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new Michael Jackson Single: This is it

Recorded in the early 1990s apparently. The clip I've heard I like it. Can't find a Youtube clip yet.

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It's nothing special, a B-side at best, not good enough to get onto the 'Dangerous' album, they are not actually releasing it as an single. It may get into the charts as some may download it seperately to the new album but not a memorable Jacko song at all.




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martyn20 wrote:It's nothing special, a B-side at best, not good enough to get onto the 'Dangerous' album, they are not actually releasing it as an single. It may get into the charts as some may download it seperately to the new album but not a memorable Jacko song at all.


Ahhh OK I must have misheard :doh:

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martyn20 wrote:It's nothing special, a B-side at best, not good enough to get onto the 'Dangerous' album, they are not actually releasing it as an single. It may get into the charts as some may download it seperately to the new album but not a memorable Jacko song at all.


Ahhh OK I must have misheard :doh:


There will not be a CD single but you can go online and download the song on it's own so it is very possible it will make it to the single charts quite high up, especially if radio stations ad it to their playlist.




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martyn20 wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
martyn20 wrote:It's nothing special, a B-side at best, not good enough to get onto the 'Dangerous' album, they are not actually releasing it as an single. It may get into the charts as some may download it seperately to the new album but not a memorable Jacko song at all.


Ahhh OK I must have misheard :doh:


There will not be a CD single but you can go online and download the song on it's own so it is very possible it will make it to the single charts quite high up, especially if radio stations ad it to their playlist.


.... so given the nature of downloads these days the releasing of a single as a concept is dead.

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martyn20 wrote:
smeggypants wrote:
martyn20 wrote:It's nothing special, a B-side at best, not good enough to get onto the 'Dangerous' album, they are not actually releasing it as an single. It may get into the charts as some may download it seperately to the new album but not a memorable Jacko song at all.


Ahhh OK I must have misheard :doh:


There will not be a CD single but you can go online and download the song on it's own so it is very possible it will make it to the single charts quite high up, especially if radio stations ad it to their playlist.


.... so given the nature of downloads these days the releasing of a single as a concept is dead.


Well sort of, I don't know what percentage of top ten records are actual CD's and which are downloads, but on iTunes and similar you are free to purchases the whole album or just individual tracks.
If this song gets coverage it could make the charts.




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I think the concept of buying any individual track is good. Many albums have contained too much filler.


story on the Jacko Track here ...

'New' Jackson song penned in 1983



The "new" Michael Jackson track premiered on Monday was written in 1983 by the star and singer Paul Anka, it has emerged.

Few details about This Is It - the first track to emerge since Jackson's death - were originally released.

But later on Monday, the Jackson estate confirmed Anka had co-written the song - originally called I Never Heard - after he had threatened legal action.

A version of the song was recorded by Puerto Rican singer Safire in 1991.

Jackson and Anka wrote the track for possible inclusion on the latter's 1983 album Walk A Fine Line.

Anka told celebrity website TMZ that Jackson then "stole the tapes" from his studio.

Anka, 68, told the Associate Press news agency that, after he complained that he had not been credited, Jackson's estate moved quickly to acknowledge his involvement and promised him 50% of the song's profits.

"They did the right thing," he said.

"I don't think that anybody tried to do the wrong thing - it was an honest mistake."

The new This Is It recording - released to radio stations and on the singer's website - features backing vocals by Jackson's brothers.

The song takes its name from the ill-fated series of comeback shows that were to have taken place at London's O2 arena.

The Jackson estate, in a statement acknowledging Anka as co-writer, said: "The song was picked because the lyrics were appropriate because of the name Michael gave his tour.

"We are thrilled to present this song in Michael's voice for the first time and that Michael's fans have responded in unprecedented numbers."

Anka, who had UK hits in the 1950s with songs including Diana and Lonely Boy, also wrote hits including She's A Lady by Tom Jones and wrote the lyrics to Frank Sinatra's My Way.

The song This Is It will be the only original track on a double CD of the same name due for released on 26 October.

It will also feature in the closing credits of a film, also called This Is It, which has been made using footage of rehearsals for the O2 concerts, due to be released in cinemas on 28 October. Article Source
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After saying all that.....

'New' Jackson song to miss charts

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8310795.stm

A "new" Michael Jackson track unveiled this week will not be a chart hit because it will not be available to download as an individual track.

This Is It was written in 1983 by Jackson and Paul Anka and features Jackson's brothers on backing vocals.

It had been described as "a single" in publicity material but fans will not be able to buy it on its own.

Instead, it will only be available if bought as part of a full album or a six-track EP from 26 October.

A statement from Apple's iTunes said: "We look forward to offering the new Michael Jackson album, as well as a digital-only EP with six previously unreleased tracks, providing fans a great way to get all of the new songs.

"The iTunes Store will offer the album-only single This Is It on both the album and EP."

The song had been tipped to be the first new Michael Jackson song to be a hit since One More Chance in 2003.

But record label Sony hopes its strategy will encourage more fans to buy the full album or EP.

The double album will feature 14 greatest hits, two versions of the new song, three previously unreleased demos of classic tracks and a spoken word poem called Planet Earth.

The EP will just include the two versions of This Is It, the demos and the poem.

The new song will also feature in the closing credits of a film, also called This Is It, which has been made using footage of rehearsals for the O2 concerts, due to be released in cinemas on 28 October.





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