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I Am Love (Promo) Single CoverI Am Love (Promo) [Single]

A promo single (short for promotional single) is a single that is made available to radio stations and nightclubs, a recording that is or soon will be commercially available'.

'I Am Love' (spilt into two parts) is the third single of The Jackson 5's album 'Dancing Machine', released by Motown on December 23rd, 1974 in the USA.

In the United Kingdom, 'I Am Love' was released on March 7th, 1975 by Tamla Motown.

It was one of the group's album-oriented efforts as the song went beyond the usual playing time of a pop song, at around 7 minutes and 30 seconds. The song was part-soul ballad (led by Jermaine) and part-funk/rock dance anthem (led mostly by Michael).

On the single release, 'Part 1' is an edited version of the entire album track, while 'Part 2' is an edit of the faster-tempo second section.

The song was arranged by Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino,James Carmichael & John Bahler. Produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson.

My promo single is printed in the UK with the series number: TMG 942.

Track list:

A:
1. I Am Love - 5:30

B:
1. I Am Love (PT. 2) - 2:26

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 07-03-1975
Series number: TMG 942
Printed: UK
Guide price: 25 €

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The Magic Of Michael Jackson Book CoverThe Magic Of Michael Jackson (Book)

'The Magic Of Michael Jackson' book was released in the USA in 1984 by publisher Sharon Publications Inc.

Description:

The book contains a collection of facts, lots of colour and black & white photographs, features, interviews, lyrics & discography, with full colour picture cover of MJ live from 1981 Triumph Tour.

The photos used in this book courtesy of Right On! Magazine.

Here are the highlights of the book:

- A shining star.
- Presenting Michael Jackson.
- Beat It.
- The Making of 'Thriller'.
- Michael Peters - choreographer.
- Fact vs fiction.
- The private Michael.
- Two of Michael's hit singles.
- Discography.

My book is printed in the USA with the series number: 0451-82089-4.

Publisher: Sharon Publications Inc.
Author: Mary J. Ederei
Released: 1984
Language: English
ISBN: 0451-82089-4
Printed: USA
Pages: 64
Guide price: 15 €

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Michael Jackson Special Double Video Collection (2VHS Set) CoverMichael Jackson Special Double Video Collection (2VHS Set)

The 'Michael Jackson Special Double Video Collection' was released in the UK in 1992 by publisher First Independent.

Description:

The double pack including 2 fantastic VHS (PAL, Hi-Fi Stereo) videos, 'Motown Presents Michael Jackson... The Legend Continues' and 'Making Michael Jackson's Thriller', never officially released in DVD.

Motown Presents Michael Jackson... The Legend Continues:

'Motown Presents Michael Jackson... The Legend Continues' is a profound portrait of the man who made 'Thriller'. Revive step by step the career of a living legend. From his unpretending begin period in Gary, Indiana, until the absolute top.

James Earl Jones takes you along through the scrap book, this is the most extensive compilation, with rare film shootings of the Jackson family and Motown Records. From the Jackson Five Motown audition until Michaels multi-million dollar tour '88, the video's, the prize-giving's, etc... You can find it on 'The Legend Continues'.

Special guest appearance: Dick Clark, Sammy Davis Jr, Suzanne de Passe, Katherine Hepburn, Marlon Jackson, Quincy Jones, Gene Kelly, Cyndi Lauper, Sean Lennon, Sophia Loren, Yoko Ono, Smokey Robinson, Martin Scorsese, Elisabeth Taylor...

The video includes the songs:
'I Want You Back', 'It's Your Thing', 'Feelin' Alright', 'Who's Loving You', 'The Love You Save', 'I'll Be There', 'Never Can Say Goodbye', 'Stand', 'Going Back To Indiana', 'Ben', 'Dancin' Machine', 'Blame It On The Boogie', 'Shake Your Body', 'Can You Feel It', 'Rock With You', 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough', 'With A Child's Heart', 'Billie Jean', 'Thriller', 'Beat It', 'We Are The World' and 'Heartbreak Hotel'.

Making Michael Jackson's Thriller:

Superstar Michael Jackson in a sensational music movie. 'Making Michael Jackson's Thriller' brings a almost 60 minutes during top music-video-program with:

1. The sensational video clip, a 14 minutes during film production: 'Thriller'!
2. Michael Jackson's hit 'Billie Jean' from the 'Motown 25'.
3. The culminating points out of Michael Jackson's fantastic video clip 'Beat It'.
4. The video premiere of Michael Jackson's 'Can You Feel It'.
5. A view behind the scenes during the shooting of 'Thriller'. The all-star team, Michael Jackson and director John Landis at work.
6. And a lot more, much more!

My 2VHS set is printed in the UK with the series number: VC 4116.

Publisher: First Independent
Series number: VC 4116
Released: 1992
Playing time: Motown Presents Michael Jackson The Legend Continues - 56 minutes
Playing time: Making Michael Jackson's Thriller - 58:30 minutes
Sound: Hi-Fi Stereo
Printed: UK
Guide price: 20 €

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Farewell My Summer Love Maxi-Single CoverFarewell My Summer Love (Maxi-Single)

'Farewell My Summer Love' is the first single from Michael's album 'Farewell My Summer Love', composed by Keni St. Lewis, arranged and produced by Freddie Perren & Fonce Mizell. The single was released in the UK on May 26th, 1984.

This song was recorded by Michael on 31st August 1973 in the USA (at the age of 14) on the Motown label - the same day he also recorded 'Don't Let It Get You Down' and 'Girl You're So Together'.

This remained unreleased until May 26th, 1984, when it was one of nine previously unheard songs remixed and included on a 'new' Motown album, 'Farewell My Summer Love 1984' (the '1984' was quickly dropped).

The versions on the maxi-single is the same as the album version.

My maxi-single is printed in the UK with the series number: TMGT 1342.

Track list:

A:
1. Farewell My Summer Love (45 RPM Disco Mix) - 4:21

B:
1. Call On Me (45 RPM Disco Mix) - 3:38

Record label: Motown
Released: 26-05-1984
Series number: TMGT 1342
Printed: Holland
Guide price: 20 €

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We're Almost There (Promo) Single CoverWe're Almost There (Promo) [Single]

A promo single (short for promotional single) is a single that is made available to radio stations and nightclubs, a recording that is or soon will be commercially available'.

'We're Almost There' is the first single lifted from Michael's album 'Forever Michael', released by Motown on February 2nd, 1975 in the USA (no UK release).

The promo single 'We're Almost There' was later released as the second single of the compilation album 'One Day In Your Life' (with old material by Michael) in the UK in July 1981 by Tamla Motown as a follow-up to the chart topping 'One Day In Your Life'.

The song was composed by Eddie and Brian Holland.

As Jackson's voice matured, Motown found it difficult to find material to suit the 16-year-old Jackson, who had sung in a higher voice for most of the duration of his Motown tenure.

The cover of this single is so beautiful, Michael painted with a smile.

My promo single is printed in the UK with the series number: TMG 977.

Track list:

A:
1. We're Almost There - 3:33

B:
1. We've Got A Good Thing Going - 2:59

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 07-1981
Series number: TMG 977
Printed: UK
Guide price: 25 €

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Ben (re-issue) Single CoverBen (re-issue) [Single]

'Ben' is the first single of Michael's second debut, self-titled album, released by Motown on July 12th, 1972 in the USA.

In the United Kingdom, 'Ben' was released on November 10th, 1972 by Tamla Motown.

The re-issue single was released in the UK on February 15th, 1980 by Tamla Motown. On the B-side they have pressed 'Abraham, Martin And John' of Marvin Gaye.

'Ben' was released of the compilation album 'The Last Dance' in the UK, the album including tracks by Commodores, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Jimmy Ruffin, Smokey Robinson, The Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson.

The song was arranged and produced by The Corporation.

Initially intended for Michael's teen rival Donny Osmond, until lyricist Don Black suggested Michael might make a better job of it.

Written for the motion picture 'Ben', the song is a story about the friendship between a boy and a rat. It's certainly the only love song dedicated to a rat. Some american radios were a little reluctant to broadcast the song, considering the morbidness of the theme. But the public loving Little Michael.

The song won the Golden Globe Award in January 1973. Michael was also nominated at the Oscars with this song, a show where a man called Quincy Jones was present...

'Ben' is the main success of the first phase of Michael's career, and his only number one at Motown.

My re-issue single is printed in the UK with the series number: TMG 1165.

Track list:

A:
1. Ben - 2:44

B:
1. Abraham, Martin And John - Marvin Gaye - 4:22

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 15-02-1980
Series number: TMG 1165
Printed: UK
Guide price: 25 €

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