I’ll be honest, I had gone past the point of purchasing Mj albums a long time ago, but it’ll be interesting to hear what they do with these yet unreleased tracks. Posthumous…it’s a funny word, that always seemed to me like grave robbing for greedy family members or big corporations and let’s be honest, it’s, for the lack of a better term, “morbid” curiosity…isn’t it? I digress.
XSCAPE is executive produced by Epic CEO L.A. Reid, who was given access to Jackson’s archives by his estate. After curating a list of recordings, he worked with lead producer Timbaland, along with producers Rodney Jerkins, Stargate, Jerome “Jroc” Harmon, and John McClain, to “add a fresh, contemporary sound” to them, according to a press release. A deluxe edition will include all of the sourced recordings in their original form.
“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,” Reid said in the press release. “We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world.”