- Apr 19, 2019
Do You Like The Xscape Album?
Do You Like The Xscape Album?
I voted yes because of course it's amazing to hear these songs but the circumstances...and wondering whether he'd even want it released idk. very mixed feelings
I like it a lot. I played it relentlessly for a couple of months when it was first released. For some of the tracks, I like only the original; for others, I like only the reworked version; and for a number of them, I like both versions. I appreciate that we were given the originals and the contemporised versions - that way, there's something for everyone. I hope that, if there are any future album releases, the same formula is used.
Exactly my thoughts & how doubt i feel about the album & the songs.
Same formula for future releases is definitely heavily needed!!!
No. The originals are nice to have but presented in pretty dreadful quality (compare the sound quality of She Was Loving Me, a song from the Invincible era, to that of the Bad era outtakes on Bad 25 that Matt Forger worked on, the difference is night and day). The first disc is atrocious.
There were only 2 singles. APWNN and LNFSG. Both used the modern versions. I’ll have to check my CD singles, but I’m not sure the originals were there.OK, so I just started listening to Xscape for the first time and I am obsessed with Loving You (original version). I heard it exactly once yesterday and still it was stuck in my head the rest of the day. Today I have listened to that song over and over and I can't get enough of it. I have only mildly checked out the rest of the album so far.
Anyway, I am curious -- which songs do you prefer in their original form vs. the remixes? And vice versa? Right now, I prefer every original version to the remixed version, but like I said, I've barely listened to them. That is just my very immediate reaction. So I'm curious what other people think!
And another thing, when they released singles from this album, which versions did they promote? I assume the remixes, but I'm curious.
Also, I had no idea that the songs on this album were from various eras. For some reason I assumed all of it would be Invincible era outtakes, or the work he was doing before his death. It's really cool to have a mix from throughout his career!
There were only 2 singles. APWNN and LNFSG. Both used the modern versions. I’ll have to check my CD singles, but I’m not sure the originals were there.
The vinyl version of Xscape featured only the modern versions.
Preferred modernised songs: LNFSG, Chicago, Loving You, STTR
Preferred demos: Blue Gangsta, DYKWYCA, APWNN.
This is my fantasy for an 'unplugged' Michael show. Just him and Brad Buxer. I have no idea if it would really work but in my mind it does.Michael and just a piano is an unlikely but magical combination
Well of course, you surely heard the piano version of “love never felt so good”.This is my fantasy for an 'unplugged' Michael show. Just him and Brad Buxer. I have no idea if it would really work but in my mind it does.
Are you saying there's such a track on Xscape? Cos I've only played one track off it and haven't looked at it since.
I do love the poster. I bought 2 copies of the album just so I could get a second poster. I have my priorities straight, lol.
No, that's my point. Haven't heard this, didn't know such a thing existed.Well of course, you surely heard the piano version of “love never felt so good”.
Er, OK. Bit worrying. I have listened to this but only once. Must not have made much impression on me. I thought I'd really enjoyed it but if it's just piano and Michael ... I really don't remember that.MJ also has a beautiful piano recording of a haunting ballad called “scared of the moon”.
I agree. I have 3 different versions of low-key shows Michael could do but the piano one is my fave.Of course it would work, it would be unbelievably beautiful!
He is my excuse for everything I have dropped the ball on this year (which is a lot of things lol).He is destroying my brain. That's my excuse. Better go and listen to this again.
Agree. It's my default explanation nowadays. And it's not even an exaggeration, I don't think.He is my excuse for everything I have dropped the ball on this year (which is a lot of things lol).
It’s 100% not an exaggeration in my case lol. As a prof I have the summer off and I’m legitimately concerned he is going to consume every single moment of it and I won’t get anything else accomplished lolAgree. It's my default explanation nowadays. And it's not even an exaggeration, I don't think.