For the first time ever, the iconic 1983 television special Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever in which Michael Jackson debuted the moonwalk will be available on DVD. Produced by StarVista Entertainment/Time Life in conjunction with de Passe Jones Entertainment and Berry Gordy's West Grand Media, the disc is now available for pre-order.
In addition to featuring the classic Jackson moment, the six-disc set also includes performances from Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Miracles, the Supremes, Jackson 5, The Temptations, Four Tops, and more. The package also boasts 14 hours of bonus footage – an additional 20 minutes of the broadcast, never-before-seen Marvin and Stevie rehearsal footage, and 25 exclusive interviews with performers and key production members.
Get a preview of the set in an exclusive first look at the trailer, exclusively on Yahoo Music.
Executive producer Suzanne de Passe is happy the historic event is now documented on DVD. “Motown 25 was a labor of love for me and many others at Motown Records,” she said in a statement. “I’m thrilled the show is being released to DVD for the first time, allowing fans both new and old to experience this magical, musical night in many different ways.”