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Leave Me Alone (Limited Edition - Pop-UP Sleeve) Single Cover Leave Me Alone (Limited Edition - Pop-UP Sleeve) [Single]

'Leave Me Alone' limited edition (pop-up sleeve) single of Michael Jackson was released on February 13th, 1989 in the UK by Epic (no USA release). The single housed in a gatefold pop-up picture sleeve.

'Leave Me Alone' is the eighth single from Michael's 'Bad' album, it was written and composed by Michael and produced by Michael and Quincy Jones.

"I worked hard on the song, stacking vocals on top of each other like layers of clouds," said Michael. "I'm sending a simple message here: Leave me alone! The song is about a relationship between a guy and a girl, but what I'm really saying to people who are bothering me is: Leave me alone!"

Consistent with the song's lyrical content, there is an emphasis on the tabloid view of Jackson's personal life and public image, referring to the nickname "Wacko Jacko" given to him by the press, and the various headlines associated with him in the 1980s. Controversially acknowledging the rumours that he had attempted to purchase the bones of the "Elephant Man", Jackson dances with stop-motion "Elephant Man" bones in the video. This particular segment (without the image of the bones) was used for the singles cover art.

Leave Me Alone (Limited Edition - Pop-UP Sleeve)

Track list:

A:
1. Leave Me Alone - 4:40

B:
1. Human Nature - 4:05

Record label: Epic
Released: 13- 02-1989
Series number: 654672 0
Printed: UK
Guide price: 118 €


Moonwalker Video CoverMoonwalker (Video)

'Moonwalker' is the most successful movie of Michael Jackson, the DVD was released on January 10th, 1989 in America by publisher SMV Enterprises.

In the movie are scenes from Michael's career, clips, a special 42 minutes during small movie from 'Smooth Criminal' and a live show from 'Come Together'.

'Moonwalker' is the best soled music home video of all times, Michael received a Video Pioneer Award for this movie.

The VHS contains also a wild adventure movie which Michael self had written and which give you a rare and unique look on the creative spirit behind his musical genius. A movie with guest performances of among others: Joe Pesci, Mick Jagger, Sean Lennon and Elizabeth Taylor!

 

Publisher: SMV Enterprises
Series number: 24V-49009
Released: 10-01-1989
Playing time: 89 minutes
Sound: Hi-Fi Stereo
Printed: USA
Guide price: 20 €


Destiny + Victory (2LP Set) Album CoverDestiny + Victory (2LP Album)

'Destiny' + 'Victory' double album was released in 1989 in Holland by Epic.

Two LP set, an installment in the popular 2-for-1 series, which combines two hit albums into one convenient package. The 2-for-1 series is perfect for fans looking to complete their collections and for music lovers searching for something more than just a standard 'hits' package.

Two albums in a pretty gatefold, the front cover of the two albums nicely next to each other.

'Destiny' album was for the first time released on December 17th, 1978 in the USA by Epic and in the United Kingdom in December 1978 by Epic.

'Victory' album was for the first time released on July 2nd, 1984 in the USA by Epic and in the United Kingdom in July 1984 by Epic. The brothers rarely worked together on the album 'Victory'.

Track list:

LP 1: Destiny
A:
1. Blame It On The Boogie - 3:35
2. Push Me Away - 4:19
3. Things I Do For You - 4:06
4. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - 8:02

B:
1. Destiny - 4:53
2. Bless His Soul - 4:57
3. All Night Dancin' - 6:10
4. That's What You Get (For Being Polite) - 4:58

LP 2: Victory
A:
1. Torture - 4:52
2. Wait - 5:26
3. One More Chance - 5:06
4. Be Not Always - 5:37

B:
1. State Of Shock (with Mick Jagger) - 4:31
2. We Can Change The World - 4:45
3. The Hurt - 5:26
4. Body - 5:06

Destiny + Victory Gatefold

Record label: Epic
Released: 1989
Series number: EPC 465208 1
Printed: Holland
Guide price: 30 €


The Jacksons - The CBS Collection (5CD Set) Box Set CoverThe Jacksons - The CBS Collection (5CD Box Set)

'The Jacksons - The CBS Collection' box set with 5 CDs was released in 1989 in Holland on the Epic/CBS label.

A total of 44 recordings; 'The Jacksons', 'Goin' Places', 'Destiny', 'Triumph' and 'Victory' are 5 great super albums of the Jacksons packed together in a cardboard box.

This box set is rare and hard to find, so the high price they ask for.

Track lists:

CD 1: The Jacksons
1. Enjoy Yourself - 3:25
2. Think Happy - 3:07
3. Good Times - 4:57
4. Keep On Dancing - 4:31
5. Blues Away - 3:12
6. Show You The Way To Go - 5:30
7. Living Together - 4:26
8. Strength Of One Man - 3:56
9. Dreamer - 3:05
10. Style Of Life - 3:19

CD 2: Goin' Places
1. Music's Takin' Over - 4:25
2. Goin' Places - 4:29
3. Different Kind Of Lady - 3:34
4. Even Though You're Gone - 4:31
5. Jump For Joy - 4:42
6. Heaven Knows I Love You - 3:55
7. Man Of War - 3:12
8. Do What You Wanna - 3:30
9. Find Me A Girl - 4:33

CD 3: Destiny
1. Blame It On The Boogie - 3:35
2. Push Me Away - 4:19
3. Things I Do For You - 4:06
4. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - 8:02
5. Destiny - 4:53
6. Bless His Soul - 4:57
7. All Night Dancin' - 6:10
8. That's What You Get (For Being Polite) - 4:58

CD 4: Triumph
1. Can You Feel It - 6:00
2. Lovely One - 4:52
3. Your Ways - 4:31
4. Everybody - 5:00
5. Heartbreak Hotel - 5:44
6. Time Waits For No One - 3:24
7. Walk Right Now - 6:29
8. Give It Up - 4:21
9. Wondering Who - 4:18

CD 5: Victory
1. Torture - 4:52
2. Wait - 5:26
3. One More Chance - 5:06
4. Be Not Always - 5:37
5. State Of Shock (with Mick Jagger) - 4:31
6. We Can Change The World - 4:45
7. The Hurt - 5:26
8. Body - 5:06

The Jacksons - The CBS Collection (5CD Set) Box Set

Record label: Epic/CBS
Released: 1989
Series number: 465886 2
Printed: Holland
Guide price: 95 €


Speed Demon (Promo - Limited Edition) Single CoverSpeed Demon (Promo - Limited Edition) [Single]

'Speed Demon' promo limited edition single was released in 1989 in Holland by Epic as a promotional item to push the new title on major radio stations and chart return record dealers.

Pencilled in for release as a single before 'Leave Me Alone' was chosen instead. Of this limited edition single are only 200 copies in the world.

The song had become popular because of it's use in the 'Moonwalker' movie, (as with 'Leave Me Alone'). The single release of 'Speed Demon' was subsequently cancelled, meaning this is the only release in existence of the 'Speed Demon' single that never was.

Housed in a unique picture sleeve, featuring a 'Bad' album artwork pose from Michael.

The version on this single is slightly different to the album version. It fade's out a few seconds early and thus avoids the fade-in of 'Liberian Girl' as found on the 'Bad' album.

Track list:

A:
1. Speed Demon - 4:01

B:
1. Speed Demon - 4:01

Record label: Epic
Released: 1989
Series number: PRO 548
Printed: Holland
Guide price: 170 €


Leave Me Alone Maxi- Single CoverLeave Me Alone (Maxi-Single)

'Leave Me Alone' is the eighth single from Michael's 'Bad' album, it was written and composed by Michael and produced by Michael and Quincy Jones. The maxi-single was released in 1989 in Costa Rica by Epic.

One of the rarest MJ's Epic solo commercial 12"s, this Costa Rica press has a total different picture sleeve from the other 'Leave Me Alone' releases, and includes both versions of 'I Just Can Stop Loving You' (English & Spanish lyrics) as B-side.

All the Costa Rica presses are rare, but this is one of the rarest,also because it's the last single released from 'Bad'. I guess that no more than a few hundred of copies have been pressed.

"I worked hard on the song, stacking vocals on top of each other like layers of clouds," said Michael. "I'm sending a simple message here: Leave me alone! The song is about a relationship between a guy and a girl, but what I'm really saying to people who are bothering me is: Leave me alone!"

Consistent with the song's lyrical content, there is an emphasis on the tabloid view of Jackson's personal life and public image, referring to the nickname "Wacko Jacko" given to him by the press, and the various headlines associated with him in the 1980s. Controversially acknowledging the rumours that he had attempted to purchase the bones of the "Elephant Man", Jackson dances with stop-motion "Elephant Man" bones in the video.

Track list:

A:
1. Leave Me Alone - 4:40

B:
1. I Just Can't Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett) - 4:10
2. Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (with Siedah Garrett) - 4:06

Record label: Epic
Released: 1989
Series number: 8654786
Printed: Costa Rica
Guide price: 550 €


Michael Jackson Perfume (Eau de Toilette) [Limited Edition]Michael Jackson Perfume (Eau de Toilette) [Limited Edition]

Michael Jackson limited edition perfume for man was released in 1989 in France and manufacturer by GPS GEM perfumes SA.

There are 2 scents, a Mystique de Michael Jackson a perfume for women and Legend de Michael Jackson a cologne for man. There are also 2 different bottle types. The first set features an excellent quality hologram of Michael, a 3D hologram label. When you turn the bottle Michael smiles at you. These hologram bottles are by far the rarest and most sought after bottle types. The second bottle type features a picture of Michael, with shoulder length hair, white T shirt and black leather jacket. The bottles contain 60 ML or 2.0 US FL.OZ of the scents.

The scents were created in Paris by both Michael and well known perfumer, Jon Pierre Sand. Victor Chiam licensed the perfume products but unfortunately died before they were released. The licenses then became embroiled in legal estate problems and the release of the perfumes was delayed.

A media launch including TV advertising and promo store posters was prepared and all in place to be launched just days before Michael was falsely accused by the Chandler family. The perfumes were therefore never commercially released and have become sought after collectors items.

The boxes ar in black or white, matching the colours of the perfume bottles. The boxes are 5 inches tall, by 3.5 inches wide and 1 inch in depth. The "Michael Jackson" signature is on the front of the box in metallic golden colour.

Manufacturer: GPS GEM perfumes SA
Trademark Registered: Triumph International Inc.
Released: 1989
Series number: EMB 27003
Printed: France
Guide price: 50 €


Figure "Michael Raisin"Figure "Michael Raisin"

Great looking Michael Jackson Raison figure in 'Bad' outfit was released in the US after a commercial to promote a Californian wine-grower. Official Triumph Lic. International product made in 1989.

The Michael Jackson figure is made by cartoon specialist Will Vinton and represent a singing Michael Jackson raisin. Aoow Bad!

The figure has Michael's trademark sparkling glove and is moonwalking.
There are only made 15000 examples, it measures about 10cm and is manufactured out of vinyl.

License: Triumph International
Released: 1989
Country: USA
Manufacturer: Applause Inc. (Will Vinton Productions)
Series number: ?
Guide price: 15 €


Bad Tour - Japan Commemorative Coin - Silver

The 'Bad Tour - Japan commemorative coin' was especially made to commemorate Michael Jackson's visit to Japan in December 1988 (Bad Tour's second leg).

The silver medal (15 gram) measures 1.3" and is located in a 3"x6 1/2" holder.

This coin features a side portrait of Michael, the holder featuring the 'Bad' album cover and on the back is a message from Michael.

TO ALL MY FRIENDS:

Thank you so very much for your continued support throughout the years. It gives me great pleasures to appear for the last time in concert here in Tokyo.

This coin medal is made especially to commemorate my visit to Japan and is a special memento of our friendship. This will always remind me of our friendship for many years to come.

Love always,

Michael Jackson

Bad Tour - Japan Commemorative Silver Coin

Manufacturer: Liberty Mint
Licence: Triumph International Inc.
Released: 12-1988
Series number: SILVER9999
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 150 €


Smooth Criminal (Limited Edition) [Souvenir Pack] CoverSmooth Criminal (Limited Edition) [Souvenir Pack]

'Smooth Criminal' limited edition souvenir pack was released on November 21st, 1988 in the UK by Epic. 'Smooth Criminal' is the seventh single from Michael's 'Bad' album, written and recorded by Michael.

For each single from the album 'Bad', there was a collector's edition released in England. Here we have the 'Smooth Criminal' picture sleeve & vinyl in a special tri-fold picture box complete with four exclusive colour postcards from the movie 'Moonwalker'.

The song contains a fast-paced beat intertwined with Jackson's lyrics about a woman named Annie, who has been attacked in her apartment by a "smooth" assailant.

Track list:

A:
1. Smooth Criminal - 4:10

B:
1. Smooth Criminal (Instrumental) - 4:10

Smooth Criminal (Limited Edition) [Souvenir Pack]

Record label: Epic
Released: 21-11-1988
Series number: 653026 7
Printed: UK
Guide price: 80 €


Live! (Live In Japan 1973) Album CoverLive! (Live In Japan 1973) [Album]

'Live!' (Live In Japan 1973) album was released on September 12th, 1988 in Germany by Motown. Where it is been taken up isn't mentioned on the cover, the concert recorded at the Osaka Koseinenkin Hall, Japan, on April 30th, 1973.

What attract the most is that you can hear only Michael in stereo, his brothers and the music are divided over left and right. It's a nice album, also because you can hear how such a concert of the Jackson 5 was.

This album is rare but still to find.

Track list:

A:
1. We're Gonna Have A Good Time - 3:36
2. Lookin' Through The Windows - 3:50
3. Got To Be There - Michael Jackson - 3:41
4. Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save - 3:05
5. Daddy's Home - Jermaine Jackson - 5:22
6. Superstition - 2:53
7. Ben - Michael Jackson - 3:20
 
B:
1. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone - 3:59
2. That's How Love Goes - Jermaine Jackson - 4:44
3. Never Can Say Goodbye - 2:19
4. Ain't That Peculiar - 5:30
5. I Wanna Be Where You Are - Michael Jackson - 6:40

Record label: Motown
Released: 12-09-1988
Series number: WL 72641
Printed: Germany
Guide price: 40 €


Another Part Of Me (Limited Edition - Picture) Maxi-CDAnother Part Of Me (Limited Edition) [Picture Maxi-CD]

'Another Part Of Me' is the sixth single written and recorded by Michael for the album 'Bad', the limited edition picture maxi-single CD was released in September 1987 in the UK by Epic. It originally featured in the short film, 'Captain EO', a 17 minute 3D space fantasy shot for Disney.

The picture CD has no picture sleeve cover (the CD is the same picture as the commercially available "Bad Tour Live" sleeve for the standard vinyl release of 'Another Part Of Me').

The maxi-single CD contains 4 remixes of 'Another Part Of Me' made by Bruce Swedien.

The song would not be on the album, but producer Quincy Jones decided to 'Another Part Of Me' still would be on the album instead of 'Streetwalker'. 'Streetwalker' can be found on the re-issue of 'Bad' from 2001.

Track list:

1. Another Part Of Me (Extended Dance Mix) - 6:18
2. Another Part Of Me (Radio Edit) - 4:24
3. Another Part Of Me (Dub Mix) - 3:51
4. Another Part Of Me ( A Cappella) - 4:01

Record label: Epic
Released: 09-1988
Series number: 652844 0
Printed: UK
Guide price: 180 €

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