Zakk, will you explain how to update MJ's song, but not taking it too far. Who decides what is exactly amount of updating and when it is gone too far.
You just cannot please this fan base, no matter what.
There are songs from 2013 that sounds like songs from the 90s. Infact, some of Lady Gaga's songs sound very 80s/90s and Bruno's Treasure actually sounds late 70s. It does not matter all that much as long as it sounds good. I just hate it when they update the song to make it sound like crap! THAT's the PROBLEM with MJ's songs now. STTR has so much potential to be no 1 but Timba just ruin it!!!! He makes it unlistenable. It really frustrates me.
You haven't even heard of the original demo. How do you even know which version is closer to the original?But wasn't the leaked version of Slave to the Rhythm a "ruined" version? Given that it sounds nothing like the original demo? I personally think Timbaland's is closer to a Michael Jackson version.
You haven't even heard of the original demo. How do you even know which version is closer to the original?
Btw, Timbo's STTR instrumental isn't even in time with the vocals! It's complete trash. I doubt the it sounds anything close to the the original demo!
why mess with perfection?
I totally agree with you,Analogue. I have an issue with people messing with Michael's work. If they are going to release an updated, remixed etc song, they need to also release Michael's original version at the same time. Michael's music, short films, etc were perfection. I want to hear a song exactly how he created it. Someone else making changes to his work, just doesn't seem right. Michael will always be the greatest entertainer of all time for a reason, why mess with perfection?
Michael was not perfect. He was flawed, just as any other entertainer was. His music was great, but he did make a few bad tracks now and then. This is something some fans truly need to understand and accept. The Hollywood Tonight demo is pretty boring honestly. Days in Gloucestershire is incomplete. People of the World is uninteresting. These are not perfect songs. Just because Michael did something does not automatically make it perfect..
I understand what you mean but i do not wholeheartedly agree with this notion. Music is subjective. DIG, HT demo and POTW may have sound boring and uninspired to you but other people may actually love them. Hell i love them. Me personally, don't think that MJ did bad songs. Sure there are some songs i am not fond of and some that i skip, but bad to me equates to unlistenable. Never have i played an MJ song and been so dismayed that it made my stomach turn and i turned it off. At the end of the day that is my opinion. So you can't say people should accept and understand that he made some bad songs as it is a fact because it all boils down to opinions and personal preferences.
To be honest we need the new album asap. There is soon gonna be a riot in here
Very true. Perhaps "bad" was the wrong word to use - my apologies on that one!
I meant that not every single song that Michael has ever released is going to be good. As you yourself said, there are some songs that you personally want to skip. That just shows that Michael himself couldn't strike gold every single time. Which goes along with my point: perhaps reproductions are beneficial, so long as the necessary precautions are taken.
The 2010 version of "Slave to the Rhythm" is good, but the instrumental is more like a "Remix" than an "official song"The 2010 STTR was far less accurate than the 2014 version, to the 1990 version. The problem is the song is just kinda plain.
Unlikely that they won't be totally changed imo. That's why I'm not really interested. Nothing MJ in there at that point.If the upcoming tribute album has songs from MJ's latter day career, then I would hope they are not updated. I want the original instrumentation.
I mean, maybe. It might be refreshed but not reworked. More like "Michael" than "Xscape".Unlikely that they won't be totally changed imo. That's why I'm not really interested. Nothing MJ in there at that point.