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Fantastic Wham! Album
Fantastic is the debut studio album by British pop duo Wham! released on 9 July 1983. It reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. It included the previously released singles "Young Guns", "Wham! Rap" and "Bad Boys". "Club Tropicana" was also released as a single, as was "Club Fantastic Megamix". In the U.S., this album was originally released as the group "WHAM! U.K.", due to a conflict with a U.S. group with the same name (Columbia BFC-38911).
The album also features a hidden track (played on a honky-tonk-style piano), which is included in the final 20 seconds of "Young Guns (Go for It!)".
The track listing of the first edition of the CD and the original cassette tape feature three bonus tracks interspersed within the original track listing, consisting of instrumental remixes. This track listing was again used for the 1998 reissue of the CD.
Adapted from AllMusic.
- Raoul - horn
- Robert Ahwai - guitar
- Jess Bailey - keyboards
- Baps - horn
- Guy Barker - horn
- Graham Broad - drums
- Steve Brown - producer
- Bob Carter - keyboards, producer
- Jimmy Chambers - background vocals
- George Chandler - background vocals
- Paul Cox - horn
- Chris Craymer - photography
- Geoff Daley - horn
- Martin Drover - horn
- Anne Dudley - keyboards
- Andy Duncan - drums, percussion
- Deon Estus - bass
- Tommy Eyre - keyboards
- Colin Graham - horn
- Janusz Guttner - photography
- Linda Hayes - background vocals
- Shirlie Holliman - background vocals
- Chris Hunter - horn
- Tony Jackson - background vocals
- Josie James - background vocals
- Luis Jardim - percussion
- Katie Kissoon - background vocals
- Brad Lang - bass
- Stevie Lange - background vocals
- D.C. Lee - background vocals
- Roddy Lorimer - horn
- John McKenzie - bass
- Iain MacKintosh - horn
- Sylvia Mason - background vocals
- George Michael - producer, vocals, background vocals, keyboards on "Nothing Looks the Same in the Light"
- Tony Moroni - percussion
- Dave Mortimer - shouts
- Trevor Murrell - drums
- Andrew Ridgeley - guitar, vocals, backing vocals
- Paul Ridgeley - guitar, shouts
- Ian Ritchie - horn
- Tony Taverner - engineer
|Australian Albums Chart
|UK Albums Chart
|Japanese Albums Chart
|UK Albums Chart
Club Fantastic Tour
Michael and Ridgeley embarked on a UK tour to promote the album in October 1983, opening at Aberdeen's Capitol Theatre, before going on to dates in Scotland, England and Wales ending in November at the Centre in Brighton.