October 31, 2011

Scared yet ?

Happy Birthday to our dear sister.
Gime may the year ahead bring you joy and fulfillment of all your dreams.

Have a safe and happy Halloween !

This time of the year "Thriller" gets the much deserved attention. I don't think I'm going too far with calling it a theme song for Halloween. "Thriller" is a groundbreaking piece of visual art, with an indisputable entertainment quality. To me it's always been more than just a fun video to watch - I think it was a well thought play exploration through the idea of the good and evil, self and shadow, embedded within same person. My main argument would be these words that appear on screen ahead of the story:
"Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult" Michael Jackson

But "Thriller" is not what I wanted to write about today. Instead I want to focus on another short-film, "Ghosts". Overlooked and underrated, just like most of Michael's work after mid-80's. The song "Ghosts" fell short of making it on the "HIStory, Past, Present and Future, Book 1" album. Fortunately was rescued out of "the vault" and found itself on "Blood On The Dance Floor, HIStory In The Mix" along side "Is It Scary" (originally meant to appear on "The Adams Family Values" movie), one incredibly personal song, "Morphine", two witty, sexy, beat crazy tunes, "Blood On The Dance Floor" and "Superfly Sister" and several remixes of songs from "HIStory".

"Ghosts" took a long time to complete. In an article written for Entertainment Weekly, Stephen King (who worked with Michael on developing and finishing the project) says that Michael first presented the idea to him in 1993 - 3 weeks into filming (with "Stand" director Mick Garris) for it the project got shut down. In 1996 due to schedule conflicts, Garris beings involved with "The Shining" - miniseries version) , Stan Winston took over.
You can read here and interview with Mick Garris talking a bit his work on "Ghosts"and sharing his thoughts and memories of Michael.

"I've always wanted to be able to tell stories, stories that came from my soul. 
I'd like to sit by a fire and tell people stories - make them see pictures, make the cry and laugh, 
take them anywhere emotionally. 
I'd like to tell tales to move their souls and transform them. 
I've always wanted to be able to do that. I sometimes feel I could do that. . . "
Michael Jackson
The finished product has, according to Stephen King and Mick Garris, changed quite a bit from the original idea (wouldn't be nice to have the key to an alternate universe where the initial project is finished and get to see it?) . But I think what changed was the purpose.  As Stephen King recalls, what Michael wanted was "for me to write the scariest, the absolute SCARIEST, music video ever, called Ghosts. It will be like the old Frankenstein movies, he explains, only scarier! TERRIFYING!. We must do this. We're going to shock the world.'' To me that was no longer the focus. This time the disclaimer "Any similarity to actual events or characters living, dead, (or undead) is purely coincidental." (that appeared on "An American Werewolf in London" and "Thriller"  both directed by Landis.) would be out of place. 

I think it came out a lot more scary than the idea in 1993. It was a lot more real. It speaks of ignorance, intolerance and discrimination against anyone who does not fall in within the accepted lines. It tells a story about the soul of a man hunted and hurt because he is different. 
And who better to help him present it to the audiences but the master who created characters for "The Terminator", "Aliens and "Jurassic Park".

The story and dialogs are simple but I bet there were few people who though "Oh f*** ! It's true - he is smart". He took his (terrible) personal experience and transformed it into a tale of magic and escapism.

Critics only made his point. People got uncomfortable with him toying around with his skin, with him holding a mirror in front of the ugliness within people and making fun of the bully. It was labelled as weird. That when the argument was is not "Thriller" but a copy of it.

Big production, special effects, huge dance sequences - yes you can find that on "Thriller" but also on "Remember The Time", "Bad", "Smooth Criminal", "Black Or White" or "Scream". It was the standard he imposed.
Yes the plots from both are build upon monster chased by townsmen, using a blend of fantasy and real-life scenes but the core of the two are different.
Another similarity is that the project was, at least at first, funded by Michael himself - just like he founded his own solutions to make "Thriller" after the record company thought it was time to pull the plug and no longer promote the album thinking they got all they could (money wise of course) out of it.
"The world can be mean, and Michael didn’t have a mean bone in him. Very vulnerable and sweet. And what most people don’t realize is how smart he was and especially how funny he could be. A very witty, explosively talented guy. "
Mick Garris

Behind fantastic special effects, grand and amazing dancing sequences, Michael tackles issues like the slander he had to endure from media and public opinion fed by tabloid media frenzy, his skin disorder and plastic surgery and the public opinion 's perception of them, again reflected through years of tabloid bashing. According to Stan Winston the film wasn't also about the greed driven allegations made against him.

“In Ghosts, kids love to visit this very strange character who lives in a haunted house because they get to play with the ghosts there. But the parents think the guy is a creep, and don’t want him playing with their kids anymore. So, of course, when people saw this, they said: ‘Aha, there it is! You see? There’s Michael Jackson, the creepy guy in the house on the hill!’ But this story was written before any accusations against Michael ever came out. And I know that none of that double-meaning stuff was intended, because I wrote a lot of it!"

The one thing that is very different from "Thriller" is this time around he doesn't cover his eyes. He wanted to send out a message, he plays 5 different characters and in spite of elaborate costumes, make-up and special effects he doesn't hide his eyes. He doesn't hide his anger, his fear, his joy, his sadness, his hope, his vulnerability and gentle nature.
It's an "all in" bet-like play; the stakes?  "I'll leave or you leave me alone". The story concludes with characters having fun and enjoying the show prepared by Michael and "the family". 
"Life's about a dream
I'm really undefeated when MJ is on my team, theme
Reality brings forth realizm
It's the man of steel organizm, twizm
Not from the prizm, take charge like manilla
Nine five shaq represent with the Thrilla
Grab my crotch, twist my knee, then I'm through
Mike's bad, I'm bad
Who are you"
Shaquille O'Neal rap from "2 Bad"
The film was supposed to be released in theaters a week before Halloween in 1996. Unfortunately as it happened time and again his work got sabotaged and it ended up not even being released in DVD format. 
It was presented by Michael as an out-of-competition entry at the 50th Cannes Film Festival in May 1997. In August 1997 it was also showed during Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. It was commercially released internationally (apart from North America) on VHS and was also released along side selected prints of Stephen King's "Thinner".
Nowadays you can find it to view online on various sites.
"I'm gonna be
Exactly what you wanna see
It's you whose haunting me
Your warning me
To be the stranger
In your life

Am I amusing you
Or just confusing you
Am I the beast
You visualised
And if you wanna to see
I'll be grotesque
Before your eyes
I'm gonna be
Exactly what you gonna see
So did you come to me
To see your fantasies
Performed before your very eyes

A haunting ghostly treat
The foolish trickery
And spirits dancing 
In the light So let the performance start "

"Is It Scary" - Michael Jackson

October 22, 2011

Children´s Day - October 22, 2011: The Lost Children...

Since October 2011 is MJ-Invincible-month- I want to post the lyrics from "The Lost Children" from the "Invincible"-album. Listen to the song and listen to the lyrics. It is very beautiful and it expresses the concern and worries we all should have for the children of this world, because the children of the world are OUR children and they deserve to grow up in our universal love. Alas - we are far away from this goal

....and sometimes it is us who are the lost children.

This is the video for  "Have you seen my childhood?" 
As far as I know he never made a video for "The Lost Children".
(In some countries you may not be able to watch the embedded video without 
switching  into privacy-mode  with  special software, due to Copyright issues.)

Some informations aubout this song- starting with picking up some lines from LoveLightMagic´s analyse :
... a bit of an Irish influence in this one. MJ even sings with an Irish "tongue" so to speak.It reminds me of an Irish lullaby entwined with a blessing. He incorporates a choir of children voices, just lovely!! The song is based on b-flat scale, having only one flat, B. In 6/8 time, usually a signature for folk tunes, an Irish Jig.... This song, Lost Children hits my heart for not only the children who never came home, but a more personal meaning to me. Every time I hear this song, I send it to the heavens for a special reason. May this blessing reach all the lost children...everywhere." 

Did  you know that Prince is being featured in the song's narration and that MJ picked this song in the favorite songs during an online audio chat he held for the fans on oct 26, 2001? 

Audio: Michael answers questions from his fans 
presented by: GetMusic.com and RollingStone.com

My dear friend M. said: "Especially "The Lost Children" was also the reason for much criticism on Invincible reviews - alongside "Speechless" and "You are my life". Apparently the music critics had a very clear idea of what MJ should sing about and children and children's issues were not part of it." 

A number of reasons to pay special regard to this song - but most important for me and why I love this song is: it hits my heart.

"We pray for our fathers, pray for our mothers 
Wishing our families well 
We sing songs for the wishing, of those who are kissing 
But not for the missing


So this one´s for all the lost children 
This one´s for all the lost children 
This one´s for all the lost children, wishing them well 
And wishing them home
When you sit there addressing, counting your blessings 
Biding your time 
When you lay me down sleeping and my heart is weeping 
Because I´m keeping a place


For all the lost children 
This is for all the lost children 
This one´s for all the lost children, wishing them well 
And wishing them home
Home with their fathers, 
Snug close and warm, loving their mothers 
I see the door simply wide open 
But no one can find thee


So pray for all the lost children 
Let´s pray for all the lost children 
Just think of all the lost children, wishing them well 
This is for all the lost children 
This one´s for all the lost children" 

~ Michael Jackson


October 19, 2011

Sleep my friend - Beautiful poem from Dr Patrick Treacy

"Most fans already know Dr. Patrick Treacy, the famed Irish doctor, philanthropist, social-political activist who, over the past decades has assisted chartitable missions in the middle-east and also Dr. Nelson Mandela in Africa, and how he got to meet and become good friends with Michael Jackson during his stay in Ireland between 2006-2008. Dr. Treacy was both amazed and inspired by the goodness of Michael's enormous heart, his philanthropic work and his undying dedication to continue to use his art and resources to heal the world. He has shared beautiful, positive and inspiring memories of Michael on numerous occasions and has always stated that Michael was not a drug addict (since Dr.Treacy himself treated him for certain minor ailments during his Ireland stay) but was extremely careful about his health and had a huge mission to help the planet. Here is a beautiful poem Dr. Treacy has written for Michael. Couldn't help sharing."~post from Ankita 

Thank you very much for sharing this  very beautiful poem 
written by Dr Patrick Treacy for his friend Michael. 
Our webteam can´t help 
but spread the words, which touch the heart 
... and share the L.O.V.E.

Sleep my friend! For the dawn will come again in another time,
And your kindly soul can finds some solitude at last,
Rest, as your seedlings grow and sparkle from the vine,
And children laugh and play as God above looks down

On that other morn, as sun strikes the earth with shafts of light,
And ripened grapes shake and gently tremble on the boughs,
As mountain streams stall and turn back around their paths,
The heavens open and each man falls prostrate on the ground

Jesus comes amongst us, as propechies of the past did fortell,
Your rested body then wakes from the slumber of the age,
Rose scented petals fill the Temple, falling, circling all around
And you shall rise and take your rightly place by his side,

And man shall then forever know all the evil that was done,
To fellow man, to starving child and also to you alone,
The destitute shall then arise, the sickly smile again,
And each shall know your beauty in the judgement of the age.

Thanks to 78thesweepstakes´s  ,who
has uploaded this poem on YouTube


October 2, 2011

Invincible - A Songbreakdown from @lovelightmagic

"Great music and great melodies are immortal" ~ Michael Jackson

"I cried happy tears to see all the love."
-Michael Jackson's reaction to Invincible topping the charts in a dozen countries (2001)

Michael Jackson interview about Invincible in 2001

October,1st the month long buy phase of the INVINCIBLE campaign has started. This most beautiful album has never getten what it deserves.

It´s you to decide whether or not to buy the album. I know that there are many fans, who boykott $ony. MJ went on to promote his album Invincible, when he had issues with them.
Regarding buying the album or to boykott $ony we won´t argue who´s right or wrong - as already said above: it´s up to you.

@lovelightsmagic, one of the lovely members from MJJJusticeProject (@MJJJusticeprjct), started the actual buy phase for Michael Jackson´s Invincible album with a brilliant analysis of all tracks and tweeted it. She has a deep musical knowledge and she wrote beautifully about the album.
Enjoy her contribution.

Best reading may be with listening to Invincible simultanoulsly...

(Due to Copyright problems you may not be able in some countries to play the inserted videos without switching into privacy-mode with special software.)

The It´s-all-for-L.O.V.E-webteam was kindly given permission to collect the tweets and to post them here. We call us fortunate to explore, how the MJJJusticeprjct- members follow Michaels message, who always preached the "WE". Thank you very much!

Guys, your are doing a great job all over the time and you are really absolut amazing.
We love you!
It´s-all-for-LOVE - webteam

“(To) bring Michael's Invincible to Number One again would be a major statement around the world.

MJ's Invincible is my favorite album. Musically different from his past achievements, bringing us a new sound in his recordings. I have owned many copies over the years because I wear them out. I play MJ's Invincible cd daily. Invincible is my favorite. Sometimes, I play it on "random play" to surprise me what song will come next. I can never hear enough of MJ´s Invincible.
Today, I had it on random play, You Rock My World was the first one today.I think I´m going to write a song review here.... where do I start?? I'll let my cd player decide....

Especially when I travel, errands, work, free time, it's on my rotation. The music starts out (after conversation) with this driving beat on bass/ drums...already I wanna dance! This one always in my heart.Love the small build up and layers. No one could layer a song like Michael Jackson. His voice low and a bit earthy, love his lower tones when he sings. The strings.. oh my... the snaps get me every time!!
Michael Jackson integrated soul, funk and a whole lot of everything that makes you wanna get up and dance beat and supporting phrases in music. He sings a lovely story of love in his heart. Many identify with this because I believe inside, people look for their "ultimate love" at some point. A love that is not only spiritual, but charged. You can feel it as he sings, his passion and excitement in the song. Beautiful. Love the way he sings it out- you can see and feel where he's lost himself in the music. MJ always had passion, feeling when he sang. I love the base line, keyboards answers in compliment, a lovely balance between instruments creating a masterpiece. His music tells a story. This one has a build up where he brings the music down to the bass/drums and then he cranks it up again adding layers &fullvoice. By this time, if I were not sitting here typing, I'd have lost myself in the music.. singing at the top of my lungs too! I LOVE this song.

Next song on random...CRY..

This lovely ballad ...MJ sings about various perspectives of where people can be in life... his compassion to see the world as one..He seems to have felt some burden of too much responsibility and wants the world to help change the world. Wants us to see..something important. Basically, everyone gets cut, everyone bleeds, we are all the same and we need to take care of each other. MJ always had sense of responsibility to the world and each other. Cry with him...hold hands across the world &understand... we are humankind. We have a responsibility to each other.

Next song on rotation: Whatever Happens

This one another story, telling of a tug of war between a couple in perception. This reminds me of times where you have to remember that everyone has a point of view and this is basis as a drive behind actions and feelings. But the underlying tone is both: love each other very much...but relays it is "easy" to get caught up and let events run the relationship as opposed to the relationship being between only two people. Whatever happens. don't you let go of my hand...makes me cry at times...depending on my mood. An interesting key: b, e, a, d, g and c flats. Key signature of G-flat major or e flat minor. That is a lot, but if you know music,some of those notes have alternate names for fingering. Key signature means, that whenever those notes come up in the music, they are flat, unless noted by an accidental mark to play it whole.G-flat is also f sharp.... I know it can get confusing. Well, Whatever Happens integrates a few genres of music creatively.MJ has an incredible ability to integrate different sounds and influences into a song. A very coveted talent to have.

Every album MJ made was always different from the previous. Each one is incredible in its own right. I like to look at the written music too. I can read music and can play one wind instrument. Whatever Happens has a build up also, song is rather emotionally intense because you can feel it in the words and music. A sense of uncertainty hope and anxiety with lots of love entwined. The music compliments the words in various parts, often animating the music in your mind. Whatever Happens to me, is a delightful integration of classical, Spanish influence, soul, r&b and a bit of rock in there too.This was MJ's creativity...to integrate music to make a new sound. That is the delight in the music world...combinations are unlimited.

Next song:The Lost Children

a bit of an Irish influence in this one. MJ even sings with an Irish "tongue" so to speak.It reminds me of an Irish lullaby entwined with a blessing. He incorporates a choir of children voices, just lovely!! The song is based on b-flat scale, having only one flat, B. In 6/8 time, usually a signature for folk tunes, an Irish Jig.... This song, Lost Children hits my heart for not only the children who never came home, but a more personal meaning to me. Every time I hear this song, I send it to the heavens for a special reason. May this blessing reach all the lost children...everywhere. (-Lovelightmagic)I love all MJ's songs. Many are tied at number one for me.

Next song on rotation: Threatened

Oh my! I love this one...reminds me of Twilight Zone because of Rod Serling's voice. I LOVED TZ ! This is a very cool, heavy, funky-rock type influence - a very interesting combination. I LOVE this song. Key of E Maj, C sharp minor.I love the heavy bass line, driving beat and guitar lead comes in at chorus.
The song is so intense and urgent.
Fired up.This song reminds me of a haunting unconsciousness of the dream world, and yet, a questioning of conscience in the real world- dep on persp.I see Threatened on many levels. In perspective as the song dances its animation in my mind, as the song plays on. The multilevel perspective is hard for me to explain- because of the rawness, anger, and push back in animation, there is little wonder as to why he wrote it. Him singing "You should be threatened by me" is like saying, “Where is your conscience to what you have done to me?” Another perspective, is that people were threatened by MJ to have wanted to tear him down as they did..song animates several themes in my mind. I love when music animates pictures in my mind, talks to my heart and soul, or otherwise, opens my senses. During those moments, I feel free. Generally speaking, those are the components that have to strike in my mind when I listen to music or see art, pictures. I believe these components are what makes MJ loved worldwide, we can all feel his music, passion, expression and can relate to it personally. MJ's Threatened has an ever hypnotic, magnetic funky-rock drive. I love MJ's edge in this song. Makes me wanna get up and dance on first beat. When I was younger, my grandparents and I would watch Twilight Zone, the black and white ones. One time, they had a marathon. My grandfather had taped all the episodes on VHS. I STILL have those tapes. It always reminds me of times I spent with them watching. No matter how we relate to MJ's music, we all have our thoughts when we listen to it. This is what makes all his music very powerful too. Threatened lyrics runs chills up my spine, increasingly if listened to with music. His words are clear in interpretation. He's direct with words yet very poetic in phrasing...and intrigue.

Next song.
I won't get into too much because it has heightened emotions for me...but briefly..It is "You are my life"

...Another 6/8 time signature piece, but this one gives a feeling of a waltz (3/4 time was typically used for waltzes, so it is relative because 6/8 time can be broken down to 3/4 time in music) Time sig in music is also known as the meter. In the Key of E Maj/ C sharp minor. If you remember, MJ wrote another song in the same key, and time signature, but this song is very different in feeling and in sound. This is the beauty of music. There are approximate 15 scales that I know of that can be used creatively! You are my life song is beautiful, directly from MJ's heart and soul to his children. Such lovely, sentimental, and deeply loving words towards them. MJ relates how much his children have blessed his life, making life more fulfilling, enjoyable for him, not just as a man, but a father. The blessings are as I am sure both ways. His children love him as much as he them. This song is so very touching to anyone who listens. Children and family are a blessing in so many ways. MJ reminds us in this piece of the many values and blessings of FAMILY. 

2000WMusic starts with a startling bang, and then here comes the heavy syncopated bass. This one goes right to my innermost being. Love the lower tones of MJ's voice... this musical lyrics is about the love between MJ and music. This is what it means for me similarly reminds me of the times I would practice my instrument to my heart's content, til I could no longer play, I'd worn myself out practicing. Woodwind instrument...orchestra, marching band, classical music....love love love love it! How clever of MJ to write about his music in this manner? Gotta feel the beat, all through me too...everyone can relate. I'd practice in school a few hours a day, then at night 2-3 more, and then on weekends, 5 hours or so. Just because I loved to play.
I really can feel this piece in every sense of its composition. I laugh every time when he sings, don't you overload. I dare to push it!
Very syncopated, rhythmic, pulsating... like a beating of your heart in excitement when you're charged up, but every part of you beyond any perceived boundaries! AHHHHHH dance!!! When people first hear this song, many are surprised at first .. but with MJ, we should know, he always produced new music different from last.
The rhythmic echoing of main line to background supporting phrases, echo the pulses of music like how melody and harmony answer each other. But you see, music and the individual is like a love between partners...it reminds me of my younger years in all I did then. Anyone in arts and performance can relate to this in their way. Dancers, musicians, lyricists...artists...when you get in that mode...and lose yourself in it, sometimes you don't remember it all because you WERE the music, the art, the dance. It's a very powerful song honoring the love of music. Part of the beauty of MJ's music...he has the ability to embody the music, lyrics& appeal to everyone's senses, hearts, souls, experiences.
2000 Watts is an amazing piece, definitely different from other compositions. I absolutely LOVE that song! Many do! If you haven't heard it, you should give it a listen!

Next on rotation... Unbreakable

...I love how this one starts out... heavy beat undercurrent. Strong voice relays such deep emotion. as soon as it starts playing, you can't help but feel the beat and music, that get up and dance!!! It has a burning emotion the lyrics, so very powerful. There is a rawness of anger, frustration for all he had been through. But you see, his lyrics, are very strong. He pushed back with this piece, declaring "through all your lies, and silly games, Im a still remain the same". And he did remain the same. MJ never changed the way he loved the world. Never stopped caring to do his thing, still remained as he was. A true heart to his soul.I think these lyrics are some of his most powerful in meaning. Unbreakable lyrics are very clear to meaning, needs no interpretation. Musically.... this piece integrates both lower and higher registers, showing his diversity in ability of range. How he flips back and forth is amazing and brings a depth to the music, and lyrics, with a rawness never demonstrated previously. Very creative application of musical dynamics. The background music is supportive on its own layer, as the under driving force, the vocals, are in layers, pushing through his frustration and feelings. This one is one of my favorites. Its funk, soul, with classical strings providing a strong under layer which is a perfect accompaniment to the more complex phrases.I just love Unbreakable. Sometimes I listen to it on repeat. Can never get enough of it.this one is one of his personal ones, as the lyrics are more racy than other lyrics - it's raw, but sensual.After you listen again, it has a life of its own within you.not many musicians can leave people stunned like MJ. Incredible talent and love for music.Next song on rotation:..... Invincible. Oh my...haven't we all met someone we could not get through to? Heavens have mercy...Love the beginning, it's got a catchy beat, a bit syncopated, but certainly not choppy. It's a funk too, soul, like the light flute likehigher tone.. it flies you through on its wings... that is the image in my mind...This song demonstrates an emotion of frustration with the love department. We all have faced this I think...This song though is a dual emotion, while the upper notes take you on flight, there is the weight of the words on your soul...Love can certainly be a frustrating department for any1...the appeal to our hearts by remembering experiences, as unrequited love is common.Invincible is a very cool song because MJ hits on the emotions many have experienced... it makes you feel not so alone and still MJ shines his heart and confidence - and we all should have that inner esteem to say, hey you missin out!!! :P Yeah, that is the right attitude! Invincible is a song that appeals to the masses again, because they can certainly relate to what he is singing to some degree. Mass appeal.

Next song: Privacy

MJ let it all out again in this tune, this tune speaks for itself in lyrics alone.. his voice in this is very gut wrenching in this one. Low toned, and sharp, like those low tones in a reprimanding way.He seems really PISSED OFF in this song and sad too, because he sings about his friend Lady Diana. He's definitely fed up with the media in this song. And you can't blame him.It is a gut wrenching song, pleading too...like enough is enough, dammit! The driving beat is low too, as most of the song is in the lower register, with higher notes accompanying and complimenting the lower tones for a balance. A harder rock type song..emphasizes the and well, it reflects the harshness he's endured. The anger from losing a friend to a needless accident. It's very raw in emotion. MJ's tone carries a firmness, but very direct message. Unmistakable interpretation. There is a sense of urgency and plea for compassionas he sings through this piece. My soul envisions a person running through the darkest woods, with evils chasing.The emotions in this is simply....raw.... a masterpiece like the others!

Next song:Break of Dawn

.... a sensual song, a slow groove...romantic. MJ never really sang about love like this in this manner, so it may surprise some. It's a wonderful song of a wonderful and fulfilling love on many levels. MJ's maturity about love shines. MJ´s sings beautifully in this composition. Musically, there are long enduring supporting undertones that carry the tune. MJ sang in the key of F-sharp major, d sharp minor, and it is in the same key as two other songs. Still sounding very different musically.

Next song: Speechless

....in B-flat major, E minor. Two flats, b and e, unless noted by an accidental mark. A ballad, begins acapella. Acapella is simply without accompanying music...it builds softly, in piano, and as music is layered, becomes a bit louder and full. The gentleness and progression of the layers, is very soothing and pleasing to the ears. Notes gently dance, like a graceful ballet dancer. There is a humbleness, genuineness, humility in his tone throughout the song, though the song ends with a surrender...just after a crescendo. The surrender at the end, feels like he's afraid ...but still with conviction ever so soft, words like...like.. I love you. Simply beautiful. Another very endearing and emotional song. It's a beautiful song with lovely sentiments as lyrics. The composition is just perfection.

Next song: Heaven Can Wait...

This song begins with a lovely angelic sound as if Angels approaching, so it seems... and so the story in the song goes. MJ sings NO and declares his love for this woman is larger than life and heavenly. This is such sweet endearing song with such dedication and loyalty to his loved one in the song. Another lovely slow jam with a building of layers, ebbing and flowing. His uses of echos, and answers, give the impression of a conversation between him and the heavens above. This is a beautiful song, again, it is perfection masterfully mixed.

Next song: Butterflies

.... a slow groove, feels like soul and R&B, four flats, B, E, A and D, key of A flat Major, F minor. As you can see MJ's range in these songs were in many different keys, using different scales for most. He used both major and minor scales & this reflects appropriately his vast range, as he does utilize different vocal ranges amongst the scales.The vocal combinations in this song are difficult to make, often the flutters up and down are similar to trills, but more syncopated within the tempo, and the quickness from a central up to starting note, repeating then down, is not easy vocally. This is the skill and talent of MJ's voice. Butterflies is a beautifully sentimental lyric piece. There is a yearning of love in this song, w a frustration that they have not responded. These are emotions we have all gone through in relationships, so it is very easy to relate on personal level. Reaches everyone's hearts. He seems to go in tune with a 1-3-5 flutter, but well controlled as he repeats the same note in the middle of it. It is a little difficult to hear the exact intonation between notes because it is so fast!

What skills as a vocalist!
(all credits and thanks to: @lovelightmagic

OCTOBER 2011 is Michael Jackson´s Invincible to Number ONE . Now is the time to fly Michael's Invincible Banner Prominently all across the World.

It´s all for L.O.V.E: INVINCIBLE <-- click on this url to read thoughts and an analysis from our webteam´s writer @mike1909 about her favorit album.