During production of Bad Album, 1986-7
“He has a split personality. He is very bright & very self-destructive. He has an extremely high IQ & a terrible temper. He is childish but domineering. He is rich & powerful, but also an insecure child. So he can be angelically sweet or cuttingly…
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney - The Man
It was planned as a follow-up to Michael and Paul’s second collaboration,Say Say Say,until Michael’s record company blocked its planned February 1984 release,fearing it would compete with releases from Thriller - the 12” single was scheduled to feature an extended remix.
It was officially released as a single in Peru,and made available as a promo-only single in several other countries.
It is also known by the title,This Is The Man.
Sir Paul and Michael Jackson first got together,at Abbey Road Studios to record the songs: ‘Say Say Say’ and ‘The Man’,for McCartney’s ‘Pipes Of Peace’ solo album.
Later they teamed up again for the track ‘The Girl Is Mine’ on Michael’s Thriller album.