Editors’ Notes Over the years, Michael Jackson’s classic albums were reissued in various editions that added rare demos, remixes, re-edits, and live versions for the hardcore fan to collect. Here are 162 rarities from the "extras" that once graced Off the Wall, Thriller, Bad, The Ultimate Collection, and This Is It, along with the complete reissues of the albums Michael, Immortal, and Remixes, Rarities & Gems. Considering Jackson’s impact in the clubs—where bodies brought out the physicality in his music that stationary radio listeners could only imagine—the remixes are as integral to Jackson’s legacy as the original versions. The home demos, on the other hand, give aspiring musicians the chance to hear the processes that led to the polished final tracks. Notable are early versions of “Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough,” “Billie Jean,” and even a superior take on “We Are the World”—before all the celebrities walked into the room, with only Michael’s voice carrying the melody. For fans who love being behind the scenes or taking an alternate route, this is one definitive way to do so.

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