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Music And Me Album CoverMusic And Me (Album)

'Music And Me' album of Michael Jackson was released in 1984 in Brazil by Motown/RCA.

The album has 12 tracks, 4 songs of The Jackson 5 and 8 songs of Michael's solo career are represented here.

Such hits of the J5 as 'ABC', 'I'll Be There' and hits from Michael solo like 'Got To Be There', 'One Day In Your Life', 'Ben' and ' With A Child's Heart'.

The cover of this album show us a beautiful drawing of Michael Jackson.

All songs produced by The Corporation, Sam Brown, Jerry Marcellino, Willie Hutch, Mel Larson, Hal Davis, Bobby Taylor and Berry Gordy.

Track list:

A:
1. Got To Be There - 3:20
2. Ben - 2:43
3. ABC - The Jackson 5 - 2:56
4. Music And Me - 2:35
5. I Wanna Be Where You Are - 2:53
6. Happy - 3:19

B:
1. One Day In Your Life - 4:12
2. I'll Be There - The Jackson 5 - 3:55
3. Goin' Back To Indiana - The Jackson 5 - 3:30
4. Shoo Be Doo Be Doo Da Day - The Jackson 5 - 3:11
5. Rockin' Robin - 2:31
6. With A Child's Heart - 3:31

Record label: Motown/RCA
Released: 1984
Series number: 104.8289
Printed: Brazil
Guide price: 140 €

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You Can't Win Maxi-Single Cover

You Can't Win (Maxi-Single)

'You Can't Win' is the second single of 'The Wiz' album also from Michael's first film, 'The Wiz'.

The maxi-single was released on January 10th, 1979 in the USA by Epic (no UK release).

'You Can't Win' is originally performed by Michael in the movie, 'The Wiz' - premiered in Los Angeles in October 1978.

Not featured on the Broadway musical on which the film was based - written especially for Michael's part as the Scarecrow.

The song was written by Charlie Smalls and produced by Quincy Jones.

'You Can't Win' was distributed under Epic Records and was Jackson's first solo single issued by the company after Epic executives signed him and his brothers to the label in 1976.

The maxi-single has 2 part's.

Track list:

A:
1. You Can't Win (Part 1) - 7:14

B:
1. You Can't Win (Part 2) - 2:58

Record label: Epic
Released: 10-01-1979
Series number: 28-50658
Printed: USA

Guide price: 25 €

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Stranger In Moscow (Promo #1) Maxi-Single CoverStranger In Moscow (Promo #1) [Maxi-Single]

'Stranger In Moscow' promo #1 maxi-single of Michael Jackson's album 'Blood On The Dance Floor - HIStory In The Mix' was released in August 1997 in the USA by Epic and made available to radio stations and nightclubs.

The track was written by Jackson in 1993, at the height of the highly publicized child abuse accusations made against him, while on tour in Moscow. 'Stranger In Moscow' was produced by Quincy Jones and Michael.

The promo maxi-single housed in a white sleeve with custom sticker on front. The maxi-single contains 4 remixes of 'Stranger Of Moscow' made by Todd Terry, Basement Boys, Hani and Charles "The Mixologist" Roane.

In the United Kingdom, 'Stranger In Moscow' promo 1 maxi-single was released in September 1996 by Epic.

Track list:

A:
1. Stranger In Moscow (Tee's In-House Club Mix) - 6:54
2. Stranger In Moscow (Basement Boys 12" Club Mix) - 8:18

B:
1. Stranger In Moscow (Hani's Num Club Mix) - 10:15
2. Stranger In Moscow (Charle's Roane's Full R&B Mix) - 4:39

Record label: Epic
Released: 08-1997
Series number: EAS 8337
Printed: USA
Guide price: 25 €

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They Don't Care About Us Maxi-CD CoverThey Don't Care About Us (Maxi-CD)

'They Don't Care About Us' is the third single from Michael Jackson's album 'HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I', released on May 15th, 1996 in the USA by Epic, fourth single in the UK.

The song was written and composed by Michael and chosen for single release by Michael, ahead of Sony Music’s preference, 'Money'.

Lyrics deemed 'anti-Semitic' by Jewish groups:
Jew me, sue me, everybody do me;
Kick me, kike me, don’t you black or white me.

Michael, who insisted it was a public awareness song, responded by releasing a statement that read:

'The idea that these lyrics could be deemed objectionable is extremely hurtful to me, and misleading. The song in fact is about the pain of prejudice and hate, and is a way to draw attention to social and political problems. I very much regret and apologise from the bottom of my heart if I have hurt anyone’s feelings in conveying my own.'

Michael further stated he would re-record the song, changing 'jew me' to 'do me' and 'kike me' to 'strike me', and that apology stickers would be affixed to all existing copies of 'HIStory'.

New pressings of 'HIStory' in 1996 saw 'jew me' changed to 'chew me', and 'kike me' changed to 'hike me'.

'I'm talking about myself as the victim,' Michael later explained. 'David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Stephen Spielberg, Mike Milkin – these are my friends. They're all Jewish, so how does that make sense? I was raised in a Jewish community.'

The maxi-single CD contains the single version and 5 remixes of 'They Don't Care About Us' made by Charles Roane, Dallas Austin, Love To Infinity, Track Masters. 'Rock With You' remix are made by Frankie Knuckles and 'Earth Song' remix are made by Hani. Last there are 2 interactive videos on this maxi-single CD that you only can play with your PC.

In Europe, 'They Don't Care About Us' maxi-single CD was released on March 25th, 1996 by Epic.

Track list:

1. They Don't Care About Us (Single Version) - 4:43
2. They Don't Care About Us (Charles' Full Joint Mix) - 4:56
3. They Don't Care About Us (Dallas Main Mix) - 5:20
4. They Don't Care About Us (Love To Infinity's Walk In The Park Radio Mix) - 4:46
5. They Don't Care About Us (Love To Infinity's Classic Paradise Radio Mix) - 4:14
6. They Don't Care About Us (Track Masters Radio Edit) - 3:41
7. Rock With You (Frankie's Favorite Club Mix) - 7:45
8. Earth Song (Hani's Club Experience) - 7:55

Video 1. Earth Song
Video 2. They Don't Really Care About Us (Animated Lyrics Video)

Record label: Epic
Released: 15-05-1996
Series number: 49K 78212
Printed: USA
Guide price: 40 €

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Earth Song Maxi-CD CoverEarth Song (Maxi-CD)

'Earth Song' is the third single from Michael Jackson's album 'HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I', released on November 27th, 1995 in Europe (pressed in Austria) by Epic (no USA release). It is a ballad that incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera.

'Earth Song' was the first that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare. 'Earth Song' was made for the 'Dangerous' album but it failed to make the album. The song was written and composed by Jackson; the task of production was split between Jackson, David Foster and Bill Bottrell.

This maxi-single CD contains the album version and 2 remixes of 'Earth Song' remixed by Hani. The last two tracks are 'You Are Not Alone' made by Frankie Knuckles and the MJ Megaremix made by Ronnie Ventura and Tony Moran.

In the USA, 'Earth Song' was only as a promo maxi-single released in November 1995 by Epic.

Track list:

1. Earth Song (Radio Edit) - 4:58
2. Earth Song (Hani's Extended Radio Experience) - 4:32
3. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Tommy D's Main Mix) - 7:40
4. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Brothers In Rhythm Mix) - 7:35

Record label: Epic
Released: 27-11-1995
Series number: EPC 662569 5
Printed: Austria (pressed in Austria)
Guide price: 15 €

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