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Reply #30 posted 04/20/17 9:17pm

hollywood0024

Anyone know why Michael Jackson and George Michael had so many gaps between albums?

As a fan I wish they would have released more...

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Reply #31 posted 04/21/17 12:37am

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hollywood0024 said:

Anyone know why Michael Jackson and George Michael had so many gaps between albums?

As a fan I wish they would have released more...

Michael was a perfectionist. He would record countless songs every year and only the best ones would make it to an album.

He also had long, world-wide tours.

And then there were feuds with Sony, then the 00s trial, another argument with Bahrain's sheikh... You get the picture.

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Reply #32 posted 04/21/17 3:56am

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hollywood0024 said:

Anyone know why Michael Jackson and George Michael had so many gaps between albums?



As a fan I wish they would have released more...

Michael had quality control. He spent years crafting albums and plus, he knew how to not risk overexposing himself which is why he'd drop and album, ride its success as long as he could and then retreat to the shadows to do it all again.

George... IDK. During the peak of his career his was to busy being engaged in a legal war against Sony to make music. Post-Sony trial, I can't really explain. If you include his Jackson (5) work, MJ was a much more prolific artist than George but even alone he still dropped 2-3 more albums than George did.
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Reply #33 posted 04/21/17 6:31am

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Michael Jackson

Janet Jackson

Sade

D Angelo

Erykah Badu

Fiona Apple

Maxwell

Adele

Bruno Mars

Janelle Monae

hollywood0024 said:

Anyone know why Michael Jackson and George Michael had so many gaps between albums?

As a fan I wish they would have released more...

I can only speak on MJ but MJ was a perfectionist and visionary artist. He would write over 100 songs for each of his albums, come up with melodies, beats, rhythms, and play around with different sounds until he was satisfied. He spent years being inspired and creating songs and music and when he felt he was truly moved, the record would make the cut. I think he was never really satisfied with his work and constantly challenged himself (which is why the writing and creative process took such a long time) When he was satisfied, he presented a body of work that he was pleased with. MJ was also aware of his engimatic fame and draw when he released projects, made appearances, headlines, etc and purposely would take reclusive breaks from the spot light in order to not overexpose himself. He was very intriqued with mystique and maintaining a aura of mystery.

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Reply #34 posted 04/21/17 7:18am

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mjscarousal said:

Michael Jackson

Janet Jackson

Sade

D Angelo

Erykah Badu

Fiona Apple

Maxwell

Adele

Bruno Mars

Janelle Monae

hollywood0024 said:

Anyone know why Michael Jackson and George Michael had so many gaps between albums?

As a fan I wish they would have released more...

I can only speak on MJ but MJ was a perfectionist and visionary artist. He would write over 100 songs for each of his albums, come up with melodies, beats, rhythms, and play around with different sounds until he was satisfied. He spent years being inspired and creating songs and music and when he felt he was truly moved, the record would make the cut. I think he was never really satisfied with his work and constantly challenged himself (which is why the writing and creative process took such a long time) When he was satisfied, he presented a body of work that he was pleased with. MJ was also aware of his engimatic fame and draw when he released projects, made appearances, headlines, etc and purposely would take reclusive breaks from the spot light in order to not overexpose himself. He was very intriqued with mystique and maintaining a aura of mystery.

Lol.....Mj took so long for only 2 real reasons.

1, The record company wanted to max out what ever his current project was.

2. Mj tended to hire whom ever was "hot' as a producer. One of the reasons that they were 'hot" was they were busy producing others...which ment MJ had to wait for their schedule to clear up before they could actually work with him.

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Reply #35 posted 04/21/17 9:26am

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hollywood0024 said:

Anyone know why Michael Jackson and George Michael had so many gaps between albums?

As a fan I wish they would have released more...

I'd say in Mike's case, he was rich enough not to put out anything (incuding profits from the ATV catalog) and his records continued to sell. Also, the accusations happened in 1993. That killed a lot of his plans, including to act in movies. I think if that hadn't happened, his career wouldn't have stalled, so he would have released more stuff. George Michael has said he wasn't really interested in being a celebrity and has to be "George Michael" when he goes out, instead of being himself. The Faith period burned him out on that. He had said that he broke away from Wham! for the same reason. He said Wham! was more Andrew Ridgeley's personality than his own, that there couldn't be a Wham! without Andrew. Wham! did release their 3 albums close together, unlike George did in his solo career. George had some problems in his personal life too and was depressed at times.

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I wonder why Jermaine stopped releasing music after 1991. Since leaving the Jackson 5, he released an album just about every year, and in 1980 he put out 2 albums. To this day he has more solo albums than any of the other siblings, including Mike & Janet. There were rumors that he was blacklisted in the industry because of Word 2 The Badd. It kind of makes sense, as that was on the final album he released, until that jazz standards album with the opera singer in 2012. Between that time he has sung on a few songs with acts from overseas, like in India.

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Reply #36 posted 04/21/17 9:48am

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Richard Little.

"2freaky is a complete stud." DJ
"2freaky is very down." 2Elijah.
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Reply #37 posted 04/21/17 10:07am

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Stevie Wonder. sigh

yEAH.... no $#!+, right?

I've heard it chalked to the label/songwriting disputes etc... but never heard an official reason

ESPECIALLY considering he'd announced "THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO LULA MAE" and "FULLFILLINGNESS' FIRST FINALE PART TWO" (yes, that's the name) and "FROM THE EYES OF STEVIE WONDER" about a DECADE ago when I first got to catch him live (on a real tour)

the little nuggets in between have been pretty good.... SOME YEARS AGO, MISREPRESENTED PEOPLE.... but that's pretty much it

"Damn Dolores, pick another subject, please...introduce the ground to something other than your knees...."
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Reply #38 posted 04/21/17 10:39am

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namepeace said:

but he hasn't released anything.

Looks like you're going to get your wish. razz lol

Andre 3000 - All Together Now

Event: RECORD STORE DAY 2017
Release Date: 4/22/2017
Format: 7" Vinyl
Label: Sony Legacy
Quantity: 5000
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

For the first time on vinyl, Andre 3000’s eclectic interpretation of The Beatles’ “All Together Now,” first heard in a Nike commercial that aired during the NBA Finals in 2010. This 45 RPM 7” single is backed with a previously unreleased instrumental version of the track.

http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/9421

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Reply #39 posted 04/21/17 6:36pm

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Roger Waters. I'm looking forward to the new album this year.

As for prolific artists, I'm happy Electric Six and Thee Oh Sees offer up something annually.

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Reply #40 posted 04/21/17 7:02pm

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Graycap23 said:

mjscarousal said:

Michael Jackson

Janet Jackson

Sade

D Angelo

Erykah Badu

Fiona Apple

Maxwell

Adele

Bruno Mars

Janelle Monae

I can only speak on MJ but MJ was a perfectionist and visionary artist. He would write over 100 songs for each of his albums, come up with melodies, beats, rhythms, and play around with different sounds until he was satisfied. He spent years being inspired and creating songs and music and when he felt he was truly moved, the record would make the cut. I think he was never really satisfied with his work and constantly challenged himself (which is why the writing and creative process took such a long time) When he was satisfied, he presented a body of work that he was pleased with. MJ was also aware of his engimatic fame and draw when he released projects, made appearances, headlines, etc and purposely would take reclusive breaks from the spot light in order to not overexpose himself. He was very intriqued with mystique and maintaining a aura of mystery.

Lol.....Mj took so long for only 2 real reasons.

1, The record company wanted to max out what ever his current project was.

2. Mj tended to hire whom ever was "hot' as a producer. One of the reasons that they were 'hot" was they were busy producing others...which ment MJ had to wait for their schedule to clear up before they could actually work with him.

lol lol lol still grasping at straws to hate on a genius I see.

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Reply #41 posted 04/21/17 7:20pm

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mjscarousal said:



Graycap23 said:




mjscarousal said:


Michael Jackson


Janet Jackson


Sade


D Angelo


Erykah Badu


Fiona Apple


Maxwell


Adele


Bruno Mars


Janelle Monae




I can only speak on MJ but MJ was a perfectionist and visionary artist. He would write over 100 songs for each of his albums, come up with melodies, beats, rhythms, and play around with different sounds until he was satisfied. He spent years being inspired and creating songs and music and when he felt he was truly moved, the record would make the cut. I think he was never really satisfied with his work and constantly challenged himself (which is why the writing and creative process took such a long time) When he was satisfied, he presented a body of work that he was pleased with. MJ was also aware of his engimatic fame and draw when he released projects, made appearances, headlines, etc and purposely would take reclusive breaks from the spot light in order to not overexpose himself. He was very intriqued with mystique and maintaining a aura of mystery.



Lol.....Mj took so long for only 2 real reasons.


1, The record company wanted to max out what ever his current project was.


2. Mj tended to hire whom ever was "hot' as a producer. One of the reasons that they were 'hot" was they were busy producing others...which ment MJ had to wait for their schedule to clear up before they could actually work with him.



lol lol lol still grasping at straws to hate on a genius I see.

hate ? I dig Mj.
do u have any idea what it takes to book Mj, a producer and all of the people that work on his projects at the same time? Just for one song is massive not to mention an entire project.
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Reply #42 posted 04/21/17 9:30pm

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Graycap23 said:

mjscarousal said:

lol lol lol still grasping at straws to hate on a genius I see.

hate ? I dig Mj. do u have any idea what it takes to book Mj, a producer and all of the people that work on his projects at the same time? Just for one song is massive not to mention an entire project.

LOL He writes his own music and comes up with the melodies himself. He IS an artist. You make it sound like he is Rihanna or Beyonce who works with 25 producers and songwriters for one album, c'mon now.

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Reply #43 posted 04/22/17 4:53pm

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namepeace said:



MotownSubdivision said:


Graycap23 said:


Badu & Maxwell also.



Definitely. I'll also include Janet and Frank Ocean.


Frank did release 2 albums in '16.

With Maxwell and D having released albums in the last 16 months . . . Badu is now on the clock . . .

Bilal went almost a decade between 1st Born Second and Airtight's Revenge. But he's been relatively prolific since.



Yeah, I like Bilal I like his albums. Sometimes it has to grow on me. I did not care for the last album. I only like one track oddly enough it's titled " I Really Don't Care " Of the 3 of them Bilal,D'angelo and Maxwell. Bilal is more daring in trying different sounds musically. I'm hoping he drops something soon.
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Reply #44 posted 04/25/17 1:49pm

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Axl Rose (GNR) has put out 14 new songs since 1991.

That has to be some kind of record. Those songs were on one album (Chinese Democracy).

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Reply #45 posted 04/25/17 2:15pm

namepeace

MickyDolenz said:

namepeace said:

but he hasn't released anything.

Looks like you're going to get your wish. razz lol

Andre 3000 - All Together Now

Event: RECORD STORE DAY 2017
Release Date: 4/22/2017
Format: 7" Vinyl
Label: Sony Legacy
Quantity: 5000
Release type: RSD Exclusive Release

For the first time on vinyl, Andre 3000’s eclectic interpretation of The Beatles’ “All Together Now,” first heard in a Nike commercial that aired during the NBA Finals in 2010. This 45 RPM 7” single is backed with a previously unreleased instrumental version of the track.

http://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/9421


Well then . . . lol

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Reply #46 posted 04/25/17 2:19pm

namepeace

Steely Dan has taken extended hiatuses: They took 20 years between Gaucho and Two Against Nature. It's been 14 years since they dropped Everything Must Go in 2003.

Donald Fagen's took decade plus breaks between his "trilogy" of albums: Nightfly to Kamikiriad (1981-1993), and Kamikiriad to Morph The Cat (1993-2006).

He took 6 years between Morph and Sunken Condos (2012), his last release.

Good night, sweet Prince | 7 June 1958 - 21 April 2016

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Reply #47 posted 04/25/17 7:13pm

luvsexy4all

didnt Boston take 20 years to release their 3rd lp since 1978?

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Reply #48 posted 04/26/17 11:02pm

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mjscarousal said:

Michael Jackson

Janet Jackson

Sade

D Angelo

Erykah Badu

Fiona Apple

Maxwell

Adele

Bruno Mars

Janelle Monae

hollywood0024 said:

Anyone know why Michael Jackson and George Michael had so many gaps between albums?

As a fan I wish they would have released more...

I can only speak on MJ but MJ was a perfectionist and visionary artist. He would write over 100 songs for each of his albums, come up with melodies, beats, rhythms, and play around with different sounds until he was satisfied. He spent years being inspired and creating songs and music and when he felt he was truly moved, the record would make the cut. I think he was never really satisfied with his work and constantly challenged himself (which is why the writing and creative process took such a long time) When he was satisfied, he presented a body of work that he was pleased with. MJ was also aware of his engimatic fame and draw when he released projects, made appearances, headlines, etc and purposely would take reclusive breaks from the spot light in order to not overexpose himself. He was very intriqued with mystique and maintaining a aura of mystery.

Where are these great outtakes of Mj?

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Reply #49 posted 05/22/17 1:02pm

MickyDolenz

Mick Jagger

John Fogerty

Al B. Sure!

Garth Brooks

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
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Reply #50 posted 05/22/17 7:02pm

luvsexy4all

is D'angelo working on his next album?? maybe if he gave up those snacks...

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Reply #51 posted 05/23/17 3:04am

RODSERLING

Sly Stone 1983-2011

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Reply #52 posted 06/16/17 1:00pm

MickyDolenz

Shuggie Otis

Debby Boone

Sugarhill Gang

Lisa Lisa (solo without Cult Jam)

Marie Osmond

Power Station

It's called show business for a reason. It’s 90% business and 10% show. If you don’t know your business, you’re in trouble! ~ Johnnie Taylor
Each generation has their music that they fall in love with, that makes it special to them ~ Ralph Tresvant
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Reply #53 posted 06/16/17 1:32pm

mrwiggles

Funkadelic. 33 years between Electric Spanking Of War Babies and Shake The Gate.
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