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Michael Jackson Visionary Box Set

 

MICHAEL JACKSON RELEASES NEW BOX SET: VISIONARY – THE VIDEO SINGLES


20 DUAL DISCS SPAN 1979 ("DON’T STOP ‘TIL YOU GET ENOUGH,"

"ROCK WITH YOU,") TO 1997 ("BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR," "STRANGER IN MOSCOW")


Limited edition box sets arrive in store November 14th on Epic/Legacy

Michael Jackson took the lead as the first artist to apply Dual Disc technology – audio on one side and video on the other – to the hit single format. And in the true larger-than-life tradition of "the King of Pop," VISIONARY – THE VIDEO SINGLES encompasses Michael’s 20 greatest singles (accompanied by one alternate version or remix each) coupled with the historic video for each title. The 20 hits range from 1979’s consecutive #1 R&B/ #1 pop "Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough" and "Rock With You," all the way through 1997’s "Blood On The Dance Floor" and "Stranger In Moscow."

Each Dual Disc is beautifully packaged in a spined jacket that replicates the original 7-inch or 12-inch single’s artwork. Each inner sleeve replicates the original record label logo on its open side – the flip side contains a collage of hundreds of tiny photographic images imported from Michael’s videos. When arranged on a table in jigsaw pattern, those 20 square sleeves recreate Michael’s profile as seen on the outside walls of the sturdy cubed top-lid box that houses the 20 Dual Discs.

VISIONARY – THE VIDEO SINGLES, manufactured in the EU and imported worldwide, will arrive in U.S. stores November 14th on Epic/Legacy, a division of SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT. (The 20 Dual Discs were originally issued in territories outside the U.S. in 20 weekly installments starting last February. American consumers can now purchase the box set in its entirety, for a list price of $149.98.)

The title VISIONARY – THE VIDEO SINGLES pays homage to the Top Male Artist of the ’80s, Michael’s greatest hitmaking period, which coincided with the birth of the MTV era 25 summers ago. His intuitive understanding of cinematic arts made every new video an event until, with 1983’s "Billie Jean," even MTV was inspired to open its programming to Michael in particular, and black artists in general, a turning point in pop music.

Michael created impressive early videos working with such top-rated commercial directors as Nick Saxton ("Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough"), Bruce Gowers ("Rock With You"), Steve Barron ("Billie Jean"), and Bob Giraldi ("Beat It"). But it was the landmark "Thriller," directed by John Landis (greatly influenced by his 1981movie, An American Werewolf In London, and his segment in the Twilight Zone movie later on) which set a precedent for Michael working with some of Hollywood’s most talented directors. Among them were Martin Scorsese ("Bad"), Wayne Isham ("You Are Not Alone"), Spike Lee ("They Don’t Care About Us"), and Nicholas Brandt ("Earth Song," "Stranger In Moscow").

Over the course of these 20 video singles, Michael transcended the video genre to produce, in fact, short narrative films that stood on their own merits. Now, for the first time, they are coupled with the original audio tracks that appeared on his five solo albums on Epic Records released between 1979 and ’97: Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, and HIStory: Past, Present and Future - Book 1. The 20 Dual Discs are as follows:

1. Audio Side

Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough

Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough (Original 12" Edit)

DVD Side

Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough Video

2. Audio Side

Rock With You

Rock With You (Masters At Work Remix)

DVD Side

Rock With You Video

3. Audio Side

Billie Jean

Billie Jean (Original 12" Edit)

DVD Side

Billie Jean Video

4. Audio Side

Beat It

Beat It (Moby’s Sub Mix)

DVD Side

Beat It Video

5. Audio Side

Thriller

Thriller (Album Version)

DVD Side

Thriller Video

6. Audio Side

Bad

Bad (Extended Dance Mix)

DVD Side

Bad Video

7. Audio Side

The Way You Make Me Feel

The Way You Make Me Feel (Extended Dance Mix)

DVD Side

The Way You Make Me Feel Video

8. Audio Side

Dirty Diana

Dirty Diana (Instrumental)

DVD Side

Dirty Diana Video

9. Audio Side

Smooth Criminal

Smooth Criminal (Extended Dance Mix)

DVD Side

Smooth Criminal Video

10. Audio Side

Leave Me Alone

Another Part Of Me (Extended Dance Mix)

DVD Side

Leave Me Alone Video

11. Audio Side

Black Or White

Black Or White (House With Guitar Radio Mix)

DVD Side

Black Or White Video

12. Audio Side

Remember The Time

Remember The Time (New Jack Jazz Mix)

DVD Side

Remember The Time Video

13. Audio Side

In The Closet

In The Closet (Club Mix)

DVD Side

In The Closet Video

14. Audio Side

Jam

Jam (Silky 12" Mix)

DVD Side

Jam Video

15. Audio Side

Heal The World

Will You Be There

DVD Side

Heal The World Video

16. Audio Side

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone (Classic Club Mix)

DVD Side

You Are Not Alone Video

17. Audio Side

Earth Song

Earth Song (Hani’s Extended Radio Experience)

DVD Side

Earth Song Video

18. Audio Side

They Don’t Care About Us

They Don’t Care About Us (Love To Infinity’s Walk In The Park Mix)

DVD Side

They Don’t Care About Us Video

19. Audio Side

Blood On The Dance Floor

Blood On The Dance Floor (Fire Island Vocal Mix)

DVD Side

Blood On The Dance Floor Video

20. Audio Side

Stranger In Moscow

Stranger In Moscow (Tee’s In-House Club Mix)

DVD Side

Stranger In Moscow Video

For further information on MICHAEL JACKSON - VISIONARY contact:

Tom Cording at Legacy Media Relations, 212.833.4448,

Randy Haecker at Legacy Media Relations, 212.833.4101, or

Michele Scott at Legacy Media Relations, 212.833.7310

Email: LegacyMediaRelations@sonybmg.com

ADDRESS TEARSHEETS TO:

Tom Cording or Randy Haecker

SONY BMG LEGACY

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New York, NY 10022-3211

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