Michael Jackson: All the Songs – The Story Behind Every Song, Every Video, Every Dance Move by Richard Lecocq and François Allard

The complete, definitive study of Michael Jackson’s artistic legacy.

This is the only book that tells the story behind every single song that the King of Pop ever released – from his formative years with the Jackson Five to his incredible and much-loved output as a solo artist. Over 200 songs, videos and revolutionary dance moves are analysed, uncovering the fascinating stories around their creation and allowing fans the chance to truly understand the artistry behind them.

When this piece of memorabilia turned up on my door step, it was the first time book mail ever reduced me to tears… As a life long fan of Michael Jackson, this book is simply amazing and I agree this is the ultimate encyclopedia for the fans whom now have the opportunity to read the backstory behind every song he ever produced starting from his days as a boy in Steeltown Records to when he and the Jackson 5 hit it big in Mowtown through to his very successful solo career before his untimely death in 2009.. It is so incredibly comprehensive and detailed, just when I thought I knew it all, I learnt something new.  Michael Jackson was indeed one amazing artist taken from us too soon, you really have a piece of him with you in this book. I love and cherish this so much – it’s never leaving the house!!

Special thanks and much love to Hachette Publishers for sending me this beautiful gem for review!!!

Love you always and forever, Michael Jackson…
-Annie

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Footloose: Bonus CD! “Footloose” performed by Kenny Loggins, illustrated by Tim Bowers

A funky 5 stars!!!

“Everybody’s gotta cut loose.. Footloose!!”

This would have to be one of the funkiest picture books I’ve ever read!!!
Who remembers “Footloose” by Kenny Loggins in the 80’s?? Well on October 26, the kids corner of bookstores will be hit with this amazing picture book where the No.1 hit Footloose has been re-written for children!!

Beautifully illustrated by Tim Bowers, this visual feast of a story is set in a zoo where animals wait for all the visitors to go home so they can then.. cut loose.. footloose!!! It’s such a fun read as it comes with a bonus cd, what I like to call a “Footloose” revival!! Singer Kenny Loggins re-sings “Footloose” and readers can read/sing along as the lyrics tell the story throughout the picture book.. You meet some awesome characters like Louise – the rocking chimp.. DJ Elephant and Milo the Wombat.. Don’t think I’ve ever danced along while reading a book before.. Such a great picture book suitable younger readers and fun for the whole family..

Many thanks to Allen & Unwin Publishers for sending me an Advance Review Copy in exchange for my honest review
-Annie