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    Default Which Demo Do You Wish Michael Finished?

    Okay firstly you can only choose one and it must be either vocally or lyrically incomplete, like Free or Beautiful Girl, it can't be like Slave To The Rhythm or A Place With No Name.

    I'm going to say In The Back, because as a song it interests me so much and we know so little about it.
    I love it as a demo, the melody is strong and as sonic soundscape it's rich and complex.
    Sonically it's more in the vein of Earth Song and Stranger In Moscow, than something like This Time Around or 2Bad, which I think is what I find interesting, like it meant more to him or it was a greater glimpse into his thought process.

    I would have loved to be more complete lyrically because the lyrics I can make out are so intense and head on, it's jarring.
    Opening line, "You've got two hands on the Bible, and they still think you're a liar"
    That hits the allegations and the media circus he's faced for the last 2 years head on and nails the feeling straight away.
    I can only dream if he'd have continued in this vein and continued to vent his frustration through the lyrics.

    The vocal performance is another avenue that I find interesting, because it's his lower register "quick voice" style like Jam or Blood On The Dance Floor, but the lines aren't really that quick. It's like he's telling us a secret but he doesn't care who hears. I think it's intriguing how as the song starts he's singing in a cool, almost laid back approach but as the song progresses and the production opens up, his vocal opens up and it's almost like he's pleading with the listener.

    A finished version of this song would have worked on HIStory instead of Come Together, just slot in straight after Money.
    Or possibly as a 6th song on Blood On The Dance Floor, as it is a song that offers a look into a darker edge of Michael's art.

    Anyways what demo would you have wanted Mike to complete most and why?
    Also how do you think the public would have received it had it been completed and released?

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    Default Re: Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    In the back, because it’s an amazing production and I like the way he used his vocals the way I like. This song is very complex and has a beautiful arrangement.

    Awesome piece. One of his best productions after ‘Who Is It’.

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    Default Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    Fall Again - I really wish he had finished it and put it on Invincible.

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    Default Re: Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    Fall Again and Scared Of The Moon. I wanted to try to personally finish these demos but I don't have the multitracks/stems so I had to end my journey.
    But those demos would be so amazingly beautiful if they were updated to a newer sound but not made to the 2016-2018 sound if that makes sense.

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    Default Re: Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    People of the World - great melody, could have great lyrics.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago.

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    Default Re: Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    In The Back is probably my favorite demo, so that one. Love the sound.

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    Default Re: Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    Beautiful Girl, Fall Again, POTW, Days In Gloustershire........

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    Default Re: Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    Beautiful Girl and Days in Gloucestershire. It's a crime they weren't finished.

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    Default Re: Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    Do You Know Where Your Children Are,Cheater and People Of The World comes first to my mind.

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    Default Re: Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysThere View Post
    Beautiful Girl and Days in Gloucestershire. It's a crime they weren't finished.
    Yep totally agree. They're the two unfinished demos I go back to most, the melodies in both are great. I think had he completed Days In Gloucestershire, it would have been like a retrospective song similar to The Beatles In My Life kind of thing. The soundscape with the birds chirping at the start is so vivid it's amazing to see in a demo
    With Beautiful Girl, I just love the layers and textures, I always get Liberian Girl vibes. The fade out adlibs (I'm in love) are amazing. A really sincere sentiment
    These two would have been his most joyous songs since Speechless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    People of the World - great melody, could have great lyrics.
    Yep I'm with you on this. The melody is so timeless, you can really feel the world vibe through it.
    The lyrics that are there are pure and full of promise as well. You can feel the humanity in them

    "Life should be harmony, In this world of self destruction, Nations lift your voices and sing"

    I think that's brilliant, that feeling of hope it gives you is so warm. It's a sentiment we need now more than ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dunk96 View Post
    Fall Again and Scared Of The Moon. I wanted to try to personally finish these demos but I don't have the multitracks/stems so I had to end my journey.
    But those demos would be so amazingly beautiful if they were updated to a newer sound but not made to the 2016-2018 sound if that makes sense.
    Sadly the last I heard, nobody knows where the multitracks are for Scared Of The Moon, they were given to Mike (huge mistake ) and never to be found again. I do like Scared Of The Moon, the haunting vocal delivery is amazing and those mooooooonnn parts are brilliant.
    Honestly I've never been a huge fan of Fall Again, I like but not as much as everyone else but I do appreciate why it's loved.
    Never give up on the dream of stems for that one, they're definitely somewhere and I would love to hear you interpretation of the songs

    Sorry to triple post, I know it's despised. My bad, continue this awesome discussion

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    Yeah I forgot about People Of The World. Like it as much as Fall Again but because it‘s not as finished I rarely listen to it.

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    Default Re: Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    Get Your Weight Off Me OH NO IT'S UNLEAKED

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    Default Re: Which demo do you wish Michael finished?

    Jeez there are so many but some that come to mind..

    Slave to the rhythm
    Fall again
    Cant get your weight off of me
    I was a loser
    It's just a family thing
    Blue gangster
    Man in black
    Loving you
    Chicago
    Love never felt so good
    Do you know where your children are





    Now there are songs I think had great potential but needed to be reworked, not just finished.. she's got it, Work that body, I cant take it another day just to name a a few.

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