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They Don't Care About Us (The Love To Infinity Mixes) [Promo] Maxi-Single CoverThey Don't Care About Us (The Love To Infinity Mixes) [Promo - Maxi-Single]

'They Don't Care About Us' (The Love To Infinity Mixes) promo maxi-single of Michael Jackson's album 'HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book' was released in March 1992 in the UK (pressed in Holland for the UK market) by Epic and made available to radio stations and nightclubs.

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 promo maxi-single housed in a red and yellow two tone sleeve with "MJJ Music" inner sleeve and the press sheet. The maxi-single contains 5 remixes of 'They Don't Care About Us' made by Love To Infinity.

Track list:

A:
1. They Don't Care About Us (Classic Paradise Mix) - 7:55
2. They Don't Care About Us (Anthem Of Love Mix) - 7:46

B:
1. They Don't Care About Us (Classic Dub) - 7:55
2. They Don't Care About Us (Anthem Of Love Dub) - 7:45
3. They Don't Care About Us (Hacienda Mix) - 7:10

Record label: Epic
Released: 04-04-1996
Series number: XPR 3020
Printed: Holland (pressed in Holland for the UK market)
Guide price: 30 €

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Why (3T Featuring Michael Jackson) CD Single CoverWhy (3T Featuring Michael Jackson) [CD Single]

'Why' CD single of 3T featuring Michael Jackson was released in August 1996 in Austria by Epic.

'Why' is a song by 3T, as a duet with Michael, for their debut album, 'Brotherhood'. It was written by Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds and produced by Michael Jackson.

The song was selected to be part of 'HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I', but it was taken out and Michael Jackson decided to give it away to his nephews.

'Why' CD single was released on August 13th,1996 in the USA by Epic and in the United Kingdom in August 1996 by Epic.

Track list:

1. Why (3T with Michael Jackson) (Radio Edit) - 4:09
2. Tease Me (Single Edit) - 3T - 4:25

Record label: Epic
Released: 08-1996
Series number: 663538 1
Printed: Austria
Guide price: 10 €

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In The Closet (Promo) [2x12" Single Set] Maxi-Single CoverIn The Closet (Promo) [2x12" Single Set]

'In The Closet' promo (special promo only 2-record set with DJ Sequencing!) maxi-single of Michael Jackson's album 'Dangerous' was released in April 1992 in the USA by Epic and made available to radio stations and nightclubs.

The song was written Michael with Teddy Riley, it was originally titled '(Coming) Out Of The Closet', and intended as a duet with Michael and Madonna. A demo version of this is believed to exist but there's no official release.

"He (Michael) did a demonstration for me," said Riley, "and he was the one who actually came up with the structure of how the song should come out. He would work out these string lines on the synthesiser, then he came up with these mouth sounds that were very percussive - sort of like a drum machine, but different. And it all worked."

Credited to Michael and 'Mystery Girl' - whose identity was rumoured to be Madonna or Paula Abdul, but proved to be Princess Stephanie of Monaco.

The promo maxi-single housed in a custom promotional white stickered gatefold sleeve and contains 11 great remixes of the track, including remixes made by Tommy Musto, Frankie Knuckles, Kiyamma and Vincent Herbert.

Track list:

LP 1:
A:
1. In The Closet (Club Mix) - 7:55
2. In The Closet (The Mission) - 9:20

B:
1. In The Closet (The Underground Mix) - 5:34
2. In The Closet (KI's 12") - 6:57
3. In The Closet (Freestyle Mix) - 6:26

LP 2:
A:
1. In The Closet (Touch Me Dub) - 7:55
2. In The Closet (The Underground Dub) - 6:24
3. In The Closet (The Reprise) - 2:43

B:
1. In The Closet (The Mix Of Life) - 7:38
2. In The Closet (The Vow) - 4:49
3. In The Closet (The Newark Mix) - 6:51

Record label: Epic
Released: 04-1992
Series number: E2S 4467-S1
Printed: USA
Guide price: 30 €

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Skywriter CD Album CoverSkywriter (re-issue) [CD Album]

'Skywriter' CD album of The Jackson 5 was reissued on January 5th, 2010 in the USA by Motown.

'Skywriter' CD album was for the first time released in 1991 in the USA by Motown.

Lead singer Michael's vocals were now showing the signs of his maturing tenor voice, while Jermaine's voice had gotten much deeper in tone. Notably, one of 'Skywriter's' songs, 'Touch' (originally recorded by the Supremes in 1971), features Michael and Jermaine singing about satisfying a woman in the bed. As such, 'Touch' was one of the most controversial singles Michael sung on until his solo career took off again in the 1980s.

All songs produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson, Freddie Perren & FonceMizell, Deke Richards, Hal Davis, and Sherlie Matthews.

Track list:

1. Skywriter - 3:10
2. Hallelujah Day - 2:43
3. The Boogie Man - 2:58
4. Touch - 3:00
5. Corner Of The Sky - 3:30
6. I Can't Quit Your Love - 3:04
7. Uppermost - 2:30
8. World Of Sunshine - 2:45
9. Ooh, I'd Love To Be With You - 2:45
10. You Made Me What I Am - 2:58

Record label: Motown
Released: 05-01-2010
Series number: B0013867-02
Printed: USA
Guide price: 12 €

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Mexico City 1975 (The Classic Broadcast) [Clear Vinyls - 2LP Set] Album CoverMexico City 1975 (The Classic Broadcast) [Clear Vinyls - Unofficial 2LP Set]

'Mexico City 1975' (The Classic Broadcast) is an unofficial double album of The Jackson 5 that was released on May 2nd, 2019 in Europe in clear vinyls under the Parachute Recording Company.

This album has a gatefold picture sleeve with inside a black and white picture of The Jackson 5 concert in Mexico + text and the setlist.

The Jackson 5 were still going under that moniker when their first world tour was beginning in March 1973. It took the best part of three years to complete, culminating in their legendary Mexico City performance in December 1975, broadcast across local and international television at the time, and undertaken around the era that the boys signed to Epic after many years with Motown.

Mexico City 1975 (The Classic Broadcast) [2LP Set] AlbumTheir change of label had also prompted the shortening of the brothers' collective name, and Jermaine quite the group concurrently, hoping to progress with Motown under his solo career; his place was taken by the younger Randy Jackson, who featured at this concert – one of his first as an official band member – keeping the numbers up to quintet levels.

The show itself was a truly dynamic affair as can now be heard on this original broadcast recording, featuring a fine selection of Jackson (and solo-Michael) classics, alongside newer tracks still to receive a studio release on upcoming records.

It was a great show with a lot of dance steps of the five brothers. They were the stars of the evening, especially Michael who was only 16 years old then. He introduced in this show his family and they brought all together these beautiful numbers.

Track lists:

Mexico City 1975 (The Classic Broadcast) [2LP Set] AlbumLP 1:
A:
1. (You Were Made) Especially For Me - 3:24
2. It's Too Late To Change The Time - 2:22
3. Never Can Say Goodbye - 2:11
4. Papa Was A Rolling Stone - 4:07
5. Happy - 4:53

LP 1:
B:
1. I Am Love, Pts I & II - 5:06
2. Randy Jackson Introduces The Band - 3:07
3. Rockin' Robin - 2:09
4. The Life Of The Party - 2:54
5. Forever Came Today - 5:54

LP 2:
A:
1. Music And Me - 2:51
2. Ben - 2:48
3. I'll Be There - 2:02
4. Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save - 3:47
5. Tito's Guitar Solo - 6:32

LP 2:
B:
1. One Day In Your Life - 4:31
2. Michael Jackson Introduces The Family - 0:55
3. Dancing Machine - 5:44
4. Body Language (Do The Love Dance) - 2:57

Here below you see the gatefold sleeve with inside a black and white picture of The Jackson 5 concert in Mexico + text and the setlist.

Mexico City 1975 Gatefold

Record label: Parachute Recording Company
Released: 02-05-2019
Series number: PARA245LPLTD
Printed: EU
Guide price: 26 €

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