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Old 05-18-2006, 08:00 AM   #1
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Default Michael Jackson did some of Sonic 3's music

This, ladies and gentlement, rocks my socks.

I love the soundtrack to Sonic 3. I love it so much that I bought a JVC X'Eye almost solely for it's slightly cleaner sound hardware that I could use to listen to the music in it's ideal form. I love it so much that I learned how to do Sonic 3's sound-test/level select code, renouned for being outstandingly difficult, with my television off and using only the sound of the game coming through my speakers as a cue. I didn't turn the TV on much of the time because I didn't need to in order to listen to the music, and believe me, the number of hours I've spent listening to this soundtrack is in the 3-digit area. Sonic 3 itself is undoubtedly one of my all time favorite games, and its soundtrack and I have a great relationship.

So if this video is right, MJ had a hand in writing the tracks for Ice Cap Zone, Carnival Night Zone, Launch Base Zone, and the credit roll. Judging both by style and by abscence in S3&K, I also think it is highly likely that he wrote the mid-boss music, Knuckle's original theme, and maybe even the main theme/title screen music.

It's a shame that thanks to time, legal issues, pride and otherwise, we will probably never get the real story about this. However, if he had anything to do with Hydrocity Zone, my favorite track, the boss music, or the Special Stage music, I am going to have to bow down once again to the Great Gloved One.

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Old 05-18-2006, 08:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Michael Jackson did some of Sonic 3's music

I'm not surprised at all. The miniboss music in the original for one sticks out as his style.
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:06 AM   #3
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I heard this a long time ago, I thought everyone knew about it by now.
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:16 AM   #4
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Default Re: Michael Jackson did some of Sonic 3's music

There is one part in the ending of one of the sonics probly 3 that sounds alot like a part of We are the World or what ever the name was.

EDIT: Nope its Sonic 2's ending when it shows the slide show of tails picking up sonic. If thats not the song then I know its from something.

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Old 05-18-2006, 08:19 AM   #5
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> This, ladies and gentlement, rocks my socks.

Michael Jackson fucking grabbed Tails by his two fox tails and totally just rammed him up his boyish, cartoony fox-ass. Indeed, when Michael Jackson blew his load, he sent Tails flying into the air, careening into Dr. Robotnik, which caused Tails to erupt in a shower of golden rings and semen...

Michael Jackson just totally sodomized your childhood.
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:22 AM   #6
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> I heard this a long time ago, I thought everyone knew about
> it by now.
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People have been talking about the similarity between that one part of Carnival Night Zone and Jackson's song Jam for years, but most chalked it up to the fact that one of the guys listed as a music composer in Sonic 3's credits...Brian Buxor?...also did work on some of Jackson's albums. The idea that Jackson himself did multiple tracks for the game is fairly new. That interview with STI director Roger Hector was done last year, and AFAIK the similarites between the other tracks and Jackson's work has been recovered only recently.
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:36 AM   #7
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Default Re: Michael Jackson did some of Sonic 3's music

I think basically a Sega "Sonic Team" composer just used MJ style of music and maybe even paid tribute to him by using his style. MJ most likely didn't work on Sonic 3 much less Moonwalker.
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Old 05-18-2006, 08:48 AM   #8
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> I think basically a Sega "Sonic Team" composer just used MJ
> style of music and maybe even paid tribute to him by using
> his style. MJ most likely didn't work on Sonic 3 much less
> Moonwalker.
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Why would he need to work on Moonwalker? He wrote all the original music for it anyway.

I know that Jackson didn't write a lot of the music on his albums anyway, and it shouldn't be too hard to mimic whatever musical style is "his". However, if the music was written by one of the STI guys, then why were those tracks pulled from the PC version? Not to mention, the similarity between the credit roll and Stranger in Moscow would be hard to explain otherwise.

I could be wrong, however.
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Old 05-18-2006, 11:25 AM   #9
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I beleeve that MJ wrote the sonic music in the same sense that The Police wrote "I'll be missing you".
So it's more of a "theft" thing than anything else.
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Old 05-18-2006, 02:34 PM   #10
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http://www.sws2b.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=5270This interview post</A> is the source of contention. If this is genuine, then Michael Jackson did indeed work on Sonic 3. Whether any of his work was preserved, though, is another question.
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