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EDITORS’ NOTES

This 2005 retrospective of career-spanning singles lives up to its name. After offering a few of Michael’s initial hits with his brothers (“I Want You Back” and “ABC”) and nascent singles as a solo artist, the compilation gains altitude with self-assured pop hits like “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “Off the Wall.” The tracks taken from Thriller and Bad—especially “Billie Jean” and “Man in the Mirror”—capture Jackson at his popular apex, swerving effortlessly from honeyed balladry to sweat-drenched dance tracks. The New Jack Swing-ing “In the Closet” and the inspirational “Heal the World” find his talent transcending the scrutiny of his superstardom. Spinning to a close with "You Rock My World," from his tenth and final studio album, Invincible, this well-selected anthology is a concise single-volume primer on Jackson’s singular career.

EDITORS’ NOTES

This 2005 retrospective of career-spanning singles lives up to its name. After offering a few of Michael’s initial hits with his brothers (“I Want You Back” and “ABC”) and nascent singles as a solo artist, the compilation gains altitude with self-assured pop hits like “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “Off the Wall.” The tracks taken from Thriller and Bad—especially “Billie Jean” and “Man in the Mirror”—capture Jackson at his popular apex, swerving effortlessly from honeyed balladry to sweat-drenched dance tracks. The New Jack Swing-ing “In the Closet” and the inspirational “Heal the World” find his talent transcending the scrutiny of his superstardom. Spinning to a close with "You Rock My World," from his tenth and final studio album, Invincible, this well-selected anthology is a concise single-volume primer on Jackson’s singular career.

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