"We Are Here to Change the World" released


Just wanted to remind those of you who mentioned an interest in the "We Are Here to Change the World" track from Captain E-O that the Michael Jackson boxed set came out this Tuesday. Being the avid Jackson fan that I am (mainly of his older stuff as the guy is beyond strange at the present), it's a good rounded set. The version of "We Are Here..." included is a very clean studio recording, but definitely abbreviated from the film's soundtrack. The second song from the film, "Another Part of Me" is not included in the set, but has been available for sometime on the "Bad" album.

The book that accompanies the boxed set has a timeline of Jackson's career (curiously avoiding any mention of the molestation charges) that includes mention of Captain E-O such as "Disney builds special theaters on each coast to exhibit the feature" (or perhaps modified existing theaters) and "minute for minute... the most expensive film ever made". This guy loves to toot his own horn. There are two Disney-related photos in the book as well: one from Captain E-O on page 6, and a picture of Michael walking through the rainbow tunnel from the old ImageWorks on pages 36-37.

The set exists, in fragments, on iTunes. Currently, most of the exclusive music such as "We Are Here" and all of the demo tracks, are missing from the downloadable selection. Oh well.


This guy loves to toot his own horn.

Now ... I thought it were molestation charges ...

On a more serious note: with the ongoing controversy and the molestation charges I fear we will not see Captain EO being released anytime soon on DVD. After Michael Jackson arranged for the airing on MTV ages ago I always hoped that sooner or later he and Disney would want to cash in all the money from selling it on (in the meantime) DVD ... but as Disney shies away from all potential controversy I fear this is not an option anytime soon.