"Make It Big" is the second studio album from British pop duo Wham!, released in 1984. It was mostly recorded at Studio Miraval in Southern France to escape the press and enable George Michael to work peacefully and mixed at Good Earth Studios in London and Marcadet Studios in Paris. In comparison to their earlier work, the duo had more control over the album's production, as George Michael became the sole credited producer, a position he would subsequently hold on all future releases until the group split in 1986.
With cover art by Vesa-Matti Loiri and musical performances by Pekka Pöyty, Olli Ahvenlahti, Esa Kotilainen, Hasse Walli, Reiska Laine, to name a few, bassist Make Lievonen’s only solo album (1977) features a plethora of talent from jazz and prog rock circles of the time. Lievonen’s solo album came about after a stint in Dave Lindholm’s group Pen Lee & Co, when Love Records head honcho Atte Blom finally showed Lievonen the green light. Electric fusion was the big thing in jazz in the Finland of 1977, “All of the musicians who had their ears open at the time became infatuated with the fusion scene. The fascinating new sounds of the analog synthesizers enchanced the mystic qualities of a music never heard before”, commented Lievonen later.