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There is a long-standing rumor that Michael Jackson helped compose Sonic the Hedgehog 3’s awesome soundtrack. Many bleeps and bloops of the classic platformer emulate catchy melodies from the King of Pop’s later work, creating a coincidence that seemed too uncanny to dismiss. A recent interview allegedly reveals that the deceased musician did in fact work on the soundtrack for the blue blur’s third title.In a forum post on VGMdb.net, one dedicated user translated an interview between French-based Michael Jackson fan-magazine Black & White and composer Brad Buxer. When asked to clarify the rumors about Jackson composing tunes for the 1993 Genesis titles, Buxer explains that he helped Jackson work on the music but didn’t receive credit for the music.“I've never played the game so I do not know what tracks on which Michael and I have worked the developers have kept, but we did compose music for the game. Michael called me at the time for help on this project, and that's what I did,” said Buxer.“And if he is not credited for composing the music, it's because he was not happy with the result sound coming out of the console,” Buxer continues. “At the time, game consoles did not allow an optimal sound reproduction, and Michael found it frustrating. He did not want to be associated with a product that devalued his music... “The interview also mentions similarities between the game's end credits music and MJ’s “Stranger in Moscow.” If what the French say turns out to be true, I’m definitely glad that this little tidbit didn’t follow Jackson to his final resting place. Being a die hard fan of all the Genesis Sonic music, it’s an interesting revelation that I am, in turn, a Michael Jackson fan by association. Whoops, too late I guess.
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wth LOL sonic is awsome....
"it’s an interesting revelation that I am, in turn, a Michael Jackson by association. Whoops, too late I guess."
I think you mean Michael Jackson fan?
How awesome is that
Well he did have that 1 Sega Genesis game, Moonwalker or sumthing.
that's pretty cool. but didn't the game have credits? they could have checked there.
@ Christian A. Ramos, if you had read the article, you would've noticed that "And if he is not credited for composing the music, it's because he was not happy with the result sound coming out of the console,” Buxer continues. “At the time, game consoles did not allow an optimal sound reproduction, and Michael found it frustrating. He did not want to be associated with a product that devalued his music... “
Please read the articles...... everyone
i guess im going to hafto beat sonic three and look threw the credits!
Even in death he strikes at the hearts of children.. well former children, I mean.. Nevermind.
Regardless, nifty little bit of information here. Never would have thought I could make some connection between Michael Jackson and Sonic.
Oh okay. I thought that MJ's name was dropped from the credits (and possibly as the composer) because of the molestation charges at the time. I wonder which tracks he was responsible for?
Hey, did you hear? Michael Jackson died! I don't know if anybody's heard; the media isn't really talking about it all that much...
guys this has been common knowledge for 8 years now!
I always found Ice Cap Zone to be similar to 'Smooth Criminal'...
makes sense he would do that= the king of pop!!!
All I wanna say is...they don't really care about us
That would be one weird soundtrack, it might be the up to the next sonic game which will mostlikly be bad
I'am not surprised.
Seriously, I loved the Sonic music. I hope the next sonic ditches the stupid RPG elements and returns to the style we all truly loved.