Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Celebration 2001 Concert Ultimate Edition on 2 DVD

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The King is gone but not his music! Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Concert on 2 DVD's.Picture quality and sound are excellent on this 2 dvd set! Custom menu's with every song chapter marked. A true 10 out of 10!In late November 2001, the CBS television network aired a two-hour special in honor of Michael Jackson's thirtieth year as a solo entertainer (his first solo single, "Got to Be There", was recorded in 1971). The show was edited from footage of two separate concerts Michael had orchestrated in New York City's Madison Square Garden on September 7 and September 10 of 2001. The shows sold out in five hours. Ticket prices were pop's most expensive ever; the best seats cost $5,000 and included a dinner with Michael Jackson and a signed poster. The last of the two concerts wrapped up just hours before planes ran into the Twin Towers of Lower Manhattan's World Trade Center September 11th terrorist attacks. The concerts featured in the Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Special were his last concerts due to his death. First hour Opening the show was Samuel L. Jackson's presentation of Usher, Whitney Houston & M? 1/2a, performing a rendition of Michael's hit song "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'", from his 1982 album, Thriller. Among other performers and guests were Liza Minnelli singing "You Are Not Alone"; young Billy Gilman's performance of Jackson's 1972 #1 U.S. hit "Ben"; and James Ingram with Gloria Estefan singing Jackson's 1987 ballad, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (another #1 U.S. hit). Marc Anthony also sang "She's out of My Life". The second hour of the show is by far the best remembered, featuring the exciting reunion of Michael and his brothers Jermaine, Jackie, Randy, Marlon, and Tito for a "greatest hits" medley, including their headlining songs "Can You Feel It", "ABC", "The Love You Save", "I Want You Back", "I'll Be There" and "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)". As the crowd roared, it was evident that the Jackson brothers were enjoying themselves, possibly even more than the adoring fans of past and present. Following the reunion, Michael announced surprise guests for the Jackson 5 hit "Dancing Machine": NSYNC. Following a short intermission, Chris Tucker then appeared onstage, recalls a humorous conversation between him and Jackson (imitating his voice) before announcing a live performance of what is arguably Jackson's most well-known tune: "Billie Jean". The superstar once again hit the stage, this time flanked by scores of dancers dressed as gang members for an explosive version of "Beat It". As Michael glided and danced his way across the floor, the crowd roared all the louder in appreciation. Immediately afterward, Slash was properly introduced for a powerful, whirlwind rendition of "Black or White". Then, to wind things down, Jackson did a performance of "The Way You Make Me Feel". After, he performed his newest single, "You Rock My World", from the recently-released album Invincible. Michael was joined at the end of the song by Usher, who performed a smooth robotic dance routine in an otherwise elaborate finale.Excellent quality, 10 out of a 10, with easy to navigate menus. Set list * "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" - Usher, M? 1/2a and Whitney Houston * "Ben" - Billy Gilman * "Angel" and "It Wasn't Me" - Shaggy featuring Rayvon and Rikrok * "Heal the World" - M? 1/2a, Deborah Cox, Rah Digga, Monica and Tamia featuring The Brooklyn Youth Choir * "My Baby" - Lil' Romeo featuring Master P * "She's out of My Life" - Marc Anthony * "Bootylicious" - Destiny's Child * "I Want Candy" - Aaron Carter * "Home" (from The Wiz) - Monica * "You Can't Win" (from The Wiz) - Jill Scott * "Ease on Down the Road" (from The Wiz) - Monica, Jill Scott, Al Jarreau, Deborah Cox * "You Are Not Alone" - Liza Minnelli * "I Will Survive" - Gloria Gaynor * "Get Ur Freak On" - Missy Elliot and Nelly Furtado * "I'll Never Love This Way Again" - Dionne Warwick * "Midnight Train To Georgia" - Gladys Knight * "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" - James Ingram and Gloria Estefan * "Man in the Mirror" - 98 Degrees, Usher and Luther Vandross * "Can You Feel It" - The Jackson 5 * "ABC" - The Jackson 5 * "The Love You Save" - The Jackson 5 * "I'll Be There" - The Jackson 5 * "I Want You Back" - The Jackson 5 * "Dancing Machine" - The Jackson 5 and NSYNC * "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" - The Jackson 5 * "The Way You Make Me Feel" - Michael Jackson* "Black or White" - Michael Jackson and Slash * "Beat It" - Michael Jackson and Slash * "Billie Jean" - Michael Jackson * "You Rock My World" - Michael Jackson, Chris Tucker and Usher Don't forget to check out my other Jackson listings, The Making Of Thriller & Thriller dvd, The Jackson 5 complete 23 episode cartoon 5 dvd set, Motown 25th: Today Tomorrow and Forever dvd, Michael Jackson BAD Concert In Tokyo 9-26-87, and his Disney Captain EO ultimate video dvd. Great picture quality, complete with chapters, menu listings, artwork, case, sealed in plastic.

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    Posted by Linda on Oct 3rd 2018

    The Absolutly Best DVD there is. Seeing The Jackson Brothers together was just A Blast.

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