Michael Jackson ‎– The Essential Michael Jackson

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MJJ Productions ‎– E2K 94287, Sony BMG ‎– E2K 94287, Legacy ‎– E2K 94287, Epic ‎– E2K 94287
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1-1 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back
Arranged By – The Corporation (2)Producer – The Corporation (2)Written-By – Berry Gordy Jr.*, Deke Richards, Alphonso Mizell*, Freddie Perren
2:58
1-2 The Jackson 5 ABC
Arranged By – The Corporation (2)Producer – The Corporation (2)Written-By – Berry Gordy Jr.*, Deke Richards, Alphonso Mizell*, Freddie Perren
2:58
1-3 The Jackson 5 The Love You Save
Arranged By – The Corporation (2)Producer – The Corporation (2)Written-By – Berry Gordy Jr.*, Deke Richards, Alphonso Mizell*, Freddie Perren
3:06
1-4 Michael Jackson Got To Be There
Producer – Hal DavisWritten-By – Elliot Willensky
3:23
1-5 Michael Jackson Rockin' Robin
Producer – Jerry Marcellino, Mel LarsonWritten-By – Jimmie Thomas
2:32
1-6 Michael Jackson Ben
Arranged By – The Corporation (2)Producer – The Corporation (2)Written-By – Don Black, Walter Scharf
2:43
1-7 The Jacksons Enjoy Yourself
Arranged By – Bobby MartinEngineer – Joe TarsiaMixed By – Jay Marks*, Joe TarsiaProducer – Kenneth Gamble - Leon Huff*Written-By – Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff*
3:21
1-8 The Jacksons Blame It On The Boogie
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – Greg PhillinganesBass – Gary King, Nathan WattsCongas – Claudio Slon, Laudir De OliveiraDrums, Percussion – Rick Morotta*Engineer, Mixed By – Don Murray, Peter GranetGuitar – Mike Sembello*, Roland Bautista, Tito JacksonKeyboards – Greg PhillinganesProducer – The JacksonsWritten-By – David Jackson-Rich*, Elmar Krohn, Hans Kampschroer, Michael G. Jackson-Clark*, Thomas Meyer (3)
3:31
1-9 The Jacksons Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
Arranged By [Horns And Strings] – Tom Tom "84"*Arranged By [Rhythm] – Greg PhillinganesArranged By [Vocals] – The JacksonsEngineer, Mixed By – Don Murray, Peter GranetExecutive-Producer – Bobby Colomby, Mike Atkinson (3)Guitar – Tito JacksonKeyboards, Drums – Ed Green*Keyboards, Synthesizer – Greg Phillinganes, Michael BoddickerPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer – The JacksonsWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*, Randy Jackson
3:44
1-10 Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Percussion] – Michael JacksonArranged By [Rhythm] – Greg Phillinganes, Michael JacksonArranged By [Strings] – Ben Wright*Arranged By [Vocals] – Michael JacksonBacking Vocals [Additional] – Augie Johnson, Jim Gilstrap, Mortonette Jenkins, Paulette McWilliams, Zedric WilliamsBass – Louis JohnsonConcertmaster – Gerald VinciDrums – John Robinson (2)Electric Piano – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – David Williams (4), Marlo HendersonHorns – The Seawind HornsLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonPercussion – Michael Jackson, Paulinho Da Costa, Randy Jackson, Richard HeathProducer – Quincy JonesWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
5:52
1-11 Michael Jackson Rock With You
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm And Vocals] – Rod TempertonArranged By [Strings] – Ben Wright*Bass – Bobby WatsonConcertmaster – Gerald VinciDrums – John Robinson (2)Electric Piano – David "Hawk" WolinskiGuitar – David Williams (4), Marlo HendersonHorns – The Seawind HornsLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonProducer – Quincy JonesSynthesizer – Greg Phillinganes, Michael BoddickerWritten-By – Rod Temperton
3:23
1-12 Michael Jackson Off The Wall
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – Rod TempertonBass – Louis JohnsonDrums – John Robinson (2)Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – David Williams (4), Marlo HendersonHorns – The Seawind HornsLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProducer – Quincy JonesProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Michael BoddickerSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – George DukeWritten-By – Rod Temperton
3:45
1-13 Michael Jackson She's Out Of My Life
Arranged By [Strings] – Johnny MandelBass – Louis JohnsonConcertmaster – Gerald VinciElectric Piano – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Larry CarltonLead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonProducer – Quincy JonesWritten-By – Tom Bahler
3:38
1-14 Michael Jackson Can You Feel It
Arranged By – Jackie Jackson, Michael JacksonArranged By [Strings] – Tom Tom "84"*Producer – The JacksonsWritten-By – Jackie Jackson, Michael J. Jackson*
3:51
1-15 Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney The Girl Is Mine
Arranged By [Rhythm] – David Paich, Quincy JonesArranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Synthesizer] – David FosterArranged By [Vocals] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesConcertmaster – Gerald VinciProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael Jackson, Paul McCartneyWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
3:42
1-16 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Michael JacksonArranged By [Strings] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Synthesizer] – Michael JacksonArranged By [Vocals] – Michael JacksonConductor [Strings] – Jeremy LubbockProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
4:53
1-17 Michael Jackson Beat It
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
4:18
1-18 Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry Hey, Michael JacksonArranged By [Rhythm] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocals] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesBacking Vocals – Becky Lopez, Bunny Hull, James Ingram, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren WatersCo-producer – Michael JacksonSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
4:17
1-19 Michael Jackson Human Nature
Arranged By – David Paich, Steve Lukather, Steve PorcaroProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – John Bettis, Steven Porcaro*
3:45
1-20 Michael Jackson P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Arranged By – James Ingram, Quincy JonesWritten-By – James Ingram, Quincy Jones
3:59
1-21 Michael Jackson Thriller
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Vocals, Rhythm And Synthesizer] – Rod TempertonEffects – Bruce Cannon, Bruce SwedienProducer – Quincy JonesRap – Vincent Price (2)Solo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Rod Temperton
5:12
2-1 Michael Jackson Bad
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – Christopher Currell, Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocals] – Michael JacksonCo-producer – Michael JacksonProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
4:08
2-2 Michael Jackson And Siedah Garrett I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Quincy JonesArranged By [Synthesizer] – David Paich, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocals] – John Barnes, Michael JacksonCo-producer – Michael JacksonProducer – Quincy JonesVocals [Duet] – Michael Jackson, Siedah GarrettWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
4:12
2-3 Michael Jackson Leave Me Alone
Arranged By [Vocal & Rhythm] – Michael JacksonCo-producer – Michael JacksonProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
4:40
2-4 Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – Michael JacksonArranged By [Vocals] – Michael JacksonCo-producer – Michael JacksonProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals, Finger Snaps – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
4:26
2-5 Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror
Arranged By [Rhythm And Synthesizer] – Glen BallardArranged By [Rhythm] – Quincy JonesArranged By [Synthesizer] – Jerry Hey, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocals] – Andrae Crouch*Co-producer – Michael JacksonFeaturing – Siedah Garrett, The Andrae Crouch Choir*, The WinansProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett
5:19
2-6 Michael Jackson Dirty Diana
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Jerry Hey, John Barnes, Michael JacksonArranged By [Strings] – John BarnesArranged By [Synthesizer] – John Barnes, Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocals] – Michael JacksonCo-producer – Michael JacksonGuitar [Solo] – Steve StevensProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals, Other [Clave' Clapstick] – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
4:41
2-7 Michael Jackson Another Part Of Me
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – John Barnes, Michael JacksonArranged By [Vocals] – John Barnes, Michael JacksonCo-producer – Michael JacksonProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
3:46
2-8 Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – John Barnes, Michael JacksonArranged By [Vocals] – Michael JacksonCo-producer – Michael JacksonHandclaps – Michael JacksonNoises [Creaking And Heavy Breathing] – Frank DileoProducer – Quincy JonesSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
4:17
2-9 Michael Jackson Black Or White
Executive-Producer – Michael JacksonGuitar [Special Intro] – Slash (3)Lyrics By [Rap] – Bill BottrellPerformer – Augie Johnson, Bobby Watson, David "Hawk" Wolinski, Jerry Hey, John Robinson (2), Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Carlton, Larry Williams, Louis Johnson, Paulinho Da Costa, Richard HeathProducer – Bill Bottrell, Michael JacksonRap – L.T.B.Solo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
3:23
2-10 Michael Jackson Heal The World
Arranged By [Choir] – John BahlerArranged By [Rhythm] – Michael JacksonComposed By [Prelude], Arranged By [Prelude], Conductor [Prelude] – Marty PaichDrums – Jeff PorcaroExecutive-Producer – Michael JacksonFeaturing – The John Bahler SingersKeyboards – Brad Buxer, David PaichPercussion – Bryan LorenProducer – Bruce Swedien, Michael JacksonSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonSynthesizer – David Paich, Michael Boddicker, Steve PorcaroVocals – Ashley Farell, Christa LarsonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
6:24
2-11 Michael Jackson Remember The Time
Arranged By [Rhythm], Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Teddy RileyArranged By [Vocals] – Michael JacksonProducer – Michael Jackson, Teddy RileySolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Bernard Belle, Michael J. Jackson*, Teddy Riley
4:00
2-12 Michael Jackson And Mystery Girl In The Closet
Arranged By [Rhythm], Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Teddy RileyArranged By [Vocals] – Michael JacksonProducer – Michael Jackson, Teddy RileySolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*, Teddy Riley
4:49
2-13 Michael Jackson Who Is It
Arranged By – Michael JacksonArranged By [Keyboards] – Brad Buxer, David PaichArranged By [Strings] – George Del BarrioProducer – Bill Bottrell, Michael JacksonSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonVoice [Soprano] – Linda Harmon, Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
4:00
2-14 Michael Jackson Will You Be There
Arranged By [Choir] – Andrae Crouch*, Sandra CrouchArranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Johnny MandelArranged By [Rhythm] – Michael JacksonArranged By [Vocals] – Michael JacksonCo-producer – Bruce SwedienFeaturing – The Andrae Crouch Singers*Producer – Michael JacksonSolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*
3:39
2-15 Michael Jackson Dangerous
Arranged By [Rhythm], Arranged By [Synthesizer] – Teddy RileyArranged By [Vocals] – Michael JacksonBacking Vocals – Michael JacksonExecutive-Producer – Michael JacksonLead Vocals – Michael JacksonProducer – Bruce Swedien, Michael JacksonSynthesizer – Brad Buxer, Rhett Lawrence, Teddy RileyWritten-By – Bill Bottrell, Michael J. Jackson*, Teddy Riley
7:00
2-16 Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone
Producer – Michael Jackson, R. KellySolo Vocal, Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Robert Kelly*
4:55
2-17 Michael Jackson You Rock My World
Backing Vocals – Michael JacksonEdited By [Digital] – Harvey Mason, Jr.*, Stuart BrawleyExecutive-Producer – Michael JacksonInstruments [All Musical Instruments] – Michael Jackson, Rodney JerkinsLead Vocals – Michael JacksonMixed By – Bruce Swedien, Rodney JerkinsProducer – Michael Jackson, Rodney JerkinsRecorded By – Brad Gilderman, Dexter Simmons, Jean-Marie Horvat, Rodney Jerkins, Stuart BrawleyVoice [Intro] – Chris Tucker (2), Michael JacksonWritten-By – Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Michael J. Jackson*, Nora Payne, Rodney Jerkins
5:09

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Mastered at Sony Music Studios, NY.

© 2005 MJJ Productions Inc./℗ 1972 Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc., 1976, 1978 Sony BMG Music Entertainment, 1979, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2005 MJJ Productions Inc.
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Printed in Canada.

Made in Canada

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 2796-94287-2 6
  • Matrix / Runout (CD1): CTDP-120335 9
  • Matrix / Runout (CD2): CTDP-120336 3
  • Mastering SID Code (CD1): IFPI L327
  • Mastering SID Code (CD2): IFPI L328
  • Mould SID Code (CD1): 6711
  • Mould SID Code (CD2): 6709
  • Other (Catalog number CD1): EK 94288
  • Other (Catalog number CD2): EK 94289

Other Versions (5 of 44) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
520422 2, 5204222001, EPC520422 2 Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson(2xCD, Comp) Epic, Legacy, MJJ Productions, Epic, Legacy, MJJ Productions, Epic, Legacy, MJJ Productions 520422 2, 5204222001, EPC520422 2 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
520422 2 Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson(2xCD, Comp) Epic, Legacy 520422 2 Israel 2005 Sell This Version
SB30060C Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson(2xCD, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment SB30060C South Korea 2005 Sell This Version
none Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson(2xCDr, Comp, Promo) Sony BMG Music Entertainment none Europe 2005 Sell This Version
EICP-20051 Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Blu) Epic EICP-20051 Japan 2009 Sell This Version

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August 18, 2011
This compilation uses the wrong tapes for "Off The Wall", "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", "Human Nature" and "The Way You Make Me Feel". They are NOT the single versions, but new edits of the album versions.