Michael jackson history past present and future book 2 album
MICHAEL JACKSON - HISTORY - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE (((FULL ALBUM CD 2)))
HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I
Log in or Sign up. Steve Hoffman Music Forums. Location: Perth, Western Australia. I think with the HIStory release that the second disc of new material got overshadowed considerably. Yes there were some filler tracks, yes Michael's sense of his own grandiosity were on full display, but still some great music. I wonder if this album will ever get its due as an independent album.
That can't be said for the second disc, called "HIStory Continues" and consisting entirely of new material -- which also happens to be the first material he released since being accused of child molestation. References to the scandal permeate almost every song, creating a thick atmosphere of paranoia. If Jackson 's music had been the equal of Thriller or Bad , the nervous, vindictive lyrics wouldn't have been quite as overbearing. Jackson certainly tries to stay contemporary, yet he has a tendency to smooth out all of his rougher musical edges with show-biz schmaltz. Occasionally, Jackson produces some well-crafted pop that ranks with his best material: R. Kelly 's "You Are Not Alone" is seductive, "Scream" improves on the slamming beats of his earlier single "Jam," and "Stranger in Moscow" is one of his most haunting ballads.
The majority of the second disc's tracks were written and produced by Jackson, often in conjunction with collaborators. The new material prepared for the album was recorded during late and early , and several of the 15 new songs pertain to the accusations and Jackson's mistreatment in the media, specifically the tabloids. The songs' themes included environmental awareness, isolation, greed, and injustice. Jackson stated that he did not mean any offense and on multiple occasions denied anti-Semitism. The dispute regarding the lyrics ended with Jackson re-recording them. In a judge ruled that the song was plagiarized and the song was subsequently banned from radio stations in Belgium.