I'm not sure 'happy' is the word I'd use. I feel sick to the stomach at the thought of all of the business flying around the name 'Michael Jackson' right now. If it's done with love and by people who actually care then it wouldn't be an issue. I thought the Opus looked great until I heard about all of the problems and the broken promises (whatever happened to the augmented reality video stuff?!?). But at least that was a beautiful product. And I went to the launch, it was done with love and care.
Look at The Beatles Anthology series that came out in 1997. That was done with care and attention.
Look at the Elvis releases in 2002, the 25th anniversary of his death releases. Done with love and care. I worked on some of those releases - the people in charge of those projects LOVED Elvis. One of them was on the board of directors of Gracelands.
Then look at this release. Michael Jackson isn't Usher! He is The Beatles, but more so. He is Elvis, but more so. And it's a complete shambles.
Thanks for you reply. People are also against any new MJ album, and I just wanted to know where you stand on that subject alone.
Opus is beautiful, and the MJ dance games that are out now, are out at the right time. Michael has gotten a lot of young and new fans. In maybe ten or twenty years from now, Michael will also have beautiful projects like Elvis and the Beatles have had years after they were gone. Right now, for Michael, who is the biggest artist the world will ever see, it is too many people who want to have control, have a say, make wrong right and right wrong, that it is difficult to understand it all.
The album artwork on the cover is one of the most beautiful artworks I have seen. The original, which has more people and symbols in it due to agreements and copyrights, are even more great. I am happy they had Jackie Jackson and illustrator Kadir Nelson working on it together. It's beautiful.