1 September 2014 - 'Symphonica' released on double gatefold vinyl

'Symphonica' has been released on limited edition, double gatefold vinyl today. The 'Symphonica' double LP, wich was recorded during George Michael's highly acclaimed 2011/2012 tour of the same name, comprises lovingly arranged and sung versions of carefully selected highlights from George's sumptuous back catalogue plus interpretations of songs by some of his favourite artists.

31 July 2014 - 'Symphonica' to be released on vinyl

September 1st will see a limited edition release of Symphonica on double-gatefold vinyl.

'Symphonica', which was first released on March 17, 2014 became George's ninth British number 1 and went on to top the charts all over the world. Produced by George Michael and the legendary Phil Ramone, the 'Symphonica' album was the second time Michael and Ramone had combined their talents. The pair first collaborated on George's hugely successful Grammy nominated 1999 album 'Songs From The Last Century'. Ramone died in March 2013 and 'Symphonica' was his final work.

The Symphonica album was originally released on March 17 2014 in Deluxe 17-Track CD Edition, Standard 14-Track CD, Standard 14-Track Digital, Deluxe 17-Track Digital and Pure Audio Blu Ray.

Pre-order your copy of Symphonica on vinyl through and you could be one of ten lucky fans who receive their copies autographed by George Michael himself!

You can also pre-order a copy via Amazon.

1 July 2014 - George Michael to release 'Feeling Good'

On August 18, George Michael will release his single 'Feeling Good' accompanied by a stunning music video featuring American burlesque sensation Dita Von Teese. This will be George's third single from his critically acclaimed No. 1 album 'Symphonica'.

'Feeling Good' was written by English songwriters Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse and is featured in the 1964 musical 'The Roar of the Greasepaint – The Smell of the Crowd'. 'Feeling Good' is available to download now from the album Symphonica across all digital retail platforms through Virgin EMI/Universal.

15 April 2014 - George Michael releases music video for new single, 'Going To A Town'

6 April 2014 - George Michael confirms second 'Symphonica' single

George Michael releases, 'Going To A Town'; his new single, to UK radio on Monday 7, April 2014.

'Going to A Town' is the second single from the Number 1, and current certified Gold album, 'Symphonica'. The new single is now available for download from 'Symphonica', across all digital retail platforms. 'Going to A Town' was written and originally performed and produced by Rufus Wainwright. It featured on the Canadian-American's 2007 album, 'Release The Stars'. George Michael's emotionally-charged version was a highlight of his critically acclaimed Symphonica tour of 2011/12.

Like its predecessor, 'Let Her Down Easy', 'Going To A Town' will be accompanied by a video.

23 March 2014 - Symphonica has gone straight in at Nr 1 on the UK's Official Albums Chart

George Michael has beaten Kylie Minogue in the race to this week’s Official Number 1 album to score his seventh UK chart-topper with Symphonica!

It was an epic battle pitting chart legend against chart legend, and fan against fan, but only one star could emerge victorious in the race to this week’s Official Number 1 album… According to the Official Charts Company’s sales data, George Michael’s Symphonica has beaten Kylie Minogue’s Kiss Me Once (Number 2 today) to the top spot by more than 20,000 copies, earning the former Wham! star his seventh UK Number 1 album.

Official Charts Company

22 March 2014 - George Michael to stretch chart-topping run to three decades

George Michael will stretch his run of UK No 1 albums to more than three decades this weekend as Symphonica heads to the top.

The EMI-issued album now has a sales lead of 70% over its nearest rival, Parlophone act Kylie Minogue's Kiss Me Once, according to the Official Charts Company, and will become his seventh solo chart-topper. He has also led the countdown with Wham! on two occasions.

The artist first topped the UK albums chart in July 1983 with Wham!'s debut Fanatstic, which ruled for three weeks, while as a solo act first hit No 1 in November 1987 with Faith. Six of his seven solo albums before Symphonica made No 1, with 1999's Songs From The Last Century stopping at No 2, while he last reached No 1 with the retrospective Twenty Five in November 2006.

Music Week

21 March 2014 - George Michael performing 'Roxanne'

20 March 2014 - George Michael performing 'You Have Been Loved'

19 March 2014 - George Michael set for chart-topping return!

Congratulations to George Michael for reaching the #1 position in the midweek UK charts with Symphonica! His stunning new album has also topped the iTunes album charts and on Amazon in over 10 countries around the globe, including the UK.

"Hi everybody, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Symphonica is at this moment
sitting at No.1 in ELEVEN countries!! and it's so nice to be able to savour 
this wonderful moment sober as a judge! I LOVE YOU ALL, 
and thanks again for all your beautiful comments about the album. 
I am a lucky man!!" George Michael on Twitter 

18 March 2014 - A gift from George Michael! Download 'Song To The Siren'

To thank everyone for their support and celebrate the arrival of George's latest album, Symphonica, would like to offer the MP3 version of George Michael's rendition of 'Song To The Siren' for free.

17 March 2014 - George Michael's new album 'Symphonica' released

The day has finally arrived! George Michael's new album, 'Symphonica', is now released and available for purchase!

17 March 2014 - BBC announces George Michael world-exclusive programming

BBC Radio 2 and BBC One will broadcast world-exclusive programming featuring George Michael, giving the behind-the-scenes story of his critically acclaimed orchestral tour, 'Symphonica', as well as the highlights of a special charity performance he gave during the tour.

George gives a rare interview in BBC Radio 2's 'Up Close with George Michael' a two-part documentary which will air on Tuesday 18 and 25 March from 10 to 11pm. The documentary was recorded in October 2011, shortly before George contracted pneumonia, which forced a delay to the tour. George tells the story of the tour and the making of the album, also entitled 'Symphonica'. George talks openly about his prison experience, his drug rehabilitation and how he rewarded himself by going on tour in 2011/2012.

BBC One on 1st April presents highlights from the Symphonica concert recorded on 9 September 2012 at the Opera Garnier, Paris, a charity fundraiser for the French HIV charity Sidaction. The concert, and tour, featured George reinterpreting a selection of his own songs from his near 30-year career, as well as some of his favourite tracks by other artists, backed by a 40-piece orchestra. This particular performance made pop history as George became the first international pop star to perform in the Opera Garnier, a venue renowned for hosting classical music and opera performances.

George Michael says: "I'm delighted the BBC is broadcasting the Symphonica concert, which was recorded at the Opera Garnier in Paris, a stunning setting in which to perform a gig dedicated to a charity that's so close to my heart. It was a magical night, so I'm thrilled that fans will get the chance to experience it, as well as hearing the behind-the-scenes story on Radio 2."

'Up Close With George Michael'

16 March 2014 - George Michael 'Symphonica' promotional articles and interviews

Here are the most important articles and interviews that have been published to promote George Michael's new album Symphonica, which is out tomorrow!

Exklusiv-Interview mit George Michael - Universal International Division
George Michael: Be humble - Extract Universal Division International

Tip! Exclusive George Michael interview - Event Magazine / Mail On Sunday

George Michael: the True pictures - The Guardian / The Observer

The Observer profile: George Michael - The Guardian / The Observer

Tomorrow there will be another exclusive interview with George Michael in The Big Issue. The digital version of The Big Issue will be available here in week commencing 24th March. If you want to obtain a hard copy of The Big Issue, mail to:

3 March 2014 - George Michael celebrates the release of 'Symphonica' with 'Patience'

To celebrate the release of George Michael's highly anticipated new record Symphonica, which will drop on March 17 through Virgin EMI/Universal, you can download a live recording of 'Patience' from his recent European Symphonica tour, for free through Amazon.

Download 'Patience (Live)' at

1 March 2014 - George Michael introduces '17 Days of Symphonica' will be previewing tracks from the forthcoming 'Symphonica' album on George Michael's Facebook page. Check in daily and be the first to hear new Symphonica recordings plus sneak previews of unseen footage, ahead of the release of the highly anticipated new record, which will drop on March 17 through Virgin EMI/Universal.

21 February 2014 - Special feature on George Michael in Music Week

There is a smashing 38 page special feature on George Michael in the latest edition of Music Week. Click here to go to our Music Week page and read an interesting extract from the interview with David Joseph, Chairman and CEO of Universal UK.

4 February 2014 - George Michael 'Let Her Down Easy' by Vaughan Arnell

Following his promos for Olly Murs, Robbie Williams and One Direction last year, Vaughan Arnell delivers this sensational video for George Michael's reading of Terence Trent D'Arby's 'Let Her Down Easy'.

Model Hannah Janes
Shot in Barcelona at family-run Circus Raluy, all the cast are actual performers in the circus, with the exception of the leads - including model Hannah Janes from London. Brilliantly shot by Director of Photography Callan Green's observant camera, the promo is tinged with sadness as the tale of sexual desire unfolds – and the leading lady reveals all...

From the director:

Vaughan Arnell: "As soon as I heard George's voice it felt like only yesterday we made 'Outside'. For me, the man is timeless."

"I love working with George - he gives so much 'Freedom' to go out there and make a video. But don't get me wrong he knows every f@#king frame of the rushes. God bless you Mr Michael."

'Let Her Down Easy' Music Video Credits:

Director - Vaughan Arnell
Production Company - Rokkit
Producer - Tom Knight
Line Producer - Claire Baylin
Production Services - Manic Butterfly
Production Assistant - Declan Masterson
Director Of Photography - Callan Green
Editor - Vid Price
Editing Company - Family Editing
Colourist - James Tillett
Post Production Company - MPC
Director's Representation - Marisa Garner Associates
Label - Virgin Records
Commissioner - Caroline True

4 February 2014 - George Michael reveals music video for 'Let Her Down Easy'

3 February 2014 - George Michael reveals teaser for new single 'Let Her Down Easy'

2 February 2014 - George Michael Launches Single 'Let Her Down Easy'

The first play of  'Let Her Down Easy' will debut on radio tomorrow, 3 February at 10.00 am GMT, ahead of the song’s digital release on 17 March 2014. The track is the first to be taken from George Michael’s new album 'Symphonica'.

'Let Her Down Easy' was written and originally recorded by Terence Trent D’Arby. George performed the song on his critically-acclaimed Symphonica tour during 2011-12. It was a highlight of his tour and quickly became a fan favourite.

George Michael has shot a music video for 'Let Her Down Easy' which was directed by Vaughan Arnell. The two have previously worked together on George’s video for 'Outside'.

20 January 2014 - 'Symphonica' Release formats

'Symphonica' will be released on a hardback deluxe, 17-track CD edition; a standard 14-track CD; a standard 14-track digital version; a deluxe 17-track digital version and on pure audio Blu-Ray through Virgin EMI/Universal Music Group.

If you purchase your 'Symphonica' copy on iTunes, the exclusive bonus track, 'I Remember You', will be included.

You can pre-order your copy here:, amazon, iTunes and

Standard 14-track CD - also available as digital release

Track Listing:

1.  Through
2.  My Baby Just Cares For Me
3.  A Different Corner
4.  Praying For Time
5.  Let Her Down Easy
6.  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7.  Feeling Good
8.  John And Elvis Are Dead
9.  One More Try
10. Cowboys and Angels
11. Idol
12. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
13. Wild Is The Wind
14. You've Changed

Deluxe 17-track CD (Hardback) - Also available as digital release

Track Listing:

1.  Through
2.  My Baby Just Cares For Me
3.  A Different Corner
4.  Praying For Time
5.  Let Her Down Easy
6.  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7.  Feeling Good
8.  John And Elvis Are Dead
9.  Roxanne
10. One More Try
11. Going To A Town
12. Cowboys and Angels
13. Idol
14. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
15. You Have Been Loved
16. Wild Is The Wind
17. You've Changed

The 17-track Symphonica Deluxe Edition CD contains an extensive DVD-sized 48 page hardcover CD booklet with photos!

Pure Audio Blu-Ray 17-track Edition

Track Listing:

1.  Through
2.  My Baby Just Cares For Me
3.  A Different Corner
4.  Praying For Time
5.  Let Her Down Easy
6.  The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
7.  Feeling Good
8.  John And Elvis Are Dead
9.  Roxanne
10. One More Try
11. Going To A Town
12. Cowboys and Angels
13. Idol
14. Brother Can You Spare A Dime
15. You Have Been Loved
16. Wild Is The Wind
17. You've Changed

 20 January 2014 - George Michael to release new album 'Symphonica'

George Michael continues his extraordinary career when he releases 'Symphonica', his sixth solo album, on March 17.

'Symphonica' was recorded during the tour of the same name of 2011 and '12 and was produced by the legendary Phil Ramone alongside George Michael himself.

Also on March 17, Symphonica's lead single 'Let Her Down Easy' will be released on iTunes/digital platforms accompanied by a new video directed by Vaughan Arnell.

Produced by Phil Ramone and George Michael, 'Symphonica' will be released on a hardback deluxe, 17-track CD edition; a standard 14-track CD; a standard 14-track digital version; a deluxe 17-track digital version and on pure audio Blu-Ray through Virgin EMI/Universal Music Group

To coincide with the announcement of 'Symphonica', from Monday January 20, George is donating a track from the album ' 'Praying For Time' - for free download.

Full details can be found on

NB. Zowel het album als de single komen in Nederland op 14 maart 2014 uit!