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    Default Was Stranger in Moscow ever performed fully live?

    One of things I hate about HIStory tour is how this song was 100% playback, is there any rehearsal footage or soundchecks or anything where Michael did it live.

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    Default Re: Was Stranger in Moscow ever performed fully live?



    I think this is the closest we've gotten

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    Michael's 90s songs were almost always lip synced 99% of the times. However, they were exceptions for example:

    1) Gone Too Soon - Only performed live once and it was fully live.
    2) Black or White - Michael sang live over the playback in shows at Wembley 92 and Munich 92.
    3) Heal The World - Michael sang it live at 98 Bahamas Hotel opening, although we don't have a full video or audio of the performance.
    4) Scream - Part of it was sung live during the History Tour show in Brunei 96.
    5) Dangerous - Part of it was sung live during a History Tour show in Ostend 97.

    There might be other examples, but there are the only ones that I know of.

    Sadly, SIM was always lip-synced. What makes it even more ridiculous is that even the backing singers are lip-syncing to...... Michael's vocals. WTF lol!

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    Default Re: Was Stranger in Moscow ever performed fully live?

    Was SIM rehearsed for This Is It?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nite Line View Post
    Was SIM rehearsed for This Is It?
    Apparently it was. - MJ could choose between SM and Human Nature if I have gotten it right.

    Not sure if there is any video of MJ rehearsing SM - and not sure if he sang live... One can dream.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nite Line View Post
    Was SIM rehearsed for This Is It?
    It was. Here is audio without vocals::

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    Quote Originally Posted by Galactus123 View Post
    It was. Here is audio without vocals::
    Did Michael ever sing it during rehearsals?

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    Quote Originally Posted by analogue View Post
    I think this is the closest we've gotten
    Now that's something I'd really like to hear in full. Does anybody who recorded it? How did this appear online?
    Last edited by Hulkamaniac; 18-03-2020 at 09:57 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nite Line View Post
    Michael's 90s songs were almost always lip synced 99% of the times. However, they were exceptions for example:

    1) Gone Too Soon - Only performed live once and it was fully live.
    2) Black or White - Michael sang live over the playback in shows at Wembley 92 and Munich 92.
    3) Heal The World - Michael sang it live at 98 Bahamas Hotel opening, although we don't have a full video or audio of the performance.
    4) Scream - Part of it was sung live during the History Tour show in Brunei 96.
    5) Dangerous - Part of it was sung live during a History Tour show in Ostend 97.

    There might be other examples, but there are the only ones that I know of.

    Sadly, SIM was always lip-synced. What makes it even more ridiculous is that even the backing singers are lip-syncing to...... Michael's vocals. WTF lol!
    Will You Be There was also live on the NAACP awards in 94.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Themidwestcowboy View Post
    Will You Be There was also live on the NAACP awards in 94.
    He sang just one line though :-P This goes for all the songs listed bar "gone too soon". Naturally gone too soon is by far my favorite MJ moment of the 90s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by galactus123 View Post
    it was. Here is audio without vocals::
    omg awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    Apparently it was. - MJ could choose between SM and Human Nature if I have gotten it right.

    Not sure if there is any video of MJ rehearsing SM - and not sure if he sang live... One can dream.
    As Michael Durham Prince revealed, Michael Jackson re-recorded in the studio his vocals of ‘Stranger In Moscow’ and he was going to lip-sync those newly recorded vocals while performing the song in his ‘This Is It’ shows.

    Quote Originally Posted by Themidwestcowboy View Post
    Will You Be There was also live on the NAACP awards in 94.
    He also sang fully live few lines of ‘Dangerous’ in 2002 at the American Bandstand's 50th Anniversary Celebration (towards the end of the song, and right before taking his jacket and his fedora off, you can hear him sing fully live those few lines out of breath).

    There is also the ‘In The Closet’ part which he always sang fully live during the HIStory Tour.

    He also sang fully live few lines from ‘You Rock My World’ while performing the song during the 2001 MSG shows.

    Although it cannot be technically described as a performance, Michael Jackson also sang fully live few lines of ‘The Lost Children’ song, while he was exiting a shopping centre in Berlin (on November 19th, 2002).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nite line View Post
    sadly, sim was always lip-synced. What makes it even more ridiculous is that even the backing singers are lip-syncing to...... Michael's vocals. Wtf lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 8701girl View Post
    omg awesome!
    That channel also has other songs that weren't in the movie. Like Dirty Diana, You Are Not Alone and Off the Wall Medley.

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    Default Re: Was Stranger in Moscow ever performed fully live?

    Poor HIStory tour backing vocalists 😂 I would love to hear their thoughts on having to lip sync to a backing track. They look like they’re giving it their all as well! Wonder what the logic was behind that move.

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