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The Man in the Music

"The Man in the Music"

Written by Daz, Inspired by MJ.
Section: Book reviews

They saw the 'wonder' in Michael Jackson,
just someone who wanted to bring escapism and
joy to the world
through his music and dance.

"When I began this book then my objective was to
recover Michael Jackson, the artist."
~ Joseph Vogel ~

My heart fluttered when I found "The Man in the Music"
by Joseph Vogel in the latest book fair I visited.
So, being brave I started reading in it.
My 'goal' was to write a review of it here.

I barely made it through the Introduction and
the First chapter before
saving the book from my flood of tears that
erupted like a volcano.

Why tears?
No, not cause of the BAD writing more
the contrary of the 'excellent' writing that
clearly touched the strings of my heart.

"His actual creative work, it seemed to me then and now was
infinitely richer, more interesting and compelling.
That's what I hoped to bring back into focus."

Therefor, a heartfelt THANKS to Joseph Vogel for
'daring' to write such
Masterpiece that only handles indeed
"The creative life and work of Michael Jackson"
because that is what is 'supposed' to ONLY matter if
you would like to know more about a certain artist.
NOT all the juicy stories about his 'private' life but
what 'inspired' him to write that song.

Unhinged from the fact that it would touch
'the strings of your heart',
I would like to recommend this book to
everyone who would like to know more about 'the artist'
Michael Jackson.
About what 'inspired' him? How he became a Pioneer?
How he wrote those 'killer tracks'?

All clearly documented using quotes from the Man himself and
those that worked close with him: producers, engineers, musicians.
They saw the 'wonder' in Michael Jackson,
just someone who wanted to bring escapism and joy to the world
through his music and dance.

"I wanted to write something historically and
critically rigorous but approach the subject with
less cynicism and more curiosity"

I do love the 'references/ quotes' by Michael himself that
ultimately makes this book a 'keepsake'.

For the 'statistics', the book is published in 2001 by
Sterling Publishing and comes in hardcover with
dust sleeve that portrays a beautiful image of Michael shot in the '88.
The pages are glossy like and are of the finest quality.
Exquisite photos fill the beautiful pages of a real 'Treasure' simply
called "Man in the Music"

"What was Jackson trying to convey?
What did his work illuminate, challenge, provoke, express?
How was it made? "

~ Copyright 2015 ~

Daz

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