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Released: Sept. 11, 1990

Rating: 3.939 (average of 15 ratings)

Genre: pop

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Praying for Time
  2. Freedom
  3. They Won’t Go When I Go
  4. Something to Save
  5. Cowboys & Angels
  6. Waiting for That Day/ You Can’t Always Get What You Want
  7. Mother’s Pride
  8. Heal the Pain
  9. Soul Free
  10. Waiting (Reprise)


sales in U.S. only 2 million
sales in U.K. only - estimated 1.2 million
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated 8 million


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 2
peak on U.K. album chart 1 1

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • Praying for Time (8/25/90) #1 US, #6 UK, #4 AC
  • Freedom (10/27/90) #8 US, #28 UK, #27 AC. Sales: ½ million
  • Waiting for That Day (10/27/90) #24a US, #23 UK, #22 AC
  • Mother’s Pride (1/19/91) #38a US, #41 AC
  • Heal the Pain (2/16/91) #31 UK
  • Cowboys & Angels (3/30/91) #45 UK


Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more. Brits Award for Album of the Year. Click to go to awards page.

Listen without Prejudice
George Michael
“George Michael’s follow-up to the massive success of Faith found him turning inward, trying to gain critical acclaim as well as sales. Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 is not an entirely successful effort; Michael has cut back on the effortless hooks and melodies that crammed not only Faith but also his singles with Wham!, and his socially conscious lyrics tend to be heavy-handed. But the highlights – the light, Beatlesque harmonies of Heal the Pain, the plodding number one Praying for Time, and also Waiting for That Day as well as the Top Ten Freedom – make a case for his talents as a pop craftsman” (Erlewine).

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Previous Album: Faith (1987)

Last updated April 7, 2008.