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Scream (2LP Set) Album CoverScream (2LP Set)

The glow-in-the-dark 'Scream' album was released in Europe on October 27th, 2017 by Epic/Legacy Recordings, a new compilation of Jackson's "most electrifying and danceable tracks" set. 'Scream' is the fourth Jackson compilation album and besides the ninth album to be posthumously released since his death, the eighth album being 'Xscape'. The album was later released than the cd album (September 29th).

This album has a full colour poster of Michael Jackson with which you can unlock an immersive augmented reality experience with your mobile phone. The attached image of the album cover of 'Scream' was created by UK illustrator and king of posters Matt Taylor.

The 'Scream' album pulls famous songs from 'Thriller', 'Bad', 'Dangerous', 'HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I', 'Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix', 'Invincible' and the posthumous album 'Xscape'. In a statement, Epic/Legacy Recordings noted that, "the choice of tracks for 'Scream' reflects The King of Pop's affection for this time of the year and its themes of costumes and disguise, darkness and light, character transformations and surprise."

In addition to the songs from Jackson's solo LP's, 'Scream' includes two songs that appeared on records by the Jacksons – 'Torture' and 'This Place Hotel' – plus Rockwell's 'Somebody's Watching Me', which featured Jackson on hook duties. 'Scream' also features one newly created piece of music, 'Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous', a bonus mash-up put together by production duo The White Panda.

The only single 'Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)' were only digital download of that album.

Track list:

LP 1:
A:
1. This Place Hotel - The Jacksons - 5:44
2. Thriller - 5:58
3. Blood On The Dance Floor - 4:13
4. Somebody’s Watching Me - Rockwell featuring Michael Jackson - 3:57

LP 1:
B:
1. Dirty Diana - 4:41
2. Torture - The Jacksons - 4:54
3. Leave Me Alone - 4:40
4. Scream (with Janet Jackson) - 4:38

LP 2:
C:
1. Dangerous - 6:58
2. Unbreakable - 6:25
3. Xscape - 4:05

LP 2:
D:
1.Threatened - 4:19
2.Ghosts - 5:13
3.Bonus Track: Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up) - 3:38

Record label: Epic/Sony
Pre Recordings: 1980–2014
Worldwide Sales: more than 3 thousand
Released: 27-10-2017
Series number vinyl: 88985480231
Printed: EU

Single were only digital download of that album:

Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)

'Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up)'
Released: 06-09-2017
Digital download

     

Blood On The Dance Floor X Dangerous (The White Panda Mash-Up): was only digital download of that album.


Xscape Album CoverXscape

'Xscape', Jackson's second album of new material that the estate has released in partnership with Sony Music Entertainment , since Jackson's death on June 25th, 2009. The album housed in a gatefold picture sleeve.

it is the thirteen album that was released by Epic/Sony Records in Europe on June 6th, 2014. The album was later released than the cd album (May 13th).

‘Xscape’ features eight previously unpublished Michael Jackson tracks spanning two decades – from the early 80's to the late 90's. These eight tracks have been revisited and “contemporized” by producers including Timbaland, Jerome “J-Roc” Harmon, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, and Giorgio Tuinfort.

'Xscape' is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who, after an initial mining of Jackson's archives by the Estate, was granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.Reid curated the final list of recordings to deliver to the producers, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson's essence and integrity. It's a process Reid calls "contemporizing."

The attached image of the album cover of 'Xscape' was created by London designer Mat Maitland. It’s based on a photograph given to Mat by The Michael Jackson Estate; it’s a fairly recent image of Michael but like I say, it’s based on that image and uses parts of it.

'Love Never Felt So Good' composed by Jackson and Canadian singer-songwriter Paul Anka form the first single released from the album, 'Xscape'.

Track list:

A:
1. Love Never Felt So Good - 3:54
2. Chicago (She Was Lovin’ Me) - 4:05
3. Loving You - 3:15
4. A Place With No Name - 5:35

B:
1. Slave To The Rhythm - 4:16
2. Do You Know Where Your Children Are - 4:36
3. Blue Gangsta - 4:14
4. Xscape - 4:05
5. Love Never Felt So Good (Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake) - 4:07

Record label: Epic/Sony
Pre Recordings: 1983–1999 (original songs) 2013–2014 (reworked)
Worldwide Sales: more than 1,5 million
Released: 06-06-2014
Series number: 888430536616
Printed: EU

CD Singles released out of that album:

Love Never Felt So Good CD Single Cover

'Love Never Felt So Good'
Released: 30-05-2014
Series nr: 88843087052
Printed: EU

A Place With No Name CD Single Cover

'A Place With No Name'
Released: 26-09-2014
Series nr: 888750184023
Printed: EU

   

Bad 25 (3LP Set) Album CoverBad 25 (3LP Set)

'Bad 25' is a 25th anniversary special edition reissue of Michael Jackson's seventh studio album 'Bad'. This is the second album by Jackson to be re-released on its 25th anniversary (the first being 'Thriller 25').

In a press release by the Estate of Michael Jackson on May 3rd, 2012. The album, which sold between 30–45 million copies worldwide, making it the fifth best selling album of all time, will be re-released with co-operation with Epic, Legacy Recordings and MJJ Productions.

Along with the original album, 'Bad 25' will contain unreleased demo recordings. All songs produced by Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones.

The 'Bad 25' was released on September 18th, 2012 in Europe through Epic/Legacy Records. The vinyl album (3lp set) was later released on November 19th, 2012.

Track list:

LP 1:
A:
1. Bad - 4:07
2. The Way You Make Me Feel - 4:59
3. Speed Demon - 4:01
4. Liberian Girl - 3:53
5. Just Good Friends (featuring Stevie Wonder) - 4:08

B:
1. Another Part Of Me - 3:54
2. Man In The Mirror - 5:19
3. I Just Can't Stop Loving You  - 4:25
4. Dirty Diana - 4:52
5. Smooth Criminal - 4:19
6. Leave Me Alone - 4:39

LP 2:
C:
1. Don’t Be Messin’ Around - 4:20
2. I’m So Blue - 4:10
3. Song Groove (A/K/A Abortion Papers) - 4:29

D:
1. Free - 4:27
2. Price Of Fame - 4:35
3. Al Capone - 3:37

LP 3:
E:
1. Streetwalker - 5:56
2. Fly Away - 3:29
3. Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Spanish Version) - 4:11
4. Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, French Version) - 4:08

F:
1. Bad (Remix By Afrojack Featuring Pitbull - DJ Buddha Edit) - 4:31
2. Speed Demon (Remix By Nero) - 4:14
3. Bad (Remix By Afrojack - Club Mix) - 7:36

Record label: Epic/Legacy
Pre Recordings: 2012, Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California
Worldwide Sales: more than 300 thousand
Released: 18-09-2012
Series number: 88725-40098-1
Printed: EU

Single and CD Single released out of that album:

I Just Can't Stop Loving You (re-issue) Single Cover

'I Just Can't Stop Loving You'
(re-issue)

Released: 26-06-2012
Series nr: 88725422137
Printed: USA

Bad CD Single Cover

'Bad' (Remix By Afrojack Featuring Pitbull - The Derry Mix) [Limited Edition]
Released: 18-09-2012
Series nr: 88725495602
Printed: UK

   

Michael CD Album CoverMichael

'Michael', Jackson's first album of new music in nine years, it is the twelfth album and also includes duets, Shanice Wilson sings with the King of Pop on the track entitled, 'Behind The Mask.' In addition to Shanice, the album features duets with Akon, 50 Cent, Lenny Kravitz and more. The album was released by Epic/Sony Records on December 14th, 2010 in Europe.

The attached image of the album cover of 'Michael' was created by painter Kadir Nelson in 2009. In the oil painting, Kadir – who is known for story telling through his art – takes us on a journey through some key moments and important people in Michael Jackson’s life.

Production of the album was handled by several producers such as Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Theron "Neff-U" Feemster, C. "Tricky" Stewart, Eddie Cascio.
In the same week the album was certified platinum by the RIAA for shipping over a million copies.

The 10-track album will mostly include "songs that Michael worked on recently. There are also earlier compelling tracks," Epic said.

The first single 'Hold My Hand' were released from the album.

Track list:

1. Hold My Hand (Duet with Akon) - 3:33
2. Hollywood Tonight - 4:31
3. Keep Your Head Up - 4:52
4. (I Like) The Way You Love Me - 4:35
5. Monster (Featuring 50 Cent) - 5:06
6. Best Of Joy - 5:06
7. Breaking News - 3:03
8. (I Can't Make It) Another Day (Featuring Lenny Kravitz) - 3:55
9. Behind The Mask - 5:03
10. Much Too Soon - 2:49

Record label: Epic/Sony
Pre Recordings: 2010
Worldwide Sales: 3 million
Released: 14-12-2010
Series number: 88697 82867 2
Printed: EU

Maxi-CD, CD Single and Single released out of that album:

Hold My Hand Maxi-CD Cover

'Hold My Hand'

Released: 06-12-2010
Series nr: 88697834032
Printed: EU

Hollywood Tonight CD Single Cover

'Hollywood Tonight'

Released: 31-03-2011
Series nr: 88697902982
Printed: EU

Behind The Mask / Hollywood Tonight Single Cover

'Behind The Mask / Hollywood Tonight'
Released: 12-04-2011
Series nr: 88697880837
Printed: EU

 

This Is It 4LP Box Set CoverThis Is It (4LP Box Set)

'Michael Jackson's This Is It' (or simply 'This Is It') is a album that was released by Epic Records on October 27th, 2009 in Europe, 'This Is It' features previously released music, as well as six previously unreleased recordings by Jackson.

'This Is It' was released to coincide with the theatrical release of Michael Jackson's 'This Is It', a concert film documenting Jackson's rehearsals for his 'This Is It' concert series.

'This Is It' is the sixth album to be released by Sony and Motown/Universal since Jackson's death in June 2009. The previous five albums are 'The Collection', 'Hello World: The Motown Collection', 'The Stripped Mixes', 'The Definitive Collection' and 'The Remix Suite'.

'This Is It' debuted at number one in fourteen countries, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Japan, Italy and France. Aside from charting at number 11 in Finland, the album peaked within the top 10 of the charts in other nations. 'This Is It's' has been certified Gold, Platinum, and twice-Platinum in multiple countries. The album was the twelfth best selling album of 2009 in the United States and the third best selling album of 2009 based on worldwide sales. The release of the album attracted mixed reviews from critics, with many noting that it was just a cash-in attempt, and not to honor Jackson.

All songs produced by Michael Jackson and John McClain.

Track list:

LP 1:
A:
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - 6:03
2. Jam - 5:39

B:
1. They Don't Care About Us - 4:45
2. Human Nature - 4:06
3. Smooth Criminal - 4:17l

LP 2:
C:
1. The Way You Make Me Feel - 4:59
2. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - 3:54
3. I Just Can't Stop Loving You - 4:12

D:
1. Thriller - 5:57
2. Beat It - 4:18

LP 3:
E:
1. Black Or White - 4:16
2. Earth Song - 6:46

F:
1. Billie Jean - 4:54
2. Man In The Mirror - 5:20

LP 4:
G:
1. This Is It (Album Version) - 3:37
2. This Is It (Orchestra Version) - 4:55

H:
1. She's Out Of My Life (Demo) - 3:19
2. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Demo) - 5:43
3. Beat It (Demo) - 2:03
4. Planet Earth (Poem)  - 3:14

Record label: Epic/Legacy
Pre Recordings: 2009
Worldwide Sales: 1,6 million
Released: 27-10-2009
Series number: 8869761541
Printed: EU

CD Single released out of that album:

This Is It (Promo) CD Single Cover

'This Is It' (Promo)
Released: 12-10-2009
Series nr: ?
Printed: Holland

     

Thriller 25 (2LP Set) Album  CoverThriller 25 (2LP Set)

'Thriller 25' is a 25th anniversary special edition reissue of the Michael Jackson album 'Thriller', the world's best selling album. The prospect of a "second chapter" to 'Thriller' was first publicly discussed on Access Hollywood in late 2006.

Jackson said he would discuss the idea with collaborator will.i.am. It was released in Australia on February 8th, 2008, then internationally on February 11th, 2008 and the following day in the United States.

'Thriller 25' was released by Sony BMG's re-issue division, Legacy Recordings. In the United Kingdom, the BBFC gave it a '15' certificate because it included the video for 'Thriller'. It is the first Jackson album with an age certificate. Along with the original material, the reissue contained remixes, new material, a DVD and collaborations with several contemporary artists.

Two singles, 'The Girl Is Mine 2008' and 'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008' were released from the album to moderate success and a number of the other remixes charted, despite no physical release. 'Thriller 25' was a commercial success, selling 3 million copies worldwide in its 12 weeks and was generally well received among critics, despite their view that the new material was not as inspiring as the original.

All songs produced by Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Bruce Swedien, will.i.am, Kanye West, Akon, Giorgio Tuinfort, Anthony Kilhoffer.

Track list:

LP 1:
A:
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - 6:03
2. Baby Be Mine - 4:20
3. The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney) - 3:42
4. Thriller - 5:59

B:
1. Beat It - 4:18
2. Billie Jean - 4:54
3. Human Nature - 4:06
4. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - 3:59
5. The Lady In My Life - 4:59

LP 2:
C:
1. Vincent Price Excerpt From 'Thriller' Voice-Over Session - 0:24
2. The Girl Is Mine 2008 with will-i-am (Unreleased Track) - 3:12
3. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008 with will-i-am (Unreleased Track) - 4:21
4. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 with Akon (Unreleased Track) - 4:14

D:
1. Beat It 2008 with Fergie (Unreleased Track) - 4:12
2. Billie Jean 2008 (Kayne West Mix) (Unreleased Track) - 4:38
3. For All Time (Unreleased Track from Original Thriller Sesssion) - 4:04

Record label: Epic/Legacy
Pre Recordings: 2008, Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California
Worldwide Sales: 3 million
Released: 08-02-2008
Series number: 88697 23344 1
Printed: EU

Single and Max-Single released out of that album:

The Girl Is Mine 2008 with will-i-am Single Cover

'The Girl Is Mine 2008'

Released: 04-02-2008
Series nr: 88697237447
Printed: Germany

Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 with Akon Maxi-Single Cover

'Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008'
Released: 21-03-2008
Series nr: 88697290951
Printed: USA

   

Number Ones (Off The Wall) CD Album CoverNumber Ones

'Number Ones' is a greatest hits album by Michael Jackson. It was released on November 17th, 2003 worldwide and on November 18, 2003 in the United States by Epic Records in the trademark of Sony Music.

Number Ones was Jackson's first proper compilation album with Sony, after the release of 'HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I' in 1995 (and after the re-release of that album as 'Greatest Hits: HIStory, Volume I'). The album included Jackson singles that reportedly reached number 1 in charts around the world.

The album also features the last original single released during Jackson's lifetime,'One More Chance'.

'Number Ones' was successful around the world, originally reaching number 1 in the UK and number 13 in the United States.

There were four covers for the 'Number Ones' album, a 'Off The Wall', 'Thriller', 'Bad' and 'HIStory' cover.

Track list:

1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - 3:56
2. Rock With You - 3:40
3. Billie Jean - 4:53
4. Beat It - 4:18
5. Thriller - 5:11
6. Human Nature - 4:06
7. I Just Can't Stop Loving You  - 4:11
8. Bad - 4:06
9. The Way You Make Me Feel - 4:56
10. Dirty Diana - 4:41
11. Smooth Criminal - 4:17
12. Black Or White - 3:19
13. You Are Not Alone - 4:34
14. Earth Song - 5:01
15. Blood On The Dance Floor - 4:11
16. You Rock My World - 4:26
17. Break Of Dawn - 5:29
18. One More Chance - 3:49

Record label: Epic
Pre Recordings: 2003
Worldwide Sales: 5,1 million
Released: 17-11-2003
Series number: 2 513800
Printed: USA

Maxi-Single released out of that album:

One More Chance Maxi-Single Cover

'One More Chance'
Released: 22-11-2003
Series nr: EPC 674480 6
Printed: UK

     

Invincible (2LP Set) Album CoverInvincible (2LP Set)

'Invincible' is the eleventh album released on October 29th, 2001 in the USA through Epic Records. It was Jackson's first full album of only all-new material since 1991's 'Dangerous'.

The cover art of this album was a simple design of just Michael's face. It was available in the standard silver edition, or four limited colours: red, green, orange, and blue.

The album included guests performances by Carlos Santana, Brandy and posthumous appearances by The Notorious B.I.G. and Rod Serling. On 'Invincible', Michael Jackson expanded his vocal abilities as well as his instrumental involvement on the album, playing most of the instruments and performing much of the programming tasks in collaboration with producers Rodney Jerkins, Teddy Riley, and Dr. Freeze.

Just before the release of 'Invincible', Jackson informed then Sony Music Entertainment head, Tommy Mottola, that he was not going to renew his contract, signed in 1991, which was about to expire in terms of supplying the label with albums of full-new material for release through Epic Records/Sony Music Entertainment. By 2002, sales and interest in the album had decreased rapidly, which prompted Mottola to cancel all single releases, video shootings and promotions concerning the Invincible album. Due to this abrupt canceling, Jackson made allegations about Sony not supporting its African American artists. In addition, reportedly racist remarks were made by Sony Entertainment's head, Tommy Mottola. As a result Jackson and other label artists claimed he was a racist who used black artists for his own personal gain. Jackson also insisted that Mottola called Irv Gotti a "fat nigger". Sony issued a statement saying the allegations were untrue since Motolla used to be married to pop star Mariah Carey, who is of Venezuelan and African-American descent, and was currently married with Mexican pop star Thalía.

There were seven singles and videos that Sony and Jackson wanted to release from 'Invincible'. Initially, Jackson wanted to release 'Unbreakable' as the debut single from the album, partnered with a 20-minute music video. However, Sony wanted Jackson to release 'You Rock My World' instead of 'Unbreakable' due to shorter production time of the video accompanying the single. 'You Rock My World' was the only worldwide single release from 'Invincible' and would reach the top ten position in 22 countries. Jackson had also planned to release 'The Lost Children', 'Break of Dawn', 'Butterflies', 'Speechless', 'Cry' and 'Whatever Happens' (with Carlos Santana).

In 2002, Jackson announced that 'Invincible' would be his last studio album with Epic Records.

All songs produced by Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Teddy Riley, Andraeo "Fanatic" Heard, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds, R. Kelly, Dr. Freeze.

There were five covers for the 'Invincible' album, a white, red, yellow, green and blue cover.

Track list:

LP 1:
A:
1. Unbreakable - 6:25
2. Heartbreaker - 5:10
3. Invincible - 4:45
4. Break Of Dawn - 5:32

B:
1. Heaven Can Wait - 4:49
2. You Rock My World - 5:39
3. Butterflies - 4:40
4. Speechless - 3:18

LP 2:
C:
1. 2000 Watts - 4:24
2. You Are My Life - 4:33
3. Privacy - 5:05
4. Don't Walk Away - 4:25

D:
1. Cry - 5:01
2. The Lost Children - 4:00
3. Whatever Happens - 4:56
4. Threatened - 4:19

Record label: Epic
Pre Recordings: 2001, Hit Factory and Sony Studio's, New York City, New York
Worldwide Sales: 13 million
Released: 29-10-2001
Series number: E2 69400
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

You Rock My World Single Cover

'You Rock My World'
Released: 05-10-2001
Series nr: 34 79656
Printed: Austria

Cry (Promo) Single Cover

'Cry'
Released: 05-12-2001
Series nr: 34 79660
Printed: USA

   

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