No one was closer to Michael Jackson at the height of his creative powers than Bruce Swedien, the five-time Grammy winner who, with Jackson and producer Quincy Jones, formed the trio responsible for the sound of Jackson's records. Friend, co-creator, and colleague, Bruce Swedien was already a seasoned recording engineer — plucked from a job at legendary Universal Audio in Chicago — when he began working with Michael Jackson and Quincy Jones on the soundtrack to The Wiz, and he was the master technician who gave the records their sound as the trio progressed to Jackson's greatest triumphs, Off the Wall, the iconic, history-making Thriller, and beyond, Part technical guide, part anecdotal narrative, In The Studio With Michael Jackson
tells the story of the rise of The King of Pop through his groundbreaking solo albums; records that shook the world and cemented his reputation as one of the greatest and most beloved entertainers of all time. Though Jackson's reputation often transcended his recorded output, he was first and foremost an artist, an entertainer, and a consummate performer who never gave less than everything he had to his fans. This book sheds light on the intimate details of what those fans truly loved him for best: his music. Swedien provides the perspective that only an insider can, sharing recollections from personal experience of what it was like to ride shotgun alongside one of music's most celebrated icons. In The Studio With Michael Jackson
includes over 100 photos — many of them candid and intimate shots of Jackson at work in the studio — as well as numerous other artists and collaborators that worked on these amazing records. Additionally there are scores of Jackson's handwritten notes and other never-before-seen ephemera pictured throughout.