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Children Of The Light / Early Classics / Music & Me (3CD Set) Box Set CoverChildren Of The Light / Early Classics / Music & Me (3CD Box Set)

'Children Of The Light / Early Classics / Music & Me' box set of The Jackson 5 and Michael Jackson is released on November 16th, 2001 in the UK through Motown/Spectrum.

'Children Of The Light' CD contains a single disc. Budget-priced compilation featuring 14 of the greatest songs that Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael cut for Motown in the early 70s. Features the #1 smash 'The Love You Save'. Alongside their renditions of contemporary pop hits like 'Aint Nothing Like The Real Thing', 'Little Bitty Pretty One' and 'Doctor My Eyes'.

'Early Classics' CD compilation featuring 18 super classics from the family band from Gary, Indiana that conquered the pop and soul charts as well as the hearts of many. Not just the hits, this disc compiles more LP tracks as well for a more complete portrait of the group.

'Music And Me' CD compilation featuring 14 super hits from Michael his solo career. Jackson, who was 14 years old at the time, as he was experiencing vocal changes and facing a changing music landscape. Features the #1 smash 'Rockin' Robin', 'Ain't No Sunshine' and 'We've Got Forever'.

Track lists:

CD 1:
1. The Love You Save - 3:01
2. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - 2:27
3. Lookin' Through The Windows - 3:37
4. Don't Let Your Baby Catch You - 3:10
5. I Can Only Give You Love - 2:31
6. Little Bitty Pretty One - 2:48
7. Zip-A-Dee Doo-Dah - 3:12
8. Ready Or Not, Here I Come (Can't Hide From Love) - 2:36
9. E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Mo (The Choice Is Yours To Pull) - 2:49
10. If I Have To Move A Mountain - 3:14
11. Don't Want To See Tomorrow - 2:40
12. Children Of The Light - 2:23
13. Doctor My Eyes - 3:11
14. My Cherie Amour - 3:39

CD 2:
1. I Want You Back - 2:59
2. Can You Remember - 2:58
3. Who's Lovin' You - 3:59
4. True Love Can Be Beautiful - 3:28
5. In Our Small Way - Michael Jackson - 3:39
6. Goin' Back To Indiana - 3:33
7. Can I See You In The Morning - 3:11
8. I'll Bet You - 3:16
9. Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson - 2:33
10. People Make The World Go Round - Michael Jackson - 3:15
11. Doggin' Around (Michael Jackson Solo) - 2:52
12. Never Can Say Goodbye - 3:00
13. Lookin' Through The Windows - 3:38
14. We've Got A Good Thing Going - Michael Jackson - 3:03
15. The Young Folks - 2:57
16. My Little Baby - 2:58
17. (We've Got) Blue Skies- 3:23
18. With A Child's Heart - Michael Jackson - 3:27

CD 3:
1. Rockin' Robin - 2:34
2. Johnny Raven - 3:32
3. Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day - 3:21
4. Happy (Love Theme From 'Lady Sings The Blues') - 3:23
5. Too Young - 3:37
6. Up Again - 2:47
7. With A Child's Heart - 3:30
8. Ain't No Sunshine - 4:13
9. Euphoria - 2:49
10. Morning Glow - 3:35
11. Music And Me - 2:38
12. All The Things You Are - 2:55
13. Cinderella Stay Awhile - 3:09
14. We've Got Forever - 3:10

Record label: Motown/Spectrum
Released: 16-11-2001
Series number: 544 6962
Printed: UK
Guide price: 20 €

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Billie Jean (Red Vinyl - Limited Edition] Maxi-Single CoverBillie Jean (Red Vinyl - Limited Edition) [Maxi-Single]

'Billie Jean' limited edition maxi-single of Michael Jackson was released in January 1983 in Mexico in red vinyl under the Epic label. The track written and co-produced, with Quincy Jones, by Michael.

'Billie Jean' was released on January 2nd, 1983 in the USA by Epic and in the United Kingdom in January 1983 by Epic.

The red maxi-single is a limited edition (how many examples is been released is a question, I don't know sorry) and housed in a generic Epic company die-cut sleeve with 'Edicion Limitada' text. (The title 'Billie Jean' is misspelled on the label as 'Billy'). There are two color vinyl's of 'Billie Jean' released in Mexico, the other one is green.

The vinyl contains a long version of 'Billie Jean' and on the B-side the extended version of ('Largate') 'Beat It'.

Billie Jean (Red Vinyl - Limited Edition] Maxi-SingleOriginally titled 'Not My Lover' (to avoid any confusion with the tennis player, Billie Jean King), and inspired by obsessive young women who accused Michael and his brothers of fathering their children.

Producer Quincy Jones wasn't too impressed with the demo of the song - he didn't care much for the bass. The song was mixed by Bruce Swedien, who usually did just one mix of a song - but he did 91 of 'Billie Jean', before the second mix was eventually chosen!

"Quincy said, 'okay, this song has to have the most incredible drum sound that anybody has ever done, but it also has to have one element that's different, and that's sonic personality'," said Swedien. "What I ended up doing was building a drum platform and designing some special little things, like a bass drum cover and a flat piece of wood that goes between the snare and hi-hat... the bottom line is that there aren't many pieces of music where you can hear the first three or four notes of the drums and immediately tell what the piece of music is. But I think that is the case with 'Billie Jean' and that I attribute to sonic personality."

Track list:

A:
1. Billie Jean - 6:19

B:
1. Beat It - 5:41

Record label: Epic
Released: 01-1983
Series number: SCL-45,040
Printed: Mexico

Guide price: 90 €

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Off The Wall (Suzuki Love Sleeve - Promo) [Single]Off The Wall (Suzuki Love Sleeve - Promo) [Single]

'Off The Wall' promo single of Michael Jackson was released in November 1979 in Japan by Epic as a promotional item to push the new title on major radio stations and chart return record dealers.

Written by Rod Temperton, who submitted three songs for the album. "The one I thought would be their choice was 'Off The Wall'," he said. "I tried to find out about Michael's character. I knew he liked Charlie Chaplin, and I thought 'Off The Wall' would be a nice thing for Michael."

Promotional picture insert with Michael standing next to a Suzuki 'Love' scooter, as used in the 'Suzuki Motorbike TV' advert exclusively in Japan, with lyrics on the reverse.

P.S. There exists another rare single with 'Suzuki' motorbike: 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'.

Track list:

A:
1. Off The Wall - 3:50

B:
1. Get On The Floor  - 4:40

Record label: Epic
Released: 11-1979
Series number: 06.5P-94
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 88 €

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The Jackson 5 Book CoverThe Jackson 5 (Book)

The first book published about the Jackson 5 was this unassuming little paperback written by Ellen Motoviloff, releaased in January 1972 in the USA by Scholastic Books.

Description:

The heroes of thousands of kids across the country — The first black teen act to make it big on the Motown soul circuit-The first black family to make it big in the nation's pop music business — The most deliciously dancable group ever — IT'S THE JACKSON 5!

The early days in Gary, Indiana. Their exciting discovery by Diana Ross. Special interviews with each of the boys. In words and photos the complete story of The Jackson 5.

The book is 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" in size and has the usual breathless reporting of a teen magazine, and there's not much in the text that fans wouldn't already know, except perhaps that Jermaine hates oatmeal. But what makes the book worth seeking out are the photos, some of them taken by the author herself when she visited the J5 at home, and several from their 1970 appearance at the Los Angeles Forum. In fact, the only concert photos are from this performance where there must have been dozens of photos taken.

Publisher: Scholastic Books
Author: Ellen Motoviloff
Released: 01-1972
Language: English
Pages: 96
ISBN: T 2014
Printed: USA
Guide price: 20 €

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Instrumental Version Collection CD Album CoverInstrumental Version Collection (CD Album)

'Instrumental Version Collection' CD album of Michael's greatest hits from the 'Thriller' and 'Bad' albums was released in 1988 in Japan through the Epic label.

The CD album includes a nice Bad Tour live photo on the cover, picture sleeve with lyric insert plus obi-strip. Special on this CD album is the Dub Version of 'Bad', a semi-instrumental version, whose words are gradually returning at the end of the song.

Track list:

1. Billie Jean (Instrumental) - 6:19
2. Thriller (Instrumental) - 6:00
3. Bad (Dub Version/Instrumental) - 4:07
4. The Way You Make Me Feel (Dub Version/Instrumental) - 5:07
5. Man In The Mirror (Instrumental) - 5:06
6. Dirty Diana (Instrumental) - 4:43
7. Another Part Of Me (Instrumental) - 3:48

Record label: Epic
Released: 1988
Series number: 20-8P-5158
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 130 €

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