“Invincible” years (1998-2001)


1/Original track listing from the album released on October 30, 2001 (recorded from July 1998 to September 2001)

-“Unbreakable” (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.)
– “Heartbreaker” (featuring Fats)
-“Invincible” (featuring Fats)
-“Break of Dawn”
-“Heaven Can Wait”
-“You Rock My World”
-“2000 Watts”
-“You Are My Life”
-“Don’t Walk Away”
-“The Lost Children” (featuring Prince Jackson & Aldo Cascio)
-“Whatever Happens” (featuring Carlos Santana)


2/Demos/Alternate Versions 


3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions 

-Shout : Recorded in 2001 & released in 2001 (Cry single).

Rampage : Written and recorded in 1999. Snippet is online. Remains unreleased.

-One More Chance : Recorded in 1999-2001 & released in 2003 (Number Ones).

Fall Again (demo) : Recorded in 1999 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Seeing Voices : Recorded in 1999. Frank Casio auctionned a demo tape in May 2014. Leaked online in 2016 but remains unreleased.

We Be Ballin : Recorded in 1999-2001 and leaked in 2009. Remains unreleased.

– (I Can’t Make It) Another Day : Recorded in 1999-2001 & released in 2010 as a remix (Michael). Original demo remains unreleased.

-She Was Loving Me (Chicago) : Recorded in 1999. Original demo + new remix by Timbaland released in 2014 (Xscape) under the title “Chicago”.

-A Place with No Name : Recorded in 1998-2008, snippet leaked in 2009Full song leaked in 2013. Original demo + new remix by Stargate released in 2014 (Xscape)

Blue Gangsta :  Recorded in 1998, snippet known as “No Friend Of Mine” leaked in 2006 and full song leaked in 2010. Original demo + new remix released in 2014 (Xscape)

-Get Your Weight Off Of Me : Written and recorded in 2001 during the Invincible sessions with Rodney Jerkins (1999-2001). Finalized and mixed in 2004. One of numerous tracks recorded with Rodney Jerkins that is vocally complete and ready for release. Often referred to with the wrong title (“Can’t Get Your Weight Off Of Me”), Only three very short (6/2/2 seconds) snippets are online. Run time: 5:17. Full demo remains unreleased.

Cheater (2001) : Reworked during Invincible sessions (1999-2001). Failed to make the Invincible album; Features rapper “Fats”. Short snippet leaked online but remains unreleased.


4/Others songs from this era

People Of The World : Released only in Japan in 1998 for the Japanese children’s choir J-Friends. Solo demo leaked in 2014 but remains unreleased.

-What More Can I Give (solo demo) :  Recorded in 1998. 9/11 Charity song recorded in 2001 & released in 2003. Solo demo leaked in 2017 but remains unreleased.

-Space Dance : Michael’s voice and beatboxing was recorded for the soundtrack of the videogame Space Channel 5 in 2000. It remains unreleased.


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-Next era : The Final Years (2002-2009)

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