Michael reportedly pitched Trojan Souls to Sony and recorded the album between 1991 and 1993 during his legal fight with the label. He mentions in the video that the record was due to come out on Warner Brothers. Michael stopped working on music after the death of Feleppa, who he called the first love of his life and who he met at the Rock in Rio concert in 1991. He would later write the No. 1 hit Jesus to a Child for Feleppa. George Michael fans have long circulated audio bootlegs of the Trojan Souls tracks, most of which are only in instrumental form as the project was never finished. They include This Kind of Love, One Day I’ll Know, Maybe It’s Not Your Time and Galaxy, as well as a number of untitled tracks. Anselmo Feleppa greets George Michael in an unreleased video filmed in the early ’90s.
The Trojan Souls" ( unfinished album). In 1993 George and cousin Andros had an amazing idea; to create an album written and produced by George Michael, with other major artists (. Stevie Wonder, Seal, Janet Jackson) to record the songs. This project was called ’The Trojan Souls’, and in 1993 Warner Brother gave George and Andros a Million Dollars to produce it. George spent countless hours in the studio writing and recording the tracks. The resulting work would have become an George Michael classic. Unfortunately due to devastating personal events, George was unable to continue.
In 1993 George Michael and his cousin Andros Giorgiou had an amazing idea - to create an album written and produced by George, with other major artists (. It was going to be a collection of duets, featuring George singing with several artists including: Seal, Sade, Janet Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Bryan Ferry, and Elton John. It remained an instrumental with no vocals. Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now" was intended as the lead single off the scrapped Trojan Souls project. Titled "Trojan Souls," the collection features versions of new Michael songs sung by such artists as Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Bryan Ferry and Seal. Reply See 1 reply Notify me 1 Helpful.
George Michael‘s early 1990s, post-Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 court battle with his then-label Sony is well-documented, but perhaps less known is the late singer’s never-released project Trojan Souls. Michael had begun work on Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 2, but that also got scrapped, with only single Too Funky and two other planned tracks for the album ( Do You Really Want To Know and Happy ) surfacing on 1992 compilation Red Hot + Dance. Michael next set about recording demos some time in 1992 and/or early 1993 for Trojan Souls, which was reportedly aimed at being an album featuring other artists singing and playing over his own compositions. Those who were apparently invited to contribute to the LP include Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Sade, Seal, Anita Baker and Wendy Melvoin (of Prince’s band, The Revolution).
English singer George Michael released five studio albums, two compilation albums, one extended play, 47 singles, three promotional singles, 31 music videos and five video albums. In his career, Michael sold over 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the world's best-selling artists of all time. Michael's debut solo album, Faith, was released by Epic Records in the United Kingdom in October 1987.
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George Michael died on Christmas Day in 2016, and with the loss came rumors of a hard drive filled with three albums worth of material that the Wham! singer had deemed unworthy of release. Shortly afterwards, Michael’s bereaved partner Fadi Fawaz leaked a track on YouTube titled This Kind of Love, allegedly written and recorded by Michael in 1993 for the Trojan Souls album, on which he worked with Seal, Sade, Stevie Wonder and Elton John – but never released
George Michael’s sisters have announced the late singer’s unreleased material will be heard. Referring to Michael by his nickname Yog, they reveal that his longtime musical collaborator David Austin will oversee the unreleased music. Perfectionist Michael shelved one entire album - the Trojan Souls project from the early 90s - which features vocals from Elton John and reportedly Sade, Seal and Stevie Wonder. The project was axed after a falling out with a record label although versions of This Kind of Love, sung by both Michael and John, leaked online. Sources say there may be at least three albums’ worth of unheard material in the vaults, including recordings with Sydney dance producers Stereogamous.
|The Trojan Souls|
|1-1||This Kind Of Love||6:13|
|1-2||Maybe It's Not Your Time||4:50|
|1-3||One Day I'll Know||4:00|
|1-4||You Slipped Away From Me||5:31|
|1-5||Wendy Melvoin's Song||6:33|
|1-7||W.T.F (Sade's Song)||6:19|
|1-8||Stevie Wonder's Song||6:56|
|1-10||Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now||4:39|
|1-11||Janet Jackson's Song||5:25|
|2-1||Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now (12" Mix)||7:38|
|2-2||One Day I'll Know||6:10|
|2-3||This Kind Of Love (Elton's Take)||4:00|
|2-4||Seal's Song [Demo]||3:04|
|2-5||Maybe It's Not Your Time (Instrumental)||4:56|
|2-7||One Day I'll Know (Instrumental)||2:51|
|2-8||Janet Jackson's Song (Original Remix)||4:36|
|2-9||This Kind Of Love (Rough Demo)||4:58|
|2-10||Galaxy (Alternate Mix)||6:46|
|2-11||Maybe It's Not Your Time (George's 1st Take)||0:52|
|Behind The Scenes|
|DVD||Behind The Scenes||60:00|
Notes" The Trojan Souls" ( unfinished album)
In 1993 George and cousin Andros had an amazing idea; to
create an album written and produced by George Michael, with other
major artists (i.e. Stevie Wonder, Seal, Janet Jackson) to record
This project was called ’The Trojan Souls’, and
in 1993 Warner Brother gave George and Andros a Million Dollars to
produce it. George spent countless hours in the studio writing and
recording the tracks. The resulting work would have become an
George Michael classic.
Unfortunately due to devastating personal events, George was
unable to continue working and the project was shelved. While the
instrumental tracks to each song had been completed, the vocals
were left in various states. A couple were 100% complete, some had
choruses, and others were left in instrumental form.
The highlight of The Trojan Souls is ’This Kind of
Love’, a ballad that was written as a duet with Elton John.
The version on this disc features George singing all the vocals
(Elton’s attempts can be found on the Remix/Outtakes/Demos
CD). The range an intensity of his performance is absolutely
Dia-hard fans might recognize ’Ain’t No
Stoppin’ Us now’, which was to be released as the first
single from the album.
Transferred directly from the original digital master tapes,
the audio quality of this CD is perfect! It is the exact same
quality that would have been released. The artwork used is based on
sketches made in 1993. The versions of the songs that appear on
this CD, are the final versions that George recorded. There were no
further sessions than these tracks.
Over ten hours of footage was originally filmed to create a 'Trojan Souls Documentary' for TV / home video release. The video has been carefully edited to just over 1 hour with making of "One Day I'll Know", "Maybe It's Not Your Time" and "Wendy Melvoin's Song"
|none||George Michael||The Trojan Souls (CDr, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial)||Epic , Columbia||none||US||2011|