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A Day With Michael Jackson Book CoverA Day With Michael Jackson (Book)
Released: 27-11-2015

Reginald Garcia had a special day in 1978 when he had the opportunity to meet, in person, Michael Jackson, the King of Pop. This book are Reggie’s reflections – through the written word and the lens of his camera – of meeting such a wonderful, caring, and considerate man.

His experience, best captured through the musings and the photos that follow, give insight into a day in the life of Michael Jackson. These pictures are a remembrance of one of the greatest performers the world has ever known. The author spent the entire day shooting pictures on-stage, in the dressing room, with and without the Jackson brothers. Michael was only 19 years old at the time.

Garcia was then a student at the California Tech and a freelance photographer. A friend of his sister, who works for CBS Records, who asked him to take pictures of the brothers in this session. It will therefore spend the day with the group, meet the future King of Pop, and make many photos.

The 3 pictures of Michael never published before, 1 B/W cover and 2 color. The black and white photos taken during the filming of the video pauses. "I asked him to sit facing a mirror and make as if reading a letter from a girlfriend, he had just received," says Garcia, speaking of Michael. This gives pictures of the star with her reflection in the mirror. An echo, as it were, under the singer, Man in the Mirror, the photographer has realized the parallel until years later.

The color photos show the Jackson 5 dressed in blue tuxedos, singing on stage.

Publisher: ?
Author: Reginald Garcia
ISBN: B0195HI5IM
Pages: 50
Printed: ?
Guide price: 20 €

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Source: Amazon / Billie Jean


Say Say Say (2015 Remix) Maxi-Single CoverSay Say Say (2015 Remix) [Maxi-Single]
Released: 27-11-2015

The limited edition maxi-single of 'Say Say Say' (Remix 2015) will be available in stores on November 27th, 2015 through MPL Communications Inc. label. Drawn to 3500 copies according to the site Record Store Day this vinyl is not easy to find.

As you can discover in this picture, the maxi-single towers is transparent. It is housed in a first pouch with the famous photograph of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney which itself is housed in the new artwork.

The 2015 remix of the 1983 hit 'Say Say Say' originally recorded with Michael Jackson for the album 'Pipes Of Peace'. B-side is an instrumental version of the song.

An access code is also provided to download in mp3 format on the official website of Paul McCartney both versions on this maxi-single.

There will also be released a promo cd-single with one track.

Track list:

CD-Single (Promo)
1. Say Say Say (2015 Remix)

Maxi-Single
A:
1. Say Say Say (with Paul McCartney) [2015 Remix] - 6:55

B:
1. Say Say Say (with Paul McCartney) [2015 Remix - Instrumental] - 6:57

Say Say Say (2015 Remix) Maxi-Single

The maxi-single towers is transparent. It is housed in a first pouch with the famous photograph of Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney which itself is housed in the new artwork.

Record label: MPL Communications Inc.
Series number: HRM-38269-01
Printed: EU
Guide price: 20 €

Source: MJ France / Billie Jean


Michael Jackson 2015 Calendar
Released: 11-11-2015

It's hard to accept that the 'King of Pop' is no longer with us. Danilo's magnificent Michael Jackson calendar for 2016.

This magnificent Michael Jackson 2016 calendar, features iconic images of one of pop's few true musical giants as well as a stunning centre-spread. So allow the magic to live on, not just for 'One Day in Your Life' but forever and order your copy now.

Shipping will start on November 11th.

Calendar 2016 Cover

Specifications
Height: 420 mm
Width: 297mm
Product code: 126
Guide price: 12,5 €

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Kunstwerke Von Michael Jackson Book CoverKunstwerke Von Michael Jackson (Book)
Released: 11-2015

Stunned the world of music has on 25 June 2009 the news suffered from the unexpected death of Michael Jackson have to. The exact circumstances of his death
will probably never fully understood - his melodies contrast have made him immortal.

Found a balance to his life in the world public Michael Jackson in the painting. Accompanied by the famous Australian artist Brett Livingston Sir Michael Jackson has created a collection of drawings and paintings that emphasize an unknown side of his musical talent.

Sir Brett explained in this book Motivation and motives of Michael Jackson in painting; and his mother Katherine Jackson told the importance already had the painting for her son at a young age. Is supplemented this book of previously unpublished photos of Michael Jackson from the family album; Photos about painting, showing him with other world stars in front of his works - and some of them he has portrayed himself.

Artworks by Michael Jackson: The Unknown side of a world Star” – This is the title of a new book available since this month on Amazon!

Publisher: Reinhardt Friedrich Verla
Author: Artlima
ISBN: 9783724520900
Pages: 166
Printed: Germany
Guide price: 30 €

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Source: Billie Jean


Making Michael Book CoverMaking Michael (Book)
Released: 20-10-2015

Five years of exhaustive research including interviews with more than 60 associates of one of the world's biggest pop stars has lead to the publication of a new biography of Michael Jackson by a Plymouth writer.

Mike Smallcombe's new book, 'Making Michael', explores the career of one of the most successful, enigmatic and controversial entertainers of all time.

It is a true labour of love, the product of over five years of exhaustive research into Jackson's career, personality and professional relationships.

As part of his research Mike interviewed more than sixty of Jackson's associates including managers, lawyers, music executives, producers, musicians and engineers - many of whom are speaking about their experiences publicly for the first time - providing exclusive access to one of the biggest-selling recording artists in history.

Mike, a former Plymouth University student and long-time Argyle fan, twice travelled to Los Angeles, 'The Entertainment Capital of the World', to conduct some of his interviews face to face, and to get a feel for the city where Jackson made most of his music.

In California Mike met up with Matt Forger, one of Jackson's longest serving and most loyal collaborators, who contributed a foreword to the book.

Making Michael takes readers into the studio with the King of Pop, charting the creation of record-breaking albums including 'Thriller', 'Bad', 'Dangerous' and 'HIStory' and the twists and turns that occurred along the way. Untold stories, revelations and secrets finally see the light of day as Jackson's career outside the studio is also examined.

Mike remains objective and doesn't shy away from exploring Jackson's ruthless traits, his addictions, his fall outs, the relentless pursuit of perfectionism, the financial chaos and those shocking final weeks.

Mike said: "The first question most people ask me when I speak about the book is, 'So are you a Michael Jackson fan'? The truth is, I couldn't have written this book if I wasn't inspired by his music.

"After Michael's death, I discovered that there wasn't a book based solely on the 45-year career of a man many believe to be the greatest entertainer of all time. Most of the books that were available focused on the trials and the tribulations.

"There were so many areas of Michael's career to explore, and several questions I wanted to find the answers to...how did Michael and his collaborators make these record-breaking albums...and what was Michael like as a person away from the public eye?

"Others gaps included Michael's fall out with Sony Music, his movie dreams, his work in those secretive last five years of his life and the preparations for 'This Is It', the tour he was preparing for when he died.

"The more I thought about it, the more confident I became that I could take on the challenge of writing this book which did not exist.

"I knew I had to offer something completely new, to discover the man Michael's friends and associates knew, and to uncover the untold stories and secrets behind this enthralling, yet turbulent career. 'The Making of Michael'."

'Making Michael' is available now from retailers online including Amazon and can be ordered at bookstores.

Mike Smallcombe spent his youth living in both Germany and Cornwall, before graduating with a degree in English Language from Plymouth University.

He then relocated to London where he completed his journalist training before returning to the South West, where he joined the staff at Devon and Cornwall Media.

Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
Author: Mike Smallcombe
ISBN: 978-1910782514
Pages: 444
Printed: ?
Guide price: 12 €


The Genius Of Michael Jackson Book CoverThe Genius Of Michael Jackson (Book)
Released: 20-10-2015

A brand new biography on the King of Pop, 'The Genius Of Michael Jackson' is set for release on October 20th, 2015.

Written by Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper, the book is being billed by its publisher as “the ultimate critical biography of the King of Pop: a panoramic, vivid, and incisive portrait of Michael Jackson that explores and celebrates his influence in music, dance, and popular culture.”

“From the moment in 1965 when he first stepped on stage with his brothers at a local talent show in Gary, Indiana, Michael Jackson was destined to become the undisputed King of Pop,” reads the book’s blurb in its online listings. “In a career spanning four decades, Jackson became a global icon, selling over 400 million albums, earning thirteen Grammy awards, and spinning dance moves that captivated the world.

Songs like 'Billie Jean' and 'Black Or White' altered our national discussion of race and equality, and Jackson’s signature aesthetic, from the single white glove to the moonwalk, defined a generation. Despite years of scandal and controversy, Jackson’s ultimate legacy will always be his music.

Knopper delves deeply into Michael Jackson’s music and talent. From the artist’s early days with the Jackson 5, to his stratospheric success as a solo artist, to 'Beat It' and 'Thriller,' 'Bad' and 'The Man In The Mirror,' to his volatile final years, his attempted comeback, and untimely death, Knopper explores the beguiling and often contradictory forces that fueled Michael Jackson’s genius.

Drawing on an amazing 400 interviews—ranging from Jackson’s relatives, friends, and key record executives to celebrities like will.i.am and Weird Al Yankovic—this critical biography puts all the elements of his career into perspective, and celebrates his triumph in art and music. This is a rare and panoramic view into the genius and influence of an incomparable talent.”

Publisher: Scribner
Author: Steve Knopper
ISBN: 978-1476730370
Pages: 432
Printed: ?
Guide price: 24 € ice: 9 €

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Dangerous Album CoverDangerous (Album)
Released: 09-10-2015

For those who didn’t get the 'Dangerous' album, well here is your chance, the album is back in October 9th.

'Dangerous' saw Michael Jackson go in a different direction by surprisingly jettisoning longtime hit-making producer Quincy Jones ('Off The Wall', 'Thriller', 'Bad') to co-produce the album himself with the assistance of Teddy Riley, Bruce Swedien and Bill Bottrell.

It played off as the album displayed a more contemporary MJ pop-sound, entering the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 1 and selling over 35 million copies worldwide. The fine-tuned 14-song set produced a bevy of hit singles like 'Black Or White,' 'In The Closet,' 'Remember The Time,' 'Jam' and 'Who Is It' which were propelled even further by their unprecedented and omnipresent music videos.

Although 'Dangerous' is definitely part of Jackson's quartet of classic albums and shows off a diverse range of styles, the multi-platinum No. 1 album is often overlooked due to the King of Pop's daunting catalog.

Track list:

LP 1:
A:
1. Jam - 5:39
2. Why You Wanna Trip On Me - 5:25
3. In The Closet - 6:32

B:
1. She Drives Me Wild - 3:42
2. Remember The Time - 4:00
3. Can't Let Her Get Away - 5:02
4. Heal The World - 6:24

LP 2:
C:
1. Black Or White - 4:16
2. Who Is It - 6:35
3. Give In To Me - 5:28

D:
1. Will You Be There - 7:40
2. Keep The Faith - 5:57
3. Gone Too Soon - 3:22
4. Dangerous - 7:00

Record label: Epic
Series number: LDJ09312
Printed: ?
Guide price: 32 €

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Behind The Mask Book CoverBehind The Mask (Book)
Released: 02-10-2015

According to a new book by Dr Patrick Treacy, Michael’s Irish doctor, Michael’s dream was to make a home of his Irish idyll. The book tells of how after a long summer in an Irish midlands hideaway horse riding with his children, the King of Pop confided in his friend, Dr Patrick Treacy, that he had rediscovered his happiness here. It also reads that Michael Jackson was at his happiest exploring the Irish countryside on horseback, and desperately wanted to raise his children in Ireland.

Following his acquittal on child molestation charges in 2005, Michael famously retreated to Rosemount village in Westmeath for six months with his family. In his autobiography ‘Behind The Mask’ however, Dr Patrick Treacy reveals how the legendary singer was plotting to make the move more permanent before his shock death in 2009.

Six years on, while fans might remember Michael as the greatest entertainer of all time, Dr Treacy says he still thinks of his friend Michael as an ordinary dad, whom he once saw tucking his young son into bed and kissing him goodnight in a country pile in the heart of the midlands. “There was something extraordinary about witnessing that moment in a dimly lit room in the centre of the Irish countryside,” he says. “I had always thought that Michael Jackson was in his element on stage, but this was his element. He was very obviously a doting father, much loved by his children, someone far removed from the media’s interpretation of him.”

'Behind The Mask', the extraordinary story of the Irishman who became Michael Jackson’s Doctor by Dr Patrick Treacy with Frances Kenny, published by Liberties Press, is out on October 2.

The book also shares with fans Dr Patrick Treacy’s phone chat with Madiba where, Michael Jackson asked his Irish doctor to help organise “a big concert in Rwanda for all the children suffering from HIV” – and once even put him on the phone to Nelson Mandela in the middle of an appointment in a bid to make the dream a reality.

Dr. Patrick Treacy is Chairman of the Irish Association of Cosmetic Doctors and Irish Regional Representative of the British Association of Cosmetic Medicine.

Publisher: Liberties Press Ltd
Author: Patrick Treacy
ISBN: 978-1910742044
Pages: 338
Printed: ?
Guide price: 9 €

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Goin' Back To Indiana - Original TV Soundtrack (re-issue) CD Album CoverJapanese Re-Editions CD Albums Of Jackson 5 Available In August.
Released: 05-08-2015

Short tour in Japan that offers new reissues of some albums of Jackson 5 in an operation entitled "Motown R&B Best Collection 1000" which had already begun in 2013 and continued on 22 October.

On 5 August 2015, the albums 'Goin 'Back To Indiana', 'In Japan!', 'Dancing Machine', 'Moving Violation' and 'Joyful Jukebox Music / Boogie' will again be offered in Japan as well as to other famous albums on Motown artists such as Marvin Gaye, the Temptations and many others.

'Goin' Back To Indiana' was the 6th album; a live/soundtrack album by The Jackson 5 for Motown Records released in the USA on September 29th, 1971, taken from their September 16, 1971 ABC TV special of the same name. This cd album you see is the re-issue that was released on January 5th, 2010.

The TV special featured comedians Bill Cosby and Tommy Smothers, singers Bobby Darin and Diana Ross, football great Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, and basketball stars Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Elvin Hayes and Ben Davison.

It also features tracks that were recorded by the group during their May 29 "homecoming" concert in Gary, Indiana (hence the title and also the name of a 1970 song they recorded for their 'Third Album').

Executive producer: Berry Gordy.

Track list:

1. (Bill Cosby/Tommy Smothers intro) I Want You Back - 4:16
2. (Bill Cosby intro) Maybe Tomorrow - 4:19
3. (Rosey Grier intro) The Day Basketball Was Saved - 7:58
4. Stand - 4:15
5. I Want To Take You Higher - 2:09
6. Feelin' Alright - 4:11
7. Medley: Walk On / The Love You Save - 4:57
8. Goin' Back To Indiana - 4:47
9. Who's Lovin' You (Bonus track) - 5:34

Record label: Universal Music
Series number: UICY-77396
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 7,23 €

Order the first re-edition 'Goin Back To Indiana' here.


Travelling With A King: Travel Guide For The Fans Michael Jackson Book CoverTravelling With A King: Travel Guide For The Fans Michael Jackson (Book)
Released: 15-06-2015

'Travelling With A King' is the first ever travel guide totally dedicated to Michael Jackson. This fully colored and glossy paper book contains hundreds of places linked to the King of Pop, from studios to houses, venues and statues,…

You’ll find everything you need to know including historical and geographic details about each location.

Travelling With A King – Book 1, is the first part of this totally unique travel guide. Book one contains North, Central & South America and, as bonuses, a few selected places of Europe and Asia.. Its A5 format and light weight will make it easy to bring it with you every time you travel. Get it now!

The Travel Guide "In the footsteps of Michael Jackson" made in 2014 by Antoine and Christophe Charlot Cadinot the Chronica editions is now available in English.

ISBN: 978-2-9601429-2-1
Pages: 120
Printed: ?

Do not miss your chance to moonwalk down the world with Michael Jackson!

Order the book here at surlespasdemichael.com.


Unity CD Album CoverUnity Album: The Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson (CD Album)
Released: 14-04-2015

On April 14, 2015 will be released by Universal Classics a tribute album to the King of Pop, The Latin Tribute To Michael Jackson with the presence of no less than 9 artists awarded Grammy Awards. This album to Latin rhythms performed as a "gift to the world" was built as a unit message with artists of different generations and all types of backgrounds.

Artists advertised on this album are Tony Succar, Tito Nieves, Jean Rodriguez, Kevin Ceballo, Obie Bermúdez, Jennifer Peña, Michael Stuart and Jon Secada.

More than 90 musicians participated in the recording of this album in different studios such as New York, Puerto Rico, Texas, Miami, Orlando and Ocala.

The single 'Smooth Criminal' comes out tomorrow on the usual download platforms.

Track List:

1. I Want You Back
2. Billie Jean
3. Man In The Mirror
4. Blame It On The Boogie
5. Earth Song
6. Human Nature
7. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
8. Black Or White
9. Smooth Criminal
10. They Don't Care About Us
11. Thriller
12. You Are Not Alone

Go to the site.

Order the cd album here at Amazon.


Michael Jackson For Ukulele Book CoverMichael Jackson Music Sheet Book For Ukulele!
Released: 07-04-2015

A new music book of Michael Jackson songs will be released on April 7th, 2015 at Hal Leonard Corporation. This specialist scores of books offers this time a special edition for lovers ukulele, this traditional instrument of Hawaii islands. 21 Michael Jackson songs are scheduled.

21 Jackson hits arranged brilliantly for ukulele: 'Bad', 'Beat It', 'Ben', 'Billie Jean', 'Black Or White', 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough', 'Man In The Mirror', ' Rock With You', 'Smooth Criminal', 'Thriller', ' Wanna Be Startin' Somethin', 'The Way You Make Me Feel' and more.

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Author: Michael Jackson
ISBN: 9781480387706
Pages: 80
Printed: ?
Guide price: 14 €

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