New Michael Jackson Project Set For February Release

Published: Thursday 7th Jan 2016 by Sam
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$2 Billion.

That is the amount the estate of Michael Jackson has grossed since his tragic passing in 2009.

It’s no wonder, then, why Team MJ are continuing to keep the wheels moving with new ventures pertaining to the late, great King of Pop.

The latest, it has been announced, will be released next month.

Details below…

‘Off The Wall’ –  the first of MJ’s mega collaborations with Quincy Jones (and the record Rolling Stone asserts “invented modern pop as we know it” – is to receive an elaborate re-packaging to coincide with the US Black History Month.

On February 26th, Sony Legacy Recordings and the Estate of Michael Jackson will release the CD/DVD and CD/Blu Ray editions of the monumental album. The beefed up set will include the original LP which will be paired with the new Spike Lee documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall.

Per HDD, Lee’s doc (which is co-produced by John Branca and John McClain) will be world premiered at the Sundance Film Festival on January 24th and comes to television via Showtime on February 26th.

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This follows re-issues of ‘Thriller’ (in 2008 before Jackson’s death) and ‘Bad’ in 2012 (to commemorate that album’s 25th anniversary.

Original material has surfaced in the form of 2010’s ‘Michael’ and 2014’s ‘Xscape.’

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Some may scoff, but we’re here for it. Albeit cautiously.

Many forget that Michael himself was a smart businessman (see: Beatles catalogue), hence if there’s money to be made why not make it?

That said, we do hope the future sees the Estate move away from concurrent re-releases and onto something more impactful. A major museum, perhaps? A glimpse of the album he was working on at the time of his passing? A big budget movie?

Clearly, there’s big think tanks and major money in the MJ camp posthumously; we’re keen to see ideas

Your thoughts?

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  1. BangBang January 7, 2016

    That great I’m always here for for mike

  2. DIABETES UNBOTHERED January 7, 2016

    Damn Let this Gay P*** rest in Hell. *SHOOTS INSULIN*

    • Diane January 8, 2016

      From the looks of you, I think you have more pressing things to worry about than throwing stones at someone about whom you know nothing.

  3. Sandra January 7, 2016

    It’s a documentary and dvd/bluray release of the Triumph tour. I’m excited tho!! The only relevant Jackson.

  4. Chile Please!!! January 7, 2016

    Uggggghhh please let the man rest in peace & stop trying to capitalize off his legacy & music. SMH!

  5. IG: @mixedboy January 7, 2016

    I’m here for it. His kids will never have to worry about a thing. I’m sure they miss their father. R.I.P Michael

  6. FC/JC January 7, 2016

    RIP Michael Jackson

    • Your fav is basic January 7, 2016

      Yes, RIP, like your fav C-Flop’s career.

  7. LmfaoHoe January 7, 2016

    I really wished he had released that jazz/classical album he was working. Hopefully the estate release it someday too 🙂 I loved OTW

  8. Weezy Tha Goat January 7, 2016

    Why can’t they just let the man rest in peace? Like damn u f****** vultures, he’s gone stop running his legacy.

    • Sandra January 7, 2016

      Its just a Documentary & tour dvd release, hows that bad? Its not a new “album” like Xscape now that is something I dont support. But this is nothing like that.

  9. Avi January 7, 2016

    It’ll sell more than Unbreakable.

  10. Stephon Maurice Jackson January 7, 2016

    Can’t wait to watch. My fave track is “Get On The Floor”

  11. Danny Bey January 8, 2016

    I just need a rerelease of Dangerous and I’ll be good for life(. But I so can’t wait for this!

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