With so much focus on everything except what made Michael Jackson a legend in the first place, it's a brave task for any writer/researcher to head off in search of every piece of music that Michael was ever connected with but to say that Cadman & Halstead have succeeded here would be like saying Michael Jackson was just a mere successful pop star. This may not be an official release (due to many reasons, not least difference in ownership rights, this would never happen) but this is an absolute A to Z of all things Michael Jackson & something which any genuine fan should have as a reference.
Even though it is a "Reference" book, listing all of Michael's work alphabetically, as well as smaller sections on video's, tours, books, etc, I read it from cover to cover & it simply staggers me to see how much these guys have got down. I've been a huge fan of Michael's for almost 25 years & it was music that came first with me which means that I was aware of even the tiniest link where MJJ was concerned but I constantly found myself learning new things reading through this book.
Other than the book not being an official release I do have one or two minor negative criticisms, one being the writing style & another being that you often find yourself skipping stuff due to it's repetitive nature, but I think it would be impossible to do any better. Ok, so the photo's aren't in colour but this would have pushed the cost up & meant less fans could get this great piece of work.
Overall this is a brilliant book for any true fan of MJJ's music & a purchase I'm delighted to have made, MJJ would have been proud guys !