Category Archives: Michael Jackson
This first-ever glimpse of ABC’s 60-second trailer previews the documentary film by award-winning director Spike Lee,” celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s landmark “BAD” album and tour. “Michael Jackson: BAD25” will air Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 22 (9:30-11:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
Spike Lee premiered his Michael Jackson documentary, Bad 25, this August at the 2012 Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy which begins on August 29.
“I’m more than just a huge fan of Michael Jackson,” Lee said in a press statement. “Having the chance to actually know him and work with him, I deeply care about his legacy.”
Bad 25 was collaboratively created by Lee, as well as both the Jackson Estate and Sony Music, and is said to focus entirely on Jackson’s iconic album and the world tour that accompanied it.
The documentary is a familiar mix of talking heads – choreographers, producers and stars – and film of concerts, rehearsals and music videos.
He continued, “With this Bad project, I was able to uncover just what made this such a huge, important coming of age in his career and unearth compelling stories surrounding the making of the album, the long awaited follow-up to Thriller – the best selling album of all time – the short films and the tour that may have never seen the light of day.”
Spike Lee’s documentary comes just in time for the 25th anniversary of the Bad album, “which will also be celebrated with the September 18th release of Bad 25, a deluxe package featuring three CDs, two collectible booklets, and features the first-ever authorized DVD release of a concert from the record breaking “Bad” tour,” as reported by IndieWire.
Check out a clip of the documentary below:
New Michael Jackson and Akon duet ‘Hold My Hands’ Teaser Trailer
“Hold My Hand” is the first official single from Michael Jackson’s upcoming new album, MICHAEL. “Hold My Hand”, a duet with Akon, is a song they recorded in 2007. A handwritten note from Michael belonging to his Estate indicated his desire that “Hold My Hand” be the first single on his next project. However, in its unfinished state, the song leaked out in 2008. Akon recently completed the new and final production of “Hold My Hand.”
My favorite Christmas CD this year is…..drumroll
The Jackson 5 – Ultimate Christmas Collection
The Ultimate Christmas Collection is a reissue of The Jackson 5 Christmas album released in 1970 on Motown, with ten bonus tracks. This is a pleasing combination of holiday classics, with not so classic, but still enjoyable, original tunes. I love the bonus cuts exclusive to this compilation, such as the spoken seasons greetings from Michael, Jermaine, Tito, and Jackie, originally issued on a 1973 promotional single; “Little Christmas Tree,” from A Motown Christmas, also from 1973; and remixed and a cappella versions of “Up on the House Top,” “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Someday at Christmas,” “Give Love on Christmas Day,” and “J5 Christmas Medley.”
I got this album last year and I listen to it over and over. This is a wonderful holiday album for any fan of The Jackson 5.