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As one of the biggest-selling music artists of all time, Michael Jackson helped to set the template for contemporary cover art. This is the cover of his first solo EP, as he made the fateful decision to pursue a career away from The Jackson 5.

While the art direction and design have dated, what makes the cover so appealing is Michael’s sheer charisma and charm. He’s the very embodiment of youth – full of exuberance and casual optimism; his wide smile and cockiness all the more adorable because he appears to be wearing his big brother’s clothes.

Wikipedia defines tragedy as ‘a form of art based on human suffering that offers its audience pleasure’. The cover of Got To Be There is most resonant today as a poignant ‘before photo’, given what a tragedy the artist’s life eventually became. He scaled a pedestal shared by only a handful of other entertainers, an achievement that only served to make his self-destruction more compelling.

Jackson album covers are no doubt being dusted off in households around the world, as people make an effort to remember him at his peak.

Michael Jackson: Got To Be There

mike.jpg

As one of the biggest-selling music artists of all time, Michael Jackson helped to set the template for contemporary cover art. This is the cover of his first solo EP, as he made the fateful decision to pursue a career away from The Jackson 5.

While the art direction and design have dated, what makes the cover so appealing is Michael’s sheer charisma and charm. He’s the very embodiment of youth – full of exuberance and casual optimism; his wide smile and cockiness all the more adorable because he appears to be wearing his big brother’s clothes.

Wikipedia defines tragedy as ‘a form of art based on human suffering that offers its audience pleasure’. The cover of Got To Be There is most resonant today as a poignant ‘before photo’, given what a tragedy the artist’s life eventually became. He scaled a pedestal shared by only a handful of other entertainers, an achievement that only served to make his self-destruction more compelling.

Jackson album covers are no doubt being dusted off in households around the world, as people make an effort to remember him at his peak.





6 Comments

  1. Nicely said. Great cover…

  2. Michael Jackson never die. It live in every heart. He is a very amazing man.

  3. Michael Jackson never die. It live in every heart. He is a very amazing man.
    To find your career visist staffing power.

  4. Michael Jackson never die. It live in every heart. He is a very amazing man.
    To find your career visist staffing power.

  5. MICHAEL JACKSON ES EL MEJOR DE TODO EL MUNDO SUS CAnciones SON MAGNIFICAS Y SUS PASOS NI HABLAR ESPETACULARES NO?
    MICHAEL MEJOR DUCHO REY DEL POP- KING OF POP!!!!! NUNCA TE VAMOS A OLVIDAR ERES EL MEJOR TE ESTRAÑAMOS MUCHO TODOS TUS FANS TE QUEREMOS !!!!! BUENO CHAUUU DESCANSA EN PAZ QUE ¡¡¡¡¡DIOS LOS BENDIGA A TODOS LO QUE LEAN ESTO!!!!
    SOY VERÓNICA DE SALTO – URUGUAY :)

  6. MICHAEL JACKSON was a good and blessed human but he used what was given to Him to the Dogs . I may not insult Him because he try and fulfill his mission on earth.He did all what a person may get in this world. He is the king of pop and will always be the king of pop.  The wrong thing he did was to be like the white Americans which everybody knows. His doctor didnot kill HIM but it was declared by GOD for him to go by that time. His works and memories will never be forgotten. He create and made a lot of individuals to copy his style. I thank GOD for making him to exist . Thanks to all his fans

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