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'Greatest Hits' (Clear Vinyl - Limited Edition) Album Will Be Reissued. 04-09-'19

Universal Music announced today the reissue for October 25th of the very first 'Greatest Hits' of the Jackson 5 and this in vinyl and transparent vinyl edition.

'Greatest Hits' was for the first time released on December 9th, 1971 in the USA and in the United Kingdom the album was released during August 1972 by Tamla Motown.

The original release of the Jackson 5’s 'Greatest Hits' album in 1971 was cause for celebration, as it encapsulated an extraordinary 18-month strings of back-to-back-to-back-back-etc. hits and was itself a hit souvenir of Jacksonmania. It featured eight smash records, led by the group’s phenomenal Motown debut, 'I Want You Back', plus two immensely popular B-sides – 'I Found That Girl' and 'Who’s Lovin’ You' – and something new: 'Sugar Daddy', a just-dropped single which went top 10 pop and no. 3 R&B; it was then not available on any other J5 album.

This album reissue is something new again: it features the rare quadraphonic mixes, originally released in Japan only in 1975. These mixes used alternate vocals and sometimes emphasized instrumentation not heard in the J5 singles or LP and as a result these versions are much sought-after. As within this edition these mixes are the stereo folds, consumers do *not need a special decoder or four speakers to enjoy the music.

All songs produced by The Corporation.

Greatest Hits (Clear Vinyl - Limited Edition) [re-issue] Album CoverThe limited edition album will contain 11 songs from Motown catalogue.

Track list:

A:
1. I Want You Back - 2:58
2. ABC - 3:01
3. Never Can Say Goodbye - 3:08
4. Sugar Daddy - 2:32
5. I'll Be There - 4:01
6. Maybe Tomorrow - 4:46

B:
1. The Love You Save - 3:06
2. Who's Lovin' You - 4:05
3. Mama's Pearl - 3:12
4. Goin' Back To Indiana - 3:33
5. I Found That Girl - 3:13

Record label: Motown/Universal
Series number: 7797464
Printed: EU
Guide price: 23,99 €

Pre-order the album here at Universal Music.

Source: Universal Music / Billie Jean


LaShawn DanielsLaShawn Daniels Dies At 41. 04-09-'19

The Grammy-winning singer/songwriter and producer LaShawn Daniels has reportedly died at the age of 41 in a horrible car crash early this morning, MTO News has confirmed.

Daniels’s reported passing has led to an outpouring of grief from fans and collaborators, who have taken to social media to express condolences.

The songwriter is responsible for songs written for 'Invincible' album with Dark Child: 'Heartbreaker', 'Invincible', 'Privacy', 'Threatened', 'Unbreakable', 'We’ve Had Enough', 'Xscape' and 'You Rock My World' are the song he collaborate on.

Daniels was best known for his collaborations with the music producer Darkchild, with songwriting credits on a litany of pop and R&B classics including Brandy and Monica’s 'The Boy Is Mine', 'Lose My Breath' by Destiny’s Child, 'Telephone' by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé, 'If You Had My Love' by Jennifer Lopez and 'It’s Not Right But It’s Okay' by Whitney Houston.

He additionally worked on tracks by the Spice Girls, George Michael, Mary J Blige, Alicia Keys, Toni Braxton and Janet Jackson.

Source: The Independent / Billie Jean


'My Life With Michael: 10 Years Of Thriller Live!' Book Will Be Released. 02-09-'19

My Life With Michael: 10 Years Of Thriller Live! Book Cover'My Life With Michael' is an autobiographical look at director Gary Lloyd's journey working with the legacy of Michael Jackson. The book will be released in the UK on October 31st, 2007 by publisher Book Guild Publishing Ltd.

After ten years in London's West End, 'Thriller Live' has become one of the UK's longest running musicals and has played around the world to over 5 million people. The book explores Lloyd's life growing up as a driven and determined male dancer in the 1980's and as an aspiring choreographer/director; and how the inspiration of Michael Jackson's work paved the way for this continued relationship.

We see how the show is cast and follow the journey of various cast members around the world as Jackson's phenomenon continues breathing through this global hit show.

Lloyd has documented many of the amazing, funny and sometimes unbelievable stories as he travels with this show, constantly developing it and documenting its behind the scenes narrative.

Publisher: Book Guild Publishing Ltd
Author: Gary Lloyd
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781912881666
Printed: UK
Guide price: 10 €

Pre-order the book here at Brownsbfs.

Source: Brown Book For Students / Billie Jean


Chris Brown Regulates 50Cent Over Social Media Comment. 01-09-'19

For those who are on twitter, they would have seen the disrespectful comment from 50 Cent over Michael Jackson yesterday (August 31).

In a post the rapper said Chris Brown was better than Michael Jackson and also referred to the allegations insinuating that he [50 Cent] believed them.

50 Cent got thousands of responses from angry fans but the best answer came from Chris Brown himself!

MJ The Greatest EverChris Brown just posted this.

We all know that Chris Brown is a huge admirer of Michael so it is not surprised of his response but the beauty of this post shows the world that Chris Brown does not believe any of the allegations.

After Chris Brown responded, 50 Cent deleted his tweet about Michael Jackson. 50 Cent: You have been regulated!

Maybe 50 Cent is still pissed about his duet with… not Michael Jackson that’s for sure! Or the value of his brain is really 50 Cents!

More and more celebrities are coming out of the hood and are speaking out against 'Leaving Neverland' and the allegations from Wade and James. Many stars on the MTV VMA's red carpet who have been asked the question, all supported the King of Pop.

Akon also spoke out on a Radio station yesterday to defend Michael Jackson and said “Michael loved women”.

Source: MJ Vibe / Billie Jean

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