What would you rather see leaking?

What would you rather see leaking?

  • Unfinished songs post invincible

  • HIStory tour rehearsals

  • More This Is It rehearsals

  • Studio footage of various eras

  • Destiny/Triumph tour in HD

  • Classical music as created by our man

  • An MJ sex tape ๐Ÿซฃ

  • Unfinished songs post thriller pre invincible

  • One night only show rehearsals

  • Your roof


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Iโ€™m really happy to see most votes being almost evenly divided. It does surprise me though that this is it doesnโ€™t get more votes, I was always under the impression that most fans liked what what was going on with that project (for the record I donโ€™t).
The lack of votes for the classical music isnโ€™t surprising, it is not everyoneโ€™s cup of tea.

Some more comments about my thought process while making the poll
- I ignored the bad/Dangerous tours because it is too popular which I already mentioned some posts earlier
- I ignored the Motown era because it is ignored and even disliked by the majority of the fan base.
- I ignored the Victory tour as it seems to be his least liked adult tour among the die hards
- I ignored unfinished/vault songs from the the jacksons/goin places/destiny/off the wall era as it doesnโ€™t seem to be the most popular among fans
- I ignored HIStory tours because a lot of it has already leaked over the years
 
The lack of votes for the classical music isnโ€™t surprising, it is not everyoneโ€™s cup of tea.

It's perhaps the classical pieces I look forward to the most, but I didn't vote for it as I really want it to get a proper tasteful release for maximum impact, without people having heard any of it ๐Ÿ™

Although sometimes smaller leaks help to build anticipation, Michael's way was to surprise people entirely :D
 
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Some more comments about my thought process while making the poll

- I ignored the Motown era because it is ignored and even disliked by the majority of the fan base.
WHAT?! Really??? I don't understand this... the Motown era is *incredible*


- I ignored the Victory tour as it seems to be his least liked adult tour among the die hards
I didn't know this was a thing until some recent thread discussion. Once again, I'm shocked lol.

- I ignored unfinished/vault songs from the the jacksons/goin places/destiny/off the wall era as it doesnโ€™t seem to be the most popular among fans
๐Ÿ˜ญ I want it all!!

- I ignored HIStory tours because a lot of it has already leaked over the years
True lol.
 
Oh, I don't think that's humanly possible, though I am not sure she is human either, probably a Spirit of Bad era love ๐Ÿ’•
OMG ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ˜

I agree. I think @staywild23 was already SO far gone and she did it pretty much at warp speed
God, it's true, isn't it? I've not been of fully present mind since February (in January there was still hope for me... I hadn't discovered the Bad era yet)

... I don't think anyone could have got her there any faster or with any more intensity. sw23 is in a category all of her own and I can only stand in awe, going ๐Ÿ˜ฒ
๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

I have sometimes wondered about that myself, lol. See my comment above re her being in a category all of her own. :D

The Spirit of Bad Era Love - I'd say that fits.

Again, this is one of those moments where I am deeply flattered, while wondering if I should actually be embarrassed. Either way, I accept the flattery ๐Ÿ˜‰

I used to think I was human, until the Bad era started calling me home. Now I'm some sort of evaporated being, floating around the universe, frolicking through the space-time continuum in search of some alternate timeline where I was born sooner and now exist happily betrothed to Michael (and his curls). Sigh. It has been a fruitless mission thus far.

Either way, @MJbr2 's YouTube channel is one of the best things on the internet, so if you love the Bad era but don't spend a tremendous amount of time there, you are missing out!
 
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Studio footage yes, because Michael in the studio is just ๐Ÿ˜ , classical music absofriggenlutely, and... my roof? LOL ๐Ÿคฃ I guess post-Invincible songs would be interesting too, even though I didn't check that one (makes me a bit too sad, same with This Is It footage).

A sex tape is the absolute last thing I'd want to see, and I'm actually not joking here either. It's just too invasive, bordering on revenge porn, and frankly I don't enjoy watching other people have sex (no, not even Michael Jackson). Michael was very private about that sorta thing, and that should be respected and cherished, in my opinion. I'd actually rather have my roof leak than see something like that.
 
A sex tape is the absolute last thing I'd want to see, and I'm actually not joking here either. It's just too invasive, bordering on revenge porn, and frankly I don't enjoy watching other people have sex (no, not even Michael Jackson). Michael was very private about that sorta thing, and that should be respected and cherished, in my opinion. I'd actually rather have my roof leak than see something like that.
Agree 100%. I can't believe 2 people actually voted for it. Disrespectful in my opinion
 
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I have a problem.

Okay so first of all, if you really FORCE ME to take 3, I'm going with

- Studio footage!!! YEEES
- Destiny/Triumph HD!!! YEEES

The rest I can't really decide, but classical music is something I would be so interested in, mostly because it seemed to be a passion of him.

Also, I misread it as "MJ sexy tape" and studio footage is definitely an MJ sexy tape, so who can blame me here??? :rolleyes:

edit: I still can't decide what my third vote should be. Why is "unfinished songs" split in two, this is so cruel ๐Ÿคฃ Otherwise this would be easy!

ALSO WHILE I WROTE THIS SEEING VOICES STARTED PLAYING! is it a SIGN?
 
@Lacra

I split it in two because I have noticed there is a huge hunger for post Invincible stuff. I frequently read here that people specifically are interested in that (unknown) period

For this reason I neglected the pre and post off the wall stuff because there seems to be no appetite for it. For some reason it is the community's least fave MJ album/era
 
@Lacra

I split it in two because I have noticed there is a huge hunger for post Invincible stuff. I frequently read here that people specifically are interested in that (unknown) period

For this reason I neglected the pre and post off the wall stuff because there seems to be no appetite for it. For some reason it is the community's least fave MJ album/era
Whattttt that makes no sense, Off The Wall is fantastic! I am also very interested in post-Invincible stuff because I'm always curious for how his sound evolved further on, but I absolutely adore Off the Wall. I love all of Michael's albums, but that one's definitely among my favorites. I grew up with pretty much every MJ era, from The Jackson 5 all the way until Invincible and after (my parents often played his 70s and 80s output, whereas the 90s and after was "my era").

Speaking of The Jackson 5 era, do so many people really not appreciate the sheer talent Michael already possessed at such a young age?? That utterly baffles me. There's a reason he became the King of Pop and it already showed when he was very young. Michael was truly a gift to this world, and in my opinion his child prodigy nature was an important aspect of that. Maybe a lot of them are younger fans whose parents didn't play music from that era? I guess having boomer parents isn't always so bad, haha.

Anyway, I'd absolutely be up for more 70s stuff, whether Motown, Off the Wall... Little Susie, anyone????
 
@DangerousGal91

Check threads about fans favorite MJ albums. Off the wall is almost never top 3, Motown stuff is usually not even listed among his solo albums.

Now that we're talking about it. My top 3 MJ albums is

1 Thriller
2 Off the Wall
3 Got To Be There
 
Speaking of The Jackson 5 era, do so many people really not appreciate the sheer talent Michael already possessed at such a young age?? That utterly baffles me.
That was not my reason personally. I always struggled enjoying this stuff because I grew up with the knowledge of how much Michael struggled. I know that it sounds silly, but I grew up with the Oprah interview, and it influenced me strongly enough that all these eras where too "sad" for me.

The moment I heard the beginning of "Music and Me" I would be like "OH NO!" I never listened to anything like this myself. And it was like this for a really really long time. I still don't own any The Jackson 5 or The Jacksons records, but now in the streaming age, I slowly started listening to all the old stuff and now it finally also brings me joy. I already looked at some albums and thought about buying them as vinyl, just to have these beauties in my shelf.

I'm taking my time with it and enjoy the ride. I know there are still Michael leaks I didn't listen to enough, or probably didn't listen at all. There are probably songs from J5 / The Jacksons I still didn't hear. But I really enjoy finding my own reasons listening to certain stuff at my own pace.
 
That was not my reason personally. I always struggled enjoying this stuff because I grew up with the knowledge of how much Michael struggled. I know that it sounds silly, but I grew up with the Oprah interview, and it influenced me strongly enough that all these eras where too "sad" for me.

The moment I heard the beginning of "Music and Me" I would be like "OH NO!" I never listened to anything like this myself. And it was like this for a really really long time. I still don't own any The Jackson 5 or The Jacksons records, but now in the streaming age, I slowly started listening to all the old stuff and now it finally also brings me joy. I already looked at some albums and thought about buying them as vinyl, just to have these beauties in my shelf.

I'm taking my time with it and enjoy the ride. I know there are still Michael leaks I didn't listen to enough, or probably didn't listen at all. There are probably songs from J5 / The Jacksons I still didn't hear. But I really enjoy finding my own reasons listening to certain stuff at my own pace.
I do understand that, but at the same time Michael said that he was very proud of the career he had, including when he was a child. I know a lot could be said about how child stars are treated, and Michael was no different in that regard. Of course there was the abuse from Joseph, but also the performing in strip clubs thing... Just why? Regardless, though, my point still stands that Michael never once regretted his career. The Jackson 5 medleys during his tours are also evidence for that. And again, he was such a child prodigy that I can't help but be in awe every time I listen to his childhood output. I personally judge it separately from how he was treated and enjoy it for what it is.

Not dismissing your feelings, of course. Because I do get it! I guess I just see it slightly differently.
 
For me, Dangerous & Bad era songs. Finished or unfinished. As long as some type of lyrics are on it. Maybe he only finished like the hook on some or mumbling. I wouldn't care lol. Im super curious as to what else Teddy Riley & Rodney Jerkins had for Michael. And those Will.I.Am tracks I feel will never see the light of day ๐Ÿ˜” lol. Rodney's always teasing songs so it's only a matter of time for those songs to release. Officially of unofficially. I think Teddy might also have some more New Jack Swing gems with Michael. I need those lol
 
Speaking of The Jackson 5 era, do so many people really not appreciate the sheer talent Michael already possessed at such a young age?? That utterly baffles me. There's a reason he became the King of Pop and it already showed when he was very young. Michael was truly a gift to this world, and in my opinion his child prodigy nature was an important aspect of that. Maybe a lot of them are younger fans whose parents didn't play music from that era? I guess having boomer parents isn't always so bad, haha.
Sadly, most fans completely ignore/don't care about the J5 era which is such a shame in my opinion
 
For the fans getting itchy to get into Motown Michael I propose these 5 unknown songs and to give them a try.

-Too Young (Music & Me): This is a showtune, a ballad with a Disney like atmosphere a style he frequently turned back to in his later career. It is driven by a beautiful piano and very swelling strings. The ending just sends shivers down my spine each time, what a voice! "We were not too young at all". Comparable in style to "Elizabeth I love you" with a similar show stopping ending.

-What You Don't Know (Dancing Machine): Solo Michael, the fist glimpses in what his adult songs would sound like. Full control of background and lead vocals, headphones required, uptempo and danceable 2nd half gets trippy with full of ad libbing and great interplay with the background vocals! "Michael sings "I can't find peace of mind, no way" which is fitting later on in his career. Honestly it is a masterpiece.

-We're Here To Entertain You: Maybe a bit too much Jackson 5 background vocals for some in the 2nd half Michael gets some really sweet lines in between during the ad libs part. A very autobiographical song with an atmosphere of nostalgia

-Maria (You Were The Only One) (Got To Be There): This one starts slow and keeps building up pace. Michael pleads for Maria and gets more passionate each minute, a true showcase for his vocal ability to sing a song. If he had sang this as an adult I am 100% sure fans would fall in droves for this song.

-Ooh I'd Love To Be With You (Skywriter): A Jermaine/Michael duet but don't let that put you off. This again has a pretty laid back atmosphere, another song I feel if people could have heard this with his adult voice, they would have swooned.
 
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-What You Don't Know (Dancing Machine): Solo Michael, the fist glimpses in what his adult songs would sound like. Full control of background and lead vocals, headphones required, uptempo and danceable 2nd half gets trippy with full of ad libbing and great interplay with the background vocals! "Michael sings "I can't find peace of mind, no way" which is fitting later on in his career. Honestly it is a masterpiece.
One of my favorites, I love this one so much ๐Ÿ™ It's so fun to sing
 
For the fans getting itchy to get into Motown Michael I propose these 5 unknown songs and to give them a try.
I would nominate 'If I Have To Move A Mountain', the original complete version. I have no idea if this qualifies as 'unknown'. It was new to me which isn't the same thing, lol.

Also, f&m, any chance of you returning to your review thread? I know you were reviewing Jackson family studio releases, IIRC, not compilations. I'd love it if you did the Come and Get It compilation. Some gorgeous stuff on that one.
 
Also, f&m, any chance of you returning to your review thread? I know you were reviewing Jackson family studio releases, IIRC, not compilations. I'd love it if you did the Come and Get It compilation. Some gorgeous stuff on that one.
Yes, please!! I actually really enjoyed that thread and admittedly was a little sad when I noticed it had fallen quiet. What I liked about it was how @filmandmusic decided to review all these albums without bias and judged them by their own merits. With a few exceptions (I know a little bit of Jermaine's solo stuff) I'm mostly unfamiliar with the solo stuff of the other brothers, so perhaps I'll discover something new to me! I know the other brothers aren't Michael, he will always be my #1 forever, but that doesn't mean I can't learn to appreciate their output as well, even if casually.
 
Does anyone know if there's a chance that the song Adore You will ever be leaked? Seriously, I'd kill to hear anything from the 2000's even if it has no vocals lol.
 
@zinniabooklover @DangerousGal91 I completely forgot about that thread lol
My ever changing musical curiosity has since lead me to other directions. I doubt I will get to finish it.
I have currently well over 100 albums on my list to listen to :geek:
Awww that's too bad, but to be honest it was such a big undertaking that it's not entirely surprising. Because oof, those were gonna be a lot of albums! At least those 100 albums on your list probably aren't for writing forum reviews, lol.
 
Awww that's too bad, but to be honest it was such a big undertaking that it's not entirely surprising. Because oof, those were gonna be a lot of albums! At least those 100 albums on your list probably aren't for writing forum reviews, lol.
Oh no. Iโ€™m not technical enough to write substantial things about music so in the end I often fall back on cliches. I mean how many times can I say how beautiful MJโ€™s voice sound without it getting tiresome๐Ÿ˜„
 
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