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Michael Jackson “Earth Song” Master Used for “This Is It” Concert Tour COA Provenance LOAGo Back
In 1971 Michael Jackson launched his solo career, and the following year had his first chart-topping hit with Ben. In 1982 he released Thriller, which would become the biggest-selling album in pop history, and after the Jacksons’ Victory album and tour in 1984, announced he was leaving. 2300 Jackson Street (1989), released by the remaining quartet, was the end of the band, apart from a couple of reunion shows in 2001 and the shambolic Unity tour in 2012.
Michael Jackson was a one-of-a-kind entertainer, truly gifted and driven not just by the proverbial beat of his own drum but to a pop culture rhythm all to its own. Whatever that energy was it still moonwalks all over the place of today’s culture. The music business lost an iconic cornerstone when he died.
Presented direct from the Jackson family is this exclusive collection provided by Marsha Stewart. Who is Marsha Stewart?
Marsha Stewart is part of the Jackson Family, and was very close to Joe as well as the rest of the family. According to the legal biding contract from the Joe Jackson Estate, Marsha Stewart was Joe Jackson’s niece and Michael Jackson’s cousin. She is also seen throughout the Jackson Family reunion videos as well as standing side by side with the family during the troublesome Court Hearings in LA. Toward the end of his life, she was also the caretaker of Joe Jackson. As fan mail chairwoman, Marsha was also the supervisor of Michael Jackson’s fan mail for years. There are many documents, t-shirts, articles presented to prove her in this role as Michael’s Fan Mail Chair.
Because of this close familial relationship, she was gifted Michael Jackson’s personally worn costumes along with Joe Jackson’s personal belongings and worn outfits. Stewart still holds pieces of Michael Jackson’s legacy and pop culture rhythm within the costumes he wore.
There are several legal documents proving that as part of the Jackson family, Stewart was gifted these items and that she is the sole owner of these items. As provenance for the Jackson items being sold from this collection, we have included copies of these documents as well as a signed letter from Marsha Stewart.
We have vetted the documents and videos proving the validity of Stewart’s relationship to the Jackson family and the authenticity of the costumes and collection. Never seen before, the legacy of Michael Jackson and the Jackson family have been held dear to Marsha Stewart and have been tucked away for years until now. She is ready to share these cherished family heirlooms with the world.
Those within the family and closest to Jackson were allowed access to a unique lifestyle perspective. This access also granted permissible reach into the family’s trove of memorabilia.
This auction celebrates the King of Pop, Michael Jackson as well as the Jackson family. Stewart’s collection includes an amazing selection of personal mementos along with music memorabilia from the Jackson family.
Presented is one of Joe Jackson’s personal items from Stewart’s collection. This comes directly from the Joe Jackson’s Estate. It is from Epic Records and it is a MASTER that was created and given to Michael Jackson. It was then passed on to Joe Jackson at some point during the years. MASTERS are only given to original Artists or creators of the music. This MASTER cannot be reproduced or used for public use and just being sold as a collectible. The master tape is for “Earth Song” in Past, Present and Future, Book 1 directed by Nick Brandt. It was to be used for the “This is It” Concert tour.
“Earth Song” is a song by American singer Michael Jackson from his ninth studio album HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. It was released on November 27, 1995 as the third single from the album. It is a ballad that incorporates elements of blues, gospel and opera. Jackson had a long history of releasing socially conscious material such as “We Are the World”, “Man in the Mirror” and “Heal the World”. However, “Earth Song” was the first that overtly dealt with the environment and animal welfare. “Earth Song” was made for the Dangerous album but it failed to make the final cut. The song was written by Jackson and produced by Jackson, David Foster and Bill Bottrell.
“Earth Song” was accompanied by a lavish music video shot in four geographical regions. The video centered on the destruction and rebirth of Earth and went on to receive a Grammy nomination in 1997. The song went number one in the United Kingdom, and was the nation’s number-one Christmas single in 1995. It also topped the charts in Germany, Iceland, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland while peaking at number two in France, Ireland, and the Netherlands. Jackson went on to receive recognition from various animal and environmental organizations.
In 2011, the song was paired with the poem “Planet Earth” (previously released on Michael Jackson’s This Is It, in 2009) and released as a song in the remix album Immortal.
This Is It was a planned concert residency by American pop singer Michael Jackson slated to take place at the O2 Arena, in London, between July 13, 2009 and March 6, 2010. However, the concerts never took place, as Jackson died on June 25, 2009.
After Jackson’s death, AEG Live offered either refunds to ticket holders or a special “souvenir” ticket designed by Jackson. The cancelled shows, record-breaking ticket sales and potential for a world tour led to This Is It being termed “the greatest concert[s] that never happened.” Columbia Pictures acquired the footage of the rehearsals and released a concert film, Michael Jackson’s This Is It, accompanied by a compilation album of the same name.
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