Epic Records announced today that on May 13th, in partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson, the label will be releasing XSCAPE. The posthumous album from the King of Pop will feature eight new recordings, and is executive produced by L.A. Reid, who was able to access four decades worth of completed and unreleased material from Jackson.
Apparently, the new recordings have been "contemporized" by Reid and include production from Timbaland, Stargate, Rodney Jerkins, and more. "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 a statement. "We are extremely proud and honored to present this music to the world."
Both the standard and Deluxe Edition’s are available April 1st for pre-order on iTunes and elsewhere.
According to guitarist Jesse Johnson, who contributed to the project, Michael Jackson has a song on XSCAPE that includes D'Angelo, Questlove, and Mary J. Blige. While he didn't reveal the title, he did share the credits. The record is produced by D'Angelo, and features vocals from the R&B singer as well as Blige. As would be expected, Questlove is drumming on the song. Check out the full song credits below.
UPDATE: The full tracklistfor the standard and deluxe editions is listed below, courtesy of HHNM:
1. Love Never Felt So Good
3. Loving You
4. A Place With No Name
5. Slave To The Rhythm
6. Do You Know Where Your Children Are
7. Blue Gangsta
9. Love Never Felt So Good (Original Version)
10. Chicago (Original Version)
11. You (Original Version)
12. A Place With No Name (Original Version)
13. Slave To The Rhythm (Original Version)
14. Do You Know Where Your Children Are (Original Version)
15. Blue Gangsta (Original Version)
16. Xscape (Original Version)
17. Love Never Felt So Good (Feat. Justin Timberlake)
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