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    Your Most Wanted Demos and/or Unreleased Songs?

    Chicago 1945, Buffalo Bill, Lovely Way, Man in Black. I'd also like to hear Truth On Youth which is a collab with LL Cool J.
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    Your Most Wanted Demos and/or Unreleased Songs?

    I've heard Willing and Waiting. It was recorded by Babyface and offered to Michael but he rejected it.
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Very enlightening to hear what MP said about the handling of posthumously released material. We could never have anything truly great because of Sony-hired egotistical producers.
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    The Bart Stevens video talks about unreleased material with LL Cool J.
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    Why was the initial bonus content of Thriller25 discarded?

    I remember reading in "Remember the Time" the studio had all sorts of plans for Thriller 25. Michael wasn't interested in doing anything for it but the studio said he had to. He basically put off working on the remixes until the last minute which is why it barely got anything. Greatest Hits...
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    Michael, Bad 25, and Xscape are wiped from existence. How would you reconfigure an album?

    Michael Jackson is a dead artist. All of this manipulation of past recorded demos is a misplaced attempt to sound new and fresh. They should have stuck with 2001's formula: re-release the albums with bonus tracks ( interviews and outtakes from that era). Whatever is allowed without being...
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    What do you want to see from the Estate? (fans wishlist thread)

    Because the man wants to do it. He's done a better job of celebrating and educating people on Michael than anyone else in mind opinion and I'm sure it's not about the money. He's described it as a hobby.
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Hey guys, I attended the seminar in ATL this past weekend and will try to give a summary without any details, just for those that may be curious as to what it was like. I didn't take any notes, but seeing as how this was not my first visit and some of the details stick with me, I can pretty...
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    This Is It 10th Anniversary Boxset

    Well, it is at least something. Feels like the Estate hasn't put out anything in a long time. Lawsuit after lawsuit will stop anything worthwhile from coming out. They really don't want to pay royalties to anyone.
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    What Is Your Favorite MJ concert?

    Dangerous Tour - Oslo. So much energy in that performance.
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    Have We Lost The Real Michael?

    There will always be fan perception and media distortion of Michael Jackson. He is a celebrity and people like to fantasize and think of their favorite celebrities in the greatest light and put them on the highest pedestal possible. I signed up for this site because I consider myself to be a...
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    Historical: Official Estate Statement About the Vault

    Bad 25 was a great product. I wish they would come out with more re-issues like that. It appears that the people in charge went through the "vault" and took their chances with what they'd thought people would like and hoped it would sell. It didn't, but it's not all their fault, sometimes...
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    Historical: Official Estate Statement About the Vault

    My theory on the "vault" is that it is outdated. Michael worked with so many producers, artists, and engineers throughout the years that he relied on them to keep up with everything he was working on. The vault just does not contain all of it. Michael didn't keep a traditional vault like...
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    How Many Unreleased Songs are Complete Enough for a Release?

    Re: Men In Black: How finished is it? Both.
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