Immortal Intro: You Rock My World/In the Closet/Stranger in Moscow/Bad/Smooth Criminal/Dangerous/Another Part of Me/The Way You Make Me Feel/Jam/Scream/I Want You Back/ABC/Rockin' Robin [Immortal Version], The
Childhood [Immortal Version]
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Immortal Version]
Dancing Machine/Blame It on the Boogie/Why You Wanna Trip on Me [Immortal Version]
This Place Hotel [Immortal Version]
Smooth Criminal [Immortal Version]
Dangerous/In the Closet [Immortal Version]
Jackson 5 Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save [Immortal Version], The
Speechless/Human Nature [Immortal Version]
Is It Scary/Threatened/Somebody's Watching Me/Ghosts/Monster [Immortal Version] - (featuring 50 Cent)
Thriller [Immortal Version]
You Are Not Alone/Just Can't Stop Loving You/Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu/Remember the Time [Immortal Version]
Beat It/State of Shock/Bad [Immortal Version]
Jam [Immortal Version]
Planet Earth/Earth Song [Immortal Version]
They Don't Care About Us/Tabloid Junkie/Privacy [Immortal Version]
I'll Be There [Immortal Version]
Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black or White [Immortal Version]
Man in the Mirror [Immortal Version]
Sony Music is excited to announce the release of Michael Jackson: Immortal on November 21st, 2011. The album contains the highly anticipated musical tapestry for Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour. The album will be released as both a deluxe double disc version and single disc.
Musical designer, Kevin Antunes who has worked with the likes of Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and Madonna led the creation of the album, adopting a fresh approach in the task of bringing more than 40 of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits to life, allowing fans to experience his music in an entirely new way.
Antunes, who has spent the past year in the studio working with Jackson’s original master recordings, believes the world has not seen the last of Jackson’s talent, “Michael's legacy as the greatest entertainer of our lifetime is inspiring beyond words. It was clear from the start that Michael's voice and overall musical essence was the sole/soul source of creative energy driving the project. From the studio to the stage, there's an undeniable integrity and resolute truth in Michael's vocal performances that are highlighted in the Immortal arrangements. It was built with love and respect for Michael's music, his family, and his millions of fans around the world”
Immortal is sure to touch the hearts of passionate Michael fans as the album unfolds his musical legacy with redesigned versions of his hits, electrifying mashups and newly discovered outtakes fans have never heard before including an alternate take on the Jackson 5’s “ABC” and a choir that Michael recorded for “They Don’t Really Care About Us.”
The North American leg of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour kicked off last night in Montreal, and will include an extended stay in Las Vegas in December. The epic show, which was written and directed by Jamie King - the leading concert director in pop music today –, is a riveting fusion of Michael Jackson music, choreography and Cirque du Soleil creativity that offers fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture.
Personnel: Kevin Antunes (keyboards, bass synthesizer, drum programming).
Audio Remixer: Kevin Antunes.
Photographers: Herb Ritts; Jonathan Exley; Eugene Adebari; Alan Messer; Stephen Vaughan; Jim Britt; Duncan Raban; Sam Emerson; Neil Zlozower; Steven Paul Whitsitt.
Unlike the Beatles, Michael Jackson's body of work lends itself to the kind of glitzy mash-up soundtrack Cirque du Soleil requires -- which is a roundabout way of saying the soundtrack to their 2011 production Immortal feels a little sounder than the Beatles' LOVE. Of course, LOVE is by far a more ambitious work, creating new songs out of old samples, whereas Immortal is unabashed Vegas glitz, songs truncated or elongated to the demands of the stage, audio drops of music videos or interviews triple underscoring already apparent sentiment. Producer Kevin Antunes never recontextualizes the original recordings; he favors hits-on-parade medleys, letting the hooks -- the melodies, the rhythms -- sink in before moving on to the next snippet. Perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that roughly half of the album is devoted to music made after Bad: after he parted ways with Quincy Jones, Jackson flitted between attempts to reconcile with hip-hop and old-fashioned showbiz. Here, the latter overwhelms, bending all the disco and dance to its sensibility; it's an effective soundtrack for a lavish, expensive dance production. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Entertainment Weekly (p.71) - "'Immortal Megamix' kind of rules: a perfect pop primer in a nine-minute package." -- Grade: B
2011 release from the King Of Pop, the soundtrack to the Cirque Du Soleil production of Michael Jackson: Immortal. . Led by esteemed musical designer, Kevin Antunes Immortal takes a fresh, creative approach in redesigning and reimagining more than 40 of Michael Jackson's greatest original recordings into a compilation that allows listeners to experience his music in an entirely new way. After spending a year in the studio working with Michael's original multi-track master recordings, Kevin created this release which offers listeners a new soundscape to Michael's artistry while preserving the power and familiarity of his unparalleled voice and his legendary tracks. Immortal is sure to touch the hearts of passionate Michael fans as the album unfolds his musical legacy with redesigned versions of his hits, electrifying mashups and newly discovered outtakes fans have never heard before including an alternate take on the Jackson 5's "ABC" and a choir that Michael recorded for "They Don't Really Care About Us."
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