Tracklist

CD 1: HIStory Begins
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Billie Jean
Michael Jackson 4.45 4:54
2 The Way You Make Me Feel
Michael Jackson 4 4:57
3 Black or White
Michael Jackson 3.8 4:16
4 Rock With You
Michael Jackson 3.85 3:41
5 She’s Out of My Life
Michael Jackson 3.5 3:38
6 Bad
Michael Jackson 4.15 4:07
7 I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
Michael Jackson feat. Siedah Garrett 3.35 4:12
8 Man in the Mirror
Michael Jackson 4.15 5:19
9 Thriller
Michael Jackson 4.65 5:58
10 Beat It
Michael Jackson 4.5 4:19
11 The Girl Is Mine
Michael Jackson & Paul McCartney 3.35 3:42
12 Remember the Time
Michael Jackson 4 4:00
13 Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
Michael Jackson 4.8 6:05
14 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
Michael Jackson 3.9 6:04
15 Heal the World
Michael Jackson 3.45 6:25
CD 2: HIStory Continues
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Scream
Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson 5 4:39
2 They Don’t Care About Us
Michael Jackson 3 4:44
3 Stranger in Moscow
Michael Jackson 4 5:44
4 This Time Around
Michael Jackson 4 4:21
5 Earth Song
Michael Jackson 4 6:46
6 D.S.
Michael Jackson 5 4:49
7 Money
Michael Jackson 4 4:42
8 Come Together
Michael Jackson 4 4:03
9 You Are Not Alone
Michael Jackson 3 5:45
10 Childhood (theme from “Free Willy 2”)
Michael Jackson 3 4:28
11 Tabloid Junkie
Michael Jackson 5 4:32
12 2 Bad
Michael Jackson 5 4:50
13 HIStory
Michael Jackson 4.5 6:34
14 Little Susie
Michael Jackson 4 6:14
15 Smile
Michael Jackson 3 4:56

Credits

CD 1: HIStory Begins

violin:
Gerald Vinci (tracks 4–5, 11, 13)
electric bass guitar and guitar family:
Steve Lukather (track 10)
Hammond organ:
Jimmy Smith (US jazz organist) (track 6)
bass guitar:
Terry Jackson (track 3)
Louis Johnson (member of Brothers Johnson) (tracks 1, 5, 11, 13–14)
Bobby Watson (bassist) (track 4)
trumpet:
Gary Grant (tracks 2, 4, 6, 13)
Jerry Hey (tracks 2, 6)
strings arranger:
Jerry Hey (tracks 1, 11)
Johnny Mandel (American composer and arranger) (track 5)
Benjamin Wright (tracks 4, 13)
drums:
Jeff Porcaro (tracks 10–11, 15)
John “JR” Robinson (session drummer) (tracks 2, 4, 6, 13)
drums and Moog:
Bryan Loren (track 3)
drums programming:
Douglas Getschal (tracks 2, 6)
synthesizer:
Glen Ballard (track 8)
Brian Banks (track 9)
John Barnes (US soul songwriter, keyboardist, synthesizer & pianist aka LA Jay) (tracks 2, 6)
Michael Boddicker (tracks 2, 4, 6, 14–15)
Randy Kerber (track 8)
Greg Phillinganes (tracks 2, 4, 6, 9)
Steve Porcaro (tracks 10, 15)
Bill Wolfer (tracks 1, 14)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 11)
Rod Temperton (track 9)
synthesizer arranger:
Glen Ballard (track 8)
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer) (track 12)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 11)
Jerry Hey (track 8)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
Quincy Jones (track 8)
Rod Temperton (track 9)
synthesizer programming:
Steve Porcaro (tracks 10–11)
Larry Williams (keyboard,sax,flute) (track 2)
Bill Wolfer (track 1)
Anthony Marinelli (track 9)
flute and saxophone:
Larry Williams (keyboard,sax,flute) (tracks 9, 14)
guitar:
Tim Pierce (track 3)
guitar and percussion:
Bill Bottrell (track 3)
synclavier:
Tom Bahler (track 10)
Christopher Currell (tracks 2, 6)
electric piano:
Greg Phillinganes (tracks 5, 13)
wind instruments arranger:
Jerry Hey (tracks 2, 4, 6, 9, 13–14)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 14)
electric guitar:
Eddie Van Halen (track 10)
percussion:
Ollie Brown (US drummer, session musician & record producer) (track 2)
Paulinho da Costa (tracks 2, 6, 13–14)
Richard Heath (track 13)
How Now Brown Cow (track 6)
Randy Jackson (brother of Michael and Janet) (track 13)
Bryan Loren (track 15)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 13)
percussion and synthesizer arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
Rod Temperton (track 9)
percussion arranger:
David Paich (track 11)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 10, 13)
Quincy Jones (tracks 10, 14)
keyboard:
John Barnes (US soul songwriter, keyboardist, synthesizer & pianist aka LA Jay) (track 3)
Brad Buxer (track 15)
Jasun Martz (track 3)
Greg Phillinganes (track 8)
Bill Wolfer (track 10)
keyboard and synthesizer:
David Paich (track 15)
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer) (track 12)
keyboard and percussion:
Brad Buxer (track 3)
alto saxophone, flute and tenor saxophone:
Larry Williams (keyboard,sax,flute) (tracks 4, 13)
saxophone:
Kim Hutchcroft (tracks 2, 6)
Larry Williams (keyboard,sax,flute) (tracks 2, 6)
Rhodes piano:
Greg Phillinganes (track 11)
Rhodes piano and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (tracks 1, 10, 14)
piano:
David Paich (track 11)
baritone saxophone, flute and tenor saxophone:
Kim Hutchcroft (tracks 4, 13)
horn and percussion arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 14)
horn arranger:
Jerry Hey (tracks 9, 14)
trombone:
Bill Reichenbach, Jr. (jazz trombonist) (tracks 4, 9, 13–14)
guitar family:
Larry Carlton (track 5)
Eric Gale (track 2)
Marlo Henderson (tracks 4, 13)
Dann Huff (track 8)
Paul Jackson, Jr. (track 10)
Steve Lukather (track 11)
Dean Parks (track 11)
David Williams (Guitarist) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6, 9, 13–14)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Gary Grant (tracks 9, 14)
Jerry Hey (tracks 4, 9, 13–14)
additional arranger:
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer) (track 12)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 15)
Marty Paich (track 15)
additional background vocals:
Jim Gilstrap (track 13)
Mortonette Jenkins (track 13)
Augie Johnson (track 13)
Paulette McWilliams (track 13)
Zedric Williams (track 13)
additional engineer:
Matt Forger (track 3)
additional lead vocals:
Christa Larson (track 15)
additional lyricist:
Bill Bottrell (track 3)
arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 11)
Quincy Jones (track 11)
Rod Temperton (track 10)
background vocals:
Bunny Hull (track 14)
James Ingram (track 14)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 14)
Becky Lopez (track 14)
Julia Waters (track 14)
Maxine Waters (track 14)
Oren Waters (track 14)
background vocals and lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 2–4, 6, 8, 12–13, 15)
co-producer:
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer) (track 12)
Bruce Swedien (track 15)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1–2, 6–8, 10, 13–14)
composer:
Tom Bahler (track 5)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1–3, 6–7, 10–11, 13–15)
Rod Temperton (tracks 4, 9)
conductor:
Jerry Hey (track 11)
Jeremy Lubbock (track 1)
Marty Paich (track 15)
guest electric guitar:
Slash (Guns N’ Roses guitarist) (track 3)
guest background vocals:
Siedah Garrett (track 8)
The Winans (track 8)
guest choir vocals:
guest lead vocals:
Siedah Garrett (track 7)
Paul McCartney (track 11)
guest performer:
Brad Buxer (track 3)
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1, 5–8, 10–12, 15)
lyricist:
Tom Bahler (track 5)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1–3, 6–7, 10–11, 13–15)
Rod Temperton (tracks 4, 9)
miscellaneous support:
Greg Smith (Producer/Keyboards) (track 10)
mixer:
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer) (track 12)
Bruce Swedien (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 8–15)
Bill Bottrell (track 3)
Matt Forger (track 15)
Dave Way (track 12)
other vocals:
Ashley Farell (track 15)
other vocals and spoken vocals:
L.T.B. (track 3)
performer:
Nelson Hayes (track 14)
Steven Ray (80s US R&B producer/performer) (track 14)
producer:
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer) (track 12)
Bill Bottrell (track 3)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 3, 12, 15)
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–2, 4–11, 13–14)
programming:
Wayne Cobham (US engineer) (track 12)
recording engineer:
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer) (track 12)
Bruce Swedien (tracks 1–2, 4–6, 8–15)
Bill Bottrell (track 3)
Matt Forger (track 15)
Donn Landee (track 10)
Dave Way (track 12)
spoken vocals:
Andres McKenzie (track 3)
Vincent Price (US horror film actor) (track 9)
vocals arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 12, 15)
John Bahler (track 15)
writer:
Glen Ballard (track 8)
Bernard Belle (track 12)
Siedah Garrett (track 8)
Teddy Riley (US R&B singer & producer) (track 12)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 12)
phonographic copyright by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (1982) (tracks 1, 9–11, 14)
publisher:
Careers-BMG Music (track 5)
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 9)
Kidada Music, Inc. (track 5)
Mijac Music (tracks 1, 7, 10)
Rodsongs (track 9)
Universal Music Publishing France (not for release label use!) (track 9)
mash-ups:
BEATiCURE by Robin Skouteris (track 10)
Beat Up by JV5 (track 10)
Comic Beat by ComaR (track 10)
Intro by Robin Skouteris (track 6)
Pop Culture by Madeon (track 1)
Revolution No.11 by Triple-Q (track 10)
remixes:
sampled by:
Billie Jean (The Legendary Performance from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever) (live dancing, 1983-03-25: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, CA, USA) by Michael Jackson (track 1)
Cheat on You by Mase feat. Lil’ Cease & Jay‐Z (track 13)
Got to Give It Up by Aaliyah (track 1)
Nite Train by Burial (track 4)
No Guest List by Def Squad (track 9)
samples:
Soul Makossa by Manu Dibango (track 14)
Untitled (side A) by Denny Jaeger (track 10)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 58) (track 1)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 337) (track 10)
later parody versions:
Black or White (Badesalz parody) (track 3)
Black or White (“Weird Al” Yankovic Parody) (track 3)
Eat It (track 10)
Fat (track 6)
He-Man (track 10)
Schiller (track 9)
Snack All Night (track 3)
later translated versions:
BEAT IT (track 10)
Espeluznante (track 9)
later versions:
recording of:
Bad (track 6)
Beat It (track 10)
Billie Jean (track 1)
Heal the World (track 15)
Man in the Mirror (track 8)
Rock With You (track 4)
The Girl Is Mine (track 11)
Thriller (track 9)
Black or White (1991) (track 3)
Remember the Time (1991) (track 12)

CD 2: HIStory Continues

co-producer:
Bill Bottrell (track 5)
Janet Jackson (track 1)
composer:
Dallas Austin (tracks 4, 12)
Charlie Chaplin (filmmaker) (track 15)
R. Kelly (track 9)
René Moore (tracks 4, 12)
Bruce Swedien (tracks 4, 12)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 2–7, 10, 12, 14)
guest performer:
lyricist:
R. Kelly (track 9)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 2–7, 10, 12, 14)
Geoffrey Parsons (lyricist) (track 15)
John Turner (lyricist) (track 15)
mixer:
Bruce Swedien (track 2)
Eddie DeLena (track 2)
producer:
Dallas Austin (track 4)
Bill Bottrell (track 8)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (tracks 5, 10, 15)
Jimmy Jam (tracks 1, 11–13)
R. Kelly (track 9)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (tracks 1, 11–13)
Bruce Swedien (track 12)
recording engineer:
Bruce Swedien (tracks 2–3)
Eddie DeLena (track 2)
vocals:
Janet Jackson (track 1)
writer:
James Harris III (US producer aka Jimmy Jam) (tracks 11, 13)
Janet Jackson (track 1)
Jimmy Jam (track 1)
John Lennon (Beatle) (track 8)
Terry Lewis (US hip-hop/soul songwriter, producer & label owner) (tracks 1, 11, 13)
Paul McCartney (track 8)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1, 11, 13)
publisher:
Bourne Co. (track 15)
Bourne Music Ltd. (track 15)
Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (track 8)
edits:
Earth Song (radio edit) by Michael Jackson (track 5)
mash-ups:
BEATiCURE by Robin Skouteris (track 2)
Screaming G.U.Y. by Robin Skouteris (tracks 1, 12)
remixes:
samples:
King of Rock by Run‐D.M.C. (track 12)
cover recording of:
Come Together (track 8)
Smile (track 15)
is based on:
Smile (Modern Times; original instrumental version) (track 15)
is the basis for:
later translated versions:
Hymy (track 15)
Kummts hoid umme (track 8)
Sonríe (track 15)
Sorridi (track 15)
part of:
Chaplin (track 15)
recording of:
2 Bad (track 12)
Childhood (track 10)
D.S. (track 6)
Earth Song (track 5)
HIStory (track 13)
Little Susie (track 14)
Money (track 7)
Scream (track 1)
Stranger in Moscow (track 3)
Tabloid Junkie (track 11)
This Time Around (track 4)
You Are Not Alone (track 9)
referred to in medleys:

Release

ASIN: CA: B0000029LG [info]