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Discuss Everything and Anything MJ

The other thread got too long ............ Continuing with a new one.

Please use this thread to discuss everything and anything MJ.

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Reply #1 posted 11/03/10 11:49am

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So how's the new album coming along, i've heard nothing. Is it new songs? Unreleased? Unfinished trax finished by the-moment producers?
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Reply #2 posted 11/03/10 11:56am

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Reply #3 posted 11/03/10 12:00pm

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So how's the new album coming along, i've heard nothing. Is it new songs? Unreleased? Unfinished trax finished by the-moment producers?

It's gonna be released before Christmas now last I checked.

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Reply #4 posted 11/03/10 12:13pm

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Just came across this ...........

Michael Jackson's music, choreography and visuals to go on tour with Cirque Du Soliel

at 11:18 on November 03, 2010, EDT.
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The King of Pop's death isn't stopping what's being billed as the Michael Jackson tour.

Cirque Du Soleil and the Jackson estate announced "Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour" on Wednesday. It's being billed as a combination of his music, thrilling choreography and visual effects.

The tour will kick off in Montreal in October 2011 and hit cities including New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

A select number of tickets are being sold to fan clubs of Michael Jackson and Cirque Du Soleil starting Wednesday. The rest go on sale Saturday.

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Online:

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com

http://www.MichaelJackson.com


©The Canadian Press, 2010
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Reply #5 posted 11/03/10 1:27pm

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Just came across this ...........

Michael Jackson's music, choreography and visuals to go on tour with Cirque Du Soliel

at 11:18 on November 03, 2010, EDT.
By The Associated Press

NEW YORK, N.Y. - The King of Pop's death isn't stopping what's being billed as the Michael Jackson tour.

Cirque Du Soleil and the Jackson estate announced "Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour" on Wednesday. It's being billed as a combination of his music, thrilling choreography and visual effects.

The tour will kick off in Montreal in October 2011 and hit cities including New York, Miami, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and Las Vegas.

A select number of tickets are being sold to fan clubs of Michael Jackson and Cirque Du Soleil starting Wednesday. The rest go on sale Saturday.

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Online:

http://www.cirquedusoleil.com

http://www.MichaelJackson.com


©The Canadian Press, 2010

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Reply #6 posted 11/03/10 2:04pm

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Reply #7 posted 11/03/10 2:41pm

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Jesus H. Christ.

LOL at Permaine's hair

Yeah, we'll, we'll try to imagine what silence looks like.
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Reply #8 posted 11/03/10 3:30pm

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Michael Jackson estate, Cirque du Soleil unveil plans for 'The Immortal World Tour'

So maybe "Michael Jackson's This Is It" wasn't quite it.

The Jackson estate and Cirque du Soleil announced plans Wednesday for a Jackson-themed touring production, "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," that is set to open in Montreal in October. The arena tour, which combines the performer's choreography and music with the Quebecois acrobatic troupe's signature dance and aerial moves, will travel to 27 cities across North America and reach Los Angeles' Staples Center and Anaheim's Honda Center in January.

The production's writer-director, Jamie King, served as Madonna's creative director for the last dozen years, overseeing her 2008 "Sticky & Sweet" world tour. More crucial to his new effort, however, King previously worked with the King of Pop, serving as a backup dancer for Jackson for two years on his 1992-93 "Dangerous" world tour.

According to King, "The Immortal World Tour" combines the kind of pop spectacle Jackson was known for with the esoteric, theatrical qualities associated with Cirque du Soleil productions such as "O," "KÀ" and "Zumanity."

"From the moonwalk to the iconic choreography we've seen in 'Thriller' and 'Beat It' and 'Bad' -- all his mini-movies and music videos -- mix that with the world of Cirque," King said in an interview with The Times. "You shake it and can literally turn it on its head. Imagine taking the moonwalk to new levels, to new heights. Being able to do the moonwalk literally as if you're on the moon, all the way around the arena."

Unlike such Las Vegas-based Cirque du Soleil productions as "Love" (a joint venture between the troupe and the Beatles’ Apple Corps that re-imagines the Fab Four's music within circus-based artistry) and "Viva Elvis" (a Cirque show developed in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises that launched this year), the initial idea with "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour" was to "bring Michael to the fans" and create the feeling of his concerts in an arena setting, said John Branca, co-executor of the Jackson estate.

"Cirque has not done a show with Elvis or the Beatles or any other historic rock 'n' roll icon that has gone into arenas and toured North America or the world, so it was exciting to be able to do something that had not been done before," Branca said. "Ultimately, there will be a separate show residing permanently in Las Vegas. That show is a couple of years off."

-- Chris Lee

Photo: A scene from the film "Michael Jackson's This Is It." Associated Press / AEG / Sony Pictures

http://latimesblogs.latim...-tour.html

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Reply #9 posted 11/03/10 3:57pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Jesus H. Christ.

LOL at Permaine's hair

Hair?

look at that getup he's got on...

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Reply #10 posted 11/03/10 4:17pm

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Michael Jackson estate, Cirque du Soleil unveil plans for 'The Immortal World Tour'

So maybe "Michael Jackson's This Is It" wasn't quite it.

The Jackson estate and Cirque du Soleil announced plans Wednesday for a Jackson-themed touring production, "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," that is set to open in Montreal in October. The arena tour, which combines the performer's choreography and music with the Quebecois acrobatic troupe's signature dance and aerial moves, will travel to 27 cities across North America and reach Los Angeles' Staples Center and Anaheim's Honda Center in January.

The production's writer-director, Jamie King, served as Madonna's creative director for the last dozen years, overseeing her 2008 "Sticky & Sweet" world tour. More crucial to his new effort, however, King previously worked with the King of Pop, serving as a backup dancer for Jackson for two years on his 1992-93 "Dangerous" world tour.

According to King, "The Immortal World Tour" combines the kind of pop spectacle Jackson was known for with the esoteric, theatrical qualities associated with Cirque du Soleil productions such as "O," "KÀ" and "Zumanity."

"From the moonwalk to the iconic choreography we've seen in 'Thriller' and 'Beat It' and 'Bad' -- all his mini-movies and music videos -- mix that with the world of Cirque," King said in an interview with The Times. "You shake it and can literally turn it on its head. Imagine taking the moonwalk to new levels, to new heights. Being able to do the moonwalk literally as if you're on the moon, all the way around the arena."

Unlike such Las Vegas-based Cirque du Soleil productions as "Love" (a joint venture between the troupe and the Beatles’ Apple Corps that re-imagines the Fab Four's music within circus-based artistry) and "Viva Elvis" (a Cirque show developed in conjunction with Elvis Presley Enterprises that launched this year), the initial idea with "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour" was to "bring Michael to the fans" and create the feeling of his concerts in an arena setting, said John Branca, co-executor of the Jackson estate.

"Cirque has not done a show with Elvis or the Beatles or any other historic rock 'n' roll icon that has gone into arenas and toured North America or the world, so it was exciting to be able to do something that had not been done before," Branca said. "Ultimately, there will be a separate show residing permanently in Las Vegas. That show is a couple of years off."

-- Chris Lee

Photo: A scene from the film "Michael Jackson's This Is It." Associated Press / AEG / Sony Pictures

http://latimesblogs.latim...-tour.html

mj would have loved this. i love 'the circque', saw kooza last year, so i'll definitely go see it.

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Reply #11 posted 11/03/10 4:20pm

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So how's the new album coming along, i've heard nothing. Is it new songs? Unreleased? Unfinished trax finished by the-moment producers?

From what's been said.....

-It's said to be comprised of songs recorded between 2001 and 2009 with most of them being from the 2007-2009 period

-The people confirmed to working on it are:

Teddy Riley (Given the tracks in September and recently finished his contribution)
Humberto Gatica
Greg Philliganes
Lenny Kravitz (on Another Day)
Steve Lukather
Khaliq Glover (with Teddy)
Benjamin Wright (with Teddy)

Rodney Jerkins (finished his contribution this summer)

-Some of the songs were complete but unmixed or parts that needed "polishing", and some of them were demos from what it looks like

Sony's been having meetings with the estate since October to finalize everything and some expect the announcement to come next week

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Reply #12 posted 11/03/10 4:22pm

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EmbattledWarrior said:

Marrk said:

Jesus H. Christ.

LOL at Permaine's hair

Hair?

look at that getup he's got on...

It looks like he was auditioning to be part of Mazarati

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Reply #13 posted 11/03/10 4:23pm

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from September from a MJJC member who attended the Chicago seminar

Hey guys the genius without border event on Mj was Amazing and they mention some information about the new album

Greg Phillinganes said he was hired two weeks ago to work on the new album, which is now slated for Christmas, according to the record execs. He said that it has blown him away - it is that good. He told us that we will not be disappointed. Well... he told us a couple of other things but said he'd come to our homes and kill us if we told. (Actually, it is all stuff that we already know because parts of it had already been leaked onto YouTube regarding the "Horse With No Name" rewrite.) BUT, he said that MJ was in incredible voice - as good or better than he'd ever heard him and that the album would be amazing. It was quite an endorsement - not solicited, and said in a very genuine and heartfelt manner

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Reply #14 posted 11/03/10 4:31pm

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I have a feeling Motown will be releasing an album too in the next couple of months. Harry Weigner played some clips of Love Trip, Sunny Boy, What's So Good About Goodbye, and Wouldja? in Chicago back in September and said earlier this year that they were gonna do a follow up to "I Want You Back!: The Unreleased Masters"

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Reply #15 posted 11/03/10 4:42pm

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From last year to recently, the estate registered a number of songs Michael did with Brad Buxer, Eddie Cascio, Bryan Loren, and others

with Brad Buxer

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Adore You
Bottom Of My Heart
Boy No
Brad Loop 3.3.7 MJ
Brad Loop 3700
Butter Funk
Changes
Children's Hour
Days In Gloucestershire
Don't Be Messin'
Green Hornet Groove
Hollywood
I Am A Loser
I Love You More
I Was The Loser
Innocent Man
Jungle
Just Remember
King Tutankhamun
Light The Way
Lovin' You
Michael's Affirmation (Instrumental)
Pray For Peace
Rocker
Thank Heaven
World Of Candy

with Bryan Loren during 1989-1990 with BMI

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She Got It
Work That Body
Seven Digits
Man In Black
Satisfy You

Who Do You Know (originally from the Thriller sessions)

With Walter Afanassief

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The World Is No Church

Others

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11pm

Shut Up And Dance

Photographs

Photographs 2

Think Twice (Instrumental)

Walk Away (Instrumental)

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Reply #16 posted 11/03/10 5:02pm

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For 65 years straight, the #1 genre in music, selling wise, was rock n' roll worldwide. Last year (2017) in June, it got de-crowned by hip hop. Hip hop is the #1 genre. It's hip hop - rock - country - pop or pop - country. ~ Pras
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Reply #17 posted 11/03/10 6:07pm

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HOTNESS!!!!

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Reply #18 posted 11/03/10 6:20pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Jermaine stole Prince's Purple Rain outfit.

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Reply #19 posted 11/03/10 7:32pm

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I always miss these jumps to a new thread and then wonder there's been no discussion for a while. Glad I got on this soon.

Fantastic news about the Cirque show. I think the idea of doing two shows with two different concepts is genius. The touring one will be more of a concert feel with a cirque twist, and the residency will be more cirque with MJ music I assume (a la LOVE).

The only thing I don't like is the name. But I am sure I will get use to that.

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Reply #20 posted 11/03/10 7:37pm

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More Cirque news:

A storyboard image of the Cirque du Soleil's new show based on the life and music of Michael Jackson - A storyboard image of the Cirque du Soleil's new show based on the life and music of Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson to be immortalized by Cirque du Soleil

More than two years after his death, Michael Jackson will be back on the road and premiering new, unreleased music with the help of Cirque du Soleil.

Yesterday, the Montreal-based entertainment giant and the Estate of Michael Jackson announced details of a $57-million touring arena show of “visuals, dance, music and fantasy” that will launch in Montreal next October before visiting at least 27 cities in North America.

Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour will be written and directed by Jamie King, a concert director who has worked with such stars as Madonna, Celine Dion, Rihanna, Avril Lavigne and the Spice Girls. Chantal Tremblay, who previously ushered Cirque du Soleil hits Ovo and The Beatles: LOVE to the stage, will be director of creation.

The Immortal World Tour will feature a 65-member cast of acrobats, dancers, actors and musicians and will focus on Jackson’s “love of fairy tales, magic, music and dance,” King said in a conference call from Los Angeles.

The dialogue-less, multimedia show will not feature a single Michael Jackson impersonator, however. While there will be a live band and singers, all the lead vocals heard will be Jackson’s. “No one can sing the songs like Michael,” King said.

Through access to the master recordings of Jackson, however, The Immortal World Tour will include not just familiar hits like Thriller and Bad but brand-new remixes, mash-ups and also unreleased music. (A soundtrack recording may follow.)


According to a press release, The Immortal World Tourtakes place in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael’s Inspiration-Giving Tree – the well-spring of his creativity.” This tree is based on an actual giant oak tree King discovered on a visit to Jackson’s Neverland ranch in California while developing the show; Jackson had handles built into it and, at the top, there was a perch where he would sometimes write songs and sleep.

Travis Paine, who worked with Jackson on This Is It, will be one of several choreographers involved in the tour. King also had first-hand experience working with Jackson, having been a dancer in his troubled Dangerous Worldtour of 1992 and 1993, the final leg of which was cancelled when Jackson announced he was addicted to painkillers and was seeking treatment.

While The Immortal World Tour will include biographical elements from as far back as the Jackson 5 era, King said that the King of Pop’s darker aspects would be avoided. “This show is a celebration of his music, the man, his showmanship, all the beautiful things,” he said. “Negativity – not for us. It’s all about everything he gave to us in a positive way.”

The Immortal World Tour is just one of two Michael Jackson projects that Cirque du Soleil has on the go. The second will be a permanent show in Las Vegas, with a different director and different approach, currently scheduled to open in 2013.

Aside from Montreal, Canadian cities on The Immortal World Tour currently include Ottawa, Hamilton, Toronto, London, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Edmonton, Vancouver and Quebec City. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Saturday.

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Reply #21 posted 11/03/10 7:41pm

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Check out these images - looks FUN!!!!
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/theatre/a-peek-at-michael-jackson-the-immortal-world-tour/article1784735/?from=1784726
sorry don't know how to link the individual pictures
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Reply #22 posted 11/03/10 7:49pm

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EXCLUSIVE PRE-SALE - Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced today the official international launch of Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour™ written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today. This once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production will combine Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture.



A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

Now for 3 days only, Michael Jackson fan club members get exclusive access to tickets for all 27 North American dates through the fan club pre-sale.

BUY TICKETS NOW

CityCountryDate
Montreal, QC (regular) CA Performances from October 02 to October 03, 2011
Montreal, QC (vip) CA Performances from October 02 to October 03, 2011
Ottawa, ON CA Friday, October 07, 2011 8:00 PM
Hamilton, ON CA Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:00 PM
Detroit, MI US Saturday, October 15, 2011 8:00 PM
London, ON CA Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:00 PM
Toronto, ON CA Friday, October 21, 2011 8:00 PM
Winnipeg, MB CA Wednesday, October 26, 2011 8:00 PM
Saskatoon, SK CA Saturday, October 29, 2011 8:00 PM
Edmonton, AB CA Tuesday, November 01, 2011 8:00 PM
Vancouver, BC CA Friday, November 04, 2011 8:00 PM
Seattle, WA US Wednesday, November 09, 2011 8:00 PM
Portland, OR US Friday, November 18, 2011 8:00 PM
Salt Lake City / West Valley City, UT US Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV US Performances from December 03 to December 11, 2011
Denver, CO US Friday, January 06, 2012 8:00 PM
Sacramento, CA US Tuesday, January 10, 2012 8:00 PM
San Jose, CA US Friday, January 13, 2012 8:00 PM
Oakland, CA US Wednesday, January 18, 2012 8:00 PM
San Diego, CA US Saturday, January 21, 2012 8:00 PM
Anaheim, CA US Tuesday, January 24, 2012 8:00 PM
Los Angeles, CA US Friday, January 27, 2012 8:00 PM
Houston, TX US Friday, February 10, 2012 9:00 PM
Miami, FL US Friday, March 02, 2012 8:00 PM
Quebec, QC CA Saturday, March 24, 2012 8:00 PM
New York, NY US Tuesday, April 03, 2012 8:00 PM
Philadelphia, PA US Tuesday, April 10, 2012 8:00 PM
Atlanta, GA US Friday, June 29, 2012 8:00 PM

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Reply #23 posted 11/03/10 7:55pm

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Reply #24 posted 11/03/10 8:01pm

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Reply #25 posted 11/03/10 8:31pm

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MickyDolenz said:

Jermaine stole Prince's Purple Rain outfit.

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lol

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Reply #26 posted 11/03/10 11:52pm

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does anyone know what that video from last year was about . it was a video of mike in 96 being questioned about the molestation about 3 min 12 long. why was this questioning ?

[Edited 11/3/10 23:52pm]

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WORLD TOUR? SO the WORLD is the USA and Canada is it? Do some people only have a map of one continent?

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Ellie said:

WORLD TOUR? SO the WORLD is the USA and Canada is it? Do some people only have a map of one continent?

Give it time - once it does North America it will travel around the world like all Cirque shows do.

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Reply #29 posted 11/04/10 1:20am

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This looks like it might all turn out alright.

BTW Europe and Asia lined up for 2012/2013

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