List of official instrumentals and a capellas

Piek

Proud Member
The Ultimate Fan Extras Collection has these instrumentals:

Thriller (Instrumental)
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Instrumental)
The Way You Make Me Feel (Instrumental)
Man In The Mirror (Instrumental)
Dirty Diana (Instrumental)
Another Part Of Me (Instrumental)
Smooth Criminal (Instrumental)
Black or White (Instrumental)
Will You Be There (Instrumental)
Gone Too Soon (Instrumental)
 

Piek

Proud Member
Strictly spoken, a dub mix is somewhat in between the original song and the instrumental version: retaining some vocals (like harmonies and ad-libs), but not the main vocals. However, on Michael's records, these terms aren't used that strictly. Many 'instrumental' versions do contain some vocals. Like the instrumental version of Thriller.
 
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Fuzball

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Although never commercially released there're some more official instrumentals.

Liberian Girl [snippet leaked]
Leave Me Alone [leaked]
Earth Song [leaked*]
TDCAU [leaked*]
BOTDF [leaked*]

*instrumental mixes can be found within the songs leaked stem packs
 

Maxym

Proud Member
Thanks, just updated:
Added
Intrumentals:
/ Eaten Alive Expanded Edition
2001 Butterflies / Track Masters Remix 12' Promo

Thriller (Instrumental) / Ultimate Fans Extras Collection - beware:remaster!
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' / Ultimate Fans Extras Collection
The Way You Make Me Feel / Ultimate Fans Extras Collection
Man In The Mirror / Ultimate Fans Extras Collection - beware:probably remaster! (5:06)
Dirty Diana / Ultimate Fans Extras Collection(4:41)
Another Part Of Me / Ultimate Fans Extras Collection - beware:probably remaster! (3:46)
Smooth Criminal / Ultimate Fans Extras Collection - beware:remaster!
Black or White / Ultimate Fans Extras Collection - beware:remaster!
Will You Be There / Ultimate Fans Extras Collection - beware:remaster!
Gone Too Soon The / Ultimate Fans Extras Collection - great:not remaster

A capella
2001 Butterflies / Track Masters Remix 12' Promo

Added a "Confirmed dub" section (I really don't like it when it says instrumental and then you get lyrics with lyrics...)

Not included (thanks but not listing snippets/multitracks) (Regarding leaks, if they were 100% certified cancelled instrumental versions they could be interesting, but I can hardly verify it).
Liberian Girl [snippet leaked], Leave Me Alone [leaked], Earth Song [leaked*], TDCAU [leaked*], BOTDF [leaked*]


Also not included:
Eaten Alive (Hot Extended Dance Mix Instrumental) ... I listened to it ... for me it's a remix.
I also never true understood what a 12'' mix is, I supposed it was and extended version but I could be wrong.
 

Maxym

Proud Member
The Expanded Edition of the Diana Ross album Eaten Alive

Is this available from a lossless digital site? (something like Qobuz). (As Discogs state it's remastered ... I'm also afraid how badly remastered it could be :) )
 

kai

Proud Member
Although never commercially released there're some more official instrumentals.

Liberian Girl [snippet leaked]
Leave Me Alone [leaked]
Earth Song [leaked*]
TDCAU [leaked*]
BOTDF [leaked*]

*instrumental mixes can be found within the songs leaked stem packs

Leave me alone stems leaked ???
 

Maxym

Proud Member
Any idea if this was officially released? (I'm talking about the sound by the way, not the image)

Though... I may have some idea where it comes from.

 

Maxym

Proud Member
It's true ... I think the it was the first a cappella I ever heard ... I mean before someone made me listen to it I had no idea what an a cappella could be. I was young (I was actually still young after learning what is an a capella).

So far I don't find the "a cappella", I only find the "percappella" version (is this one?)
It's expenside on Discogs...

 

Maxym

Proud Member
Why are so many of the videos shared here already unavailable ?

Added "This time around (instrumental)" available on This time around US promo 12''.
[video=youtube;NoOFqZbtgl4]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoOFqZbtgl4[/video]
 
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