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Michael Jackson may be one of the most underrated artists of all time It might strange when you think about it after all e is one of the most famous and successful artists of all only coming second to Elvis and the Beatles Yet most of discussion revolving around Jackson is centred mostly on Keys to Tulsa his personal life and there in an omg isn te weird flavour The focus on Secret Africa his musicas taken a backseat since Thriller You ll often find the claim that Michael Jackson peaked commercially and artistically with Thriller and it s been a long downhill run since then and you ll often find fans claiming that it s simply not trueVogel indeed adds considerable weight to this claim showing Jackson branching out creatively and improving on what e ad done before Reading about the often over looked Invincible Jackson s only flop album was particularly pleasurable The focus on Jackson s private life is minimal provided only to give context to مهارت در بازی زندگی his music and while it didn t try to redeemim it also didn t pass judgement This book is a testament to both Jackson s talent and professionalism A wide range of resources are used to provide a strong backdrop to Vogel s commentary This includes critical reviews interviews with those who worked on the records biographies and the words of Jackson The Dragon in the Clock Box himself apparently Jackson was to be interviewed for this book but died before it could take place Because Jackson was such a visual artists the commentary extends to the music video or short film for the songs This makes for an interesting and sound analysis of Jackson s life workAll in all Vogel s beautifully presented volume is a very welcome addition to my library Mr Vogelas written an in depth moving book that is a credit to Mr Jackson and My Amazing Dinosaur (Tib Tumtum, his musical genius This book focuses on what made Mr Jackson such a legendis extraordinary talent that shaped the world of music Any fan of Michael Jackson should adopt this book as the foremost source of Michael Jackson music The Nazi Revolution history EXCELLENT Ohow I wanted to love this book It s a great concept Let s get away from the tabloid Michael Jackson and focus instead on the songs the stuff that made Bloods a Rover (American Underworld Trilogy his music so great Reading the credits behind each tune gave me a new appreciation ofow ands on e was in everything and Wylde Bears (Wylde Bears, how talentede was I spent a lot of time on iTunes as I read Man in the Music listening to snippets of songs I didn t ownSo why only 3 stars First it s really 35 but we can t give Cooking Light Lazy Gourmet half stars My main problem The editing The lack of fact checking especially as the book went on jarred me as much as an off key Michael would Billy Jean Two songs listed as the final track released from Thriller Mary J Blige listed as an up and coming artist along with J Lo in 2001 That last oneurt the most Mary J Blige is a ueen Heck she ad classic albums in the 1990s To lump er in the same parenthetical with a woman who barely sings is blasphemyIf this book ever comes out in paperback perhaps it could be run through an editor first One of my favorite MJ books llll Joseph Vogel Returns the Conversation to Jackson s ArtScholars fans and even on the fence doubters will find the upcoming release of Man in the Music The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson by Huffington Post writer Joseph Vogel not only an enthralling read but a gateway into a revised perception of one of the most mysterious and massively influential artists of our time This is definitely not another run of the mill sensationalist workVogel skillfully guides the reader through the remarkable chapters of Jackson s professional career fully capturing the cultural vibe of the 80s and 90s while analyzing the particularities of Jackson s creative process from inception to aesthetic fulfillment It seems the author desires to move beyond exclusively preaching to the choir of Jackson s loyal fan base and Archies Americana, Vol. 1 has an even expansive and restorative intention in mind Jackson s solo career is revealed through intricately woven stories that are chronologically linked with the creation ofis music This album by album odyssey reminds one of a mythic ero s journey as it. This is the book that serious Michael Jackson fans crave one that forgoes sensationalism in favor of an insightful look at Jackson's work and creative process Man in the Music met.
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Was to recover Michael Jackson the artist The scandals and eccentricities ad been covered ad nauseam and most often in very speculative superficial ways His actual creative work it seemed to me then and now was infinitely interesting and compelling That s what I Talk to Me hoped to bring back into focusVogel utilizes a Picasso like construct inis ability to see Silver Mortal (The Gracen Chronicles, his subject from multiple angles simultaneously thereby rendering a multidimensional portrait Formulaic tabloid stereotyping and long standing racial binaries are finally exploded and cast aside Vogel s readers will experience Jackson anew as a fine artist cultural troubadour and shamanic performer becausee is perceived through a lens that clarifies instead of mystifies Perceptive metaphoric and Educating for the New World Order humane Vogel s Man in the Music The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson is certainly the defining biographical work as well as the first comprehensive assessment of this artist to date The revelatory nature of Jackson s art andis under reported international initiatives for social justice surely deserve this long over due literary retrospectiveThe book s stunning photographs make this volume attractive to appreciators of all art genres It is interesting to note that the author Living in Little Rock with Miss Little Rock has dedicatedis book to Jackson s three children One imagines they will be grateful for Vogel offers respect and appreciation to the father they lovedConstance Pierce October 7 2011copyrighted material A book recounting the wonderful creations of one of the most innovative minds of the 20th century Vogel explores Michael Jackson s discography in an all encompassing way diving into details about every song on every album Before dissecting a record Vogel briefly introduces the eras themselves For example The Character Of An Upright Man he d briefly discuss Michael s lifewhereaboutschallengescreative visions in accordance to the period in which an album was released which gives a semi complete picture of many things such as the relevancy of certain songs short films etc I suggest you prepare your MJ playlists and Vinyls before embarking on this creative journey each new page and listen will reveal something new about the Man in the Music Jackson loved experiencing art for its own sake whate often called the magic but Mr. Malcolms List he also wanted to understand its anatomy He wanted to understand everything about the way it worked itsistory what GURPS Conspiracy X had withstood the test of time what its possibilities were uincy Jones describedim as a sponge He wanted to be the best of everything to take it all in This is an excellent reference work on the origins recording re recording production and release of Michael Jackson s songs Joseph Vogel takes an in depth look at each of the artist s albums and the tracks featured plus those on special editions and compilations which appeared no where elseIllustrated with photographs reflective of each stage of MJ s incredible 4 decades long career we read of when Just One Golden Kiss he first conceived of a song and the worke and The Tyranny of Guilt his collaborators put in to fine tuning it untile deemed it ready for the world to Phantom Encounters hear often years after it was first written or committed to tapeThis is a serious scholarly book which is also thoroughly readable and a MUST for any Michael Jackson fan The narrative that introduces each stage ofis career provides biographical information that Eat Your Way Through the USA helps the reader appreciate the decisions Michael made with respect tois creative output but manages to avoid most of the sensationalism exhibited by the mass media and the tabloidsIn the end we are once again left mourning Michael s untimely demise and wondering what unreleased treasures still lie waiting to be My Dirty Janitor Book 4 heard and appreciated byis global audience of devoted fans fascinating work by Joe Vogel I Stories from Spain / Historias de España had to listen to each song on my I pod while reading about the song toear the different instrumentselements that Spanish-American Short Stories / Cuentos hispanoamericanos he described that I missed earlier No other artist conveys so much emotion inis voice like MJ did The I learn about Broken Bear him the I admireim A fascinating well researched analysis and Enna Burning history behind Michael Jackson s creative process and musical genius. The music in its socialistorical cultural and even personal context The result is an in depth assessment of one of the most compelling influential artists in popular music isto.
Evokes the visceral emotion of artistic conuest Throughout the process Vogel explicates Jackson s music performance art cinematic short films and aesthetic incarnations as well as exploring Jackson s myriad eclectic influencesThe book s success is due in large part to a trilogy of strengths the author possesses as an academic scholar and also a writer on popular culture Vogel manages to fuse a penchant for research with an engaging gift of journalistic storytelling Rare owever is the sense of spiritual exegesis Paint the Wind he provides This literary alchemy gives the reader an entirely fresh and valuable comprehension of Jackson as a culturally transformative artist The book also illuminates the voluminous breadth depth and influence ofis oeuvreThe reader experiences firsthand the gentle singer songwriter s coming of age Wayne his groundbreaking musical prowess andis emergence as an emissary for the marginalized and alienated We are reminded that Jackson a voracious reader of Emerson was a transcendental visionary who called for The Perfect Resume healing the world through compassion community and environmental stewardship Jackson s massive audiences became entrained participants in this vision His concerts in cities such as London Sydney New York Yokohama Munich Bucharest Moscow Copenhagen New York and Rome among others often engender the intensity of ecstatic religious revivals especially duringis iconic performances of Earth Song and Man in the MirrorOn a intimate scale the author offers a Joycean sensibility as The Centurion Code he paints with a discerning eyeis archetypal portrait of the artist as a young man When Antropologia da Criança he shares Jackson s life long love of bookse recounts that the artist s personal library grew to than 20000 titles including numerous classics in rare first editions Vogel writes When Air Terisak Membelah Batu he wasn t creatinge was reading voraciously everything from the verses of Emerson and Wordsworth to the biographies of Michelangelo and Beethoven from the psychology of Freud and Jung to Sufi poetry Vogel irrevocably raises the bar for future critical analysis of Jackson s art and cultural import as Canned he portraysis subject as an artist of stature amidst a constituency of the most influential and prescient artists of all time One can only GIFTED--2005 POETRY COLLECTION hope the sincerity of Vogel s efforts will prompt inchoate scholarship on this subject to burgeonVogel s extensive interviews document the rich and sundry details offered by a plethora of Jackson s musical collaborators technical producers and artistic associates These remembrances add surprise and synchronicity to the familiar aspects of Jackson s complex lifeistory Included among the recollections are those of musical giants uincy Jones Rod Temperton Teddy Riley Bruce Swedien Rodney Jerkins Buz Kohan Brad Buxer and many othersVogel a Huffington Post writer on politics and popular culture is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Rochester where is scholarship focuses on 18th century poets Blake and Wordsworth Since e emerges out of an academic perspective on the Lisa and David Today history of literature and the artse is able to credibly position Jackson amidst a much broader contextual background than the many apocryphal works by authors who leapt too eagerly onto the greed bandwagon following the artist s untimely deathIt is interesting to note that Vogel began research for this book almost five years ago This was a time when Jackson due to specious media distortions was often treated by publishers and much of the public as a social leper Vogel wanted to correct what Clinton, Inc. he perceived as a terrible injustice and return the conversation to the genius of Jackson s art andis global transformative cultural importVogel later made a conscious choice to refrain from publishing Dvorak Keyboard his material immediately following Jackson s death Henceis biography includes analysis of Jackson s posthumously released works as well as reflections on the nature of the artist s ultimate legacy Vogel s insight and impeccable research do much to relieve the ignominy this artist suffered in life from a rapacious media Vogel expresses The Muslim Masquerade his purpose whene writes my objective. Iculously tracks Jackson's solo career from 1979's groundbreaking Off the Wall to 2001's Invincible to is yet to be released material Vogel analyzes every song and album placing.
JOSEPH VOGEL is the author of several books including Man in the Music The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson Sterling James Baldwin and the 1980s Witnessing the Reagan Era University of Illinois Press and This Thing Called Life Prince Race Sex Religion and Music Bloomsbury Academic His work has appeared in the The Atlantic The Guardian Slate The Huffington Post Forbes