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Review: Michael Jackson – Music & Me

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Michael Jackson – Music & Me explores Michael’s love for music. The vocal changes on this album are due to changes and evolution in music that was happening in 1973. Disco and funk were becoming the trending genres of music. So Michael chose to go different route musically by leaning towards the sounds of R&B and pop music. Michael Jackson – Music & Me is similar to a soundtrack album to a movie with cover songs and whatnot.

Now Michael had more lucrative control as he chose different songwriters than what Motown had provided him with before on his previous albums. He chose to sing songs written by Oscar Hammerstein, Smokey Robinson, and Lone Ware. He wrote Music & Me, Up Again, and Happy. His father, Joe Jackson, worked hard to get him lucrative control of his own music even though Motown refused to allow Michael full control over songwriting. Michael wanted to include his own songs on the album. Sadly Motown still refused to allow Michael full control over songwriting.

With A Child’s Heart explores the simplicities of being a carefree child. The song is a cover of Stevie Wonder – With A Child’s Heart. Children face no worries as all they do is play. They turn each problem into play. No need to worry or fear. Just being alive makes it all so very clear. Nothing can ever get you down with a child’s heart. No grown-up thoughts to lead their hearts astray. Children are so gay and carefree. Life is so easy when you’re a child.

These lyrics below explore and explain the simplicities of being a carefree child.

With the child’s Heart
Go face the worries of the day
With the child’s heart
Turn each problem into play

No need to worry, no need to fear
Just being alive makes it all so very clear

With the child’s heart
Nothing can ever get you down
With a child’s heart
You’ve got no reason to frown

Love is as welcome
As a sunny, sunny day
No grown-up thoughts
To lead our hearts astray

Take life easy, so easy, nice and easy
Like a child, so gay and so carefree
Yeah

The whole world smiles with you
As you go your merry way

Michael shares his love for music on the title track Music & Me.

Michael and the sound of music have been together for such a long time now. Music and him. He does not care if his songs rhyme. They are as close as two friends can be. Birds of a feather will fly together. There have been others but never two lovers like music and him. You will find a melody in a world of sweet harmony.

Michael shares his love for music in the lyrics to this song.

[Verse 1]
We have been together for such a long time now
Music, music and me
Do not care whether all our songs rhyme
Now music, music and me

[Verse 2]
Only know wherever I go
We are as close as two friends can be
There have been others
But never two lovers
Like music, music and me

[Verse 3]
Grab a song and come along
You can sing your melody
In your mind you will find
A world of sweet harmony

[Verse 4]
Birds of a feather will fly together
Now music, music and me
Music and me

Morning Glow is from the musical called Pippin. Michael does an amazing job with singing the cover song without a doubt. This is one of those songs that warms the heart. Michael’s pop flair blended in perfectly with the groovy guitar you hear in the background.

The song All the Things You Are covers the soundtrack song Oscar Hammerstein – All the Things You Are. In terms of form and harmony, All the Things You Are uses the usual 32-bar AABA song-form by taking the major main key of measures 1 to 5 as A-flat major. The chorus is a 36-measure AA2BA3 form with two twists in with the usual 32-bar AABA. Now what stands out is the entirety of this song uses a simple modal mixture in bar 7 in all the keys and chords.

I rate this album 5/5*****!!

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