Billie Jean was completely danceable, but still had that dark edge....I think that's what he was going for with Hollywood Tonight, and Teddy either knew this and ignored it, or was just completely oblivious and just wanted to get his grubby hands on the song....Either way, the song turned out to be a bit of a mess....The tight production is just not there, so we can see the mastermind behind previous songs produced by MJ and Teddy
I do love Hollywood Tonight, but I get much more pleasure just by listening to a 20 sec demo in all its MJ rawness than a completed Teddy Riley project...
To me, there's nothing wrong with finishing off a song if there are only a few minors tweaks here and there....Keep the core of the song the way Michael left it though....ESPECIALLY if one is able to use a demo as a blueprint and keep all the magic MJ elements that Michael left....Realistically speaking, I know we're not going to get exactly what Michael intended....But keep it simple, keep it magic....I don't know why producers insist on changing it to their liking....
June 1 2012 is now announced as release date for IJCSLY by Sony Music Germany
Last edited by maviefly; 11-05-2012 at 09:45 AM.
PREJUDICE IS IGNORANCE
There's only one truth that prevails.
No person should be falsely accused, as Michael Jackson was, of a crime they did NOT commit.
Smear campaigns are WRONG. Their aspiration is NEVER to solve the issue BUT to create propaganda.
The actual issue gets confused and avoided in order to push the warmongering against the imagined enemy.
Does anyone have a pre-order link of the German maxi-single CD?
So it's truth , 100% true about new song release ?
Michael Jackson is my drug. I'm addicted to him. He's very important to me. It's hard to explain how someone whom I have never met before can mean so much to me. I guess Michael won't be Michael if he's not that magical.
I don't see the point of re-releasing the old version of IJCSLY when any fan and anybody who's bought one of the millions of greatest hits albums sold over past few years will already have it. What radio station will play it? Who are they trying to sell this too??
Also, while they might satisfy the hard core fanbase (such as us on MJJC) with the demo of DBMA, it is not going to entice casual fans or the general public to buy the single. They don't care about some unfinished recording, just like I don't care if a record company releases some demos by Queen or Elvis or Tupac. I would not buy a single from them if I already owned the song on a greatest hits, and the addition of a demo track would not make me buy it either. Similarly the single would not make me want to buy their album. The only thing to do that would be something new, something populer.
If a version of either song was released that would appeal to a wider audience like Elvis' "A little less conversation" then I would buy it. the original demo and original album versions could be included on the single if they record execs wanted to do it but they have to give people a reason to buy the track(s). So far there is no reason for me to buy the single, so I won't.
This single will not get radio play, won't get chart positions, and so will do nothing to promote the BAD25 album to the general public IMO.
RIP Michael Jackson~ 1958 - 2009 ~
So the single reissue is going to include DBMA and from the looks of the timing, the original version of I Just Can't Stop Loving You with the spoken intro? Great!