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3.0 out of 5 stars is it him at all?, 17 Dec 2010
This review is from: Michael (Audio CD)
Its amazing they could only find one track for the this is it album, and yet a year later another ten have been found.Fans of Jackson like Madonna can not bare anything being said against the artist even if it turns out to be true, I like both but like to judge things fairly and honestly.for myself. However with all the chat on the internet, I personally and as a fan think this is a very disrespectful thing for a record company to do, digging up unfinished songs and putting them in the public domain,finished without jackson consent, this is not what Jackson would have wanted, and any true fan would respect that.The authenticity of "Breaking News" has been questioned.Doubts over whether the vocals were actually by Jackson have been raised, reportedly by Katherine Jackson and Jackson's two eldest children, as well as Jackson's sister La Toya, his nephews T.J., Taj, and Taryll, and many of his fans. His brother Randy Jackson posted a series of messages about the album on his Twitter account stating that family members weren't allowed at his studio where the album was being completed. According to Randy, when engineer Teddy Riley played him some of the tracks, "I immediately said it wasn't his voice". In a statement, Sony Music Group countered that it had "complete confidence in the results of our extensive research, as well as the accounts of those who were in the studio with Michael, that the vocals on the new album are his own." Teddy Riley, Frank Dileo and Jackson's estate have since defended Sony's claims that the song is authentic. Producer Teddy Riley who worked on the songs "Hollywood Tonight," "Monster" and "Breaking News", told Reuters the he had to do "more processing to the voice, which is why people were asking about the authenticity of his voice." Said Riley, "With the Melodyne we actually move the stuff up which is the reason why some of the vibrato sounds a little off or processed, over-processed. We truly apologize for that happening, but you are still hearing the true Michael Jackson."Ahead of the album's release, a lawyer for Jackson's father Joe said Jackson "would never have wanted his unfinished material to be released." Will.i.am, who collaborated with Jackson for the album prior to his death, also criticised the release, saying it was "disrespectful" to release the unfinished material because Jackson was not able to give it his blessing. Apparently Jackson dad has signed a new deal with Sony for a further 5 albums, quite amazing for an artist who only managed to release six albums with the label when he was alive.My final question if in years to come it is proved that thus is not Michael Jackson, do we sue Sony for fraud?. So what is the album like, well its no Dangerous, Bad or Thriller and that's fine, but I find myself skipping more tracks than wanting to listen to them. The album just is lacking Jackson' final input, on the production and sound. In terms of sales the album was a flop, hence the very low price tag now. If you really want Michael Jackson and a fan of his music you would keep to the music he recorded when he was alive.
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