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Michael Jackson: A Visual Documentary The Official Tribute Edition Paperback – August 1, 2009

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'Michael Jackson-The Visual Documentary' is the most comprehensive book ever published on the world's greatest pop superstar. From the Fifties to the present day, it is a complete record of Michael's moves, grooves and music. Illustrated with hundreds of colour and black and white photographs, it includes all Michael's records, concerts, videos and awards, his public appearances and dazzling performances, memorabilia and records you never knew existed.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press; 5th edition edition (August 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849382611
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849382618
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 11.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #674,170 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The Michael Jackson: The Visual Documentary is the most comprehensive book ever published on the King of Pop. Michael Jackson himself has recommended this book - mentioning it in the sleeve notes of his HIStory - Past, Present and Future Book 1 album. Covering from the birth of Michael Jackson upon to the present day, the book provides a complete record of Michael Jackson's moves, grooves, music, albums, family, history, and more. Illustrated with hundreds of photographs, the book also details Jackson's records, concerts, videos, awards, interviews, quotes, public appearances, his family, fascinating memorabilia and details of rare Michael Jackson records, and much more. From Steeltown to Motown, from the Jackson 5 to his solo career, from The Wiz to Thriller, he's been Bad, Smooth and Dangerous and even Blood On The Dance Floor. He's made captivating videos, with exciting dance moves, played spectacular concerts and filled the world's largest arenas across the world. He has been performing since the age of five, breaking records since he was 11 and a star without equal since 21. He has been such a great influence on music history over the past 30 years and with this book, you can be part of his journey from birth to present (full with dated details). Though never far from the media spotlight, Michael Jackson remains an enigma. The Michael Jackson: The Visual Documentary presents all the facts about Michael as never before -- everything you need to know about world's most famous celebrity is in this one book. The book contains over 200 pages, over 280 photos, promo pictures, rare pictures, complete discography, singles information, family tree information, and much more. The complete history of Michael Jackson.
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I just received my book in the mail and it is alot better than I expected. It is not another biography novel about MJ at all. It's more like a fun, illustrated Michael Jackson encyclopedia. There are tons of pictures in the book including pictures of him, his videos, magazine covers, and more. Most, if not all, the pages have photos on them with a caption to tell what the photo is. The book starts in 1968 (when he entered the music industry) up until 2009. The book timelines his entire life of significant dates year to year. The book is truly amazing and I recommend it for anybody. Michael suggested the "Visual Documentary" books himself in his "HiStory" sleeve. It's the perfect addition in any collection.
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This is the book that all Michael Jackson fans must have. This is a beautiful documentary book with the facts only. No tabloid gargage about his personal life, but everything from his early years to his sad, untimely end. Michael Jackson was and is a legend. I love Michael Jackson and I miss him. He will never be forgotten. His music and legacy will live on through me. He will always, always forever be the King of Pop and the world's greatest enterainer and humanitarian.
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This is a wonderful book full of pictures and detailed information about Michael's life organized by each year of his life and by specific months and dates in his life. For example, on July 13, 1988 Michael visited sick children at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and three days later on the 16th he performed a sell-out concert at Wembley stadium which Prince Charles and Princess Diana attended. This book has a lot of other information about Michael's concerts, his album releases, his charitable acts, the important events/award shows he attended, major milestones in his life, and a lot more. What's really special about this book is all the rare, specific details that it gives about Michael's life like that he and his company, MJJ Productions, provided over 200 turkey dinners for families in Los Angeles at the end of 1991. The book even lists all the important magazine covers that Michael appeared on in his life by year and month and it very helpfully even tracks the sales progress of Michael's albums and singles by date (did you know that the album "Thriller" sold 700,000 extra copies following Michael's Pepsi commercial burn accident back in January 1984?). All the important parts of Michael's life are covered in this book starting from his birth, the Jackson 5 years, the 80s, the 90s, and so on. I really love the timeline/encyclopedia-like format of this book. Nice, quality pictures are spread throughout the book along with occasional quotes from Michael on the side and even his tour dates, album song listings, and other little goodies are included throughout. The book was updated this year to include information about his passing.Read more ›
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I got this Book a few Years back&truly dug how Adrian Grant went into Detail on MJ's Music.He mentioned when tracks were done&also mentioned side tidbits that were cool as well.very good comprehensive overview on one of the Greatest Music Artists Ever.He mentioned this song called "Buffalo Bill" that Michael Jackson had done&I was like I wish I could have heard it? that was cool of Him to drop Songs&things.alot of folks don't know how detailed MJ is in the studio or the fact He records so much.
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