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The Essential Michael Jackson [Limited Edition 3.0]

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All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
There are several Michael Jackson greatest-hits compilations out there, each one its own take on what should be the definitive portrait of the gloved one's career. The Ultimate Collection, The Essential Collection different from the one here, and Number Ones have all surfaced in 2003 and 2004, and HIStory a few years prior. Each one of these collections, while commendable in its attempt to thoroughly document Jackson's accomplishments, has fallen woefully short in one aspect or another. This has finally been rectified with this installment of Sony's outstanding Essential collection. Starting with his campaign with his brothers in the Jackson 5, this two-disc set tours ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rob Theakston
There are several Michael Jackson greatest-hits compilations out there, each one its own take on what should be the definitive portrait of the gloved one's career. The Ultimate Collection, The Essential Collection different from the one here, and Number Ones have all surfaced in 2003 and 2004, and HIStory a few years prior. Each one of these collections, while commendable in its attempt to thoroughly document Jackson's accomplishments, has fallen woefully short in one aspect or another. This has finally been rectified with this installment of Sony's outstanding Essential collection. Starting with his campaign with his brothers in the Jackson 5, this two-disc set tours through every important single and every important fan favorite short of including his duet with Paul McCartney on "Say Say Say" the Beatle does, however, make an appearance here on "The Girl Is Mine". From Off the Wall to Dangerous, it's all here in one concise package, making it the ideal reference point from which exploration into his deeper catalog can begin. While die-hard fans will already have every single song contained herein and may be weary to purchase another greatest-hits compilation short of a greatest-hits compilation including his backing vocals on Rockwell's "Somebody's Watching Me," this may be the only one fans and casual listeners will ever have to purchase to get their fill of the King of Pop's magic. [Epic/Legacy's Limited Edition 3.0 appeared in 2008 and included a bonus CD -- in addition to the original, two-CD set.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886973098523
  • Catalog Number: 730985
  • Sales rank: 8,494

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 (2:58)
  2. 2 ABC - The Jackson 5 (2:57)
  3. 3 The Love You Save - The Jackson 5 (3:05)
  4. 4 Got to Be There (3:25)
  5. 5 Rockin' Robin (2:32)
  6. 6 Ben (2:46)
  7. 7 Enjoy Yourself - The Jacksons (3:21)
  8. 8 Blame It on the Boogie - The Jacksons (3:30)
  9. 9 Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - The Jacksons (3:44)
  10. 10 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (5:51)
  11. 11 Rock with You (3:23)
  12. 12 Off the Wall (3:45)
  13. 13 She's out of My Life (3:37)
  14. 14 Can You Feel It (3:50)
  15. 15 The Girl Is Mine - Paul McCartney (3:41)
  16. 16 Billie Jean (4:52)
  17. 17 Beat It (4:18)
  18. 18 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (4:17)
  19. 19 Human Nature (3:45)
  20. 20 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (3:58)
  21. 21 Thriller (5:12)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Bad (4:07)
  2. 2 I Just Can't Stop Loving You (4:11)
  3. 3 Leave Me Alone (4:40)
  4. 4 The Way You Make Me Feel (4:26)
  5. 5 Man in the Mirror - Andraé Crouch Choir (5:18)
  6. 6 Dirty Diana (4:40)
  7. 7 Another Part of Me (3:46)
  8. 8 Smooth Criminal (4:17)
  9. 9 Black or White (3:22)
  10. 10 Heal the World - John Bahler Singers (6:25)
  11. 11 Remember the Time (3:59)
  12. 12 In the Closet - Mystery Girl (4:48)
  13. 13 Who Is It (3:59)
  14. 14 Will You Be There - The Andraé Crouch Singers (3:40)
  15. 15 Dangerous (6:59)
  16. 16 You Are Not Alone (4:55)
  17. 17 You Rock My World (5:08)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Can't Get Outta the Rain (4:06)
  2. 2 Say, Say, Say - Paul McCartney (3:56)
  3. 3 Jam (5:38)
  4. 4 They Don't Care About Us (4:46)
  5. 5 Blood on the Dance Floor (4:14)
  6. 6 Stranger in Moscow (5:45)
  7. 7 Butterflies (4:41)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Jackson Primary Artist
Siedah Garrett Vocals
James Ingram Background Vocals
Paul McCartney Vocals, Background Vocals, Soloist
Trevor Rabin Guitar
Steve Stevens Guitar, Soloist
George Duke Synthesizer
Roland Bautista Guitar
Bryan Loren Percussion
Michael Sembello Guitar
Vincent Price Rap
Bunny Hull Background Vocals
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer, Keyboards
Brad Buxer Synthesizer, Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Frank DiLeo Breathing
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Linda Harmon Soprano (Vocal)
Richard Heath Percussion
Marlo Henderson Guitar
Tito Jackson Guitar
Mortonette Jenkins Background Vocals
Augie Johnson Background Vocals
Gary King Bass
L.T.B. Rap
Christa Larson Vocals
Becky Lopez Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Guitar
Paulette McWilliams Background Vocals
Johnny Mandel Conductor
Marty Paich Conductor
David Paich Synthesizer, Bass, Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer, Keyboards, Electric Piano
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer, Keyboards
Gerald Vinci Concert Master
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Zedric Williams Background Vocals
David "Hawk" Wolinski Electric Piano
Claudio Slon Conga, Drums
Julia Waters Background Vocals
Nathan Watts Bass
David E. Williams Guitar
Heavy D Rap
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Drums
Andraé Crouch Choir Background Vocals
Marsha Ambrosius Background Vocals
Matt Cappy Horn
Laudir DeOliveira Conga, Drums
Bobby Ray Watson Bass
Norman Jeffrey Bradshaw Horn
Ed Green Drums, Keyboards
Technical Credits
Sandra Crouch Choir Arrangement
Siedah Garrett Composer, Duet
James Ingram Arranger, Composer
Michael Jackson Composer
Paul McCartney Composer
Quincy Jones Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Jeremy Lubbock String Conductor
René Moore Arranger
R. Kelly Producer
Andraé Crouch Vocal Arrangements, Choir Arrangement
John Bahler Arranger
Tom Bahler Composer
Glen Ballard Composer, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Bernard Belle Composer
John Bettis Composer
Don Black Composer
Bill Bottrell Composer, Producer
Brad Buxer drum programming, keyboard arrangements
David Daoud Coleman Art Direction
Bobby Colomby Executive Producer
Christopher Currell rhythm arrangement
Hal Davis Producer
Kenny Gamble Composer, Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Composer
Peter Granet Engineer
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements, Synthesizer Arrangements, String Conductor
Jean-Marie Horvat Engineer
Leon Huff Composer, Producer
Elmar Krohn Composer
Mel Larson Producer
Steve Lukather Arranger
Johnny Mandel Orchestration, String Arrangements
Jerry Marcellino Producer
Marty Paich Arranger, Composer
Alphonso Mizell Composer
Don Murray Engineer
David Paich Arranger, rhythm arrangement, keyboard arrangements
Joseph M. Palmaccio Mastering
Freddie Perren Composer
Greg Phillinganes rhythm arrangement
Steve Porcaro Arranger, Composer
Deke Richards Composer
Walter Scharf Composer
Bruce Swedien Arranger, Composer, Producer
Joe Tarsia Engineer
Rod Temperton Composer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Elliot Willensky Composer
Nelson George Liner Notes
Rodney Jerkins Composer, Producer, Engineer, Instrumentation
Dexter Simmons Engineer
Stuart Brawley Engineer, Digital Editing
Chris Tucker Introduction
Andre Harris Composer, Instrumentation
Fred Jenkins III Composer
Harvey Mason Jr. Digital Editing
Nora Payne Composer
LaShawn Daniels Composer
Bobby Martin Arranger
Douglas Kirkland Cover Photo
Ben Wright String Arrangements
Marsha Ambrosius Composer
Susan Hargrove Packaging Manager
Mike "Cee" Carpenter Programming
John Barnes Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
George Del Barrio String Arrangements
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