Paul McCartney Unearths Never-Before-Heard Michael Jackson Vocals
Sir Paul McCartney unveiled some never-before-heard vocals from the late great King of Pop, Michael Jackson in a new remix of their 1983 collabo, “Say, Say, Say.”
The former Beatles’ frontman posted the remix on his Facebook page, nearly 30 years after the original was released. The new version had an accompanying music video directed and choreographed by Ryan Heffington, who choreographed Sia’s “Chandelier” video. The black and white video features a whole lot of shaking by some talented young dancers.
According to McCartney’s official website, the remix comes after he had heard an instrumental version of the track by DJ John “Jellybean” Benitez.
“Paul remembered that there were two unused lead vocal performances by Michael and himself,” said McCartney’s lead music engineer Steve Orchard. “We then rearranged the vocal sequence and inverted the original performance so that Michael opened the first verse instead of Paul, to give the song a different take to the original version. Then we added additional backing vocal parts from the original multi-track to further enhance the instrumental mix.”
The result was a feel-good jam and a track to remember the time these two iconic musicians joined forces. The track is featured on Sir Paul’s reissuing of his album, Pipes of Peace. Watch the music video below.