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Format: CD
Sku: 208974586
UPC: 886973098523
UPC 14: 00886973098523
Release Date: 8/26/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. I Want You Back ~ Michael Jackson
2. ABC ~ Michael Jackson
3. Love You Save, The ~ Michael Jackson
4. Got To Be There ~ Michael Jackson
5. Rockin' Robin ~ Michael Jackson
6. Ben ~ Michael Jackson
7. Enjoy Yourself ~ Michael Jackson
8. Blame It On The Boogie ~ Michael Jackson
9. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) ~ Michael Jackson
10. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough ~ Michael Jackson
11. Rock With You ~ Michael Jackson
12. Off The Wall ~ Michael Jackson
13. She's Out Of My Life ~ Michael Jackson
14. Can You Feel It ~ Michael Jackson
15. Girl Is Mine, The ~ Michael Jackson
16. Billie Jean ~ Michael Jackson
17. Beat It ~ Michael Jackson
18. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' ~ Michael Jackson
19. Human Nature ~ Michael Jackson
20. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) ~ Michael Jackson
21. Thriller ~ Michael Jackson
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Bad ~ Michael Jackson
2. I Just Can't Stop Loving You ~ Michael Jackson
3. Leave Me Alone ~ Michael Jackson
4. Way You Make Me Feel, The ~ Michael Jackson
5. Man In The Mirror ~ Michael Jackson
6. Dirty Diana ~ Michael Jackson
7. Another Part Of Me ~ Michael Jackson
8. Smooth Criminal ~ Michael Jackson
9. Black Or White ~ Michael Jackson
10. Heal The World ~ Michael Jackson
11. Remember The Time ~ Michael Jackson
12. In The Closet ~ Michael Jackson
13. Who Is It ~ Michael Jackson
14. Will You Be There ~ Michael Jackson
15. Dangerous ~ Michael Jackson
16. You Are Not Alone ~ Michael Jackson
17. You Rock My World ~ Michael Jackson
Disc 3
Song Title
1. Can't Get Outta The Rain ~ Michael Jackson
2. Say, Say, Say ~ Michael Jackson
3. Jam ~ Michael Jackson
4. They Don't Care About Us ~ Michael Jackson
5. Blood On The Dance Floor ~ Michael Jackson
6. Stranger In Moscow ~ Michael Jackson
7. Butterflies ~ Michael Jackson

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Michael Jackson (vocals, percussion, background vocals); Christa Larson, Ashley Farell, Linda Harmon, Siedah Garrett, Vincent Price (vocals); L.T.B., Heavy D (rap vocals); Andre Harris (various instruments); David Williams , Slash, Steve Lukather, Steve Stevens , Trevor Rabin, Marlo Henderson (guitar); Michael Sembello, Roland Bautista , Tito Jackson (guitars); Jeff Bradshaw, Matt Cappy (horns); David Paich (keyboards, synthesizer, bass instrument); Brad Buxer, Teddy Riley (keyboards, synthesizer, drum programming); Steve Porcaro (keyboards, synthesizer); Ed Green (keyboards, drums); Greg Phillinganes (keyboards); George Duke (synthesizer, programming); Michael Boddicker (synthesizer); Bobby Watson, Gary King, Louis Johnson, Nathan Watts (bass instrument); Rick Morotta (drums, percussion); John "4 Daddman" Robinson (drums); Claudio Slon , Laudir DeOliveira (congas); Paulinho Da Costa, Randy Jackson , Richard Heath (percussion); Matt Carpenter (programming); Marsha Ambrosius, Becky Lopez, Zedric Williams, James Ingram , Jim Gilstrap, Julia Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Andra? Crouch Choir, Oren Waters, Paulette McWilliams, Mortonette Jenkins, Augie Johnson, Bunny Hull (background vocals); Frank DiLeo, Seawind Horns, The Winans.
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Don Murray ; Jay Marks; Joe Tarsia; Peter Granet.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Tom Tom 84; Jorge Del Barrio Jr.; Christopher Currell; David Paich; Greg Phillinganes; The Corporation ; Jackie Johnson; Jerry Hey; Johnny Mandel; Michael Jackson; Quincy Jones; Ren? Moore; Rod Temperton; Teddy Riley; The Jacksons; Ben Wright ; John Bahler; Bobby Martin; Bruce Swedien.
Muze PNote The title might sound like hyperbole, but this two-disc collection is, in fact, a pretty fair summation of Michael Jackson's career up to 2005. Of course, it's impossible for two discs to hold every hit single Michael Jackson has ever had, but THE ESSENTIAL MICHAEL JACKSON starts with the Jackson Five's debut single, "I Want You Back," and ends 38 tracks later with the 2001 comeback attempt "You Rock My World." In between is a chronological overview of some of the most significant pop music in the last three decades of the 20th century, climaxing with about two-thirds of THRILLER and half of OFF THE WALL, the album that in retrospect sounds even fresher and more exciting than its blockbuster follow-up. Disc Two starts in 1987 with eight tracks from the underrated BAD, and its second half does the listener the handy service of compressing the second act of Michael Jackson's life story (a time when the tabloid headlines were overshadowing his increasingly formulaic music) into nine entirely respectable, if not earth-shattering, singles.

Producer: Hal Davis; The Corporation; Jerry Marcellino; Kenny Gamble; Leon Huff; Mel Larson; Michael Jackson; Andre Harris; Quincy Jones; R. Kelly; Rodney Jerkins; Teddy Riley; The Jacksons; Bill Bottrell; Bruce Swedien

Engineer: Don Murray; Joe Tarsia; Peter Granet

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Motown Singles Collection (1972-1992)
Muze Music Compilations Characters
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection
Muze Music Compilations Movie Music-Definitive Perform
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Best Of Motown 1970s
Muze Music Compilations From Q With Love
Muze Music Compilations More Motown Classics Gold
Muze Music Compilations Number 1's
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music: 80's
Muze Music Compilations Motown: The Complete #1's (Box Set) (Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 11B:1971(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Motown 50 Fanthology
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Christmas Collection
Muze Music Compilations 2011 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations Icon:motown Classics
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations DYNAMITE(Bonus Tracks)

Associated Artists and Works

Immortal ~ Cirque Du Soleil
Immortal [Deluxe Edition] ~ Cirque Du Soleil
Easy Star All-Stars
Easy Star's Thrillah [Digipak] ~ Easy Star All-Stars
Jackson 5 (The)
The Jacksons Story: Number 1s [Digipak] ~ Jackson, Jermaine
Original Soundtrack
Michael Jackson's This Is It ~ Original Soundtrack
On the Dance Floor ~ Rava, Enrico
The Sunset Lounge Orchestra

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/26/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2005
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697309852
Music Label Name Label : Legacy
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 3
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886973098523

Professional Reviews

Uncut (p.119)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "[T]his is magical pop."

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Jackson,Michael
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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