The Definitive Collection

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released roughly three days after Michael Jackson's passing, The Definitive Collection is a 19-track collection of highlights from his Motown recordings, including the hits he had with his brothers in the Jackson 5. This emphasizes Michael's solo hits over the Jackson 5's -- there are ten cuts of him alone, nine with his brothers and one of those is an alternate "minus mix" of "I'll Be There" -- which skews this a little bit toward puppy love over bubblegum, something that may be a little too syrupy for some listeners, but there's no denying that for fans lacking a collection of Michael's earliest hits, this is a useful compilation, gathering "I Want You Back," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released roughly three days after Michael Jackson's passing, The Definitive Collection is a 19-track collection of highlights from his Motown recordings, including the hits he had with his brothers in the Jackson 5. This emphasizes Michael's solo hits over the Jackson 5's -- there are ten cuts of him alone, nine with his brothers and one of those is an alternate "minus mix" of "I'll Be There" -- which skews this a little bit toward puppy love over bubblegum, something that may be a little too syrupy for some listeners, but there's no denying that for fans lacking a collection of Michael's earliest hits, this is a useful compilation, gathering "I Want You Back," "ABC," "The Love You Save," "Who's Lovin' You," "Never Can Say Goodbye," "Got to Be There," "Rockin' Robin," "Ben," and "Dancing Machine" in one place.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/25/2009
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 602527147833
  • Catalog Number: 001329702
  • Sales rank: 33,024

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Jackson Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Clifton Davis Composer
Michael Lovesmith Producer
Smokey Robinson Composer
Bill Withers Composer
Gene Page Arranger
Renee Armand Composer
Steve Barri Producer
David Blumberg Arranger
James Anthony Carmichael Arranger
Henry Cosby Composer
Hal Davis Composer, Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Arranger, Composer, Producer
Willie Hutch Composer
Mel Larson Producer
Eddy Manson Arranger
Jerry Marcellino Producer
Alphonso Mizell Arranger, Composer, Producer
Fonce Mizell Arranger, Producer
Tony Peluso Producer
Freddie Perren Arranger, Composer, Producer
Deke Richards Arranger, Composer, Producer
David Van De Pitte Arranger
Elliot Willensky Composer
Arthur Wright Arranger
David Ritz Liner Notes
Leon Ware Composer
Sylvia Moy Composer
Vicky Basemore Composer
Neil Citron Engineer
The Corporation Arranger, Composer, Producer
Keni St. Lewis Composer
Sam Brown III Composer
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