HIStory - Past, Present And Future - Book I | DiscogsRather than release a standard new studio album to follow up 's Dangerous , The King of Pop issued a double album that began with a song summary of his greatest hits and finished with a second album of new material. As the first music released after Jackson's legal controversies had been made public, HIStory features a number of new songs that sound defensive, paranoid, and like a man in crisis. Even the nervous beats on "They Don't Care About Us" sound as jittery as the original lyrics, which had led to allegations of anti-Semitism and were removed at Jackson's expense. His cover of The Beatles' "Come Together" takes on added promise and bite. Sister Janet joins him for "Scream," where their voices blend as one. Listen on Apple Music. Apple Music Preview.
Michael Jackson - HIStory Review! Past, Present and Future, Book 1 - 21 Year Anniversary!
HIStory: Past, Present, Future, Book I
MICHAEL JACKSON - HISTORY - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE (((FULL ALBUM CD 1)))
There would be no songs about supposedly fictitious baby mamas, or easing on down the road or keeping on with the force. He had the following going on: charges of child molestation that ended in a financial settlement with the alleged victim. There was a painkiller addiction that led to an unexpected cancellation of his Dangerous world tour. There was scrutiny and skepticism and sympathy regarding his ever-changing skin tone and facial appearance. There was also his then-recent marriage to Lisa Marie Presley , the daughter of the late musician Elvis Presley, which was widely panned as a publicity stunt. And he needed cover art to match.
A decade after Thriller and MTV transformed pop, Michael Jackson releases a collection that combines a classic greatest-hits anthology with a jarring and uneven new album. He still wants to be the King of Pop and to be left alone. When he bases his music in the bluntness of hip-hop, Jackson sketches funky scenarios denouncing greed, blanket unreliability and false accusation. Without Quincy Jones around to give HIStory the rich unity of Thriller and Bad or even a producer-composer like Teddy Riley to bestow his variations of ongoing style, the new album really jerks you around. With its silly heraldic cover painting and theme-park title piece, HIStory feels like the work of someone with a bad case of Thriller nostalgia. More often, this strategy backfires. As time passes and singles break, maybe those superhuman plans will touch back down on earth.