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Unreleased Doc About George Michael's Trojan Souls Has Surfaced on YouTube

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Just days after George Michael's death at age 53, a documentary centered on the making of the late artist's unreleased project, Trojan Souls, quietly made its way online. The album was reportedly intended to feature a variety of artists Michael admired, performing alongside his own work. According to Idolator, musicians including Aretha Franklin, Elton John, Sade, Seal, and Anita Baker were invited to contribute to the LP.

The 81-minute documentary, filmed in 1992 and/or early '93, provides an intimate look inside Michael's creative process, featuring exclusive footage of the singer experimenting with chords on the keyboard, playing with his guitar, composing arrangements vocally and even playing alongside Wendy Melvoin, a former member of Prince's band The Revolution.

Elton John recorded a draft of vocals for "This Kind of Love," which was recorded for album, and went on to release Duets, his own LP with a similar concept to that of Trojan Souls, featuring the Elton-George collaboration, "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me."

Check out the full doc, below.

 

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