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    I don't know if there is already a thread like this but I really like this version.

    The versions released on the This Is It-album with 2 versions are both melancolic and sad in a way - but the version released by Paul Anka is IMO far superior. It's happy, full of joy, a bit more up-beat.

    If a MJ solo version existed with Paul Ankas arrangement it would be superb really. Such a carefree sweet song.


    Does anybody else like the duet version too? The arrangement Paul Anka made?
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago.

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    Didn't know about the duet version.
    I like both. (I just would have liked the lyrics to be louder in the duet because they sometimes get submerged by the music.)
    So you yeah I guess the version you suggest could also be great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    I don't know if there is already a thread like this but I really like this version.

    The versions released on the This Is It-album with 2 versions are both melancolic and sad in a way - but the version released by Paul Anka is IMO far superior. It's happy, full of joy, a bit more up-beat.

    If a MJ solo version existed with Paul Ankas arrangement it would be superb really. Such a carefree sweet song.


    Does anybody else like the duet version too? The arrangement Paul Anka made?
    The entire ‘This Is It’ era was a very sad and melancholic period for Michael Jackson and his fans (given the singer’s failing health and his untimely death), so the song and its orchestra version fit the ‘This Is It’ album, especially as the last two tracks on that album.

    The entire ‘This Is It’ era was a very sad and melancholic period for Michael Jackson and his fans (given the singer’s failing health and his untimely death), so the song and its orchestra version fit the ‘This Is It’ album, especially as the last two tracks on that album.

    It is strange though that this new single at that time (2009) had vocals that the singer recorded in the early ‘80s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    The entire ‘This Is It’ era was a very sad and melancholic period for Michael Jackson and his fans (given the singer’s failing health and his untimely death), so the song and its orchestra version fit the ‘This Is It’ album, especially as the last two tracks on that album.

    The entire ‘This Is It’ era was a very sad and melancholic period for Michael Jackson and his fans (given the singer’s failing health and his untimely death), so the song and its orchestra version fit the ‘This Is It’ album, especially as the last two tracks on that album.

    It is strange though that this new single at that time (2009) had vocals that the singer recorded in the early ‘80s.
    Do you just copy those from somewhere? I would write the sources if they are not your own words. Also I'm sure people here know the story of the song.

    I really like the song. Michael's vocals are better in the solo version in my opinion.
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    My favorite is the version with the orchestra. The one used in Spike Lee's video. I've liked this song. It's a sad beautiful song.

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    Orchestra version is best version

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    Quote Originally Posted by SmoothGangsta View Post
    Orchestra version is best version
    i agree. it's so beautiful.



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    michael wanted to do more of those before he pass.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Themidwestcowboy View Post
    My favorite is the version with the orchestra. The one used in Spike Lee's video. I've liked this song. It's a sad beautiful song.
    I do not know why, but I can't find that video on YT, doe anyone have a link for it?

    The Orhestra version is great too. - I just think the more uplifting feeling in the duet production fits the song better and it just makes me smile whenever I hear it.
    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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    michael wanted to do more of those before he pass.
    The song is from the Thriller era. I doubt MJ would work more on the song.

    Was the song on the list in MJ's house? - the list of songs he wanted to finish? If the story is true that "MJ took the song (the tapes) and ran" - then I doubt he would ever release this song - how could he? He needed Paul Anka's accept I guess? I hope there are more demoes in the vault in the same state (vocal-wise) as TII.
    https://www.youtube.com/user/Ahess/videos - me dancing MJ - many years ago.

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    he wanted to do more orchestra with his songs.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    I do not know why, but I can't find that video on YT, doe anyone have a link for it?
    good question. i don't know why the orchestra version isn't on the official channel yet. but you know the estate. it will one day. probably LQ but i got a feeling they will one day.



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    i don't think this is it suppose be a sad song. when i listen to it it sounds like a beautiful love song. even though it was made in the thriller era having it being release after michael passing was a great move.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    I do not know why, but I can't find that video on YT, doe anyone have a link for it?

    The Orhestra version is great too. - I just think the more uplifting feeling in the duet production fits the song better and it just makes me smile whenever I hear it.
    Do you mean this:


    I really like the single cover:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Galactus123 View Post
    Do you mean this:


    I really like the single cover:
    no he mean the "short film" orchestra version of it by spike lee.



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