La Toya Jackson - Home Video
"Home" Video Review
"Home" is a sentimental ballad by La Toya Jackson which first appeared on the 2003 promotional copy of her not-yet-released album "Startin' Over". Jackson released the single in late July 2009 in dedication to her younger brother, Michael Jackson, who died on June 25. All proceeds will go to AIDS Project Los Angeles, one of Michael's favorite charities.
"Home" is an autobiographical song describing life in the Jackson family and the closeness once shared among Jackson and her siblings. A press release describes the song as being "written with affection about her childhood memories and based on the premise that no matter where you are or what you are going through in your life, you can always go Home."
The lyrics hint at Jackson's exile from the family in the early 1990s when she was under the control of abusive manager Jack Gordon. Jackson expresses remorse over the "many years that we let pass" having been "parted by the fame we grew to only know." The song alludes also to La Toya's affectionate pet name for Michael, "Joker."
Jackson filmed a music video, her first in over twenty years, on July 26, 2009 directed by Eric Bute with cinematography by Reed Smoot. The clip was shot at Disney's Golden Oak Ranch in Santa Clarita, California.