"State Of Shock (Demo)" - Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury
Jermaine returned to the Jacksons for their 5th CBS LP, "Victory". They had previously dropped the "5" from the band's moniker upon leaving Motown Records for label CBS in 1976. "State Of Shock" was originally recorded by Michael with Queen frontman Freddie Mercury but re-recorded with The Rolling Stones' Jagger and released as a single in 1984. It was to be the Jacksons' last top-10 single, reaching #3. I have no idea why the singer switch occurred, but here are both versions. It's interesting to note that the music and lyrics in both takes are almost identical. The mix lasts 5:41 and the demo's total time is 4:43. I made that whole post without taking one swipe at Jackson's legal troubles and personal life in recent years. Yay.
I know. I hate posting all those links too. It's not pretty. Sharebee is on strike I guess.