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Michael Jackson's Unreleased Songs and Albums (Updated)

Unreleased Albums:

THE WORLD IS NO CHURCH - (1998-1999)

Jackson had been working on an album since 1998 with Babyface and other artists. This album was suppose to be release in 1999 but the album was never released. Here are some tracks for the album:
The World Is No Church
Angel
Do You Love Me
Be Me 4 A Day
Can't Stop Me Now
Triple Cable Threat
Easy
Thanks Heaven
That

RESURRECTION - (1999-2003)

An album Jackson been working in 2003. He re-worked some of his songs that was for the Invincible album, which never made it, and was planning to release it late 2003 but was cancelled due to Michael Jackson's child sex abuse allegations. It was possibly a 2 discs album. Here are the tracks for the album:

Resurrection
The Pain
All My Children
Ekam Satyam (The One Truth)
One More Chance (Released on the Number One album)
Escape (Xscape)
Pressure
Seduction
Force
Visions
This'll Make You Cry
Maybe Tomorrow
Trash
Trust In My Heart
You Are A LIar
You Are So Beautiful
You Told Me Your Loving
All In Your Name

UNKNOWN TITLE - (2006-2007)

In 2006, Jackson has been working on an album with will.i.am in Ireland. But somehow, the album was never released. In 2007, Jackson had been know that he was still recording with will.i.am. will.i.am said it was awesome working with Michael. Here are some tracks for the album:

I'm Still the King
Dreams
Fly Girl
Can You
Legacy
If You Don't Get It
The Future

STAY - (2007)

In the fall of 2007, Jackson and his kids went to New Jersey to live with the Cascios' family for 3 months or so. Jackson had been working on an album with Eddie Cascio and James Porte, and others, to released in 2007 but the album was never released. The 3 songs was released on the 1st posthumous album Michael in 2010. Fans had doubted it was Michael singing, they believe it was Jason Malachi singing the songs, but Jason claimed he didn't recorded the songs. The 3 songs was questioned. Here are some tracks for the album:

Ready 2 Win
Fall In Love
Monster (No Rap)(Rap Version released in 2010)
Breaking News(Released in 2010)
Water
Stay (Carry On)
Burn Tonight
Keep Your Head Up (Released in 2010)
Black Widow
All I Need
All Right
Shine
Soldier Boy
Angel In Disguise (James Porte's track)
Exotic Dancer (James Porte's Tracks)

Unreleased Songs:

11 P.M - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

A Baby Smiles - (Michael Jackson)
Lyrics to the song were featured as a poem titled "When a Baby Smiles" in the 1992 book Dancing the Dream

A Place With No Name - (Michael Jackson. Dewey Bunnel, Dr. Freeze)
Written and recorded in 2000
Heavily resembles America's "A Horse with No Name"
Produced by Dr. Freeze
Failed to make the Invincible album
TMZ leaked a 24 seconds snippet in 2009

A Pretty Face Is - (Stevie Wonder)
Written c. 1984
The song was originally intended for The Jackson 5 or as a duet between Wonder and Jackson; the two reportedly recorded the song for Wonder's 1987 Characters album.

Addam's Groove - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 1993.
Recorded for the soundtrack of The Addams Family II.
Canceled due to the scandal of 1993.
Also know as Family Things and Family Affairs

Adore You - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Al Capone - (Michael Jackson)
Failed to make the Bad album
A demo version is known to exist
Evolved into "Smooth Criminal"

Alright Now - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 1990
Failed to make the "Dangerous" album
The song was given to Ralph Tresvant for his album

All I Need - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
The song was reportedly recorded by Jackson in 2007 at the Cascios' house.
Failed to make the Michael album

All In Your Name - (Michael Jackson, Barry Gibb)
Written and recorded possibly in 2002
Suppose to be on the unreleased 2003 album titledd Resurrection but it was never released
In 2011, Barry leaked a music video of him and Michael recording the song
The track happens to be Barry Gibb's song

All My Children - (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley)
Written in 2000
Failed to make the Invincible album
Scheduled to be released on the 2003 album Resurrection but was never released

All Right - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
The song was reportedly recorded by Jackson in 2007 at the Cascios' house.
Failed to make the Michael album

Angel - (Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds)
Recorded by Jackson around 1998
Had been scheduled to feature on a shelved greatest hits compilation

Angel In Disguise - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
Recorded by Jackson in 2007 at the Cascios' house
The track happens to be James Porte's song

Baby's On Fire - (Michael Jackson, Ryan D.)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal
Also know as Baby's Fire and Higher's Baby's Fire

Bad Company - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1985

Bang Your Head - (Michael Jackson, Theron Feemster III, Michael Durham Prince)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Bassouille - (Michael Jackson, Bruce Sweiden)
Written in 1994
Also known as "Basszouille"
Failed to make the HIStory album

Be Me 4 A Day - (Michael Jackson, Gray Calix Days)
Also known as "Be Me for a Day", "Just for One Day Be Michael", "Just for a Day", "Me 4 a Day" and "Be Michael"
Written in 1998 possibly for an album that was shelved in 1999

Beatboy 2010 - (Michael Jackson, Eric J. Kirkland, Michael Durham Prince)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Belong 2 - (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley)
Written in 1999
Failed to make the Invincible album

Black Widow - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
The song was reportedly recorded by Jackson in 2007 at the Cascios' house.
Failed to make the Michael album

Blue Gangsta - (Dr.Freeze)
Dr. Freeze confirmed to be on the next album with finalized intrumentals
Written and recorded in 1999
A remix version was made by Pras in 2006, but Michael had nothing to do with the mix

Bottle of Smoke - (Michael Jackson)
Written and possibly recorded by Jackson in 1991
Failed to make the Dangerous album.

Bottom of My Heart - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Boy No - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Brad Loop 3.37 - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal
Envolved into Brad Loop 100, and Brad Loop 3700

Breaking - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2004

Breaking News (Alternate Version) - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
Written and recorded in 2007 at the Cascios' house
A new version was released in late 2010 on the first posthumous album, Michael

Broken Chair - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Theron Feemster III)
Written during Bad session
Re-worked the song and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Bubbles - (Michael Jackson)
Possibly written in 1991 for Dangerous album

Buffalo Bill - (Michael Jackson)
First mentioned by manager Frank DiLeo before the release of The Jacksons' Victory album in 1984
Failed to make the Bad album

Burn Tonight - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
The song was reportedly recorded by Jackson in 2007 at the Cascios' house.
Failed to make the Michael album
Also known as Burn 2night and Burn 2nite

Butter Funk - (Michael Jackson, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

California Grass - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded during the Dangerous studio sessions.
Failed to make the Dangerous album.
Finally completed by Jackson in 1993, remains unreleased.

Can't Get Your Weight Off of Me - (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley)
Written In 2000
Failed to make the Invincible album
Also known as Get Your Weight Off Of Me

Can't Stop Me Now - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1988

Can You - (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
Written in 2007
The song could be unfinished, but Michael's vocals were recorded

Carousel - (Michael Jackson)
Written for Thriller album.
The song was completed for the album but was replaced by Human Nature
Also known as Circus Girl

Casino Night - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2008 in Las Vegas

Changes - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Cheater (2001 Version) - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1987 for Bad album but failed to make it
Later re-worked the song for Invincible album in 2001
The song did not make the cut for the album
The song features a rapper named Fats
The 1987 version was released on The Ultimate Collection in 2004

Chicago 1945 - (Michael Jackson, Steve Porcaro)
Evolved into "Al Capone"
Failed to make the Bad album.
A newer version of the song was recorded by Jackson in 1999 but it failed to make the Invincible album.

Colors of My Soul - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2000.
Possibly recorded in 2006 with Whitney Houston background vocals.

Crack Kills - (Michael Jackson, RUN D.M.C)
Written for the Bad album with RUN D.M.C but they never got around the song

Creepin' In - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2000

Crush - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2003.
Recorded in 2004 featuring Drake Bell.

Cry - (Michael Jackson)
Not to be confused with "Cry" a song featured on the 2001 album Invincible

D.I.E - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2006
Recorded in 2009 with the band Slipknot.

Days Of The Broken Hearted - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded by Jackson featuring Whitney Houston in 2007.

Days In Gloucestershire - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and Recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal
Also known as Gloucestershire

Dead Or Alive - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2004.

Deep In The Night - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1987

Do You Know Where Your Children Are - (Michael Jackson)
Failed to make the Dangerous album.
Also know as 12 O'Clock.
Full version leaked online in 2010.
Guitar performed by Slash.
Failed to make Michael album.

Do You Love Me - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 1999 for an album the was shelved

Do You Want Me - (Michael Jackson, Dru Hill)
Written in 1999
Failed to make the Invincible album

Doing Dirty - (Michael Jackson)
Written around 1993

Don't Be Messin - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and Recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal
May have been a finished version of Don't Be Messin' Around

Don't Be Messin' Around - (Michael Jackson)
Song features Jackson playing on piano
Bruce Sweiden stated that this song would have been a master piece

Don't Make Me Stay - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Theron Feemster III)
Written and Recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Dreams - (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
Written and recorded in 2007 possibly with will.i.am

Easy - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 1999 for an album that wa shelved

Eaten Alive - (Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Michael Jackson)
Original version of the song written by the Gibb brothers, but was reworked by Jackson who was granted co-writer credits
A demo version was recorded by Jackson but remains unreleased.
Later recorded by Diana Ross
Released on Diana Ross' album, with the same name, with Michael as backing vocals.

Ekam Satyam (The One Truth) - (Michael Jackson, A.R Rahman, Kanika Myer Bharat, A.R Parthasarathy)
Written and recorded in 1999
Song features A.R Rahman who is singing in Sankrit, and Jackson singing in English
Intended to be the upcoming album in 2003

Elizabeth, I Love You - (Michael Jackson)
Written and performed by Jackson as a tribute to his friend Elizabeth Taylor in 1997
No official release, though bootleg recordings taken from the 1997 performance exist

Entertainment Tonight - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2000

Escape - (Michael Jackson)
Recorded during the Invincible recording sessions
While Michael was on trial, the song illegally leaked online
Jackson was going to sue the company but refused
Also known as "Xscape" or "Xcape"
Intended to be on the upcoming album in 2003

Exotic Dancer - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
Written and recorded in 2004 possibly with Madonna
The track happens to be James Porte's song

Face - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 1993
Failed to make HIStory album

Fall In Love - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
The song was reportedly recorded by Jackson in 2007 at the Cascios' house.
Failed to make the Michael album

Fanfare Transition - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1992
Also known as Fanfare 1992

Fear - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1993
Failed to make HIStory album

Fever - (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
Written and recorded in 1991 during Dangerous sessions
One of around 20-25 songs Jackson been working with Bryan Loren

For The World - (Michael Jackson, Theron Feemster III)
Written and Recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Force - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2003 for album but was never released

Free - (Michael Jackson)
May have been written for Dangerous album

From The Bottom Of My Heart - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2005
Was scheduled to be released as a charity recording for the victims of Hurricane Katrina.
Appears to be a later version of "I Have This Dream".

Game Over - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1992
Recorded in 2001 Featuring Justin Timberlake.
Believed to have a fragment of Usher in the song.

Get Around - (Michael Jackson, LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins)
Written and recorded in 2001
Considered to be on the Invincible album but failed to make the final tracklisting

Get Back On Me - (Michael Jackson)
Written during Bad sessions

Girls, Girls, Girls - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2001 during Invincible sessions
The song features Jay Z

Girls of Another Love - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1998

Goin' To Rio - (Michael Jackson, Carole Bayer Sager)
Written in 1976
Failed to make the Off The Wall album.
Demo version by Jackson known to exist.

Got To Find A Way Somehow - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1979
May have failed to make Off The Wall album

Green Hornet Groove - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and Recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Groove Of Midnight - (Rod Temperton)
Written around the Bad era
Recorded by Siedah Garrett on her album Kiss of Life (1988)
A demo by Jackson surfaced on the Internet in 2003.

H2O - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Theron Feemster III)
Written and Recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Halloween Night - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2003.
Recorded in 2004 with Marilyn Manson in background vocals.
Have a solo guitar performed by Slash.

Happy Birthday, Lisa - (Michael Jackson)
Also known as Lise, It's Your Birthday
The song is appeared on The Simpsons episode Stark Raving Dad in September 19, 1991
Michael couldn't record his version due to contract issues.
He was only allowed to voiced his attached character (named Leon Kompowsky)
It was later recorded by a California group Venice's singer Christopher Kipp Lennon who imitate Michael's voice
Michael's version leaked online in 2007

Healing My Feelings - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2004

Heaven Is Here - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 1991

He Who Makes the Sky Grey - (Michael Jackson, Jermaine Jackson, Prince Sheik Abdullah of Bahrain)
Written c. 2005
Featured background vocals by Kim Chandler

Higher Ground - (Stevie Wonder)
A Stevie Wonder song that musician Donny Osmond confirmed he had been working with Jackson on in a 2003 television interview

Holiday Inn - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1976
Recorded in 1984

Hollywood - (Michael Jackson)
Not to be confused with Hollywood Tonight a song features on Michael
Written and recorded in 2000.
Re-worked in 2006, 2008 and 2009.

House of Style - (Michael Jackson)
Written in c. 2003.
Suppose to be on Michael Jackson 2003 album titled Resurrection

Hot Fever - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1985
Evolved into "The Way You Make Me Feel"

Hot Street - (Rod Temperton)
Failed to make the Thriller album because Rod Temperton thought it would be too weak of a song for inclusion.

Humanity - (The Jacksons)
Written in 1995
The song was recorded for a new Jacksons album that was shelved

I Am Forever - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2000.
A demo of version Best Of Joy.

I Am A Loser - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2001
Failed to make the Invincible album.
3 snippet know to exist.

I Can See A Brighter Day - (Michael Jackson, Red One)
Written and recorded in 2008
The only song that was finished with Red One

I Was A Loser - (Michael Jackson)
Not to be confused with I Am A Loser
Written and recorded in 2009

I Can't Get Off My Mind - (Michael Jackson)
Jackson worked on the song in the early 1990s.
A demo version/mono acetate is known to exist

I Don't Live Here Anymore - (Michael Jackson)
Written c. 2001
Failed to make the Invincible album

If You Don't Get It - (John Legends)
Written and recorded in 2006

I Forgive You - (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
Written and recorded in 2007 possibly with will.iam

I Have This Dream - (Michael Jackson, Carole Bayer Sager)
Re-written as "From the Bottom of My Heart"(see above).
Also known as "I Have a Dream"
An instrumental version leaked online in 2006

I Have This Love Of Me - (Michael Jackson)
May have written in the 2000's

I Love You - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2004
Acordding with Jackson it's the best song about Love.

I Love You More - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2005.
Recorded by Jackson featuring Britney Spears.
Acordding with Jackson it's a continuation of the another song. (See above).
Also know as I Love You Too.

If You Don't Love Me - (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley)
Had been scheduled for release on a shelved special edition of the Dangerous album.
Written and recorded in 1991.
Failed to make the Dangerous album.

I'm Still the King - (Michael Jackson, will.iam)
One of the songs Jackson worked on with Will.I.Am in 2006.
Failed to make the Michael album

In The Valley - (Michael Jackson)
May have written in the 1990's

Iowa - (Michael Jackson)
Classical piece confirmed by sister Janet Jackson in a 1993 magazine interview

Innocent Man - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

It Don't Matter To Me - (Michael Jackson, Paul Anka)
Written in 1984

It's All About You - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2007

Joy - (Michael Jackson)
Written In 1992
Failed to make the Dangerous album

Jungle - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Just Remember - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Just Say No - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1994
Suppose to be on HIStory album but failed to make it
Later released on the remix album titled Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix, with the original titled Morphine

Keep Your Head Up (Alternate Version) - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
Written and recorded in 2007 at the Cascios' house
A new version was released in late 2010 on the 1st posthumous album, Michael

Kick It - (Michael Jackson, LaShawn Daniels, Fred Jerkins III, Rodney Jerkins)
Written In 2001
Failed to make the Invincible album

King Tutankhamun - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written in 2004
Re-worked the song in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Kreeton Overture - (Michael Jackson, Jai Winding, Marty Paich)
Written in 1984 for the opening of The Jacksons' Victory Tour

Lady Of Summer - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Theron Feemster III)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Learned My Lesson - (Michael Jackson)
Written in the 1980's
Two versions of the song were registered with the United States Copyright Office.
The song is a later version of "Much Too Soon".

Legacy - (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
Written in 1998
Re-worked in 2000,2005 and 2006 possibly with Will.I.Am.

Letter 2 My Unborn - (Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur)
Originally written for Tupac Shakur with Michael Jackson on background vocals.
It was unknown whether the song was recorded or not

Lies & Lies - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1992
Recorded in 1998
Believed to have a fragment of 50 Cent. in the song.

Light Man - (Michael Jackson)
Intro for Michael Jackson's This Is It Tour

Light This Way - (Michael Jackson, Sheik Abdullah of Bahrain)
Recorded in 2005 in Bahrain

Little Girls - (Michael Jackson)
Possibly recorded for Dangerous album

Llama Loma - (Michael Jackson)
Possibly recorded for Dangerous album

Lonely Bird - (Michael Jackson)
Possibly recorded for Dangerous album

Lonely Man - (Michael Jackson)
Possibly recorded for Dangerous album

Love - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2000
Recorded in 2006 featuring Celine Dion

Love Is Here With Me - (Michael Jackson)
Written in c. 1987

Love Never Felt So Good - (Michael Jackson)
Recorded by Johnny Mathis on his album A Special Part of Me (1984)
Demo version by Jackson is known to exists

Lucy Is in Love With Linus - (Michael Jackson)
Possibly recorded for Dangerous album

Make A Wish - (Michael Jackson)
Possibly written around Bad sessions

Make Or Break - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1997
Recorded in 2003 with Mariah Carey for an album but was never released

Maybe Tomorrow - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2003
Suppose to be on the 2003 album titled Resurrection but the album was cancelled

Maybe We Can Do It - (Michael Jackson, Sean Combs)
Written and recorded in 2001
Features Jackson and Sean Combs
Failed to make the Invincible album

Miss You - (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
One of the songs Jackson worked on with Will.I.Am in 2006
This song is written in memory of the deceased "Godfather of Soul" James Brown
The song is also known as "I'm Gonna Miss You", 'Miss You So Much and "I Will Miss You"

Men In Black - (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
Written in 1990 for Dangerous album
One of around 20-25 songs that Michael and Bryan Loren worked on
Alternatively titled Man In Black
It was intended to be the first single from Michael's next album

Michael's Affirmation - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Michael McKellar - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 1991
Failed to make the Dangerous album

MJ/BB Orchestral - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal
There are 3 versions of the song

MJ Melody - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1984
Recorded in 1992

Monster - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1998
Re-worked the song in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal
Not to be confused with "Monster" a song featured on the 2010 album Michael

Monster (Alternate Version) - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
Written and recorded in 2007 at the Cascios' house
A new version was released in late 2010 on the 1st posthumous album, Michael

Neverland Landing - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written around the 1980's
Re-worked the song in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Nite Line - (David Faragher, Glen Ballard, BrieHoward)
Written c. 1981
Failed to make the Thriller album

Nymphette Lover - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1981
Failed to make the Thriller album

Ode To Sorrow - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1977
Recorded in 1984

On My Anger - (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley)
Written and recorded in 1999
Failed to make the Invincible album

Pajamas - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009 during Michael Jackson's This Is It rehersal

Pictures - (Michael Jackson)
Recorded in 2009 With Lady Gaga
It Was to opening This Is It.

People Have to Make Some Sort of Joke - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2000

People of the World - (Michael Jackson, J-FRIENDS)
The song was first released by the Japanese band "J-FRIENDS"

Peter Pan - (Michael Jackson)
Failed To Make Dangerous album.
Song mentioned by Jackson on the 1993 CD The Michael Jackson Interview

Pressure - (Michael Jackson, Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins, Harvey Mason, LaShawn Daniels)
Failed to make the Invincible album
Re-worked the song in 2003 for an upcoming album

Pressure (2) - (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
Not to be confused with Pressure (see above) that was written for Michael Jackson Invincible album
Written in 1990 for Dangerous album
One of around 20-25 songs that Michael and Bryan Loren worked on

Price Of Fame - (Michael Jackson)
Failed to make the Bad album
Had been scheduled as the theme for a Pepsi commercial starring Jackson, but was replaced by "Bad"

Pyramid Girl - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1986
Failed To Make Bad album.
Evolved into "Liberian Girl"

Ready 2 Win - (Michael Jackson. Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
The song was reportedly recorded by Jackson in 2007 at the Cascios' house.
Failed to make the Michael album
Was re-titled Winning

Red Eye - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 1991.

Resurrection - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2003
Had been intended for an album Jackson had been working on in 2003, but the album was never released but cancelled due to Michael Jackson's child sex abuse allegations
The album was possibly a 2 discs album

Revolution - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2001

Rise Above It All - (Dr. Freeze)
Composed and produced by Dr. Freeze during the Invincible sessions
Has not been finalized, vocal parts may not have been recorded

River Ripple - (Michael Jackson)
Jackson wanted to perform this ballad at final dates of the This Is It tour with an African choir and his children.

Rocker - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009

Rock Tonight - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009

Rolling The Dice - (Rod Temperton)
Jackson worked on the song with Temperton and Quincy Jones during the Thriller recording sessions.
Failed to make the Thriller album

Satisfy - (Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam, James Harris)
Mariah Carey song featuring Jackson on backing vocals
Failed to make Mariah Carey's 2002 Charmbracelet album

Shine - (Duawne Starling, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
The song was reportedly recorded by Jackson in 2007 at the Cascios' house.

Saturday Night Woman - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2000.
According to Jackson, about a girl trying to attract attention and attends many parties rather than focusing on their relationship.

Secret Passage - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1998-1999
May have failed to make the Invincible album

Seduction - (Michael Jackson, Shelby Lee Myrick III)
Written and recorded in 2001
Failed to make the Invincible album
Re-worked the song in 2003 for an upcoming album titled Resurrection but cancelled

Seeing Voices - (Michael Jackson, Ray Charles)
Written and recorded in 2000
Song features Ray Charles
Intended to be on the upcoming album in 2003 but cancelled

Serious Effect - (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley)
Features rap by LL Cool J
Had been scheduled for release on a shelved special edition of the Dangerous album
Failed to make the Dangerous album

Seven Bright New Stars - (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren, D. Brack)
Written and recorded in 1991

Seven Digits - (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
Written and recorded in 1990
Also known as 7 Digits
Failed to make the Dangerous album

Shout - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2001
Was complete for Invincible album but was replaced by You Are My Life
Later released as a single in the European countries

She Got It - (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Bill Botrell)
Recorded in 1991
Had been scheduled for release on a shelved special edition of the Dangerous album
Failed to make the Dangerous album

She's My Girl - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2001.
Also know as She's Mine
Recorded with Will.I.Am

She's Not A Girl - (Unknown)
Possibly written in the 1990's

She's Trouble - (Michael Jackson)
Possibly written in 1981
Failed to make the Thriller album
Also Know as Trouble
Recorded in 1987.
Re-worked and finished in 1996.

Shut Up And Dance - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince)
Written in 1999, may have not recorded vocals

She Was Lovin' Me - (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Mark Rooney)
Recorded in 2000
Failed to make the Invincible album
Later recorded by Brain Beat

Siegfried & Roy - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1989 for illusionists Siegfried & Roy
Two versions—vocal and instrumental—registered with the United States Copyright Office
Thought to be an early version of "Mind Is the Magic"

Silent Spring - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Theron Feemster III)
Written and recorded in 2009

Slapstick - (Michael Jackson)
Worked on by Jackson during the Thriller recording sessions
The song is an early demo version of "Hot Street"

Slave To The Rhythm - (L.A Reid, Babyface, Michael Jackson)
Produced by Tricky Stewart.
Written and recorded in 1998
Was re-titled The Rhythm Of Love'
Many different versions have been leaked, but the full version was leaked online in 2010.

Soldier Boy - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
The song was reportedly recorded by Jackson in 2007 at the Cascios' house.
Failed to make the Michael album
The song wasn't completely finished

Soldier's Entrance - (Michael Jackson)
Worked on by Jackson in 1999 with a view to have it featured on the Invincible album

Song With Jae-R, & Omer Bhatti - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2004

Space Dance - (Michael Jackson)
Possibly written during Thriller sessions

Stand Tall - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1982

Starlight - (Rod Temperton)
Jackson worked on the song during the Thriller recording sessions.
Referred to by Jackson as "Starlight Sun" during his 1993 deposition; he sang, "Starlight ... Starlight Sun ... Gimme some starlight, for a new day has begun"
Evolved into "Thriller"

State Of Shock - (Michael Jackson, Randy Hansen)
One of three songs Jackson worked on with Queen's Freddie Mercury in 1983
Different version later released on Victory, with Mick Jagger.
Official release of this and the other Jackson-Mercury songs announced by Queen band member Roger Taylor.

Stay (1) - (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
Written and recorded in 1988

Stay (2) - (Michael Jackson, Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
Written and recorded in 2007 at the Cascios' house
Not to be confused with Stay, the song featuring Bryan Loren
Also known as Carry On
Had been intended for an album Jackson had been working on in 2007, but the album was never released

Still Got It - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2003 for an album but it was never released

Stop The War - (Michael Jackson, Carole Bayer Sager)
Written c. 1999
Failed to make the Invincible album.

Stop Thrown' Your Life Away - (Michael Jackson, Theron Feemster III)
Written during Bad sessions
The song was finally completed in 2009

Strawberry Fields Forever - (John Lennon)
Cover version of The Beatles song of the same name by Michael Jackson
It was scheduled to appear on a shelved 1990 greatest hits compilation

Susie - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1978
Could have evolved into "Little Susie" a song featured on Jacksons 1995 album HIStory

Tender - (Michael Jackson)
Written in c. 1986

Thanks Heaven - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1999

Thank You For Life - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2001
May have failed to make the Invincible album

That - (Michael Jackson)
Possibly written during Invincibe sessions

The Dark Lady - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009

The Fields of Athenry - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2006

The Future - (Michael Jackson, will.i.am)
Written In 2006.
Also known as In The Future
Worked on with Will.I.Am.
Intended to release as a posthumous album in 2010 but was later changed to Michael.

The Gloved One - (Sisqó)
Written and recorded in 2001
Failed to make the Invincible album
Also known as Gloved One

The Hunt - (Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, David Piach, Steve Porcaro)
Possibly written for Bad album

The Nightmare of Edgar Alan Poe - (Michael Jackson, Walter Afanasieff)
Written c. 2000
Had been scheduled to feature in the shelved independently financed film The Nightmare of Edgar Alan Poe, which Jackson was slated to appear in
Alternatively titled "Edgar Alan Poe"

The Pain - (Shawn Stockman, Jay Harvey Mason, Rodney Jerkins)
Written in c. 2001
Failed to make the Invincible album
Re-worked in 2003 for an upcoming album

The Toy - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1981 for a Richard Pryor movie

There Must Be More Life Than This - (Freddie Mercury)
One of three songs Jackson worked on with Queen's Freddie Mercury in 1983
Recorded by Freddie Mercury as a solo version on his album Mr. Bad Guy (1985)
Official release of this and the other Jackson-Mercury songs announced by Queen band member Roger Taylor.

The World Is No Church - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 1999
Had been scheduled to released as an album/compilation in 1999

Think Twice - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009

This Is It - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1980
Not to be confused with "This Is It" (Also known as "I Never Heard" prior to Jackson's version of the song being released) a song featured on the 2009 soundtrack album Michael Jackson's This Is It

This Is Our Time - (Michael Jackson, Lauryn Hill, David Foster)
Failed to make the Invincible album
Despite rumours to the contrary, the song was not recorded as a duet with Hill.

To Satisfy You - (Michael Jackson, Byran Loren)
Written during the Dangerous recording sessions, but Jackson did not like it and gave it to Loren for his 1992 album Music From the New World. In this version Jackson is singing the background vocals.
Solo recording by Michael Jackson known to exist

To The World - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2000

Tomboy - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1985
Failed to make the Bad album
Also known as "Townboy"

Tragedy of a Cheer-leader - (Unknown)
Written in 1991 during Dangerous sessions

Trash - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2003 for an album but was never released

Trial Of The Century - (Unknown)
Written and possibly recorded in 2006 with a number of rappers, such as 50 Cent, Lucy Diamonds and DJ Whoo Kid.

Triple Threat Cable - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 1999 for an album that was shelved

Tubeway - (Michael Jackson)
Written c. 1999
Failed to make the Invincible album

Turning Me Off - (Unknown)
Written during Bad sessions

Under My Skin - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1979

Unknown - (Michael Jackson, Robin Thicke)
Possibly written in 1999 for an album that was shelved
The track titled happened to be a latin name

Verdicts - (Michael Jackson, Bryan Loren)
Written in 1990 for Dangerous album
One of around 20-25 songs that Michael and Bryan Loren worked on

Vibrationist - (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley)
Written c. 1999
Failed to make the Invincible album
Alternatively titled The Vibrationist

Victory - (Michael Jackson, Freddie Mercury)
One of three songs Jackson worked on with Queen's Freddie Mercury in 1983
Demo version known to exist
Official release of this and the other Jackson-Mercury songs announced by Queen band member Roger Taylor.

Visions - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2003 for an album but was never released

Water - (Michael Jackson. Eddie Cascio, James Porte)
The song was reportedly recorded by Jackson in 2007 at the Cascios' house.
Failed to make the Michael album
Michael may have sang the snippet on Michael Jackson's This Is It movie

Water (2) - (Michael Jackson, Theron Feemster III)
Written in 2009.
Possibly a finalized version of the song of the same name. (see above)

Walk Away - (Michael Jackson, Michael Durham Prince, Bradley Buxer)
Written and recorded in 2009

We Are The Kings - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2004.
Recorded by Jackson featuring Madonna, Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.
Have a piece of one song unreleased of Elvis Presley.

We Are The One - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1999.

We Can Get Wet, Babe - (Michael Jackson)
Fully titled Splash, We Can Get Wet, Babe
Written in . 1988

What A Lonely Way To Go - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1975

What About Us - (Michael Jackson)
Written originally for the Dangerous album
Evolved into "Earth Song"

What Makes You Think - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2007.
Features Beyonce background vocals.

What You Do to Me - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 1985
First registered with the United States Copyright Office in 1985
Failed to make the Bad album
Re-registered with the United States Copyright Office in 1998, having possibly been re-written
Failed to make the Invincible album

What's A Guy Gotta Do - (Pharrell Williams)
Written in 2000
Failed to make the Invincible album

What's It Gonna Be - (Michael Jackson)
The song is not "What's It Gonna Be?!", recorded by Jackson's sister Janet and Busta Rhymes

Who Do You Love - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in the 1980's
Alternative title of Behind The Mask.

Who Do You Know - (Michael Jackson)
Written c. 1998
Failed to make the Invincible album

Why Can't I Be - (Michael Jacksonn)
Written in 1980

Wonderful World of Candy - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded by Jackson in duet with Nisha Kataria in 2003 for a forthcoming album.

Work That Body - (Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley)
Written in 1990
Failed to make the Dangerous album

You Are A Liar - (Michael Jackson)
Failed to make the Invincible album
Also known as "You're a Liar" and "You're a Liar, Brother"
Intended to be on the 2003 album but was cancelled

You Are So Beautiful - (Michael Jackson)
Song Jackson began writing during his 2005 child sexual abuse trial, as a thank you to his fans for their ongoing support

You Think You Know Me - (Michael Jackson)
Written and recorded in 2001.

You Told Me Your Loving - (Michael Jackson)
Written in 2003 for an upcoming album but was cancelled

You're Supposed To Keep Your Love For Me - (Michael Jackson)
Originally recorded in 1975 by Jermaine Jackson, with Wonder, Jackie Jackson and Michael on backing vocals
Re-cut solo version by Jermaine featured on his 1980 Let's Get Serious album, replacing the original recording featuring brother Michael

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If the Resurrection album was completed and set for release 10 years ago, then they should release it by now for one more Posthumous album/

Jackson 5 visit to Gloucestershire inspires unreleased Michael Jackson recording three decades later
Michael Jackson’s Musical Treasure Trove: Looted and Leaked
by Damien Shields Posted on March 11, 2014

Over the last week, a number of previously-unreleased Michael Jackson demos have found their way into the public domain, leaking online via media-sharing websites such as YouTube, MEGA and SoundCloud.

The newly-leaked tracks include Jackson’s work-in-progress demos of “Days In Gloucestershire“, “Hollywood Tonight” and “People Of The World”, plus an alternate interpretation of “The Way You Love Me” – a song which previously appeared on the King of Pop’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ box set in 2004 and Epic Records’ ‘Michael’ album in 2010.
Reactions among Jackson fans have been mixed – about both the quality of the material, and the fact that it has been leaked in the first place.
In this article I will attempt to put the past week’s events into context and perspective, give some additional background information on the origins of the leaked material, and personally address where I stand on the issue. I will also touch on the use of Jackson’s unreleased music in Sony Mobile’s Xperia Z2 campaign, and the speculation regarding the impending release of a new album.

Regarding the unauthorised leaking of unpublished Michael Jackson material, I often use this analogy: If a new, unseen Picasso piece was discovered, how would it be unveiled to the world – if at all? Would someone take a snapshot or scan of the artwork and upload it to Instagram or Facebook to then share the link with their social network of friends online? I’d certainly like to think not. The likelihood is that, assuming the piece’s authenticity could be verified, it would be sold and either showcased and preserved in a museum, gallery or exhibition, or perhaps kept privately in someone’s personal art collection.

The parallels between Picasso and Jackson are many. Both men are arguably the most recognisable figures of the 20th century in their respective artistic fields. Picasso was highly conscious of his relevance and importance in the history of art, as was Jackson about his place in music, dance and entertainment history. Both kept copious handwritten notes about their work, and were highly selective and protective about which pieces would be seen by the public. Picasso was known to have placed bids on his own pieces at auction in order to retain personal possession of them, while Jackson frequently stated that his perfectionism meant he was never truly satisfied with anything he did.
That perfectionism also applied to the new album Jackson was working on at the time of his death – the very album that some of the recently leaked tracks were being developed by Jackson for.
“He’s taking his time on it and being extra, extra picky,” explained Ne-yo (in a 2008 interview) - who ultimately spent two years (2007 – 2009) writing and submitting ideas for the ill-fated album.

“If he doesn’t like something, he’ll explain to me why he doesn’t like it,” continued Ne-yo. “He’ll say, ‘I just think the melody could be better’ or ‘I think that a stronger lyric could go here.’ … He’s never told me he didn’t like something and not given me a reason as to why. This is going to be a big album for him, so he’s taking his time. We want to get the music right.”
However, as with most of the material Jackson worked on in the final years of his life – both alone and with others – no vocals were ever recorded on any of Ne-yo’s ideas.

Another artist who knows of Jackson’s perfectionism, and the limitations it had on his productivity, is Akon. He too was working on what would have been Jackson’s next album.
“He was never satisfied,” recalls Akon. “We passed up ideas that I know for a fact in my heart were smashes. He’d be like: ‘Nah, nah we’ve got to come up with something better!’ I’d be like: ‘Mike you can’t get no better than this – what do you mean?’ to which Michael would respond: ‘No, trust me. If we can create this, we can create better!’ And I promise you; as soon as we create something better than that, he’d say: ‘We can do better!’ So we could never do better, because his expectation was so high.”
“I think that was one of the main reasons why it took so long for him to create a project and for him to be happy with it; because he was so hard on himself and such a perfectionist to a point where no matter how incredible the record was, he believed it could get more incredible. Like, we never finished!”
“With me music was always fun. But with him it was a legacy, and a reputation, and a standard that he had to continually match or get beyond, because he had accomplished and done so much, to a point where he had to expand higher than where he was already at. He created a standard so high for himself that he could not see himself lose.”

Perfectionism aside, another thing that stood between Jackson and the completion and delivery of unreleased music on his preferred terms, timeframe and platform, was unauthorised leaks.
The last decade of Jackson’s career was plagued by leaks – some more prolific than others. A collection of unreleased songs and demos from both the ‘Thriller’ and ‘Dangerous’ album recording sessions became available online at different stages, as well as an assortment of other illegitimately shared tracks.

But perhaps the most damaging leaks of his career, and those that upset Jackson the most, were that of “Escape” in 2003 and “Hold My Hand” in 2008.
When “Escape” (also known as “Xscape”) began circulating online, just fourteen months after the release of the ‘Invincible’ album, Jackson was said to be furious. So much so that he had his team issue takedown notices to any website sharing a link to download the track, and issued a statement discouraging fans from engaging in the piracy of his unreleased materials.
Jackson’s exact plans for “Escape” were never realised and have never been made completely clear. The song itself, a collaboration between Jackson and producer Rodney Jerkins, remains officially unreleased to this day.

Fast-forward five years, and Jackson is preparing his first new album in seven years. “Hold My Hand”, one of only two completed collaborative efforts between Jackson and Akon (the other being “Wanna Be Startin’ Something 2008 from ‘Thriller 25′) was, according to Akon, set to be the lead single from the project.
Jackson was well-known for keeping his unreleased music projects under lock and key, sharing his material with a very select group of trusted friends and family. One of those privileged enough to hear the track before it leaked was his nephew, Taj Jackson.

“’Hold My Hand’ was the last song my uncle Michael ever played to me in person,” Taj remembers. “He was so proud of it. I’ll never forget that smile he had on his face as the song played through the speakers (in his room) at the Palms Hotel in Vegas. After the song was over, he asked me what I honestly thought of it. I told him it was a worldwide number one song and that it was going to be huge. He was so happy to hear that.”

“Mike came up with this brilliant marketing launch for the record,” recalls Akon. “You know, he’s the best at launching a record. He’d have the whole world paying attention in two minutes.”
But unfortunately for Jackson, and Akon, the song leaked prematurely online in June of 2008, preventing them from bringing the track to completion and derailing plans to release it as a single.

Following these leaks Jackson became wary of the potential security breaches that come with recording in public studios. This resulted in far less vocals being recorded during the final years of Jackson’s life, and far less time spent in actual recording studios, with collaborative sessions being moved to makeshift studios in houses, bungalows and hotel rooms more often than they had been in the past.

Since Jackson’s death on June 25, 2009 leaks have become a major problem for The Michael Jackson Estate and Sony Music/Epic Records. Within a fortnight of his passing a snippet of the song “A Place With No Name” had surfaced courtesy of TMZ. The complete track would later hit the internet. A snippet of Jackson’s collaboration with Lenny Kravitz, “Another Day”, leaked in early 2010, and by the end of the year a bunch of other songs including “Blue Gangster”, “Slave To The Rhythm”, “Love Never Felt So Good” and “Do You Know Where Your Children Are” had all emerged online, free-of-charge, outside of officially sanctioned Michael Jackson releases.

More recently some of Jackson’s less-complete materials have hit the web, including “I Am A Loser” in September 2013 and now “Days In Gloucestershire”, “People Of The World”, “Hollywood Tonight” and an alternate mix of “The Way You Love Me” – as previously mentioned in this article.

“People Of The World” is a song Jackson wrote and recorded a demo for in 1998. The song was written by Jackson for J-Friends, a Japanese recording group comprised of the existing groups Tokio, V6, and KinKi Kids. J-Friends was formed to raise funds for the education of children involved in the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995. On January 13, 1999 a complete version of the track was released by the group.

“The Way You Love Me” and “Hollywood Tonight” both originate from the early ‘Invincible’ sessions in 1999, with re-mixed versions of both tracks released over a decade later on the Epic Records album ‘Michael’ in December 2010.

“The Way You Love Me” was originally called “Hanson” and was being co-written by Jackson and Brad Buxer as a demo for the group Hanson. (You know.. MMMBop!) Jackson, however, took too long to complete the demo, and the chance to present the song to Hanson had come and gone. So, he kept the track for himself. The version of “The Way You Love Me” that leaked this week is not a version that Jackson or his collaborative team had worked on during his life.

“The Way You Love Me”, “Days In Gloucestershire” and a bunch of other previously-recorded unreleased tracks dating back as far as the 80s, including “Throwin’ Your Life Away” and “Don’t Be Messin’ Round”, were given to producer Neff-U in 2008 to see what direction he could take them in. Since then, a Bad-era version of “Don’t Be Messin’ Round” has appeared on the 25th anniversary re-issue of the ‘Bad’ album.

With anticipation of a new album starting to build in the fan community, Sony has announced the advertising campaign for their new Xperia Z2 mobile phone. Front and centre in their debut video ad is a brand new remix of Jackson’s unreleased track “Slave To The Rhythm” – produced by Timbaland (see below).
Timbaland’s is the third different version of “Slave To The Rhythm” that fans have heard over the last three years. First, fans heard Tricky Stewart’s interpretation of the track. For reasons unknown, that version failed to make the ‘Michael’ album in 2010. In August 2013 a fresh new version produced by Max Method featuring Justin Bieber’s vocals in a duet with Jackson hit the internet. The Jackson/Bieber version wound up on radio for a day or two, until the Estate denounced the track.

Despite having heard three separate versions of “Slave To The Rhythm” in as many years, Jackson’s fans are still yet to hear the original version of the track – the way the King of Pop himself last heard it. However, if Epic Records still intends on releasing the album it had in mind late last year, that might change – with both the remix and original versions set to be included.
But what do all these leaks mean for the new album? Will the fact that fans already possess the tracks that have leaked deter Epic Records and The Estate from including those tracks in the new album? Is there even any unreleased material with complete enough vocals that fans don’t already know about? Can we expect any surprises on the new album?

If history is anything to go by, the fact that things have been available to fans for quite some time won’t deter them at all. Of the ten tracks on the 2010 ‘Michael’ album, one (“The Way You Love Me”) had been previously released on 2004′s ‘The Ultimate Collection’, one (“Hold My Hand”) had been leaked in full since 2008, one (“Another Day”) had been partially leaked since earlier that year and had also been previously-released by Lenny Kravitz under the title “Storm”, one (“Behind The Mask”) had been previously-released by both Eric Clapton and Greg Phillinganes, and the vocals on three (“Breaking News”, “Monster” and “Keep Your Head Up”) are deemed to be fake by Jackson’s entire family and the majority of Jackson-enthusiasts.
Aside from the vast number of already-leaked tracks, there are some items of interest that Jackson fans have not yet heard that do include complete vocals – like “She Was Lovin’ Me” for example. Unfortunately for fans, however, that kind of material is edging closer and closer to extinction.

The harsh fact of the matter is that fans themselves are somewhat responsible for the lack of unheard material. When a song is leaked, most of the time it has leaked via a fan. It is then posted on fan sites, shared with fans, and downloaded by fans. Fans are the ones whose appetite craves unreleased Michael Jackson material. Fans are the ones who seek it out. And fans are the ones who leak it. Then, when an album comes out, fans are the first ones who complain that “we’ve heard half of this stuff before.”

In my personal opinion, these leaks are a big problem and I do not support them. To take it a step further, in my opinion, releasing these things at all is a problem. It just doesn’t sit well with me at all.

Sure, it’s nice to hear Michael’s unreleased songs and his work-in-progress demos. But that’s coming from a fan of the King of Pop with that previously-mentioned appetite for his material.
But what about how Michael Jackson feels? Michael Jackson the perfectionist, the man who always wanted to do better, to continue his legacy, to maintain his reputation, and to match or go beyond the personal standards he set for himself. Do we, the very people who claim to “love” Michael, care about that? I certainly do!

The reality of the situation is that Michael Jackson did NOT want us to hear this material in the state it was in when he died, or in any state not personally put under the microscope for him to dissect, perfect and approve. Now, that’s not to say Michael NEVER wanted us to hear his new music – he clearly did! That’s why he was working so hard on it. But he never completed it to a standard in which he wanted us to experience it.

Michael Jackson did not work on “Hollywood Tonight” over the course of ten years, write additional verses and a bridge (that, unfortunately, he never got record), for Teddy Riley, someone who played absolutely no role in the song’s conception or evolution, to come in last minute and flip the entire track on it’s head while taking away all context and meaning that Jackson worked so hard to build within the track. But that’s exactly what happened.

I’ll revert back to the Picasso comparisons for one moment here. If an unseen Picasso draft or sketch was discovered, but it was only partially complete, would it be acceptable for one of today’s artists to come in, fill the gaps, choose the colours, the thickness of the brush strokes, the mood of the piece, the style, the types of paint used and “complete” the painting? No, it would absolutely not be acceptable.

Yet with Jackson’s art, this is happening all the time. In fact, many of us encourage it to happen out of our own personal greed-fuelled desires to obtain and cling to any minuscule iota of “Michael Jackson” material we have not yet looted.
I mentioned earlier in this article that in the case of a Picasso piece, it might be displayed in a gallery, a museum or an exhibition of some description. It certainly wouldn’t be uploaded via Instagram the way Jackson’s songs are leaked via YouTube.

So what is the solution?
If I believe Michael Jackson’s unpublished work should not be leaked, or even “officially” released, is there any way that I believe it would be appropriate in which to showcase this work to the public? Yes. There is. And it already exists.

Brad Sundberg was Michael Jackson’s longtime studio technical director. He made sure that Jackson was happy with the way his recording studios were set up, and that everything sounded perfect. And now, he’s taking his knowledge of Jackson’s standards and applying them to studio settings all over the world with his “In The Studio With MJ” seminars.
For me, this is the as close to a museum or a gallery as you can get – if not closer! And I believe this would be the most appropriate way for Michael Jackson’s unpublished materials to be showcased.

Now, Sundberg’s current seminars don’t completely eliminate the possibility of leaks and online file sharing. In fact, attendees of some of his recent seminars have betrayed his trust by secretly recording portions of his audiovisual presentation. As a consequence, there is a possibility that those recordings will make their way online. A couple of them already have! The implementation of a basic metal detector examination prior to entry (like at the airport) and the compulsory surrender of all electronic devices would certainly nip that issue in the bud for future seminars.
Okay, back to reality now.

In 2010 The Michael Jackson Estate signed a $250 million, 7-year, 10-project deal with Sony Music Entertainment, allowing the record label the exclusive rights to publish Jackson’s entire discography, including both previously-released and unreleased materials, until 2017. There is no way in hell they are going to stop publishing Jackson’s unreleased materials – especially while fans are more than happy to throw their money at them for it.

As a compromise, I’d simply ask fans to stop leaking previously-unpublished materials to the public. I’d also ask the record label and Estate to bring in the people that Jackson was working with – not random big shot producers who are strangers to the material. If Jackson left notes or instructions, follow those notes or instructions – don’t defy them they way you have in the past. And with everything you do, be diligent, be thorough, be transparent with fans, and provide as much background information as possible.

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Once again this goes to show that you can't believe everything you read on the internet.

Statement From Michael Jackson Estate RE: New Album

Bonnie March 7, 2014 News

MJ-Upbeat has just recieved this recent email from The Michael Jackson Estate:

Dear Fans:

We have received many emails regarding a Sky News story posted online stating that there is a new Michael Jackson album coming in April which will be available only on the Sony Xperia Z2. The story doesn’t contain any statement by the Estate or Epic Records. This is because The Estate and Sony Music have not announced any information about a new Michael Jackson album. If and when there is information to be shared, we will happily do so. In the meantime, please remember that the old adage “don’t believe everything you hear” applies equally well to what is posted on the Internet.

Source: MJOnline, The Official Online Team of The Michael Jackson Estate™ / MJ-Upbeat.com

I hope Sony doesn't limit the release, if this actually happening, to a phone. Many won't be too happy about that, at all.

Michael Jackson Album To Be Released On Phone
The King of Pop's new album is initially only going to be available with a Sony smartphone, Sky News understands.
6:43pm UK, Friday 07 March 2014

The new Michael Jackson album is expected in April

The Sony Xperia Z2 smartphone and tablet

It is the news Michael Jackson fans have been waiting for - but those desperate for a new album by the King of Pop may have to buy a new mobile phone to hear it.

Sky News understands Sony Music Entertainment will release an album of the late singer's unreleased material and lost tracks by the end of April.

However, it will initially be available only as pre-installed music on the Sony Xperia Z2 phone.

An advert for the Xperia Z2 phone uses a song from the album - a remix of Jackson track 'Slave 2 The Rhythm'.

The ad features a ballerina dancing with a red sheet, and Sky News sources believe this will form part of the music video.

The album is being produced by Epic Records, which is owned by Sony, and its chief executive LA Reid is thought to be personally involved.

It would be the first Jackson album featuring fresh material since 2010's 'Michael'.

LA Reid is personally involved in the project

Music journalist Kevin Hughes said Jackson would probably have welcomed the move to release the songs on the smartphone.

"A couple of years before his death Michael became very interested in YouTube and the future of music and the delivery of it to his fans and how they would purchase or download his music," he told Sky News.

"Average fans might be initially disappointed but there is such expectation they will do anything to get hold of it so likely they will invest in the phone.
"It has worked for artists in the past so could do again.

"But from what I have heard these tracks are such high quality it will definitely get people talking about his music again in 2014."

Jackson was said to be working on new songs when he died in 2009 and rumours of an album surfaced last year.

Timbaland produced the unreleased version of 'Slave 2 The Rhythm'

Renowned producer Timbaland is known to be working on several tracks.

His official DJ, Freestyle Steve, tweeted last year: "So last night I heard some of the new tracks Timbaland is doing for the King of Pop … WOW!"

Sony's official price for the Xperia Z2 is £599 in the UK and is expected to cost about $600 in the US.

The company is not the first to use music to sell phones.

Rapper Jay Z made the first million copies of his 2013 album 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' available for free download to Samsung customers.

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Hollywood Tonight and Jam demos are also leaked.

Jackson 5 visit to Gloucestershire inspires unreleased Michael Jackson recording three decades later
by Damien Shields Posted on March 6, 2014

The Michael Jackson Estate and Sony Music’s treasure chest of unreleased Michael Jackson material suffered a blow yesterday, with yet another one of the King of Pop’s unpublished work-in-progress recordings finding it’s way onto the internet.

The song, called “Days In Gloucestershire”, comes from collaborative sessions between Jackson, his long-time arranger/producer Brad Buxer, and trusted recording engineer Michael Prince. It is essentially the remedy to Jackson and Buxer’s previous track, “I Am A Loser”.

Those not familiar with the story behind “I Am A Loser” can read all about it here.

In a nutshell, Jackson and Buxer were staying in adjoining hotel rooms while working on music together in early 2003. Buxer, who was going through a breakup at the time, was awake late one night, pacing around his room repeating, “I’m a loser! I’m just a loser!”

Before long Jackson, who could hear Buxer through the wall, knocked on his door, came in and asked, “What’s the problem?”

“Oh I’m a loser… I’m just a loser!” answered Buxer, before explaining his situation.

“Let’s write a song about it,” suggested Jackson. And they did!

Fast forward to 2004; Jackson and Buxer were at it again – this time working together with Michael Prince at Neverland Ranch.

Although there was a state-of-the-art studio at Neverland, “Days In Gloucestershire” was recorded in one of the ranch’s bungalows.

Buxer had a little studio set up in a bungalow, Prince had one set up in a bungalow, and Jackson was staying in one of the bungalows with his three children.

Jackson began staying in the ranch’s bungalows with his children after his home, including his bedroom and private office, were raided by police on November 20, 2003 in relation to allegations of child molestation. Jackson was arrested, charged, and was awaiting trial at the time (at which he would later be found not guilty on all counts).

After writing a song about being a ‘loser’ Jackson and Buxer began talking about things that made them happy and lifted their spirits when feeling down.

Michael recalled that when he was in The Jackson Five he visited a beautiful place in England called Gloucestershire. Jackson, however, took creative license (as he often did) on the pronunciation of the South West county – pronouncing it as it reads, not as it really should be.

According to Jackson, the time he spent in Gloucestershire as a teenager three decades earlier while on tour with his brothers was still one of his fondest memories. And so, just like they did with “Loser”, Jackson and Buxer turned life into art.

Buxer did the music and Jackson wrote the lyrics, then Brad left to go home for a few days. Prince stayed at the ranch with Jackson and went on to record all the King of Pop’s vocals in a makeshift studio right there in the bungalow’s bathroom – not an uncommon thing for Jackson.

However unfortunately, as with the vast majority of material he was working on during the final years of his life, Jackson never got to bring the track to completion.
As it stands in its final version, the song has just one verse and a chorus which Jackson sings over and over again.

“He would do is go in and do the first verse, and the chorus, and he would not do a second verse,” says Teddy Riley of Jackson’s habits when writing or recording demos. “It’s just to get the idea down.”

This is the way Jackson worked in order to decipher which tracks he felt good about, and which he didn’t.

“What I do when I write is that I’ll do a raggedy, rough version just to hear the chorus, just to see how much I like the chorus,” explained Jackson. “If it works for me that way when it’s raggedy, then I’ll know it will just work … I do that same process with every song. It’s the melody. It’s the melody that’s most important. If the melody can sell me then I’ll go to the next step.”

“Days In Gloucestershire” is by no means complete, but judging by the positive reaction from Jackson’s loyal fans since it first appeared online yesterday, and to those who are simply looking at it as a piece of art, that lack of completion doesn’t seem to matter one bit.

http://www.damienshields.com/jackson-5-visit-to-gloucestershire-inspires...

......and "People Of The World"

"Days of Gloucestershire" has leaked, did you hear it??

RIP Michael, tu es parti dans un autre monde mais avec tes chansons tu resteras toujours près de nous. Tu es une légende pour bien des générations.
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Wow that's a lot of unreleased music! So much talent! Rest in peace Michael:)

thank u for the list dear here is also a list of all his unreleased music here on wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unreleased_Michael_Jackson_material

The only unreleased songs i have are Cascio's.Everyone who want them just tell me and send me his email to send them.I believe that it's jason Malachi btw are very good songs.

This portfolio is amazing. I hope the Estate will release more of MJ's beautiful songs. Just a note; Cross reference the Mexico Deposition for timeframe for some of the songs. For example the attorney rudely questioning Michael asked him about "Thank You For Life" so it was before 2001. The deposition was 1993. Michael won the law suit, but the judge did not order the plaintiff to pay Michael's legal fees......screwed as usual. He has some poignant answers that gives the listener a glimpse into his true values which are completely moral. Thank you for the compilation of songs.......wonderful.

THIS MADE ME CRY... :'(

Oh my God... So much talent... so screwed over by the world... This hurts me like you can't understand!!!

Where are all these songs? SONY claims to only have ONE ALBUM's worth of material to release!!! Sad I hope they are somewhere safe!!

With all the above material, why on EARTH was that Michael album not stuffed with gems really sung by him??!! It boggles the mind! It only had about 9 songs on it, of which some were questionable in authenticity... Bloody shame.

I knew about the Special Edition double CD of Dangerous... Those songs were all FINISHED! I'm praying they are all released, along with those that didn't originally make the cut, when Dangerous turns 25 in 2017.

I knew about the album scheduled after Invincible too... so many amazing songs, more danceable tracks that were left off that album... some of which have been leaked. But Invincible won't turn 25 until 2026!!! Sad Being a couple years younger than Michael, that'll make me 66 years old by then!! Sad

It makes me sooooo sad... Damn society... damn media... damn record companies... stupid lawsuits... I wish Michael could have just been able to concentrate on his music and his life goals, instead of all that BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sad

The way things are going, I will be dead before most of this is released, if EVER... Sad

While I want Michael's musical legacy to live forever, I guess I was hoping I'd actually get to hear it before I am gone too...

So much talent... SMH. All those needless lean years, when we never got any new material from Michael... and all the while, he's sitting on a gold mine of musical gems, just waiting for the Fates to allow him a second chance... And finally, when he HAD that chance, his life was taken from him instead. :'(

The injustice cuts me like a knife!

Life is not fair. Sad

THIS MADE ME CRY... :'(

Oh my God... So much talent... so screwed over by the world... This hurts me like you can't understand!!!

Where are all these songs? SONY claims to only have ONE ALBUM's worth of material to release!!! Sad I hope they are somewhere safe!!

With all the above material, why on EARTH was that Michael album not stuffed with gems really sung by him??!! It boggles the mind! It only had about 9 songs on it, of which some were questionable in authenticity... Bloody shame.

I knew about the Special Edition double CD of Dangerous... Those songs were all FINISHED! I'm praying they are all released, along with those that didn't originally make the cut, when Dangerous turns 25 in 2017.

I knew about the album scheduled after Invincible too... so many amazing songs, more danceable tracks that were left off that album... some of which have been leaked. But Invincible won't turn 25 until 2026!!! Sad Being a couple years younger than Michael, that'll make me 66 years old by then!! Sad

It makes me sooooo sad... Damn society... damn media... damn record companies... stupid lawsuits... I wish Michael could have just been able to concentrate on his music and his life goals, instead of all that BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sad

The way things are going, I will be dead before most of this is released, if EVER... Sad

While I want Michael's musical legacy to live forever, I guess I was hoping I'd actually get to hear it before I am gone too...

So much talent... SMH. All those needless lean years, when we never got any new material from Michael... and all the while, he's sitting on a gold mine of musical gems, just waiting for the Fates to allow him a second chance... And finally, when he HAD that chance, his life was taken from him instead. :'(

The injustice cuts me like a knife!

Life is not fair. Sad

I LOVE his unrelease music.

Thanks for the list sweetie. Smiling

Holy guacamole! that is a goldmine of unreleased stuff Shocked