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George Michael at the Palais Garnier, Paris

George Michael introduces his unique live solo performance at the historic Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, recorded in 2012 for his live album Symphonica.

George Michael introduces his unique live solo performance at the historic Palais Garnier Opera House in Paris, recorded in 2012 for his live album Symphonica. He was the first contemporary artist ever to perform there. The film brings together a compilation of live stage performances interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage and insights featuring George, his orchestra and the legendary producer Phil Ramone, shortly before his death in 2013.

In between performances of his classic songs, George describes the stories behind some of his favourite tracks, and we see black-and-white studio footage of conversations with Ramone, along with rehearsals with the Symphonica orchestra and George's backing singers.

Before the end, George pays a moving tribute to the late Ramone, whom he describes as the most accomplished producer of the 20th century: 'He understood more about music than anyone I had ever met... And it breaks my heart that he's not around to see this album released or to watch this documentary.'

Performed tracks:

Through
My Baby Just Cares for Me
A Different Corner
Cowboys and Angels
John & Elvis Are Dead
You've Changed
Going to Town
Brother Can You Spare a Dime
Let Her Down Easy
You've Been Loved
Roxanne
Wild is the Wind
Praying for Time
Feeling Good.

1 hour

Last on

Fri 30 Dec 2016 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Performer George Michael
Producer Phil Ramone
Producer George Michael
Producer David Austin
Producer Caroline True
Producer Phil Barnes
Director David Austin
Director Caroline True
Director Andy Morahan
Executive Producer George Michael
Editor Gwyn Moxham

Broadcasts

  • Tue 1 Apr 2014 22:35
  • Tue 1 Apr 2014 23:05
  • Tue 1 Apr 2014 23:35
  • Boxing Day 2014 01:15
  • Tue 27 Dec 2016 22:00
  • Fri 30 Dec 2016 21:00

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