All I can say is Wow! This is one hell of a track. Of course I have to admit I’m curious as to how much of it is actually as Michael intended it - you can clearly hear room bleed in the opening so I’m curious as to whether or not the entire backing track was added by someone else to vocals that they managed to acquire (read: steal).
That said, it’s the vocals for me that do it. The song is absolutely killer and the strength in the track is just incredible. Especially during “she must be out’ her mind”!
Shame about all those DJ tags though…
Also, big ups to Jacob”TheBoss”Angle for leaking this incredible jewel, as well as to whoever took my artwork and modified it to make it awesome. Even if they never gave me credit…
“In the end, the most important thing is to be true to yourself and those you love and work hard. Work like there’s no tomorrow. Train. Strive. Really train and cultivate your talent to the highest degree. Be the best at what you do. Get to know more about your field than anybody alive. Use the tools of your trade, if it’s books or a floor to dance on or a body of water to swim in. Whatever it is, it’s yours. That’s what I’ve always tried to remember.”—Michael Jackson (via onewhiteglove)
Any album that opens with an Overture is alright by me. When that overture is written by Daft Punk it’s really alright by me.
I’ve been a fan of Daft Punk’s music for a long time now, and was eagerly anticipating the release of their score for the new Tron: Legacy film. However nothing could prepare me for the completed project.
The score features an 85-piece orchestra, recorded at AIR Lyndhurst Studios in London. Kosinski referred to the score as being a mixture of orchestral and electronic elements. Daft Punk’s score was arranged and orchestrated by Joseph Trapanese.
I’ve long thought the addition of orchestral elements instantly makes a bad song a good song, and a good song a great song, and Daft Punk have proved that once again to be true. Who would think that you could combine the classic electronic sound of Daft Punk with a classical orchestra and get good results? Can you imagine what the scoring session would have been like? And 85 piece orchestra and the duo sitting there with a couple computers…
Seriously, if you have yet to pick up a copy of this score, I highly suggest you do. Not only is it a great score, it’s also just a fantastic Daft Punk album. So far it is among my favourite scores of the year (if not my absolute favourite). Shame it will likely see no Oscar nods (I’m sure those will go to Inception’s honkingly good score) because what Daft Punk have done here is really superb.
Earlier today a new Michael Jackson track was leaked on Youtube (and subsequently pulled by Sony a few hours later). Apparently recorded in 1998 and produced byRodney “Darkchild” Jerkins (who produced Jackson’s Invincible) it is hands down one of the catchiest things I’ve ever heard, and without a doubt 100% Michael. I am once again shocked as to how Sony can chose substandard tracks (of dubious origin) when there is real gold like this floating out there.
This evening I was pointed in the direction of a new version of the track which, while looped, removes the horribly annoying DJ Shout Outs of the original. I’m posting the “clean looped version” (despite being a fan-made edit which slightly alters the lyrics) as it makes for a much better listening experience, and quite frankly I cannot stand to hear that douchebag’s shout-outs any more.
Get your dancin’ shoes on kiddies. This one’s a JAM!