Show Business: Magical Tours

Enter two new video albums

Onward, ever onward. The music business means to turn VCR fanatics, who spent $7.5 billion buying and renting tapes in 1987, into music freaks. Two major artists from Columbia Records (owned, of course, by Sony) have become point men in this brand-new marketing assault: Michael Jackson and Bruce Springsteen, who are both releasing new, ambitious feature-length video albums.

Jackson's hot-selling Moonwalker is an eight-segment 94-min. tour through . the Glove's wide-ranging but uneasy imagination. Besides a lively montage of Jackson's career ("a retrospective of 24 years of hits"), Moonwalker includes some nifty clay and cutout animation, as well as a "centerpiece"...

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