- Feb 26, 2022
IMO the demos of Dangerous, Streetwalker, Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Demo from 1979) and P.Y.T sound better than the album versions.
Wow, that was AMAZING. I've never been fussed on Speed Demon, it's a bit, 'yeah, whatever ... ' for me. But this was like a whole different song. It just rocks! Michael's voice sounds so different here. Loved it. I'm usually quite happy for the demo version and the final version to sit alongside each other but with this one, I really wish it hadn't been changed.Are you talking about this one ?
We haven't heard the album mix of streetwalker, right? Only leaks I'm aware of are early demos. Asking purely because if it has leaked I want to hear it lol.Posthumous released "album" cuts are just remixes, so they're not really comparable.
MJs PYT demo and the album cut by Ingram&Jones are technically two different songs.
That being said, I prefer the earlier cut of APOM (aka Captain EO version) over its final cut on the bad album.
WATW - demo over the all-star version
TGIM - demo over the album version w/ Mccartney
Dangerous - alternate (Bottrell) version over album version
Streetwalker - unreleased album cut over the released Bottrell mix
WBSS - the album version for sure
Starlight/Thriller - without doubt Thriller
Slapstick/Hot Street - while Slapstick has some elements that I really do like, overall it isn't as polished as Hot Street. So it's Hot Street for me.
Brad has played 2 versions on his seminar, one from 1986 (Encino recording w/ Bottrell) and another from 1897 (Westlake sessions).We haven't heard the album mix of streetwalker, right? Only leaks I'm aware of are early demos. Asking purely because if it has leaked I want to hear it lol.