19 Songs, 1 Hour 5 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Definitive Collection is a 19-track survey of Michael Jackson's early career with Motown Records. Nine of the tracks are with The Jackson 5, including a modern-day alternate "minus mix" of "I'll Be There" that removes much of the instrumentation and was featured on the then-recent album The Stripped Mixes. The remaining 10 tracks are from Jackson's solo career in the early to mid-'70s, prior to his work with Quincy Jones on Off the Wall and Thriller. His first No. 1 solo pop hit, "Ben," is here alongside fantastic Jackson 5 pop hits such as "I Want You Back," "Never Say Goodbye," "ABC," "Dancing Machine," and "The Love You Save," as well as other solo hits like "Got to Be There," "Rockin' Robin," and "I Wanna Be Where You Are." The original version of "I'll Be There" with The Jackson 5 illustrates young Michael's talents with a ballad, a skill that would serve him well throughout his career. For fans seeking an early-career retrospective of one of the world's most popular musicians, this is a decent place to start.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The Definitive Collection is a 19-track survey of Michael Jackson's early career with Motown Records. Nine of the tracks are with The Jackson 5, including a modern-day alternate "minus mix" of "I'll Be There" that removes much of the instrumentation and was featured on the then-recent album The Stripped Mixes. The remaining 10 tracks are from Jackson's solo career in the early to mid-'70s, prior to his work with Quincy Jones on Off the Wall and Thriller. His first No. 1 solo pop hit, "Ben," is here alongside fantastic Jackson 5 pop hits such as "I Want You Back," "Never Say Goodbye," "ABC," "Dancing Machine," and "The Love You Save," as well as other solo hits like "Got to Be There," "Rockin' Robin," and "I Wanna Be Where You Are." The original version of "I'll Be There" with The Jackson 5 illustrates young Michael's talents with a ballad, a skill that would serve him well throughout his career. For fans seeking an early-career retrospective of one of the world's most popular musicians, this is a decent place to start.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
125 Ratings
125 Ratings
RandomizedCrazy ,

Michael is my cousin

Michael Is my bro i cant believe he passed the way he did and when he did I remember the funeral.

Cat Captain K ,

Gives me the chills

Michael is/was so talented. I get the chills just listening to his music.

Soulful one ,

Finally great songs at a low price!

The songs sounds great good tone & all original well worth the price. a must album.

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