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Conrad Murray's Lawyers

Will Ask for Probation

11/15/2011 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Conrad Murray
's lawyers will ask Judge Michael Pastor for mercy when he's sentenced on November 29 -- mercy in the form of probation ... sources directly connected with the case tell TMZ.

We're told attorneys Mike Flanagan and Ed Chernoff will argue ... Murray has no criminal history, and he's been a model citizen and good doctor for all of his professional life -- except, of course, with the whole Michael Jackson thing.

Sources say Murray's lawyers are getting statements from the doc's patients, to demonstrate his commitment to good medicine. 

Murray faces a maximum of 4 years in State prison, although he will never serve a day in prison because of a new California law.  If Murray is sentenced to 4 years, he'll serve a maximum of 2 in L.A. County Jail, and he could be eligible for house arrest.


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Prayers and love for Michael's children and the Jackson family. Stay strong with your bond of love. Much LOVE and HUGS to all.

1070 days ago


Thank You, Phantom for your delightful postings of Michael. I truly enjoy the variety that you research and post for us to view. Keep doing what you do!

1070 days ago


Michael Jackson's music reimagined in 'Immortal'By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 1:09 PM EST, Mon November 21, 2011
Michael Jackson's vocals were rebalanced to make him more dominant in the mix.STORY HIGHLIGHTS
"Immortal" is the soundtrack for Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour"
The "Deluxe" 2-disc version includes 42 of Jackson's biggest hits
Music designer Kevin Antunes spent a year developing the music from Jackson's master recordings
Remixes offer "a lot more energy, more of a dance groove" than Jackson's original releases, Antunes says
Los Angeles (CNN) -- Michael Jackson fans, who just endured six weeks of court testimony about his death, can enjoy a reimagining of the pop icon's music with Monday's release of "Immortal."

Epic Records, which is selling a "Deluxe" two-disc, 100-minute version and a less-expensive 78-minute, single-disc album, says fans will "experience his music in an entirely new way."

The "Deluxe" version is the soundtrack to Cirque du Soleil's "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," which began a North American tour last month.

The 22 tracks include parts of 42 of Jackson's greatest hits, but "with a little extra or a little less than the songs you grew up with," said Kevin Antunes, who has the title of "music designer" for the Cirque project.

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Jermaine Jackson speaks out on verdict Antunes worked for a year with Cirque show writer/director Jamie King to choose from among 40 years of Jackson master recordings to design the "soundscape" for the live action acrobatics. The challenge was shortening the songs to fit the show, he said.

It's "a reimagining of Jackson's music" put together for the Cirque du Soleil show, but Epic Records executives realized that the soundtrack would be a "powerhouse of a CD," Antunes said.

The Cirque du Soleil performance demanded "a lot more energy, more of a dance groove," than the previously-released Jackson songs, said Antunes, who has also worked with Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and Madonna.

Jackson's vocals were rebalanced to make him more dominant in the mix, compared to the original tracks where Jackson often blended his voice with the instruments.

"Sometimes hi*****s were so big you forget about his vocal range, diction, his breathing," Antunes said.

Since Antunes had the multi-track master recordings to work from, he could strip away everything but Michael Jackson and rebuild songs, which he did with "I'll Be There."

The "Immortal" version of the Jackson 5's biggest hit is simply the 11-year-old Michael's voice as heard in June 1970 -- without the digital process that's routine in studios now -- and a single piano track.

"That's his vocal the way that it was, just genuinely beautiful," Antunes said. "A young Michael Jackson is still today schooling all the vocalists of our era."

The song, however, is not on the single-CD version.

Both versions do include a Jackson 5 medley that features Michael and his brothers on an alternative take of "ABC" found on the master tapes from a December 1969 recording session.

The "Immortal Mega-mix," which was released as a single three weeks ago, is a "completely uplifting, a big dance number," including "Can You Feel It," "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough," "Billie Jean," and "Black or White," he said.

Heavy D, who died this month, made it onto "Immortal" through his rap from Jackson's 1992 hit "Jam."

"The Immortal Intro" is a montage of sound from Jackson's songs, videos and TV appearances that longtime fans should recognize, including a snippet of Jackson teaching Michael Jordan to dance at the end of his "Jam" video.

Other tracks include sounds from Jackson videos that were not on the albums when they came out, Antunes said.

"Thriller" is one of them. "You're getting this huge, scary dose of Michael," he said.

Antune's most dramatic "reimagining" may be with "They Don't Really Care About Us."

Antunes found a master recording of a choir that Jackson recorded for the song, but it was never used. The new version has it. He also adds the dramatic marching sounds of the soldiers Jackson created for his "This Is It" show.

Jackson's died just days before his first comeback concert was scheduled.

Dr. Conrad Murray, who served as Jackson's personal physician while he prepared for the tour, was convicted of involuntary manslaughter in his death this month and will be sentenced next week.

The Cirque du Soleil show, which focuses fans away from Jackson's death and back to his art, is on a year-long tour of the United States and Canada.

While the CD is its soundtrack, it is not exactly like the show, which Antunes said is still evolving. The show uses live musicians, while the CD's music is almost entirely from recordings made during Jackson's life.

No matter where you hear it -- in an arena, your car or on an iPod -- "it will touch you," Antunes said.

1069 days ago


“You can only find truth with logic if you have already found truth without it.”
― G.K. Chesterton

1068 days ago



There is so much for each of us to be Thankful For: Loved Ones, Friends, a roof over our heads, food to eat, we do not live in a war zone area, we can wake up each day and see the sky and all the Wonderful things in which God created for us, for some its a job (if you have one), and so many other things! Wishing Everyone a Very Happy Thanksgiving Day!

1067 days ago


And guess who won't be having Thanksgiving with anyone?


1067 days ago


Conrad Murray's defense team is as cold hearted as he is and should be sentenced along side him 2 EC needs to stay in Houston. He whined when he lost and is a sore loser. MF u need to pray for forgive ness

1061 days ago
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