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Anthology Best Of [Best of]

Michael Jackson Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Disc: 1
1. Got To Be There
2. Rockin' Robin
3. Ain't No Sunshine
4. Maria (You Were The Only One)
5. I Wanna Be Where You Are
6. Girl, Don't Take Your Love From Me
7. Love Is Here and Now You're Gone
8. Ben
9. People Make The World Go 'Round
10. Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day
See all 22 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. When I Come Of Age
2. Dear Michael
3. Music And Me
4. You Are There
5. One Day In Your Life
6. Make Tonight All Mine [Previously Unreleased 1973 Mix]
7. Love's Gone Bad [Previously Unreleased 1972 Mix]
8. That's What Love Is Made Of
9. Who's Looking For A Lover
10. Lonely Teardrops
See all 22 tracks on this disc

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Chock full of hits and nicely assembled, this two-CD collection focuses on Michael before he left the Motown cocoon, hooked up with Quincy Jones, and changed the sound of black pop with Off the Wall. Does the relatively safe vibe and the less-than-groundbreaking nature of the music make these songs any less enjoyable or memorable? No way--especially for boomers who grew up with MJ. All the hits are here, from the chirpy smash "Rockin' Robin" to the yearning "Got to Be There" (check those high notes!) and a handful of J5 tracks (chief among them the impassioned "I'll Be There"). For fans of R&B and for Michael-maniacs, this is a must. --Amy Linden

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5.0 out of 5 stars MICHAEL JACKSON - THE KILLER EARLY STUFF April 30 2001
Format:Audio CD
First things first, Michael Jackson is a killer soul singer. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. He's got soul commin' out of every orphus in his body.
This two CD set of incredible material focuses on that early time in his career when things seemed a little more simple. You can hear it in is voice, however, that things may not be as simple as they seem.
Every cut on this CD is full of emotion, of incredible feeling. That emotion and power is what drives his music today. And what drove his music back then.
Of the 44 songs on this CD (yes, 44, an amazing smount of songs for nay compilation), not one is bad. Yes his voice may have been pubecent and girly, but listen to it and you'll see why he is a pure soul and R&B singer, first and foremost.
There are classic hits with his brothers, The Jackson 5 on here that will delite anybody.
Watch out for 'Ain't No Sunshine', 'Music And Me' and 'It's Too Late To Change The Time'. They are killer songs, worthy of buying this album alone!
Great CD for any fan at any age...
Five out of Five
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5.0 out of 5 stars A CD that will never leave my player! July 30 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Surprisingly, I bought this CD in the used section of my local music store (where I usually find bargains aplenty) and to my delight, this CD turned out to be an absolute treasure. Previously, I had never heard early-Michael other than a few Jackson 5 songs (ABC, I'll Be There, and Rockin' Robin, to name a few). I thought Thriller and Bad contained Michael's best singing and the best tunes, both were certainly his most popular albums. How I was wrong. This is soul music sung by one of the most gifted soul singers of our time, Michael Jackson. His singing in such cover songs as Everybody's Somebody's Fool and Love's Here Now You're Gone (my faves) sound both extraordinarily heart-felt and refreshing. All songs on this album have that classic feel to them. These are works of a boy genius. Not many people remember this, either because of the monumental success of Thriller or his '90s weirdness. It is a pity.
Hear early-Michael now, if you haven't yet already. You're missing out on some great music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Micheal's Ant Aug. 21 1998
Format:Audio CD
Herein lies the essence of a young generation that dared to finally tell why we've "Got To Be There"--and if not today then, "Maybe Tomorrow." We remember matching our affections with songs that brought out the hidden romantic within. Subsequently, this poetry in song is molded and etched in our hearts and minds. So, with a very young Micheal singing--we had a good thing going. The songs in this Anthology restores lost moments, refocuses blurred images and brings back those places that slipped away over time. As I think about it, some of us Never Can Say Goodby. If we do, we say goodbye to times that contributed to our very beings. As a result, the appeal of Micheal's ANThology far exceeds historic. They connect us to a time of wonderment, learning, and self-exploration. These songs show our feelings, and echo the sentiments of a once young and innocent love. And as most of us can recall...where there is love--"I'll Be There." These are not just good, but great songs. So, when the world is on my shoulders, and age 40 irritates me (for a brief moment in time), I remember these songs. They make me smile as I recall the words of the hopeful youth saying, "...we may not change the world in one day, but we still can change something today in our small way."
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5.0 out of 5 stars You know what you're getting from Michael! July 5 2001
By A*
Format:Audio CD
Michael's voice as a child has never been out done till this day! Starting out as a soul singer he had the range and emotion to make any song pop with angst and beauty at the same time! Just listen to the closing lines of ABC! But the rare tracks are amazing too - the haunting and most poigant is "When I Come Of Age" Michael sings of his hopes and dreams of his adult years and rather he will be a "mighty man" or an "astronaut" We all know the drama which is Michael and this song is just amazing and is fitting for a man who dreamed of conquering childhood fancy only to live life as achild themself! Michael career has been groundbreaking but this collection only hints at his true genius as a soul singer in the likes of Marvin Gaye and Smokey Robinson it is expressed in more depth in the Jackson 5 SoulSation box set! This is a great starter kit for the experience enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Heaven Sent April 10 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have been a fan of Michael's ever since he began. These songs bring back such good memories. However, I think the J5 songs could have been left out, and replaced with other Michael songs. Either from albums or previously unreleased stuff. Small complaint though. "Love is Here and Now You're Gone" has always been one of my fave songs, I think Mike's version outdoes the Supremes. "We've Got A Good Thing Going" also is a highlight. It suprises me that I still love and want to listen to these songs. The songs taken from the "Forever Michael" album also are great. I would love to see that album on cd with unreleased cuts. I know there has to be some of those lying aroung Motown vaults. Funny how, if I never hear "Billie Jean" again, it's ok with me. But these songs, are the songs of my childhood and preteen years and sound as fresh today as 30 years ago.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Jammin'
Michael was an incredible child prodigy. These 2 CDs I think summs up the reason why the Jackson 5 were so extremely popular and gives the basis for why he himself became the... Read more
Published on June 4 2004 by "spirit51"
5.0 out of 5 stars The Early Michael Jackson
I love Michael's motown years. First of all, this is the only comprehensive compilation that summarizes Michael's years at Motown. There are 44-hits that spread over 2 discs. Read more
Published on Dec 19 2003 by Brandon Ousley
5.0 out of 5 stars One of a Kind
Michael Jackson will always Be to My Ears.as a Kid not many Before or since can hang with His Depth&Raw Soul.He is truly one of the Greatest Artists Ever. Read more
Published on Oct. 11 2003 by mistermaxxx08
Let me just say that I am so glad I found this CD! I am a late thrities individual who remembers every one of these hits, some of them performed with the Jackson Five. Read more
Published on July 11 2003 by mediaagent
5.0 out of 5 stars I've heard th whole thing and I'm blown away!
Michael Jackson can still sing, but this part of his career, he displays his God-given angelic voice. Read more
Published on March 11 2003 by "dnn111"
5.0 out of 5 stars Good for All !
Till I got this album I had never heard Michael Jackson's earlier years. I loved it and now have an appreciation for older music. Read more
Published on April 29 2002 by Chloe
2.0 out of 5 stars I prefer the hardrocking M. J. !
If you like squeaking boys, accompanied by a mostly boring orchestra, then buy this CD. Otherwise, you may hardly wish to listen to more than three or four songs (the well known... Read more
Published on Sept. 22 2000 by Marcel Wild
5.0 out of 5 stars even as a kid the king of pop has always had it
the man was super bad as a kid.these songs are sung with pure soul and feeling.these songs are time-less and will sound even stronger a 100 years from now. Read more
Published on Oct. 22 1999
4.0 out of 5 stars The best of his young singing career
Micheal has truly come a long way from where he once started...he has risen above all of his challenges and to prove that he had once the song of a child... Read more
Published on Oct. 3 1999 by Mr. Robert Parten (robert_parten@yahoo.com)
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Singer In The World
This is a #1 hit album including unreleased hits.The unreleased songs should have been released by this talented nigro. Read more
Published on Sept. 12 1999
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