You can release ONE previously unreleased track. Which one do you choose?

Themidwestcowboy

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This is it, I believe:

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So, it looks like Ghosts was written/recorded during the Dangerous sessions. (Edit: I just realised that the track may be Ghost Of Another Lover, not Ghosts).
Do we have any information on Call It Off and Verdict?
I find it funny how Michael wanted a better dance song than Janet's The Knowledge. :rofl: That one was one of his favourite Janet songs.

Yes exactly. I would love to hear Best Of Joy from the Dangerous Era aswell
 

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So, it looks like Ghosts was written/recorded during the Dangerous sessions. (Edit: I just realised that the track may be Ghost Of Another Lover, not Ghosts)..

Good point! When this sheet popped up when didn't even now about Ghost of Another Lover. To whom was MJ refering with "get lyrics from writer"? Buz Kohan maybe?



edit: btw, this is the backside of the sheet you've posted above

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Good point! When this sheet popped up when didn't even now about Ghost of Another Lover. To whom was MJ refering with "get lyrics from writer"? Buz Kohan maybe?

That's what I was wondering as well!

Really curious to hear They Don't Care About Us Dangerous era version. Thx for posting! :)
 

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Really curious to hear They Don't Care About Us Dangerous era version. Thx for posting! :)

Bryan Loren said tdcau was a leftover from the bad sessions. A shame that such a version didn't end up on Bad25.
 

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Bryan Loren said tdcau was a leftover from the bad sessions. A shame that such a version didn't end up on Bad25.
If I can recall correctly there was a drummer that said that he played a military drum type of beat for a song during the Bad sessions called Apocalypse Now. That could very well be an early version of TDCAU
 

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Bryan Loren said tdcau was a leftover from the bad sessions. A shame that such a version didn't end up on Bad25.

Did he? I've heard, from various sources, that the song's earliest demo was recorded in June 1989.

If I can recall correctly there was a drummer that said that he played a military drum type of beat for a song during the Bad sessions called Apocalypse Now. That could very well be an early version of TDCAU

I've heard of that one. It is possible, I guess.
 

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If I can recall correctly there was a drummer that said that he played a military drum type of beat for a song during the Bad sessions called Apocalypse Now. That could very well be an early version of TDCAU

Correct, that was JR Robinson.

@dethorro: it is not known if the Bad era version has any (completely) recorded vocals
 

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I remember when I first heard TDCAU it blew me away. It was my fave song for several years after that. It kinda got to the background again on my playlist. After 3 decades of listening to MJ I keep changing my favorites every couple of months. Last year I played the hell out of "heartbreaker" for example.
 

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mj_frenzy;4286764 said:
‘Don't Be Messin' 'Round’ song which is also an outtake (recorded in 1986, as well)

As per Joe Vogel and Matt Forger, "Don't Be Messin' 'Round" was recorded in late 1981/early 1982 for Thriller with engineer Brent Averill, then reworked in 1986-87 with Forger and Bill Bottrell. It was also brought back to the fold for Dangerous, HIStory, and in summer 2008 with Neff-U.
 

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The song "Verdict" has a great introduction, it reminds me something similiar (but not the same) as the Monkey Business percussion intro and TJ intro. ; )
 

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The song "Verdict" has a great introduction, it reminds me something similiar (but not the same) as the Monkey Business percussion intro and TJ intro. ; )
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I have that song in HQ!
 
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I have that song in HQ!

I actually was serious this time, lmao.
I didn't said i have that, but i know something bout that one yes, i'd like to have that one, so let's get the master multitrack session from Sony vault.
 

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If I can recall correctly there was a drummer that said that he played a military drum type of beat for a song during the Bad sessions called Apocalypse Now. That could very well be an early version of TDCAU

I've just checked the magazine, these are JR Robinsons exact words as printed on Rhythm magazine (UK, issue 06/2010):

"There was anaother track I did that never made it called "Apocalypse Now" that I wrote six and a half minutes of milltary drum cadences for. I brought in Don Williams, John Williams' brother, Dan Greco and Bob Zimmitti and we recorded with four field snares, four piccolo snares, two sets of piatti and one gran casa. It was a very hip tune but it never made the record. I was kind of upset about that."

The persons he brought in are not credited on HIStory, so I assume "Apocalypse Now" ain't tdcau.
 
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