- Released: August 25, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: Motown
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Liner Note Author: David Ritz.
Michael Jackson's death in 2009 elevated the already legendary pop icon's status to stratospheric heights. And while he will most likely be remembered for his string of mammoth hit albums in the 1980s, the first phase of his career, as lead singer of the Jackson 5, is often considered just as memorable. THE DEFINITIVE COLLECTION highlights the best moments from the group's Motown catalog, and showcases the soulful brilliance of a young Jackson just hitting his stride as a powerhouse entertainer.