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2.0 out of 5 stars Demos are fantastic, dislike the New Mixes, 15 May 2014
This review is from: Xscape (Audio CD)
I'm a huge fan of MJ and loved his music since I was 9 years old.

I was really looking forward to this album!

I love MJ's voice in this album but much prefer the originals to the mixes.

I do feel they were over produced. It's way too techno for me.

Some of the demos were the very earliest ones. The later demos, which I've heard are much better and sounds like a complete song, 'Do you know where your Children are'.
It has a really sweet guitar sound running through it, reminds me of D.S. That wasn't on the album! :o(

I've also heard of a much later demo to 'Slave to the Rhythm' too. It got a steady beat and sounds a little clubby. It runs much better with his voice.

I don't think the new mixes of these songs sound authentic!!

Why not just enhanced the demos so they're releasable?

The original 'A Place With No Name' is awesome with the acoustic guitar in it.

Why re-do Xscape?

The original was already awesome?

If you change the original too much you risk changing what MJ wanted!

I'm sorry for my negative feedback, I was just really looking forward to this album and I must say, i was disappointed.

Love never felt so good is the only new songs I like.
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Initial post: 15 May 2014 15:28:52 BDT
frostyfilms says:
I have to agree with your review, especially about "Slave to the rhythm". I have heard a later version( Not the bieber version) that sound more bass heavy and just better in general, and the same with Blue Gansta. Im not sure if it's just me, but on most of the tracks there is a percussion beat, very tinny and it just loops, its on xscape, slave to the rhythm and blue gansta. It's like they just copied and pasted the beat. Also MJ's voice is pushed to the back of the songs, and its hard to hear his voice through the other sounds.

Posted on 16 May 2014 17:14:25 BDT
JazzFeathers says:
I subscribe every word you said.
These songs are awsome. But the remixes... I'm sure MJ would have never finish the song that way. What's the point in changing the song to this point. Granted, they will never be like he would have wanted them, but this... this doesn't sound like him at all.

But the good part is that, alongside the remixes, we get his fantastic demos. So I'm happy for that.

Posted on 8 Jun 2014 17:06:44 BDT
I agree with you. This is certainly not up to MJ's standard!

$$$$ is what it is, nothing more.
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