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The Maestro - The Definitive A-Z Of His Life & Times Volume I: A-J Book CoverThe Maestro - The Definitive A-Z Of His Life & Times Volume I: A-J (Book)
Released: 18-12-2013

Michael Jackson was no ordinary performer. From the moment he first moved to the rhythm of the Jackson family's old creaky washing machine he was destined to do big things. No one back then however, could have possibly predicted what would happen over the next five decades when the name of Michael Jackson would be one of the most recognisable in the history of popular music the world over. Not only would he have four consecutive number one records with his brothers the Jackson 5, but he would go on to have the biggest album of all time with 'Thriller' and be recognised as the number one charity donor.

From the author of the best selling book Michael Jackson 'For The Record', Chris Cadman brings you Michael Jackson's remarkable 'Life & Times' through his music, his performances, his interviews his achievements and his charity endeavours. Read about the significant people in his life and the many film offers that came his way that sadly never came to fruition. Plus discover his never ending devotion to children's charities and the less unfortunate around the world. This is Michael Jackson 'The Maestro - The Definitive A - Z, Volume 1: A-J'.

A good majority of the songs can be found in the books I co-authored with Craig Halstead: Michael Jackson 'For The Record' Revised & Expanded being the last edition. However, for the A-Z I have discovered new information and trivia, backed by many quotes from Michael over the years. The main bulk of the new content will rely on major stories and events from Michael’s five decades in the music business.

The Maestro - The Definitive A-Z Of His Life & Times Volume I: A-J covers:

• The Songs

• The Albums

• The Trivia Behind them

• Interviews From: TV, Radio, Magazines, Newspapers & Unreleased

• TV Shows, Documentary’s & Appearances

• Radio Shows

• The Tours

• Directors, Writers, Producers & Friends

• Videos

• DVD's

• Charts

• Fan links & Magazines

Every dedicated moment has been spent trying to get this book as accurate as possible for the community of Michael Jackson fans around the world. It was impossible to include everything; some fans may wonder why certain events or news items were left out, but the decision came down to choice in the end. That said Michael Jackson 'The Maestro: The Definitive A – Z' will be released in two volumes due to the amount of information covered.

For this particular book remixes and most alternative versions have been left out due mainly to space and for the third edition of Michael Jackson 'For The Record' Revised & Expanded due in 2015.

I hope you all enjoy this first volume and it represents a good proportion of Michael’s life and times. I hope it proves a pleasant read.

Chris Cadman

Publisher: Bright Pen
Author: Chris Cadman
ISBN: 978-0-7552-1609-3
Pages: 848
Guide price: 30 €

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The Ultimate Mixtape CD Album CoverThe Ultimate Mixtape (CD Album)
Released: 04-12-2013

A new Michael Jackson & Jackson 5 double CD album is released by Universal Records. 'The Ultimate Mixtape' is a mix CD album with a lot of hits mixed by Dj Hasebe. He is a Japanese Hip Hop artist and Producer. 'The Ultimate Mixtape' is not a long mix, the time is 11:07.

On the second CD you find three remixes of the Jackson 5, simply good remixed by Dj Hasebe.

The cover is a drawing image of the young Jackson brothers.

Track list:

CD 1: ('The Ultimate Mixtape' - 11:07)

1. Intro
2. ABC / The Jackson 5
3. Darling Dear / The Jackson 5
4. Sugar Daddy / The Jackson 5
5. Chained / The Jackson 5
6. I Want You Back / The Jackson 5
7. Love Song / The Jackson 5
8. To Know / The Jackson 5
9. My Little Baby / The Jackson 5
10. Nobody / The Jackson 5
11. Make Tonight All Mine / The Jackson 5
12. It's Great To Be Here / The Jackson 5
13. What Goes Around Comes Around / Michael Jackson
14. E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice Is Yours To Pull) / The Jackson 5
15. I Will Find A Way / The Jackson 5
16. Touch / The Jackson 5
17. I Wanna Be Where You Are / Michael Jackson
18. Mama's Pearl / The Jackson 5
19. My Girl / Michael Jackson
20. One Day I'll Marry You / The Jackson 5
21. Dancing Machine / The Jackson 5
22. I Can Only Give You Love / The Jackson 5
23. Don't Want To See You Tomorrow / The Jackson 5
24. The Love You Save / The Jackson 5
25. My Cherie Amour / The Jackson 5
26. I'll Be There / The Jackson 5
27. Uppermost / The Jackson 5
28. We've Got A Good Thing Going / Michael Jackson
29. La La (Means I Love You) / The Jackson 5
30. Never Can Say Goodbye / The Jackson 5

CD 2: (DJ HASEBE Remixes)

1. ABC (DJ Hasebe Remix) / Jackson 5 - 3:35
2. I Want You Back (DJ Hasebe Remix) / Jackson 5 - 3:51
3. I'll Be There (DJ Hasebe Remix) / Jackson 5 - 4:20

Record label: Universal
Series number: UICZ 1513/4
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 15 €

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The Complete Album Collection (Limited Edition) [15CD Set] Box Set CoverThe Complete Album Collection (Limited Edition) [15CD - Box Set]
Released: 25-11-2013

Motown is preparing once again to pleasure lovers of the Jackson 5. The house historical records of J5 released in CD, full albums from brothers. This limited edition box 'The Complete Album Collection' of 15CD albums to be released shortly before the holiday season.

The date is mentioned by Universal Music on November 25th, 2013. The object (beautiful) is advertised on Amazon Germany, but for November 22 …

Anyway, this box looks sublime … even if he does not propose completely new material. But FINALLY, all J5 albums in CD and grouped, 15CD albums in a nice box.

The price should be around 75 euros.

Here is the list of 15 CD albums that are also found in some record stores in Europe (Belgium / France).

1. Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 (1969)
2. ABC (1970)
3. Third Album (1970)
4. Jackson 5 Christmas Album (1970)
5. Maybe Tomorrow (1971)
6. Goin ‘Back To Indiana (1971)
7. Greatest Hits (1971)
8. Lookin ‘Through The Windows (1972)
9. Skywriter (1973)
10. Get It Together (1973)
11. In Japan (1973)
12. Dancing Machine (1974)
13. Moving Violation (1975)
14. Joyful Jukebox Music (1976)
15. Boogie (1979)

The Complete Album Collection (15CD Box Set) CoversAll Jackson 5 albums in CD and grouped, 15CD albums in a nice box.

Record label: Motown
Series number: 0600753405079
Printed: EU
Guide price: 55 €

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I Want You Back (DJ Hasebe Remix) [Limited Edition] Single CoverI Want You Back (DJ Hasebe Remix) [Limited Edition - Single]
Released: 21-11-2013

'I Want You Back (DJ Hasebe Remix)' single will be released in Japan on November 21st by Universal Records, it's a limited edition single of The Jackson 5. DJ Hasebe is a Japanese Hip Hop artist and Producer.

This is the 1st single released from the album 'The Ultimate Mixtape'.

Track list:

1. I Want You Back (DJ Hasebe Remix) - 3:50

1. I Want You Back (DJ Hasebe Remix Instrumental) - 3:50

Record label: Universal
Series number: JS7S057
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 15 €

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Milestones CD Album CoverMilestones (CD Album)
Released: 18-11-2013

There is yet another compilation CD album released by the record company Sony. The Jacksons 'Milestones' has a total of 16 songs dating from 1976 to 1989.

They are beautiful hits of the Jacksons.

Track list:

1. Can You Feel It - 5:59
2. Blame It On The Boogie - 3:31
3. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - 3:45
4. Enjoy Yourself - 3:40
5. Show You The Way To Go - 5:26
6. Dreamer - 3:04
7. Goin' Places - 4:29
8. Lovely One - 4:50
9. This Place Hotel (a.k.a. Heartbreak Hotel) - 5:44
10. Walk Right Now - 6:27
11. State Of Shock - 4:30
12. Torture - 4:53
13. Nothin (That Compares 2 U) - 5:23
14. One More Chance - 5:02
15. Private Affair - 4:10
16. 2300 Jackson Street - 5:05

Record label: Epic/Sony
Series number: 0888430044029
Printed: EU
Guide price: 10 €

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Billboard Magazine CoverBillboard: Life After Death (Magazine)
Released: 16-11-2013

Billboard Back Issue Volume 125, Issue 44: The inside story of why MJ’s touring business is now bigger than ever.

In the fall of 1987, not long after the release of his blockbuster album Bad, Michael Jackson and his longtime lawyer/adviser John Branca piled into a van to see the Los Angeles debut of Cirque du Soleil at the Santa Monica Pier.

They took a van, with Branca driving, despite the fact that Jackson had gifted Branca with a Rolls-Royce, and their journey was briefly stalled after Branca headed in the wrong direction on the congested Interstate 405. But the pair eventually made it to the show. Cirque du Soleil was 3 years old at the time, and true to its inspiration in the circus, was housed in a tent on this visit to Los Angeles. Jackson could hardly contain his excitement to watch the Quebec troupe perform, Branca recalls.

"After the show, Michael said to me, 'Branca, we have to go backstage and meet the cast,'" he says. "I couldn't tell who was more excited, the cast to meet Michael or Michael to meet the cast. That's how enthusiastic he was."

Read here the whole story.

This is an excerpt. For the complete story, buy this week’s issue of Billboard.

Christmas Album (Limited SHM-CD Edition) [re-issue] CD Album]Christmas Album (Limited SHM-CD Edition) [re-issue - CD Album]
Released: 06-11-2013

The Jackson 5's 'Christmas Album' is a straight reissue of the 'Christmas Album' that is released in Japan on SHM-CD format (highly-acclaimed by audiophiles around the world) by Motown/Universal.

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

This is a pleasing combination of holiday classics, including 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas', 'Frosty The Snowman' and 'Up On The House Top', with not so classic but still enjoyable tunes like 'Give Love On Christmas Day', 'Someday At Christmas' and 'Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year'. Also of interest to collectors will be the unreleased bonus track, 'Little Christmas Tree'.

Track list:

1. Have Yourself A Merry Christmas - 5:19
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - 2:24
3. The Christmas Song - 5:11
4. Up On The House Top - 3:16
5. Frosty The Snowman - 2:39
6. The Little Drummer Boy - 3:15
7. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - 2:32
8. Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year - 2:31
9. Give Love On Christmas Day - 2:55
10. Someday At Christmas - 2:44
11. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - 3:01
12. Little Christmas Tree (Bonus Track) - 3:37

Record label: Motown/Universal
Series number: UICY-15092
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 14,5 €

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Healthy Living Magazine CoverHealthy Living: Michael Jackson: Did He Need To Die? (Magazine)
Released: 29-10-2013

We started to write a piece on the medical issues of the wrongful death trial with AEG Live sued by Michael Jackson’s family (which was concluded when the issue went on press), when we found the trial too insignificant, as the entire life of the superstar is an impactful health, physical and psychical subject. As intense as his dance, Michael Jackson’s life was burned on both ends at a rhythm of his anti-gang violence hit 'Beat It' by himself and by the media frenzy.

Four years after shaking the world with his last move—a spectacular (as cynical as it sounds) death, both the press and us, its docile hordes, seem to have begun admitting a scent of doubt. The Niagara waterfall of ridicule and dirt, under which the music genius spent his brief presence with us, finally thinning, reveals the truth universally acknowledged: to make us believe in him, he needed to die.

He will not triumph at our expense over the fact that his art will survive us all, which is not a surmise anymore, as his artistic inheritance proved there is arguably no other in modern art of the same consequence, volume and height of humanitarian essence. Vulnerability, exalted sensitivity of human nature, naivety, agitation, feebleness, pain, hope, despair and search of strength to bear it all became his artistic abode after the unseen scale of popularity, unforgiving of childlike spontaneity and unconsciousness of the media’s predatory nature, had imprisoned a 24 year old Michael Jackson to an unprecedented atrocity of media bullying and public disdain, deadly glued to the former, for the rest of his life.

Read more here.

'Healthy Living' is available in locations starting from October 29th, 2013. Availability in each particular location may vary. 'Healthy Living' is available in more locations than can be found here and is constantly updating the database. Locations in Puerto Rico can not be displayed, but HL can be found in the same store chains.

Soul Train: The Music, Dance And Style Of A Generation – By Questlove (Book)
Released: 22-10-2013

Soul Train Book CoverFrom Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson of the award-winning hip-hop group the Roots, come this vibrant book commemorating the legacy of 'Soul Train' – the cultural phenomenon that launched the careers of such artists as Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, Whitney Houston, Lenny Kravitz, LL Cool J and Aretha Franklin.

Questlove reveals the remarkable story of the captivating program and his text is paired with more than 350 photographs of the show’s most memorable episodes and the larger-than-life characters who defined it: the great host Don Cornelius, the extraordinary musicians, and the people who lived the phenomenon from the stage, dance floor and behind the scenes.

Publisher: Harper Design
Author: Questlove
ISBN: 978-0062288387
Pages: 288
Guide price: 21 €

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Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson CD Album CoverThriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson (CD Album)
Released: 22-10-2013

The first ever all metal Michael Jackson tribute album is set to be released later this month and will include the stars of heavy metal bands such as Guns N Roses, Iron Maiden, Motorhead and Testament.

'Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson' features heavy metal infused Michael Jackson classics such as ‘Billie Jean’, ‘Beat It’ and ‘Rock With You’ to name just three. The forthcoming record will include performances from Testament’s Chuck Billy, Danny Worsnop Asking Alexandria, Ron Thal of Guns N' Roses.

Take a look at the Thriller – A Metal Tribute To Michael Jackson track list below:

1. Thriller – Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT)
2. Man In The Mirror – Danny Worsnop (ASKING ALEXANDRIA) & Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG)
3. The Way You Make Me Feel – Angelo Moore (FISHBONE), Doug Aldrich (WHITESNAKE), & Rudy Sarzo (QUEENSRŸCHE)
4. Black Or White – Lajon Witherspoon (SEVENDUST), Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), & Tony Franklin (THE FIRM)
5. Beat It – Priya Panda (DIEMONDS) & Ron Bumblefoot Thal (GUNS N’ ROSES)
6. Billy Jean – Corey Glover (LIVING COLOUR) & Phil Campbell (MOTÖRHEAD)
7. Shake Your Body (DOWN TO THE GROUND) – Elias Soriano (NONPOINT)
8. Rock With You – Doug Pinnick (KING’S X)
9. Dirty Diana – Chris Jericho (FOZZY)
10. Bad – Paul Di’Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN) & Craig Goldy (DIO)
11. They Don’t Care About Us – ICARUS WITCH
12. Never Can Say Goodbye – Lonnie Jordan (WAR)
13. Smooth Criminal – ALIEN ANT FARM

Record label: Cleopatra
Series number: ?
Printed: ?
Guide price: 11,33 €

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HIStory Past Present And Future Book I (Re-Issue / Digipak) [2CD Set] CD Album CoverHIStory Past Present And Future Book I (Re-Issue / Digipak) [2CD Album]
Released: 11-10-2013

The 'HIStory: Past, Present and Future - Book I' digipack is today released in Germany by Epic Records. The re-issue 2cd set presented in a stunning hardcover book-style sleeve complete with extended 52 page booklet with the Michael Jackson Awards list, the lyrics of all the songs on this album and beautiful images.

It 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.White Way production, ‘Motown, the Musical,’ at the Lunt Fontanne Theater.

(HIStory Begins) contains fifteen hit singles from the past fifteen plus years of his career to this point (which was re-released in late 2001 as an only-compilation project, entitled 'Greatest Hits - HIStory Volume I'). The track list included fourteen U.S. Top 10 singles (nine of which were number-one hits) plus the worldwide top 5 hit 'Heal the World'.
The second disc, (HIStory Continues) contains fifteen previously unreleased recordings, five of which were released as singles.

(HIStory Continues) comprises new material. Six singles, and two promotional singles were released from 'HIStory'; 'Scream', 'You Are Not Alone', 'Earth Song', 'This Time Around', 'They Don't Care About Us' and 'Stranger in Moscow'. 'This Time Around' was released as a radio only single, and 'Earth Song', 'They Don't Care About Us' and 'Stranger in Moscow' were less successful within the United States, but were successful internationally; all three peaking within the top ten in multiple countries. As part of promotion for the song's, music video's were released, which have become influential on other artist's material.

All songs produced by Michael Jackson, James Harris,Terry Lewis, David Foster, R. Kelly.

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: 88883771962
Printed: Germany
Guide price: 15 €

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Michael, Janet & The Jackson Family: All The Top 40 Hits Book CoverMichael, Janet & The Jackson Family: All The Top 40 Hits (Book)
Released: 20-09-2013

The Jacksons are far and away the most successful family ever to enter the music business. Since 1969, when 'I Want You Back' became the Jackson 5’s first hit single, the family has scored an astonishing 160+ different Top 40 hits around the world, and that’s not including uncredited appearances on singles such as USA For Africa’s 'We Are The World' and Rockwell’s 'Somebody’s Watching Me'.

The Top 40 singles detailed in this book are listed chronologically, according to the date they first entered the chart in one of ten countries: Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States, and are numbered 1-164. Singles like 'We Are The World' and 'Somebody’s Watching Me' are also included in the correct chronological order but aren’t numbered. Where possible, each Top 40 hit is illustrated with a picture sleeve.

As picture sleeves were rarely issued in the USA or the UK in the early-to-mid 1970's, most of the earlier sleeves shown originate from countries like France, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands. For each Top 40 hit, the catalogue numbers and release dates are detailed, for both the USA and the UK, followed by the Top 100 chart runs in each of the ten countries, including any chart re-entries.

The catalogue numbers quoted are for 7” singles up to 1990, and for cd-singles after 1990, unless otherwise stated. Of course, in recent years, it has become increasingly common for singles to be released digitally only. The most recent Top 40 hit by a member of the Jackson family is Michael’s posthumous duet with Akon, 'Hold My Hand', which entered the charts in December 2010. The main body of the book is followed by ‘The Almost Top 40 Hits’, which gives an honourable mention to Jackson singles that have peaked between no.41 and no.50 in one or more of the ten featured countries, and a fascinating ‘Trivia’ section which round-up the most successful Jacksons and the most successful Jackson singles in each country.

Author’s Note: This book is intended as an introduction to the music of the Jackson family. If you are looking for a more in depth look at Janet’s or Michael’s career, I can recommend two books I have co-written with Chris Cadman, namely ‘Janet Jackson: For The Record’ and 'Michael Jackson: For The Record' (2nd Edition’).

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Author: Craig Halstead
ISBN: 978-1492187097
Pages: 376
Guide price: 12 €

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