Produced by Quincy Jones for Quincy Jones Productions
Co-Produced by Michael Jackson
Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien using the Acusonic Recording Process
Technical Engineer: Matt Forger
Assistant Engineer: Steve Bates
Assistant Sound Sources Recorded by Humberto Gatica and Matt Forger
Additional Sound Sources Recorded at Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Engineer: Mark Ettel
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA
Eddie Van Halen’s Guitar Solo on “Beat It” Recorded by Don Landee
Mastered by Tom Coyne at Sterling Sound, NYC
This album is lovingly dedicated to Katherine Jackson.
Special Thanks to Our Fantastic Family at Westlake Audio: Shari Dub, David Concours, and James Sandweiss.
Thanks to all my fans and friends worldwide and Shirley “Ms. International” Brooks.
Our very special thanks and love to some very special people who cared, supported and gave way beyond the call of duty: Corinne Alicia, Fran Amitin, Larkin Arnold, “Socks” & Tom Bahler, John Bettis, Bikram, Assis & Mom, Michael Boddicker, Shari and John Boylan, Bruce Cannon, Kathy “Leen” Carey, Pam Crocetti, Adrece & Paulinho da Costa, Tony D’Amigo, Freddy DeMann, Don Dempsey, Ed Eckstine, “E.T.”, Matt and Diane Forger, David Foster, Humberto & Deborah Gatica, Bernie Grundman, Nelson Hayes, Jerry & Cindy Hey, Cecil Holmes, James & Debbie Ingram, Janet Jackson, Joseph Jackson, LaToya Jackson, Paul & Lily Jackson, Louis & Val Johnson, Peggy Lipton Jones (P.Y.T.) & Co., Quincy Jones Productions, Donn Landee, Andy Leeds, Marie and Steve “Veets” Lukather, Judy & George “Be Natural” Martin & Co., Paul & Linda McCartney & Co., Grace McGee, Ndugu, Oceanway Studio, David Paich, Greg & Carla Phillinganes, Jeff Porcaro, Steve & Rosanna Porcaro, Vincent “THE RAPPER” Price, Madeline Randolph, Steven Ray, Seth Riggs, Bonnie Sachs, Steve Shrimpton, Steven “Carl” Spielberg, Sunset Sound Studio, Bruce & Bea Swedien, Rod & “Dodo” Temperton, Ted Templeman, Eddie & Valerie Van Halen, Lenny Warnicker, The Waters, Ron Weisner, Dave C. & The Westlake Gang, David Williams, Walter Yentnikoff. And if we have overlooked anyone involved with this project, please accept our apologies, we have not overlooked you in our hearts.
Quincy Jones and James Ingram appear courtesy of Qwest Records
David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather appear courtesy of Columbia Records
Louis Johnson and Janet Jackson appear courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Greg Phillinganes appears courtesy of Planet Records
Paulinho da Costa appears courtesy of Pablo Records, Inc.
Eddie Van Halen appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Howard Hewett appears courtesy of Solar Records
Bill Wolfer appears courtesy of Constellation Records
Michael Boddicker appears courtesy of Boddifications
Photography: Dick Zimmerman
Lettering: Mac James
Styling: Valadé/Design Pool
Management: Weisner/DeMann Entertainment and Joe Jackson
© 1982 MJJ Productions Inc./(P) 1982 MJJ Productions Inc./Distributed by Epic, a division of Sony Music Entertainment