Heal the Pain

Heal the Pain

Infobox Single
Name = Heal the Pain

Artist = George Michael
from Album = Listen without Prejudice, Vol. 1
B-side =
Released = 1991
Format = 7", 12"
Recorded = Unknown
Genre = Pop
Length = 4:46
Label = Epic Records
Writer = George Michael
Producer = George Michael
Certification =
Last single = "Freedom! '90" (1990)
This single = "Heal the Pain" (1991)
Next single = "Cowboys and Angels" (1991)

"Heal the Pain" was a song written and performed by George Michael and released on Epic records in 1991.

A contemplative, acoustic guitar-based love song, it was the fourth of five UK singles taken from the album "Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1".

The song entered the UK singles chart in February 1991 and peaked at #31. It followed a pattern of being slightly lower than its predecessor (the previous three singles had peaked at #6, #23 and #28). One more single from the album would continue the pattern, by not even breaking the threshold of the Top 40. "Soul Free", also taken from "Listen Without Prejudice Vol. 1", appeared as the b-side. For the US, Columbia Records flipped the two songs, with "Soul Free" appearing as the a-side and "Heal the Pain" as the b-side. The single did not chart in the US.

The band Lemon Jelly have used an uncredited sample of the track on the B-side of their single "Rolled/Oats."

2008 Version

Infobox Single
Name = Heal the Pain

Artist = George Michael and Paul McCartney
from Album = Twenty Five "(US Release)"
B-side =
Released = 2008
Format = Digital download
Recorded = 2005
Genre = Pop
Length = 4:46
Label = Epic Records
Writer = George Michael
Producer = George Michael
Chronology = George Michael singles
Last single = "This Is Not Real Love" (2006)
This single = "Heal the Pain" (2008)
Next single =
Misc = Extra chronology
Artist = Paul McCartney
Type = singles
Last single = "Ever Present Past"
This single = "Heal the Pain"
Next single =
Extra tracklisting
Album = Twenty Five
Type = compilation
prev_track = "Praying for Time"
prev_no = 6
this_track = "Heal the Pain"
track_no = 7
next_track = "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me"
next_no = 8

In 2005, it was announced that Michael would be recording a version of the track with Paul McCartney, whose style the song was written in. Michael appeared on the Chris Evans show on BBC Radio 2 on December 5th 2005, and announced that he had recorded the song with McCartney "last week" but didn't know what he was going to do with it yet. The track was later added to the greatest hits collection "Twenty Five".

In 2008, it was released as a single from the U.S. release of George Michael's Greatest Hits album Twenty Five.

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