Discussion about the album cover of 'Michael'

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Discussion about the album cover of 'Michael'

  • on: December 10, 2010, 09:48:51 AM
I found this photo on a facebook group:



[Click here for the full view: http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak- ... 1744_n.jpg ]

and I confirm the differences, I've just bought my copy..

The face that seemed to be MLK has been removed, and Michael Captain EO has a different face (and it seems a photo taken during bad tour rehearsals), and arms lower than in the original photo (and the first cover).

What do you think about that?
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 10, 2010, 10:16:20 AM
I see that MJ silhouette differs depending if this is regular CD or Eco Style CD (picture on the left).

But still the cover was supposed to be an art, so do not really understand why two different silhouettes depending on the type  of pack?
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 10, 2010, 10:25:22 AM
Quote from: "ForstAMoon"
I see that MJ silhouette differs depending if this is regular CD or Eco Style CD (picture on the left).
Really? I didn't know this.. I think here in Italy there's only the regular one..

Quote from: "ForstAMoon"
But still the cover was supposed to be an art, so do not really understand why two different silhouettes depending on the type  of pack?
This is what I was thinking too.. This was supposed to be an oil painting. What else has been changed from the original painting (if a paint does exist)?
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 10, 2010, 10:31:03 AM
Quote from: "francina_84"
Quote from: "ForstAMoon"
I see that MJ silhouette differs depending if this is regular CD or Eco Style CD (picture on the left).
Really? I didn't know this.. I think here in Italy there's only the regular one..

Eco Style cover - as from Polish e-shop picture link

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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 10, 2010, 10:39:12 AM
Mine is the regular one, but has the same picture..
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 10, 2010, 04:38:54 PM
Hmmm....

On the http://www.sonymusicdigital.com/michael ... s/5709473/ site, you can buy the CD and tshirt combo with this image

http://www.youheardthatnew.com/wp-conte ... -large.jpg

Or just buy the CD with this image on the cover

http://www.kadirnelson.com/images/commi ... el-mid.jpg

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On the website belonging to the artist that painted the album cover  http://www.kadirnelson.com/Advertising.html
you can find both images on the same page, both "commissioned" by SONY

Arms Up

http://www.kadirnelson.com/images/commi ... l-thmb.jpg

Arms Down

http://www.kadirnelson.com/images/commi ... el-mid.jpg

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The image used in Sony Music UK TV Ad

You're gonna have to pause it at the right time, but arms are up at :28, arms down at :28-:29  ;)

[youtube:3tzp70vs]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wVSLGsuP5E&feature=channel[/youtube:3tzp70vs]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wVSLGsu ... re=channel

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The giant, guinness-world-record-breaking poster? Arms down.


http://www.mjnewsalerts.com/home/feed/d ... w_Res2.jpg
http://www.mjnewsalerts.com/news/index. ... 1291923974

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And this...


http://www.mtv.com/news/photos/j/michae ... _cover.jpg

(left) a scene from Michael Jackson's 3-D film "Captain EO," (right) a scene from Michael Jackson's Michael cover

 Photo by Lucasfilm/ Epic

http://www.mtv.com/photos/michael-jacks ... hoto.jhtml
 :)
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 11, 2010, 10:40:18 PM
Check out this video....it has more women on the painting. You can see Madonna and Oprah and many other women as well on the painting in the following video compared to the first pics leaked. I can't embed it. Sorry.

http://http://cnettv.cnet.com/art-work-michael-jackson-new-album/9742-1_53-50097223.html
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 11, 2010, 10:47:58 PM
Here are screen shots of the video.[attachment=1:2oo96vqp]women.jpg[/attachment:2oo96vqp][attachment=0:2oo96vqp]women#2.jpg[/attachment:2oo96vqp]
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 11, 2010, 11:09:54 PM
One is the Hollywood "friends" and the other is the real friends.

Arms up is victory, strength, steadfast. Arms down is defeated, surrendering, beaten. Captain Eo came to save the planet and send out a major love. Not So Fast! says Evil $ony...

That's pretty clear. The new version has the $ony corporate "touch" to it. Some Hollywood Friends added (who weren't real friends at all and some who stabbed him in the back) and a subliminal message illustrating their at long last ultimate control over Michael Jackson (ooo that Evil $ony! lol). Let's get rid of the MLK Jr too, too much minority empowerment there.

I think MJ wants us to hate Evil $ony.
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 11, 2010, 11:11:10 PM
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Let's get rid of the MLK Jr too, too much minority empowerment there.

Exactly what I was thinking about the MLK Jr. removal.
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 13, 2010, 01:54:52 PM
Quote from: "francina_84"
This is what I was thinking too.. This was supposed to be an oil painting. What else has been changed from the original painting (if a paint does exist)?

This seems to be a photo of the painting in a frame - this article says it is displayed at the recording studio of Marvin Gaye in Hollywood - Marvin's Room Recording Studio

Arms are raised up...


http://202.58.40.60/elements/img/articl ... 550580.jpg

Portrait of Jackson's life
Updated: 09:53, Saturday December 11, 2010

Michael Jackson's over-the-top lifestyle and character has been emulated in a new painting of the late pop star.

Californian artist Kadir Nelson has created a portrait honours his life and attitude which will grace the cover of Jackson's upcoming album, 'Michael.'

The painting shows a chronological life of Jackson, from his beginnings with the Jackson Five to his never-achieved 'This Is It' concert series.

The oil on canvas artwork currently resides in the Marvin Gaye recording studio in Hollywood - which is where Jackson saw a similar piece dedicated to Gaye in 2001, and wanted one of his own.

'I've been drawing Michael since I was eight years old. When 'Thriller' came out, I was inspired to draw him and I drew him all the way through college. So you can imagine how thrilled I was when I got a phone call from Michael Jackson saying that he wanted me to paint a picture of him,' said Nelson.

Before the painting could be started, Jackson's legal scandals forced the painting to be delayed.

Yet after his death in 2009, Nelson was contacted by Jackson estate co-executor John McClain, who then commissioned the work.

'He's being crowned by two cupids and has his hand placed over his heart because Michael put his heart into everything that he did. And I felt that it was kind of an endearing look that he was giving his fans; he's giving his heart to his fans,' said Nelson.

The painting includes up to 50 images of the pop King - the age in which he reached before his death.

Also included are images from his life; from Bubbles the chimp, his three children, and various people who had influenced his life.

'Michael was close to a number of people throughout his life, particularly women, so I felt that it would be important to show some of the women that he had close relationships with like his mother, like his sister, Janet, Madonna and Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor.'

The painting will remain at the Marvin Gaye studios, with plans in the works for a public display.

Fans can grab a look at a copy of the painting on the the album cover when 'Michael' drops on December 14.
http://www.skynews.com.au/showbiz/artic ... 50580&vId=
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 13, 2010, 02:08:54 PM
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Here are screen shots of the video.[attachment=1:fhvfvtiz]women.jpg[/attachment:fhvfvtiz][attachment=0:fhvfvtiz]women#2.jpg[/attachment:fhvfvtiz]


inside the album booklet is the full picture and there is no Liz Taylor..  :?:
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 13, 2010, 07:50:30 PM
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Check out this video....it has more women on the painting. You can see Madonna and Oprah and many other women as well on the painting in the following video compared to the first pics leaked. I can't embed it. Sorry.

http://http://cnettv.cnet.com/art-work-michael-jackson-new-album/9742-1_53-50097223.html

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Arms Up

http://www.kadirnelson.com/images/commi ... l-thmb.jpg

Arms Down

http://www.kadirnelson.com/images/commi ... el-mid.jpg

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The image used in Sony Music UK TV Ad

You're gonna have to pause it at the right time, but arms are up at :28, arms down at :28-:29  ;)

[youtube:1hrihg4t]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wVSLGsuP5E&feature=channel[/youtube:1hrihg4t]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wVSLGsu ... re=channel
 
     

Thanks anewfan for the link to the interview with the artist, Kadir Nelson and thanks pepper for all the links and information.  In the interview, the artwork is the Captain EO 'arms up' version.  I now have the album - with the 'arms down' cover.  There are supposed to be 50 images of Michael for each year of his life - I can only count 30 something - still looking.  

For me this thread and the information in the thread pepper started about who commissioned the art work, viewtopic.php?f=120&t=16482, confirms that the artwork, the trailer and therefore the album is not a random patchwork thrown together by the axis of evil.

In the trailer I see a focus on Captain EO, the camera, the reel, Smooth Criminal, the mirror, repeated and multiple images - usually in sets of two or three - the animals, the roller coaster, the rising bubbles, the moon and the crowning.  The release of the songs wasn’t random either.  Someone’s telling us a story.
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 14, 2010, 03:12:40 AM
Why are there two different versions?
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 14, 2010, 07:42:54 PM
Dangerous_Inc. posted this enlarged picture of the album cover. You can see a lot of details you couldn't before. I noticed that there are 10 kids around Katherine and Joe. I know that Marlon's twin was stillborn, so does anyone know who the 10th child is? You will have to scroll over and down to see all of them.

[attachment=0]Jacksons.jpg[/attachment

Here is a link to the picture to see it enlarged.
http://http://twitpic.com/3frifj
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 14, 2010, 10:51:34 PM
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Dangerous_Inc. posted this enlarged picture of the album cover. You can see a lot of details you couldn't before. I noticed that there are 10 kids around Katherine and Joe. I know that Marlon's twin was stillborn, so does anyone know who the 10th child is? You will have to scroll over and down to see all of them.

[attachment=0]Jacksons.jpg[/attachment

Here is a link to the picture to see it enlarged.
http://http://twitpic.com/3frifj
Are they trying to tell us, there were  10 Jackson kids instead of 9? Is the truth revealing? This has been on my mind for a very long time. Latoya has slipped up and said she had 6 brothers now 5. Michael said his father had 10 children and he grew up in a home of 10 children. I've been wondering about this before June 25th. After things have started to reveal. Rebbie said there's more surprises.
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 14, 2010, 11:17:53 PM
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Quote from: "anewfan"
Dangerous_Inc. posted this enlarged picture of the album cover. You can see a lot of details you couldn't before. I noticed that there are 10 kids around Katherine and Joe. I know that Marlon's twin was stillborn, so does anyone know who the 10th child is? You will have to scroll over and down to see all of them.

[attachment=0]Jacksons.jpg[/attachment

Here is a link to the picture to see it enlarged.
http://http://twitpic.com/3frifj
Are they trying to tell us, there were  10 Jackson kids instead of 9? Is the truth revealing? This has been on my mind for a very long time. Latoya has slipped up and said she had 6 brothers now 5. Michael said his father had 10 children and he grew up in a home of 10 children. I've been wondering about this before June 25th. After things have started to reveal. Rebbie said there's more surprises.


I have no idea, but it really stood out for me...especially since the 10th person is not small (which could have been representing Brandon)...they look more like a teenager. It's all so strange....so very stange!
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 14, 2010, 11:21:03 PM
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Dangerous_Inc. posted this enlarged picture of the album cover. You can see a lot of details you couldn't before. I noticed that there are 10 kids around Katherine and Joe. I know that Marlon's twin was stillborn, so does anyone know who the 10th child is? You will have to scroll over and down to see all of them.

The two faces are the only ones that overlap, which tells me they're connected.  That seems to represent Marlon's stillborn twin, Brandon.  Maybe it's just the artist's rendition of what Brandon could have looked like at that age.
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 14, 2010, 11:25:34 PM
http://twitpic.com/3frifj

The letter behind Joe doesn't look like the back side of a "C," either.  That just seems out of place for all the detail in the rest of the picture.
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 14, 2010, 11:44:13 PM
What's the significance of the peacock feathers? (I know male peacocks display their brightly colored feathers during mating season. lol!
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 14, 2010, 11:44:46 PM
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http://http://twitpic.com/3frifj

The letter behind Joe doesn't look like the back side of a "C," either.  That just seems out of place for all the detail in the rest of the picture.

I agree....it is straight.
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 16, 2010, 02:46:54 AM
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Quote from: "PJ4MJ"
http://http://twitpic.com/3frifj

The letter behind Joe doesn't look like the back side of a "C," either.  That just seems out of place for all the detail in the rest of the picture.

I agree....it is straight.

to me it looks like a street name with 2300 in the corner..does somebody know the street were mike grew up
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 16, 2010, 02:52:01 AM
The corner of Jackson street and Jackson Family boulevard.
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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 16, 2010, 06:38:33 AM
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Dangerous_Inc. posted this enlarged picture of the album cover. You can see a lot of details you couldn't before. I noticed that there are 10 kids around Katherine and Joe. I know that Marlon's twin was stillborn, so does anyone know who the 10th child is? You will have to scroll over and down to see all of them.

[attachment=0]Jacksons.jpg[/attachment

Here is a link to the picture to see it enlarged.
http://http://twitpic.com/3frifj
If you try to recognize each kid : from the left to the right : Rebbie, Jackie,Tito, Jermaine, LaToya, Marlon and the kid, Michael, Randy and Janet.They are from the older to the younger, if I'm right. So the kid is Marlon's twin.

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Re: The album cover has been changed!

  • on: December 16, 2010, 06:10:06 PM
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Quote from: "anewfan"
Dangerous_Inc. posted this enlarged picture of the album cover. You can see a lot of details you couldn't before. I noticed that there are 10 kids around Katherine and Joe. I know that Marlon's twin was stillborn, so does anyone know who the 10th child is? You will have to scroll over and down to see all of them.

[attachment=0]Jacksons.jpg[/attachment

Here is a link to the picture to see it enlarged.
http://http://twitpic.com/3frifj
If you try to recognize each kid : from the left to the right : Rebbie, Jackie,Tito, Jermaine, LaToya, Marlon and the kid, Michael, Randy and Janet.They are from the older to the younger, if I'm right. So the kid is Marlon's twin.

LOVE to you all

Thank you for your comment. Don't you find it weird that they would include Marlon's twin as a grown kid? Maybe I am the only one that thinks it's weird?
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