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The Collection (Michael Jackson album)


The Collection (Michael Jackson album)

The Collection
Michael Jackson
Released June 29, 2009
Recorded 1978–2001
Genre Pop, R&B, rock, soul, disco, funk, hip hop, new jack swing
Length 5 hrs, 19 mins, 31 secs
Label Sony Music, Epic
Producer Michael Jackson
Quincy Jones
Teddy Riley
Michael Jackson chronology

50 Best Songs - The Motown Years
The Collection
The Stripped Mixes

The Collection is a compilation box set by American recording artist Michael Jackson released four days after his death, though its release was already scheduled before Jackson's passing. With the exception of HIStory, it contains all of Jackson's Epic studio albums. It has peaked at number one in several countries. This set was originally available, albeit in different packaging, in 2001 as a very rare UK promo set to celebrate the release of Invincible at 34 Westferry Circus in Canary Wharf, London.[1] This compilation also marks the beginning of Jackson's posthumous legacy. The artwork scheme is similar to the King of Pop UK edition album.

Track listing

Off the Wall (2001 Special Edition)

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough"  Michael Jackson 6:05
2. "Rock with You"  Rod Temperton 3:40
3. "Workin' Day and Night"  Michael Jackson 5:14
4. "Get on the Floor"  Michael Jackson, Louis Johnson 4:39
5. "Off the Wall"  Rod Temperton 4:05
6. "Girlfriend"  Paul McCartney 3:05
7. "She's Out of My Life"  Tom Bahler 3:37
8. "I Can't Help It"  Stevie Wonder, Susaye Greene 4:29
9. "It's the Falling in Love" (featuring Patti Austin)Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster 3:48
10. "Burn This Disco Out"  Rod Temperton 3:41
11. "Quincy Jones Interview #1"    0:37
12. "Introduction to Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough Demo"    0:13
13. "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough (Original Demo from 1978)"  Michael Jackson 4:48
14. "Quincy Jones Interview #2"    0:30
15. "Introduction to Workin' Day and Night Demo"    0:10
16. "Workin' Day and Night (Original Demo from 1978)"  Michael Jackson 4:19
17. "Quincy Jones Interview #3"    0:48
18. "Rod Temperton Interview"    4:57
19. "Quincy Jones Interview #4"    1:32


No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"  Michael Jackson 6:01
2. "Baby Be Mine"  Rod Temperton 4:17
3. "The Girl Is Mine" (featuring Paul McCartney)Michael Jackson 3:42
4. "Thriller"  Rod Temperton 5:57
5. "Beat It"  Michael Jackson 4:16
6. "Billie Jean"  Michael Jackson 4:52
7. "Human Nature"  Steve Porcaro, John Bettis 4:05
8. "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"  James Ingram, Quincy Jones 4:00
9. "The Lady in My Life"  Rod Temperton 5:00

Bad (2001 Special Edition)

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Bad"  Michael Jackson 4:07
2. "The Way You Make Me Feel"  Michael Jackson 4:57
3. "Speed Demon"  Michael Jackson 4:01
4. "Liberian Girl"  Michael Jackson 3:53
5. "Just Good Friends" (featuring Stevie Wonder)Terry Britten, Graham Lyle 4:06
6. "Another Part of Me"  Michael Jackson 3:54
7. "Man in the Mirror"  Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard 5:20
8. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (featuring Siedah Garrett)Michael Jackson 4:11
9. "Dirty Diana"  Michael Jackson 4:41
10. "Smooth Criminal"  Michael Jackson 4:17
11. "Leave Me Alone"  Michael Jackson 4:40
12. "Quincy Jones Interview #1"    4:03
13. "Streetwalker"  Michael Jackson 5:49
14. "Quincy Jones Interview #2"    2:53
15. "Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu" (featuring Siedah Garrett)Michael Jackson, Rubén Blades 4:05
16. "Quincy Jones Interview #3"    2:30
17. "Spoken Intro to Fly Away"    0:08
18. "Fly Away"  Michael Jackson 3:26

Dangerous (2001 Special Edition)

No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Jam"  Michael Jackson, René Moore, Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley 5:39
2. "Why You Wanna Trip on Me"  Teddy Riley, Bernard Belle 5:24
3. "In the Closet" (featuring Mystery Girl)Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley 6:31
4. "She Drives Me Wild" (featuring Wrecks-N-Effect)Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley; rap lyrics by Aqil Davidson 3:41
5. "Remember the Time"  Teddy Riley, Michael Jackson, Bernard Belle 4:00
6. "Can't Let Her Get Away"  Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley 5:00
7. "Heal the World"  Michael Jackson 6:25
8. "Black or White" (featuring L.T.B.)Michael Jackson; rap lyrics by Bill Bottrell 4:15
9. "Who Is It"  Michael Jackson 6:34
10. "Give In to Me" (featuring Slash)Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell 5:29
11. "Will You Be There" (Theme from Free Willy)Michael Jackson 7:39
12. "Keep the Faith"  Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett, Michael Jackson 5:57
13. "Gone Too Soon"  Larry Grossman, Buz Kohan 3:22
14. "Dangerous"  Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell, Teddy Riley 6:59


No. TitleWriter(s) Length
1. "Unbreakable" (featuring The Notorious B.I.G.) (background vocals by Brandy Norwood)Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Nora Payne, Robert Smith 6:26
2. "Heartbreaker" (featuring Fats)Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Mischke Butler, Norman Gregg 5:09
3. "Invincible" (featuring Fats)Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Norman Gregg 4:46
4. "Break of Dawn"  Dr. Freeze, Michael Jackson 5:29
5. "Heaven Can Wait"  Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Andreao Heard, Nate Smith, Teron Beal, Eritza Laues, Kenny Quiller 4:49
6. "You Rock My World"  Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Nora Payne 5:39
7. "Butterflies"  Andre Harris, Marsha Ambrosius 4:40
8. "Speechless"  Michael Jackson 3:18
9. "2000 Watts" (backing vocals by Teddy Riley)Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Tyrese Gibson, JaRon Henson 4:24
10. "You Are My Life"  Michael Jackson, Babyface, Carole Bayer Sager, John McClain 4:33
11. "Privacy" (guitar solo by Slash)Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, Bernard Belle 5:05
12. "Don't Walk Away"  Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Richard Carlton Stites, Reed Vertelney 4:24
13. "Cry" (also titled "Cry (You Can Change the World)")R. Kelly 5:00
14. "The Lost Children"  Michael Jackson 4:00
15. "Whatever Happens" (guitar by Carlos Santana)Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Gil Cang, Jasmine Quay, Geoffrey Williams 4:56
16. "Threatened" (contains snippets of Rod Serling)Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels 4:18

Charts and sales

The album spent two weeks at the peek of the European Top 100 Albums chart.[2]



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