Michael Jackson ‎– Number Ones

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Greatest hits album and DVD, initially released on November 17, 2003 worldwide and on November 18, 2003 in the United States. The US version, International version and DVDs have slightly different track listings.

There were four different covers: a shot from the “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough” music video (1979), a shot from a “Billie Jean” live performance (Dangerous World Tour 1992/93), a shot from the “Bad” music video (1987), and a shot from the “Black or White” music video (1991). These represent, respectively, the Off The Wall era, the Thriller (Special Edit) era, the Bad era, and the Dangerous era.

The releases themselves identify those different covers as:
CIRCA 1979 “OFF THE WALL” PERIOD
CIRCA 1984 “THRILLER” PERIOD
CIRCA 1988 “BAD” PERIOD
CIRCA 1995 “HIStory” PERIOD
Accordingly, the releases are identified in the format Free Text Field as Off The Wall-Period Cover, Thriller-Period Cover, Bad-Period Cover, or HIStory-Period Cover. (discussion).

Versions (85)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
513800 2, 2 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic, Epic, MJJ Music, MJJ Music 513800 2, 2 513800 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
EKD90888 Michael Jackson Number Ones (CD+DVD Box-set)(2xBox, Album, Comp + CD + DVD) Epic EKD90888 US 2003 Sell This Version
CPK-3074, 513800 2 Michael Jackson Number Ones (CD, Comp) Sony Music Korea, Epic CPK-3074, 513800 2 South Korea 2003 Sell This Version
FA-20250 Michael Jackson Number Ones(2xHDCD, Album, Comp, Unofficial, Gol) Universal (3) FA-20250 China 2003 Sell This Version
57429-S1 Michael Jackson Number Ones(2xLP, Album, Comp, Promo) Epic 57429-S1 US 2003 Sell This Version
M2VCD56999, 5138002000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(2xVCD, Comp, Thr) Epic Music Video, MJJ Music M2VCD56999, 5138002000 Asia 2003 Sell This Version
M2VCD56999 Michael Jackson Number Ones(2xVCD, Comp, Thr) Epic Music Video, MJJ Music M2VCD56999 Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
XPCD 2893 Michael Jackson Number Ones(4xCD, Comp) Epic, MJJ Productions XPCD 2893 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
513800 2, 2 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Bad) Epic, Epic, MJJ Music, MJJ Music 513800 2, 2 513800 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
EICP 333 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Bad) Epic EICP 333 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
EK 88998 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Bad) Epic EK 88998 US 2003 Sell This Version
5138002000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Bad) Epic 5138002000 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
EK 88998, D151830 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Club, HIS) Epic, Epic EK 88998, D151830 US 2003 Sell This Version
88697046592 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Dis) Epic 88697046592 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
EICP 333 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, HIS) Epic EICP 333 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
513800 2, 2 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, HIS) Epic, Epic, MJJ Music, MJJ Music 513800 2, 2 513800 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
513800.2 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Ltd, Thr) Epic 513800.2 Asia 2003 Sell This Version
2-513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Off) Epic 2-513800 Argentina 2003 Sell This Version
5138002000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Off) Epic 5138002000 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
EK 88998 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Off) Epic, Epic, MJJ Music, MJJ Music EK 88998 US 2003 Sell This Version
2 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Off) Epic 2 513800 Mexico 2003 Sell This Version
513800 2, 2 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Off) Epic, Epic, MJJ Music, MJJ Music 513800 2, 2 513800 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
EICP 333 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Off) Epic EICP 333 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
513800 0, 5138000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Majors Music 513800 0, 5138000 Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
2 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic 2 513800 US 2003 Sell This Version
088998 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic 088998 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
2 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic 2 513800 Asia 2003 Sell This Version
92 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic 92 513800 Colombia 2003 Sell This Version
5138002 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic, MJJ Productions, Sony Music 5138002 Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
EK 88998 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic EK 88998 US 2003 Sell This Version
EK 88998 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic EK 88998 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
5138002 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic, MJJ Productions, Sony Music 5138002 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
AD2003-175 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Unofficial, HIS) Pulldance AD2003-175 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
SCD-C09, 5138002000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp) Latino (2), Epic SCD-C09, 5138002000 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
2 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, Bad) Epic 2 513800 Chile 2003 Sell This Version
5138002000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, HIS) Epic, MJJ Music 5138002000 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
EK 88998 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, HIS) Epic, MJJ Music EK 88998 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
none Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, Promo, Smplr, Off) Epic none Canada 2003 Sell This Version
EICP 333 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, Thr) Epic EICP 333 Japan 2003 Sell This Version
CDEPC 6735 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, Thr) Epic CDEPC 6735 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
2 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, Thr) Epic 2 513800 Chile 2003 Sell This Version
5138002000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, Thr) Epic 5138002000 Australia 2003 Sell This Version
513800 0 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, Thr) Epic 513800 0 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
2 513800 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, Thr) Epic 2 513800 Chile 2003 Sell This Version
none Michael Jackson Number Ones(CDr, Album, Comp, Promo) Epic none UK 2003 Sell This Version
513800 4 Michael Jackson Number Ones(Cass, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic 513800 4 Turkey 2003 Sell This Version
513800 4 Michael Jackson Number Ones(Cass, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic 513800 4 Indonesia 2003 Sell This Version
513800 4 Michael Jackson Number Ones(Cass, Comp, Thr) Epic 513800 4 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
EVD 202250 9 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD, Comp, Off) Epic Music Video EVD 202250 9 2003 Sell This Version
EVD 56999 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, NTSC) Epic Music Video EVD 56999 Canada 2003 Sell This Version
EVD 56999 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, NTSC, Off) Epic Music Video EVD 56999 US 2003 Sell This Version
132247, 9 056999 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, NTSC, Off) Epic Music Video, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 132247, 9 056999 Brazil 2003 Sell This Version
EVD 56999 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, NTSC, Reg) Epic EVD 56999 US 2003 Sell This Version
EVD 202250 9, 2022509000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, PAL, Bad) Epic Music Video, Epic Music Video EVD 202250 9, 2022509000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
EVD 202250 9, 2022509000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, PAL, HIS) Epic Music Video, Epic Music Video EVD 202250 9, 2022509000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
202250 0 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, PAL, Thr) Sony Music, ООО "CP Дистрибуция" 202250 0 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
EVD 202250 9, 2022509000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, PAL, Thr) Epic Music Video, MJJ Music, Epic Music Video, MJJ Music EVD 202250 9, 2022509000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
EVD 202250 9, 2022509000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, PAL, Thr) Epic Music Video, MJJ Music, Sony Music, Epic Music Video, MJJ Music, Sony Music EVD 202250 9, 2022509000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
202250 0 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, PAL, Thr) Sony Music 202250 0 Ukraine 2003 Sell This Version
EVD 202250 9, 2022509000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, PAL, Thr) Epic Music Video, MJJ Music, Epic Music Video, MJJ Music EVD 202250 9, 2022509000 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
none Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, Unofficial, PAL) Not On Label (Michael Jackson) none Russia 2003 Sell This Version
HD-9137 Michael Jackson Number Ones(HDCD, Album, Comp, Unofficial, Gol) Epic HD-9137 China 2003 Sell This Version
XPR 3744 Michael Jackson Twelves(7x12" + Box, Comp, Ltd, Promo) Epic XPR 3744 UK 2003 Sell This Version
073890578X Michael Jackson Number Ones (UMD, Comp) Epic 073890578X US 2006 Sell This Version
88697046592 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Dis) Epic 88697046592 Canada 2007 Sell This Version
88697046592, 5138002 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, RE, Dis) Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony Music, Epic, Sony Music 88697046592, 5138002 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
88697046592, 513800 2 - 5138002000 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, RE, Dis) Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Sony Music, Epic, Sony Music 88697046592, 513800 2 - 5138002000 UK & Europe 2007 Sell This Version
88697 04659 2 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, RE) Epic, MJJ Music 88697 04659 2 US 2008 Sell This Version
EK 88998 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, RE, Thr) Epic, MJJ Music EK 88998 US 2008 Sell This Version
8869738233909 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, PAL, A5 ) Epic Music Video, Sony Music 8869738233909 Czech Republic 2008 Sell This Version
88697278039 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, RE, PAL) Epic, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697278039 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
none Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, Unofficial, PAL, Reg) Not On Label (Michael Jackson) none Russia 2008 Sell This Version
none Michael Jackson Любим И Помним(DVD-V, Comp, Unofficial, PAL, Dig) VAL Video none Russia 2009 Sell This Version
88725442062 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, RE, Gat) Epic 88725442062 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
88697 04659 2 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Sony Music 88697 04659 2 India 2012 Sell This Version
SICP-30431 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, RM, BSC) Epic SICP-30431 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
88883708992 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, RM, Album, Col) Epic 88883708992 US 2013 Sell This Version
88843055682 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, RE, Thr) Epic 88843055682 Russia 2014 Sell This Version
88843055682 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Comp, RE) Epic, Sony Music, Warner Music Russia 88843055682 Russia 2015 Sell This Version
SICP-5248 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic SICP-5248 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
none Michael Jackson Number Ones(2xHDCD, Comp, HIS) Not On Label none Vietnam Unknown Sell This Version
5138002 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CD, Album, Comp, Thr) Epic, MJJ Productions, Sony Music 5138002 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
B-690 Michael Jackson Number Ones(CDr, Album, Comp, Unofficial, Thr) Not On Label (Michael Jackson) B-690 Asia Unknown Sell This Version
202250.9 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, PAL, Thr) Epic Music Video, MJJ Music 202250.9 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
4612457843976 Michael Jackson Number Ones(DVD-V, Comp, Unofficial, PAL) Epic (2) 4612457843976 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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CowPalace1970

CowPalace1970

August 11, 2018
referencing Number Ones, CD, Comp, Bad, 2 513800
Written on the back: Cover Circa 1984 "Thriller" Period - It's curious!
CowPalace1970

CowPalace1970

August 11, 2018
referencing Number Ones, CD, Comp, Thr, 2 513800
There are only 3 cover periods in Chile!
HIStory, Bad and Thriller.
The covers vary from country to country in the caption and cover picture and the back.
The Image here is not available in Chile.
See the cover back here. It's thriller!
https://www.discogs.com/de/Michael-Jackson-Number-Ones/release/8178643
It's curious! Kore and Japan press has another Thriller Cover, too.
vinally-yours

vinally-yours

May 5, 2013
edited over 5 years ago
referencing Twelves, 7x12" + Box, Comp, Ltd, Promo, XPR 3744
There is no denying Michael Jackson’s cultural significance (Music, Dance, Video, Fashion?). I enjoyed listening to this collection even though it does cover the latter part of his career, most of which I consider not to be his finest.
House music has always been a tough sell for me so the remixes of You Are Not Alone, Blood On The Dancefloor and Black Or White (with embarrassing ‘Rap Kick’) I found pretty unimaginative. However Earth Song was much improved by being Housed up.
The brilliance of MJ is most evident not on the singles but on MJ Megamix and Michael Jackson Anthology Mix because they cram in the best briefly. Well they should do, shouldn’t they.
Whilst listening to this collection I was reminded of my most memorable MJ performance, which was back in 1996 when he performed Earth Song at the British Phonographic Industry's annual pop music awards The Brits. Jarvis Cocker from Pulp ‘stormed’ the stage and made what I thought was a very amusing protest. I ended up going out and buying Pulp - This Is Hardcore.
Twelves confirmed that I am happy for MJ to be one of those Artists that I don’t mind listening to on the radio at work, rather than one of those Artists I listen to as part of my record collection.