April 2, 2014 | Daniella & Letisha Jones-EllisIt’s been described as ‘the best you’ve never heard’ as more details have now emerged about Michael Jackson’s latest album, which is due for release in May.
Chief executive, LA Reid, was granted access to MJ’s archives and his estate, and from searching through four decades of Michael’s demos and off-cuts, he constructed eight original tracks for all MJ fans to get excited about, once again. The album, titled Xscape, also features work from noted producer Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, John McClain and Jerome ‘Jroc’ Harmon.
It seems that Michael had many recordings of unreleased songs, as many as 200, which could be released in later years but for now, all the focus is on Xscape.
“Michael left behind some musical performances that we take great pride in presenting through the vision of music producers that he either worked directly with or expressed strong desire to work with,” said LA Reid. “We are extremely proud and honoured to present this music to the world.”
Following the May 13th release date of this album will be a deluxe edition, which will include the tracks in their original form alongside the more updated versions. So overall, it has been a successful project for all those involved, including John Branca and John McClain, the co-executors of Michael’s estate.
“Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds,” they said. “He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank LA Reid for his vision.”
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