New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

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New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby Keyplayer » Fri May 16, 2014 5:12 pm

Anybody here heard the new MJ release, "X-Scape?" What did you think (particularly of the mixes)?

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Re: New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby monsterjazzlicks » Sat May 17, 2014 2:40 am

Did they not try and remix them as a means to cutting Quincy Jones out of the royalties ??
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Re: New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby ggc » Sat May 17, 2014 7:03 am

the new versions sound fake.

the originals, sometimes sounding like the instruments are GM, sound much better and capture the essence of MJ.
the new versions do not have that *je ne sais qoui*...
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Re: New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby monsterjazzlicks » Sun May 18, 2014 2:55 am

ggc wrote:the new versions sound fake.

the originals, sometimes sounding like the instruments are GM, sound much better and capture the essence of MJ.
the new versions do not have that *je ne sais qoui*...


Yes, I meant to say that also. The early DX7 and Oberheim synths (which nowadays may give it that 'GM' sound you term) really added the icing on the cake and 'character'.
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Re: New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby ggc » Sun May 18, 2014 3:23 am

also the vocals themselves sound better in the originals.. more love, more feeling, more life, more MJ.. so weird-in the new ones (to me) they sound *processed*
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Re: New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby AP » Tue Jun 24, 2014 4:00 pm

Looks like there's nothing really original just a bunch of remixes. Sounds good but I heard he had lots of new songs I guess they will be released at some point. Studio one was used on this album.
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Re: New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby iBM » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:02 pm

No artistic agenda what so ever IMO.
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Re: New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby curteye » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:41 am

So who is this 'Michael Jackson' person????? :) :) :)
And what has he done lately??? :) :) :)
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Re: New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby BriHar » Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:36 am

Another case in which remix seems to be synonymous with trying to wring more cash out of his legacy.
...yes I think it can be easily done, just take everything down to Highway 61.

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Re: New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby NorthWood MediaWorks » Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:26 pm

Never liked his music, never will. :|
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Re: New Michael Jackson Release: What did you think?

Postby SYNC » Wed Jun 25, 2014 4:30 pm

This must have been made with 'Fruity Loops' and I emphasize on the 'Fruity' :mrgreen:
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