- Released: November 13, 2001
- Originally Released: 2001
- Label: Sony
- 1.Billie Jean
- 2.The Way You Make Me Feel
- 3.Black or White
- 4.Rock with You
- 5.She's Out of My Life
- 7.I Just Can't Stop Loving You
- 8.Man in the Mirror
- 10.Beat It
- 11.The Girl Is Mine
- 12.Remember the Time
- 13.Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
- 14.Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
- 15.Heal The World (Prelude)
- 16.Heal The World
Includes a 28 page booklet.
Personnel includes: Michael Jackson (vocals, percussion); Paul McCartney, Siedah Garrett (vocals); L.T.B. (rap vocals); Vincent Price, Andres McKenzie, Ashley Farrell (spoken vocals); Steve Lukather (guitar, bass); Slash, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Gale, Larry Carlton, Danny Huff (guitar); The Seawind Horns (horns); David Paich (piano, keyboards, synthesizers); John Barnes (piano); Greg Phillinganes (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards); Steve Porcaro, Bill Wolfer (keyboards, programming); David Foster, Teddy Riley, Glen Ballard (keyboards); Nathan East, Terry Jackson, Bobby Watson (bass); Jeff Porcaro, Ndugu Chancler, John Robinson, Bryan Loren (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Kevin Gilbert (programming); James Ingram (background vocals).
Producers: Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell, Teddy Riley.
Engineers include: Bruce Swedien, Humberto Garcia, Matt Forger.
Includes liner notes by Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Steven Spielberg, Michael Jackson.
Digitally remastered by Bernie Grundman.
Personnel: Michael Jackson (vocals, percussion, background vocals); Paul McCartney, Siedah Garrett (vocals); L.T.B., Vincent Price (rap vocals); Christopher Currell (guitar, Synclavier); Bill Bottrell (guitar, percussion); Dann Huff, Dean Parks, Eddie Van Halen, Eric Gale , Larry Carlton, Paul Jackson, Jr. , Steve Lukather, Tim Pierce, David E. Williams , Marlo Henderson, Richard Heath (guitar); Kim Hutchcroft (flute, saxophone); Gary Grant, Jerry Hey (trumpet, flugelhorn); William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (trombone); Seawind Horns (horns); Greg Phillinganes (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer); David "Hawk" Wolinski (Fender Rhodes piano); Brad Buxer (keyboards, synthesizer, percussion); David Paich, John Barnes, Glen Ballard, Greg "Frosty" Smith, Jasun Martz, Michael Boddicker, Rod Temperton, Steve Porcaro, Teddy Riley, Randy Kerber, Bill Wolfer, David Foster, Brian Banks (keyboards, synthesizer); Bryan Loren (bass synthesizer, drums, percussion); Tom Bahler (Synclavier); John "J.R." Robinson , Jeff Porcaro, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (drums); How Now Brown Cow, Ollie E. Brown, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Douglas Getschall (drum programming); Christa Larson, Becky Lopez, Zedric Williams, James Ingram , Jim Gilstrap, Julia Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Andra? Crouch, The Andra? Crouch Singers, Oren Waters, Paulette McWilliams, Sandra Crouch, The Winans, Mortonette Jenkins, Augie Johnson, John Bahler, Bunny Hull (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Dave Way; Teddy Riley; Bill Bottrell; Bruce Swedien.
Recording information: Cherokee Studios, Chatsworth, CA; Larrabee Studios, Los Angeles, CA; ocean way; Record One Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Record Plant, Los Angeles, CA; Toad Hall, Pasadena, CA; Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA; Zentz, Allen Recording.
Director: Michael Jackson.
Photographers: Jonathan Exley; Harrison Funk; Sam Emerson; Lester Cohen.
Arrangers: Michael Jackson; Rod Temperton.
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. ~ Andy Kellman