Do You Think That Michael Jackson Hoaxed His Death? Do You Think That There was A conspiracy To Murder Michael Jackson? Lets Talk!
 
HomeHome  PortalPortal  RegisterRegister  Log inLog in  

Share | 
 

 Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Consensus is 'it's not bad'

View previous topic View next topic Go down 
AuthorMessage
simplyara

avatar

Posts : 818
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 37
Location : Wonderland

PostSubject: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Consensus is 'it's not bad'   Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:02 am



Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Consensus is 'it's not bad'


By Steve Jones, USA TODAY
Initial reaction to Michael Jackson's new single has been fairly positive, but no one is declaring the song a classic.
This Is It, which began streaming early Monday at michaeljackson.com, is the first new music by the pop icon to be released since his death June 25 at age 50.

It's the title track of an upcoming documentary that chronicles his last days of preparation for a series of London comeback concerts that were to have started in July. The film, which opens Oct. 28 for a two-week run, is accompanied by a double-disc album with original masters and alternate versions of Jackson's biggest hits.

The sunny, orchestra-backed single is punctuated by finger snaps and background vocals by his brothers. It will be heard in the movie's closing sequences. Those familiar with Jackson's music say the song probably was recorded during sessions for 1991's Dangerous album. The song is markedly similar to I Never Heard, a 1991 Safire song that Jackson co-wrote with Paul Anka.

"It's a safe, midtempo pop ballad that features what his fans love: his trademark breathy vocals and confident delivery," says AOL music editor Jessica Robertson. "I don't think it will set the world on fire, because it's missing what fans and critics love most about his songs, which is a strong and powerful groove to carry it."

"It's not bad," says Cori Murray, entertainment director at Essence magazine. "Folks who love him are going to love this. Sometimes with songs like this, you know why it was unreleased, but this sounds like something he could have put on an album."

In the Los Angeles Times' Pop & Hiss music blog, Todd Martens was more critical. He called the song "a trifle, and while it's one that certainly won't embarrass Jackson's legacy or break the hearts of fans eager to hear Jackson's voice again, it does bring the fallen pop icon a little back down to earth."

On the other hand, Dan Aquilante of the New York Post described it as "an optimistic, R&B ballad with an upbeat, percolating rhythm that has all the bombast and power of the New Jack Swing period of the early '90s." The style's founder, Teddy Riley, was a principal producer on Dangerous.

This Is It may not be representative of the dozens of unreleased Jackson songs in Sony's vaults, says Vibe.com editor in chief Jermaine Hall. In recent years, the singer had recorded with Akon, Ne-Yo and a variety of contemporary artists.

But the song will be a crowd-pleaser, no matter its vintage, Hall says. "Michael is so beloved by his fans that they are just waiting for anything that comes out from him — and they'll be happy with this record."

The single will return the focus to Jackson's music.

"This reminds you that he was a great artist and great songwriter," Murray says. "You'll want to see the last footage of him being that artist."
Back to top Go down
simplyara

avatar

Posts : 818
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 37
Location : Wonderland

PostSubject: Re: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Consensus is 'it's not bad'   Tue Oct 13, 2009 1:07 am

WTH?!!

it's a good song, in which i havent heard a new song nowadays that doesnt need any kind stimulations of music beats so full that could degrade the singer's voice...
this is Old school item, which i think people are missing to hear this kind of music...
i know i do...

but hey, what do i know... i just felt the song!! and it felt wonderful.... redheart
Back to top Go down
dareme
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6382
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 47
Location : MJ's closet

PostSubject: Re: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Consensus is 'it's not bad'   Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:04 am

Well the Sony bastards should be putting something out that would set the world on fire! Something thats all Michael and something fresh. I know he has to have some great stuff between 95 and 2001. I just know it. The Blood On The Dance Floor cd could be released today and Invincible so I know alot of the stuff that didnt go on those cds sounds just a good and just as relevant.

_________________
Back to top Go down
simplyara

avatar

Posts : 818
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 37
Location : Wonderland

PostSubject: Re: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Consensus is 'it's not bad'   Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:48 am

i'm wondering...

you remember right that michael have recorded few songs with Will.I.am and others..
i'm curious will those songs will be release soon....

and i think they release this is it coz the title is exactly like the movie that will be premiere soon...
it's all about marketing huh?!?
i just hope they release new songs of Michael that he'd been recording around 1995 - til 2008...
Back to top Go down
dareme
Admin
Admin
avatar

Posts : 6382
Join date : 2009-10-06
Age : 47
Location : MJ's closet

PostSubject: Re: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Consensus is 'it's not bad'   Tue Oct 13, 2009 2:55 am

Yes he did record with Will.i.am but he said MJ took the tapes and doesnt know what became of them. Not sure there were any vocals on any of it. And yeah they probably released the song cuz of the title. Sony has the rights to MJ's stuff up until 2001. I dont know what will become of the stuff he recorded after that.

_________________
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




PostSubject: Re: Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Consensus is 'it's not bad'   

Back to top Go down
 
Michael Jackson's 'This Is It': Consensus is 'it's not bad'
View previous topic View next topic Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» was there ever a Christian alternative to Michael Jackson?
» Jonathan Moffett Michael Jackson Kit
» Michael Jackson DMC Megamix????
» Michael Sweet with BOSTON ?
» Action (Journey, Michael Sweet, Mars Hill)

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
The Final Curtain Call? :: This Is It-
Jump to: