HISTORY…A THEATRICAL MASTERPIECE

“I’m not planning to write another book anytime soon,  If you want to know how I feel, you can check out HIS tory.  It’s a musical book.”GOLD SUIT TWO

Michael Jackson

“His tory is Michael Jackson’s most personal album.  From the impassioned rage of SCREAM to the pained vulnerability of CHILDHOOD, the record was, in Jackson’s words, ‘a musical book.’  It encompassed all the turbulent emotions and struggles of the previous few years.  It was his journal, his canvas, his rebuttal.”

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Joseph Vogel

“At our house, we host MICHAEL MARATHONS.  Friends come to spend days, evenings and even stay for sleep-overs.  Marathons include short films, listening and dancing pleasures and CONCERTS…EVERYTHING MICHAEL.  Michael’s HIS tory World Tour is the most requested.

Jude Ling

There is truth in the capacity for enthusiasm being a sign of a healthy spirit and heart.  Michael Jackson’s creative enthusiasm knew no limits, bursting into world attention withbe still my heart ten intention, purposing musical history.  With unparalleled work ethic, a peerless imagination, and his pioneering, legendary visions, Michael sought perfection and greatness with each and every project he did.  A voice that vigorously trained, Michael’s compositions offered a vehicle for sounds the ear had never heard before.  Quite simply, he maintained his vocal gifts and worked to make them even better. Michael’s HIS tory double album is among the most magnificent work I have ever heard from this massively talented artist.  I am not one to quantify and compare songs and albums, performance and designs.  When asked what is my favorite Michael art, I simply say that to choose one would be like choosing my favorite breath I’ve taken.  Truly, I love EVERYTHING.  I turn to the HIS tory album for diversity and boldness…an honesty and power that grabs me and doesn’t let go.  Michael angry outrosignites my fuse.  Michael lonely, searching, is somewhere beyond powerful to me.  I learn about sampling to drive home message.  I feel desperate when hearing Little Susie’s plight.  I fall in  love all over again with YOU ARE NOT ALONE.  I sing at the top of my lungs with Michael’s cries against social and media injustice, greed and lies.  And EARTH SONG is absolutely Michael’s magnum opus…the most brilliant work of artistry written to save a dying planet.  Rather than simply putting out a greatest hits album, Michael selected some of his Number Ones and then set about writing new material.  He never believed in doing the ordinary.  It wasn’t a part of who he was. Soundscapes require multiple listenings to begin to grasp all that is recorded…the earth song performancematerial is simply too rich to take in all at once.  Michael’s short films for the album show a genius at work.  Each is art incarnate…being so far from typical pop genre video.  One must take the time to study each…SCREAM, THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT US (two separate short films done), STRANGER IN MOSCOW, CHILDHOOD, YOU ARE STUNNING SEVENNOT ALONE, COME TOGETHER, AND, EARTH SONG.  This art could come from no one else but Michael Jackson.

“Whatever one makes of the hoopla surrounding the album,  one can scarcely ignore its amazing production values and the skill with which truly vast musical resources have been brought to bear upon the project.  Where most popular music makes do with the sparse instrumentation of a working band fleshed out with a bit of synth, HIS tory brings together such renowned studio musicians and production talents as Slash, Steve Porcaro, Jimmy Jam, Nile Rodgers,  plus a full sixty piece symphony orchestra, several choirs including the Andrae Crouch Singers Choir, star vocalists such as sister Janet Jackson and Boyz II Men, and the arrangements of Quincy Jones and Jeremy Lubbock.  Indeed, the sheer richness of the instrumental and vocal scoring is probably HISTORY AGAINunprecedented in the entire realm of popular recording.”  Daniel Sweeney

And then, we come to the stage production of the History World Tour, with its 82 shows performed for 4,145,000 Fans, in 58 cities, 35 countries, on five continents, a duration of 404 days…the tour reaching 1,000,000 more fans than Michael’s Dangerous WorldHISTORY WORLD TOUR Tour.  Michael again brought THEATRE to the stage.  The sheer massiveness of staging, lighting, wearable art innovation, and set pieces which included a spaceship and a tank…INCREDIBLE.  And for the Ladies, let’s not forget the golden suit…Oh, Dear, where was I!  Oh, yes, THEATRE.  MICHAEL MADE HISTORY!earth song  With each world tour, Michael’s well-crafted, innovative approach to contemporary performance moved up a notch.  Far beyond other artists, Michael brought drama and theatre to audiences, using his storytelling artistry and his music to delight all the senses, appealing to all ages, colors, cultures.  Each stage progressively got bigger…the History stage gave Michael a great area to OWN IT.  A true artist owns his stage and MICHAEL JACKSON IS A TRUE ARTIST!  Michael believed in bringing his audiences every bit of blood, sweat and God-given talent he had in him.  HE DID THAT BLACK OR WHITE PERFORMANCEFOR 82 SHOWS.  Theatricality went to the 10th power during Michael’s performances of SCREAM, THEY DON’T REALLY CARE ABOUT US, IN THE CLOSET, SMOOTH CRIMINAL, THRILLER, EARTH SONG AND HISTORY.   Billie Jean was magnificent along with all Michael’s other classics.  DANGEROUS brought theatre reminiscent of SMOOTH CRIMINAL…only, more so.  And then there is EARTH SONG…theatre and opera all in one.  STUNNING. For those who come to our MICHAEL MARATHONS, many who have never seen Michael in concert…to a person, marvel at the energy Michael gives…from INTRO TO OUTRO and everywhere in between.  The History World Tour also offers powerful messages for audiences to ponder long after they exit the stadium.  The tribute to each country hosting the tour is powerfully done as the show concludes and Michael’s massive sampling aired from the yana twosong History.  There is so much to see, to hear, to enjoy, to ponder! During this same time frame, Michael wrote, choreographed and performed/filmed GHOSTS, wrote and produced the BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR album and worked tirelessly on humanitarian efforts…and, he became a FATHER.DADDY ELEVEN HIS story captured the emotional turbulence of living.  It is art at its finest.  Performance Art in both short films and live stage shows showed Michael’s passionate commitment to his music and to the quality, professionalism, energy and perfection he gave his entire lifetime.

“Michael was at another level, and it was a hell of a level to go to.”  R. Kellyhappy birthday five

“THE TOUR DELIVERED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:  I AM STILL HERE!  I AM BIGGER!  I AM STRONGER!  I AM THE BEST AT WHAT I DO!”  Iconic Magazine

“EVERYDAY CREATE YOUR HISTORY!

EVERY PATH YOU TAKE YOU’RE LEAVING YOUR LEGACY!ghosts two

 

 

 

3 thoughts on “HISTORY…A THEATRICAL MASTERPIECE

  1. How wonderful to hold a Michael Marathon – I would be in my element! Sheer paradise. I am the only attendee to my Michael marathons – sad!

  2. It is very true that Michael always rose to another level with each album, each performance, and each tour. He was never satisfied to just repeat what he had done…no, status quo was not for him. He strove to always sing better, dance better, and he pushed the other to do the same thing. And his shows…..I remember the first time I saw one of his shows….I was flabbergasted. How does one human being perform without stopping in a 2 and 1/2 hour show? He had so much stamina, and he trained every day to keep that stamina. But more than that, he had determination and intention! I never saw another person with that kind of gutsy drive….it was so exciting to watch him. And it was that kind of drive that made him the huge star that he was and artist without parallel. Will there ever be another Michael JACKSON? Myself, I don’t think so. He was like a comet…that once launched kept going and going…aiming for the stars. And he reached them! There is no doubt about that! Bless him forever….I love you, Michael…..

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