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    Default Re: Any news on the This is it project?

    Whatever was live or not, there is footage to be seen.. from band rehersal, staging, dance rehersal, filming for 3d short films, and so on..

    if they wanted they could make several documentaries out of what they have..
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    Default Re: Any news on the This is it project?

    I still hope to see much more footage.

    Sound checks - like the TWYMMF clip is so great and shows how much in demand/control MJ was. - Every little note.

    More rehearsal clips with the dancers - like the drill - where MJ is so cool chewing gum, dancing The Drill absolutely perfect... - footage like that would be great.

    MJ giving directions/orders to the band and dancers - stuff that shows just how much in control MJ was, those clips would be great.

    And then of course - if there are more live sung songs - release it.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago.

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    Default Re: Any news on the This is it project?

    So was earth song sung live?

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    Earth song was sing live but part of the agreement for releasing the footage and obtaining it was that Sony were to release nothing that portrays MJ as ill or in a bad light. Sadly his voice was not strong enough on my if the numbers and they chose to dub it instead. Earth Song is probably a very weak vocal and would never have been sung live anyway. While he may have been singing live or doing a very weak vocal while rehearsing similar to what was shoo wn in WBSS, there were always tracks that were going to be mimed such as TDCAU or Thriller.

    As I said on another thread Michael Prince confirmed his voice wasn't up to it and they were going to record some new vocal takes and look through the vaults for alternate leads to use. Even for WBSS which had never been mimed before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rumandraisin View Post
    Earth song was sing live but part of the agreement for releasing the footage and obtaining it was that Sony were to release nothing that portrays MJ as ill or in a bad light. Sadly his voice was not strong enough on my if the numbers and they chose to dub it instead. Earth Song is probably a very weak vocal and would never have been sung live anyway. While he may have been singing live or doing a very weak vocal while rehearsing similar to what was shoo wn in WBSS, there were always tracks that were going to be mimed such as TDCAU or Thriller.

    As I said on another thread Michael Prince confirmed his voice wasn't up to it and they were going to record some new vocal takes and look through the vaults for alternate leads to use. Even for WBSS which had never been mimed before.
    That’s interesting because I’ve read that Michael’s goal was to sing live for TII more than he had in the previous years, hence why they ditched the prerecorded vocals. I guess all we can do is speculate, huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hudson112 View Post
    That’s interesting because I’ve read that Michael’s goal was to sing live for TII more than he had in the previous years, hence why they ditched the prerecorded vocals. I guess all we can do is speculate, huh.
    Michael Prince said that's what he wanted to do yeah.

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    Default Re: Any news on the This is it project?

    According to available information and how he was rehearsing the songs for his ‘This Is It’ shows, Michael Jackson planned to sing fully live the following songs:

    - ‘Wanna Be Startin' Somethin’
    - ‘Human Nature’
    - ‘J5 Medley’
    - ‘I Just Can't Stop Loving You’
    - ‘Black Or White’
    - ‘Beat It’

    The rest of the songs were going to be either fully lip-synced, or partly live and partly lip-synced.

    For example, ‘Thriller’, ‘Man In The Mirror’, ‘Jam’, ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’, ‘Heal The World’, ‘They Don't Care About Us’ were going to be fully lip-synced with his usual few, live ad-libs.

    ‘Earth Song’ was going to be partly live and partly lip-synced (the ‘what about…’ parts were going to be lip-synced because they were strenuous for his voice if he sang them live.

    Remember, these ‘what about…’ parts were strenuous for his voice when he was recording the song for the ‘HIStory’ album, that is why he recorded these parts at the end of the album’s sessions.

    Contrary to what Michael Durham Prince said about that, Michael Jackson generally in his career did not like using pre-recorded vocals during his shows which suggests that he was not going to use pre-recorded vocals also for the ‘This Is It’ shows.

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    Default Re: Any news on the This is it project?

    A very good post mjfrenzy. Certain songs were always going to be mimed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    Contrary to what Michael Durham Prince said about that, Michael Jackson generally in his career did not like using pre-recorded vocals during his shows which suggests that he was not going to use pre-recorded vocals also for the ‘This Is It’ shows.
    And to put it as a specificly confirmed fact like that, you rely on which of Michael Jacksons statements?
    (Other than your usual next best speculation of what he thought, felt, liked and not liked.)

    No reply = you don't know of such statement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    According to available information and how he was rehearsing the songs for his ‘This Is It’ shows, Michael Jackson planned to sing fully live the following songs:

    - ‘Wanna Be Startin' Somethin’
    - ‘Human Nature’
    - ‘J5 Medley’
    - ‘I Just Can't Stop Loving You’
    - ‘Black Or White’
    - ‘Beat It’

    The rest of the songs were going to be either fully lip-synced, or partly live and partly lip-synced.

    For example, ‘Thriller’, ‘Man In The Mirror’, ‘Jam’, ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’, ‘Heal The World’, ‘They Don't Care About Us’ were going to be fully lip-synced with his usual few, live ad-libs.

    ‘Earth Song’ was going to be partly live and partly lip-synced (the ‘what about…’ parts were going to be lip-synced because they were strenuous for his voice if he sang them live.

    Remember, these ‘what about…’ parts were strenuous for his voice when he was recording the song for the ‘HIStory’ album, that is why he recorded these parts at the end of the album’s sessions.

    Contrary to what Michael Durham Prince said about that, Michael Jackson generally in his career did not like using pre-recorded vocals during his shows which suggests that he was not going to use pre-recorded vocals also for the ‘This Is It’ shows.
    So....are we going by what was displayed on the film or what he was or wasn't going to do live...not once had he ever performed dirty diana with a backing track & that was going to be rehearsed for sure!

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