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Editors’ Notes

There was so much controversy orbiting around Michael Jackson’s untimely death that in the midst of all the hoopla, it was easy to overlook the incredible music that defined and befuddled his life, save for the 2009 documentary This Is It. This accompanying collection of songs serves as both a celebration and eulogy of Jackson’s life in music. It begins with the svelte funk of “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’,” the leading track from the world’s biggest selling album of all time, 1982’s Thriller. Basketball fans should delight in the following tune “Jam,” from 1991’s Dangerous, as it also served as the theme song for the Chicago Bulls back when Michael Jordan starred in the song’s video. The stellar remastering of “Jam” allows all the studio nuances to pop out of the song. This is even more evident on the remastered “Beat It,” especially on Eddie Van Halen’s amazing guitar work where you can really hear the textures and tone like never before. The heartfelt title track closes this compilation — “This Is It” was co-written by Paul Anka. Exclusive to the soundtrack, original tapes of the song were purportedly found in a box of Jackson’s belongings following his death.

Customer Reviews

Sony - Skuffende. Michael - Fantastisk!

Som altid - selv efter kongens død - bliver Sony ved med at udsende opsamlingsalbums. Skrot opsamlingerne, og nøjes med det nye musik.

Og mht. det nye - så er alt det nye en spændende indsigt i kongens arbejdsproces, og SOOML Demoen er simpelthen sublim! Den nye sang - This Is It - er blot en tilfældig demo fra gemmerne, og burde ALDRIG have set dagens lys. SKAM, Sony!

Michael er stor men albummet elendigt.

Rent spild af penge, og glubsk udnyttelse af fans fra pladeselskabet side. Køb langt hellere en af de gamle opsamlinger med en bedre lyd/mere oplagt MJ

This is it

This is a great album! Can't wait to the Movie comes out! I got my tickets!!



Born: 29 August 1958 in Gary, IN

Genre: Pop

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Michael Jackson was unquestionably the biggest pop star of the late 20th century, and certainly one of the most popular recording artists of all time. In his prime, Jackson was an unstoppable juggernaut, possessed of all the tools to dominate the charts seemingly at will: an instantly identifiable voice, eye-popping dance moves, stunning musical versatility, and loads of sheer star power. His 1982 blockbuster Thriller became the biggest-selling album of all time (probably his best-known accomplishment),...
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