Monday, March 31, 2014

Michael Jackson’s posthumous album

Alex Young/Consequence of Sound

A new, posthumous album from Michael Jackson will see light on May 13th through Epic Records. Entitled XSCAPE, the eight-track effort features unreleased recordings that have been retooled by Timbaland and other big-name producers.

According to a press release, Timbaland, along with Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon, and John McClain, added a “fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson’s essence and integrity.” Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid described the process as “contemporizing,” adding, “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.”

The album will also be available in a deluxe edition featuring the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form.

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