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radiofan16
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Posted: 31 December 2016 at 10:54pm | IP Logged Quote radiofan16

Two Promo CDs were released for this one, his first single from his 1996
comeback album "Older", on the new Dreamworks Records.

George Michael-Jesus To A Child
Dreamworks Records ‎– PRO-CD-4786

1     Jesus To A Child (Radio Edit)     6:04
2     Jesus To A Child (LP Version)     6:50

George Michael-Jesus To A Child
Dreamworks Records ‎– PRO-CD-4818

1     Jesus To A Child (Special Radio Edit)     4:15

Were radio stations complaining about the length? Prompting the second
version. Any radio people care to chime in?
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Posted: 01 January 2017 at 1:04pm | IP Logged Quote eriejwg

Having once worked in radio, my guess would have been
length. Perhaps, some stations complained one way or the
other and said, if the song was shorter in length, they
might add it. So, the label issued the special edit.

JimCT might have more of an insight.
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Posted: 01 January 2017 at 1:16pm | IP Logged Quote aaronk

I was working in top 40 radio at the time, and I don't remember our station playing the song for more than a couple weeks. It peaked at #18 on the Radio & Records CHR/Pop chart, and it was only on the chart for 7 weeks. Complaints or not, I think John is correct that it was an attempt to get stations to play it.

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There is also a UK promo VSCDXJ 1571 single track with a listed time of 6:50.
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Posted: 04 April 2017 at 1:06am | IP Logged Quote radiofan16

Bumping this up so JimCT can answer.
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