MJ's names in This is it booklet

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Offline LLJ

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MJ's names in This is it booklet

  • on: December 12, 2009, 03:56:56 PM
Did anyone notice the author names differ from the songs written in This is it booklet?

What I mean is, for all the songs (written by MJ), it says "written by Michael J.  Jackson" but for Jam it says "written by Michael Jackson".

Not sure if this means anything, I just noticed it and thought it was kind of strange?
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Re: MJ's names in This is it booklet

  • on: December 12, 2009, 04:14:23 PM
MAYBE WE MUST TO LOOK WHEN THE SONGS WAS WRITTEN , MAYBE HE REALLY CHANGE HIS ARTISTIC NAME... :roll:
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Re: MJ's names in This is it booklet

  • on: December 12, 2009, 04:56:46 PM
Perhaps it has something to do with publishing rights of the song-writers or rules applied for name references of the song-writers. It appears that Michael is refered as Michael J. Jackson only in the song-writer graph and only for those songs he has written solely (or with a brother). In all the other cases he is refered as Michael Jackson (producion, vocals, arrangements or song-co-writer).

The CD booklet also doesn't mention Michael as vocalist in TDCAU and Earth Song... could that mean that we didn't hear them live in the movie but recorded, and since this is a credit for the soundtrack they only mention vocals which we heard live?.. i wouldn't think so though

1. Wanna be startin' something
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (solely)
Co-Produced by Michael Jackson
Vocals by Michael Jackson
Vocal arrangements etc. by Michael Jackson (and others)
2. Jam
Written by Michael Jackson (and others)
Produced by Michael Jackson (and others)
Vocals by Michael Jackson
Vocal arrangements etc. by Michael Jackson (and others)
3. They Don't Care About Us
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (solely)
Co-Produced by Michael Jackson
Produced by Michael Jackson
4. Human Nature
Vocals by Michael Jackson
5. Smooth Criminal
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (solely)
Co-Produced by Michael Jackson
Vocals by Michael Jackson
Vocal arrangements etc. by Michael Jackson (and others)
6. The Way You Make Me Feel
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (solely)
Co-Produced by Michael Jackson
Vocals by Michael Jackson
Vocal arrangements etc. by Michael Jackson (and others)
7. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (with Randy Jackson)
8. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (solely)
Co-Produced by Michael Jackson
Vocal Arrangements by Michael Jackson and Siedah Garrett
9. Thriller
Vocals by Michael Jackson
10. Beat it
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (solely)
Vocals by Mihael Jackson
Arrangements by Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones
11. Black or White
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (solely)
Vocals by Michael Jackson
12. Earth Song
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (solely)
Produced by Michael Jackson
13. Billie Jean
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (solely)
Vocals by Michael Jackson
Vocal arrangements etc. by Michael Jackson
14. Man In The Mirror
Co-Produced by Michael Jackson
Vocals by Michael Jackson
15. This Is It
Writen by Michael J. Jackson (solely)
Produced by Michael Jackson
Vocals by Michael Jackson/Jacksons
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Re: MJ's names in This is it booklet

  • on: December 12, 2009, 05:03:34 PM
MJ didnt write "This is It" soley... it was co-written.
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Re: MJ's names in This is it booklet

  • on: December 12, 2009, 05:08:53 PM
Quote from: "Miss.Peppers"
MJ didnt write "This is It" soley... it was co-written.

Yes by Paul Anka who they also missed out of the TII movie credits too , Which makes me think it was a publicity stunt before the movie or Sony paid Anka a large sum or something.. But i have always found that weird.
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Re: MJ's names in This is it booklet

  • on: December 12, 2009, 05:19:33 PM
Quote from: "Miss.Peppers"
MJ didnt write "This is It" soley... it was co-written.

True, but so say the credits in the booklet. Everybody knows by now it was co-written and they paid Anka 50%... totally wierd. Well sometimes Michael fogets little details of the sort... like with John Landis fo ex. I was so amazed to find out he filed a claim against MJ in January 2009 or so for un-paid royalties. Not to say Michael had to control that personally, but those things happen with big artists.
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Re: MJ's names in This is it booklet

  • on: December 12, 2009, 05:33:46 PM
there is this guy called Michael Jackson who used to write songs for the Jackson 5.
maybe the songs that say "by Michael Jackson" were written buy this guy, and not the real Michael.
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Re: MJ's names in This is it booklet

  • on: December 12, 2009, 06:05:33 PM
For all songs, he has written, he's officially listed as MICHAEL JOE JACKSON.
I looked for that while we were discussing the Joe vs Joseph thing on MJHD.

I'll have a look for the link and will edit my post then.
Here it is: http://tinyurl.com/mjsonglistings
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Re: MJ's names in This is it booklet

  • on: December 13, 2009, 05:40:24 PM
because if you read Moonwalker you will learn that Michael met an Englishman who is the autor of some Michaels song texts..and he's name is Michael Jackson ..:)  :mrgreen:
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