The Ultimate Collection

This four-CD collection is intended for those fans of Michael Jackson who want the smash songs but also demand unreleased and rare material. Unfortunately, because Jackson has so many hits, some are m

This four-CD collection is intended for those fans of Michael Jackson who want the smash songs but also demand unreleased and rare material. Unfortunately, because Jackson has so many hits, some are missing from this set in favor of the new tracks. What big singles are missing? Quite a few, actually: "Say Say Say" with Paul McCartney and the Jackson 5's "Never Can Say Goodbye," for starters. "The Ultimate Collection" does provide a solid overview of the legend's career—from the Jackson 5 and his early solo work with Motown through the Jacksons era and his Epic solo career. Rare gems include the funky trio of "Sunset Driver," "Cheater" and "Monkey Business." One of the most recently recorded, unreleased cuts, "Fall Again," was produced and written by Walter Afanasieff and Robin Thicke. It's a lovely ballad that could have been a hit single. Also included is a DVD of Jackson's Dangerous tour concert from Bucharest in 1992.—KC