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September 7, 2017 6:05 AM   Subscribe

Nile Rodgers was working with George Michael on remaking Fantasy, an outtake/b-side from 1990's Listen Without Prejudice sessions, when the singer unexpectedly died last December. The remade track Fantasy ft. Nile Rodgers was just released. posted by hippybear (11 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Ironically, I was just thinking of the original B-side the other day. I think it was on the flip side of the 45 for "Father Figure".

Hi, I have just thoroughly dated myself in at least three different ways.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 6:41 AM on September 7 [3 favorites]

Wow! Fantastic!!!!
posted by Malla at 7:12 AM on September 7

I miss George Michael but this isn't what I want to hear. Careless Whisper is in my top 109. This will not make it into it. Thanks for the post though, down the GM rabbit hole I go.
posted by unliteral at 7:18 AM on September 7 [2 favorites]

Killer guitar sound. That's gotta be "The Hitmaker".
posted by rlk at 7:57 AM on September 7 [1 favorite]

Nice blend of George Michael's consistently great vocals and Nile Rogers' distinctive guitar sound. Better mixing than the original in the other video linked. At least on my tv's speakers.

Would have been excellent, if someone could have resisted the tempation to add that unfortunate robo-tuned vocal twister motif.
posted by monopas at 10:49 AM on September 7 [2 favorites]

I love it! Thank you for posting. I'm a big fan of his outside/fastlove/star people/freeek kind of sound, and this is along the same line. Good stuff!
posted by greermahoney at 4:13 PM on September 7

It was the b-side for Freedom 90.

I actually track the original version of song into Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 between Cowboys And Angels and Waiting For That Day, where it sits perfectly as a little funky horn jam.

I'd have to listen to the new version again, but my initial response was that George has never really had his vocals manipulated like that before and I wasn't sure if I liked it.
posted by hippybear at 5:52 PM on September 7 [1 favorite]

Killer guitar sound. That's gotta be "The Hitmaker".

losing "The Hitmaker" on the train
posted by thelonius at 6:10 PM on September 7

The "hmm" at 3:09 kills me.
posted by greermahoney at 11:44 PM on September 7 [2 favorites]

George has never really had his vocals manipulated like that before...

The vocal manipulation reminded me of his "Hard Day" track. This is crazier than that, but reminiscent.
posted by greermahoney at 10:21 AM on September 8

Just used this for a disco style line dance in my cardio dance class. Everyone loved it!
posted by Malla at 8:56 AM on September 13

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