Michael Jackson is truly one of the greatest performers of all time. For over four decades, he has entertained the entire world with his incredible musical talent, unequalled dance moves and groundbreaking creativity. With three #1 smash hits by the time he was 11 years old, to being the first black artist to break the barriers and dominate MTV with his incredible short films, Michael Jackson never ceases to amaze his fans around the world. Now, for the first time EVER, take a special journey through the career and musical genius of Michael Jackson, from his early recordings with the Jackson 5 to his latest musical works. 'The Essential Michael Jackson' is a double-album compilation featuring over 30 top 10 hits as well as 19 #1 smashes that will have you dancing in no time! Everything's there, from J5 Motown classics to Jackson's disco favorites and all of his solo smashes, including 'Billie Jean', 'Thriller', 'Bad', 'The Way You Make Me Feel', and 'Smooth Criminal'. Also included are liner notes from novelist, screenwriter and producer Nelson George plus colour photos from Michael Jackson's archives. This really is an essential album!