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HIStory - Book One
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HIStory – Michael Jackson
Past, Present and Future
Book 1

EPIC E2K 59000 – 2 Compact Disc Set

AlbumLinerNotes.com: This 2-disc set is attempting to compile lots of different information in one place. There are comments and 'Thank You's' (see below), Awards, and finally, Album Credits. You can click to the other pages below.


Michael Jackson is, indeed, an international favorite, for all ages, an incredible force of incredible energy. In the art of music, he is a pacesetter for quality of production, in the vanguard for high standards of entertainment.

What makes Michael more unique may be the fact that all of his accomplishments, his rewards, have not altered his sensitivity and concern for the welfare of others, or his intense caring and love for his family and friends, and especially all the children of the world over. He is filled with deep emotions that create an unearthly, special, innocent, childlike, wise man that is Michael Jackson. He is so giving of himself that, at times, he leaves very little to protect that beautiful inner core that is the essence of him. I think Michael appeals to the child in all of us. He has the quality of innocence that we would all like to obtain or have kept.

I think Michael is like litmus paper.

He is always trying to learn. He has one of the sharpest wits. He is intelligent and he is cunning - that is a strange word to use about him because it implies deviousness and he is one of the least devious people I have ever met in my life.

Michael is highly intelligent, shrewd, intuitive, understanding, sympathetic, and generous to almost a fault of himself. He is honesty personified - painfully honest - and vulnerable to the point of pain. He is also very curious and wants to draw from people who have survived. People who have lasted. He is not really of this planet. If he is eccentric it's because he is larger than life.

What is a genius? What is a living legend? What is a megastar? Michael Jackson - that's all. And just when you think you know him, he gives you more ...

There is no one that can come near him, no one can dance like that, write the lyrics, or cause the kind of excitement that he does. When I hear the name Michael Jackson, I think of brilliance, of dazzling stars, lasers and deep emotions. I think he is one of the world's biggest and greatest stars, and it just so happens that he is one of the most gifted music makers the world has ever known.

I think he is one of the finest people to hit this planet, and, in my estimation, he is the true King of Pop, Rock and Soul. I love you Michael.

~ Elizabeth Taylor

What can one say about Michael Jackson? He is one of the world’s most acclaimed entertainers, an innovative and exciting songwriter whose dancing seems to defy gravity and has been heralded by the likes of Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly.

His public is perhaps unaware of the extent of his dedication to his craft. Restless, seldom satisfied, he is a perfectionist who is constantly challenging himself.

To many people Michael Jackson seems an elusive personality, but to those who work with him, he is not. This talented artist is a sensitive man, warm, funny, and full of insight. Michael's book, Moonwalk, provides a startling glimpse of the artist at work and the artist in reflection.

~ Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

forward from Moonwalk

Michael Jackson, the star, is a phenomenon. The hat, a single glove, white socks and black loafers.

He's mysterious. Theatrical. The consummate performer. From the way he moves, to the Neverland he's created as his home, it's as if he's an illusion.

The Michael Jackson I've had the pleasure of knowing for 13 years is without affectation, and is not an illusion. It must be hard for Michael to know how much the world wants to know him, to be like him, to consume him. He's wisely created his own world in which to preserve the most honest parts of his identity. Those are the parts we love the most.

Michael has a heightened sensitivity for the crying needs of this world. Through his Heal the World Foundation, he works to preserve this planet's most precious resources - children, and the environment. He feels much of the same responsibility a parent feels his children are all of our children. Michael brings so much to so many, he is one of the world's most precious resources himself.

Guided by his creative forces of passion, joy, work and genius, Michael has gone after his dreams and shared them with all of us. I can't wait to see where he chooses to take us next.

This collection of work comes from the most successful albums in music history. Michael is the single most awarded entertainer the world has ever known. As you listen to and enjoy his music, I'm sure you'll agree that we, his fans, are the ones who are the most rewarded.

~ Steven Spielberg


To our dear friend Quincy Jones…

Thank you Quincy, for showing us the way. We love you madly …

Michael Jackson and Bruce Swedien.

New York, November, 1994

I Love You, Diana.

With These Words, I Lovingly Dedicate
This Album Of My Music To
All The Children Of The World:

Let Us Dream of Tomorrow, where our
Children are Nurtured,
and Protected and Nourished.
Let us Dream of Peace and Harmony
and Laughter.
Let us Dream of Joy and Ecstasy.
Let us Dream of Dancing the
Cosmic Dance.
Let us Renew Again,
Those Dreams of Promise we Once
Made Before.
Where We can Hold our Heads High
And Stretch Our Arms Toward Perfection.
Let Us Dream of a Tomorrow,
Where we can truly Love from the Soul,
and know Love as the Ultimate Truth At
the Heart of All Creation.

by Michael Jackson.

"Childhood" is dedicated to Little Craig Fleming, and his surviving brother, Michael, for whom a scholarship fund has been established to ensure that his childhood ushers in a future of all possibilities.

Love, MJ.


A Very Special Thanks to Lisa Marie…Your being provides the star that brightens my galaxy and the force that strengthens me. Love, Michael.

This album is dedicated to Thomas Edison for inventing the Phonograph ... we honor you for your gift of light, of love and of inspiration as we begin the 21st century. We salute you as a giant among men.

You are History.
Michael Jackson.

A special Thank You to my Mother, Dad and the family; especially you, Katherine.

I may not say it enough, but you are my inspiration and such a wonderful mother ... I love you dearly.

I Love You, Elizabeth.

To Bruce Swedien ...
For all the years of love and support, you have my love and deep appreciation for your loyalty and dedication. You are supreme. Love MJ.

In loving memory of my dear friend Jackie. I miss you ...

Love, MJ

Special Thanks to Boyz II Men: to four of the nicest guys in show business. My Brothers, My Friends, I Love You.

- M.J.

My Special Thanks to Berry Gordy for his constant strength and support ... You are the real King ... Michael Jackson

To Melvin Franklin: I will miss you and I love you ... but the music lingers on.

Jeff Porcaro ... we miss you.

Lots of love and humility to my fans throughout the world ... your unquestionable support has been my strength over the past year. I may be the captain of my faith, but you provided strength for my soul.

To my dear friend Michael Jackson…
I admire you very much, Michael. Your impeccable standards for the best musical quality possible are evident in every note of your music.

The one thing that remains uppermost in my mind is that this has been an incredible musical journey filled constantly with the best music in life, periodic laughter, a little hysteria, occasional anxiety, and always a lot of love ...

All my affection and respect ... Bruce Swedien

Los Angeles, January 1995

To Our Dear Friend Babyface:

You are truly an inspiration, We Love You ...

Michael Jackson and Bruce Swedien.
New York, November 1994.

My Special Thanks to Diana Ross ... All my Love ...
Michael Jackson

Spielberg ... We love you very much.
Love, MJ.

This album of my music is warmly dedicated to Akio Morita ...

For our everlasting Friendship, We are living in the same dream forever ...
With All My Love, Michael Jackson

Mickey Schulhof ... Thank you for your love and support.
Love, MJ.

To Paul and Linda McCartney and Family:
My everlasting affection for all your love and support ...
Michael Jackson.

I love you, Deepak.
Love, MJ

Extra Special Thanks To: Shaquille O'Neal.
Extra Special Thanks To: The Notorious B.I.G.

Very Special Thanks To: Sandy Gallin.
Jim Morey.

Very Special Thanks To: John Branca.
Very Special Thanks To: Marshall Gelfand.

Dan Beck ... Thank you for your input and HIStorical thinking.

Special thanks to John H. Johnson for always being there when needed. Your love and support is appreciated.

Thanks, Adrian Grant, for the years of "Off the Wall" and now "Michael Jackson: The Visual Documentary."

Thanks, Lisa Campbell, for your support and love.

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