Uploaded on Mar 21, 2006
http://www.sonicresearch.org/basement... -- Breakdown of samples and music comparisons I put online some years ago.
http://www.sega-16.com/2009/05/sega-l... -- SEGA-16 article about this topic written by Melf.
http://info.sonicretro.org/Michael_Ja... -- Article on Sonic Retro with detailed musical comparisons.
http://www.gametrailers.com/full-epis... -- Recent "Pop Fiction" Episode on this topic.
4th Oct 2013 UPDATE:
Documentary series "Pop Fiction" did a special episode on this subject, watch it here:
Their anonymous insider source confirms the following:
1. Michael Jackson's music does appear in the final version of Sonic 3 - he is simply not credited for it.
2. Michael Jackson left the Sonic 3 project not due to allegations, but rather due to him being unimpressed with the sound quality of the SEGA Genesis soundchip (as previously stated by Brad Buxor).
For that last point, my personal take is that this may just be what he claimed at the time - given that he was happy with Moonwalker I suspect that this may have simply been a way out before allegations became public.
Great research, great job to the producers of the series. It also features a short video interview with Roger Hector. Well worth checking out.
Annotations added regarding recent news that MJs involvement has been 100% CONFIRMED. Disable annotations if you wish to simply watch the video unaltered, just click the button in the bottom right of the player.
Short documentary I made which describes possible links between Michael Jackson's music and Sonic 3.
This Documentary isn't just random comparisons, listen to the start. Roger Hector, who ran SEGA's Technical Institute said Micahel was planned to work on it. We *have* asked SEGA because HE WORKED FOR SEGA! Please take note of this before accusing the documentary of making un-validated claims.
Since this documentary was made, there have been numerous discoveries showing that most of the people featured in the credits list worked with Michael Jackson at some stage.
Also I have had numerous requests for the Who Is It vs Ice Cap mix. The clip is just 21seconds however you can download it here: