Three Jacksons' albums will be re-released with bonus songs and the Live will be re-issued

NuTNC

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it's album review time: The Jacksons - first 3 albums re-released
good remastered but bad is That's What You Get (For Being Polite) [DJ Reverend P Remix]
 

Maxym

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Not excited at all ... I think that most remasters from after year 2000 sound awful (the Jacksons albums and Thriller are the most acceptable cases I can think of though, all kinds of artists included), I don't like remixes (except exceptions), just a few of the single mixes are actually longer than the album versions...
 

Dart_Jack

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Yes it is! I always call it Michael's first solo album... not to diminish his brothers, absolutely not, but IT IS a Michael Jackson album. It's him singing all lead vocals, except for Bless His Soul (which is kind of a duet with Michael and Jackie). He has songwriting credits on all the songs, except for Blame It On The Boogie. And most of all: this is Michael performing without Quincy, Teddy, Bill or Rodney, this is Michael sounding great without the recording wizardry of Bruce Swedien, this is... mainly him. And his brothers of course, but I think I am not the only one to believe Michael had the upper hand when working with his brothers...

That's what makes Destiny so interesting to me. It's sort of unfiltered MJ. This is what he wanted to record, in 1978. I like it a lot.

Randy's contribution was enormous. In fact, he was the main writer of Shake Your Body. Michael joined later. Randy was the initiator of the melody. And in other songs he also made a serious contribution.

The writing of the album is not very typical of Michael's songwriting style (when he wrote alone). Except maybe "All Night Dancin".
 

Maxym

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The writing of the album is not very typical of Michael's songwriting style (when he wrote alone). Except maybe "All Night Dancin".

Really? Not sure if it's what you are pointing at, but I sometimes wonder where all these "I'm gonna go out and dance" songs influence came from (maybe from J5 era) and why they completely disappeared starting from Thriller.

Also, I knew that Blame It On The Boogie was written by someone else, but I wasn't aware that it is actually a cover: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blame_It_on_the_Boogie
 

Piek

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The remaining three albums will be release in Expanded Version on This April 8: Triumph, Victory and 2300 Jackson Street
Add tracks
Triumph - Can You Feel It [Remixes]: MLK Remix, Island Remix and Kirk Franklin Remix
2300 Jackson Street - Art of Madness (Percapella)
Cr.: https://twitter.com/RobLives4Love/status/1372767419370856452

You can already see them in the iTunes Store:

Triumph (Expanded Version)
Victory (Expanded Version)
2300 Jackson Street (Expanded Version)
 

Maxym

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mjchris

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Does someone know how to get the US Version for "The Jackson - Live" in Europe. Buying from Amazon USA is now totally expensive. 35 Euro incl. taxes.
 

Maxym

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Are you talking of the Hi-Res quality ?
Because from Belgium for Triumph and Victory I see CD quality at 18,99 and 21,99.
16,99 would match the "Hi Res" for the first three albums.
2300 is the more expensive (more tracks I guess).
 

R1chard

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I've got them all except Goin' Places. My biggest question is, will they sound like overcompressed garbage like nearly all remasters?
 

Maxym

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will they sound like overcompressed garbage like nearly all remasters?

Probably, because it needs to sound louder for deaf people ;-)

I'm usually allergic to overcompressed and bass/drums enriched reissues.
But, I'm not disturbed by the Jacksons 2008 remasters and such. Also I thought that Thriller's remasters are OK (though I can hear the difference if I listen to various released to compare them. (Other than these, I keep away from remasters as much as possible.)
So I still have hope that they didn't screw up these one yet.

Anyone who got the first three albums 2021 release has compared ?
 

Maxym

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I'm considering buy some of them ... those with the most appealing extras ... but in case can someone give me a description of how bad the mastering is?
 

Maxym

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The remastered may be the equivalent of 2009.

I have not bought anything yet and I don't feel any rush to do so but

Somebody sent those( the song is Things I Do For You from Destiny).

I think that it's only an hint, not as a real listening test. But also listen to the tracks on YouTube, they sound somewhat worse for 2021.

2008 remaster:
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2021:
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Zack44

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In case you guys didn't know. three of the songs on the extended edition of 2300 Jackson Street are non-album tracks/B-sides that, until now, were incredibly rare and seldom heard by the public.

Keep Her:

When I Look At You:

Please Come Back To Me:

Also, I feel like they missed a perfect opportunity to include the live recording of "If You'd Only Believe" from the 1994 Jacksons Family Honors, which has completely different lyrics from the album version and also features Michael singing (and also Celine Dion for some reason)

 
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