George Michael’s “Fantasy” Is Remixed By Nile Rodgers

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Michael Jackson isn’t the only late, great ’80s superstar releasing new music this month. George Michael’s first posthumous single arrived today (September 7) and it’s a funk-heavy remix of “Fantasy” by disco great Nile Rodgers. The original will already be familiar to fans. First recorded for 1990’s Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1, the sexy track ultimately missed the cut. It was, however, used as the B-Side for “Waiting For That Day” and performed on his Cover To Cover Tour in 1991.

“Fantasy” was later revived for the 25 Live Tour and then considered for a planned reissue of Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1. According to the press release, George reached out to Nile about a remix — making this one of the few posthumous releases that probably would have happened if the artist was still alive. The new version doesn’t really improve on the original, and somehow feels even more dated production-wise, but it’s still nice to have something “new” from the much-missed crooner. Listen below.

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