A new Michael Jackson album featuring 10 previously unreleased tracks will be released in November.
Apparently, at the time of his death, Jackson left hard drives filled
with unheard music, much of it recorded during his ’80s
Jackson’s manager Frank DiLeo said he estimated Jackson’s vaults contained more than 100 completed and unreleased
songs, including collaborations with Akon, Will.i.am and Ne-Yo.
“There are a couple of songs we recorded for the Bad album that we had to cut that are just sensational,” DiLeo said.
Former Sony Music
CEO Tommy Mottola said every time The King of Pop recorded, he over-recorded and would
produce as amany as 30 songs for each album.
One of the most noteworthy tracks was a Thriller
outtake titled Don’t Be Messin’ Around.
The album of never-before-heard Jackson songs wil be the first in a
10-project, seven-year deal the Jackson estate signed with Sony Music in
The $250 million deal will also include reissues of
Jackson’s classic albums, new greatest hits sets, a DVD collection of
all Jackson’s music videos and there’s even rumours of a Cirque du Soleil show.