Here's HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I, split in half. More specifically, this is the disc of hits compiled for that release, sold separately, just in case you have no interest in the original release's second disc of new material (which included some hits in its own right, like "Scream," "Earth Song," "You Are Not Alone," and "They Don't Care About Us"). This covers 1979's Off the Wall through 1991's Dangerous and isn't quite thorough, but it does contain 15 of Michael Jackson's biggest singles, from "Rock with You" through "Remember the Time," many of which were major pop touchstones, unavoidable during their peaks.
Performance CreditsMichael Jackson Primary Artist,Percussion,Vocals,Background Vocals
Sandra Crouch Background Vocals
Winans Background Vocals
Siedah Garrett Vocals
James Ingram Background Vocals
Paul McCartney Vocals
Larry Carlton Guitar
Jeremy Lubbock Conductor
Bill Wolfer Synthesizer,Keyboards
David Foster Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bryan Loren Percussion,Drums,Synthesizer Bass
Vincent Price Rap
Bunny Hull Background Vocals
Andraé Crouch Background Vocals
John Bahler Background Vocals
Tom Bahler Synclavier
Glen Ballard Synthesizer,Keyboards
Brian Banks Synthesizer,Keyboards
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bill Bottrell Guitar,Percussion
Ollie E. Brown Percussion
Brad Buxer Synthesizer,Percussion,Keyboards
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Christopher Currell Guitar,Synclavier
Nathan East Bass
Eric Gale Guitar
Jim Gilstrap Background Vocals
Gary Grant Trumpet,Flugelhorn
Richard Heath Guitar
Marlo Henderson Guitar
Jerry Hey Trumpet,Conductor,Flugelhorn
How Now Brown Cow Percussion
Dann Huff Guitar
Kim Hutchcroft Flute,Saxophone
Paul Jackson Guitar
Terry Jackson Bass
Mortonette Jenkins Background Vocals
Augie Johnson Background Vocals
Louis Johnson Bass
Randy Kerber Synthesizer,Keyboards
Christa Larson Background Vocals
Becky Lopez Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Bass,Guitar
Paulette McWilliams Background Vocals
Marty Paich Conductor
Jasun Martz Synthesizer,Keyboards
Andres McKenzie Voiceover
David Paich Synthesizer,Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Dean Parks Guitar
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer,Keyboards,fender rhodes
Tim Pierce Guitar
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer,Keyboards
Teddy Riley Synthesizer,Keyboards
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Seawind Horns Horn
Greg "Frosty" Smith Synthesizer,Keyboards
Jimmy Smith Hammond Organ
Rod Temperton Synthesizer,Keyboards
Eddie Van Halen Guitar
Gerald Vinci Concert Master
Maxine Willard Waters Background Vocals
Oren Waters Background Vocals
Zedric Williams Background Vocals
David "Hawk" Wolinski fender rhodes
Julia Waters Background Vocals
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Trombone
Ashley Farrell Voiceover
Bobby Watson Bass
David E. Williams Guitar
Andraé Crouch Singers Background Vocals
John Barnes Synthesizer,Keyboards
Technical CreditsMichael Jackson Arranger,Composer,Director,Producer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,Horn Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Quincy Jones Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
David Foster Synthesizer Arrangements
Andraé Crouch Vocal Arrangements
John Bahler Vocal Arrangements
Glen Ballard rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Bill Bottrell Producer,Engineer
David Coleman Art Direction
Christopher Currell rhythm arrangement
Matt Forger Engineer
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Douglas Getschall drum programming
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements,String Arrangements,Synthesizer Arrangements
Jean-Marie Horvat Engineer
Donn Landee Engineer
Brian Malouf Engineer
Johnny Mandel String Arrangements
Marty Paich Orchestral Arrangements
Gary Olazabal Engineer
David Paich rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Greg Phillinganes rhythm arrangement
Teddy Riley Producer,Engineer,rhythm arrangement
Bruce Swedien Engineer
Rod Temperton Arranger,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Synthesizer Arrangements
Stephen Walker Art Direction
Nancy Donald Art Direction
Claudio Ordenes Engineer
Dave Way Engineer
Eric Gerber Photo Courtesy
Ben Wright String Arrangements
Christophe Boulme Artwork
Suzy Vaughan Photo Courtesy
John Barnes Vocal Arrangements
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Greatest Hits: HIStory, Vol. 1 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
It is the best CD! It has great beats in every songs. I don't like slow ones but he has great slow songs.
This is a good album for kids who are just getting interested in Michael Jackson's music. This was my first MJ purchase, and since then, I've tried to get every MJ CD available. This is a collection that has something for everyone. BUY IT NOW!, Please.
this cd rocks cause it has like all my favorite songs on it.beat it thriller.those are the best songs ever oh and especilly cause there right after each other.
Canceled the purchase - was promised delivery and Barnes and Noble changed date . Was to be a Christmas present not a New years gift
I purchased 2 books both of which were like brand new at a markedly reduced price. Both were shipped promptly. I was very satisfied with the transaction.
This is Michael Jackson's best-but remember, it's only vol. 1. And if you like this, you'll love to hear that Michael Jackson is coming out with a box set due November 16 of this year (2004)! The box set is entitled The Ultimate Collection has 4 CD's and 1 DVD and features unreleased songs and even 3 new songs by Michael Jackson!
I love the songs in this Greatest Hits: HIStory, Vol. 1!!!
I say it awsome
This compilation was taken from 1995's HIStory:Past, Present and Future-Book 1. It's a great purchase for who people who are just interested in greatest hits collections. Hey MJ fans, I heard that Michael is coming out with a new album next year and he's going on tour, too! I also heard that Jackson 5 are coming out with a re-uniting album next year, also.
it reminds me how great he was.
goooooo Michael! this cd is great!!!!!!!!!!!!! you have to buy it or ELSE!!!!!!!!!!! your missing out on the best music!!!!!!!!!!!
If you like his music, it's all here in one package! It brought back alot of cool memories, you won't be sorry you bought it!
i think it's the best album made ever!
If you are a Michael Jackson fan, you cannot beat this CD.
I enjoy it.
I absolutly love man in the mirror...it brings back so many memories. This cd is so cool because it's got some of his new and old songs. If you do not have this cd you almost have to buy it...well you don't have to if your not a michael fan...but I am!!!