32 Songs, 1 Hour 46 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

A star of Michael Jackson's stature requires a number of greatest-hits sets and retrospectives to cover his entire career. Gold features an interesting cross-section of early material, from MJ's days in The Jackson Five through his first few solo albums. The addition of rare, previously unreleased material from 1973 make this 32-track anthology an intriguing proposition. "I Want You Back" and "Never Can Say Goodbye" with The Jackson 5 illustrate the need for young Michael to get his solo career together, and early solo singles such as "Got to Be There," "Rockin' Robin," and "Ben" (his first No. 1 solo hit) assured everyone it was the right move. While nothing here prepared the world for the multidimensional pop and soul that Michael and producer Quincy Jones would unleash on the music world with 1979's Off the Wall, this collection still highlights the purity of Michael's golden voice as he runs through '70s-styled ballads and soul tunes.

EDITORS’ NOTES

A star of Michael Jackson's stature requires a number of greatest-hits sets and retrospectives to cover his entire career. Gold features an interesting cross-section of early material, from MJ's days in The Jackson Five through his first few solo albums. The addition of rare, previously unreleased material from 1973 make this 32-track anthology an intriguing proposition. "I Want You Back" and "Never Can Say Goodbye" with The Jackson 5 illustrate the need for young Michael to get his solo career together, and early solo singles such as "Got to Be There," "Rockin' Robin," and "Ben" (his first No. 1 solo hit) assured everyone it was the right move. While nothing here prepared the world for the multidimensional pop and soul that Michael and producer Quincy Jones would unleash on the music world with 1979's Off the Wall, this collection still highlights the purity of Michael's golden voice as he runs through '70s-styled ballads and soul tunes.

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