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JACKO TO COPY ELVIS

Wed Nov 30, 2005 7:32 pm

I suppose Sony BMG(UK) have done this to revitalise Jackson's career. Jacko only has 7 No.1 single hits in the UK so I suppose the rest of them must be from the U.S.A. or elsewhere.


Brian :roll:


Michael Jackson is re-releasing his number one singles every week from the 16th January to 22nd May next year.

16-01-2006
Thriller (With Limited Box)
Don't Stop Til You Get Enough

23-01-2006
Rock With You

30-01-2006
Billie Jean

06-02-2006
Beat It

13-02-2006
Bad

20-02-2006
Way You Make Me Feel

27-02-2006
Dirty Diana

06-03-2006
Smooth Criminal

13-03-2006
Leave Me Alone

20-03-2006
Black Or White

27-03-2006
Remember The Time

03-04-2006
In The Closet

10-04-2006
Jam

17-04-2006
Heal The World

24-04-2006
You Are Not Alone

01-05-2006
Earth Song

08-05-2006
They Don't Care About Us

15-05-2006
Stranger In Moscow

22-05-2006
Blood On The Dancefloor

From HMV.co.uk

Wed Nov 30, 2005 9:58 pm

Guess who wont be at HMV as the doors open this time :roll: :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Wed Nov 30, 2005 10:38 pm

I thought we were rid of that sick phuck.

Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:04 am

Can't wait!!! not




8)

Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:46 am

Hmm, if they all went to number one, he could topple Elvis' record. Unlikely, but that would be a bit sickening considering he only has 7 at present.

Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:35 am

TJ,

Won't happen! His early solo stuff in particular is good and will probably go top ten depending on the number of copies they press. The later singles though are crap and won't do anything chartwise, only the completists who want the set will buy.

Brian,

Is it a limited set like the Elvis set was?

Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:06 pm

Delboy wrote:TJ,

Won't happen! His early solo stuff in particular is good and will probably go top ten depending on the number of copies they press. The later singles though are crap and won't do anything chartwise, only the completists who want the set will buy.

Brian,

Is it a limited set like the Elvis set was?



Delboy,

I have found the following on the Web.


Brian :roll:


On January 20th, 2006 Germany as well as all the other countries worldwide will release the collector box „MJ – The Video Collection“ .
Don't let youself get confussed by the letters VISIONARY on the side of the box!

The collector box will be released on January 20th, 2006 including the first single (Thriller). On the same day the single of „Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough“ will be released, too.
Each week there'll be a new single coming out - untill the box is full of 20 singles.


IMPORTANT:

THE BOX AS WELL AS THE SINGLES WILL BE RELEASED IN LIMITED EDITION WORLDWIDE!!!

THE SINGLES WILL BE AVAILABLE IN STORES (AND AMAZON) A SHORT TIME ONLY!!!

The CDs will be in DualDisc version. That means that the CDs are as well Audio as a DVD. So that's 2 in 1. From the optical side it'll look like a old vinyl LP. But it's still a normal CD.
The singles will feature on one side the „normal“ Song as well as different Remixes, Instrumental Versions or A Capella Versions. The other side will feature the music video (short film) of each song.

There won't be any commericals in TV, because that would be too expensive for such a rare release. But there'll be some radio spots about it as well as posters.

The price for the box including the first single (Thriller) will be about 15,00 Euro. Each other single will cost from 6,00 Euro to 7,00 Euro - just like regular singles.


Source: MALIBU Michael Jackson & Family Fan Club, Germany

Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:39 pm

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The CDs will be in DualDisc version. That means that the CDs are as well Audio as a DVD. So that's 2 in 1. From the optical side it'll look like a old vinyl LP. But it's still a normal CD.
The singles will feature on one side the „normal“ Song as well as different Remixes, Instrumental Versions or A Capella Versions. The other side will feature the music video (short film) of each song.
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Notice that his fans are getting a better deal from the Sony side of the blanket to what we got from BMG.

Mon Dec 05, 2005 5:33 pm

Just found this on another Message Board. In my opinion, Sony BMG(UK) are going to have problems marketing both Elvis and Michael Jackson. I feel one of these artists should now leave Sony BMG.


Brian :roll:


Sony BMG lines up Jackson singles campaign
05 December 2005 - 10:40:38


Sony BMG is looking to replicate the massive success of its Elvis Presley singles campaign last year with a similar project for Michael Jackson.

The initiative, which launches in January next year and is titled Visionary: The Video Singles, will break ground of its own, heralding the first singles to be released in the DualDisc format.

Starting with the parallel releases of Thriller and Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough on January 16, the series will span 20 of Jackson’s biggest hits, with each release offering the original seven-inch or radio edit of the track coupled with the original B-side or a classic remix on the audio side of the disc. The reverse DVD side of the disc will feature the track’s original promo.

While the Thriller release will be rendered ineligible for the singles chart, by being packaged with a free collector’s box, every other issue in the series will challenge for a high chart position, starting with Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough. The last release in the series will be Blood On The Dance Floor, which will be released on May 22.

Although the Elvis project prompted both praise and controversy after dominating the flat singles market at the beginning of this year, Sony BMG VP marketing, commercial division, Darren Henderson insists that the aim of neither project has been to undermine the singles chart.

While the Elvis project resulted in sales of 750,000 singles, Henderson has even higher sales ambitions for this latest project. “With the DualDisc element and the size of the Michael Jackson fanbase, we think we can surpass the volumes of the Elvis singles box,” he says.

Although Henderson says the aim of the campaign is not simply to score a series of high chart positions, he is confident of scoring top five or Top 10 positions with the releases. “We never set out to have number one singles,” he says. “It was a catalogue marketing initiative for the fans.”

Henderson is confident that Sony BMG can avoid the supply problems it faced with the Elvis campaign, when many fans complained they could not get hold of singles, despite placing orders. “That caught us out a bit,” says Henderson. “The demand was overwhelming. This time round we are much better prepared.”

As with the Elvis releases, each of the Jackson singles will be packaged carefully in picture bags echoing the original picture bags, as well as the original Epic inner sleeves.

Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:00 pm

The tragedy with this Sony BMG(UK) Jackson Singles Campaign is that they are setting him up to beat Elvis. In my experience, this is a first, (and a bad one)in that record companies usually do not place their artists in a position to compete with one another - they remain loyal. Sony BMG(UK) have transgressed this unwritten law to the detriment of Elvis. It is apparent that Jackson will sell more singles than the Elvis ones (3 more releases) and will take Elvis' record for the most chart entries in one year. However, having only 7 No.1's at present he is very unlikely to overtake Elvis' record of 21.

Should you wish to register your anger then please e-mail: darren.henderson@sonybmg.co.uk the project manager for the Jackson campaign. Apparently Jackson has given his full backing to the project in the hope that he will regain his popularity in Europe.



Brian :twisted:

Wed Dec 07, 2005 11:10 pm

Nothing new Brian. BMG conveniently pulled 'ALLC' after 4 weeks at #1 to clear the path for fellow BMG artist Gareth Gates. :evil:

Thu Dec 08, 2005 12:48 am

Delboy wrote:Nothing new Brian. BMG conveniently pulled 'ALLC' after 4 weeks at #1 to clear the path for fellow BMG artist Gareth Gates. :evil:


Gareth WHO???


:roll: :wink:

Thu Dec 08, 2005 1:04 am

sam wrote:
Delboy wrote:Nothing new Brian. BMG conveniently pulled 'ALLC' after 4 weeks at #1 to clear the path for fellow BMG artist Gareth Gates. :evil:


Gareth WHO???


:roll: :wink:


Nobody knows.

Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:07 am

Brian Quinn wrote:The tragedy with this Sony BMG(UK) Jackson Singles Campaign is that they are setting him up to beat Elvis. In my experience, this is a first, (and a bad one)in that record companies usually do not place their artists in a position to compete with one another - they remain loyal. Sony BMG(UK) have transgressed this unwritten law to the detriment of Elvis. It is apparent that Jackson will sell more singles than the Elvis ones (3 more releases) and will take Elvis' record for the most chart entries in one year. However, having only 7 No.1's at present he is very unlikely to overtake Elvis' record of 21.

Should you wish to register your anger then please e-mail: darren.henderson@sonybmg.co.uk the project manager for the Jackson campaign. Apparently Jackson has given his full backing to the project in the hope that he will regain his popularity in Europe.



Brian :twisted:


And again, as with the Madonna "feat" of beating Elvis, let's not lose sight
of the fact that the singles era is truly over. At this point, with
sales being meaningless (and as LTB reports, a song can make
the Top 10 without even being released as a single!), it's all
a big PR joke.

Maybe we should ignore it, but I'm as outraged as the rest of you.