Wham! celebrating 40 years since debut with Echoes From The Edge Of Heaven singles collection

Publish Date
Tuesday, 13 June 2023, 4:42PM

Wham!’s chart-topping career will be celebrated with the brand-new 40th-anniversary singles collection, ‘Echoes From The Edge Of Heaven’.

The duo – starring school friends Andrew Ridgeley and George Michael – became one of the most globally successful pop acts of the 1980s, selling more than thirty million records worldwide.

Over the course of four years, they released 11 singles, five of which (Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Freedom, Last Christmas, I’m Your Man and The Edge Of Heaven) went on to top the UK charts, with Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go, Careless Whisper and Everything She Wants – all from their second album ‘Make It Big’ (1984), also hitting No. 1 in the US.

This new collection features all ten singles that Wham! released in the UK (‘Careless Whisper’, as a George Michael single is not included) and will be available across five physical formats, some of which offer B-sides and remixes. The audio has all been newly remastered from the original tapes.


Revisiting their legacy, Echoes From The Edge Of Heaven is due July 7 on 2LP coloured vinyl, 2LP black vinyl, CD and digital. Also available is a deluxe vinyl singles 7″ box set/10CD box set, featuring all the singles plus additional content.


This new release coincides with the new documentary, WHAM!, which is a feature-length documentary directed by Chris Smith and producers John Battsek and Simon Halfon.

“In 1982, the best of friends and still teenagers – George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley as Wham! set out to conquer the world,” reads the press release. “By June of 1986, they played their very last gig at Wembley Stadium having done exactly that.

“Now for the very first time, told in their own words, the amazing story of how in four years they dominated the charts around the world with timeless and classic pop songs.”

The documentary will air on Netflix from 5 July 2023. More about the documentary HERE.

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