THE KING OF POP

July 5, 2009 – 4:11 am

Just hours after Michael Jackson stepped off the stage at Madison Square Garden late on September 10, two jetliners crashed into the historic Twin Towers in New York City on September 11, 2001. History was made.

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MICHAEL JACKSON
30th Anniversary Special [no label, 1CD]

Live at Madison Square Garden, September 7 and 10, 2001. This is probably from the first performance. Ex- soundboard stereo. Some glitches are apparent eg jitter, skips, but not so frequent to disturb the whole show.

Royalty loves company.

Michael Jackson’s two concerts in New York had several firsts. He earned a reported US$7.5 million for each night. The best seats cost US$5,000 each. To close the first night, he had 40 pop, R&B and country legends sing a tribute to him. Both evenings included a 48-piece orchestra, 12 background singers, a 300-member gospel-choir, a 200-member children’s choir and a 40-member dance ensemble.

The stars who turned up in his honor included Britney Spears, Whitney Houston, Liza Minelli, James Ingram, Gloria Estefan, Luther Vandross, Slash, Jill Scott, Al Jarreau, Gloria Gaynor, Missy Elliot, Nelly Furtado, Dionne Warwick and Gladys Knight among many more.

The sellout audience included 200 superstars including Muhammad Ali, Carroll Baker, Ann Blyth, Marlon Brando, Kobe Bryant, Petula Clark, Macaulay Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Angie Dickinson, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Patty Duke, Rhonda Fleming, June Haver, Celeste Holm, Sally Ann Howes, Kim Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Anne Jeffreys, Magic Johnson, Jennifer Jones, Quincy Jones, Eartha Kitt, Piper Laurie, Janet Leigh, Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono Lennon, Gina Lollobrigida, Ann Miller, Reggie Miller, Sir John Mills, Hayley Mills, Liza Minnelli, Patricia Neal, Liam Neeson, Franco Nero, Margaret O’Brien, Master P, Gregory Peck, Jane Powell, Vanessa Redgrave, Debbie Reynolds, Barbara Rush, Jane Russell, Ann Rutherford, Lizabeth Scott, William Shatner, Penny Singleton, Jill St. John, Elizabeth Taylor, Chris Tucker, Robert Wagner, Ruth Warrick, Esther Williams, and many more.

For this two-night stand, Michael choreographed all the numbers and also did not lip-synch his performances.

Sadly, most people will not remember Michael Jackson as the “King Of Pop” but rather as a pedophile. The 1994 and 2005 cases dragged his name into the mud with newspapers and television, both mainstream and sensational, taking potshots. Most will not believe the jury’s verdict that he was maliciously slandered and found innocent.

This show has only been seen once, when late in November 2001, it was broadcast on the CBS network as a two-hour special with the performances edited and rearranged. But there’s no denying that this was a special moment for Jackson as performer, songwriter, dancer and artist and it deserves more than just one screening. It will be up to his core of loyal fans to remember him this way.
- The Little Chicken

Note: Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 192 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Samuel L Jackson’s introduction (1.1MB)
Track 02. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ - Usher, Mya and Whitney Houston (6.5MB)
Track 03. Ben - Billy Gilman (3.2MB)
Track 04. Angel and It Wasn’t Me - Shaggy featuring Rayvon and Rikrok (4.3MB)
Track 05. Heal the World - Mya, Deborah Cox, Rah Digga, Monica and Tamia featuring The Brooklyn Youth Choir (7.5MB)
Track 06. She’s Out Of My Life - Marc Anthony (4.3MB)
Track 07. Bootylicious - Destiny’s Child (4.2MB)
Track 08. You Are Not Alone - Liza Minnelli (5.0MB)
Track 09. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You - James Ingram and Gloria Estefan (4.7MB)
Track 10. Man in the Mirror - 98 Degrees, Usher and Luther Vandross (6.7MB)
Track 11. Elizabeth Taylor’s tribute to The Jacksons (1.1MB)
Track 12. Can You Feel It - The Jacksons (4.0MB)
Track 13. ABC/The Love You Save - The Jacksons (2.5MB)
Track 14. I’ll Be There - The Jacksons (6.9MB)
Track 15. I Want You Back - The Jacksons (1.6MB)
Track 16. Dancing Machine - The Jacksons and N*SYNC (2.8MB)
Track 17. Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) - The Jacksons (5.5MB)
Track 18. Chris Tucker’s tribute to Michael Jackson “King Of Pop” (1.2MB)
Track 19. The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson (6.3MB)
Track 20. Black or White - Michael Jackson and Slash (3.3MB)
Track 21. Beat It - Michael Jackson and Slash (5.9MB)
Track 22. Billie Jean - Michael Jackson (11.1MB)
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Track 23. You Rock My World - Michael Jackson, Chris Tucker and Usher (8.1MB)

TT: 79:34m

The songs are not in the order as they were performed but as broadcast. This is the incomplete show. Missing are the following performances

My Baby - Lil’ Romeo featuring Master P
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
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

The Jacksons were Jermaine, Jackie, Marlon, Tito, Michael and Randy.

A nice 3CD collection that covers his years with the Jackson 5 and his solo output with Motown is Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5’s The Motown Years. Get it here.

Want an official release of this show on DVD/ blu-ray? Go to http://www.petitionspot.com/petitions/mj30th and sign the petition.

  1. 19 Responses to “THE KING OF POP”

  2. Hi Sorry but I am not able to save the files after I have downloaded them. Any advice?

    By Erik Dias on Jul 6, 2009

  3. Hello Erik
    If you are a PC user, use the right button on the mouse.
    If you are a Mac user, hold the “option” key and click on the download link.

    By bigozine2 on Jul 7, 2009

  4. Thank you sir for you prompt response and assistance. I will enjoy Michael and pay tribute to his great talent as well. Thank you again.
    Erik

    By Erik Dias on Jul 7, 2009

  5. Thank you so very much for providing this.

    By Timothy on Jul 8, 2009

  6. Michael Jackson would still be remembered as the only King of Pop. We would surely miss him.

    By Caramoan on Jul 8, 2009

  7. Glad to see him gone…

    By Myche on Jul 10, 2009

  8. thank you for this. i didn’t have a chance to hear/watch this before (only snippets).
    i’m sure MJ will live through his music for years on. He will be missed.
    gone too soon indeed…

    By a. on Jul 18, 2009

  9. all of my friends are Michael Jackson fans, we would really miss the King of Pop.

    By acne treatment | acne therapy on Jul 22, 2009

  10. Michael Jackson will be the greatest pop singer in the whole world. Everyone will miss him.

    By Cory Dies - Former Philippine President Corazon Aquino Dead at 76 on Aug 1, 2009

  11. we would surely miss the King of Pop. Michael Jackson is definitely a legend in the history of music.

    By Penafrancia Military Parade 2009 on Aug 30, 2009

  12. i idolize Michael Jackson because of his great achievement in the Pop Music. farewell King of Pop.

    By | Acne Treatment Information on Sep 5, 2009

  13. | Michael Jackson is truly the King of Pop. i am a die hard fan of him and we are going to miss him now that he is gone!

    By depressiongirl on Oct 17, 2009

  14. I honestly feel he was over rated. King of pop? I mean, what kind of role model to kids makes a point of grabbing his crotch several times during each song? And speaking of songs, how many did he write in his 30 odd year career? I think it’s somewhere around 34, that’s about one a year. Not exactly prolific.

    By Kissma Bahooky on Oct 18, 2009

  15. i will really miss the King of Pop. michael jackson is truly the best pop artist in this lifetime.–’

    By Liam Price on May 4, 2010

  16. i always remember the music of Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine. great music!.;**

    By Ethan Jones on May 28, 2010

  17. Gloria Estefan and the Miami Sound Machine are really great, i love their music on the old days..,’

    By Kian Gray on Jul 21, 2010

  18. we would sureley miss the King of Pop. Rest In Peace MJ,-~

    By  Melatonin on Aug 17, 2010

  19. A few minutes of my time obtaining hired.

    By Ellis Divito on May 6, 2012

  20. makes me cry !!!
    thanx a million !!!

    By angelpop on Sep 16, 2014

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