One of the final acts of George Michael's creative life was to oversee both the re-issue and re-evaluation of perhaps his most misunderstood, yet greatest pieces of work. Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1 was released to a changing world - musically and otherwise - in the autumn of 1990, wrong-footing critics and fans alike.
Maybe I'm wrong. Maybe times have changed. Maybe people just aren't as bothered as they used to be. Or, maybe my theory is right, and the reason people aren't as bothered, is because the quality of music just isn't as good as it used to be. Where are the Michael Jacksons and the Whitney Houstons of today?
He is among the most down-to-earth, humble people I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Kind and warm, Tommy, or simply "T" is a compassionate and sensitive man, which I suppose is at least partially responsible for his success in the entertainment industry. But there was a time when success seemed out of reach.