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XSCAPE - LONG AWAITED NEW MUSIC FROM MICHAEL JACKSON-MAY 13 2014

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March 31, 2014

It was announced today that on May 13th Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid. After mining by the Estate of Jackson’s archives, Reid was granted unlimited access to the treasures spanning four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals. Reid then teamed up top producers to “contemporize” the songs while retaining Jackson’s essence and integrity, creating the best music you’ve never heard.

The list of producers include global hitmakers Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins, Stargate and John McClain.

The new album will feature eight brand new recordings. A Deluxe Edition of XSCAPE will include a selection of the recordings in their original form. Both the standard and Deluxe Editions are available April 1st for pre-order on iTunes ( Smarturl.it/xscape ) and elsewhere.

The title of this album honors Michael’s album naming process. He always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER, used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them. This is true of the new project.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said, “Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank L.A. Reid for his vision.”

Full press release below and more news about Michael Jackson’s upcoming album will be revealed in the coming weeks.

XSCAPE - LONG AWAITED NEW MUSIC FROM MICHAEL JACKSON
OUT ON EPIC RECORDS MAY 13

EPIC CHIEF L.A. REID TEAMS UP WITH TOP PRODUCERS TO “CONTEMPORIZE” SONGS FROM ICONIC ARTIST’S ARCHIVE

March 31, 2014 — New York, NY — On May 13, Epic Records, in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will release XSCAPE, an album of new music by the internationally beloved music icon and King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The project features eight new tracks, which the world will be hearing for the very first time on the new album. For the ultimate fan experience, XSCAPE will also be available in a Deluxe Edition, which includes all of the sourced Michael Jackson recordings in their original form. The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Editions are available for pre-order beginning April 1 on iTunes.com/MichaelJackson and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13.

XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic Records Chairman and CEO L.A. Reid, who, after an initial mining of Jackson’s archives by the Estate, was granted unlimited access to the treasures representing four decades of material on which Jackson had completed his vocals.

Reid curated the final list of recordings to deliver to the producers, who retooled the production to add a fresh, contemporary sound that retains Jackson’s essence and integrity. It’s a process Reid calls “contemporizing.” The album’s lead producer, Timbaland was one of a handful of producers Reid believed had the gravitas, depth and range to creatively engage with Jackson’s work. Additional producers include global hitmakers Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon and John McClain.

“Modern music and artistry would look and sound completely different if not for the groundbreaking contributions Michael Jackson gifted to the world,” remarked L.A. Reid. “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. We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world.”

The title of this album honors Michael’s album naming process. He always chose a song from the album to name his projects and, beginning with THRILLER, used only one word titles, each with an edgy quality to them. This is true of the new project. Written by Michael Jackson and Jerkins, and produced by Jackson and Jerkins, “Xscape” has further significance in that it is the one track on the album that was ‘contemporized’ by the producer who recorded it originally in the studio with Michael.

John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of the Estate of Michael Jackson said, “Michael was always on the cutting edge and was constantly reaching out to new producers, looking for new sounds. He was always relevant and current. These tracks, in many ways, capture that spirit. We thank L.A. Reid for his vision.”

XSCAPE is a long awaited collection of exciting new music that will thrill the legions of fans of one of the world’s most revered and best-selling artists, as well as attract a whole new generation discovering his artistry for the first time. In conjunction with the release of XSCAPE, Epic / Sony Music will launch an unprecedented global campaign with the One Sony sister companies, Sony Corporation, Sony Mobile Communications, and Sony Network Entertainment International drawing from all of Sony’s strengths and consumer reach.

"Michael has long been a treasured member of the larger Sony family," said Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO, Sony Corporation. "Starting with the release of ‘Off The Wall’ in 1979, Sony Music Entertainment has since released all of Michael’s recordings. We are thrilled and privileged to be collaborating as One Sony to celebrate Michael’s latest legacy, and bringing his fans an exclusive experience through our upcoming initiatives with our products and services."

More news about Michael Jackson’s upcoming album will be revealed in the coming weeks.

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Post by ljmissmj on Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:33 pm

YEP ..#longlivetheking!!!


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Post by Admin on Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:40 pm

Hey Les! This is some great news huh? Pre-order is tomorrow! iTunes etc...

Everyone: For iTunes - use the link in the press release (in OP) or:

The XSCAPE standard and Deluxe Editions are available for pre-order beginning April 1 on iTunes.com/MichaelJackson and elsewhere, and available at all retailers worldwide on May 13.


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Post by Capricious Anomaly on Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:50 pm

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I am almost crying reading this!!!! I can't wait for May wooohooooooo!!!

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Post by ljmissmj on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:01 pm

I posted twice, oopsie... lol! @Capricious, oh yes Michael's eyes there is NO mistaking those black moonlit orbs of dreaminess..sigh....


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Post by Capricious Anomaly on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:12 pm

Hi ljmissmj I noticed the lips too. It looks enhanced. Leave Michael alone- he is beautiful without changing him people!!

But just look at those EYES!!

I hope there are no changes to MJ's original music too. I guess we'll know in 6 weeks!

(I love my avatar too-sigh.... Admin gave that pix THANK YOU ADMIN!!!) lol



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Post by Ploppy on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:35 pm

Ladies I too am so excited. My life just keeps getting better and better. Remember I was having so much health problems...well I finally got a new family doctor who realizes that I am in a lot of pain and has prescribed pain meds without me having to ask. What a difference, going from a 7-8 out of 10 pain every day to a 3 every day. And with new music from MJ how much better can it get. I, too, hope that they have left Michael's voice out front and not a lot of over producing.
I don't know a lot about I-tunes so I'll have to wait until May to buy it from Amazon. I'll just read all your comments and be happy that you have the album right away.
Lots of hugs to MJ's fan-mily!
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Post by Admin on Mon Mar 31, 2014 1:40 pm

Hi Ploppy! We will all have to wait for May 13th. It is only a preorder on iTunes Wink

Everybody: Please post everywhere you find that Xscape is on sale in stores - websites etc... (with the links) Wink


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Post by ljmissmj on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:24 pm

Hi Ploppy so glad you are doing better Razz Razz 
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Post by ljmissmj on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:28 pm

oopsie i deleted one of my posts by accident here it is again short version:

I hope that the new music is up to Michael's standards of excellence and greatness - if not we MJ fans need to let "the powers" that be know how we feel. I'm hoping for the best and the most powerful results. The Master is not physcally here but I know he has touched this project with his energy, because our Michael is never far from our hearts!
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Post by ljmissmj on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:31 pm

He's so freaking beautiful... i had to just say that ((hugs)) NEW MUSIC WOOOOOO SHAMONE YOU KNOW IT OWWWWW!
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Post by Admin on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:34 pm

This is a great day. Anyone think it's funny how the LP news breaks today and the preorder is on April Fool's Day? That will start another conspiracy amongst the 'doubters' LOL.

WE LOVE YOU MICHAEL!!!!!!!

  


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Post by Ploppy on Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:43 pm

What is this picture you are all talking about? The one with the arc around his neck? Can't be that one because you can't see his beautiful smile. If I had a brain I would be dangerous ladies...and it's not the drugs either!! Wink   don't you just love that saying...my cleaning lady always says that when she leaves and I say I love you!! She is a big MJ fan too.
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Post by MjjPureSoul on Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:37 pm

cheers cheers cheers cheers bounce bounce bounce bounce             

YAY!!!! No words except.... AT LAST....

This will be fabulous. Why oh why have we had such a long time to wait for this? I mean...

One thing that disappoints only and that it will have just '8' tracks  Surprised  Why not 18! lol

However....this is SO exciting. Cannot wait!. I'll be at our local HMV like a bullet the day it's released  bounce 

Cheers Admin for this brilliant surprise xxxxxx

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Post by ijustcan'tstoplovinguMJ on Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:02 pm

Hey PureSoul!
OMG I COULD CRY!!!!! this is the best news EVER!!!!!!!!!! talk about making my day!!!! I adore the album cover, what a cool look!!! Will the deluxe edition be available only on itunes?
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Post by corlista on Mon Mar 31, 2014 7:42 pm

Halleluiah!!  Seems we've waited forever for this fabulous gift - maybe because we're not very patient when it comes to MJ.  New music -  just in time for a long 13 hour drive to LA in June!  Les, I think you said something about loving the Michael album in your deleted post.  I did too!!  Every song.  Just as I'm sure we'll love this one.  No controversy, drama please.  Just Michael... I'm so excited!!
 
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Eight previously unheard Michael Jackson songs will be released on a new album in May, Epic records announced Monday. Story coming.


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Post by ijustcan'tstoplovinguMJ on Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:03 pm

Thank you Admin!!! I can't wait to see the full track list!!
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Post by midangerous on Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:43 pm

Wow new album? Awesome!
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Post by MjjPureSoul on Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:17 am

Hiya IJCSLuMJ  Smile Yes! the cover is beautiful, it's unique. I love the title too 'Xscape'    
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Post by MjjPureSoul on Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:30 am

Shame on SONY though they couldn't have done this long ago  Mad No wonder Mattola was despised by Michael. I can't forget how he turned away from Invincible when Michael wanted to do a tour in conjunction with it's release. TM didn't want to know.

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Post by ljmissmj on Tue Apr 01, 2014 10:19 am

trying to be real calm, i  listened to a little of Xscape, i think I like it aaaiiiieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee (screaming).. I feel like a little kid in candy store,  OMG I CAN'T WAIT... MICHAEL ROCKS!
Lord now I'm getting teary eyed. I can't help it, I feel so happy right now... MUCH LOVE TO YOU GUYS!

@Corlista hope to see you in LA!
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Post by corlista on Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:46 pm

Les, LOL! Couldn't have said it better myself. Def on LA!
Just finished reading a fabulous article on Digital Spy where the author breaks down each track and now I'm more excited than ever!! It felt like a warm bath hearing such a glowing review. 6 weeks is toooooo long to wait! Lord, give me patience!
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Post by Admin on Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:34 pm

Hi Corlista. Why don't you post that here? Thanks.

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Post by corlista on Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:26 pm

Sure. Here's the link. Hope it works. Sending from iPhone.

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Post by MjjPureSoul on Tue Apr 01, 2014 3:52 pm

Hey wow, Corlista, thanks for putting this review on. What a cracking album it's going to be by this review anyway. Can't wait for it.

I laughed out loud! where they've said Slave To The Rhythm does NOT have Justin Beiber on it after all   And in deed it shouldn't. Too right.

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Post by Ploppy on Tue Apr 01, 2014 4:13 pm

Thanks Corlista I listened too and it sounds like a keeper as were all of MJ's songs. Can hardly wait until May!!!
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Post by ijustcan'tstoplovinguMJ on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:16 pm

Thanks Corlista! LOL IKR MjjPureSoul. He should have never messed with that song!
I love wat they said about it.GOSH I just can't wait!!! I WISH I HAD MORE PATIENCE!!
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Post by MjjPureSoul on Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:42 pm

LOL exactly IJCSLuMJ. We are all patientless and who can blame us hey  Basketball  
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