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Reply #30 posted 01/18/23 1:33pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

bluegangsta said:

There have been no revisions in the mixing of Scream since it was initially released.


Not what's been said.

Said by who? You could easily prove your claim by posting the supposed version with Janet's low vocal.

But, it doesn't exist because all single and album edits of the original song are the exact same mix.

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Reply #31 posted 01/18/23 6:14pm

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bluegangsta said:

Said by who? You could easily prove your claim by posting the supposed version with Janet's low vocal.


Janet said it soon after it came out.

It was also mentioned in her documentary last year.

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Reply #32 posted 01/18/23 8:25pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

bluegangsta said:

Said by who? You could easily prove your claim by posting the supposed version with Janet's low vocal.


Janet said it soon after it came out.

It was also mentioned in her documentary last year.

No revisions have been made to the mix since it was released. You're welcome to post a version in which Janet's vocal is demonstrably lower.

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Reply #33 posted 01/19/23 4:47am

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TrivialPursuit said:


I listen to that at least a couple of times a month.

blood on any floor should only happen once a month

...ask Wendy, hers was 'reversed by god' wink

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Reply #34 posted 01/19/23 5:01am

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No revisions have been made to the mix since it was released. You're welcome to post a version in which Janet's vocal is demonstrably lower.


You asked a question. I gave you the answer. I suppose if you wanna take it up with anyone - call Janet. I don't need to prove it.

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Reply #35 posted 01/19/23 9:46am

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MJ: Prince is icky. no no no!

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Reply #36 posted 01/19/23 11:02am

ShellyMcG

bluegangsta said:



TrivialPursuit said:




bluegangsta said:


Said by who? You could easily prove your claim by posting the supposed version with Janet's low vocal.





Janet said it soon after it came out.

It was also mentioned in her documentary last year.





No revisions have been made to the mix since it was released. You're welcome to post a version in which Janet's vocal is demonstrably lower.




Come on guys, keep it civil. Trivial was just reporting what he heard.
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Reply #37 posted 01/19/23 11:02am

ShellyMcG

2freaky said:

MJ: Prince is icky. no no no!



I don't think he said that lol
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Reply #38 posted 01/19/23 11:07am

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ShellyMcG said:

2freaky said:

MJ: Prince is icky. no no no!

I don't think he said that lol

No, Jacko said, "Prince is always a meanie!"

Ya know, cuz of the aggressive bass in MJ's face in Vegas!

lol Love that story lol

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Reply #39 posted 01/20/23 5:06am

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bluegangsta said:

TrivialPursuit said:


Not what's been said.

Said by who? You could easily prove your claim by posting the supposed version with Janet's low vocal.

But, it doesn't exist because all single and album edits of the original song are the exact same mix.

So far, what I've been able to find out is that the changes were all made before it was released.

Jimmy Jam said,

'Janet called, and she said, ‘Jimmy, have you heard the mix of ‘Scream’ they put on the master tape?’ I said, ‘Yes, what’s wrong with it?’"

"After hearing the new mix they put on the masters, it was clear someone had gone in on Michael’s behest and turned down Janet’s vocals, because they were now lacking their original power.

"So I said to Michael, ‘This isn’t the right mix.’ And he said, ‘Oh really? I didn’t know.’

"But I think he knew – there was just a real element of sibling rivalry.'"

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Reply #40 posted 01/20/23 5:49am

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leecaldon said:

bluegangsta said:

"But I think he knew – there was just a real element of sibling rivalry.'"


Yep and that was the second time (that I know of) she mentioned that in an interview.

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Reply #41 posted 01/20/23 5:59pm

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I finally got "thriller 25" dirt cheap recently. Solely for the finished "for all time" (still prefer the demo tbh), but I gotta say, Will I.am does great on "P.Y.T". His rap is abit rubbish LOL but its short and I don't mind it. But the production and use of MJ's creamy demo vocals work really well. Iam shocked LOL.

Akons remix gets a pass too. Its mainly Akon but the update works. Rest of the remixes are crap but credit where credit is due to Akon and inparticular Will Iam. Shame he still holding out on the other tracks he did with MJ...

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Reply #42 posted 01/21/23 1:26am

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I know I started this thread to talk about Michael and Janet and the song "Scream" but I feel like I have to mention this. I've been listening to the Invincible album for the last few days and I am honestly shocked that this album isn't held in higher regards amongst Michael Jackson fans. Ok, there's a few too many schmaltzy ballads but the rest of it is great. I already knew You Rock My World quite well and I have always really liked that song. But I wasn't expecting the rest of the album to be so good. Break Of Dawn is one of the few slower MJ songs I like and I REALLY like it. And despite this album being over 20 years old, it still sounds fresh. If The Weeknd released this album, exactly as it is, today it would be hailed as a masterpiece.

Also, just a quick question. I know that the "Michael" album had it's fair share of controversy due to some of the songs not being Michael Jackson and other songs being heavily altered from their original versions. But what's the general consensus on that? Is it still worth a listen?
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Reply #43 posted 01/21/23 5:39am

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thesexofit said:

I finally got "thriller 25" dirt cheap recently.


You still paid too much.

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Reply #44 posted 01/23/23 12:58am

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Will.I.Am knows how to tell a story. wink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12atuHbR870

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Reply #45 posted 01/23/23 2:37am

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ShellyMcG said:

I know I started this thread to talk about Michael and Janet and the song "Scream" but I feel like I have to mention this. I've been listening to the Invincible album for the last few days and I am honestly shocked that this album isn't held in higher regards amongst Michael Jackson fans. Ok, there's a few too many schmaltzy ballads but the rest of it is great. I already knew You Rock My World quite well and I have always really liked that song. But I wasn't expecting the rest of the album to be so good. Break Of Dawn is one of the few slower MJ songs I like and I REALLY like it. And despite this album being over 20 years old, it still sounds fresh. If The Weeknd released this album, exactly as it is, today it would be hailed as a masterpiece. Also, just a quick question. I know that the "Michael" album had it's fair share of controversy due to some of the songs not being Michael Jackson and other songs being heavily altered from their original versions. But what's the general consensus on that? Is it still worth a listen?

My reaction when I first listened to it on release was excitement - although it doesn't feel like a cohesive piece like, say, Welcome 2 America, there's lots on there to enjoy.

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Reply #46 posted 01/23/23 6:19am

ShellyMcG

leecaldon said:



ShellyMcG said:


I know I started this thread to talk about Michael and Janet and the song "Scream" but I feel like I have to mention this. I've been listening to the Invincible album for the last few days and I am honestly shocked that this album isn't held in higher regards amongst Michael Jackson fans. Ok, there's a few too many schmaltzy ballads but the rest of it is great. I already knew You Rock My World quite well and I have always really liked that song. But I wasn't expecting the rest of the album to be so good. Break Of Dawn is one of the few slower MJ songs I like and I REALLY like it. And despite this album being over 20 years old, it still sounds fresh. If The Weeknd released this album, exactly as it is, today it would be hailed as a masterpiece. Also, just a quick question. I know that the "Michael" album had it's fair share of controversy due to some of the songs not being Michael Jackson and other songs being heavily altered from their original versions. But what's the general consensus on that? Is it still worth a listen?


My reaction when I first listened to it on release was excitement - although it doesn't feel like a cohesive piece like, say, Welcome 2 America, there's lots on there to enjoy.



The more I listen to it, the more I like it. I've removed Speechless, You Are My Life, Don't Walk Away, Cry and The Lost Children and what's left is an almost perfect 11 track album.
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Reply #47 posted 02/06/23 5:31am

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ShellyMCG...how old are you and what inspired you begin to check out the music of Prince and MJ? I am curious because I want to better understand the process of how young folks become new fans.

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Reply #48 posted 02/06/23 7:44am

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yeah, his stans spend too much time playing Forbes cosplay when they should instead be hyping up how glorious HIStory, Unbreakable and Blood on the Dancefloor 5-newtrax are. Now there's something to crow about.

They're genuinely something you only know if you experience them for yourselves.

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Reply #49 posted 02/06/23 1:19pm

ShellyMcG

DonRants said:

ShellyMCG...how old are you and what inspired you begin to check out the music of Prince and MJ? I am curious because I want to better understand the process of how young folks become new fans.




I'm 31. My cousin is a huge Prince fan and we used to live together before she moved to Japan with her husband and kids. She would play Prince's music a lot around the house. I never really got into his music myself though until she moved away. This sounds kind of pathetic but I really missed her when she left and listening to Prince kind of felt like she was still around. That's not the only reason I started listening to him though. I liked a lot of what I had heard. Anyway, my cousin encouraged me to join this community for advice on getting started on my Prince journey. If you click on my profile, you'll see my rankings of Prince albums there.

With Michael Jackson, it was a little different. My cousin is an even bigger fan of Michael Jackson than she is of Prince but that had no bearing on my decision to check his music out. My only motivation for getting into MJ was because he is MICHAEL JACKSON. He's the biggest popstar in history, or at least in my lifetime. So I'd been wanting to check out his music for years. Stories about his private life had always put me off though. It was only relatively recently that I decided to just get over myself and try to separate the art from the artist.

These aren't the only two artists I've been checking out though. Perhaps because of going out if my comfort zone and listening to Prince, I've been inspired to delve deeper into that funk kind of sound. Teena Marie is now my favourite artist. A few months ago, I'd never heard of her. I tried to get into George Clinton and felt a little overwhelmed. So I'm not quite there yet in terms of being a full on "funk-head" but I really love the feeling of discovering new (to me) music.
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Reply #50 posted 02/06/23 7:50pm

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ShellyMcG said:

DonRants said:

ShellyMCG...how old are you and what inspired you begin to check out the music of Prince and MJ? I am curious because I want to better understand the process of how young folks become new fans.

I'm 31. My cousin is a huge Prince fan and we used to live together before she moved to Japan with her husband and kids. She would play Prince's music a lot around the house. I never really got into his music myself though until she moved away. This sounds kind of pathetic but I really missed her when she left and listening to Prince kind of felt like she was still around. That's not the only reason I started listening to him though. I liked a lot of what I had heard. Anyway, my cousin encouraged me to join this community for advice on getting started on my Prince journey. If you click on my profile, you'll see my rankings of Prince albums there. With Michael Jackson, it was a little different. My cousin is an even bigger fan of Michael Jackson than she is of Prince but that had no bearing on my decision to check his music out. My only motivation for getting into MJ was because he is MICHAEL JACKSON. He's the biggest popstar in history, or at least in my lifetime. So I'd been wanting to check out his music for years. Stories about his private life had always put me off though. It was only relatively recently that I decided to just get over myself and try to separate the art from the artist. These aren't the only two artists I've been checking out though. Perhaps because of going out if my comfort zone and listening to Prince, I've been inspired to delve deeper into that funk kind of sound. Teena Marie is now my favourite artist. A few months ago, I'd never heard of her. I tried to get into George Clinton and felt a little overwhelmed. So I'm not quite there yet in terms of being a full on "funk-head" but I really love the feeling of discovering new (to me) music.

Madonna's usually considered part of 80s holy trinity w/ Prince/MJ. You check out her full albums yet? Her first one's got some funk, Reggie Lucas used to write for Mtume ("Juicy Fruit", classic). Evelyn "Champagne" King most slept-on 80s Queen, though.

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and There's nothing to separate with MJ. Seemed like a good guy. Less research than Blood on the Dance Floor 5-trax runtime will show that. His personality/nature made him an easy target for sharks, and I'm no MJ stan.

https://www.youtube.com/w..._452akeOkU

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Reply #51 posted 02/07/23 12:53am

ShellyMcG

WhisperingDandelions said:



ShellyMcG said:


DonRants said:

ShellyMCG...how old are you and what inspired you begin to check out the music of Prince and MJ? I am curious because I want to better understand the process of how young folks become new fans.




I'm 31. My cousin is a huge Prince fan and we used to live together before she moved to Japan with her husband and kids. She would play Prince's music a lot around the house. I never really got into his music myself though until she moved away. This sounds kind of pathetic but I really missed her when she left and listening to Prince kind of felt like she was still around. That's not the only reason I started listening to him though. I liked a lot of what I had heard. Anyway, my cousin encouraged me to join this community for advice on getting started on my Prince journey. If you click on my profile, you'll see my rankings of Prince albums there. With Michael Jackson, it was a little different. My cousin is an even bigger fan of Michael Jackson than she is of Prince but that had no bearing on my decision to check his music out. My only motivation for getting into MJ was because he is MICHAEL JACKSON. He's the biggest popstar in history, or at least in my lifetime. So I'd been wanting to check out his music for years. Stories about his private life had always put me off though. It was only relatively recently that I decided to just get over myself and try to separate the art from the artist. These aren't the only two artists I've been checking out though. Perhaps because of going out if my comfort zone and listening to Prince, I've been inspired to delve deeper into that funk kind of sound. Teena Marie is now my favourite artist. A few months ago, I'd never heard of her. I tried to get into George Clinton and felt a little overwhelmed. So I'm not quite there yet in terms of being a full on "funk-head" but I really love the feeling of discovering new (to me) music.

Madonna's usually considered part of 80s holy trinity w/ Prince/MJ. You check out her full albums yet? Her first one's got some funk, Reggie Lucas used to write for Mtume ("Juicy Fruit", classic). Evelyn "Champagne" King most slept-on 80s Queen, though.


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and There's nothing to separate with MJ. Seemed like a good guy. Less research than Blood on the Dance Floor 5-trax runtime will show that. His personality/nature made him an easy target for sharks, and I'm no MJ stan.


https://www.youtube.com/w..._452akeOkU


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[Edited 2/6/23 20:12pm]



I'm already a Madonna fan. I grew up listening to her because my mum is a huge fan.
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Reply #52 posted 02/07/23 1:48am

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ShellyMcG said:

DonRants said:

ShellyMCG...how old are you and what inspired you begin to check out the music of Prince and MJ? I am curious because I want to better understand the process of how young folks become new fans.

I'm 31. My cousin is a huge Prince fan and we used to live together before she moved to Japan with her husband and kids. She would play Prince's music a lot around the house. I never really got into his music myself though until she moved away. This sounds kind of pathetic but I really missed her when she left and listening to Prince kind of felt like she was still around. That's not the only reason I started listening to him though. I liked a lot of what I had heard. Anyway, my cousin encouraged me to join this community for advice on getting started on my Prince journey. If you click on my profile, you'll see my rankings of Prince albums there. With Michael Jackson, it was a little different. My cousin is an even bigger fan of Michael Jackson than she is of Prince but that had no bearing on my decision to check his music out. My only motivation for getting into MJ was because he is MICHAEL JACKSON. He's the biggest popstar in history, or at least in my lifetime. So I'd been wanting to check out his music for years. Stories about his private life had always put me off though. It was only relatively recently that I decided to just get over myself and try to separate the art from the artist. These aren't the only two artists I've been checking out though. Perhaps because of going out if my comfort zone and listening to Prince, I've been inspired to delve deeper into that funk kind of sound. Teena Marie is now my favourite artist. A few months ago, I'd never heard of her. I tried to get into George Clinton and felt a little overwhelmed. So I'm not quite there yet in terms of being a full on "funk-head" but I really love the feeling of discovering new (to me) music.

Just saw your ranking of Prince albums. Love that you have some recent stuff near the top. And that you place Parade (my favourite album by anyone ever) below Newpower Soul (much derided in this community) - it's just beautiful to see different opinions like that.

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Reply #53 posted 02/07/23 5:45am

ShellyMcG

leecaldon said:



ShellyMcG said:


DonRants said:

ShellyMCG...how old are you and what inspired you begin to check out the music of Prince and MJ? I am curious because I want to better understand the process of how young folks become new fans.




I'm 31. My cousin is a huge Prince fan and we used to live together before she moved to Japan with her husband and kids. She would play Prince's music a lot around the house. I never really got into his music myself though until she moved away. This sounds kind of pathetic but I really missed her when she left and listening to Prince kind of felt like she was still around. That's not the only reason I started listening to him though. I liked a lot of what I had heard. Anyway, my cousin encouraged me to join this community for advice on getting started on my Prince journey. If you click on my profile, you'll see my rankings of Prince albums there. With Michael Jackson, it was a little different. My cousin is an even bigger fan of Michael Jackson than she is of Prince but that had no bearing on my decision to check his music out. My only motivation for getting into MJ was because he is MICHAEL JACKSON. He's the biggest popstar in history, or at least in my lifetime. So I'd been wanting to check out his music for years. Stories about his private life had always put me off though. It was only relatively recently that I decided to just get over myself and try to separate the art from the artist. These aren't the only two artists I've been checking out though. Perhaps because of going out if my comfort zone and listening to Prince, I've been inspired to delve deeper into that funk kind of sound. Teena Marie is now my favourite artist. A few months ago, I'd never heard of her. I tried to get into George Clinton and felt a little overwhelmed. So I'm not quite there yet in terms of being a full on "funk-head" but I really love the feeling of discovering new (to me) music.


Just saw your ranking of Prince albums. Love that you have some recent stuff near the top. And that you place Parade (my favourite album by anyone ever) below Newpower Soul (much derided in this community) - it's just beautiful to see different opinions like that.



Some of those rankings may be different now. They were all based on my initial impressions. Most of them would be the same though. It's kind of remarkable to me that even my least favourite of his albums has some very good songs on there that I really enjoy.
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Reply #54 posted 02/07/23 11:03am

DonRants

ShellyMcG said:

DonRants said:

ShellyMCG...how old are you and what inspired you begin to check out the music of Prince and MJ? I am curious because I want to better understand the process of how young folks become new fans.

I'm 31. My cousin is a huge Prince fan and we used to live together before she moved to Japan with her husband and kids. She would play Prince's music a lot around the house. I never really got into his music myself though until she moved away. This sounds kind of pathetic but I really missed her when she left and listening to Prince kind of felt like she was still around. That's not the only reason I started listening to him though. I liked a lot of what I had heard. Anyway, my cousin encouraged me to join this community for advice on getting started on my Prince journey. If you click on my profile, you'll see my rankings of Prince albums there. With Michael Jackson, it was a little different. My cousin is an even bigger fan of Michael Jackson than she is of Prince but that had no bearing on my decision to check his music out. My only motivation for getting into MJ was because he is MICHAEL JACKSON. He's the biggest popstar in history, or at least in my lifetime. So I'd been wanting to check out his music for years. Stories about his private life had always put me off though. It was only relatively recently that I decided to just get over myself and try to separate the art from the artist. These aren't the only two artists I've been checking out though. Perhaps because of going out if my comfort zone and listening to Prince, I've been inspired to delve deeper into that funk kind of sound. Teena Marie is now my favourite artist. A few months ago, I'd never heard of her. I tried to get into George Clinton and felt a little overwhelmed. So I'm not quite there yet in terms of being a full on "funk-head" but I really love the feeling of discovering new (to me) music.

Very cool. About a year ago I had a conversation with a 22 year old, who I had to work with for a day. She said she knew who Prince was but she didn't know his music. I was a bit shocked, at first I thought this might have been the price Prince paid for taking his music off streaming services and YouTube for such a long time. But then I remembered as a kid, I rarely listened to music from before my time...just the main hits.."Rock Around the Clock" etc. Just time marching on I guess.

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