Offered for sale is a limited edition Japanese picture disc of Fantastic by Wham!, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Fantastic is a 1984 Japanese limited edition picture disc on the Epic label.
The cover is M-, with a very minor bit of corner wear and a spot or two of foxing on the back cover.
The obi is M-.
The picture disc is M- and may be unplayed.
A nice copy of a scarce Wham!/George Michael LP.
Background: Released in 1983, Fantastic was the debut LP by Wham!
The album reached #38 on the U.S. charts but reached #1 on the UK album charts.
Fantastic is the misguided 1983 debut release from the U.K. duo Wham. With Fantastic, George Michael and partner Andrew Ridgeley introduced themselves as leather jacket-clad, street-smart “rebels.” This approach proved wildly popular in the U.K., where Fantastic was a Top Ten hit, but the album went largely unnoticed in the States. While Fantastic showcases the ability of the young (20 at the time of the album’s release) George Michael to craft engaging, hook-filled melodies, much of the material on Fantastic suffers from the duo’s pretentious, tough-guy posturing. … Fantastic isn’t a good album, but it’s oddly entertaining. It’s certainly interesting hearing the difference between the frothy Fantastic and Michael’s later, “serious” solo work like Listen Without Prejudice and Older. And Fantastic is also good for a few chuckles. Unfortunately, that probably wasn’t George Michael’s intention. But even he might get a good laugh out of it.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1984|