Hello Everybody, Lovelies, (and pets of Lovelies)!
We have come full circle again and Christmas time (and the holidays), are upon us once more.
I think we as a family, (there are lots of us, we Greek Cypriots, we’re everywhere)!! have come to fully appreciate (although we already knew really), quite how much love there is out there in the world, for both Yog and his beautiful music.
We know how much his lyrics can offer support when things are tough and help celebrate when times are good and life is going well… and that is just as powerful now as if he were still with us and as many of you say in your messages, it’s a gift.
It seems important that his generosity of spirit and natural empathy have touched you in a way that would have him embarrassed, all your kind words are really good to hear and we know you have always known his true heart.
Thank you for embracing and supporting the ‘Last Christmas’ movie and soundtrack, we knew you would enjoy it!! ‘This Is How’ is good, isn’t it?? We love that you love it, as would Yog.
Everyone has been working so hard to bring you his music, the movie is going to be there to celebrate and remember Yog and his music well into the future…and we thank everyone whose efforts brought his music to you.
We will be swerving the bad and enjoying the good as much as we can this coming year (2019 has been difficult and busy for George’s hardworking team).
We are, as usual, staying as positive as possible, which is what we and Yog would wish for you all, and we are all hoping for a peaceful 2020. (Wow 2020! – when you grew up with Yog, that used to seem so far away but, here we are folks – It’s the future)!!!
We’ll close by saying, don’t forget to say your ‘I Love You’s’ and enjoy your celebrations wherever you are. Thank you so much for your kind messages, they lift us when things are tough.
Keep on doing those good deeds in his memory, ‘paying it forward’ if you can.
‘Take Care’ he says from up there in the stars, with mum, Anselmo, and his beloved doggies.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and celebrations to you all – we send our best from here in London!
Melanie, Yioda, Jack & David x
The album from Legacy Recordings will feature such classic hits as the title track, “Everything She Wants,” “Faith,” “Fastlove Part1,” “Freedom! ’90” and “Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go,” as well as the previously unreleased “This is How (We Want You To Get High).”
Director Paul Feig recently told BBC News that the new song came off of an album Michael was recording before his death in 2016.
“It’s a very celebratory song, I would dare say,” he said. “And we were able to play the entire song, which is almost six minutes long, in the film.”
The film began when the acclaimed British film producer David Livingstone spoke of his love of Wham!’s iconic hit, ‘Last Christmas’ to producer and screenwriter, Emma Thompson. That conversation sowed the germ of a winning idea: to make a film inspired by ‘Last Christmas’, so in Spring 2013, Emma Thompson visited George Michael at his London home who gave her his blessing.
“The wisdom and emotional scope of George’s lyrics have always amazed me. So many feel like they were written for the movie. After I met George and experienced his compassion and understanding up close, I realised that in fact the movie was written for those lyrics.”
– Emma Thompson
Last Christmas stars Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding.
Praying For Time
Waiting For That Day
Heal The Pain
One More Try
Fastlove Part 1
Everything She Wants
Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go
Praying For Time (MTV Unplugged version)
This Is How (We Want You To Get High)
The album will be released on 8th November (CD and Digital) and 15th November (vinyl).