Yes, I knew that George Michael was very talented. Perhaps not quite my style of music but he certainly could sing and he wrote very good pop songs (occasionally at least).
What I hadn’t know was that he was also a musician – well, obviously a singer is one of those. But on that 1990 album he’s credited as drums, percussion, guitars, bass, keyboards and horn arrangements as well. Covering that range of instruments is pretty good – especially the horn arrangements, that’s usually a very specialist task.
Would be fascinated to know which parts he played on, say, Freedom 90, if any. It sounds simple enough but it’s not actually a simple arrangement at all.
No, I’m not saying that it’s all great music rather than very good pop but still, there was more there than I had thought.