Remembering Michael Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009)


Michael Jackson – a name that conjures up many thoughts. Hopefully most of them should be concerned with his phenomenal music career, which eclipses most super stars of our day. 

Go back to 1983, Michael was at the peak of his career, Thriller had just become the biggest selling album of all time. Fast forward to the present day and Thriller is still the biggest selling album of all time and prior to his sad passing in 2009. Put that way, it would appear that very little had changed; well, career–wise anyway. And it is Michael’s career that deserves further exploration.
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New Michael Jackson Song! "This Is It"

Dear Cultural Soulers,

I just got hip to this NEW MJ track. The King Of Pop lives on, what with the release of this track, the movie of the same name and Lord knows what other gems from him in the run up to christmas and beyond into 2010. I know I'm mentioning christmas and we haven't even got past Halloween yet, but hey, don't kill me for it.

It's got all the melodic and harmonic trademarks of MJ, and it's kind of haunting, however, beautiful.

Nonetheless, enjoy the audio delight and as Eric Roberson said at his concert in Manchester yesterday (review to come shortly) "I believe that MJ put his life into to his music, so the way to keep him alive is by playing/singing/performing his music." Ain't that the truth!

Peace and Light to you all.

Vocalchild

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