You’ve heard the songs. Now hear the stories.
Told by the collaborators and friends who were there, with Michael Jackson, creating the music he left behind.
These are the stories about the real Michael Jackson… The musical genius at work.
As told by the songwriters, producers, musicians, and engineers who worked intimately with him, Xscape Origins: The Songs and Stories Michael Jackson Left Behind takes you inside the recording studio, showcasing the creative process of the greatest artistic visionary the world has ever known. Damien Shields delivers a captivating fly-on-the-wall account of how these eight musical masterpieces—released posthumously on the Xscape album—originally came to fruition.
Discover how the King of Pop and his collaborators conceived and developed the original versions of “Love Never Felt So Good,” “She Was Loving Me” (a.k.a. “Chicago”), “Loving You,” “A Place With no Name,” “Slave To The Rhythm,” “Do You Know Where Your Children Are,” “Blue Gangsta,” and “Xscape” (a.k.a. “Escape”).
Compiled from exclusive interviews with:
Michael Prince (Engineer, 1995-2009)
Matt Forger (Engineer, 1982-1997)
John Barnes (Composer, arranger, musician, 1983-2009)
Cory Rooney (Songwriter, producer, A&R, 1999-2001)
Fred Jerkins III (Songwrtier, producer, 1999-2001)
Brian Vibberts (Engineer, 1994-1999)
CJ deVillar (Engineer, musician, 1998-1999).
And exclusive first-hand insights from:
Rodney Jerkins (Producer, songwriter, 1999-2001)
Brad Buxer (Composer, arranger, musical director, 1989-2008)
Kathy Wakefield (Songwriter, 1973-1984)
Dr. Freeze (Songwriter, producer, 1998-2001).
By Damien Shields