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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    i listen to them regularly (except the fake songs), just like his studio albums before.

    i do like most of the xscape remakes/remixes.

    my absolute favorite songs:
    Hollywood Tonight
    A Place With No Name (remix & original)
    Xscape (remix & original)

    i do prefer the Blue Gangster remix over the original, by far.

    Slave to the rhythm had an outstanding vocal performance, it's a must hearing it.unfortunately the production of the remix + demo wasn't on that high level compared to the vocals.
    MJ fan since 1991 <3

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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    Behind The Mask the mask if released back in the day would have been a mega hit

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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    I still can not believe they did not release Behind the Mask as a single - maybe a version without the live noise and the screaming -

    AND ESPECIALLLY... - Why on earth wasn't the great musicvideo made for Behind the Mask released instead of the stupid and cringeworthy video that was released...
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago.

    I would be really glad if you rated or/and commented the videos. Thanks

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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    I tend to listen to unreleased songs and demos instead of the albums to be honest. Price Of Fame, A Place With No Name and Xscape are my favourites

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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scream View Post
    Michael and Xscape?
    I've never listened to either of them. I liked Love Never Felt So Good when I heard it on the radio, but I always think If Michael wanted this stuff out, he would've released it when he was alive. I get why some people like getting new stuff, but the snippets I've heard from both albums have been subpar with horrible modern production.

    What says you?
    That is not entirely true.

    For example, MJ wanted to include ‘Behind The Mask’ on his ‘Thriller’ album, but legal issues (concerning the song’s co-credits) did not let that happen eventually.

    Or, take the ‘Xscape’ song which MJ was about to release it officially (in the post-'Invincible’ era), but its on line leak later ruined those plans.

    So, some of the songs that were included on these two posthumous albums (with a slightly different, modern production), in essence they were songs that MJ himself wanted to release them officially when he was still alive.

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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    behind the mask was ruined with all the Bucharest screaming - would be a great song without it

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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    I really like the majority of both albums. I actually prefer most of the new versions on Xscape as they just sound more polished and finished rather than demos. Always prefer the original version of Xscape though.

    Michael was a great album to me too, Hold my hand, Hollywood Tonight, Another Day, Best of Joy, Behind the Mask being particular highlights.

    As an aside, was it every proven or officially acknowledged that the supposed fake songs really were fake or is it just widely believed and accepted in the fan community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    I still can not believe they did not release Behind the Mask as a single - maybe a version without the live noise and the screaming -

    AND ESPECIALLLY... - Why on earth wasn't the great musicvideo made for Behind the Mask released instead of the stupid and cringeworthy video that was released...
    I think Behind the Mask was released as a single in some countries, but not all. I like each of the BTM videos for different reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AG5050 View Post

    As an aside, was it every proven or officially acknowledged that the supposed fake songs really were fake or is it just widely believed and accepted in the fan community.
    Widely believed in the fan community...not proven or admitted to, as yet. There is a class action court case going on at the moment, which feels as though it will never actually end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AG5050 View Post
    I really like the majority of both albums. I actually prefer most of the new versions on Xscape as they just sound more polished and finished rather than demos. Always prefer the original version of Xscape though.

    Michael was a great album to me too, Hold my hand, Hollywood Tonight, Another Day, Best of Joy, Behind the Mask being particular highlights.
    I agree with you. I have found much to like on both albums. "Hold My Hand" is truly sublime. I feel so sad that the release of it in Michael's lifetime was ruined by the leak. With some tracks on Xscape, I like both versions; with others I prefer the original and with some I prefer the new version. Mostly, I just let it play right through, without skipping anything. LNFSG, Chicago, STTR and Xscape are my favourites, but I very much dislike "Do You Know Where Your Children Are" - I wish that one had stayed in the vault. I really appreciate some of the new songs that were released on BAD 25, too, such as "Don't Be Messin Round", "Abortion Papers"; "Streetwalker" and "Fly Away". These are all amazing songs, IMO. I'd also like to give an honorable mention to the BOTDF/Dangerous mash-up on the Scream compilation album (I usually don't like remixes and/or mash-ups at all, but THIS one is superb). Great to finally have "Somebody's Watching Me" at my fingertips, as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikky Dee View Post
    I agree with you. I have found much to like on both albums. "Hold My Hand" is truly sublime. I feel so sad that the release of it in Michael's lifetime was ruined by the leak. With some tracks on Xscape, I like both versions; with others I prefer the original and with some I prefer the new version. Mostly, I just let it play right through, without skipping anything. LNFSG, Chicago, STTR and Xscape are my favourites, but I very much dislike "Do You Know Where Your Children Are" - I wish that one had stayed in the vault. I really appreciate some of the new songs that were released on BAD 25, too, such as "Don't Be Messin Round", "Abortion Papers"; "Streetwalker" and "Fly Away". These are all amazing songs, IMO. I'd also like to give an honorable mention to the BOTDF/Dangerous mash-up on the Scream compilation album (I usually don't like remixes and/or mash-ups at all, but THIS one is superb). Great to finally have "Somebody's Watching Me" at my fingertips, as well.
    I agree with everything you’ve said except for Do you know where your children are. I love that song, but with everything going on now I have seen some tabloids bringing it up as a ‘disturbing’ song.

    I felt the same way about Somebody’s Watching Me. I felt like a lot of fans over looked that it was the first time this song appeared on an MJ album so the release of that album was worth it for that alone for me.

    I also really love some of the mixes on the immortal album. The is it scary/threatened mash up is insane.

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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    I don't like posthumous albums, I only listen original demos.

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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    The controversy around the Cascio songs really turned me off the Michael album, so I never bought it. I will admit there are some good songs on that album, though.

    I did buy the deluxe edition of Xscape and I definitely prefer that one out of the two.

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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    I listen to some songs on the Michael album but very few on the Xscape.....and only the demos.
    Shame that Loving You sounds so weird....sounds like tape damage to me :/
    Its a shame but after the LN documentary I dont think we will see any new album or song release from Sony in a LONG time

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    Default Re: Do you listen to the posthumous albums?

    I still listen to both "Michael" and "Xscape." Especially now the title track with everything going on, we could all use some of that

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