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The Essential Michael Jackson (Rm) (2CD) [Best of, Original recording remastered]

Michael Jackson Audio CD
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Disc: 1
1. I Want You Back
2. ABC
3. The Love You Save
4. Got To Be There (Single Version)
5. 5. Rockin' Robin
6. Ben (Single Version)
7. Enjoy Yourself
8. Blame It On The Boogie
9. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) (Single Edit)
10. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Single Version)
See all 21 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Bad
2. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
3. Leave Me Alone
4. The Way You Make Me Feel (Single Version)
5. Man In The Mirror
6. Dirty Diana
7. Another Part Of Me (Single Version)
8. Smooth Criminal (Radio Edit)
9. Black Or White (Single Version)
10. Heal The World
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The Essential Michael Jackson, a 2-disc greatest hits set compiling songs from as early as 1969's I Want You Back with the Jackson 5 to 2001's Invincible release You Rock My World. Sony. 2005.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The best collection out there May 21 2013
By ANDROIDtyler TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is the best Michael Jackson greatest hits you'll find for a reasonable price (unless you want to shell out money for "The Ultimate Collection"). It's the only collection on a single or double CD that contains hits from The Jackson 5, The Jacksons, and Michael's solo career released in North America.

Pretty much all of the big hits are on here, although some are mysteriously missing such as "I'll Be There", "Dancing Machine", "Mama's Pearl" and "Scream" (which is strange because the full album version of "Dangerous" is on here when it wasn't on even a single). Its inclusion is most likely because Michael performed "Dangerous" quite a bit and it is a well-known song amongst his fan base for that reason. But for this to take precedence over the aforementioned missing hits is a bit odd.

I also agree with other reviewers that some more hits from "HIStory" and "Invincible" could have been included on here for a more well-rounded perspective.

But as with all greatest hits packages, this is marketed towards casual fans and not hardcore fans like me. And it contains all of the huge signature MJ hits that need to be on here, so on that note it succeeds.

I buy every Michael Jackson release, and even though I own all of these songs on other releases, this is a nice addition to my collection. I personally like the use of radio edits for a lot of songs because the album versions for some (such as "Will You Be There") are a little too long for my liking.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All the hits June 3 2009
By Matt Hughes TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
I never really appreciated MJ in the past, I've always been into the hard rock/metal but I now realize how great he is and was with the Jackson 5, holy crap he could sing back then! This 2 disk cd has all his great feel good hits and a few others. If you can't afford all his albums, this disk has a good chunk of awesome MJ and Jackson 5 music.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars for the 1st Cd, 3 Stars for the 2nd June 13 2006
Format:Audio CD
Michael Jackson's latest hits compilation, tries to correct problems of past greatest-hits albums by putting all of his biggest hits in one place, including his time in the Jacksons, and it comes close. The first cd of this compilation is really the essential one. Starting with some of his greatest hits with the Jackson 5, later the Jacksons, while throwing in early solo hits, then finally finishing with all the hits from Off The Wall and Thriller, it's very nearly the greatest hits cd to end all greatest hits cds. Had that first cd been released in 1985 at the height of Michael Jackson mania, it might have gone on to become one of his best selling albums ever.

The problem is really only with the second cd, which covers 1987-onward. Eight songs from the album Bad and another seven from Dangerous seems a bit overkill, especially when only one song is included each from HIStory and Invincible, and nothing from Blood On The Dance Floor. Those three albums may not have been his best, but should have been represented better for a more rounded career overview (The European version of this album fixes this somewhat by adding two extra songs from HIStory while removing the non-hit Dangerous). But why Scream, his duet with sister Janet and one of his biggest hits from the 90's, is missing is a mystery. And including the full length version of Heal The World, with it's childrens' voices intro to the song, seems borderline creepy given MJ's troubles, despite whatever intention he had with the song originally.

However, there are a lot of good songs on the second cd, and tracks like The Way You Make Me Feel and Black Or White still hold up well. But if you own the set, you'll probably find yourself listening to the first cd much more than the second.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really ultimate!!! Feb. 15 2006
By Sonic
Format:Audio CD
Why there had to be another Michael Jackson Best of-album with a similar tracklist as "History", "Greatest Hits", "Number Ones" and "The Ultimate Collection" remains an open question. But in contrast to the Box Set this album is a lot less expensive. So if you like "The Jackson 5", "The Jacksons" and Michael as a solo artist this is the ideal collection of songs.
The first CD starts off peppy with "I want you back", "ABC" and "The love you save" which are without a doubt the three best songs of the "Jackson 5" and will surely put you in a good mood.
"Got to be there" and "Ben" are two timeless ballads which show young Michael's enormous volume. After that the album is taken to another level by a row of sensational dancefloor tracks like "Shake Your Body" and Michael's first ultimate worldwide hit "Don't stop 'til you get enough", which will truly get every party going. Nevertheless the album even manages to beat this with the never-to-be-beaten baseline of "Billie Jean" and the immensely powerful "Beat It".
The second CD presents seven hits from "Bad" including the fantastic "Man in the Mirror" and the catchy "Smooth Criminal".
This is followed by Michael's biggest hit of the 90s "Black or White" and further great songs from the "Dangerous"-album. Among them classics like the tremendously groovy "Who is it" and the bombast-ballade "Will you be there".
Fortunately the album also includes the two undoubtedly best songs from the "History"-album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars All the hits AND a great price!
Replaced all my Michael Jackson albums and The Jacksons album with this CD. Did not own any Jackson Five albums but now have some of their hits as well thanks to this fantastic... Read more
Published on Nov. 4 2010 by Halifax Mary
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of the king of pop's career (4 1/2 stars)
It's no secret that Michael Jackson was incredibly talented and gifted musician, the fact that he also had a passion for his art must have helped. Read more
Published on Oct. 14 2010 by Tommy Sixx Morais
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic compelation!
I, along with many, have been revisiting my love of Michael Jackson's music since his death, and recently purchased this CD. Read more
Published on Aug. 11 2009 by S. Stewart
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD, but there is a better one!
This CD is the U.S. version of "The Essential Michael Jackson" and it has a lot of good songs on it. However it is missing "Earth Song" and "They Don't Really Care About Us". Read more
Published on July 27 2009 by J. Dean
5.0 out of 5 stars ooooooooh!!!!!!!
this is a really good collection, all my faves are here,
except for "history".
the only disappointment for me, is the intro to "don't stop 'til you get... Read more
Published on April 11 2006 by paula b
5.0 out of 5 stars an amazing collection
Yes this is yet another collection of Michael Jackson hits released from Sony (trying to get all they can out of MJ before he leaves) HOWEVER it is a GREAT one. Read more
Published on April 1 2006 by torontogirl
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best MJ Collection Ever Released!!
OK this cd is amasing!!! i have every single mj album, collection or not, but this is the single best MJ collection he's put out. He put his best songs on the discs. Read more
Published on Sept. 19 2005 by Darren Vaithilingam
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