Offered for sale is a limited edition Japanese picture disc of Make It Big by Wham!, including the original obi.
About this copy: This copy of Make It Big is an original 1984 Japanese pressing on the Epic label.
The cover is VG++, with slight edge and corner wear. The obi is M-. The insert is VG++, with a few wrinkles.
The picture disc is M- and may be unplayed.
A nice copy of a scarce picture disc, and the first copy we’ve ever had for sale.
Background: Released in 1984, Make It Big was the second album by Wham!
The album reached #1 on both the U.S. and UK charts, and has sold more than ten million copies.
The title was a promise to themselves, Wham!’s assurance that they would make it big after struggling out of the gates the first time out. They succeeded on a grander scale than they ever could have imagined, conquering the world and elsewhere with this effervescent set of giddy new wave pop-soul, thereby making George Michael a superstar and consigning Andrew Ridgeley to the confines of Trivial Pursuit. It was so big and the singles were so strong that it’s easy to overlook its patchwork qualities. It’s no longer than eight tracks, short even for the pre-CD era, and while the four singles are strong, the rest is filler, including an Isley Brothers cover. … Then, there’s the concluding “Careless Whisper,” a soulful slow one where Michael regrets a one-night stand over a richly seductive background and a yearning saxophone. It was an instant classic, and it was the first indication of George Michael’s strengths as a pop craftsman — which means it points the way to Faith, not the halfhearted Edge of Heaven.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1984|