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George Michael: Twenty Five
George Michael Twenty Five
Actor: George Michael
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
2006     3hr 25min


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Actor: George Michael
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Musicals & Performing Arts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Musicals & Performing Arts
Studio: Sony Bmg Europe
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 11/13/2006
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 3hr 25min
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Import
Languages: English
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"Twenty Five" is the Real Deal
Carl Peterson | 01/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Note: This review is based on the UK release of "Twenty Five."

"Twenty Five" is George Michael's 'Best of' music video collection to accompany the album of the same name. Simply put, it's fantastic. George Michael has created some of the best pop music out there in his 25 years in the business and his videos are every bit as good. Ever emotionally engrossing and visually stimulating, few of these videos aren't worth watching again and again.

Everything you would expect to be here is, and some things you wouldn't expect are pleasant surprises.

Disc 1:

Club Tropicana (WHAM!)
Wake Me Up Before You Go Go (WHAM!)
Freedom (WHAM!)
Last Christmas (WHAM!)
Everything She Wants (WHAM!)
I'm Your Man (WHAM!)
The Edge of Heaven (WHAM!)
Careless Whisper (on a WHAM! album, but it was his first solo gig)
A Different Corner
I Knew You Were Waiting (For Me)
I Want Your Sex
Father Figure
One More Try
Kissing a Fool
Freedom '90
Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me (Live With Elton John)
Too Funky

Disc 2:

Jesus to a Child
Spin the Wheel
As (with Mary J. Blidge)
John and Elvis are Dead
Flawless (Go to the City)
Shoot the Dog
An Easier Affair
If I Told You That (with Whitney Houston)
Waltz Away Dreaming (Toby Bourke)
Somebody to Love (live with Queen)
I Can't Make You Love Me (live)
Star People (live)
You Have Been Loved (live)
Papa Was a Rollin' Stone
Round Here

I don't consider it a big deal, but one of the more controversial videos is the "toned down" version. In 2002, George wrote a song called "Shoot the Dog" about UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, US President Bush and unrest in the Middle East. Most of the video remains intact, but references to drug use and the "puppet in bed" gag have been removed. Not a huge deal but worth noting.

Conclusion: I cannot endorse this set enough. These videos are visually distinctive masterpieces of the medium. If you enjoy music, videos or music videos, I would encourage you to check this set out."
"George, I want your ..., your too funky"
Nikkles | New Zealand | 03/08/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the perfect dvd for every woman who has/had a total crush on George Michael. If you remember those days "leather jacket, stone washed Jeans, singlet/shirt or tee, boots, the stubble, the blonde, short back and sides, those dark glasses, the way he shook his booty, his dreamy intense eyes staring back at you from the t.v set". Twenty five includes songs from wham and songs spanning his 25 years as an artist, I am totally hooked on this definative two disc collection, Michaels' versatility and vocal range in Pop, Rock, Soul, R & B, Dance, Jazz. It is all here, George Michael is an amazing performer to watch, you are drawn in, he has great on screen chemistry in the duets and in his solo efforts, the camera loves him. Put your feet up and enjoy a solid three and a half hours of pure entertainment, the quality is perfect. These Dvds include offensive language and Sexual references.

Disc One 5/5

Club Tropicana- Wham
Wake Me up before you go go-wham
Last Christmas-wham
Everything She Want's-Wham
I'm your Man-wham
The Edge Of Heaven-wham
Careless Whisper-
A different Corner-
I knew You Were Waiting for Me-With Aretha Franklin
I wan't your Sex-
Father Figure-
One More Try-
Kissing A fool-
Freedom 90-
Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me- With Elton John
Too Funky-

Disc Two 4/5

Jesus Too a Child-
Spinning the wheel-
As-With Mary J Blige
John and Elvis are Dead-
Flawless (go to the city)-
Shoot the Dog-
An Easier Affair-
If I told You That-With Whitney Houston
Waltz Away Dreaming-With Toby ?
Somebody Too Love-with Queen
I can't make you Love Me-
Star People 97-
You Have Been Loved-
Killer/ Papa Was A Rollin Stone-
Round Here-"
True Talent always survives
Cos1 | Northern VA USA | 05/08/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I'm in the US and very happy this DVD was available to purchase without going through the hassle of trying to find all of these songs/videos in one place. The U.S. deserted George Michael. Because of the LA incident and lawsuit with Sony, the US is not seeing his talent the way the rest of the world is. MTV and VH1 don't play his videos although they are made extremely well and probably would be requested. His 96 Unplugged is one of the best yet is very rarely seen on VH1. Can't understand why Sony/Epic aren't pushing his concert or music at all.

He has a great following on Youtube and his talent really shows through there thanks to his fans. He's not even included in the 80's show they are now showing. Justin Timberlake and Michael Buble have definitely been influenced by GM but have a long way to go to even grace his presence. He has one of the best voices out there and is a true showman. There are 3 unplugged songs on this DVD. I wish there were more. I would have loved to have seen the Unplugged Freedom version, but will take what I can get. His live performances are uncomparable to others because of his most gifted voice. The man can sing anything and at 44 still has a powerful voice. I hope he keeps putting out more of his videos and music in America. He still has alot of hard core fans here. I think that will be known when he starts doing his concerts. If you like POP heavy on the R&B influence, George is your man. Put the cd/dvd in the car radio, turn it up and just drive. You'll be singing along in traffic before you know it."
You will get this if you are a George Michael fanatic!
Chrissy | Chicago, IL USA | 03/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I got it, I love it, I'd die if I didn't have it. Yeah, there are some videos that are on other compilations, but it wouldn't be cool to be without the new videos from the 25 album."