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Die Jacksons Book CoverDie Jacksons (Book)
Released: 30-09-2004

'Die Jacksons' book is available in Germany on September 30th, 2004 by publisher Random House Entertainment. The book is written through Joseph Jackson, he is not only responsible person for the success of his children but also for the success of his most famous son. And actually it wasn't that bad, at that time, during the childhood of his pupils…

Joseph Jackson indeed tries desperately to maintain the illusion that everyone in the family loves each other, including Michael. This book forces everyone who knows it better to an unbelievable disapproval.

He was their father – he became their manager - On his own, Joseph Jackson founded the most influential clan in pop music. The Jackson 5 with their joyful songs, Michael, the 'King of Pop', with his driving rhythms or his younger sister Janet with her hot soul groove: For more than 4 decades, the sound of the Jackson -family has been thrilling countless fans all over the world. Recently, however, cracks have appeared on the surface of the hitherto unblemished image of the most significant family in the pop business. Now, for the first time, we hear Joseph Jackson: In his book “The Jacksons”, he reveals the plain truth about his extraordinary family.

Publisher: Random House Entertainment
Author: Joseph Jackson
Pages: 256
ISBN: 3-8090-3028-7
Printed: Germany
Guide price: 30 €

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Number Ones (Piano/Vocal/Chords - Sheet Music) Book CoverNumber Ones (Piano/Vocal/Chords - Sheet Music) [Book]
Released: 09-2004

Within two weeks there will be released in the UK a musical notation of Michael Jackson titled 'Number Ones', matched with the CD and DVD of the same name. In it are the famous compositions of the 'King of Pop' included lyrics. All the 'Number Ones' songs can you find in the musical notation also 'One More Chance'.

Each music-lover can replay the greatest hits of the 'King of Pop' and is also suitable for the piano and the guitar. For the fans they added some fine high glossy colour pictures of Michael Jackson.

The songs are in alphabetical order:
'Bad' / 'Beat It' / 'Ben' / 'Billie Jean' / 'Black Or White' / 'Break Of Dawn' / 'Dirty Diana' / 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' / 'Earth Song' / 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You' / 'Man In The Mirror' / 'One More Chance' / 'Rock With You' / 'Smooth Criminal' / 'Thriller' / 'The Way You Make Me Feel' / 'You Are Not Alone' / 'You Rock My World'.

Publisher: Warner Bros. Publications
Author: Michael Jackson
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780757920196
Printed: UK
Guide price: 35 €

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America's First Family of Music, Vol. 1 DVD CoverThe Jacksons: America's First Family of Music, Vol. 1 (DVD)
Released: 24-08-2004

'The Jacksons: America's First Family of Music, Vol. 1' DVD is released in the USA by 4 Music Group.

MBC Network aired a special on November 22nd, 2001; providing a look at the Jackson family history through exclusive interviews with the Jackson brothers and archival footage, taken from each stage of their lives.

Narrated by Marlon Jackson, who candidly discusses his experiences growing up in the industry, this MBC Network original also features inside footage of Michael's 30th birthday, as well as celebrity commentary from Isaac Hayes, Justin Timberlake, Destiny's Child, Kenny Rogers, Liza Minelli, and Tom Joyner, among others.

Publisher: 4 Music Group
Series number: 617917244795
Playing time: 32:00 minutes
Sound: Dolby Digital Stereo
Printed: USA
Guide price: 15 €

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Thriller (Special Edition) [re-issue] CD Album CoverThriller (Special Edition) [re-issue - CD Album]
Released: 05-08-2004

There's been a reissue of the album 'Thriller' released in Germany by Sony Music and includes the same track list of the original 2001 edition.

"The Vinyl Classics - Spiegel Edition" appeared in a digipack box with a cut out which shows inside what seems to be an old vinyl and was released as part of a series.

'Thriller' became—and currently remains—the best-selling album of all time, with sales over 110 million copies worldwide, and as the best-selling album in the United States. Seven of the albums nine songs were released as singles, and all reached the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album won a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards at the 1984 Grammys.

Track list:

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
5. Beat It - 4:18
6. Billie Jean - 4:54
7. Human Nature - 4:06
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - 3:59
9. The Lady In My Life - 4:59
10. Interview with Producer Quincy Jones (Bonus track) - 2:18
11. Someone In The Dark (Bonus track) - 4:48
12. Interview with Producer Quincy Jones (Bonus track) - 2:04
13. Billie Jean (Home Demo From 1981) (Bonus track) - 2:20
14. Interview with Producer Quincy Jones (Bonus track) - 3:10
15. Interview with Songwriter Rod Temperton (Bonus track) - 4:02
16. Interview with Producer Quincy Jones (Bonus track) - 1:32
17. Voice-Over Session From Thriller - Vincent Price (Bonus track) - 2:52
18. Interview with Songwriter Rod Temperton (Bonus track) - 1:56
19. Interview with Producer Quincy Jones (Bonus track) - 2:01
20. Carousel (Bonus track) - 1:49
21. Interview with Producer Quincy Jones (Bonus track)  - 1:17

Record label: Epic/Sony
Series number: EPC 504422 5
Printed: Germany
Guide price: 16 €


De Biografie Book CoverDe Biografie (Book)
Released: 07-2004

'De Biografie' book (original title is 'The Magic & The Madness') will be released in July in Belgium by publisher Het Spectrum. This book is the translation into Dutch by Monique Eggermont, Marjo Frings-Latour & Heleen Schneiders.

The original title 'The Magic & The Madness' was released on June 4 in the UK by publisher Pan Books and written through author J. Randy Taraborrelli.

There's been wrote and told so much about him that reality and myth are no more discern of each other. Who's Michael Jackson?

J. Randy Taraborrelli wrote the true story of Michael's life, since the years as a child star, the flowering time from his career until the period in which he again and again changes his looks and pull out bizarre publicity stunts.

Taraborrelli knows convincing to point the great moments in Jackson's life: The many lawsuits, the marriages, his passions and addictions, his children. Taraborrelli treats also really extensive the lawsuits which now are running against Michael.

This biography contains all the qualities which Taraborrelli's books characterize: objective, critical, faultless research, wrote moving, exhaust document.

Publisher: Het Spectrum
Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Pages: 708
ISBN: 90-274-9366-9
Printed: Holland
Guide price: 30 €

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The Jacksons Story CD Album CoverThe Jacksons Story (CD Album)
Released: 20-07-2004

For the first time on a single-disc compilation, Hip O's 'The Jacksons Story' combines both the group's Motown and Epic singles along with solo hits by Michael and Jermaine. The CD album will be released on July 20 in the USA by Hip-O Records.

Spanning 1969-1983, the program begins with early-70s J5 chart-toppers like 'I Want You Back', 'll Be There', and 'ABC', then delves into Michael's initial solo records of the same era: 'Ben,' 'Rockin' Robin', and 'Got To Be There'. By 1976, the Jacksons had severed their long relationship with Motown and switched to Epic, reflected here by seven noteworthy tunes, including 'Enjoy Yourself' and 'Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)'.

When the group changed record companies, Jermaine, who was married to the daughter of Motown honcho Berry Gordy, remained and was rewarded with his first solo hit in 1980s 'Let's Get Serious'. The disc wraps up with two songs that represent the beginning of Michael's solo career in earnest with 1979s 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' and the massive hit 'Billie Jean', released four years later. Though it's not as comprehensive as 1995s 21-track 'Ultimate Collection', 'The Jacksons Story' holds together well and still offers a decent selection of the band's career highlights.

Track list:

1. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 - 2:59
2. ABC - The Jackson 5 - 2:57
3. The Love You Save - The Jackson 5 - 3:04
4. I'll Be There - The Jackson 5 - 3:56
5. Mama's Pearl - The Jackson 5 - 3:10
6. Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5 - 3:00
7. Got To Be There - Michael Jackson - 3:24
8. Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson - 2:32
9. Ben - Michael Jackson - 2:47
10. Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5 - 2:37
11. Let's Get Serious - Jermaine Jackson - 3:34
12. Enjoy Yourself - The Jacksons - 3:25
13. Show You The Way To Go - The Jacksons - 5:27
14. Blame It On The Boogie - The Jacksons - 3:30
15. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - The Jacksons - 3:46
16. Lovely One - The Jacksons - 3:45
17. This Place Hotel - The Jacksons - 4:50
18. Can You Feel It - The Jacksons - 3:51
19. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Michael Jackson - 6:04
20. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson - 4:53

Record label: Hip-O Records
Series number: B0003058-02
Printed: USA
Guide price: 18 €

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The Wiz DVD CoverThe Wiz (DVD)
Released: 01-07-2004

It took years when 'The Wiz' DVD is been released in the USA by DVD company Universal, on July 1st, 2004 the movie came on the market.

It is long since 1978 when Michael get a role in the music movie in which he plays the role of scarecrow. Here he meted producer/composer Quincy Jones and singer Diana Ross. Many saw this movie as unsuccessful.

In this Motown-production Dorothy's a shy nursery school teacher out of Harlem. During a heavy snowstorm she goes to look after her lost dog Toto and she's taken along with to a fairy-tale land where she should follow the yellow way.
Michael's performance is wonderful and he also sings in this movie - a must for every true fan!

The video includes, among others the songs, 'You Can't Win' and 'Ease On Down The Road'. A soundtrack was also released to this movie by the Universal Music Company (1978).
As bonus on this DVD we get to see the movie trailer, totally the movie last 128 minutes.

Publisher: Universal
Series number: 822 287 0
Playing time: 128:00 minutes
Sound: Dolby Digital
Printed: USA
Guide price: 15 €

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The Very Best Of The Jacksons (2CD Set) CD Album CoverThe Very Best Of The Jacksons (2CD Album)
Released: 28-06-2004

After the release of 'The Essential Jacksons' there's already a successor of Sony Music on the market. 'The Very Best Of The Jacksons' double CD album is released in Austria and contains totally 32 tracks from the Jackson 5, as well as the Jacksons.

Split across two discs, disc one primarily features the early Motown days and the second, mainly their hits as the Jacksons (as opposed to Jackson 5) released on Epic.

Often overshadowed by Michael's subsequent success as a solo artist, this anthology demonstrates why the Jacksons perfect balance of pop and soul has endured when compared to one-time peers such as the Osmonds. The irresistible funk of 'ABC' and 'I Want You Back' are classics of the period as are the incredible ballads 'Got To Be There' and little Michael's ode to a loveable rodent, 'Ben'.

Highlights of disc two are predominantly from their massive albums 'Destiny' and 'Triumph', released in the late 1970s, early 1980s; 'Can You Feel It', 'Blame It On The Boogie' and 'Shake Your Body' to name but three. It was around this time that Michael began his adult solo career and 'The Very Best Of The Jacksons' appropriately ends with a live version of 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough' from MJ's 'Off The Wall'. Michael may have gone on to eclipse his family but there can be little dispute that the Jacksons are one of the most important musical dynasties ever.

Track list:

CD 1:
1. I Want You Back - The Jackson 5 - 2:58
2. ABC - The Jackson 5 - 3:00
3. The Love You Save - The Jackson 5 - 3:05
4. I'll Be There - The Jackson 5 - 3:58
5. Mama's Pearl - The Jackson 5 - 3:12
6. Never Can Say Goodbye - The Jackson 5 - 2:58
7. Sugar Daddy - The Jackson 5 - 2:34
8. Dancing Machine - The Jackson 5 - 2:38
9. Lookin' Through The Windows - The Jackson 5 - 3:37
10. Doctor My Eyes - The Jackson 5 - 3:10
11. Ain't No Sunshine - Michael Jackson - 4:12
12. Got To Be There - Michael Jackson - 3:24
13. Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson - 2:34
14. Ben - Michael Jackson - 2:45
15. One Day In Your Life - Michael Jackson - 4:11
16. Farewell My Summer Love - Michael Jackson - 3:42

CD 1:
1. Can You Feel It - 6:00
2. Blame It On The Boogie - 3:33
3. Enjoy Yourself - 3:42
4. Show You The Way To Go - 5:28
5. Dreamer - 3:07
6. Even Though You're Gone - 4:33
7. Goin' Places - 4:30
8. Torture - 4:56
9. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - 3:47
10. Lovely One - 4:52
11. Heartbreak Hotel - 5:45
12. Walk Right Now - 6:27
13. State Of Shock (with Mick Jagger) - 4:32
14. 2300 Jackson Street - 5:07
15. Nothin' (That Compares 2 U) - 5:25
16. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Live 1981) - 4:45

Record label: Epic
Series number: 516366 2
Printed: Austria
Guide price: 23 €

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The Magic & The Madness Book CoverThe Magic & The Madness (Book)
Released: 04-06-2004

'The Magic & The Madness' updated book of Michael Jackson will be released on June 4 in the UK by publisher Pan Books and written by J. Randy Taraborrelli.

So much has now been said and written about the life and career of Michael Jackson that it has become almost impossible to disentangle the man from the myth. Recent revelations are only the latest instalments of a saga that began decades ago.

This book is the fruit of over 30 years of research and hundreds of exclusive interviews with a remarkable level of access to the very closest circles of the Jackson family - including Michael himself.

Cutting through tabloid rumours, J. Randy Taraborrelli traces the real story behind the Michael Jackson we see and hear today, from his drilling as a child star through the blooming of his talent to his ever-changing personal appearance and bizarre publicity stunts.

This major biography includes the behind-the-scenes story to many of the landmarks in Jackson's life: his legal and commercial battles, his marriages to Lisa Marie Presley and Debbie Rowe, his passions and addictions, his children. Objective and revealing, it carries the hallmarks of all of Taraborrelli's best-sellers: impeccable research, brilliant storytelling and definitive documentation.

Publisher: Pan Books
Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli
Pages: 704
ISBN: 978-0330420051
Printed: UK
Guide price: 35 €

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HIStory Past Present And Future Book I (2CD Set) CD Album CoverHIStory - Past, Present And Future, Book I (2CD Album)
Released: 05-2004

'HIStory: Past, Present and Future - Book I' (usually shortened to 'HIStory') is the ninth studio album by Michael Jackson, released by Epic Records division of Sony BMG in the USA on June 15th, 1995. This is Jackson's first album on his own label, MJJ Productions.

Now is this month the double CD album released in Mexico with 30 tracks of Michael Jackson.

You will notice that the first CD is gold with a black silhouette of Michael, where the second CD is black with a gold silhouette of Michael. It looks different from the regular 'HIStory' releases, a nice touch.

Unlike the first edition of the album, which came in a double box, it is presented in a type 'jewel' box; for budgetary reasons I think, because it is precisely the aim of this edition: put this great album again the market at a more affordable price. A wonderful change the original booklet of 50 pages sacrificed.

Track list:

CD 1:
1. Billie Jean - 4:54
2. The Way You Make Me Feel - 4:57
3. Black Or White - 4:15
4. Rock With You - 3:40
5. She's Out Of My Life - 3:38
6. Bad - 4:07
7. I Just Can't Stop Loving You - 4:12
8. Man In The Mirror - 5:19
9. Thriller - 5:57
10. Beat It - 4:18
11. The Girl Is Mine - 3:41
12. Remember The Time - 3:59
13. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - 6:05
14. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - 6:04
15. Heal The World - 6:24

CD 2:
1. Scream (with Janet Jackson) - 4:38
2. They Don't Care About Us - 4:44
3. Stranger In Moscow - 5:44
4. This Time Around - 4:21
5. Earth Song - 6:46
6. D.S. - 4:49
7. Money - 4:41
8. Come Together - 4:02
9. You Are Not Alone - 5:45
10. Childhood (Theme From 'Free Willy 2') - 4:28
11. Tabloid Junkie - 4:32
12. 2 Bad - 4:49
13. HIStory - 6:34
14. Little Susie - 6:13
15. Smile - 4:55

Record label: Epic
Series number: E2K- 59000
Printed: Mexico
Guide price: 45 €


Innocent, Until Proven Guilty...? Book CoverMichael Jackson: Innocent, Until Proven Guilty. . .? (Book)
Released: 27-04-2004

Michael Jackson is now in: "The court of public opinion." However, soon he'll be in: "A COURT OF LAW." Who under the determination of being either: "NOT GUILTY" or determined "GUILTY" of the alleged charges against him.

The 'Innocent, Until Proven Guilty...?' book is released and brings out unthought of points, and prospectives, based upon common-sense.Plus, reveals: "NEW INFORMATION," based upon a logical analysis and prospective of the unrecognized, unrealized, undiscovered, unobvious situations and circumstances about: "THE MICHAEL JACKSON CASE!" some and the questions this book asks, and tries to answer are: will Michael Jackson have enough evidence for his defense?

Do the two separate cases have similar comparisons? Were Michael Jackson's arms bruised because of his handcuffs? Can Michael Jackson get: "TRUE JUSTICE" in our current court system? Could: "the case of michael jackson have a defense, to his case his defense attorneys, may have not yet thought of? is it possible that: "the michael jackson case," could help change: "the justice system in america, and in other democratic forms of governments throughout the world? you won't know until you read the book!"

Publisher: AuthorHouse
Author: Ron Stewart
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781418412258
Printed: ?
Guide price: 18 €

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The Essential Jacksons CD Album CoverThe Essential Jacksons (CD Album)
Released: 09-03-2004

Again will be released in the USA on the market a new greatest hits album of The Jacksons. 'The Essential Jacksons' CD album will be available on March 9 with 13 tracks of The Jacksons and one live number of Michael's 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'.

Their disco and funk material, highlighted by the singles 'Enjoy Yourself', 'Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)', 'Lovely One', 'This Place Hotel', 'Can You Feel It', and the post-Thriller hit duet with Mick Jagger, 'State Of Shock'.

While this material may not be as irresistible or timeless as the Motown material -- nor is it as transcendent as Michael Jackson's solo album 'Off The Wall', which was done in this style, only better -- the best of the singles ('Shake Your Body' and 'Can You Feel It' in particular) stand among the group's best work, and this is the best way to hear it. After all, prior to this collection in 2004, there was no good CD-era compilation of the Jacksons late-70s/early-80s recordings, and this fills that absence very well, containing all the charting hits, usually in their full-length album versions. As an overview of this often-overlooked era in the Jacksons and Michael Jackson's career, this is first-rate.

Track list:

1. Enjoy Yourself (Extended Version) - 3:40
2. Show You The Way To Go - 5:26
3. Goin' Places - 4:29
4. Find Me A Girl - 4:33
5. Blame It On The Boogie - 3:30
6. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - 7:57
7. Lovely One - 4:51
8. Heartbreak Hotel - 5:44
9. Can You Feel It - 5:58
10. Walk Right Now - 6:27
11. State Of Shock (with Mick Jagger) - 4:30
12. 2300 Jackson Street - 5:05
13. Nothin' (That Compares 2 U) - 5:23
14. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Live From The 1981 U.S. Tour) - 4:45

Record label: Epic
Series number: EK 86455
Printed: USA
Guide price: 15 €

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