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Brad Buxer Confirms He Composed Majority of Sonic 3 Soundtrack With Minimal Input from Michael Jackson

Wednesday, June 8th, 2022

In an interview composed with Brad Buxer back in May, Brad Buxer confirms that the majority of the music composed for Sonic the Hedgehog 3 was actually done by him and not Michael Jackson.

Buxer confirms that Michael Jackson had signed on to compose music for the soundtrack, but the actual writing duties fell to Buxer as he was Jackson’s main songwriting collaborator at the time. Buxer confirms he wrote 41 audio cues for Sonic 3 and Jackson only had input on one of them. He does not specify which song Jackson had input on and he does not specify which of the 41 audio cues ended up in the final game. We know for a fact that Ice Cap Zone was written by Brad Buxer because the melodies line-up with Buxer’s own song Hard Times that he recorded with the band The Jetzons.

Buxer also confirms that writing for the song Stranger in Moscow also came from the same sessions that produced the 41 audio cues for Sonic 3. Stranger in Moscow is often compared to the Sonic 3 credits theme as the songs share a similar chord progression. As this song was written separately from the Sonic 3 audio cues, it is more likely a coincidence that the songs sound similar.

5 other composers are credited for Sonic 3’s music: Bobby Brooks, Darryl Ross, Geoff Grace, Doug Grigsby III and C. Cirocco Jones. This means it is highly unlikely that all of Buxer’s 41 audio cues were used in the final game. You can watch an isolated segment of Brad Buxer’s May 2022 interview with Abbey Road Institute Paris below:

[Credit: Art/Research YouTube]

Huffington Post Uncover More Truth to Michael Jackson Music Being in Sonic 3

Monday, January 25th, 2016

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The Huffington Post have published a fascinating new article that uncovers more evidence that Michael Jackson did work on the soundtrack to Sonic the Hedgehog 3.

While claims and rumours that Jackson worked on the soundtrack have circulated for years, confirmation that the artist worked on the game has always been a bit flaky. Various sources have gone on record to say Jackson did work on the game, but nobody has ever managed to confirm exactly what songs Jackson had a hand in.

While this new article still doesn’t confirm exactly what songs contain Jackson’s direct influence, it does contain new interviews with the game’s credited composers that catagorically confirm Jackson’s involvement and the recording process. It’s a brilliant read that we highly recommend you check out. You can do so by clicking here.

[Source: The Huffington Post]

SEGA Tunes: This Unreleased Jetzons Song is Remarkably Familiar

Monday, November 11th, 2013

More details have emerged in regards to Michael Jackson’s involvement in the Sonic 3 soundtrack and it’s coming from an unlikely source. Brad Buxer who used to play keyboards in The Jetzons was working with Jackson on the soundtrack to the game but in a previous interview he wasn’t aware of what songs made it into the final release.

A staff member over at Sonic Retro has discovered an amazing similarity with a Jetzons song called ‘Hard Times’. Check out the song below and you might be surprised as to how similar it is to a song that features on the Sonic 3 soundtrack:

Yep, that melody is unmistakably Ice Cap! What an amazing find!

[Source: Sonic Retro]

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