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    Default Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    Off The Wall
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    Thriller
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    Bad
    IJCSLY


    Dangerous
    In The Closet (demo)
    Black Or White

    Invincible
    You Rock My World

    Where do you stand when it comes to spoken intros on MJ songs? I think it worked really well for some songs but on other songs it just became tacky. It's not just MJ but in general I feel that the spoken intro thing is overused and outdated.
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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    You forgot You Rock My World! :P

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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    There are more intros that I ALWAYS skip- HIStory, Little Susie, Will You Be There, Black Or White, Heal The World etc XD

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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    I don't mind it on the songs you mentioned (DSTYGE spoken intro is one of the best build-ups to a song ever), but I can't stand the spoken dialogue at the beginning of Black or White and YRMW album versions.


    I have actually edited them off the albums on my iTunes, so I'm not forced to sit through Macauley Culkin and Chris Tucker every time I want to hear the song. It's fine on the music videos, but I don't know why Michael felt it was necessary to have this pointless dialogue at the beginning of the song on the actual album.

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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by HIStoric View Post
    You forgot You Rock My World! :P
    Right! I'm adding it now

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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    I always skip the spoken intro's. With the exception of DSTYGE and PYT

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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    DSTYGE - YESS!! Best spoken intro ever. "The Force got a lot of power..." Enough said.

    PYT - yes

    IJCSLY - yes, I like it

    In The Closet - yes

    BoW - NO. On my Spotify playlist I use the singles version of the song instead of the album version and that is because the singles version does not have the intro and I prefer it that way.
    Same with You Rock My World - so a "no" there as well.

    I like the Will You Be There and Little Susie intros and I don't mind the History or Heal The World intro.

    So I guess to me those two are annoying: Black or White and You Rock My World. The rest are OK or even great like in the case of DSTYGE.



    Another thing I really hate - and I'm glad MJ did not have this habit - album intros and outros and interludes. Man, those are annoying!

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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    I like DSTYGE, PYT and In The Closet intros, but I hate having to hear the BoW and YRMW intros. The ones from 2bad and privacy aren't too bad. What else erm, TDCAU fits with the song I like that. Heal the World is cute and again fits I think.

    Yeah I think the only ones I don't like are BoW and YRMW
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    I understand some spoken intros are annoying like the BOW or YRMW ones but how could anyone skip the Will You Be There's (Beethoven's 9th Symphony, Choral) and Little Susie's (Maurice Duruflé's Requiem) intros? Unless some of you aren't into classical music.

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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    Do any Spotify album version have the IJCSLY intro? I haven't listened to in ages.

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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    If it is something that can add to the song then i support it fully, but if it's just there to fill up some time on the record then absolutely not.. i'm glad Michael was smart with his decisions in regards to this subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyJam View Post
    I don't mind it on the songs you mentioned (DSTYGE spoken intro is one of the best build-ups to a song ever), but I can't stand the spoken dialogue at the beginning of Black or White and YRMW album versions.


    I have actually edited them off the albums on my iTunes, so I'm not forced to sit through Macauley Culkin and Chris Tucker every time I want to hear the song. It's fine on the music videos, but I don't know why Michael felt it was necessary to have this pointless dialogue at the beginning of the song on the actual album.
    Yes. But remember these albums were in the days when you'd listen to a full album. No playlists or shuffle. So BoW worked at the time, especially as BoW is very much the break point to when the album changes pace, tack & mood.

    YRMW doesn't really work as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by respect77 View Post

    Another thing I really hate - and I'm glad MJ did not have this habit - album intros and outros and interludes. Man, those are annoying!
    God, yeah. Put a Janet Jackson album on shuffle & you're screwed!!

    On this thread though, there's a huge difference between a poken intro like DSTYGE (one of the best intro's ever. Michael Jackson became A MAN in that moment!) and PYT and the parts of BoW & YRMW, the latter two are more parts of a play setting up the song.

    The proper spoken intros work really well.

    Finally, perplexed why did you specify 'demo' on 'In The Closet'. The final version has it too?
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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snow White luvs Peter Pan View Post
    Do any Spotify album version have the IJCSLY intro?
    Not that I know of.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony R View Post

    God, yeah. Put a Janet Jackson album on shuffle & you're screwed!!
    LOL. Exactly. I thought of her first when I wrote this. There are a few other artists, esp. in the R&B genre who love to use it.

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    Default Re: Spoken intros, yay or nay?

    I'll never understand why that intro was removed from later releases. It's not like it surpassed CDs length capacity, didn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snow White luvs Peter Pan View Post
    I'll never understand why that intro was removed from later releases. It's not like it surpassed CDs length capacity, didn't it?
    the length of a compact disc is 80 minutes.. so i don't understand why he cut it either! maybe he felt it dragged a little when he was working on the remaster process with Bruce..

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