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    'Official Michael Jackson Opus' will pop with photos, tributes
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/news/2009-08-11-jackson-opus_N.htm


    By Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY
    The first new book about Michael Jackson sanctioned by his estate will be published Dec. 7, and it promises to be as razzle-dazzling as the late pop icon himself.

    Kraken Opus, whose opulent publications focus on major figures and brands in sports and the arts, begins accepting pre-orders today for The Official Michael Jackson Opus at michaeljacksonopus.com, michaeljackson.com and through Ticketmaster. The oversized, 400-page tribute will be driven by photos but also will include essays, illustrations and poetry, at least half of it exclusive — all handbound in leather and enclosed in a silk clamshell case.

    Where other projects have been priced at more than $2,000, the Jackson book will cost $165. "Michael wanted this to be accessible to as many people as possible," says Kraken CEO Karl Fowler. Kraken reached out to Jackson last year through the singer's attorney Peter Lopez. "We wanted to tell the behind-the-scenes story of Michael Jackson the entertainer," Fowler says. The plan was to include Jackson's concerts at London's O2 Arena, which were set to start in July. While Jackson was in rehearsals, he invited Kraken executives to his house in Los Angeles. When Fowler mentioned they were working on a Disney Opus, Jackson reacted "like a boy in a sweet shop. He asked if he could contribute and get a copy." Lopez says Jackson was impressed by the Opuses' "sense of grandeur" and "expressed a definite desire to get on board." But Lopez and Kraken were still in negotiations when Jackson died June 25, which required the company to seek approval from his estate — and amend its strategy.
    The chronicling of the London performances "will be sorely missed," Fowler says. "But everyone involved in that tour wants to take part."

    Celebrities and insiders who knew and worked with Jackson also are expected to contribute. "We're asking people to write a sentence, a paragraph or a chapter," says Kraken's Jeff Wald. "We expect a huge turnout."

    All books include Michael Jackson Opus Reality membership, which provides access to interactive footage with periodic updates.
    Five copies signed by a variety of famous fans will be auctioned to benefit five charities favored by Jackson.


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    http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/n...son-opus_N.htm

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    Wow! very interesting...
    Thanks for the info!


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    $165.00! Damn.

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    Default Re: 'Official Michael Jackson Opus'(BooK) Will Pop With Photos, Tributes

    Quote Originally Posted by MJJC Momma View Post
    $165.00! Damn.
    Yea, a bit much; but it is suppose to be like a Book you keep
    on your living room coffee table. By next year Amazon will have it
    for a lot less, especially if you order a resale one.
    I'm going to wait for a DVD of the "This Is It" Concert, instead. :fortuneteller:
    God, I thank you for allowing Michael to continue to watch over his children:

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    Coffee table my butt if I paid that much for a book it'll be wrapped and preserved

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    Default Re: 'Official Michael Jackson Opus'(BooK) Will Pop With Photos, Tributes

    Ha, I think I'm tired, I read it "Michael Jackson Pop Up book" ugh. And having 2 toddlers...well $165 is a lot for a book that would more than likely end up as a coloring book! So maybe in 20 years or so

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    The book looks amazing. Maybe I will put this on my christmas list and hope somebody buys it for me haha.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElleBella View Post
    Ha, I think I'm tired, I read it "Michael Jackson Pop Up book" ugh. And having 2 toddlers...well $165 is a lot for a book that would more than likely end up as a coloring book! So maybe in 20 years or so
    ok honestly I read it the first time as "pop up book" too and thinking the same thing we got rid of the coffee table to keep lil ones from getting hurt certainly not putting something that expensive in their path :lol:

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    Default Re: 'Official Michael Jackson Opus'(BooK) Will Pop With Photos, Tributes

    $165?!!! Way to go to milk the fans!
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    Michael Jackson
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    Though we're far apart, You're always in my heart.
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    Default Re: 'Official Michael Jackson Opus'(BooK) Will Pop With Photos, Tributes

    Looks and sounds great but it's verrrrry expensive. Maybe some rich, kind man could buy it for me :giggle:

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    Expensive - but gorgeous!
    http://www.ticketmaster.com/michaelj...nk=tm_homeA_f2

    £109 for the UK... theres also an OPUS shop in Covent Garden.... tried to view the gallery etc but it is requesting a log in. I have registered on the OPUS website but it still wont let me in. Have sent them an email to ask how I get to it...

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    Default Re: 'Official Michael Jackson Opus'(BooK) Will Pop With Photos, Tributes

    Quote Originally Posted by MJJC Momma View Post
    $165.00! Damn.

    I know that's right, a lot of things better pop out that damn book other than a cut out of MJ. Plus it better come with an autograph or something.
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    O.o now I have another thing to put on my birthday list..xd
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    Default Re: 'Official Michael Jackson Opus'(BooK) Will Pop With Photos, Tributes

    It's expensive but compared to other OPUS books, it's pretty cheap

    The Prince one was about $900

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    Default Re: 'Official Michael Jackson Opus'(BooK) Will Pop With Photos, Tributes

    the Jackson book will cost $165. "Michael wanted this to be accessible to as many people as possible
    their having a laugh.

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