- Apr 28, 2012
I hope the upcoming documentaries clear up some cloud. I would really want to know which tracks were specifically worked on for Thriller. Half of the T40 tracks are clearly just added for extra numbers.
In my opinion the tracks that didn’t make the cut are really good. There was a great double album possible. There is a lot of joy to be found in hot street, nite line, she’s trouble, carousel, got the hots and sunset driver. If there are finished up versions of behind the mask and who do you love (read: get rid of the awful drum machine sound and place live drums over it) you got yourself a disc that is worthy of being a full album release.
1 Hot Street
2 She’s Trouble
4 Nite Line
5 Behind The Mask
6 Sunset Driver
7 Who Do You Love
8 Got The Hots
This would have been a really solid 80s album imo, that’s a 1984 release right there.
This is what I usually do. Films, books, music - I always wait. Not as in, depriving myself of something I really, really wanna access. I just never feel the urge to go with it immediately.To be honest, I'm probably not gonna listen to the new songs until a few months from now when everything has settled a bit;
There are a lot of legitimate complaints to be made about all aspects of this project. But I love this little space, this little corner where we get to bounce around like a spring lamb!I just feel bad about it all.
You are definitely not the only one! I am sleep-deprived and on cold medicine for the 7th day straight and living my absolute best life with this music and all the happy vibes!But I love this little space, this little corner where we get to bounce around like a spring lamb!
Or is that just me?
Glad to hear it. I'm gonna be bouncing around all day.You are definitely not the only one!
The whole of Disc 2 is new to me. I loved Carousel and CGOOTR but WDYK blew my mind. I had no expectations or prior knowledge of what the sound might be so I was proper 😲 when I heard it.“Who Do You Know,” as I’ve raved about it many times already, is an absolute home run. Easily one of the best posthumously released songs.
She's Trouble is amazing. Just listened to that 4 times straight. I'll try Sunset Driver next.I also absolutely treasure “Sunset Driver,” “Carousel,” and “She’s Trouble.”
Totally agree!! It's an incredible song and it's been trending on Twitter for over 12 hours. I think it's easily the overall fan favorite!“Who Do You Know,” as I’ve raved about it many times already, is an absolute home run. Easily one of the best posthumously released songs.
Lovely Way is quite possibly my favorite song on the disc 2! Definitely give it some time to grow on you. I am seriously obsessed with it!The tracks I wasn't so fond of, like Lovely Way are growing on me.
I feel you on everything you are saying! But we should to let this thread be about positive things! But I agree with everything you are saying! I could rant about the Estate for weeks and would never run out of steam. Some weeks ago I still hoped for Hot Street. Now that the album came out and I see the tracks, I'm wondering why they didn't include Scared Of The Moon. It's released, but wouldn't it make a nice Thriller bonus track? Sunset Driver is also a released song, why not Scared Of The Moon? Maybe I'm missing some obvious info here, I always thought it would be a Thriller song.I would focus on the positive the day The Estate stops killing MJ's legacy. I don't mean to be negative, I'm a positive person, but I deeply hate injustice. Michael's posthumous releases have been extremely unprofessionally handled, with the slight exception of Xscape album. Michael didn't deserve such incompetent people.
Can anyone justify why they release CGOOTR on a Thriller 40 (an already released song coming from before Thriller era) and no Niteline, Hot Street, The Lady In My Life full version, Human Nature full version or demo, Thriller Video Mix, WBSS extended version, Slapstick, ... no Halloween promotion, close to no promotion at all, and 10 tracks on the second CD with lots of space left? And I'm not even mentioning the "artwork" of the merchandises on their official website which is just copy pasted photos on t-shirts without any art at all. Keeping positivity with such poor management is burying one's head in the sand. I've been a MJ's fan since the 80s and what we see today is a mockery, not management. I personally find it unacceptable. They're not serious and they're way too unprofessional.
“Who Do You Know,” as I’ve raved about it many times already, is an absolute home run. Easily one of the best posthumously released songs. I also absolutely treasure “Sunset Driver,” “Carousel,” and “She’s Trouble.”
Totally agree!! It's an incredible song and it's been trending on Twitter for over 12 hours. I think it's easily the overall fan favorite!
I absolutely agree! I am blown away by how amazing this whole set of songs is. I mean I am seriously in love with them. I had this small fear in the back of my mind that maybe I would not like them and I'd have to be sort of disappointed. But I had no expectations. I just went into it fully open-minded and I am finding that I am just madly in love. They are so dynamic and interesting 😍For this project, I really how joyful, simple and beautiful these songs are, there are something very powerful about these songs, 40 years I still can't understand how Thriller the album/demo are so amazing, very something magic about the core of the sound, very hopeful, that the same thing for Chicago1945 and Dream Away.
It doesn’t matter if it’s a demo. It’s still amazing. And I very much doubt that majority of the songs left in the vault are complete. They are mostly demos.Not that I don't like it, but it's just a demo that can't compare to She's Trouble in terms of polishing and quality. The solution would be to release a box set full of demos from all eras rather than few on a Thriller re-issue which doesn't contain The Lady In My Life full version, Niteline and Hot Street.
I agree with everything you've said here!Who Do You Know is one of the most beautiful songs I have heard. I had tears in my eyes the first time I heard it. The last time I had this feeling after listening to a Michael song for the first time was when I heard Best of Joy in late 2010.
Speaking of Best of Joy, The Toy is gorgeous. While BOJ is superior, The Toy is marvellous. Beautiful harmonies and vocals.
She’s Trouble is amazing. I loved the lower quality leak and I am glad to have it in good quality after all these years.
Carousel and Behind The Mask (Mike’s demo) are other positives for me from disc 2.
And I guess it is nice to have a demo of Thriller.
Oh, I so hope it does! Please give it timeI am hoping that someday I will warm up to What A Lovely Way To Go.
It's got a VERY different vibe! I instantly loved it! The way he says 'gimme some loving' 💕
But I need a bottle of wine 🍷 with it so that I can sing along Play this at my funeral and be merry
Thanks for creating new thread because I don't like to read lyrics, I just like to discover them as we go along. Sometimes after hearing a song 20+ times, I suddenly realize a new word or a word that sounded different, and then lyrics start to fall in place Such wonderful aha momentscreated.
This is the thread with all the lyrics for the album 'Thriller 40'. It will look like the earlier threads, with the lyrics for the albums Michael, Bad 25 & Xscape. Hopefully with the same involvement and enthusiasm of so much people, like we had on 'Michael', 'Bad 25' & 'Xscape'. But hey, i'm...www.mjjcommunity.com
i will fill and update this, and also the old threads, today or tomorrow. Have some things to do.
I'm so glad you are enjoying it! It's turned around. It was a rough start at first, but it seems like people for the most part are enjoying a place to just retreat into some celebration! I know I am ❤️My dear this thread really brightened the mood! I absolutely love this! 🥰🥰
That's a great way of explaining it! And I think that's part of what makes the whole thing so dynamic to me. It helps that I really didn't know any of the songs other than Carousel. All of these are new to me and I didn't have any expectations of how they would sound. But I really like the mixture as you described because it feels like some insight into his process!I really how different moments these demo are from each others, for example some demo seem close to complete (Carousel, She's trouble); some are very early demo in the good sense, without too much production, more "natural" for a lack of better term, for example I really love how "Behind the Mask" sound, that like a live version of the song, it's like we are close to Michael and present during these moments, we have different kinds of demo, and I really love that.