Only now Michael Jackson’s genius is being recognised

Michael Jackson's last show rehearsal at STAPLES Center on JuneThe King of Pop’s sudden death on 25th June 2009 shocked the world, and a glut of hastily written biographies quickly followed, but this book is different: this book is a revised and expanded edition of the no.1 best selling Michael Jackson book on, in the days and weeks following his passing.

The first edition of ‘Michael Jackson: For The Record’, published in 2007, was Chris Cadman & Craig Halstead’s fourth book about the King of Pop and, like their previous books, it focused on what Michael’s legion of fans want to read about: his music.
michael jackson1Here’s what a couple of Michael Jackson fan sites had to say about the first edition:
‘…it’s an incredible guide for Michael collectors and fans alike. Cadman and Halstead are wonderful researchers, and have amassed a wealth of information in this work…’
(MJ News Online)

‘If I had to say, what sticks out most in my overall view of the book, I would have to say: dedication. So much information, so much attention to details, and so precisely gathered.’
(Jackson Village)

Now, in response to numerous requests from Michael Jackson fans around the world, Cadman & Halstead have completely revised and expanded their best selling ‘For The Record’. As well as detailing the hundreds of songs Michael was involved with over the years, solo and with his brothers, the second editions also focuses on the King of Pop’s albums, his home videos, his films and short films, his books and his chart successes, and it includes complete USA & UK discographies. The book, like the first edition, is published by Authors On Line Ltd.

Only now, following his tragic death at the age of 50, is Michael Jackson’s genius being recognised. Berry Gordy, founder of Motown Records, stated: ‘The more I think about Michael, and talk about Michael, the more I think that King of Pop is not good enough. I think he is simply the greatest entertainer that ever lived.’

Nearly all the books published about Michael Jackson, since his passing, fall into one of three categories: heavily illustrated books, books focusing on the scandals in his private life, and rushed biographies written in 3-4 weeks or less. Michael’s ever loyal fans want and deserve more – and they will find it in ‘Michael Jackson: For The Record’.
Words: 158,500.
Pages: 515.
Size: Crown Quarto.
ISBN: 978-07552-04478-6
Retail Price: £16.95

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