Pictures Of The Day: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Storybook

ALL THINGS MICHAEL

The “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” storybook was directed by Steven Spielberg and narrated by recording artist Michael Jackson.  It is an audiobook and soundtrack for the 1982 blockbuster film of the same name.  The album was produced by composer Quincy Jones and distributed by MCA Records.  The production of the album reunited Jackson with several former collaborators, such as Rod Temperton, who had written several songs featured on “Off the Wall” album  as well as “Thriller.”  Temperton wrote the music for “Someone in the Dark.” Freddy DeMann and Ron Weisner,  served as the production coordinators for the album.  They were also former managers of the Jacksons.   Sound Engineer Bruce Swedien, brought the exciting and dramatic audio and sound effects for  “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial” album as he did on “Off the Wall” and while simultaneously working on “Thriller.”  Bruce would continue to be the mastermind of…

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