Michael Jackson's 'The Ultimate Collection' Box Set Includes 4 CDs Plus Unreleased Live Concert DVD


Three and a half decades after an 11- year old phenomenon from Gary, Indiana and his teenage brothers forever changed the face of popular music, "Michael Jackson - The Ultimate Collection" marks the most extensive presentation of his artistry ever assembled in one package.

The deluxe box set will house four audio CDs (totaling 57 tracks) of hit singles, album tracks, 13 previously unissued recordings, and other rarities from his archives spanning 1969 to 2004. In addition, the set will include a completely unreleased 1992 live concert DVD filmed in Bucharest. "The Ultimate Collection" will arrive in stores November 16th on Epic Records, a division of Sony Music. The box set was executive produced by Michael Jackson.

Michael Jackson is a global superstar, having sold over 135 million solo albums worldwide, including 47 million alone for "Thriller," the biggest selling album of all time. This box set is the record of his career to date.

"The Ultimate Collection" lives up to its title with the inclusion of 13 previously unissued tracks spanning more than a quarter-century of development. Among these are nine never-before-heard demo recordings that Michael Jackson has decided to unveil on this box set: "Shake A Body" (with The Jacksons, a fascinating glimpse into the creative process that turned into 1978's "Shake Your Body"), "Sunset Driver" (from the "Off The Wall" sessions), "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" (from the "Thriller" sessions), "Scared of the Moon," "We Are The World" (Michael's own solo demo of this song he co-wrote with Lionel Richie), "Cheater" (from the "Bad" sessions), and "Fall Again," "Beautiful Girl," and "The Way You Love Me."

In addition to the hours of audio and video content on this box set, there is also a 64-page color booklet. Full details of every track (composers, publishers, recording dates, studio personnel and musician rosters, album references and so on) are enhanced by dozens of rare photographs and personal memorabilia from Michael Jackson's archives. A chronological timeline traces his entire story and an essay by noted journalist Nelson George adds further insight into Michael Jackson's singular career.


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