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Post by MJ'sForever on Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:55 pm

I was board at lunch today... I started looking at the credits on the This is It CD.....
On the first song... Michael J. Jackson is credited for the writing while Michael Jackson is credited for the performance..... Why would they use his initial for the writing of the song and not the performance???

It may be nothing but it seems a bit strange.
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Post by Moonwalker213 on Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:57 pm

That is a little odd. I have the cd, is that in the photo book part?
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Post by i-want-u-back on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:14 pm

I noticed the exact same thing. In fact, for every song except Jam, the writing is credited to Michael J. Jackson, while the singing/background vocals are credited to Michael Jackson. Not sure what to make of that. Not to mention it saying, "produced by Michael Jackson and John McClain" on the back cover. Wasn't this produced after his 'death'?
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Re: This is it CD credits....

Post by MJ'sForever on Mon Nov 02, 2009 8:31 pm

Ummm.... was the album done before his death in prep for the concerts? I don't know....
If not how can a dead man produce and Album?

Yes its on the picture book that comes with the CD.
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Post by lonelynation on Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:08 pm

You know why he's probably listed..
Because his songs from previous albums that were put on it were produced by him - so technically he'd receive credit would he not?
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Post by neverlandprincess on Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:11 pm

I noticed this in the credits of the movie and kept telling it in my posts but no one seemed to notice...HELLO we never heard that a companion album was in the making for TII...really why would it? There is the essential album out there with ALL those songs on it...except for "This is IT",which was hurried into the process from the archives. So -while individual songs give him cred for production in differant years-why would the whole album?
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Post by lonelynation on Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:16 pm

Because most of it was his doing?
I really don't know.. that just makes sense to me, as far as why he would be listed as a producer.
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Post by i-want-u-back on Mon Nov 02, 2009 10:40 pm

The wording is strange. He is credited on every song inside the CD booklet and it also says MIJAC Publishing on the back cover....as it should. I just think it's weird that it would say, 'produced by Michael Jackson and John McClain'. MJ didn't produce this album/CD...he had 'died' by the time production of it began. Also, right under where it says that, it says "Always great to sing with my brother.' Even though 'brother' is in the singular (which is stange in itself)...the obvious assumption is that those are MJ's words. So, it does raise the question as to when this was produced.
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Post by lonelynation on Mon Nov 02, 2009 11:00 pm

Well I remember Kenny Ortega saying in the Oprah interview that he was working on the album during the time he was rehearsing for the tour, but that's all I know about it.
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Post by city.gal1 on Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:09 pm

If Kenny said that "he was working on the album", besides all the other aforementioned strange things, why would MJ "work on the album"?

It's not like the album is a recording of the songs as they were performed during rehearsals -- not live material. These are just the original songs placed on a new cd with the TII song added because it was "found" after the "death". So what exactly was there to "work" on with regard to the cd? more strangeness...
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Post by neverlandprincess on Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:17 pm

@city,gal-EXACTLY! the only reason they did this was upposedly because of the movie which supposedly was only coming out for fans because he died.
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Post by Moonwalker213 on Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:23 pm

What does it mean by "Always great to sing with my brother." on the back of the album? Who is stating that? Michael Jackson, or his brothers, Kenny Ortega, who? I can't seem to figure it out!
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Post by city.gal1 on Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:24 pm

neverlandprincess wrote:@city,gal-EXACTLY! the only reason they did this was upposedly because of the movie which supposedly was only coming out for fans because he died.

I wonder if this is some other slip-up from Kenny. Why would he even say that? It's not like even if the concerts happened that there was new material coming out from MJ.

I had a thought, on the cd (I don't have it) who is credited with the cover art? I'm wondering if someone calls SONY to ask about the "brother" thing if or what kind of answer one would get? Also, how did Mj produce if he's dead.

If we can figure out who to contact maybe I can call.
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Post by MJ'sForever on Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:29 pm

Not to mention the Michael J. Jackson VS Michael Jackson
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Post by THE JACKSONOLOGIST on Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:35 pm

Why wouldnt they released these live versions from the rehearsals? THAT"S what I want to listen to!!
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Post by neverlandprincess on Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:40 pm

@jacksonlogist-yeah me too
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Re: This is it CD credits....

Post by I luv MJ on Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:21 am

Hi Guys

I've been following your site for awhile now but have never contributed to this particular forum.

However the album has realllly got me stumped.

Nice detective work with the make.believe thing

But seriously what is up with the "always great to sing with my brother"

Someone mentioned contacting Sony, writing to them or something. Was wondering if anyone could possibly do that? I'm not from the States and wouldn't have a clue where to start in order to contact someone at Sony.

I mean if this is a typographical error, it's a major error right for no one to have picked up on. How many eyes would have landed on the album before it went to print.

Also if if was from the brothers to MJ, firstly there are no Jackon five songs on here besides the back up vocals they did for this is it and also shake your body but that is sung by MJ. Secondly if it was from the brothers then it should read Always great to sing with OUR brother.

And the whole Michael J Jackson and Michael Jackson thing, what is up with that.

Was wondering if anyone could try and contact Sony to see if they can give us some idea as to what the???
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Post by city.gal1 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 2:47 pm

I luv MJ wrote:Hi Guys

I've been following your site for awhile now but have never contributed to this particular forum.

However the album has realllly got me stumped.

Nice detective work with the make.believe thing

But seriously what is up with the "always great to sing with my brother"

Someone mentioned contacting Sony, writing to them or something. Was wondering if anyone could possibly do that? I'm not from the States and wouldn't have a clue where to start in order to contact someone at Sony.

I mean if this is a typographical error, it's a major error right for no one to have picked up on. How many eyes would have landed on the album before it went to print.

Also if if was from the brothers to MJ, firstly there are no Jackon five songs on here besides the back up vocals they did for this is it and also shake your body but that is sung by MJ. Secondly if it was from the brothers then it should read Always great to sing with OUR brother.

And the whole Michael J Jackson and Michael Jackson thing, what is up with that.

Was wondering if anyone could try and contact Sony to see if they can give us some idea as to what the???

I'm willing to try but we need to find a contact person because SONY is such a large company. Does the CD sleeve give any credit to who did the cover art? I'm in NY and could try giving them a call but I need a starting point. I don't want to call the company and go through why I'm calling 100 times. I don't have the CD so I cannot go through any of the album credits, need help there.
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Post by I luv MJ on Fri Nov 06, 2009 4:16 am

Citygal hi, ok this is what I can find

Album Creative Direction Chris Austopchuk
Album Art Direction & Design: Fusako Chubachi
photography: Kevin Mazur
Disc 01 & 02 complied by Al Quaglieri

2009 MJJ Productions - Distributed by Epic a division of Sony Music Entertainment. 550 Madison avenue, New York NY 10022-3211

Album produced by Michael Jackson & John McClaim

I can only assume this album was produced while MJ was "alive"

Goodluck, hope you can get somewhere because this album has got me stumped.
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