Executive Producer: Michael Jackson
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered with the Exclusive – “Quantum Range Recording Process”
Recorded and Mixed at:
The Hit Factory Studios/New York
The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios, Miami
Future Recording Studios, Norfolk
Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles
Sony Music Studios, New York
Darkchild Studios, Pleasantville
Barking Doctor, Mt. Kisco
Marvin’s Room, Los Angeles
Brandon’s Way Recording, Los Angeles
Capitol Studios, Hollywood
Assistant Engineers: Rob Herrera, Craig Durrance, Kevin Scott, Steve Robillard, Franny Graham, Chris Carroll, Dave Ashton, Christine Tramontano, and Steve Genewick
Recorded and Mixed by Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley, Rodney Jerkins, Mick Guzauski, Stuart Brawley, Brad Gilderman, Dexter Simmons, George Mayers, Jean-Marie Horvat, Brad Buxer, Mike Ging, Tommy Vicari, Paul Boutin, and Jon Gass
Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, California
Digital Editing by Stuart Brawley, Brad Buxer, Rob Herrera, Harvey Mason, Jr., Alex Greggs, Fabian Marasciullo, and Paul Cruz
Additional Digital Editing and Engineering by Michael Prince
MICHAEL AND BRUCE’S DEDICATION TO QUINCY
With Much Affection To Our Dear Friend QUINCY JONES…
You have been a musical and a personal inspiration to us.
You have always said, “The Music Comes First!” We thank you deeply for that.
Michael Jackson and Bruce Swedien
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
The Hit Factory Studios, New York…
Eddie, Janis and Troy Germano, Rob Herrera, Craig Durrance, Kevin Scott, Zoe Thrall, Brent Spear, and Scott Jackson
The Hit Factory/Criteria Studios, Miami…
Eddie, Janis and Troy Germano, Robert “Uncle Bob” Lanier, Trevor Fletcher, Barbie Rodriguez, Hannah Nackson, Rob Herrera, Chris Carroll, Christine Tramontano, Steve Robillard, Marc Lee, Javier Valverde, Dave Poler, Simon Soong, Clayton Wood, Stan Miller, Jim Porto
Record Plant Studios, Los Angeles…
Rose Mann-Cherney, Amy Burr, Joe Birkman, Matt Park, Franny Graham, Dave Ashton
Sony Music Studios, New York…
Brian McKenna, Tony Drootin, David Smith, John Williams, Larry Phillabaum, Jim Caruana, Tatsuya Sato, Rocco Maimone, Devendra Raythatha, Peter Wade Keusch, Caleb Shreve
Darkchild Studios, Pleasantville…
Rodney Jerkins, Rev. Fred Jerkins, Sylvia Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn “Big Shiz” Daniels, Robert “Kingfish” Smith, Nora Payne, “Fats”, Rueben Smith, Jr., Lisa Skyles, Cynthia Stern, Michelle McCline, Paul Foley, Paul Cruz, Herb James, Alex Greggs, Dexter Simmons, Jean-Marie Horvat, Brad Gilderman
Future Recording Studios, Norfolk…
Nicholas Georges, David Griffith, Jeremy Jones, Adrienne Nelson, Madeline Nelson, James Parsons, Randy Payton, Tony Poller, Markell Riley, Brian Turner, David Watts, Tony Watts
Marvin’s Room, Los Angeles…
Barking Doctor, Mt. Kisco…
The Gallery, Los Angeles
MICHAEL JACKSON GIVES “SPECIAL THANKS”:
THIS ALBUM IS DEDICATED TO BENJAMIN “BENNY” HERMANSEN. MAY WE CONTINUE TO REMEMBER NOT TO JUDGE MAN BY THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN, BUT THE CONTENT OF HIS CHARACTER, BENJAMIN…
WE LOVE YOU… MAY YOU REST IN PEACE. [IMAGE]
THIS ALBUM IS ALSO DEDICATED TO MY GRANDMOTHER, NICHOLETTE SOTTILE… I LOVE YOU… YOUR GRANDSON, MICHAEL
Deepest Gratitude to my Parents, JOSEPH and KATHERINE, for their love and support, inspiration and caring… I love you dearly… thank you for conceiving me. Your son, Michael
TO PRINCE AND PARIS… You give me the greatest joy I have ever known in my entire life. I love you both from the bottom of my heart… now and forever…
JOHN MC CLAIN… this album would not be possible without your genius and perfection. I love you, Michael Jackson
ELIZABETH… Through it all, you have been my constant… with your support… your caring and your love. I love you dearly, Michael Jackson
FRANK… thank you for all of your help, love and support… you are my true friend and family (stop fishing). I love you, Michael Jackson
Special thanks to Connie (Momma Rubba), Big D, Renicole, King Dom, Baby Rubba, Angel and Frank… my other family
Special thanks to Carlos Santana… for sharing your genius… and love. Michael Jackson
Special love to Matt Forger, his beautiful daughter, Megan, and his wife, Dianne. Thank you for your love and support throughout the years. God has a special plan for you. Love, Michael Jackson
Special thanks to Dean and Darren Cohen… my dear friends in South Africa. I love you, Michael Jackson
Special thanks to Anton and Franziska… I love you with all my heart, Michael Jackson
Special thanks to Angel for your work and dedication.
I love you, Michael Jackson (Dr. Heat)
I love you, Jabbar and Gypsy
Special thanks and appreciation to Bob Jones for your continuing support and love over the years.
Love, Michael Jackson
Special thanks and great appreciation to John Branca… for your consistent dedication and love, I thank you… keep our dreams alive! Michael Jackson
To Frank Key… thank you for all of your help and support through the years. I love you. You are a true friend.
To David Gest… thank you for your love, support and friendship over the years. I want my Shirley Temple 6 Sheet! I love you, Michael Jackson
PRINCESS NOUF… I love you from here, now and eternity…
Liz Barren… Let’s conquer the world. I love you, Michael Jackson
Marc Schaffel… thank you for all of your help… I love you… Michael
Uri Geller… you are amazing! I love you, Michael
David Blaine… I love you. Michael
Thank you… Kevin McLin
We miss you… Biggie
A special thanks to all the children of the world… of all nationalities… you are my greatest inspiration… without you, this album would never have been released. I love you all…
MICHAEL’S DEDICATION TO BRUCE SWEDIEN…
Our friendship was born of love… love for the music… love and respect for each other… and has become a friendship that sustains me in my life and in the music we create now – and in the future. I Love You, Bruce… Michael Jackson
MICHAEL’S DEDICATION TO CHRIS TUCKER
With all my respect for your art and deepest gratitude for your contribution… your friendship… and your love. To the future…and to all that we can create together!
I Love You, Michael Jackson
BRUCE SWEDIEN’S DEDICATION TO MICHAEL…
I know that a true friendship, like ours, begins with love. I also know that one cannot have long-lasting love without total respect. My respect for you as the ultimate musical artist, Michael, goes without saying. My regard for you as a kind and loving person makes our friendship everlasting.
SPECIAL THANKS TO EVERYONE AT MJJ PRODUCTIONS:
MJJ Productions Inc. Inc Staff:
Evvy Tavasci, Executive Administrator, and Personal Assistant
K.R. Narcisse, Executive Assistant and MJJP Project Liaison
Miko Brando, Gary Hearne, Dave Dave and Leticia Roldan
MJJ Productions Security: Henry Aubrey
Bob Jones, Vice President of Communications
Felicia Ferris, Administrative Assistant to Mr. Jones
Art Direction: Nancy Donald
Your constant love and support over the years is deeply appreciated… I love you… Michael Jackson
Art Direction: David Coleman, Adam Owett
Cover Design: Steven Hankinson/Arnell Group
Photography: Albert Watson
Illustration: Uri Geller
Steve Einczig… Thank you for your love and support.
Love, Michael Jackson
Make-Up and Hair: Karen Faye
Vocal Consultant: Seth Riggs
Archivist: Craig Johnson
TEDDY RILEY: PRODUCER SERVICES PROVIDED BY NEW JACK SWING PRODUCTIONS, INC.
MICHAEL JACKSON: PRODUCER SERVICES PROVIDED BY MJJ PRODUCTIONS, INC.
RODNEY JERKINS: PRODUCER SERVICES PROVIDED BY DARKCHILD ENTERTAINMENT
DR. FREEZE: PRODUCER SERVICES PROVIDED BY RHYTHM SECTION LLC
ANDRE HARRIS: PRODUCER SERVICES PROVIDED BY A TOUCH OF JAZZ, INC.
R. KELLY: PRODUCER SERVICES PROVIDED BY BASS PRODUCTIONS LTD.
BABYFACE: PRODUCER SERVICES PROVIDED BY ECAF PRODUCTIONS, INC.
CARLOS SANTANA APPEARS COURTESY OF RCA/JIVE Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
TEDDY RILEY APPEARS COURTESY OF VIRGIN RECORDS, AMERICA
BRANDY APPEARS COURTESY OF ATLANTIC RECORDS
THE NOTORIOUS B.I.G. APPEARS COURTESY OF BAD BOY ENTERTAINMENT, INC./ RCA/JIVE Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
FATS APPEARS COURTESY OF DARKCHILD ENTERTAINMENT
ANDRAE CROUCH AND SANDRA CROUCH APPEARS COURTESY OF CROUCH MUSIC
BABYFACE APPEARS COURTESY OF RCA/JIVE Label Group, a unit of Sony Music Entertainment
SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Tommy Mottola, Dave Glew, Mel Ilberman, Michele Anthony, Polly Anthony, Bob Bowlin, Rick Dobbis, Steve Barnett, Paul Russell, Scott Spanjich, Brian Celler, Michele Schweitzer, David Coleman, Bill Frohlich, Hilary Shaev, Rodney Shealey, Doug McVehil, Mike Tierney, Cory Llewellyn, David McPherson, Judy Ross, Kathy Root, Nancy Matalon, Evelyn Burgueno, Wendi Fletcher, Dee Dee Gordon, Jeff Cuatto, Jeff Beck, Jonathan Morrish, Vickie Hall, Rob Kos, Theresa Kozlowski, Robbin McGeady, and all of my friends at Sony Music worldwide for your continued support.
Additional special thanks to Karen Langford, Bea Swedien, Michelle Bligh, Rock-It Cargo… Kevin Roach, Anderson Maae, Excalibur International
MANAGEMENT: HK MANAGEMENT, HOWARD KAUFMAN, TRUDY GREEN
MANAGEMENT: JOHN MC CLAIN
MICHAEL JACKSON AND BRUCE SWEDIEN GIVE SPECIAL THANKS FOR TECHNICAL SUPPORT TO:
Glenn Phoenix and Westlake Audio.
Electrocompaniet AS: Per Abrahamsen, Trond Braaten and Nils B. Kvam.
Arthur Noxon and ASC (Acoustic Sciences Corporation).
John Jennings and Royer Microphone Labs.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered with Monster Cable.
My appreciation to Noel Lee.
Bill Putnam and Dino Virrella of Universal Audio.
Neumann Microphones and Karl Winkler
AEA (AUDIO ENGINEERING ASSOCIATES) and Wes Dooley.