Invincible[麥可·傑克遜音樂專輯]

Invincible[麥可·傑克遜音樂專輯]

此專輯為Michael Jackson成年後正式發行的第七張個人專輯,也是最後一張由Michael本人製作完成的全新專輯。該專輯發行於2001年10月30日,首支單曲為"You Rock My World"。在美國和英國的專輯榜排名最高為1# 目前該專輯全球最新銷量為1330萬張。

專輯介紹

《Invincible》是流行天王Michael Jackson邁入新世紀最新力作,也是他10年來最新的完整創作專輯,正如專輯名稱正說明了Michael在歌壇無人可超越的地位及耀眼的成就表現。從1969年在歌壇發表首支單曲至今,Michael30年的音樂生涯發行過《Off The Wall》、《Thriller》、《Bad》、《Dangerous》、《HIStory:Past,Present and Future-BookⅠ》、《Blood On The Dance Floor:History In The Mix》等專輯,個人擁有36首Top10 單曲(其中包括13首冠軍曲),獲得13座葛萊美獎等最高榮譽,並且是全美音樂獎、全英音樂獎、靈魂列車音樂獎、Billboard年終排行等的最大贏家,更進而榮膺葛萊美獎及全美音樂獎頒與當代傳奇獎及特殊成就獎,締造了劃時代的紀錄及流行潮流,數不盡的獎項及頭銜都無法具體呈述邁克對樂界的影響及貢獻。

曾在1993、1996年來訪亞洲並在台灣演出的Michael,以其精湛歌藝及舞台表演征服台灣歌迷,同樣地在世界各地樂迷也奉邁克為他們心目中最具份量的流行歌手。樂壇生涯屆滿30年之際,身為小甜甜布蘭妮、超級男孩、天命真女等流行群星心目中頭號偶像的Michael選擇在2001年發行最新力作《Invincible》,網羅當今金字招牌的製作陣容包括:Rodney Jerkins、Teddy Riley、R.Kelly、Babyface等,首支單曲“You Rock My World”,邁克開創新式情歌風格,好萊塢紅星Chris Tucker克里斯塔克(尖峰時刻系列主演)特別前來跨刀,不僅在歌曲中與Michael精彩對話也現身MTV演出,攻勢猛烈首周躍居全英金榜亞軍;意境深遠的抒情曲“Cry”,道出人們不該冷漠面對這世界的亂象及苦難;加入了卡洛山塔那(Carlos Santana)吉他獨奏的拉丁寫意韻味曲“Whatever Happens”;溫暖清新的“Speechless”是戀人們真摯的心情告白;性格陽剛離落,酷勁十足的“Unbreakable”,融入已故饒舌大將Notorious B.I.G.生前遺作,而新生代女歌手Brandy特來擔綱幕後合音;盡現節奏藍調節奏美感的“Heaven Can Wait”;承續“You Are Not Alone”細膩動容的抒懷佳構“Break Of Dawn”等,展現了流行天王迎向新紀元的事業高峰及傲人的創作表現。

曲目列表

美國版本:

1.Unbreakable(無敵至尊)6:25

2.Heartbreaker(愛情殺手)5:12

INVINCIBLE中的內頁 INVINCIBLE中的內頁

3.Invincible(萬夫莫敵)4:45

4.Break of Dawn(破曉時分)5:32

5.Heaven Can Wait(天堂可待)4:49

6.You Rock My World(天鏇地轉)5:39

7.Butterflies(意亂情迷)4:40

8.Speechless(無以言表)3:18

9.2000 Watts(兩千瓦特)4:24

10.You Are My Life(你是我的生命)4:39

11.Privacy(私事) 5:05

12.Don't Walk Away(別走開)4:25

13.Cry(哭泣)5:01

14.The Lost Children(失蹤的孩子) 4:00

15.Whatever Happens(患難見真情) 4:56

16.Threatened(終極驚嚇) 4:19

註:除中國的版本刪除了Break Of Dawn\2000 Watts\Threatened之外,其他國家的版本均與美國版本相同。

專輯成績

Invincible[麥可·傑克遜音樂專輯] Invincible[麥可·傑克遜音樂專輯]

專輯榜最高排名: 英國 #1 美國 #1

最新銷量認證: 英國 1白金 美國 2白金

銷售數據: 英國50萬 美國 210萬 (2002年年初數據)

最新銷售數據: 1330萬

認證歷史:2002年1月25日 2白金、2001年12月3日 白金唱片、2001年12月3日 金唱片

英國及美國專輯榜具體排名情況:

英國:1,5,18,32,39,44,49,52,65,95,出榜9個月,84,96,出榜7個月,63,65,70,96,出榜

美國:1,3,4,11,17,25,28,26,25,27,24,25,27,27,35,40,46,53,71,89,104,126,123,130,124,174,174,198,出榜

美國R&B專輯榜:

86,1,1,1,1,3,5,5,5,8,7,5,6,6,10,13,13,14,24,34,40,44,50,49,54,69,55,61,67,71,69,87,80,81,出榜1周,100,出榜

Invincible[麥可·傑克遜音樂專輯] Invincible[麥可·傑克遜音樂專輯]

其他國家最新銷售數據:

澳大利亞: 70,000+

巴西: 70,000+

法國: 600,000+

日本: 200,000+

成功背後

《Invincible》在包括澳大利亞、比利時、丹麥、法國、德國、荷蘭、中國香港、匈牙利、義大利、立陶宛、挪威、瑞典、土耳其,當然還有英國和美國等國家和地區登上了專輯榜的冠軍位置。最新銷量在1200萬左右. 雖然成績尚可,但依據麥可傑克遜的標準卻著實令人失望。同他以往屢破記錄的專輯相比,毫不誇張的說,《Invincible》至少在銷售上是個失敗。其失敗的原因總結如下:

到 2001年年底為止,該專輯的銷量達540萬 (是2001年度最暢銷專輯的11名)考慮到才銷售了2個月,這個成績還是不錯的。但《HIStory》同《Dangerous》卻可以在相同時間段里售出更多。不過,直到2002年上半年該專輯在美國和法國的銷售勢頭的確超過了當年的《HIStory》。專輯在法國取得了巨大的成功,它在冠軍位置上待了3周並繼續停留在前10名長達2個月之久,因此專輯在法國本地的銷量可能已經達到了100萬。專輯起先在美國本土的成績也相當不錯。但令很多人大為吃驚的是,儘管專輯僅在一個月就突破100萬大關,但在2002年年中就因沒有宣傳,沒有單曲發行而以210萬的結局掉出專輯榜的200名。此外專輯在R&B專輯榜上占據了4周冠軍並在前10位停留了14周。

一切表明專輯的起步良好而穩定,但之後純粹只是因為Sony Music方面不做任何宣傳活動,錯失宣傳熱門單曲的機會而以短命而告終。原本有人希望單曲 “Cry”可以在2001年聖誕節期間幫助專輯沖回排行榜。但最後卻以Cry在單曲榜上的失利而不了了之。在美國方面的第2支單曲“Butterflies”在延長專輯銷售壽命方面取得了成功。但該曲因沒有作為商業單曲發行而使其對延長專輯銷售壽命方面的積極意義被弱化了。除非“Unbreakable”或另一支單曲被發行,不然專輯根本不可能有任何沖回排行榜的趨勢。2003年初的記錄片及採訪曾促使Michael的專輯重新爬回世界各地排行榜,但這種影響對《Invincible》來說卻是微乎其微。主要原因還是因為《Invincible》的知名度不夠。

專輯及單曲的宣傳行動在2002年Michael Jackson同Sony Music之間的矛盾尖銳化及有可能離開Sony的行動而正式停止。雖然“Unbreakable”和“Whatever Happens”的發行對專輯的長期銷售計畫有著極其重要的作用,但此時他們作為商業單曲發行的可能性幾乎為零。在美國,所有的單曲發行計畫都被取消,包括正在電台熱播的“Butterflies”。隨後,專輯基本上跌出各大排行榜,只在2003年因為一部Martin Bashir的採訪記錄片“與Michael Jackson一同生活”,才讓該專輯短暫地重新回到了某些排行榜單上,比如英國榜。但由於Martin Bashir的記錄片沒有真實客觀地反映michael jackson的真實生活,隨後便播出反擊該紀錄片的另一部採訪錄《走近Michael Jackson》。

專輯原本有大量成為超級熱門曲目潛力的歌曲。但Sony Music卻竭盡所能阻止這一切發生。Michael Jackson以往發行的所有專輯都因有大量單曲發行做後盾及巡演的強勢宣傳而擁有長達兩年的持久的銷售生命力。但《Invincible》卻是一無所有。歌迷之後掀起了抗議Sony的活動,michael jackson也參與其中,但並沒能讓Sony回心轉意。

Sony隨後繼續前進,把《Invincible》的“You Rock My World”和“Break of Dawn”放到了新精選《Number Ones》上,該合輯在6周內就賣出了三倍於《Invincible》的銷量,儘管在其他國家,尤其是美國,《Invincible》還是比《Number Ones》賣得要多。

歌詞

Unbreakable

(Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, La Shawn Daniels, Nora Payne, and Robert Smith)

Produced by Michael Jackson and Rodney Jerkins

Lead vocal by Michael Jackson

Background Vocals by Michael Jackson

Rap Performed by The Notorious B.I.G

Additional Background Vocals by Brandy

All Musical Instruments Performed by Michael Jackson and Rodney Jerkins

Recorded by Stuart Brawley and Paul Foley

Mixed by Bruce Swedien, Rodney Jerkins and Stuart Brawley at The Hit Factory/Criteria, Miami

Rap by Notorious B.I.G originally embodied on "I Can't Stop The Reign" courtesy of Twism and Bad Boy/Arista.

Written by Nichol, Eugene and McIntosh. EMI Virgin Music

Now I'm just wondering why you think

That you can get to me with anything

Seems like you'd know by now

When and how I get down

and with all that I've been through, I'm still around

Don't ever make no mistake

Baby I've got what it takes

And there's no way you'll ever get to me Why can't you see that you'll never ever hurt me

'Cause I won't let it be, see I'm too much for you baby

歌詞本內頁 歌詞本內頁

CHORUSYou can't believe it, you can't conceive it

And you can't touch me, 'cause I'm untouchable

And I know you hate it, and you can't take it

You'll never break me, 'cause I'm unbreakable

Now you can't stop me even though you think

That if you block me, you've done your thing

And when you bury me underneath all your pain

I'm steady laughin', while surfacing

Don't you ever make no mistake

Baby I've got what it takes

And there's no way you'll ever get to me

Why can't you see that you'll never ever hurt me

'Cause I won't let it be, see I'm too much for you baby

CHORUS x 2

You can try to stop me, but it won't do a thing

No matter what you do, I'm still gonna be here

Through all your lies and silly games

I'm a still remain the same, I'm unbreakable

(Rap by Notorious B.I.G)

I'm off to remembering my D.C. women

Bringin' in ten G minimums to condos with elevators in 'em

Vehicles with televisions in 'em

Watch they entourage turn yours to just mirages

Disappearing acts, strictly nines and macs

Killers be serial, Copperfield material

My dreams is vivid, work hard to live it

Any place I visit I got land there

How can players stand there and say I sound like them, hello

Push wigs back and push six Coupes that's yellow

Plus clips that expand from hand to elbow

Spray up your Day's Inn, any 'telle you in

Crack braggin, sick of braggin, how my mink be draggin'

Desert ease street sweeper inside the beamer wagon

I rely on Bed-Stuy to shut it down if I die

Put that on my diamond bezel, you messin' with the devil

What, what, what!

CHORUS x 3

Heartbreaker

(Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, La Shawn Daniels, Mischke, and Norman Gregg)

Produced by Michael Jackson and Rodney Jerkins

Music Programmed by Michael Jackson and Rodney Jerkins

Lead Vocal by Michael Jackson

Rap Performed by Fats

Background Vocals: Michael Jackson, Mischke, La Shawn Daniels, and Nora Payne

Recorded by Bruce Swedien and Stuart Brawley at Marvin's Room Studio, Los Angeles

Digital Editing by Alex Greggs, Stuart Brawley and Fabian Marasciullo

Rap Recorded by Bob Brown at Dark Child Studios

Mixed by Bruce Swedien, Rodney Jerkins and Stuart Brawley at The Hit Factory/Criteria, Miami

Deceitful eyes, she's got those come get me thighs

She only knows how low that she can go

She speaks the lines that can control my mind

Wherever she goes I know my eyes follow

She blew a kiss, I swear that it was meant

Only for me, then spoke with her body

her only goal is just to take control

And I can't believe it that I can't tell her no

CHORUS

That girl I can't take her

Should have known she was a heartbreaker

That girl I can't take her

Should have seen right through her she's a heartbreaker

That girl I can't take her

Should have seen it coming heartbreaker

That girl I can't take her

Should have seen right through her

That girl I can't take her

She plays a game with such an innocent face

I didn't know heartbreaking was her casey

her actions confess and put me through the test

I was surprised that I was caught inside

Now she is thinking that I'll never know

And she'll keep playing until I let her go

But I e in time that hope in time that she will finally realize

I'm onto her game and she'll get payed the same

CHORUS x 2

I never thought that I would stop dreamin' about you

Stop being without you

But everyone told me so, to stop caring about you

And start being without you

But I'll find a way to go and start doin' without you

And stop talking about you

And what will she say?

She will say I was the man that got away

(Rap by Fats)

Feel good, huh?

I thought it was love but it's a game huh?

When you're dealin' with emotion it's a pain, ma

Take caution when you're dealin with a stranger

I can't changer her now

Heart burnin', well placed and you'll see

It won't heal from Pepsid AC

Ball hard player, she a star player?

I need Liz cracker, I ain't seen a heartbreaker, c'mon

CHORUS OUT

Invincible

(Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, La Shawn Daniels, and Norman Gregg)

Produced by Michael Jackson and Rodney Jerkins

Music Programmed by Michael Jackson and Rodney Jerkins

Lead Vocal by Michael Jackson

Background Vocals by Michael Jackson

Rap performed by Fats

Recorded by Bruce Swedien and Stuart Brawley at Record Plant, Los Angeles

Digital Editing by Stuart Brawley

Rap Recorded by Bob Brown at Darkchild Studios

Mixed by Bruce Swedien, Rodney Jerkins and Stuart Brawley at The Hit Factory/Criteria, Miami

If I could tear down these walls that keep you and I apart

I know I could claim your heart and our perfect love will start

But girl you just won't approve of the things that I do

When all I do is for you but still you say it ain't cool

If there's somebody else, he can't love you like me

And he says he'll treat you well, he can't treat you like me

And he's buying you diamonds and pearls, he can't do it like me

And he's taking you all across the world, he can't trick you

like me

CHORUS

So why ain't you feelin' me, she's invincible

But I can do anything, she's invincible

even when I beg and plead, she's invincible

Girl won't give in to me, she's invincible

Now many times I've told you of all the things I would do

But I can't seem to get through no matter how I try to

So tell me how does it seem that you ain't checking for me

When I know that I could be more than you could ever dream

If there's somebody else, he can't love you like me

And he says he'll treat you well, he can't treat you like me

And he's buying diamonds and pearls, he can't do it like me

And he's taking you all across the world, he can't trick you

like me

CHORUS

Now some way I'll have to prove all that I said I would do

Giving you everything, fulfilling your fantasy

Then maybe you'll change your mind and finally give in in time

Then I'll be showing you what other men are supposed to do

for you my baby

Rap (Fats)

Yo, mommy stop with the frontin'

I'm real with mine

All the things that I promise I'll fulfil in time

Chains and a bracelet you got the realest shines

How many trips you'll have jetlag

And you'll still be fine

He can drink but his money ain't long enough

He can spend but his game ain't strong enough

Now the way you resistin'

This ain't cool

It's like nothin' seems to worry her

She's invincible

CHORUS x 3

Break Of Dawn

Dr. Freeze & Michael Jackson

Produced by Michael Jackson and Dr. Freeze

Lead Vocal by Michael Jackson

Background vocals by Michael Jackson and Dr. Freeze

All musical instruments performed by Michael Jackson, Dr. Freeze, Rodney Jerkins and Teddy Riley

Recorded by Mike Ging, Brad Gilderman, Humberto Gatica, Dexter Simmons ad George Mayers

Drum programming by Michael Jackson and Brad Buxer

Digital editing by Harvey Mason, Jr and Stuart Brawley

Mixed by Humberto Gatica, Teddy Riley and George Mayers

Hold my hand, feel the touch of your body cling to mine

You and me, makin' love al the way through another night

I remember you and I walking through the park at night

Kiss and touch, nothing much, let it blow just touch and go

Love me more, never leave me alone by house of love

People talk, people say what we have is just a game

Oh, I'll never let you go, come here girl

Just got to make sweet love 'til the break of dawn

CHORUS

I don't want the sun to shine I wanna make love

Just this magic in your eyes and in my heart

I don't know what i'm gonna do i can't stop lovin' you

I won't stop 'til break of dawn makin' love

Hold my hand, feel the sweat, yes you've got me nervous yet

Let me groove, let me soothe, let me take you on a cruise

There's imagination workin', never been there before

Have you ever wanted to dream aout those places you've

never known

Break of dawn, there's no sun up in the sky

Break of dawn, I can see it in your eyes

Break of dawn, girl you go to understand

It's the way that I love you, let me show you I'm your man

Break of dawn

CHORUS x 2

Let's not wait, the sun is out, let's get up and let's get out

It's the day, a brand new day, let's both go outside and play

Let us walk down the park, makin' love 'til it's dark

can you move, can you soothe, 'til the break of dawn and you

know it's true, oh

CHORUS x 3

Heaven Can Wait

(Michael Jackson, T. Riley, Andreao Heard, Nate Smith, Teron Beal, E. Laues, and K. Quiller)

Produced by Michael Jackson and Teddy Riley

Co-Produced by Andreao "Fanatic" Heard and Nate Smith

Lead Vocal by Michael Jackson

Additional Background Vocals by Dr. Freeze and "Que"

Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Jeremy Lubbock

Recorded by Teddy Riley, Bruce Swedien, and George Mayers at Future Recordings Studio, Norfolk and The Hit Factory/Criteria, Miami

Digital Editing by Teddy Riley and George Mayers

Mixed by Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley and George Mayers

CHORUS

Tell the angels no, I don't wanna leave my baby alone

I don't want nobody else to hold you

That's a chance I'll take

Baby I'll stay, Heaven can wait

No, if the angels took me from this earth

I would tell them bring me back to her

It's a chance I'll take, maybe I'll stay

Heaven can wait

You're beautiful

Each moment spent with you is simply wonderful

This love I have for you girl it's incredible

and I don't know what I'd do, if I can't be with you

The world could not go on so every night I pray

If the Lord should come for me before I wake

I wouldn't wanna go if I can't see your face, can't hold

you close

What good would Heaven be

If the angels came for me I'd tell them no

CHORUS

Unthinkable

Me sitting up in the clouds and you are all alone

The time might come around when you'd be moving on

I'd turn it all around and try to get back downto my baby girl

Can't stand to see nobody kissing, touching her

Couldn't take nobody loving you the way we were

What good would Heaven be

If the angels come for me I'd tell them no

CHORUS

Oh no, can't be without my baby

Won't go, without her I'd go crazy

Oh no, guess Heaven will be waiting

Ooh

CHORUS

Just leave us alone

Please leave us alone

You Rock My World

(Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, La Shawn Daniels, and Nora Payne)

Produced by Michael Jackson and Rodney Jerkins

Lead Vocal by Michael Jackson

Background Vocal by Michael Jackson

Intro by Chris Tucker and Michael Jackson

All Musical Instruments Performed by Michael Jackson and Rodney Jerkins

Recorded by Brad Gilderman, Rodney Jerkins, Jean-Marie

Horvat, Dexter Simmons, and Stuart Brawley at Sony Studios, New York, and Record One, Los Angeles

Digital Editing by Harvey Mason, Jr. and Stuart Brawley

Mixed by Bruce Swedien and Rodney Jerkins at Marvin's Room, Los Angeles, and The Hit Factory/Criteria, Miami

Intro

Chris Tucker: Oh man! Look at that girl, right there! Goodness gracious! That girl fine, man! Look at it, she just too fine! She know she fine too!

Michael: She is banging!

Chris Tucker: She's off the hook!

Michael: She looks good, you抮e right.

Chris Tucker: Hey, I bet you, can't nobodyget that girl.

Michael: Chris, I can get her.

Chris Tucker: You can't get that girl, Mike. I guarantee you can't get that girl!

Michael: Watch me get that girl.

Chris Tucker: I bet you never-Neverland, you can't.

Michael: I can get her.

Chris Tucker: All right! Shomon, then. Shomon!

Michael: Watch.

I don't think they are ready for this one

Darkchild

I like that...

My life will never be the same

'Cause girl you came and changed

The way I walk

The way I talk

I cannot explain

These things I feel for you

But girl, you know it's true

Stay with me

Fulfill my dreams And I'll be all you need

Feels so right

(Girl)

I've searched for the perfect love all my life

(All my life)

Feels like I

(Like I)

Have finally found the perfect love

It's fine

(And I finally found)

Come on, girl

You rocked my world

You know you did

And everything I own I give

The rarest love who think I'd find

Someone like you to call mine

You rocked my world

You know you did

And everything I own I give

The rarest love who think I'd find

Someone like you to call mine

In time

I knew that love would bring

Such happiness to me

I try to keep my sanity

I've waited patiently

Girl, you know it seems

My life is so complete

Our love is true because of you

You doing what you do

Think that I

Finally found the perfect love I've searched for all my life

(Searched for all my life)

Think I'd find

Such a perfect love that's awesomely so right

Girl

You rocked my world

You know you did

(Come on, come on, come on)

Everything I own I give

(You rock my world)

The rarest love who think I'd find

(Girl)

Someone like you to call mine

You rocked my world

(You rock my world)

You know you did

(You rock my world)

And everything I own I give

(Girl)

The rarest love who think I'd find

(Girl, girl)

Someone like you to call mine

You rocked my world

You know you did

And everything I own I give

(You rock my world)

The rarest love who think I'd find

Someone like you to call mine

You rocked my world

You know you did

And everything I own I give

(You rock my world)

The rarest love who think I'd find

Someone like you to call mine

And girl, I know that this is love

I felt the magic's all in the air

And girl, I'll never get enough

That's why I'll always have to have you here

You rocked my world

(You rock my world)

You know you did

Everything I own I give

(Look what you did to me, baby)

The rarest love who think I'd find

Someone like you to call mine

(You, you, you, you)

(You rock my world)

You rocked my world

You know you did

(I cannot explain)

And everything I own I give

('Cause you rock my world)

The rarest love who think I'd find

Someone like you to call mine

You rock my world

(You rocked my world, you know you did)

The way you talk to me

The way you're loving me

The way you give it to me

(You rocked my world, you know you did)

You rock my world

(You rocked my world, you know you did)

You rock my world

You rock my world

You rock my world

Come on, girl

You rocked my world, you know you did

(Come on, girl)

And everything I own I give

(baby baby baby)

The rarest love who think I'd find

(See, it's you and me)

Someone like you to call mine

Come on, girl,

You rocked my world, you know you did

(You rock my world)

And everything I own I give

(You rock my world)

The rarest love who think I'd find

Someone like you to call mine.

Butterflies

(Andre Harris and Marsha Ambrosius)

Produced by Michael Jackson and Andre Harris

Lead Vocal by Michael Jackson

Background Vocals by Michael Jackson and Marsha Ambrosius

Horns by Norman Jeff Bradshaw and Matt Cappy

All Musical Instruments Performed by Andre Harris

Recorded by Andre Harris at Touch of Jazz Studios, Philadelphia, and Bruce Swedien at The Hit Factory, New York

Assistant Engineering: Vidal Davis

Mixed by Bruce Swedien

All you got to do is walk away and pass me by

Don't acknowledge my smile when I try to say hello to you, yeah

And all you got to do is not answer my calls when I'm trying to get through

To keep me wndering why, when all I can do is sigh

I just wanna touch you

CHORUS

I just wanna touch and kiss you

And I wish that I could be with you tonight

Yu give me butterflies inside, inside and I

All I gotta say is that I must be dreaming, can't be real

You're not here with me, still I can feel you near me

I caress you, let you taste us, just so blissful listen

I would give you anything baby, just make my dreams come true

Oh baby you give me butterflies

CHORUS x 2

If you would take my hand, baby I would show you

Guide you to the light babe

If you would be my love, baby I will love you, love you

'Till the end of time

CHORUS x 3

Speechless

Produced by Michael Jackson

Arranged by Michael Jackson

Lead Vocal by Michael Jackson

Orchestra Arranged and Conducted by Michael Jackson and Jeremy Lubbock

Keyboards Performed by Brad Buxer

Andrae Crouch and The Andrae Crouch Singers

Viola/Contractor: Novi Novoq

Viola: Thomas Tally

Violins: Peter Kent, Gina Kronstadt, Robin Lorentz,

Kirsten Fife and John Wittenberg

Digital Editing by Brad Buxer and Stuart Brawley

Recorded by Bruce Swedien, Brad Buxer, and Stuart Brawley

Mixed by Bruce Swedien

Your love is magical

But I have not the words here to explain

Gone is the grace for expressions of passion

But there are worlds and worlds of ways to explain

To tell you how I feel

But I am speechless, speechless

That's how you make me feel

Though I'm with you I am far away and nothing is for real

When I'm with you I am lost for words, I don't know what to say

My head's spinning like a carousel, so silently I pray

Helpless and hopeless, that's how you make me feel

Nothing's real, but all is possible if God is on my side

When I'm with you I am in the light where I cannot be found

It's as though I am standing in the place called

Hallowed Ground

Speechless, speechless, that's how you make me feel

Though I'm with you I am far away and nothing is for real

I'll go anywhere and do anything just to touch your face

There's no mountain high I cannot climb

I'm humbled in your grace

Speechless, speechless, that's how you make me feel

Though I'm with you I am lost for words and nothing is for real

Speechless, speechless, that's how you make me feel

Though I'm with you I am far away, and nothing is for real

Speechless, speechless, that's how you make me feel

Though I'm with you I am lost for words and nothing is for real

Speechless

Your love is magical, that's how I feel

But in your presence I am lost for words

Words like, "I love you."

2000 Watts

(Michael Jackson, T. Riley, Tyrese Gibson, and J. Henson)

Produced by Michael Jackson and Teddy Riley

Lead Vocal by Michael Jackson

Background Vocals by Michael Jackson

Additional Background Vocals by Teddy Riley

Recorded by Teddy Riley, George Mayers at Future Recording Studios, Norfolk, and The Hit Factory/Criteria, Miami

Digital Editing by Teddy Riley and George Mayers

Additional Programming by Michael Jackson and Brad Buxer

Mixed by Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley, and George Mayers

Bass note, treble, stereo control, how low you go

Just enough to make your juices flow

Press play, don't stop, rotate, too hot

You feel I'm real

I'm everything you need, so tell me what's the deal

CHORUS

2000 Watts, 8 ohms, 200 volts, real strong

Too much of that, fuse blown

Be careful what you say don't overload

2000 Watts, 8 ohms, 200 volts, real strong

Too much of that, fuse blown

Be careful what you say don't overload

3D, high speed, feedback, Dolby

Release two or three, when I reach I can go 'til I hit my peak

Compact steelo, chico, D-Lo, highspot lady

Shorty really wanna be there for me

CHORUS

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CHORUS OUT

You Are My Life

(Michael Jackson, Babyface, Carole Bayer Sager, and John McClain)

Produced by Michael Jackson and Babyface

Lead Vocal by Michael Jackson

Background Vocals by Michael Jackson and Babyface

Acoustic Guitar: Babyface

Bass Guitar: Jason Edmonds, Nathan "N8" Walton, Tabia Ivery, Lynne Fiddmont-Lindsey

Recorded and Mixed ay Brandon's Way Recording

Engineered by Paul Boutin

Mixed by Jon Gass

Mix Assistance: Kb and EQ

Strings Recorded at Capital Studios

Arranged by Bill Mayers

Engineered by Tommy Vicari

Assisted by Steve Genewick

Production Coordinator: Ivy Skoff

Once all alone

I was lost in a world of strangers

No one to trust

On my own, I was lonely

You suddenly appeared

It was cloudy before but now it's clear

You took away the fear

You brought me back to life

CHORUS

You are the sun

You make me shine

Or more like the stars

That twinkle at night

You are the moon

That glows in my heart

You're my daytime, my nighttime

My world

You are my life

Now I wake up everday

With this smile upon my face

No more tears, no more pain

'Cause you love me

You help me understand

That love is the answer to all that I am

and I am a better man

You taught me by sharing your life

Chorus

You gave me strength

When I wasn't strong

You gave me hope when all hope is lost

You opened my eyes when I couldn't see

Love was always here waiting for me

Privacy

Written and composed by Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Bernard Bell

Ain't the pictures enough, why do you go through so much

To get the story you need, so you can bury me

You've got the people confused, you tell the stories you choose

You try to get me to lose the man I really am

You keep on stalking me, invading my privacy

Won't you just let me be

‘Cause your cameras can't control, the minds of those who know

That you'll even sell your soul just to get a story sold

Chorus:

I need my privacy, I need my privacy

So paparazzi, get away from me

Some of you still wonder why, one of my friends had to die

To get a message across, that yet you haven't heard

My friend was chased and confused, like many others I knew

But on that cold winter night, my pride was snatched away

Now she get no second chance, she just ridiculed and harassed

Please tell me why

Now there's a lesson to learn, respect's not given, it's earned

Stop maliciously attacking my integrity

Chorus

Now there's a lesson to learn, stories are twisted and turned

Stop maliciously attacking my integrity

Chorus x 3

Don't walk away

Written and composed by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Richard Carlton Stites, Reed Vertelney

Don't walk away

See I just can't find the right thing to say

I tried but all my pain gets in the way

Tell me what I have to do so you'll stay

Should I get down on my knees and pray

Chorus 1:

And how can I stop losing you

How can I begin to say

When there's nothing left to do but walk away

I close my eyes

Just to try and see you smile one more time

But it's been so long now all I do is cry

Can't we find some love to take this away

‘Cause the pain gets stronger every day

Chorus 2:

How can I begin again

How am I to understand

When there's nothing left to do but walk away

See now why

All my dreams been broken

I don't know where we're going

Everything we said and all we done now

Don't let go, I don't wanna walk away

Now why

All my dreams are broken

Don't know where we're going

Everything begins to set us free

Can't you see, I don't wanna walk away

If you go, I won't forget you girl

Can't you see that you will always be

Even though I had to let you go

There's nothing left to do

Don't walk away

Cry

Written and composed by R. Kelly

Somebody shakes when the wind blows

Somebody's missing a friend

Hold on

Somebody's lacking a hero

And they have not a clue

When it's all gonna end

The end…

Stories buried and untold

Someone is hiding the truth

Hold on

When will this mystery unfold?

And will the sun ever shine

In the blind man's eyes when he cries?

(You can change the world)

I can't do it by myself

(You can touch the sky)

Gonna take somebody's help

(You're the chosen one)

I'm gonna need some kind of sign

If we all cry

At the same time tonight

People laugh when they are feeling sad

Someone is taking a life

Hold on

Respect to believe in your dreams

Tell me where were you?

When your children cried last night?

Faces fill with madness (Ahh)

Hoo

Miracles unheard of (Ahh)

Hold on

Faith is found in the winds (Ahh)

All we have to do

Is reach for the truth?

The truth…

(You can change the world)

I can't do it by myself

(You can touch the sky)

Yes, gonna take somebody's help

(You're the chosen one)

I'm gonna need some kind of sign

If we all cry

At the same time tonight (at the same time tonight)

And when that flag blows (flag blows)

There'll be no more wars

(Whoo…why)

And when all calls

I will answer all your prayers

Prayers

Though the world

(You can change the world)

I can't do it by myself

Oh no

(You can touch the sky)

Gonna take somebody's help

Oh no

(You're the chosen one)

I'm gonna need some kind of sign

(If we all cry) Cry baby

(At the same time tonight)

Take it trough me

Hoo!

(You can change the world)

I can't do it by myself

All right

(You can touch the sky)

Gonna take somebody's help

Ooh no

(You're the chosen one)

I'm gonna need some kind of sign

(If we all cry) Cry baby

(At the same time tonight)

Take it trough me

(You can change the world)

Hoo! Hoo! Hoo! Hoo!

(You can touch the sky)

Hoo! Hoo!

Gonna take somebody's help

(That’s right)

Alright (You're the chosen one)

I'm gonna need some kind of sign

(If we all cry)

Cry baby

(At the same time tonight)

Take it about me

Take it trough o me

(All cry)

(At the same time tonight)

Put it down of me, put it down of me

Alright…

(All cry) Cry

(Cry) Cry…cry

(At the same time tonight)

(Same time tonight)

Tonight

Change the world

The Lost Children

Written and composed by Michael Jackson

We pray for our fathers, pray for our mothers

Wishing our families well

We sing songs for the wishing

Of those who are kissing

But not for the missing

So this one's for all the lost children

This one's for all the lost children

This one's for all the lost children

Wishing them well

And wishing them home

When you sit there addressing, counting your blessings

Biding your time

When you lay me down sleeping and my heart is weeping

Because I'm keeping a place

For all the lost children

This is for all the lost children

This one's for all the lost children

Wishing them well

And wishing them home

Home with their fathers

Snug close and warm, loving their mothers

I see the door simply wide open

But no one can find thee

So pray for all the lost children

Let's pray for all the lost children

Just think of all the lost children

Wishing them well

This is for all the lost children

This one's for all the lost children

Just think of all the lost children

Wishing them well

And wishing them home

Whatever Happens

Written and composed by Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Gil Cang, J. Quay, Geoffrey Williams

Featuring guitar solo by Carlos Santana

He gives another smile

Tries to understand her side

To show that he cares

She's consumed with everything that's been goin' on

She says

Whatever happens

Don't let go of my hand

Everything will be alright

He assures her

But she doesn't hear a word that he says

Preoccupied

She's afraid

Afraid that what they're doing is not right

He doesn't know what to say

So he prays

Whatever, whatever, whatever

Whatever happens

Don't let go of my hand

(Don't let go of my hand)

See whatever happens

Don't let go of my hand

(Don't let go of my hand)

Whatever happens

Don't let you go of my hand

(Don't let go of my hand)

(Don't let go of my hand)

He's working day and night

Thinks he'll make her happy

Forgetting all the dreams that he had

He doesn't realize

It's not the end of the world

It doesn't have to be that bad

She tries to explain

“It's you that makes me happy,”

Whatever, whatever, whatever

Whatever happens

Don't let go of my hand

(Don't let go of my hand)

So whatever happens

Don't let you go of my hand

(Don't let go of my hand)

Whatever happens

Don't let you go of my hand

(Don't let go of my hand)

See whatever happens

Just don't let go of my hand

(Don't let go of my hand)

(Don't let go of my hand)

(Don't let go of my hand)

(Don't let go of my hand)

Don't let go

Don't let go

Don't let go

Don't

Don't

Whatever happens

(Sha na na na uuu)

Don't let her go of my hand

(Sha na na na uuu)

Whatever happens

(Sha na na na uuu)

Don't let go of my hand

(Sha na na na uuu)

See whatever happens

(Sha na na na uuu)

Don't let go of my hand

(Sha na na na uuu)

So whatever happens

(Sha na na na uuu)

Don't let go

(Sha na na na uuu)

(Sha na na na uuu)

(Sha na na na uuu)

(Sha na na na uuu)

(Sha na na na uuu)

(Sha na na na uuu)

(Sha na na na uuu)

(Sha na na na uuu)

Whatever happens

Just don't let go of my hand

Spoken

Thank you man

Thank you, Carlos

Threatened

Written and composed by Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Robert Smith.

Contains audio snippets of Rod Serling

(Rod Serling Intro)

Tonight's story is somewhat unique and calls for a different kind of introduction

A monster had arrived in the village

The major ingredient of any recipe for fear is the unknown

And this person or thing is soon to be met

He knows every thought, he can feel every emotion

Oh yes, I did forget something didn't I?

I forgot to introduce you to the monster.

You're fearing me

‘Cause you know I'm a beast

Watching you when you sleep

When you're in bed I'm underneath

You're trapped in halls

And my face is the walls

I'm the floor when you fall

And when you scream it's ‘cause of me

I'm the living dead

The dark thoughts in your head

I know just what you said

That's why you've got to be threatened by me

You should be watching me

You should feel threatened

Why you sleep, why you creep

You should be threatened

Every time your lady speaks she speaks to me

Threatened

Half of me you'll never be

So you should feel threatened by me

You think you're by yourself

But it's my touch you felt

I'm not a ghost from Hell

But I've got a spell on you

Your worst nightmare

It's me I'm everywhere

In one blink I'll disappear

And then I'll come back to haunt you

I'm telling you

When you lie under tomb

I'm the one watching you

That's why you got to be threatened by me

You should be watching me

You should feel threatened

Why you sleep, why you creep

You should be threatened

Every time your lady speaks she speaks to me

Threatened

Half of me you'll never be

So you should feel threatened by me

(Rod Serling Verse)

The unknown monster is about to embark

From a far corner, out of the dark

A nightmare, that's the case

Never Neverland, that's the place

This particular monster can read minds

Be in two places at the same time

This is judgment night, execution, slaughter

The devil, ghosts, this monster is torture

You can be sure of one thing, that's fate

A human presence that you feel is strange

A monster that you can see disappear

A monster, the worst thing to fear

(You should be watching me)

(You should feel threatened) No no

(Why you sleep, why you creep)

(You should be threatened) Yeah

(Every time your lady speaks she speaks to me)

(Threatened) Ooh

(Half of me you'll never be)

(So you should feel threatened)

You should be, feel threatened

Why you sleep, threatened

Every time, threatened

Half of me

So you should feel threatened by me

(You should be watching me)

(You should feel threatened)

No no

(Why you sleep, why you creep)

(You should be threatened)

Yeah

(Every time your lady speaks)

(She speaks to me)

It’s threatened

(Threatened)

(Half of me you'll never be)

Hey you

(So you should feel threatened)

(You should be watching me)

Hoo! Hoo!

(You should feel threatened)

C’mon babe

Yeah

(Why you sleep, why you creep)

(You should be)

You should be

(Threatened)

Hoo!

(Every time your lady speaks)

Up the stair

(She speaks to me)

(Threatened)

Hoo!

(Half of me you'll never be)

(So you should feel threatened by me)

You should feel threatened by me

(Rod Serling Outro)

What you have just witnessed could be the end of a particularly terrifying nightmare.

It isn't.

It's the beginning.

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