“History” era (1994-1997)

History

1/Original track listing from the album released on June 20, 1995 (recorded from February 1994 to March 1995)

Scream (duet with Janet Jackson)
They Don’t Care About Us
Stranger In Moscow
This Time Around (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.)
Earth Song
D.S
Money
Come Together
You Are Not Alone
Childhood
Tabloid Junkie
2 Bad (featuring Shaquille O’Neal)
HIStory
Little Susie
Smile

 

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

2 Bad (Ghost version) : Special version remixed in 1996 for the “Ghost” short film but remains unreleased.

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions :

In The Back (demo) : Recorded in 1994-1997 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set). Original demo from 1994 remains unreleased.

Morphine (demo) : Recorded 1994-1997 & released in 1997 (Blood On The Dance Floor). Original demo from 1994 remains unreleased.

Is It Scary : Recorded in 1994-1997 & released in 1997 (Blood On The Dance Floor). Original demo from 1994 remains unreleased.

Learned My Lesson (Much Too Soon) : Written in 1982 but recorded in 1994. A different version was released in 2010 under the title “Much Too Soon”  (Michael). Original demo remains leaked in 2018 but remains unreleased.

Faces : Failed to make the HIStory album. Also known as “Face” The song is about African pride. Michael Jackson has never recorded any vocals on this track except the introduction words. Originally intended to feature a spoken intro by South African Nelson Mandela made by Jackson on the demo. Features a performance by the percussion group STOMP. The song has never been completed due to Mandela’s advisors not allowing him to send back the song to Jackson with his intro because of the scandals surrounding him during this time. Full demo leaked in 2018 but it remains unreleased.

Why : Recorded in 1994 & released in 1995 as a duet with 3T (Brotherhood). Solo demo remains unreleased.

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

7/TV performances and live concerts

 

Previous era : « Dangerous » era (1989-1993)

Next era :« Blood On The Dance Floor » era (1996-1997)

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