). It might explain why it's on George's solo CD.
"Blue(live in China)":It has a nice beat and it sounds good for a live song.
"Where Did Your Heart Go?": I think this was a pretty good song as well. I got a good laugh out of the line "We'll share a rusty can of corn". The sax gives it a nice touch.
"Last Christmas": I think this was one of the best Christmas songs of the 80s. It also doubles as a sad love song.
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Has a couple of songs that are only available on this set. Not the definitive collection but any Wham fan would want to pick this set up for sure and the price is very nice.Published on Jan. 27 2014 by Jason Groulx
The musical world was really going through a transition in 1986. Oh, and so was I, as I just graduated high school, and one of the things that surprised me was that Wham! Read morePublished on Aug. 9 2003 by Daniel J. Hamlow
We only bought this CD for this very special song. No Christmas is complete without this song!Published on Dec 10 2002 by Louis Kameltoe
"Music from the Edge of Heaven" was Wham!'s farewell disc, a fine blend of sunny pop and blue-eyed soul. Read morePublished on Dec 18 2001 by The Groove
This CD is white hot from the first tract to the last with the exception of "Wham Rap 86" terrible attempt to "rap". Read morePublished on Oct. 26 2001
As John Lydon might say " This is not an album review!" This is one review of one song and after considerate review Last Christmas is by far one of the finest pop tunes ever... Read morePublished on Sept. 25 2001 by Jess
A couple of the tracks are mediocre, but there are a lot of great ones too. Wham! is Wham! Most people either love them or hate them. Read morePublished on July 18 2000 by Morado
Edge of Heaven - some would say Wham's finest moments. Well, the big hits are here - "I'm your man", "Edge of Heaven" et al. Read morePublished on April 24 2000 by Richard
We are ardent listener of WHAM music album, but George Micheal voice is that we are after. It was a great relief to get it in a CD. Thanks againPublished on Aug. 1 1999