Michael Jackson “BAD 25″ is released today.
Check out the U.S TV spot and DVD trailer here:
‘MICHAEL’ – the album out now
The second official single from Michael Jackson’s album MICHAEL has been confirmed as ‘Hollywood Tonight’.
Written by Michael during the time of the INVINCIBLE album, Michael pulled the track out of the archives in 2007 to work on the song with producer Ron “Neff-U” Feemster. The track was written by Michael Jackson (spoken bridge by Teddy Riley) and produced by Michael with Teddy Riley and co-production from Neff-U.
It follows lead single “Hold My Hand”, a duet with Akon, which gave Michael his 55th UK top 10 smash hit single extending his run of UK top 10 hits to 40 years. It is the second single to be lifted from the album MICHAEL which is the fastest selling new Michael Jackson studio album in the UK since 1991’s DANGEROUS and was certified platinum within one week of release.
“It has the extraordinary confidence of a pop classic and presages an album that may well be Jackson’s best work since his Eighties glory days.” Neil McCormick, Daily Telegraph
MICHAEL is the first release in nine years of new material by one of music’s most beloved icons whose artistry continues to touch new generations of fans. The album marks another release under the new agreement between the Estate of Michael Jackson and Sony Music announced in March that continues the label’s 35-year relationship with Michael and his music. During that time, Michael sold hundreds of millions of records, had 13 US #1 singles and released the pop culture phenomenon “Thriller,” which remains music’s all-time bestselling album with more than 100 million copies sold worldwide.
MICHAEL JACKSON VIDEO
VIDEO IS DIRECTED BY MARK PELLINGTON
Fans can view the video at MichaelJackson.com:
Pellington’s clip accomplishes exactly what fans love about Michael Jackson– simple but powerful messages such as that in the song’s opening line “This life don’t last forever.“
“Hold My Hand” (Duet with Akon) is the first single from MICHAEL, was released December 13, 2010.
This should be something special!
Teddy Riley will be talking to UK radio stations tomorrow Thurs Dec 9th about Michael Jackson’s forthcoming album Michael.
He will be live on the 1xtra Breakfast show, followed by 1pm on Colourful Radio.
On Friday Dec 10th he will also be joining George Kay on the Choice FM mid-morning show!
We’re very exicted to hear what he has to say about the album and Michael’s music! Tune in!
The album Michael is released on Monday. The single Hold My Hand (duet with Akon) is out now.
A 30 second teaser of Michael Jackson’s single Hold My Hand (duet with Akon) has been released, and it has well and truly whetted our appetite for the full-length version!
Watch it here:
Hold My Hand was released yesterday in the UK. Amazon link here:
Soul Tracks have written an extensive review of the just released DVD set Michael Jackson’s Vision.
“Ever-conscious of the power of image, The King of Pop applied the same exacting standards to the visual representations of his songs as he did to the lyrics, production and vocals, transforming them into stunning mini-musicals and movies. ..Whether you want to treat yourself or that still-grieving MJ fan in your life, it’s indeed worth the time and money to rediscover these incredible Visions.”
Read the review in full here:
Just a reminder that the incredible, brand new DVD collection“Michael Jackson’s Vision” is out now!
Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough
Rock With You
She’s Out Of My Life *
The Way You Make Me Feel
Man In The Mirror
Another Part Of Me
Leave Me Alone
Black Or White
Remember The Time
In The Closet
Heal The World
Give In To Me
Who Is It
Will You Be There
Gone Too Soon
You Are Not Alone
They Don’t Care About Us
Stranger In Moscow
Blood On The Dance Floor
You Rock My World (long version) *
Blame It On The Boogie (The Jacksons)*
Enjoy Yourself (The Jacksons)*
Can You Feel It (The Jacksons)*
Say Say Say (Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson)
They Don’t Care About Us (Prison Version)*
Why (3T featuring Michael Jackson)*
One More Chance (never before seen)*
[Total Running time: approx 4 ½ hours]
It might have been fate that MTV was born at the same time people began to notice the rare talent and artistic ingenuity of Michael Jackson. It proved to be a perfect match between the new television network and the young rising icon. Early on, Michael saw MTV’s potential as a force of its own and understood that it offered him the chance to pioneer a whole new visual style through which people could see music, not just listen to it. For the first time, artists had the opportunity to truly shape a vision of a story around their songs. For Michael, this meant treating the song as a “script” and creating a stand-alone film to tell that story. In fact, Michael referred to each of these productions as a “short film” and not a “music video.”
No other artist contributed more to the development of this art form than Michael Jackson. Just look at the impact of “Thriller,” which was recently named the first (and only) music video ever to be inducted by the Library of Congress into the National Film Registry – an elite collection of only a few hundred films. In addition to this, Michael’s vision had immense cultural impact. The enormous popularity of his short films proved to MTV Executives that they were wrong about what their audience wanted; it was Michael who broke through that initial barrier and created opportunity for future African American artists.
Here, for the first time, is the complete collection of all 35 of the short films produced by Michael during his career as a solo artist – 10 of which are appearing on DVD for the first time. All of the short films have been meticulously restored and remastered for the ultimate audio and visual experience and a bonus DVD includes 7 additional videos including “Enjoy Yourself” with The Jacksons, “Say Say Say” with Paul McCartney and the Previously Unreleased video for “One More Chance”. This is a true representation of “Michael Jackson’s Vision.”
At last, the day has arrived!
It’s been a decade since the last Sade studio album hit stores, but our patience has finally been rewarded because the release day for Soldier of Love is here!
To say we have looking forward to savouring the album in full since the Soldier of Love single dropped, (and the subsequent appearance of further tracks online), is a massive understatement!
Check the newly released TV spot for the album to get you in the mood…
The album is available from trad, online, and digital retailers. However you purchase the album, we hope you enjoy it!
Today is Sade’s day – so watch for more themed posts throughout Monday (and most probably, the week!)