Over at the synthesizer blog synthtube, a list of notable performances on youtube "by average, acoustic artists who decided to cover Michael Jackson as a tribute to his death." Alex Ringis from synthtube says, "most of these renditions are notable not for their synthesizer content, but for the fact that when you lay most of Michael Jacksons' songs bare, down to something as simple as a voice and a guitar, you are left with the original songwriting that really he should be remembered for - pure, simple and brilliant, even at a very young age."
Above, "She's Out of My Life", a touching minimalist performance on Ukelele, by "seeso".
Break with Tradition : MJ Tribute (synthtube)
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