Wham! ‎– Fantastic

Label:
Inner Vision ‎– IVL 25328
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Vinyl, LP, Album
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A1 Bad Boys
Backing Vocals – D.C. Lee*, Dion Estes*, George Michael, Ruby MasonBass – Dion Estes*Drums – Trevor MorellGuitar – Andrew Ridgeley, Robert AhwaiHorns – Geoff Daley*, Martin Drover, Paul Cox (2)Keyboards – Anne Dudley, Jess BaileyLead Vocals – George MichaelPercussion – Louis Jardin*Written-By, Arranged By – George Michael
A2 A Ray Of Sunshine
Backing Vocals – George MichaelBass – Dion Estes*Drums – Trevor MorellGuitar – Andrew Ridgeley, Robert AhwaiHorns – Colin*, Baps*, Raoul*Keyboards – Tommy EyreLead Vocals – George MichaelPercussion – Tony Moroni*Written-By, Arranged By – George Michael
A3 Love Machine
Arranged By [Strings] – Linton AceBacking Vocals – George Chandler, George Michael, Jimmy Chambers, Tony JacksonBass – Dion Estes*Drums – Trevor MorrellGuitar – Andrew Ridgeley, Robert AhwaiHorns – Colin*, Baps*, Raoul*Keyboards – Tommy EyreLead Vocals – George MichaelPercussion – Louis Jardim*Written By – Moore - GriffinWritten-By – Griffin*, Moore*
A4 Wham Rap! (Enjoy What You Do)
Bass – John MacKenzieDrums, Percussion – Andy DuncanGuitar – Andrew RidgeleyHorns – Chris Hunter, Guy BarkerKeyboards – Bob CarterLead Vocals – George MichaelProducer – Bob CarterVocals [Shouting] – Andy*, Bob*, David Mortimer, George*, Paul RidgeleyWritten By – George Michael & Andrew RidgeleyWritten-By, Arranged By – Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael
B1 Club Tropicana
Arranged By – George MichaelArranged By [Horns] – Michael*, Ritchie*Bass – Dion Estes*Drums – Trevor MorellGuitar – Andrew RidgeleyHorns – Ian Ritchie, Roddy LorimerKeyboards – Tommy EyrePercussion – Andy DuncanVocals – George MichaelWritten By – George Michael & Andrew RidgeleyWritten-By – Andrew Ridgeley, George Michael
B2 Nothing Looks The Same In The Light
Drums – Trevor MorellVocals, Instruments – George MichaelWritten-By, Arranged By – George Michael
B3 Come On!
Backing Vocals – Katie Kassoon*, Stevie Langer*, Sylvia Mason*Bass – Dion Estes*Drums – Graham BroadGuitar – Andrew Ridgeley, Robert AhwaiHorns – Colin*, Baps*, Raoul*Keyboards – Tommy EyrePercussion – Tony Moroni*Written-By, Arranged By – George Michael
B4 Young Guns (Go For It!)
Backing Vocals – D.C.Lee*, Josie James, Linda Hayes*, S. Holliman*Bass – Brad LangDrums – Graham BroadGuitar – Andrew Ridgeley, Robert AhwaiHorns – A. Mackintosh*, B. Ezard*, J. HealeyKeyboards – Anne DudleyLead Vocals – George MichaelWritten-By – George Michael

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Issued with a printed inner sleeve containing photographs and lyrics.
Publishers:
A1, A2, A4-B4: Morrison Leahy Music Ltd.
A3: Jobete Music (UK) Ltd.
(P) 1983 Innervision Records except A4, B4 (P) 1982.
(C) 1983 CBS Records

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 8913
  • Distribution Code: CB 271
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings, side A - Variant 1): IVL.25328-A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings, side B - Variant 1): 25328 IVL. B5 ⋀
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings, side A - Variant 2): IVL 2532̶22̶8-B4
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings, side B - Variant 2): IVL 25328 2̶5̶2̶3̶8̶-A5)
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings (25328 stamped), side A - Variant 3): IVL 25328 2̶5̶2̶3̶8̶ A5
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings (8 stamped), side B - Variant 3): IVL 25328 B ̶7̶ 8
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings, side A - Variant 4): NL OI-25328-1A-1 C
  • Matrix / Runout (Etchings, side B - Variant 4): 25328 IVL 2̶5̶2̶3̶8̶- B5 C

Other Versions (5 of 89) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
BCT 38911 Wham! U.K.* Fantastic(Cass, Album) Columbia BCT 38911 US 1983 Sell This Version
ELPS 4363 Wham! Fantastic(LP, Album) Epic ELPS 4363 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
25 · 6P-203 Wham! Fantastic(Cass, Album) Epic, Epic/Sony, Inner Vision 25 · 6P-203 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
EPC 450090-4 Wham! Fantastic(Cass, Album, RE) Epic EPC 450090-4 Spain 1987 Sell This Version
DNW 2887 Wham! Fantastic(LP, Album) Inner Vision, CBS DNW 2887 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version

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ruinedgambler

ruinedgambler

December 15, 2018
On this album cover they look like Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF)
msteegh

msteegh

August 6, 2017
The first and IMHO the very best album of Wham! Pity that their succeeding albums were not funky anymore (aimed at a bigger audience maybe? I never heard them say that it was their intent to break with the funky sound, but they did and my interest in Wham was over, bought Fantastic though and the 12" of Wham rap)
u2il

u2il

January 6, 2017
The first LP of Wham! – surprisingly a real funk album and very different to the two succeeding albums.
Including three British hit singles ("Young Guns" #3, "Bad Boys" #2 and "Wham Rap" #8) as well as their international breakthrough "Club Tropicana".
Their very first single-release "Wham Rap" was not playlisted by BBC Radio 1 for the profanity of its lyrics. It became a hit single only after re-issued in 1983.