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    maxim9691

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    Guess who has a new Opus ?

    Post by maxim9691 on Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:54 am

    Title >'Official Michael Jackson Opus' will pop with photos, tributes



    The Official Michael Jackson Opus will feature photos, essays and poetry, all bound in leather.


    Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY
    The first new book about Michael Jackson sanctioned by his estate will be published Dec. 7, and it promises to be as razzle-dazzling as the late pop icon himself.
    Kraken Opus, whose opulent publications focus on major figures and brands in sports and the arts, begins accepting pre-orders today for The Official Michael Jackson Opus at michaeljacksonopus.com, michaeljackson.com and through Ticketmaster. The oversized, 400-page tribute will be driven by photos but also will include essays, illustrations and poetry, at least half of it exclusive — all handbound in leather and enclosed in a silk clamshell case.

    Where other projects have been priced at more than $2,000, the Jackson book will cost $165. "Michael wanted this to be accessible to as many people as possible," says Kraken CEO Karl Fowler.

    Kraken reached out to Jackson last year through the singer's attorney Peter Lopez. "We wanted to tell the behind-the-scenes story of Michael Jackson the entertainer," Fowler says. The plan was to include Jackson's concerts at London's O2 Arena, which were set to start in July.

    While Jackson was in rehearsals, he invited Kraken executives to his house in Los Angeles. When Fowler mentioned they were working on a Disney Opus, Jackson reacted "like a boy in a sweet shop. He asked if he could contribute and get a copy."

    Lopez says Jackson was impressed by the Opuses' "sense of grandeur" and "expressed a definite desire to get on board." But Lopez and Kraken were still in negotiations when Jackson died June 25, which required the company to seek approval from his estate — and amend its strategy.

    The chronicling of the London performances "will be sorely missed," Fowler says. "But everyone involved in that tour wants to take part."

    Celebrities and insiders who knew and worked with Jackson also are expected to contribute. "We're asking people to write a sentence, a paragraph or a chapter," says Kraken's Jeff Wald. "We expect a huge turnout."

    All books include Michael Jackson Opus Reality membership, which provides access to interactive footage with periodic updates.

    Five copies signed by a variety of famous fans will be auctioned to benefit five charities favored by Jackson.

    Hmmm I wonder who the $2,000 plus reference is aimed at ?



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    Re: Guess who has a new Opus ?

    Post by purpleblues1 on Wed Aug 12, 2009 3:13 pm

    cynical, moi?
    Even in death, still gotta outdo P.
    Prince does 21 nights at the O2 dome, I'll do more.
    Prince has a $2000 ltd phone, I'll out do him with a cheaper one...
    what next- the ghost of Jackson claiming co writes for songs?
    Please..
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    Post by Ymaginatif on Thu Aug 13, 2009 6:41 am

    'Five copies signed by a variety of famous fans will be auctioned' --- so that's one signed by Maxim, one by Maceo, one by Prince ... who will do the other two ? 8)

    It's plain ridiculous how Michael Jackson, and now his legacy people, seem to be hopping in the tracks of Prince, and wanting to 'better' him ...
    It shows very little original thinking ...
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    Re: Guess who has a new Opus ?

    Post by jaytap on Thu Aug 13, 2009 9:12 am

    is this serious?

    'like a boy in a sweetshop'... 'disney' uh oh...

    hmmm....
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    Re: Guess who has a new Opus ?

    Post by theartistcamille on Thu Aug 13, 2009 1:13 pm

    Could have guessed this 1. They're probably going 2 make alot of money of him now...mayb even a film will come up.
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    Re: Guess who has a new Opus ?

    Post by Mace2theO on Thu Aug 13, 2009 2:08 pm

    Once I saw the title of this thread, I just knew it was about how Maxim or Ym had scored a Prince opus

    ...imagine the disappointment in finding out what the thread is about
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    Post by maxim9691 on Mon Aug 17, 2009 1:58 pm

    It's also strange that they are using the word "Opus"



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    Re: Guess who has a new Opus ?

    Post by GoldTimer on Wed Sep 09, 2009 6:25 pm

    Mace2theO wrote:Once I saw the title of this thread, I just knew it was about how Maxim or Ym had scored a Prince opus

    ...imagine the disappointment in finding out what the thread is about

    ...thought the same myself - is there anybody getting the Prince Opus? Seems to be one of the most high-end Prince products ever (Lotusflower.com seems like a bargain compared to this - needless to say, I haven't bought into either!)
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    Post by Ymaginatif on Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:46 am

    Everytime somebody mentions it, I go to that website and look at it. I think, should I ...
    And then I officially pronounce myself out of my mind: no way that I have that kind of money (in the bank, let alone to spare), and it's totally outrageous to dare and charge so much for a picture book.
    But this crazy (and apparently absolutely stupid and irresponsible) fan in me keeps saying go-on go-on.

    Don't worry, I've got enough common sense to suppress that fool! jocolor
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    Post by Jfrost on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:39 am

    Ymaginatif wrote:Everytime somebody mentions it, I go to that website and look at it. I think, should I ...
    And then I officially pronounce myself out of my mind: no way that I have that kind of money (in the bank, let alone to spare), and it's totally outrageous to dare and charge so much for a picture book.
    But this crazy (and apparently absolutely stupid and irresponsible) fan in me keeps saying go-on go-on.

    Don't worry, I've got enough common sense to suppress that fool! jocolor

    Says the man who has spent over £400 on Beatles music he already has.
    But $2100 for a video of the man ........ that is a real bargin Ym, I'm telling you. and once you have it then you will be able to share with all your friends.
    Go for it Man!
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    Post by Ymaginatif on Thu Sep 10, 2009 5:53 am

    I got The Beatles for less than £300.00 --- early Amazon pre-order Laughing
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    Post by Mace2theO on Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:40 am

    Jfrost wrote:
    Says the man who has spent over £400 on Beatles music he already has.
    !

    rofl rofl rofl
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    Post by Ymaginatif on Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:42 am

    I feel missunderstood now ... tongue
    You all sound like Mrs Y now!!

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