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HIStory - Past, Present and Future, Book I

Michael Jackson

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Album Review

Michael Jackson's double-disc HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I is a monumental achievement of ego. The first disc is a collection of his post-Motown hits, featuring some of the greatest music in pop history, including "Billie Jean," "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Beat It," and "Rock with You," and it's filled with enough prime material to be thoroughly intoxicating. The second disc, consisting entirely of new material, is easily the most personal album Jackson has recorded, as references to his scandals permeate almost every song, creating a thick atmosphere of paranoia. Occasionally, Jackson produces some well-crafted pop that ranks with his best material: R. Kelly's "You Are Not Alone" is seductive and "Scream" improves on the slamming beats of his earlier single "Jam."

Customer Reviews

Underrated... :(

HIStory has Michaels' most underrated songs like Stranger In Moscow and Little Susie.... Am I right????

Very underrated second disc

The second disc to this set is AMAZING! Disc 2 (which is the original material of this set) is some of MJ's most innovative work, yet due to his lifestyle and the controversy surrounding him and his life, the history album was kind of swept under the rug. Hopefully with his death people can listen to his music now without prejudice, since now they do not have to be fascinated with the man. The first disc is classic MJ, only would have wished that Smooth Criminal was on it, but hey now we can just download the extra song from iTunes. Buy this entire album (it's a great deal here) and then buy Smooth Criminal seperately and you'll have the perfect MJ collection for the casual listener.

History; past, present

This is such a complete selection of his grown-up career. Hit after hit after hit! I'll never get tired of it. I love you Michael for always!

Biography

Born: August 29, 1958 in Gary, IN

Genre: Pop

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

Michael Jackson was unquestionably the biggest pop star of the '80s, 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), and he...
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