I bought History in 1995, and I still love it. Disc one contains classic cuts from Michael's three most successful solo albums. My favorite cuts are "Rock With You", "Thirller", "Billie Jean", "Remember the Time" and "Beat It". Disc two contains more personal songs. I love his duet "Scream" with his sister Janet. "Childhood" is a deeply personal song about Michael's lost childhood. This song is beautiful. "They Don't Really Care About Us" has such a great beat. I love the electric guitar playing on this track. "Smile" and "You Are Not Alone" are such peaceful songs. They really relaxe me. Mike sounds great covering the Beatles classic "Come Together". I love the music contained on these two discs very much.
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HIStory's 2 CDs (one hits, the other new) were Jackson's attempt to connect his glorious past to a dodgy present and--given it's commercial and artistic performance--cast a shadow on his future. Conceived as his formal coronation as the "King of Pop,"HIStory's second disc instead presents Jackson as an epauletted, single-gloved Richard III. By turns paranoid, angry, bitter, sentimental, and, in one instance, possibly anti-Semitic,HIStorywas less a collection of songs than a case history. A few tracks--mostly those produced by Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis--are sleek, modern pop/soul, but too much ofHIStoryhas the overblown vacuousness of a musician who knows his time is past, but is unsure as to how to react to the situation.--Steven Mirkin