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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As the first excavation of Michael Jackson's vaults, Michael carries the weight of expectation. After Jackson split with Quincy Jones following 1987's Bad, he had a revolving door of producers in his studio, many of them major producer. Michael rounds up ten of these, relying heavily on cuts he was tinkering with in the years after Invincible (including tracks with cameos by Akon and 50 Cent). Much of this recalls Dangerous, heavier on rhythms than melody. Tellingly, the exceptions to the rule are the oldest tunes here -- "Behind the Mask" and "Much Too Soon," both dating back to Thriller, and "(I Like) The Way You Love Me," an outtake first aired on the 2004 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
As the first excavation of Michael Jackson's vaults, Michael carries the weight of expectation. After Jackson split with Quincy Jones following 1987's Bad, he had a revolving door of producers in his studio, many of them major producer. Michael rounds up ten of these, relying heavily on cuts he was tinkering with in the years after Invincible (including tracks with cameos by Akon and 50 Cent). Much of this recalls Dangerous, heavier on rhythms than melody. Tellingly, the exceptions to the rule are the oldest tunes here -- "Behind the Mask" and "Much Too Soon," both dating back to Thriller, and "(I Like) The Way You Love Me," an outtake first aired on the 2004 box The Ultimate Collection and reworked here.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/14/2010
  • Label: Epic
  • UPC: 886976677329
  • Catalog Number: 766773
  • Sales rank: 51,622

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hold My Hand - Akon (3:33)
  2. 2 Hollywood Tonight (4:31)
  3. 3 Keep Your Head Up (4:51)
  4. 4 (I Like) the Way You Love Me (4:34)
  5. 5 Monster - 50 Cent (5:05)
  6. 6 Best of Joy (3:03)
  7. 7 Breaking News (4:14)
  8. 8 (I Can't Make It) Another Day - Lenny Kravitz (3:55)
  9. 9 Behind the Mask (5:02)
  10. 10 Much Too Soon (2:48)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Jackson Primary Artist, Vocals, Background Vocals
Lenny Kravitz Bass, Gong, Electric Guitar, Background Vocals, Noise, Timpani, Mini Moog
Tommy Emmanuel Guitar
Shanice Wilson Background Vocals
Alex Al Bass
Rudy Bird Musician
Charlie Bisharat Concert Master
David Campbell Conductor
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Dave Grohl Drums
Mischke Background Vocals
Tommy Morgan Harmonica
Jon Nettlesbey Keyboards
Greg Phillinganes Keyboards
Jamie Wollam Musician
Sean Hurley Musician
Benjamin F. Wright Conductor
Duane Starling Background Vocals
Cameron Stone Musician
Suzie Katayama Accordion
Eric Jackson Guitar
Taryll Jackson Spoken Word
Stuart Brawley Voices, Musician
James "Big Jim" Wright Keyboards
Stacey Michaels Voices
Mike Phillips Saxophone
50 Cent Rap
Joe Corcoran Musician
James Porte Background Vocals, Musician
Monty Neuble Musician
Dave Barron Noise
Sharon Jackson Musician
Nicole Garcia Musician
The Regiment Horn
Theron "Neff U" Feemster Keyboards
Thomas Drayton Bass
Craig Ross Guitar (12 String Electric)
Paulino da Costa Percussion
Edward Brown Keyboards
Erick Walls Guitar
Eddie Cascio Musician
Alphonso Jones Background Vocals
Michael LeFevre Voices
Lisa Orkin Voices
Nigel Maynard screams
Naiden Maynard screams
Sandy Orkin Voices
William C. Champlin Piano
Danny Ray McDonald Jr. Human Whistle
Michael Durham Prince Human Whistle
Technical Credits
Michael Jackson Composer, Producer, Concept, Inspiration
Lenny Kravitz Composer, Producer, drum programming, Horn Samples, String Samples
Leon F. Sylvers III Vocal Arrangements
Brad Buxer Composer, Producer
David Campbell Arranger
Khaliq Glover Engineer
Dave Hampton Voice Engineer
Drew Harris Engineer
Henry Hirsch Vocal Engineer
Mischke Vocal Engineer
Jon Nettlesbey Engineer, Digital Editing, drum programming
Teddy Riley Composer, Programming, Producer
Ryuichi Sakamoto Composer
Allen Sides Engineer
John McClain Producer
Benjamin F. Wright Arranger
Glen Marchese Engineer
Stuart Brawley Engineer
James "Big Jim" Wright drum programming
James Murray Engineer
Joe Corcoran Engineer, drum programming
Vlado Meller Mastering
Alex Alvarez Programming
Akon Programming, Producer, Instrumentation, Duet
Curtis Jackson Composer
James Porte Composer, drum programming
Dave Barron drum programming
Luis Navarro Engineer
The Benjamin Wright Orchestra String Section
Scott Elgin Engineer
Alioune Thiam Composer
Matt Paul Recording Assistant
Claude Kelly Composer
Konvict Producer
Mark "Exit" Goodchild Engineer
Kory Aaron Recording Assistant
Myron Chandler Voice Engineer
Giorgio Tuinfort Composer, Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Chris Mosdell Composer
Theron "Neff U" Feemster Producer, drum programming, Instrumentation
Miguel Scott Recording Assistant
Sheri Lee Art Direction
Ryan Wiese Recording Assistant
Justin Pintar Recording Assistant
Andrew Wuepper Engineer
Wessel Oltheten Engineer
Christina Rodriguez Art Direction
Franck Van Der Heijden String Arrangements
C. "Tricky" Stewart Producer
Mack Woodward Recording Assistant
Brian "B-Luv" Thomas Engineer
Eelco Bakker Recording Assistant
Eddie Cascio Composer
Dennis Krijnen Recording Assistant
Michael LeFevre Vocal Producer
Kadir Nelson Cover Art
Angelikson Producer
Michael Durham Prince Engineer, Vocal Engineer
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Posted December 9, 2010

    MUST HAVE! MJ

    I just got to listen to the album first hand on his official cite and I had to say that it's beyond amazing, as if it would be anything else other than brilliant! MJ knows how to deliver...even beyond the grave ='( Miss you MJ...Gone way to soon

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2011

    Awesome!

    Go and buy it!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    Classic Michael

    Yes, it may be a mish-mash of MJ in all his various styles, but it's still classic Michael....heartfelt, sincere, funky, in-your-face and sadly we won't know how prepared he was to release these songs. But he can still make you move and want to sing out loud and his genius is undeniable. He is the King of Pop...always. Enjoy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2011

    Excellent album

    This is a great album especially for someone who is no longer with us. Michael is a true icon and legend. No one can compare. Hope you enjoy this as much as me and my family.

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