A collector says he found a cartridge of Michael Jackson’s Moonwalker for the Sega Genesis in which the King of Pop’s “Thriller” — apparently left out of the game because of licensing issues or similar reasons — accompanies the second board of the game’s third stage.
The video was uploaded yesterday. It shows Jackson in his Smooth Criminal getup, getting down to a “Thriller” chiptune as he karate kicks the zombies. The original music for stage 3-2 was “Another Part of Me.”
According to the poster, the cartridge was found at a flea market for $20. Some Redditors challenged its veracity, wondering if it was a bootleg cart with a custom ROM. No, insists the poster. “It’s a preproduction with EPROMs. This thing is real. He provided this image of the cart and its label.
Joseph Vogel’s book “Earth Song” is having a new edition! A book to have in your MJ Book shelves!
The definitive book on Michael Jackson’s most important song.
EARTH SONG: MICHAEL JACKSON AND THE ART OF COMPASSION
What’s in the new edition?
- New material on Michael Jackson’s humanitarian legacy, one of the most overlooked aspects of his career
- New insights on Michael Jackson’s powerful short film for Earth Song based on extensive interviews with director Nick Brandt
- New information on the recording of “Earth Song,” including previously unknown details about the first “Earth Song” demo
Released in 1995, Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” was unlike anything heard before in popular music. Protest songs had long been part of the heritage of rock – but not like this. “Earth Song’s” vision was more panoramic, its roots more primal. Its unusual fusion of blues, opera, rock, and gospel resembled nothing on the radio. A massive hit globally, it wasn’t even offered as a single in the United States. Most critics didn’t know what to make of it. Yet decades later, it stands as one of Jackson’s greatest artistic achievements. In this groundbreaking book, Joseph Vogel traces the song’s evolution, from its inception in Vienna in 1988, to its long gestation in the recording studio, to Jackson’s final rehearsal in 2009. Situating the song within the historical context of the Reagan, Bush and Clinton eras, the book also explores the artist’s broader humanitarian efforts, from his participation in USA for Africa to his Heal the World Foundation. Based on original research, including interviews with the song’s key participants, Earth Song: Michael Jackson and the Art of Compassion offers a necessary reassessment of this powerful anthem and Jackson’s audacious efforts to change the world.
If you are in Toronto and want to attend the North American Premiere of “Thriller 3D” at the Toronto International Film Fest, Look out for folks in the shirt attached starting at 4 p.m. tomorrow (Sept 12)!
Below is a Google Maps link to where fans go to collect screening passes and wristbands for the party. It is Clarence Square Park at 25 Clarence Square in downtown Toronto.
- Because of the open bar at the party, only fans who are 19+ years of age will get wristbands for the party.
- Quantity is limited and will be on a first come, first serve basis.
- The people in the t-shirts will be there starting at 4:00 PM and when everything has been distributed, they will leave.
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Europe loves Michael Jackson! and Michael loved us, which is why he spent so much time here. On September 30, Kingvention – The MJ Convention will be taking place in London where we’re going to get the chance to spent 15 full hours (15!) celebrating the world’s greatest entertainer!
Kingvention is open to fans of all ages and is the perfect forum to meet other fans, hear stories, meet special guests and party in to the early hours of Sunday morning.
This year, Kingvention is welcoming three special guests who worked with Michael Jackson: