Monday, July 6, 2009

Endless supply of music in Michael Jackson's vaults

Since I was a kid, Michael Jackson and his amazing entertainment talents have been a major part of my music life. He was there for as long as I remember . . . and he is held up there with The Beatles, The Cars, Duran Duran and Madonna as the most important musical influences to touch my life.

The guy never enjoyed a "normal" life . . . abnormal was his norm . . . something the media never let us forget. I've not been very inspired to write anything about Michael Jackson's death until now . . . finally something positive that will come out of the tragic end to his troubling life. The article regarding Michael's unreleased music follows . . .

The media and what I perceive as money grubbers kept the music and dancing genius of Michael Jackson out of the spotlight. Instead we were treated to the sensationalism of a freak show that grew bigger by the day. At least now Michael can rest in peace and we can enjoy what has been hidden away for way too long . . . new music from the King of Pop . . .

Hopefully this new music will blow us away in the same fashion as "Thriller" . . . allowing the freak show to fade away and for his music genius to shine forever as it should.

RIP Michael, King of Pop, the greatest entertainer ever . . . IMO

NEW YORK – Michael Jackson had a mountain of unreleased recordings in the vault when he died — music that is almost certain to be packaged and repackaged for his fans in the years to come.

The material includes unused tracks from studio sessions of some of Jackson's best albums, as well as more recently recorded songs made with Senegalese R&B singer and producer Akon and Black Eyed Peas frontman

"There are dozens and dozens of songs that did not end up on his albums," said Tommy Mottola, who from 1998 to 2003 was chairman and CEO of Sony Music, which owns the distribution rights to Jackson's music. "People will be hearing a lot of that unreleased material for the first time ever. There's just some genius and brilliance in there."

The releases, Mottola said, "could go on for years and years — even more than Elvis."