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Old 11-08-2006, 05:59 PM   #1
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Default Michael Jackson plans "comeback."

He's set to perform "Thriller" later this month and release a new record next year.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061108/music_nm/jackson_dc

Will you support him? Can he comeback? I say no to both questions. I guess he still has support in Europe but I doubt he ever releases an album of great commercial success in this country ever again.
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Old 11-08-2006, 06:40 PM   #2
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His last album, although a flop by his standards, went multi-platinum. There are hundreds of millions of Jackson fans worldwide. You can't never count out an icon like him.
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Old 11-08-2006, 08:42 PM   #3
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I'll probably quit my job & go on The CryptKeeper tour with him as a roadie. :thumbup:
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I don't know that he will ever enjoy the type of success he has had in the U. S. again but like you guys said he is still huge in Europe and even Asia as well.
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Will you support him? Can he comeback? I say no to both questions. I guess he still has support in Europe but I doubt he ever releases an album of great commercial success in this country ever again.
I guess it all depends on what everyone considers "commercial success." Like Ken was alluding to, Michael Jackson's last solo release "Invincible" sold over 2 million copies in the United States alone.

"Thriller" is the greatest selling album of all-time, and anyone expecting Jackson to reach those heights again is being unreasonable.

But the guy is one of the greatest entertainers ever, and he has produced hit-after-hit for well over four decades.

I am a huge Michael Jackson fan (at least of Jackson's music), no matter how embarrasing it is to say.
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Old 11-09-2006, 10:14 AM   #6
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How many little boys does this pedophile plan to make his comeback with?
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My wife used to enjoy his performances. She says that Michael Jackson, pre-1985 (including the Jaskson 5 days) is one of her guilty pleasures. We have Thriller, a couple of Motown albums.
Granted, he is a strange person -- not that we mind strange people, in fact we are a bit odd ourselves -- but his "strangeness" goes a bit too far.
I doubt if his newest production will be commercially successful, at least not to the extent that his earlier releases were.
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Old 11-10-2006, 10:33 AM   #8
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I bet if I told you that my favorite song of all-time is Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror," I would lose all kinds of credibility here.



"I'm gonna make a change, for once in my life
It's gonna feel real good, gonna make a difference, gonna make it right

As I turn up the collar on my favorite winter coat
This wind is blowing my mind
I see the kids in the street, with not enough to eat
Who am I, to be blind pretending not to see their needs
A summer's disregard
A broken bottle top
And a one man's soul
They follow each other on the wind you know
Because they got nowhere to go
That's why I want you to know

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself, and then make a change

I've been a victim of a selfish kind of love
It's time that I realize
That there are some with no home, not a nickel to loan
Could it be, really me, pretending that they're not alone

A willow deeply scarred, somebody's broken heart
And a washed-out dream
They follow the pattern of the wind, you see
Because they got no place to be
That's why I'm starting with me

I'm starting with the man in the mirror
I'm asking him to change his ways
And no message could have been any clearer
If you wanna make the world a better place
Take a look at yourself and then make a change"
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If everyone would take that sort of attitude toward the world, it would be a far better place. The only thing you can control is your own attitudes and actions.
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The only thing you can control is your own attitudes and actions.
Then how come my wife controls her attitudes, actions, and me?

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My wife used to enjoy his performances. She says that Michael Jackson, pre-1985 (including the Jaskson 5 days) is one of her guilty pleasures. We have Thriller, a couple of Motown albums.
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That's some good stuff. But after that, it's all crap.

The only thing I would support Michael Jackson doing is getting chemically castrated. (wow. where did that dark place come from?)
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I doubt his comeback will be successful in the U.S.; his reputation is too tarnished. As others mentioned, though, he still has a huge following in Europe and Asia, so who knows.

Regardless of who he is as a person and what he may or may not have done, I I still like his music. He knows how to make a great album. And the man can definitely dance. Gotta give credit where it's due.
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I understand his first show was lukewarm at best. The reception was not very good, either.
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I read it was less than that. He supposedly only sang the chorus to We Are the World and struggled to do that and they had Chris Brown come out and sing Thriller as opposed to Jackson doing it himself. The article I read said the fans were rather disappointed by it.
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I read it was less than that. He supposedly only sang the chorus to We Are the World and struggled to do that and they had Chris Brown come out and sing Thriller as opposed to Jackson doing it himself. The article I read said the fans were rather disappointed by it.
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