Michael Jackson helped compose Sonic 3

But his name was left off the credits

The soundtrack of Sonic 3 included work by 'king of pop' Michael Jackson, word on the street today has it.

Apparently, Jackson's tunes were used in the game, although the singer didn't want his name in the credits.

Speaking to composer Brad Buxer, Black & White (thanks VG247) magazine reveals Jackson's role on the Sega platformer.

"I've never played the game so I do not know what tracks on which Michael and I have worked the developers have kept, but we did compose music for the game. Michael called me at the time for help on this project, and that's what I did," Buxer explains.

"And if he is not credited for composing the music, it's because he was not happy with the result sound coming out of the console. At the time, game consoles did not allow an optimal sound reproduction, and Michael found it frustrating. He did not want to be associated with a product that devalued his music."

Apparently, tunes used in the game formed a basis later on for the song 'Stranger in Moscow'.

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