This album is the soundtrack for Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil and we want to acknowledge and thank the creative team involved in bringing the show to life: Artistic Guides: Guy Laliberte/Gilles Ste-Croix, Executive Producers for MJJ Estates: John Branca/John McClain, Director of Creation: Chantal Tremblay, Writer and Director: Jamie King, Musical Designer: Kevin Antunes, Musical Director: Greg Phillinganes, Set Designer: Mark Fisher, Props and Scenic Designer: Michael Curry, Costume Designer: Zaldy Goco, Acrobatic Designer: Germain Guillemot, Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer: Scott Osgood, Projection and Video Content Designer: Olivier Goulet, Lighting Designer: Martin Labrecque, Sound Designer: Francois Desjardins, Make-up Designer: Florence Cornet, Associate Show Director: Carla Kama, Production Manager: Matthieu Gourd, Executive Producer: Stephane Mongeau, Choreographers: Travis Payne, Rich & Tone Talauega, Debra Brown, Napoleon & Tabitha Dumo, Jamal Sims, Daniel Cloud Campos & Tamara Levinson, Mandy Moore. We also wish to thank Daniel Lamarre and everyone at Cirque du Soleil for welcoming us into the Cirque family.
There are elements from over 70 different recordings that have been used to create this album and it would be impossible for us to provide all of the individual credits for each master in the space available so we also want to acknowledge and thank all of the engineers, mixers, musicians, singers and other colleagues whose talents contributed to the creation of all of the original masters.
Special thanks to L.A. Reid and the entire Epic Records team.
Special thanks to John Doelp for all of his time and expertise devoted to this project.
Special thanks to Howard Weitzman, Joel Katz, Karen Langford and the entire Team MJ for their support and hard work.
And to all of Michael’s fans around the world, we say thank you for your L.O.V.E., loyalty and endless support for Michael’s legacy.
MICHAEL JACKSON – THE IMMORTAL ALBUM
Re-Designed, Re-Arranged, and Re-Mixed by Kevin Antunes
Digital Audio Programmer: Glenn Erwin
Turntablist/Programmer: Eric Jao aka DJ Enferno on “Dancing Machine” and “Immortal Megamix”
Recorded by Jed Lieber at Nightbird Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Recorded by René Aubé at Studio Piccolo Inc., Montreal, Quebec
Assistant Engineer: Manuel Marie
Recorded by Troy Germano at Germano Studios, New York, NY
Assistant Engineer: Juliette Amoroso
Assistant Engineer: Kevin Porter, Quad Studios, New York, NY
Mastered by Brian “Big Bass” Gardner at Bernie Grundman Mastering
Keyboards, Drum Programming, Synth Bass, Voice Over for “The Book of Tales”: Kevin Antunes
Guitar Solo in “Beat It” and “Dancing Machine”: Greg Howe
Guitar in “You Are Not Alone”: Wah Wah Watson
Cello Intro in “This Place Hotel” and Electric Cello Solo in “Beat It”: Tina Guo
Piano on “I’ll Be There”: Greg Phillinganes
A&R: John Doelp
Archivists: Al Quaglieri and Craig Johnson
Creative Direction: Sheri Lee
Art Direction: Kristin Lum
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour storyboards – Used by permission of Cirque-Jackson I.P., LLC.
Original Master Recording Producers: Kevin Antunes, Bill Bottrell, Eddie Cascio, The Corporation (Berry Gordy, Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards), Hal Davis, Theron “Neff-U” Feemster, David Foster, Berry Gordy, James Harris III, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, The Jacksons (Jackie, Marlon, Michael, Randy, Tito), Rodney Jerkins, Quincy Jones, R. Kelly, Mel Larson, Terry Lewis, Jerry Marcellino, Curtis Anthony Nolen, Greg Phillinganes, James Porte, Teddy Riley, Bruce Swedien
*All Master Recordings courtesy of MJJ Productions/Epic Records by arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment except the following asterisked tracks: “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “Rockin’ Robin,” “Goin’ Back To Indiana,” “I’ll Be There,” “Dancing Machine,” “The Love You Save,” and “Somebody’s Watching Me” Master Recording courtesy of Motown Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Management of the Estate of Michael Jackson: John Branca and John McClain
This album is dedicated to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, his children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, and his mother Katherine Jackson