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HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Michael Jackson's double-disc HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I is a monumental achievement of ego. Titled "HIStory Begins," the first disc is a collection of his post-Motown hits, featuring some of the greatest music in pop history, including "Billie Jean," "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Beat It," and "Rock with You." It leaves some hits out -- including the number ones "Say Say Say" and "Dirty Diana" -- yet it's filled with enough prime material to be thoroughly intoxicating. The second disc, called "HIStory Continues," consists entirely of new material -- which also happens to be the first material he released since being accused of child ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Michael Jackson's double-disc HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I is a monumental achievement of ego. Titled "HIStory Begins," the first disc is a collection of his post-Motown hits, featuring some of the greatest music in pop history, including "Billie Jean," "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Beat It," and "Rock with You." It leaves some hits out -- including the number ones "Say Say Say" and "Dirty Diana" -- yet it's filled with enough prime material to be thoroughly intoxicating. The second disc, called "HIStory Continues," consists entirely of new material -- which also happens to be the first material he released since being accused of child molestation. "HIStory Continues" is easily the most personal album Jackson has recorded. References to the scandal permeate almost every song, creating a thick atmosphere of paranoia. Occasionally, Jackson produces some well-crafted pop that ranks with his best material: R. Kelly's "You Are Not Alone" is seductive, "Scream" improves on the slamming beats of his earlier single "Jam," and "Stranger in Moscow" is one of his most haunting ballads.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/13/2010
  • Label: Sony Japan
  • EAN: 4547366047455
  • Catalog Number: 6604745


Disc 1
  1. 1 Billie Jean (4:53)
  2. 2 The Way You Make Me Feel (4:57)
  3. 3 Black Or White (4:16)
  4. 4 Rock With You (3:40)
  5. 5 She's Out Of My Life (3:38)
  6. 6 Bad (4:07)
  7. 7 I Just Can't Stop Loving You (4:12)
  8. 8 Man In The Mirror (5:19)
  9. 9 Thriller (5:57)
  10. 10 Beat It (4:18)
  11. 11 The Girl Is Mine (3:42)
  12. 12 Remember The Time (3:59)
  13. 13 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (6:05)
  14. 14 Wanna Be Startin' Something (6:04)
  15. 15 Heal The World (6:26)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Scream (4:38)
  2. 2 They Don't Care About Us (4:44)
  3. 3 Stranger In Moscow (5:44)
  4. 4 This Time Around (4:20)
  5. 5 Earth Song (6:46)
  6. 6 D.S. (4:49)
  7. 7 Money (4:41)
  8. 8 Come Together (4:02)
  9. 9 You Are Not Alone (5:45)
  10. 10 Childhood (Theme From Free Willy 2) (4:27)
  11. 11 Tabloid Junkie (4:32)
  12. 12 2 Bad (4:49)
  13. 13 HIStory (6:37)
  14. 14 Little Susie (6:13)
  15. 15 Smile (4:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Jackson Primary Artist, Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Vocals, Background Vocals
Sandra Crouch Background Vocals
The Winans Background Vocals
Elmer Bernstein Conductor
Boyz II Men Background Vocals
James Ingram Background Vocals
Janet Jackson Vocals, Background Vocals
Trevor Rabin Guitar
Larry Carlton Guitar
Jeremy Lubbock Conductor
Bill Wolfer Keyboards
David Foster Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Nile Rodgers Guitar
Bryan Loren Percussion, Drums, Background Vocals, Synthesizer Bass
Vincent Price Rap
Gregory Martin Voiceover
Bunny Hull Background Vocals
The Notorious B.I.G. Rap
R. Kelly Synthesizer, Keyboards, Background Vocals
Maxi Anderson Choir Conductor
Andraé Crouch Background Vocals
Gloria Augustus Background Vocals
Dallas Austin Synthesizer, Keyboards
Tom Bahler Synclavier
Glen Ballard Keyboards
Brian Banks Keyboards
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer, Keyboards, Choir Conductor
Bill Bottrell Synthesizer, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Bobby Brooks Percussion, Drums
Ollie E. Brown Percussion
Brad Buxer Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Keyboards
Lafayette Carthon Synthesizer, Keyboards
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Christopher Currell Guitar, Percussion, Synclavier
Nathan East Bass
Jackie Gouche Background Vocals
Steve Ferrone Percussion, Drums
Jania Foxworth Children's Chorus
Simon Franglen Synthesizer, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Eric Gale Guitar
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Gary Grant Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Horn
Doug Grigsby Bass
Richard Heath Percussion
Marlo Henderson Guitar
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Conductor, Flugelhorn, Horn
How Now Brown Cow Percussion
Dann Huff Guitar
Kim Hutchcroft Flute, Horn, Saxophone
Crystal Jackson Children's Chorus
Terry Jackson Bass
Jimmy Jam Synthesizer, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Mortonette Jenkins Background Vocals
Augie Johnson Background Vocals
Kimberly Johnson Children's Chorus
Louis Johnson Bass
Randy Kerber Keyboards
L.T.B. Rap, Voiceover
Christa Larson Background Vocals
Terry Lewis Synthesizer, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards, Synthesizer Bass
Becky Lopez Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Bass, Guitar
Paulette McWilliams Background Vocals
Marty Paich Conductor
Michael McCary Background Vocals
Linda McCrary Background Vocals
Nathan Morris Background Vocals
Wanya Morris Background Vocals
David Paich Synthesizer, Bass, Piano, Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Dean Parks Guitar
Paul Peabody Violin, Soloist
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer, Keyboards, fender rhodes, Synthesizer Bass
Tim Pierce Guitar
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer, Keyboards
Guy Pratt Bass
Teddy Riley Keyboards
Keith Rouster Bass
Annette Sanders Choir Conductor
Seawind Horns Horn
Slash Guitar
Jimmy Smith Soloist, Hammond B3
Shawn Stockman Background Vocals
Bruce Swedien Percussion, Drums
Rod Temperton Keyboards
Eddie Van Halen Guitar
Gerald Vinci Concert Master
Randy Waldman Synthesizer, Keyboards
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Chuck Wild Synthesizer, Percussion, Drums, Keyboards
Buddy Williams Percussion, Drums
Zedric Williams Background Vocals
Colin Wolfe Bass
David "Hawk" Wolinski fender rhodes
Shaquille O'Neal Rap
Jesse Corti Voiceover
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Suzie Katayama Conductor
Rodger Bumpass Voiceover
Crystal Pounds Children's Chorus
Wayne Pedzwater Bass
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone, Horn
Hattie Winston Voiceover
Ashley Farrell Voiceover
Tracy Spindler Children's Chorus
Brandi Stewart Children's Chorus
Bobby Watson Bass
James "Big Jim" Wright Organ, Piano
Angela Fisher Children's Chorus
Anna Mathias Voiceover
Alan Shearman Voiceover
Kandy Johnson Children's Chorus
Rob Hoffman Guitar
The Andraé Crouch Singers Background Vocals
Leah Frazier Soloist
Carol Dennis Background Vocals
Gary Adante Synthesizer, Keyboards
Ed Wiesnieski Narrator
Charity Young Children's Chorus
Larry Williams Flute, Horn, Saxophone
Nikisha Grier Children's Chorus
Reeve Carney Children's Chorus
Chauna Bryant Children's Chorus
Randy Jackson Percussion
Caleena Campbell Children's Chorus
Caryn Jones Children's Chorus
John Barnes Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Bill Ross Conductor
Maxine Waters Background Vocals
Andres McKenzie Voiceover
Jen Leigh Guitar
Susan Silo Voiceover
Dawn McMillan Voiceover
Jeff Mirinov Guitar
Phillip G. Proctor Voiceover
Natalia Harris Children's Chorus
Maurice La Marche Voiceover
Jonathon Ungar Children's Chorus
Jason Martz Keyboards
Rob Arbitter Synthesizer, Keyboards
Omar Hakin Percussion, Drums
John Robinson Drums
Daniel Medvedev Narrator
Crystal Grant Children's Chorus
Rhonda Hoskins Children's Chorus
Markita Prescott Soloist
Jonathan Mackey Piano
The John Bahler Singers Background Vocals
Coy Mattison Children's Chorus
Technical Credits
Elmer Bernstein Orchestral Arrangements
Siedah Garrett Composer, Duet
Janet Jackson Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Duet
Michael Jackson Arranger, Composer, Director, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, keyboard arrangements, Synthesizer Arrangements, Sequencing Arranger
John Lennon Composer
Paul McCartney Composer, Duet
Quincy Jones Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Jeremy Lubbock Arranger
David Foster Producer, Orchestral Arrangements, Synthesizer Arrangements
Jacqueline Kennedy Liner Notes
R. Kelly Arranger, Composer, Producer
Andraé Crouch Vocal Arrangements
Dallas Austin Arranger, Composer, Producer
John Bahler Vocal Arrangements
Tom Bahler Composer
Glen Ballard Composer, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Bernard Belle Composer
Michael Boddicker Sound Design
Bill Bottrell Composer, Producer, Engineer
Miko Brando Staff
Bobby Brooks Engineer, Sound Design
Brad Buxer Arranger, Sound Effects, Orchestration, Soundscape, Sequencing Arranger
Charlie Chaplin Composer
Richard Cottrell Engineer
Christopher Currell rhythm arrangement
Eddie DeLena Engineer
Felipe Elgueta Engineer
Matt Forger Sound Effects, Engineer, Soundscape
Simon Franglen Synclavier Programming
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Douglas Getschall drum programming
Kevin Gilbert Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Synthesizer Arrangements
Steve Hodge Engineer
Jean-Marie Horvat Engineer
Jimmy Jam Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Craig Johnson Engineer, Assistant Technical Director
Nathan Kaproff Orchestral Coordinator
Donn Landee Engineer
Jesse Levy Orchestral Coordinator
Terry Lewis Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, drum programming
Brian Malouf Engineer
Johnny Mandel Arranger, String Arrangements
Marty Paich Composer, Orchestral Arrangements
Harry Maslin Engineer
Peter Mokran Engineer, drum programming
Gary Olazabal Engineer
David Paich rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Greg Phillinganes rhythm arrangement
Steve Porcaro Orchestral Realizations
Teddy Riley Composer, Producer, Engineer, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Bruce Swedien Arranger, Composer, Sound Effects, Producer, Engineer, Liner Notes, Soundscape
Rod Temperton Composer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
John VanNest Engineer
Stephen Walker Art Direction
Dan Wallin Engineer
Chuck Wild Sound Effects, Soundscape, Sound Design
Geoff Grace Orchestration
James Harris Composer
Geoff Parsons Composer
Nancy Donald Art Direction
Greg Gorman Artwork
Andrew Scheps Sound Effects, Engineer, drum programming, Soundscape, Synclavier Programming
Lester Cohen Artwork
Harrison Funk Artwork
Claudio Ordenes Engineer
Sam Emerson Artwork
Annie Leibovitz Artwork
Matthew Rolston Artwork
Steven Spielberg Liner Notes
Jonathan Exley Artwork
Scott Pittinsky Sound Design
Brad Sundberg Engineer
Amy Hartman Staff
Rob Hoffman Engineer
Emily Bernstein Orchestration
Dave Way Engineer
Elizabeth Taylor Liner Notes
Ben Wright String Arrangements
David Coleman Art Direction
Suzy Vaughan Sample Clearance
Nate Giorgio Artwork
John Barnes Vocal Arrangements
Bill Ross Orchestral Arrangements
Darryl Ross Sound Design
Roberta Swedien Sound Design
Bettye Bailey Staff
Grace Rwaramba Staff
Gorrfried Helnwein Artwork
Gary Hearne Staff
Evvy Tavasci Executive Administrator
Diana Walczak Sculpture
David Nordahl Artwork
Yannick Allain Staff
Wayne Nagin Staff
Steven Paul Whitsitt Artwork
Stephan Vaughn Artwork
Scott "House" Shaffer Staff
Rosemary Chavira Staff
Reagans Carter Artwork
Llyswen Vaughan Sample Clearance
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