Older is the title of the third studio album by English singer-songwriter George Michael, which was released on 13 May 1996 in Europe by Virgin Records and Aegean Records. The American release, which occurred one day later, was the first album released by DreamWorks Records[^2^].
The album marked a change in Michael's musical style, as he moved away from the pop and dance music of his previous albums and embraced a more mature and soulful sound. The album was also influenced by his personal struggles, such as the death of his lover Anselmo Feleppa and his legal battle with Sony Music. The album received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, selling over 8 million copies worldwide. It spawned six singles, including \"Jesus to a Child\", \"Fastlove\", \"Spinning the Wheel\", \"Older\", \"Star People '97\" and \"You Have Been Loved\".
If you are a fan of George Michael and want to listen to his Older album, you can download it for free from the Internet Archive[^1^]. The archive contains the complete album in MP3 format, as well as a desktop theme for Windows 95/98/ME/XP. You can also stream the album online or buy it from various online platforms.George Michael: A Biography of the Pop Icon
George Michael was born as Georgios Kyriacos Panayiotou on June 25, 1963, in East Finchley, London. His father was a Greek Cypriot restaurateur who had immigrated to England in the 1950s, and his mother was an English dancer. He had two sisters, Yioda and Melanie. Michael developed an interest in music at an early age and learned to play the piano and guitar. He attended Bushey Meads School, where he met his future bandmate Andrew Ridgeley. The two shared a love of pop music and formed a band called Wham! in 1981.
Wham! became one of the most successful pop duos of the 1980s, with hits like \\\"Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go\\\", \\\"Last Christmas\\\", \\\"Careless Whisper\\\", and \\\"Everything She Wants\\\". They sold over 30 million records worldwide and became the first Western pop group to perform in China in 1985. They also participated in charity events such as Band Aid and Live Aid. However, Michael wanted to pursue a more mature and artistic direction as a solo artist, and Wham! disbanded in 1986 after a farewell concert at Wembley Stadium.
Michael's solo career took off with his debut album Faith in 1987, which sold over 25 million copies worldwide and won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. The album featured four number-one singles on the Billboard Hot 100: \\\"Faith\\\", \\\"Father Figure\\\", \\\"One More Try\\\", and \\\"Monkey\\\". Michael also collaborated with other artists such as Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Whitney Houston, and Queen. His second solo album, Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, was released in 1990 and was more introspective and socially conscious than his previous work. It included the hit single \\\"Freedom! '90\\\", which featured supermodels Naomi Campbell, Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Cindy Crawford, and Tatjana Patitz in its iconic music video. 29c81ba772