Deluxe set includes coffee table book, authentic lenticular concert ticket and more
Later this year, Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson will release Michael Jackson’s This Is It 10th Anniversary Box Set, a numbered, spectacularly packaged, custom box with a built-in sound responsive LED light panel on its cover. A collector’s dream, each set includes an authentic lenticular concert ticket for the July 24, 2009 performance of This Is it at the O2 Arena, a quality 60 page hardcover coffee table book with full page photographs including over two dozen previously unpublished, the 4 LP This Is It album on translucent blue vinyl and a rare promotional 3D enhanced Blu-ray disc of the film, Michael Jackson’s This Is It. Only 1000 copies of the set will be created, and they are available at Jackson’s official online store. The sets start shipping on December 11th.
The 2009 documentary Michael Jackson’s This Is It was directed by Kenny Ortega and follows Jackson’s rehearsals and preparation for his concert series of the same name scheduled to start on July 13, 2009, but canceled due to his death eighteen days prior on June 25th.
When the film was released, fans around the world waited in line for days for tickets, and Michael Jackson’s This Is It became the highest worldwide grossing documentary/concert film of all time. Reviewers were emotional in their praise: “The art,” said Richard Corliss in Time Magazine, “is in what we’re privileged to watch: a perfectionist who quietly pushes himself to prove he’s still got it;” Peter Travers at Rolling Stone wrote, “unmissable”, a “transcendent tribute”; and Slate said, “Jackson’s body moves with such otherworldly grace it’s as if he’s never not dancing…. it’s heart stopping to see it again for the last time.”
The box set was created to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the release of the film, and is truly a quality detailed and elaborate package, befitting the King of Pop.
The set includes a repressing of the This Is It 4 LP vinyl set on translucent blue vinyl with original jacket artwork. Originally released in a 2 CD set, This Is It debuted at No. 1 in fourteen countries, including the US where it was No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart and No. 1 on its soundtrack chart; 12″ x 12″ 60-page hardcover coffee table color photo book containing full-page still photographs from the original album booklet and more than two dozen additional, previously unpublished photos from This Is It rehearsals; Rare promotional 3D enhanced Blu-ray disc of the film never released as a standalone version (3D Blu-ray player and TV not required for playback in 2D); Each box contains one of the actual lenticular concert tickets for the July 24, 2009 performance of This Is It at the O2 arena, mounted in acrylic ticket holder; All contained in a collectible limited edition numbered custom box with a built-in sound-responsive LED light panel on the front cover.
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