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Unreleased Material Tragedy: Michael Jackson’s Rubbish Offcuts of Offal Pop Anyone?

by | 1st, April 2014

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WHAT happens when a musician dies? They get a TV special and a ‘Best Of’. Eventually, they’ll get a musical too, possibly written by Ben Elton or Jennifer Saunders.

Between those, they’ll have their crypt ransacked by music industry CEOs with white ponytails sticking out of the back of their thinning heads. That’s right. Pop deaths mean Unreleased Material Time!

UMT sees tracks that weren’t finished or deemed too poor to be issued in the artist’s lifetime, stuck onto albums that no-one pays for anymore, possibly with a guest rap from Pitbull or something involving a children’s choir. Failing that, just get a load of no-marks to remix a load of stuff you like into something you like considerably less.

And since Michael Jackson died, he’s been reasonably prolific, with a whole load of dreck stuck out with his name on it. Now, we’re all looking at a new album with EIGHT previously unheard songs featuring on it.

MJ’s music has been “contemporized” by a number of producers who Epic Chairman L.A. Reid reckons will have the “gravitas, depth

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