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Discussion in 'Books and Music' started by Darkness Falls, Nov 29, 2010.
Guys, the original and unreleased video for Behind the Mask leaked today.
You can watch it here: http://vimeo.com/71447632
Btw, Michael's my idol. So yeah, I'm a really huge fan.
Justin Bieber recorded the song "Slave to the Rythm" as a duet with MJ. Please sign to stop this ****: https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-estate-of-michael-jackson-release-michael-s-solo-demo-of-slave-to-the-rythm
False allegations are no longer the worst thing to have happened to Michael.
This wont be popular but I don't think Michael would object, in fact I think he'd see a kinship with Bieber and help him if he were still alive.
Apparently, Bieber did NOT have the permission to use the song and MJ's state will take actions. He may be in trouble. Good.
I think so too.
I kind of like the song though. It's pretty darn catchy but the fact that it's an unreleased track should tell us enough. Then again MJ was a perfectionist when it came to his music. Even something that's pretty good might be deemed as not good enough by him.
Strange, other outlets are saying he bought this unreleased track.
This version is better:
That is some remix(not the original version) but it has Michael's vocals only.
For those who have been asking about the recently posted recording of Slave 2 The Rhythm by Michael and Justin Bieber, this recording was not authorized and has been taken down.
The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate, August 16, 2013
My hatred of Bieber as a singer prevents me from acknowledging this recording in any way.
NO posts on his birthday? Surprising.
Some fan has the Toronto concert from Victory Tour:
I really hope he shares the full version soon.
Well, congratulations for 12 morons who have saved your lives, AEG, and Doctor Murray, who can now demand his sentence be overturned.
A big congratulations to the papers and Wade Robson, who all receive funding from AEG, for brainwashing and perverting the minds of people everywhere against Michael. You've really outdone yourselves.
The battle has been lost, but our war isn't over...
I guess the Jackson family is going to have to find another source of income.
Cashing in on somebody's death. It's wrong.
When my nana died through hospital negligence 6 years ago, my family could've taken it further. But we couldn't.
It was just blood money to us.
The verdict in the AEG case has no bearing whatsoever on Conrad Murray. Saying that AEG was not responsible for Michael's death does not mean Murray wasn't either. He was convicted, and rightly so.
They call him competent. Unethical, but competent.
He performed CPR on Michael...ON THE BED!
Competent my ass.
Murray will be free in few weeks. His sentence is almost over.
And he'll soon be faced with a tough decision.
"Do you want to tell the honest truth about, Michael?
Or do you want to get paid and say loads of scripted **** about him? "
Exclusive new details about upcoming work-in-progress Michael Jackson album revealed!
by DAMIEN SHIELDS posted on OCTOBER 7, 2013
It’s no secret that Epic Records, spearheaded by its CEO, LA Reid, is putting together a new album of unreleased Michael Jackson material. Timbaland spoke about it. Fred Jerkins spoke about it. It’s happening.
"One thing that has not been made clear is exactly when the album is scheduled for release. Despite a host of producers, musicians and DJs speaking publicly about their contributions, Epic Records and The Michael Jackson Estate have remained quiet about the whole thing, leaving Jackson enthusiasts to wonder about the finer details – until now!
Dr. Freeze, the man responsible for writing and producing “Break Of Dawn”, a song from Jackson’s ‘Invincible’ album, was kind enough to give me some fascinating insight into the direction of the upcoming work-in-progress project.
“It seems to be coming out in the Spring of 2014,” Freeze told me exclusively.
Many fans had speculated that the new album, like 2010′s controversial ‘Michael’ album, would be rushed out to capitalise on holiday season sales during the 2013 Christmas period.
However, timing doesn’t appear to be the focus with this project. Instead, the focus is on delivering a quality product that all sectors of the Michael Jackson fan community can enjoy and appreciate in one way or another.
The label recognises that delivering a product which will satisfy the appetite and taste buds of Jackson’s entire fan base is likely an impossible task. So, in an effort to at least partially please most of the fans, they’re taking a much different approach; an approach most fans would have liked to have seen taken back in 2010 with the ‘Michael’ album.
The new album, at this stage, will go with a “then and now” / “past and present” type theme, featuring both new remixes and original versions of unreleased Michael Jackson recordings.
“I’m not on the album; just my songs,” explained Freeze, whose unreleased tracks “A Place With No Name” and “Blue Gangsta”, originally recorded by the King of Pop in 1998, will be freshly remixed by new producers for the album.
“Both old and new versions of both songs are on the album to satisfy both sides of the fans,” Freeze revealed.
“Which producers are remixing your songs for the album?” I asked.
“Not sure yet. It’s still up in the air right now,” he responded.
Super-producer Timbaland, most famous for his work with Missy Elliot and Justin Timberlake, believes he’ll wrap up his part of production by the end of the year; and he’s already predicted (prematurely, perhaps) that the lead single will be a song he remixed, called “Chicago”.
“I can tell you the first single is gonna be the song ‘Chicago’ … I think it should be, because ‘Chicago’ sounds like today,” said the producer.
“So last night I heard some of the new tracks Timbaland is doing for the King of Pop… WOW!” tweeted DJ Freestyle Steve, Timbaland’s official DJ, after a private listening session.
“To all the Timbaland & Michael Jackson fans; just know Tim did an amazing job with Mike’s vocals. The world will love it,” he added.
With songs like “Slave To The Rhythm” and “Do You Know Where Your Children Are” being remixed and considered to feature alongside the previously mentioned Freeze tracks “A Place With No Name” and “Blue Gangsta” fans should be in for a treat.
The recently leaked “I Am A Loser“, written by Brad Buxer and Jackson in 2003 (or “I Was The Loser” as its 2008 version is called), could come into consideration, as could tracks such as “Escape”, “She Was Lovin’ Me” and “Can’t Get Your Weight Off Of Me” from the 1999-2001 ‘Invincible’ sessions.
But like Dr. Freeze said; “It’s still up in the air right now.”
Songs you can count on not being included; the infamous ‘Cascio tracks’ – three of which have already been released and nine of which remain unreleased.
The Estate have communicated to fans that no more Cascio tracks will be included on any future Michael Jackson releases following the uproar they caused in 2010 when questions over the authenticity and origins of their dubious vocals were raised by Jackson’s family and fans around the world.
Although “Slave To The Rhythm” is one of the tracks being considered for release, it’s unlikely to appear in the form of a duet with Justin Bieber. An incomplete mix of the posthumous duet, produced by Max Methods as requested by Tricky Stewart (who is currently the president of A&R at Epic Records – under LA Reid) was leaked online in August to the displeasure of many MJ fans.
To clear things up The Michael Jackson Estate, via their mouthpiece ‘The MJ Online Team’, issued the following statement:
“For those who have been asking about the recently posted recording of ‘Slave 2 The Rhythm’ by Michael and Justin Bieber, this recording was not authorized and has been taken down,” later adding, “It is unauthorized and therefore there is no intention to release it.”
There are still major doubts as to whether Jackson’s fans will ever hear the unreleased music that originates from some of his later collaborative ventures, including a three-year period in which he worked sporadically with Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am.
Jackson is said to have recorded just a few songs during his time in the studio with will.i.am, including titles “I’m Dreamin”, “The Future” and “I Will Miss You” as previously cited by the producer.
However, will.i.am has been very vocal about putting out and/or finishing Jackson’s incomplete work. He deems it disrespectful, calling The Estate “parasites” and accusing them of not honoring the King of Pop back when the first posthumous album was being put together.
As a fan, I would personally love Epic Records to release the original, untouched demo of “Hollywood Tonight” – perhaps as a bonus track or iTunes exclusive on the upcoming album. Although a remix of the track features on the 2010 ‘Michael’ album, I feel that the demo version - written and produced by Jackson and Brad Buxer - is so good that fans need to hear it.
Based on the above-mentioned titles alone there is enough material available for Epic Records to release an extremely strong album featuring several hit singles.
Just for fun, I’ve listed my fantasy track list below. The album would be two discs, each with the same songs. Disc one would have the new versions and disc two would consist of the original versions. “Hollywood Tonight” (Original) is a ‘Bonus track’ and would feature on disc two. The “Then, Now” portion of the title is a literal interpretation of the album’s content. “Forever” represents how Jackson wanted to be remembered. As one of music’s few immortals."
Place Without No Name better be on there
Few songs have been leaked from Buenos Aires 1993 concert:
Spike Lee's Bad 25 documentary is now available at Amazon Instant Video:
Amazing documentary! Previously it could only be bought from official Michael Jackson store. They should start to sell the physical version in other places too.
Ohio State Marching Band performs a Michael Jackson tribute:
That is awesome!