Manufacturer: Sub Pop Records
It's been nearly two years since the monumentally successful "Give Up" CD came out. Since then, it's scanned over 350,000 and is currently enjoying sales that are consistently better than any other period during its release. Now comes the vinyl edition, containing a bonus six track EP with the b-sides of both commercially available Postal Service CD singles. Also includes covers by The Shins and Iron & Wine as well as the remixes from "The District Sleeps Alone Tonight" single.
Manufacturer: Epic / Legacy / Sony BMG
Two vinyl LP pressing of the 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's Thriller celebrates the groundbreaking album with eight bonus tracks, five of them previously unreleased. The new tracks include remixes from Kanye West, Akon, and will. i. am, as well as 'For All Time', a previously unreleased track from the Thriller sessions that has been newly mixed and mastered by Michael Jackson. 2008.
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
The best-selling album of all time is 25, and this birthday edition puts new jewels atop the crowning achievement of the King of Pop. Billie Jean; Beat It; Human Nature; P.Y.T.; The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney) and the rest join eight bonus tracks (an unissued song from the Thriller sessions; a Billie Jean demo; remixes by Kanye West, Akon, will.i.am and more) plus a DVD of videos and Michael's famous moon-walkin' moment on the Motown 25 TV special. Go for the deluxe version and get a 48-page book and suitably dressed-up packaging! Should several of the tracks on the 25th anniversary edition of Thriller find their way onto your MP3 player, you're going to have to admit: the music holds up. "Beat It" is not about to go stale, at least not without a rumble, and neither are "Billie Jean" and "P.Y.T." Even if you put the record-hurtling hits aside, you're still left with the realization that without MJ, there might not have been a JT [Justin Timberlake], never mind a Ne-Yo (listen closely to "Human Nature" and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"). The bonus DVD bundled with the expanded CD includes a digitally redone version of the famous title-track video, among other clips, and it still astonishes with its choreography and attitude. As for the new tracks--Fergie inserts herself into "Beat It," Will.i.am takes on "The Girl Is Mine" and "P.Y.T.," Kanye West remixes "Billie Jean" (with characteristically subtle brilliance), Akon duets with M-Jack on "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," and the unreleased ballad "For All Time" (from the original Thriller sessions) is shined up and tacked on--they will suck you in like it was pop music's hugest year, 1983, all over again. Start brushing up on your moonwalk now. --Tammy La Gorce
Manufacturer: Boy Toy, Inc/Live Nation Worldwide, Inc/Interscope
Deluxe two CD edition includes five additional tracks. 2012 release, the 12th studio album from the Pop diva and international superstar. MDNA, the long-awaited follow-up to her 2008 album Hard Candy, features production from Benny Benassi, The Demolition Crew, William Orbit, Martin Solveig and others. Includes the first single 'Give Me All Your Luvin'' featuring Nicki Minaj and M.I.A. 17 tracks total..
12th studio album from Pop diva and international superstar, Madonna! MDNA, the long-awaited follow-up to her 2008 album HARD CANDY, features production from Benny Benassi, the Demolition Crew, William Orbit, Martin Solveig and others.
MJ's 1991 blockbuster was the fastest seller of his career on the back of hits like Black or White; Remember the Time; In the Closet; Heal the World and Who Is It . This reissue enhances the original package with a 24-page booklet featuring previously unseen photos. Michael Jackson was still going for pop hits with 1991's Dangerous, but he also front-loaded the album with six straight Teddy Riley-assisted cuts. This half-hour swoop of tense, aggressive, often angular funk was Jackson's most interesting music since Thriller, and still sounds, well, invincible on this remastered edition. After that, the record's uneven, but there's nothing embarrassing about it, either. "Gone Too Soon," a non-Jackson composition about teen AIDS casualty Ryan White, is a quiet statement (particularly played next to the choir-laden "Heal the World," "Keep the Faith," and "Will You Be There") showing that the star doesn't always have to get showy. The sprightly "Black or White" is explicitly pro-interracial romance, an angle its video didn't go near, and the urgent "Give In to Me" is almost scary. Scary good, that is. --Rickey Wright
Michael Jackson: Live in Bucharest -The Dangerous Tour
For over four decades, Michael Jackson has been entertaining the world. From his many #1 smash hits to his incredible short films that dominated MTV, Michael is one of the greatest performers of our lifetime. But to truly experience the creativity and genius of Michael Jackson, you must experience him live. Here is your chance!Â Michael's "Dangerous Tour" was the biggest tour any performer had done in history, breaking his own record from the preceding "Bad Tour."Â The incredible staging took nearly three days to set up, and 20 trucks of equipment were shipped between countries on cargo planes, making headlines everywhere it went. The "Dangerous Tour" included 69 concerts reaching over 3.5 million fans.Â This concert, Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour, aired on HBO in 1992. The special received the highest TV ratings in the history of HBO and Michael was honored with the Cable Ace Award. The Bucharest Concert was performed on October 1st, 1992, and was broadcast live on radio and shown on TV in over 60 countries around the world.Â Now, for the first time on DVD, here is the complete concert in all its splendor. Experience the magic of the King of Pop...
Manufacturer: Walt Disney Records
Brand: Super D
Original soundtrack to the highly anticipated 2010 motion picture, composed by the multi platinum Electronic duo Daft Punk. It's no accident that the group's two visionary musicians, Guy-Manuel de Homen-Christo and Thomas Bangalter, are Tron fans too. Having grown up with an admiration for the ground-breaking Tron film in the 80s, Daft Punk took on the scoring of the next chapter of the story with extraordinary thought and precision. The critically acclaimed French duo composed and produced the album. The Duo assembled a symphony of one hundred world class musicians in London and recorded the orchestra at AIR Lyndhurst Studios, Britain's premier scoring facility.
Manufacturer: Sony Legacy
This CD collects all 17 of Michael's #1 hits plus the new song "One More Chance." Like the Beatles and Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson is one of the handful of artists that can release an album of their number one singles. Number Ones includes his solo chart toppers in the UK and abroad from the period beginning with his Off the Wall album right up to the new song "One More Chance", a collaboration with R Kelly. The remaining 17 songs on the album are all classics drawn from the disco-soul Off the Wall, the funky Thriller, the good Bad, the safe Dangerous, the semi-best-of History and the weak Invincible. Regardless of whether the bulk of Number Ones has appeared on other greatest hits albums, this is still an incredible selection of Michael Jackson's best music. --Georgina Collins