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‘George Michael Freedom Uncut’ Doc Trailer Released: Look + Listen

Some two months ahead of the film’s global June 22 release, the trailer for “George Michael Freedom Uncut” has just been released.

Narrated and co-directed by the superstar singer/songwriter himself, Michael can be heard talking about his feelings on early fame, stating “I can’t really explain how overwhelming that kind of hysteria can be. I remember thinking I really don’t know if I’ll ever do this again.”

The doc provides a behind-the-scenes look into embattled artist’s personal and public persona as cameras followed him around during the turbulent period after the release of the “Faith” LP leading up to, during, and after the recording of “Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1” in 1990. The legendary singer — who passed away prematurely on Dec. 25, 2016 at the age of just 53 — can be heard talking about his legacy, saying: “I want to leave songs, I believe I can leave songs that will mean something to other generations.”

Weaving the story together are archival footage and interviews with many of his Michael’s collaborators including Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Jean-Paul Gaultier, James Corden, Tony Bennett, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patitz all appear.

In a statement about the project, Tom Mackay, President, Premium Content, Sony Music Entertainment said “George Michael was an inspiring artist whose story deserves to be shared on the big screen globally.” “In honor of George’s birthday this June, we are thrilled to be working with David Austin and our partners at Trafalgar Releasing to bring fans unprecedented access to his extraordinary life both on and off stage.”

Michael’s last single, “This Is How (We Want You To Get High),” was released in 2019 as a tie in with the film, “Last Christmas,” a movie inspired by the work of the late singer-songwriter.

George’s third studio album “Older” will be re-released on vinyl later this year on July 8 as part of a box set.

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Author: Al Denté

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