Michael Jackson: ‘Immortal’ Video Details His New Album
Michael Jackson's music lives on well after his death and fans are having the opportunity to experience a new connection to his legacy with 'Immortal,' a posthumous release that features songs from the Cirque du Soleil show, Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour. A new video explores what's available on the LP, out now.
The soundtrack of tunes incorporates the King of Pop's spoken word poetry as well as his famed tracks like 'Beat It,' 'They Don't Care About Us' and 'Smooth Criminal.' The difference here is that his loyal supporters experience a new kind of sound with mashups of new and existing MJ efforts combined with production tweaks and creative mixes.
In the clip, Kevin Antunes, musical designer for the show, speaks on arranging Jackson's various hits as well as added gems that he paid special attention to when re-imagining the new songs. "When he's singing you can hear him stomping and I know from reading Bruce's book [Bruce Swedien's book 'In the Studio with Michael Jackson'], they built this wooden platform for Michael to perform on... when he went into the studio," the music vet shares while listening to a recording of MJ crooning through his 1988 hit 'Man in the Mirror.'
"He wasn't just coming to lay a vocal down. He would come and perform in the studio and you hear it. You hear it in the texture of his voice and he'd stomp and he'd have the headphones and you'd hear it all. And that stuff stayed on the records if you listen closely to the records, it's there."
Jamie King, the writer and director for Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour, also drops some incite into how he was tapped for the project and what he hopes fans of the fallen superstar experience after listening to the 'Immortal' album.
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