"Club Fantastic Megamix" was a single released by Wham! in 1983, and was the last single release for the duo on Innervision Records. It was approved by Mark Dean, the manager of Innvervision Records. The single was released three months after Wham! had begun proceedings to leave the label, and was disapproved of by George Michael and Andrew Ridgeley. The single, which consisted of a mix of the tracks "A Ray of Sunshine", "Love Machine", and "Come On" off the album Fantastic, reached number 15 on the UK Singles Chart.
The only reason why the Club Fantastic Megamix was able to be released was because the songs had already been released. Prior to a song being released a publisher has the right to grant the first license of a tune of which he holds the copyright. Because those three tracks had already been released into the public domain, they were unable to do anything about preventing the release.
... Unlike all the Wham! singles (except "Wham Rap!" and "Club Tropicana"), it was co-written by Andrew Ridgeley, the other member of the duo ... Wexler version of Careless Whisper after the Club Fantastic Megamix as far back as 1983 ... Dick Leahy stated in George Michael's autobiography that while he couldn't stop the release of the Club Fantastic Megamix, he could stop the release of this single on the basis that as a ...
... "Club Fantastic Megamix" George Michael, Moore-Griffin 354 2 ... "Club Fantastic Megamix" (12" version) George Michael, Moore-Griffin 835 2 ...
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