Sold is the debut solo album by British singer Boy George, released in 1987, for the Virgin Music label, including the hit singles, "Everything I Own" (UK #1), "Keep Me in Mind" (UK #29), "To Be Reborn" (UK #13), and the title track "Sold" (UK #24).
The album was a big success in Europe, and a modest success in the UK, but failed to sell as well in the US because George was not able to tour and promote the record there due to drugs-related restrictions, so Sold reached only number 145 on the Billboard 200, even though Boy George had been a multi-platinum artist with Culture Club in previous years. The album was nonetheless a huge hit in Italy, where it became George’s highest-charting and bestselling work ever – not even his band Culture Club, though extremely popular in that country, ever achieved such an outcome there. The album got good reviews, even if Virgin Records did not like the use of brass on many tracks.
Amazon.com: professional and customer reviews, product details, track listing and audio samples.
Lyrically Speaking: Web page including all the lyrics to the Sold album, the lyrics of its singles, B-sides, "The Wishing Well" and "Let It Be", as well as all lyrics to the songs by Culture Club, Boy George, Jesus Loves You and related projects.