Written and Composed by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Produced by Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions, Inc. & Bill Bottrell
From the album HIStory: Past, Present and Future—Book I, released June 18, 1995
THE SHORT FILM
Director: Jerry Kramer & Colin Chilvers
Primary Production Location: California
Michael Jackson’s interpretation of The Beatles’ “Come Together” was released on HIStory: Past, Present and Future—Book I in 1995.
The song was actually first recorded by Michael in 1988, and a live performance filmed at that time was featured as the closing number to Michael’s feature film Moonwalker.
In Moonwalker, after the “Smooth Criminal” short film concludes with Michael defeating Mr. Big (Joe Pesci) and reuniting with his friends, Michael brings them back to Club ‘30s for special backstage access to one of his concerts, where he thrills the crowd with an upbeat rendition of “Come Together.”