HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I

~ Release by Michael Jackson (see all versions of this release, 18 available)

Tracklist

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CD 1: HIStory Begins
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1Billie Jean
recording engineer and mixer:
Bruce Swedien
synthesizer programming:
Bill Wolfer
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
producer:
Quincy Jones
bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson)
drums (drum set):
Leon Ndugu Chancler
guitar:
David Williams (session guitarist and songwriter)
Rhodes piano and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes
synthesizer:
Bill Wolfer
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
conductor:
Jeremy Lubbock
percussion and synthesizer arranger and synthesizer arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
strings arranger:
Jerry Hey
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (in 1982)
recorded at:
Westlake Recording Studios (founded as Westlake Audio in the early 1970s) in West Hollywood, California, United States (in 1982)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: 2021 edition (number: 44) and Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 58)
recording of:
Billie Jean
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
publisher:
Mijac Music, Neue Welt Musikverlag GmbH & Co. KG (- 2017), Warner–Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (publisher; do NOT use as release label) and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部
Michael Jackson4.254:54
2The Way You Make Me Feel
recording engineer and mixer:
Bruce Swedien
drums (drum set) programming:
Douglas Getschal
synthesizer programming:
Larry Williams ([Jazz] keyboard, sax, flute & clarinet - Producer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist)
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
producer:
Quincy Jones
drums (drum set):
John “JR” Robinson (session drummer)
guitar:
Eric Gale and David Williams (session guitarist and songwriter)
percussion:
Ollie E. Brown (US drummer, session musician & record producer) and Paulinho da Costa
saxophone:
Kim Hutchcroft and Larry Williams ([Jazz] keyboard, sax, flute & clarinet - Producer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist)
synclavier:
Christopher Currell (arranger)
synthesizer:
John Barnes (US soul songwriter, keyboardist, synthesizer & pianist aka LA Jay), Michael Boddicker and Greg Phillinganes
trumpet:
Gary Grant (brass) and Jerry Hey
background vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
wind instruments arranger:
Jerry Hey
recording of:
The Way You Make Me Feel
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson4.14:58
3Black or White
recording engineer and mixer:
Bill Bottrell
additional engineer:
Matt Forger
producer:
Bill Bottrell and Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
bass guitar:
Terry Jackson
drums (drum set) and Moog:
Bryan Loren
guest electric guitar:
Slash (Guns N’ Roses guitarist)
guitar:
Tim Pierce
guitar and percussion:
Bill Bottrell
keyboard:
John Barnes (US soul songwriter, keyboardist, synthesizer & pianist aka LA Jay) and Jasun Martz
keyboard and percussion and guest performer:
Brad Buxer
background vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
other vocals and spoken vocals:
L.T.B.
spoken vocals:
Andres McKenzie
part of:
CBC Music: 10 Songs That Have Changed the World
recording of:
Black or White (in 1991)
additional lyricist:
Bill Bottrell
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson3.74:16
4Rock With You
recording engineer and mixer:
Bruce Swedien
producer:
Quincy Jones
alto saxophone, flute and tenor saxophone:
Larry Williams ([Jazz] keyboard, sax, flute & clarinet - Producer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist)
baritone saxophone, flute and tenor saxophone:
Kim Hutchcroft
bass guitar:
Bobby Watson (bassist)
drums (drum set):
John “JR” Robinson (session drummer)
electric piano:
David “Hawk” Wolinski
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Jerry Hey
guitar:
Marlo Henderson and David Williams (session guitarist and songwriter)
synthesizer:
Michael Boddicker and Greg Phillinganes
trombone:
Bill Reichenbach, Jr. (jazz trombonist)
trumpet:
Gary Grant (brass)
violin:
Gerald Vinci
background vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
strings arranger:
Benjamin Wright
wind instruments arranger:
Jerry Hey
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (in 1979)
remix of:
Rock With You (original mix) by Michael Jackson
recording of:
Rock With You
lyricist and composer:
Rod Temperton
publisher:
Rodsongs (publisher), ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部, ヤマハミュージックパブリッシング (until 2017-03-31) and ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (from 2017-04-01 to present)
Michael Jackson43:41
5She’s Out of My Life
recording engineer and mixer:
Bruce Swedien
producer:
Quincy Jones
bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson)
electric piano:
Greg Phillinganes
guitar:
Larry Carlton
violin:
Gerald Vinci
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
strings arranger:
Johnny Mandel (American composer and arranger)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (in 1979)
recording of:
She’s Out of My Life
lyricist and composer:
Tom Bahler
publisher:
Careers-BMG Music, Careers‐BMG Music Publishing, Inc., Fiddleback Music Publishing Co., Inc., Kidada Music, Inc. (publisher), Sunbury Music Ltd. and Universal Music Careers
Michael Jackson3.453:38
6Bad
recording engineer and mixer:
Bruce Swedien
drums (drum set) programming:
Douglas Getschal
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
producer:
Quincy Jones
drums (drum set):
John “JR” Robinson (session drummer)
guitar:
David Williams (session guitarist and songwriter)
Hammond organ:
Jimmy Smith (US jazz organist)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa and How Now Brown Cow
saxophone:
Kim Hutchcroft and Larry Williams ([Jazz] keyboard, sax, flute & clarinet - Producer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist)
synclavier:
Christopher Currell (arranger)
synthesizer:
John Barnes (US soul songwriter, keyboardist, synthesizer & pianist aka LA Jay), Michael Boddicker and Greg Phillinganes
trumpet:
Gary Grant (brass) and Jerry Hey
background vocals and lead vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
wind instruments arranger:
Jerry Hey
recording of:
Bad
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson4.34:07
7I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
producer:
Quincy Jones
guest lead vocals:
Siedah Garrett
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
recording of:
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
publisher:
Mijac Music
Michael Jackson feat. Siedah Garrett3.64:12
8Man in the Mirror
recording engineer and mixer:
Bruce Swedien
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
producer:
Quincy Jones
guitar:
Dann Huff
keyboard:
Greg Phillinganes
synthesizer:
Glen Ballard and Randy Kerber
background vocals:
The Andraé Crouch Choir, Siedah Garrett and The Winans
background vocals and lead vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
synthesizer arranger:
Glen Ballard, Jerry Hey and Quincy Jones
recording of:
Man in the Mirror
writer:
Glen Ballard and Siedah Garrett
Michael Jackson45:19
9Thriller
recording engineer and mixer:
Bruce Swedien
synthesizer programming:
Anthony Marinelli (Soundtrack composer)
producer:
Quincy Jones
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Gary Grant (brass) and Jerry Hey
flute and saxophone:
Larry Williams ([Jazz] keyboard, sax, flute & clarinet - Producer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist)
guitar:
David Williams (session guitarist and songwriter)
synthesizer:
Brian Banks (American keyboardist), Greg Phillinganes and Rod Temperton
trombone:
Bill Reichenbach, Jr. (jazz trombonist)
spoken vocals:
Vincent Price (US horror film actor)
horn arranger and wind instruments arranger:
Jerry Hey
percussion and synthesizer arranger and synthesizer arranger:
Rod Temperton
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (in 1982)
recorded at:
Westlake Recording Studios (founded as Westlake Audio in the early 1970s) in West Hollywood, California, United States (in 1982)
music videos:
Thriller by Michael Jackson
recording of:
Thriller
lyricist and composer:
Rod Temperton
publisher:
Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP), Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher), Rodsongs (publisher), Rondor Music (London) Ltd., Universal Music Publishing France (not for release label use!) and ワーナー・チャペル音楽出版 Synch事業部
music quoted on:
Cheap Thrills
Michael Jackson4.65:58
10Beat It
recording engineer:
Donn Landee and Bruce Swedien
miscellaneous support:
Greg Smith (Producer/Keyboards)
synthesizer programming:
Steve Porcaro
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
producer:
Quincy Jones
mixer:
Bruce Swedien
drums (drum set):
Jeff Porcaro
electric bass guitar and guitar family:
Steve Lukather
guitar:
Paul Jackson, Jr.
keyboard:
Bill Wolfer
Rhodes piano and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes
solo electric guitar:
Eddie Van Halen
synclavier:
Tom Bahler
synthesizer:
Steve Porcaro
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
percussion arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) and Quincy Jones
arranger:
Rod Temperton
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (in 1982)
recorded at:
Westlake Recording Studios (founded as Westlake Audio in the early 1970s) in West Hollywood, California, United States (in 1982)
samples:
Untitled (side A) by Denny Jaeger
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time: 2021 edition (number: 185) and Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 337)
recording of:
Beat It
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
publisher:
Mijac Music and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部
Michael Jackson4.354:19
11The Girl Is Mine
recording engineer and mixer:
Bruce Swedien
synthesizer programming:
Steve Porcaro
producer:
Quincy Jones
bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson) (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
drums (drum set):
Jeff Porcaro (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
guitar:
Steve Lukather (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16) and Dean Parks (American session guitarist) (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
piano:
David Paich (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
Rhodes piano:
Greg Phillinganes (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
synthesizer:
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
violin:
Gerald Vinci (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
guest lead vocals:
Paul McCartney (The Beatles) (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
conductor:
Jerry Hey (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
percussion arranger:
David Paich
strings arranger:
Jerry Hey
synthesizer arranger:
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer)
arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) and Quincy Jones
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (in 1982)
recorded at:
Cherokee Studios in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
recording of:
The Girl Is Mine (from 1982-04-14 until 1982-04-16)
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
publisher:
Mijac Music and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney3.63:42
12Remember the Time
recording engineer and mixer:
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer), Bruce Swedien and Dave Way
programming:
Wayne Cobham (US engineer)
co-producer:
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer)
producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) and Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer)
background vocals and lead vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
synthesizer arranger and additional arranger:
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer)
vocals arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
recording of:
Remember the Time (in 1991)
writer:
Bernard Belle, Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) and Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer)
Michael Jackson3.954:00
13Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
recording engineer and mixer:
Bruce Swedien
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
producer:
Quincy Jones
alto saxophone, flute and tenor saxophone:
Larry Williams ([Jazz] keyboard, sax, flute & clarinet - Producer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist)
baritone saxophone, flute and tenor saxophone:
Kim Hutchcroft
bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson)
drums (drum set):
John “JR” Robinson (session drummer)
electric piano:
Greg Phillinganes
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Jerry Hey
guitar:
Marlo Henderson and David Williams (session guitarist and songwriter)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa, Richard Heath, Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) and Randy Jackson (brother of Michael and Janet)
trombone:
Bill Reichenbach, Jr. (jazz trombonist)
trumpet:
Gary Grant (brass)
violin:
Gerald Vinci
additional background vocals:
Jim Gilstrap, Mortonette Jenkins, Augie Johnson, Paulette McWilliams and Zedric Williams
background vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
percussion arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
strings arranger:
Benjamin Wright
wind instruments arranger:
Jerry Hey
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (in 1979)
recorded at:
Allen Zentz Recording in Encino, Los Angeles, California, United States (lead vocals, background vocals), Cherokee Studios (studio 3) in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States (strings) and Westlake Recording Studios (founded as Westlake Audio in the early 1970s) in West Hollywood, California, United States (brass)
mixed at:
Westlake Recording Studios (founded as Westlake Audio in the early 1970s) in West Hollywood, California, United States
recording of:
Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson4.756:05
14Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
recording engineer and mixer:
Bruce Swedien
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
producer:
Quincy Jones
bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Gary Grant (brass) and Jerry Hey
flute and saxophone:
Larry Williams ([Jazz] keyboard, sax, flute & clarinet - Producer, composer, arranger, and multi-instrumentalist)
foot stomps:
Nelson Hayes
foot stomps [bathroom stomp board]:
Steven Ray (80s US R&B producer/performer)
guitar:
David Williams (session guitarist and songwriter)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa
Rhodes piano and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes
synthesizer:
Michael Boddicker and Bill Wolfer
trombone:
Bill Reichenbach, Jr. (jazz trombonist)
background vocals:
Bunny Hull, James Ingram (R&B singer), Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”), Becky Lopez, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters and Oren Waters
horn and percussion arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
horn arranger:
Jerry Hey
percussion arranger:
Quincy Jones
wind instruments arranger:
Jerry Hey and Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
phonographic copyright (℗) by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (in 1982)
recorded at:
Westlake Recording Studios (founded as Westlake Audio in the early 1970s) in West Hollywood, California, United States (in 1982)
samples:
Soul Makossa by Manu Dibango
recording of:
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
publisher:
Byefall Productions, Inc. and Sony/ATV Harmony
Michael Jackson46:04
15Heal the World
recording engineer and mixer:
Matt Forger and Bruce Swedien
co-producer:
Bruce Swedien
producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
drums (drum set):
Jeff Porcaro
keyboard:
Brad Buxer
keyboard and synthesizer:
David Paich
percussion:
Bryan Loren
synthesizer:
Michael Boddicker and Steve Porcaro
additional lead vocals:
Christa Larson
background vocals and lead vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
guest choir vocals:
The John Bahler Singers
other vocals:
Ashley Farell
conductor:
Marty Paich
additional arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) and Marty Paich
vocals arranger:
John Bahler and Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
recording of:
Heal the World
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
publisher:
Mijac Music and ソニー・ミュージックパブリッシング A事業部
Michael Jackson3.556:26
CD 2: HIStory Continues
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1Scream
co-producer:
Janet Jackson
producer:
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner)
vocals:
Janet Jackson
recording of:
Scream
writer:
Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”), Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner)
Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson4.64:39
2They Don’t Care About Us
recording engineer and mixer:
Eddie DeLena and Bruce Swedien
music videos:
They Don't Care About Us by Michael Jackson
recording of:
They Don’t Care About Us
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson3.654:44
3Stranger in Moscow
recording engineer:
Bruce Swedien
recording of:
Stranger in Moscow
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson3.855:44
4This Time Around
producer:
Dallas Austin
guest performer:
The Notorious B.I.G.
recording of:
This Time Around
lyricist:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
composer:
Dallas Austin, Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”), René Moore and Bruce Swedien
Michael Jackson4.154:21
5Earth Song
co-producer:
Bill Bottrell
producer:
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer)
recording of:
Earth Song
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson3.56:46
6D.S.
recording of:
D.S.
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson4.24:49
7Money
recording of:
Money
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson3.654:42
8Come TogetherMichael Jackson4.154:03
9You Are Not Alone
producer:
R. Kelly
recording of:
You Are Not Alone
lyricist and composer:
R. Kelly
Michael Jackson3.75:45
10Childhood (theme from “Free Willy 2”)
producer:
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer)
recording of:
Childhood
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson3.54:28
11Tabloid Junkie
producer:
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner)
recording of:
Tabloid Junkie
writer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”), James Harris III and Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner)
Michael Jackson4.154:32
122 Bad
producer:
Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) and Bruce Swedien
samples:
King of Rock (LP version) by Run‐D.M.C.
recording of:
2 Bad
lyricist:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
composer:
Dallas Austin, Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”), René Moore and Bruce Swedien
Michael Jackson4.34:50
13HIStory
producer:
Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner)
recording of:
HIStory
writer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”), James Harris III and Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner)
Michael Jackson46:34
14Little Susie
recording of:
Little Susie
lyricist and composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”)
Michael Jackson3.46:14
15Smile
producer:
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer)
cover recording of:
Smile
lyricist:
Geoffrey Parsons (lyricist) and John Turner (lyricist)
composer:
Charlie Chaplin (filmmaker)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (not for release label use, this is a music publisher), Bourne France Éditions Musicale, Bourne Music Ltd. and 日音 Synch事業部
is based on:
Smile (Modern Times; original instrumental version)
part of:
Chaplin
Michael Jackson3.54:56