Michael Jackson ‎– The Essential Michael Jackson

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1-1 The Jackson 5 I Want You Back 2:58
1-2 The Jackson 5 ABC 2:57
1-3 The Jackson 5 The Love You Save 3:05
1-4 Michael Jackson Got To Be There
Producer – Hal DavisWritten-By – Elliot Willensky
3:25
1-5 Michael Jackson Rockin' Robin
Producer – Jerry Marcellino, Mel LarsonWritten-By – Jimmie Thomas
2:32
1-6 Michael Jackson Ben
Written-By – Don Black, Walter Scharf
2:46
1-7 The Jacksons Blame It On The Boogie
Bass – 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 PhillinganesWritten-By – David Jackson-Rich*, Elmar Krohn, Hans Kampschroer, Michael J. Jackson-Clark*, Thomas Meyer (3)
3:30
1-8 The Jacksons Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)
Arranged By [Horns And Strings] – Tom Tom "84"*Arranged By [Vocals] – The JacksonsDrums – Ed Green*Engineer, Mixed By – Don Murray, Peter GranetGuitar – Tito JacksonKeyboards – Greg PhillinganesKeyboards, Synthesizer – Michael BoddickerPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*, Randy Jackson
3:45
1-9 Michael Jackson Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Arranged By [Percussion] – Michael JacksonArranged By [Strings] – Ben Wright*Backing Vocals [Additional] – Augie Johnson, Jim Gilstrap, Mortonette Jenkins, Paulette McWilliams, Zedric WilliamsPercussion – Michael Jackson, Paulinho Da Costa, Randy Jackson, Richard Heath
3:56
1-10 Michael Jackson Off The Wall
Percussion – Paulinho Da CostaProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – George Duke, Michael BoddickerSynthesizer – George Duke, Greg Phillinganes
3:46
1-11 Michael Jackson Rock With You
Arranged By [Strings] – Ben Wright*Arranged By [Vocals] – Rod TempertonBass – Bobby WatsonElectric Piano – David "Hawk" WolinskiSynthesizer – Greg Phillinganes, Michael Boddicker
3:23
1-12 Michael Jackson She's Out Of My Life
Arranged By [Strings] – Johnny MandelGuitar – Larry CarltonWritten-By – Tom Bahler
3:37
1-13 Michael Jackson Can You Feel It
Arranged By [Strings] – Tom Tom 84Written-By, Arranged By – Jackie Jackson, Michael J. Jackson*
3:50
1-14 Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney The Girl Is Mine
Arranged By [Rhythm] – David Paich, Quincy JonesArranged By [Strings], Conductor – Jerry HeyArranged By [Synthesizer] – David FosterArranged By [Vocals] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesConcertmaster – Jerry Vinci*Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney
3:41
1-15 Michael Jackson Billie Jean
Arranged By [Strings] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Synthesizer] – Michael JacksonConductor [Strings] – Jeremy Lubbock
4:53
1-16 Michael Jackson Beat It 4:18
1-17 Michael Jackson Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Arranged By [Horns] – Jerry Hey, Michael JacksonBacking Vocals – Becky Lopez, Bunny Hull, James Ingram, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Michael Jackson, Oren Waters
4:17
1-18 Michael Jackson Human Nature
Arranged By – David Paich, Steve Lukather, Steve PorcaroWritten-By – John Bettis, Steven Porcaro*
3:46
1-19 Michael Jackson P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Written-By, Arranged By – James Ingram, Quincy Jones
3:58
1-20 Michael Jackson And Siedah Garrett I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Arranged By [Synthesizer] – David Paich, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocals] – John Barnes, Michael JacksonVocals [Duet] – Michael Jackson, Siedah Garrett
4:11
1-21 Michael Jackson Thriller
Arranged By [Vocals, Synthesizer] – Rod TempertonEffects – Bruce Cannon, Bruce SwedienRap – Vincent Price (2)
5:14
2-1 Michael Jackson Bad
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Christopher Currell, Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones
4:06
2-2 Michael Jackson The Way You Make Me Feel
Finger Snaps – Michael Jackson
4:26
2-3 Michael Jackson Man In The Mirror
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Glen Ballard, Quincy JonesArranged By [Synthesizer] – Glen Ballard, Jerry Hey, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocals] – Andrae Crouch*Featuring – Siedah Garrett, The Andrae Crouch Choir*, The WinansWritten-By – Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett
5:19
2-4 Michael Jackson Dirty Diana
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Jerry Hey, John Barnes, Michael JacksonArranged By [Strings] – John BarnesArranged By [Synthesizer] – John Barnes, Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesGuitar [Solo] – Steve StevensPercussion [Clave' Clapstick] – Michael Jackson
4:40
2-5 Michael Jackson Another Part Of Me
Arranged By [Vocals, Rhythm] – John Barnes, Michael Jackson
3:46
2-6 Michael Jackson Smooth Criminal
Arranged By [Rhythm] – John Barnes, Michael JacksonHandclaps [Clap] – Michael JacksonNoises [Creaking And Heavy Breathing] – Frank Dileo
4:17
2-7 Michael Jackson Leave Me Alone
Synthesizer [Vocal] – Michael Jackson
4:39
2-8 Michael Jackson Black Or White
Executive-Producer – Michael JacksonGuitar [Special Intro] – Slash (3)Lyrics By [Rap] – Bill BottrellProducer – Bill Bottrell, Michael JacksonRap – L.T.B.
3:21
2-9 Michael Jackson Remember The Time
Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer] – Teddy RileyProducer – Michael Jackson, Teddy RileyWritten-By – Bernard Belle, Michael J. Jackson*, Teddy Riley
3:59
2-10 Michael Jackson And Mystery Girl In The Closet
Arranged By [Rhythm, Synthesizer] – Teddy RileyProducer – Michael Jackson, Teddy RileyWritten-By – Michael J. Jackson*, Teddy Riley
4:48
2-11 Michael Jackson Who Is It
Arranged By – Michael JacksonArranged By [Keyboards] – Brad Buxer, David PaichArranged By [Strings] – George Del BarrioProducer – Bill Bottrell, Michael JacksonSoprano Vocals – Linda Harmon, Michael Jackson
3:59
2-12 Michael Jackson Heal The World
Arranged By [Choir] – John BahlerArranged By [Prelude], Conductor [Prelude] – Marty PaichComposed By [Prelude] – Marty PaichDrums – Jeff PorcaroExecutive-Producer – Michael JacksonFeaturing – The John Bahler SingersKeyboards – Brad Buxer, David PaichPercussion – Bryan LorenProducer – Bruce Swedien, Michael JacksonSynthesizer – David Paich, Michael Boddicker, Steve PorcaroVocals – Ashley Farell, Christa Larson
6:25
2-13 Michael Jackson Will You Be There
Arranged By [Choir] – Andrae Crouch*, Sandra CrouchArranged By [Orchestra], Conductor – Johnny MandelCo-producer – Bruce SwedienFeaturing – The Andrae Crouch Singers*Producer – Michael Jackson
3:40
2-14 Michael Jackson You Are Not Alone
Producer – Michael Jackson, R. KellyWritten-By – Robert Kelly*
4:56
2-15 Michael Jackson Earth Song
Choir – Andrae Crouch Singers*Co-producer – Bill BottrellKeyboards – David PaichProducer – David Foster, Michael JacksonProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Steve Porcaro
5:02
2-16 Michael Jackson They Don't Care About Us
Backing Vocals – Andrae Crouch Choir*Guitar [Background] – Slash (3), Trevor RabinProducer – Michael Jackson
4:44
2-17 Michael Jackson You Rock My World
Executive-Producer – Michael JacksonInstruments [All] – Michael Jackson, Rodney JerkinsPerformer [Intro] – Chris Tucker (2), Michael JacksonProducer – Michael Jackson, Rodney JerkinsWritten-By – Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Michael J. Jackson*, Nora Payne, Rodney Jerkins
5:08

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© 2005 MJJ Productions Inc.
℗ 1972 Motown Records, a division of UMG Recording Inc.
1978, 1983 Sony BMG Music Entertainment,
1979, 1982, 1987, 1991, 1995, 2001, 2005 MJJ Productions Inc.
This package consists of previously released material.
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CD version of The Essential Michael Jackson (2xLP).

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Michael Jackson has been entertaining the world with his incredible musical talent, unequaled dance moves and ground-breaking creativity for over 4 decades. With three #1 smash hits by the time he was 11 years old, to being the first black artist to break the barriers and dominate MTV with his incredible short films, Michael Jackson never ceases to amaze his fans around the world. Now for the first time EVER, take a special journey through the career and musical genius of Michael Jackson from his early recordings with the Jackson 5 to his latest musical works. Listen to the King Of Pop...it's essential.

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  • Barcode: 5 099752 042227
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099752042227
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 1): Sony Music S5204222001-0102 31
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 2): Sony Music S5204222001-0102 71 A03
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 3): Sony Music 55204222001-0102 31 A16
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 4): S5204222001-0102 64 A6
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1, Variant 5): Sony Music S5204222001-0102 71 B11
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 1): Sony Music S5204222001-0202 24
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 2): Sony Music S5204222001-0202 51 A2
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 3): Sony Music S5204222001-0202 24 A21
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 4): S5204222001-0202 41 A7
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2, Variant 5): Sony Music S5204222001-0202 81 A11
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 4, 5): IFPI L551
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1, 2, 4, 5): IFPI L551
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 3): IFPI L554
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 1): IFPI 947C
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 2): IFPI 948R
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 3): IFPI 946S
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 4): IFPI 944N
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1, Variant 5): IFPI 94Y4
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 1): IFPI 946S
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 2): IFPI 948P
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 3): IFPI 944S
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 4): IFPI 941T
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2, Variant 5): IFPI 941Q
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA
  • Label Code: LC 00199

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520422 2, 5204222001, EPC520422 2 Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson(2xCD, Comp, RP) Epic, Legacy, MJJ Productions, Sony Music, Epic, Legacy, MJJ Productions, Sony Music, Epic, Legacy, MJJ Productions, Sony Music 520422 2, 5204222001, EPC520422 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
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EICP-20051 Michael Jackson The Essential Michael Jackson(2xCD, Comp, Ltd, Blu) Epic EICP-20051 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
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becane

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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.