To our dear friend Quincy Jones…
Thank you Quincy, for showing us the way. We love you madly …
Michael Jackson and Bruce Swedien New York, November, 1994.
I love you, Diana
With These Words, I Lovingly Dedicate This Album Of My Music To All The Children Of The World:
Let Us Dream of Tomorrow, where our Children are Nurtured, and Protected and Nourished. Let us Dream of Peace and Harmony and Laughter. Let us Dream of Joy and Ecstasy. Let us Dream of Dancing the Cosmic Dance. Let us Renew Again, Those Dreams of Promise we Once Made Before.
Where We can Hold our Heads High
And Stretch Our Arms Toward Perfection.
Let Us Dream of a Tomorrow,
Where we can truly Love from the Soul,
and know Love as the Ultimate Truth At
the Heart of All Creation.
by Michael Jackson
“Childhood” is dedicated to Little Craig Fleming, and his surviving brother, Michael, for whom a scholarship fund has been established to ensure that his childhood ushers in a future of all possibilities.
A Very Special Thanks to Lisa Marie …
Your being provides the star that brightens my galaxy and the force that strengthens me.
This album is dedicated to Thomas Edison for inventing the Phonograph … we honor you for your gift of light, of love and of inspiration as we begin the 21st century. We salute you as a giant among men.
You are History.
A special Thank You to my Mother, Dad and the family; especially you, Katherine. I may not say it enough, but you are my inspiration and such a wonderful mother … I love you dearly.
I Love You, Elizabeth.
To Bruce Swedien …
For all the years of love and support, you have my love and deep appreciation for your loyalty and dedication. You are supreme.
In loving memory of my dear friend Jackie.
I miss you …
Special Thanks to Boyz II Men: to four of the nicest guys in show business.
My Brothers, My Friends, I Love You.
My Special Thanks to Berry Gordy for his constant strength and support …
You are the real King …
To Melvin Franklin: I will miss you and I love you … but the music lingers on.
Jeff Porcaro … we miss you.
Lots of love and humility to my fans throughout the world … your unquestionable support has been my strength over the past year. I may be the captain of my faith, but you provided strength for my soul.
To my dear friend Michael Jackson …
I admire you very much, Michael. Your impeccable standards for the best musical quality possible are evident in every note of your music.
The one thing that remains uppermost in my mind is that this has been an incredible musical journey filled constantly with the best music in life, periodic laughter, a little hysteria, occasional anxiety, and always a lot of love …
All my affection and respect …
Bruce Swedien Los Angeles, January 1995
To Our Dear Friend Babyface:
You are truly an inspiration,
We Love You …
Michael Jackson and Bruce Swedien. New York, November 1994.
My Special Thanks to Diana Ross …
All my Love …
Spielberg … We love you very much.
This album of my music is warmly dedicated to Akio Morita …
For our everlasting Friendship, We are living in the same dream forever …
With All My Love, Michael Jackson
Mickey Schulhof … Thank you for your love and support
To Paul and Linda McCartney and Family:
My everlasting affection for all your love and support …
I love you, Deepak.
Extra Special Thanks To: Shaquille O’Neal. Extra Special Thanks To: The Notorious B.I.G.
Very Special Thanks To: Sandy Gallin, Jim Morey.
Very Special Thanks To: John Branca.
Very Special Thanks To: Marshall Gelfand.
Dan Beck … Thank you for your input and HIStorical thinking.
Special thanks to John H. Johnson for always being there when needed. Your love and support is appreciated.
Thanks, Adrian Grant, for the years of “Off the Wall” and now “Michael Jackson: The Visual Documentary.”
Thanks, Lisa Campbell, for your support and love.
Michael Jackson: Solo and Background Vocals
Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson: Vocal Duet – Solo and Background Vocals – “Scream.”
Additional Background Vocals:
R. Kelly; Boyz II Men: Nathan Morris, Wanya Morris, Shawn Stockman, Michael McCary; Bryan Loren; Andrae and Sandra Crouch and the Andrae Crouch Singers; Carol Dennis; Jackie Gouche; Gloria Augustus; and Linda McCrary.
“HIStory”: Leah Frazier.
“Little Susie”: Markita Prescott.
Rap Performances by The Notorious B.I.G. and Shaquille O’Neal.
Arrangements by Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Dallas Austin, Bruce Swedien, R. Kelly, Rene, Jeremy Lubbock, Brad Buxer, and Johnny Mandel.
Vocal Arrangements by Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis.
Orchestral Arrangements by David Foster, Elmer Bernstein, and Bill Ross.
Orchestral Realization by Steve Porcaro.
String Arrangement by Michael Jackson.
Sequencer Arrangements by Michael Jackson and Brad Buxer.
Keyboard Arrangements by Michael Jackson.
Orchestras Conducted by Elmer Bernstein, Jeremy Lubbock, Bill Ross, and Susie Katayama.
Horn Arrangement by Michael Jackson and Jerry Hey.
Piano Performances by David Foster, Brad Buxer, BIG “Jim” Wright, and Jonathan Mackey.
Keyboards and Synthesizers: Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, David Foster, Steve “Yada” Porcaro, David Paich, Bill Bottrell, Dallas Austin, R. Kelly, Rene, Brad Buxer, Simon Franglen, Greg Phillinganes, Lafayette Carthon, Michael Boddicker, Chuck Wild, Rob Arbitter, Gary Adante, John Barnes, and Randy Waldman.
Synthesizer Programming: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Simon Franglen, Steve Porcaro, Brad Buxer, Peter Mokran, Michael Boddicker, Chuck Wild, Andrew Scheps, Rick Sheppard, Rob Hoffman, Bobby Brooks, Jeff Bova, Chris Palmero, Jason Miles, Arnie Schulze, and Gregg Mangiafico.
Drum Programming: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Peter Mokran, and Andrew Scheps.
Synclavier Programming: Andrew Scheps and Simon Franglen.
Guitars: Slash, Nile Rodgers, Trevor Rabin, Paul Jackson Jr., Steve Lukather, Bill Bottrell, Jeff Mirinov, Michael Jackson, Rob Hoffman, Michael Thompson, Jen Leigh.
Drums and Percussion: Michael Jackson, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Bill Bottrell, Buddy Williams, Bruce Swedien, Simon Franglen, Rene, Chuck Wild, Bobby Brooks, Bryan Loren, Omar Hakim, and Steve Ferrone.
Bass: David Paich, Colin Wolfe, Louis Johnson, Wayne Pedzwater, Keith Rouster, Doug Grigsby, and Guy Pratt.
Synth Bass: Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, and Greg Phillinganes.
Horns: Larry Williams, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant. Bill Reichenbach, and Kim Hutchcroft.
Organ: BIG “Jim” Wright.
Violin Solo: Paul Peabody.
Intro Soundscapes and Sound Effects: Bruce Swedien, Chuck Wild, Brad Buxer, Andrew Scheps, and Matt Forger.
Children’s Choir Conductors: Michael Boddicker, Annette Sanders, and Maxi Anderson.
“Childhood (Theme from “Free Willy 2”)” – New York: Tracy Spindler, Natalia Harris, Jonathon Ungar, Brandi Stewart, Reeve Carney, Caryn Jones, and Brian Jones.
“They Don’t Care About Us” – Los Angeles: Kimberly Johnson, Crystal Pounds, Rhonda Hoskins, Crystal Grant, Caleena Campbell, Nikisha Grier, Chauna Bryant, Jania Foxworth, Crystal Jackson, Kandy Johnson, Charity Young, Angela Fisher, and Coy Mattison.
Background Voiceovers: Alan Shearman, Anna Mathias, Gregory Martin, Dawn McMillan, Phillip G. Proctor, Susan Silo, Jesse Corti, Hattie Winston, Maurice La Marche, and Rodger Bumpass.
Narrative by Russian boy: Daniel Medvedev.
Narrative by KGB Interrogator: Ed Wiesnieski.
Orchestras Coordinated by Jesse Levy, Nathan Kaproff.
Orchestrations: Emily Bernstein, Brad Buxer, and Geoff Grace.
Executive Producer: Michael Jackson for MJJ Productions Inc. [LOGO]
Recorded and Mixed by Bruce Swedien. Recorded, Mixed and Mastered with the exclusive – “Quantum Range Recording Process” ©
Additional Recording and Mixing by Eddie De Lena, Steve Hodge, and W.J.R.
Technical Directors: Matt Forger and Brad Sundberg.
Additional Engineering by Eddie De Lena, Bill Bottrell, Matt Forger, Brad Sundberg, Dan Wallin, Andrew Scheps, Steve Hodge, Peter Mokran, Rob Hoffman, Bobby Brooks, Felipe El Gueta, John Van Nest, and Harry Maslin.
Assistant Engineers: Rob Hoffman, Brian Vibberts, Tony Duino-Black, Gus Garces, Carl Nappa, Jeff DeMorris, Jeff Taylor, Trini Alvarez Jr., Glen Marchese, Chris Theis, Jim Champagne, Joshua Shapera, Ron Lowe, Carl Glanville, Ryan Arnold, Jamie Seyberth, Stephanie Gylden, Ben Wallach, Rick Dasher, Gabriel Sutter, Bill Easystone, Peter Germansen, David Nottingham, Chris Roberts, and Julie Last.
Production Coordinator: Rachel Smith.
Recorded and Mixed at: The Hit Factory Studios, and Sony Music Studios, New York. Record One, Ocean Way Studios, Larrabee Sound Studios, Westlake Audio, Soundcastle Studios, Todd A.O. Scoring Stage, and Warner Brothers Scoring Stage, Los Angeles. Flyte Tyme Studios, Minneapolis. Chicago Recording Company, Chicago.
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, California.
Computer Programming and Technical Direction Assistance by Craig Johnson.
Additional Synthesizer Programming and Sound Design by Michael Boddicker, Chuck Wild, Scott Pittinsky, Bobby Brooks, Roberta Swedien, and Darryl Ross.
Special Thanks For Technical Support to:
TC Electronics of Denmark and Ed Simeone of Virtual Designs, Ltd.
Electrocompaniet AS [LOGO]: Per Abrahamsen, Trond Braaten and Nils B. Kvam.
Bruel and Kjaer Microphones.
Glenn Phoenix and Westlake Audio.
ASC (Acoustic Sciences Corporation), Arthur Noxon and Chris Klein.
Bruce Jackson and Apogee Electronics.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered with Monster Cable. [LOGO for Monster Cable Products, Inc.]
Special Thanks to:
The Hit Factory Studio Staff: Eddie Germano, Troy Germano, Danielle Germano, Barry Bongiovi, Ed Evans, John Eaton, Gerard Fiocca.
The Record One, Ocean Way Studio Staff: Alan Sides, Claris Sayadian, Mike Wambsgans, John Molino.
The Larrabee Studio Staff: Kevin Mills, Ann Kadrovich, Gene Takahashi, Tim McTighe, Lori Fumar.
The Flyte Tyme Studio Staff: Susan Owens, Brad Yost, and Debbie Morrison.
Hank Neuberger and the Chicago Recording Company.
A very special Thank You to my MJJ Productions Inc. Inc. Family. Your support and never-ending loyalty is appreciated.
– Michael Jackson
MJJ Productions Inc. Staff:
Stephen W. Chabre, Chief Executive Officer.
Crystal Bowers, Executive Assistant.
Evvy Tavasci, Executive Administrator and Assistant to Michael Jackson.
Staff: Miko Brando, Rosemary Chavira, Grace Rwaramba, Gary Hearne, and Scott “House” Shaffer.
Bob Jones, Vice President of Communications.
Kimberly Ingram, Administrative Assistant to Mr. Jones.
Bill Bray, Director of Office of Special Services.
Staff: Wayne Nagin, Marcus Johnson, Yannick Allain, Bettye Bailey, and Amy Hartman.
Art Direction: Nancy Donald
Thank you for your love and support.
Art Direction: David Coleman and Stephen Walker
Cover Image by Kleiser-Walczak Construction Co.
Sculpture by Diana Walczak.
Vocal Consultant: Seth Riggs.
Thanks to Karen Faye.
Special Thanks To: Tommy Mottola, Dave Glew, Mel Ilberman, Michele Anthony, Richard Griffiths, Bob Bowlin, Paul Russell, Polly Anthony, Ged Doherty, Lamont Boles, Steve Rennie, Steve Einczig, Lori Lambert, LaVerne Perry, Melani Rogers, Barbara Seltzer, Harvey Leeds, Jim Scully, Lisa Kramer, Frank Ceraolo, David Coleman, Stephen Walker, Judy Ross, Jo-Anne McGettrick, Christine Schultz, Amy Strauss, Marie Margetta, Joy Gilbert, Jon Newman, Evelyn Burgueno, Scott Spanjich, Jeff Beck, Jon Polk, Jonathan Morrish, Mitch Vannoni, Bob Campbell, Allen Grubman, Bea Swedien, Rene Moore, Kevin Wagner, Sadhana, Akasha, & Amrit, Orion Crawford, The “Matt Forger Show,” B Sun Audio, Judy “Westviking Farm” Kelley, Karen Langford, Hiro Suzuki and Ami Matsumura, Paul Surratt, Marsha Goodman, Gordon Skene, Bill Dicicco, Jan Vitrofsky, Rhoda Weintraub, Cathy Berry, Nicholas Brown, Gottfried and Renate Helnwein, David Nordahl, Beachy, Elizabeth and Elton, and Loren Chaney.
Thanks to David Geffen.
Photo and Music Sample Clearance: Suzy Vaughan and Llyswen Vaughan for Suzy Vaughan Associates.
Dallas Austin appears courtesy of DARP, Inc.
Michael Boddicker appears courtesy of Michael Boddicker, Inc.
Boyz II Men appears courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.
Andrae Crouch appears courtesy of Qwest Records
David Foster appears courtesy of 143 Records/Atlantic Records
Janet Jackson appears courtesy of Virgin Records
R. Kelly appears courtesy of Jive Records
The Notorious B.I.G. appears courtesy of Bad Boy Entertainment Inc./Arista Records, Inc.
Shaquille O’Neal appears courtesy of Jive Records
David Paich and Steve Lukather appear courtesy of Columbia Records/Sony Music
Trevor Rabin appears courtesy of Victory Records
Nile Rodgers appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
Slash appears courtesy of Geffen Records
BIG “Jim” Wright appears courtesy of Perspective Records
Artwork and Photography:
Lester Cohen – page 11 / Sam Emerson – page 3, 7, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 (top), 28 (bottom), 35 (except top right), 44 (except McCartney, Jagger), 45 (Reagans, Carter), 47, 48, 51, 52 / Jonathan Exley – page 34 (top), 35 (top right), 38, 45 (top right) / Harrison Funk – page 2, 22, 44 (bottom right), 45 (top right, bottom) / Nate Giorgio – page 46 / Greg Gorman – page 27 (bottom) / Gottfried Helnwein – page 35, 37 / Annie Leibowitz – page 41 / David Nordahl – page 31 / Matthew Rolston – page 28 (top) / Stephan Vaughn – page 4, 29, 43 / Steven Paul Whitsitt – page 20 / Page 9 – Photo on left and group shot of the Jackson 5 courtesy of Motown Record Company, L.P.