The first disc is just to be all of Michael Jacksons "best-of" hits that I'm sure most of us have already...I'm looking forward to the unreleased single "This is it" and the whole 2nd disc...Supposedly it could have been a stand alone disc for the film. (Could that mean "live" versions from the film or something else). Also, a spoken poem by Michael titled "Planet Earth" will be included...can't wait!!
"Movie Reviewer says: I'm looking forward to the unreleased hit "This is it".
This may be an uninformed question, I'm not up on all things Michael. But how can "This Is It" be a hit if it's never been released? Are you talking about a different version of a previously released song?
"Movie Reviewer says: Fixed it, I don't know why I put that... "
Thanks for the clarification. With Michael's history, it probably *will* be a hit, so maybe you were just ahead of reality. Of course like any music fan I've always been aware of Michael's music through the various media. Maybe because he was (and is) so visible and popular, I never really got really into collecting it. By the time radio & tv were done with a MJ hit, I'd usually heard it enough.
As a kind of Michael "outsider", I have a couple of questions for you more devoted fans. Do any of you have any concerns about MJ being overexposed after his passing? Do you think his Estate & record label will have quality in mind when they release something, or do you worry they may release sub-par material just to cash in?
I used to be an outsider. I didn't collect his music b/c he was such a permanent fixture that I didn't think he'd be going anywhere anytime soon. As for the overexposure, I think it was needed. Years of damage by the media had certainly sullied his reputation. As for the estate, they certainly are desperate for an influx of cash due to the huge amount of debt left behind, but they are family & they are just concerned about preserving his legacy, so I expect nothing but high quality releases. Don't forget Sony has a vested stake in all of this...
What does the term "original album masters" mean? They've been using that term frequently. And I hope by "alternate" versions on disc 2 they don't mean more "remixes"... not like there aren't already a million remixes of all his songs already. Like we need more. And until I see the movie, I question how much actual "live" singing he did. It's well documented that particularly after the "Dangerous" tour he did much of his live performances lip syncing. That clip they keep showing from "This Is It" of him singing "They Don't Care About Us"... put that up against the CD... it's him lip syncing, it's not live.
I believe the second cd consists of alternate versions of his songs. For example, you can find an alternate version of Lady in My Life on YouTube. It's much longer than the album version. It's definitely noticeably different. Did you see the 2:34 trailer? It definitely seemed like a lot of it was live, esp. when he was singing Billie Jean.
I forgot, I really hope they put "A Place With No Name" on the cd...remember tmz released a 24 second clip of this song (Sounds like "A Horse With No Name") right after he died. And I agree, I hope no remixes are on the cd. Also, don't forget, Michael has over 100 songs never released... My favorite song by Jackson is Smooth Criminal (the extended version), how about all of you?
I'm pretty sure it won't be on there. It sounds like a Country song, I dunno how I feel about him singing from that genre, the 24 second clip is not enough for me to know if I like it or not... They'll probably release it on another cd & release it right before Christmas.
I'm surprised you were able to pick ONE lol Smooth Criminal is one of my favorite videos, but my favorite songs are Lady in My Life, Human Nature, Man in the Mirror & Butterflies.
Yeah, I know so many to pick from...I too also like Human Nature & Man in the Mirror. I think what made pretty much everyone like Michael Jacksons music is that he covered pretty much all of the music genres so there is something for everybody. I'm also hearing the movie "This is It" will be out on dvd on time for this Christmas. 2 DVD / Blu-Ray (disc 1 theatrical cut) disc 2 (over 2 hours of MJ warming up / stop & go during songs)...
I think this is ridiculous. I think most people would agree that what Sony SHOULD be releasing is a film soundtrack, not a songtrack. Why would I want songs EXACTLY THE SAME as the ones I already own? Sony needs to release the songs AS THE APPEAR in the film, not the original album masters.
the difference on the 9.99 vs 19.99 is single disc vs 2 disc collectors that includes a small poster...and for the blu-ray question...yes you can play it on a regular cd player, from what i have heard but most people can not tell a difference in audio clarity since it is only burning the data using blu-ray tech, not reading it. I think as of right now you can only import them from Japan.
Hey Sony & Jackson family members - I'd like to hear some of those one hundred tracks MJJ recorded during the "Invincible" sessions, and I am sure the other fans would appreciate this a lot more than a fifth collection of greatest hits, although nice of you to finally add "Smooth Criminal".
This is the track rundown of This Is It Disc 01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' Jam They Don't Care About Us Human Nature Smooth Criminal The Way You Make Me Feel Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) I Just Can't Stop Loving You Thriller Beat It Black Or White Earth Song Billie Jean Man In The Mirror This Is It This Is It (Orchestra Version)
Disc 02 She's Out Of My Life (Demo) Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Demo) Beat It (Demo) Planet Earth (Poem)
I hope at least these are the "extended" dance mixes that could be found on the now Out of Print Visionary Single set...as I prefer those. I don't understand how after he died, we all found out about his huge unreleased material and it has yet to be released or "live" versions of anything...If the "this is it" cds are for the "fans" wouldn't the fans already have all of these songs??