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Posthumous Jackson album "Michael" hits stores

12-15-2010 09:40 BJT

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Michael Jackson's posthumous album "Michael" hit UK stores on Monday. The record has received generally favorable reviews, despite controversy over the authenticity of the voice on some songs and whether Jackson ever intended the music to be released.

"Michael" is the first posthumous album of the King of pop. It comprises 10 tracks of new material and consists mainly of material Jackson was working on during the last two years of his life.

Listeners hoped the album culled from Michael Jackson's vaults, would rival "Thriller," "Off the Wall" or even "Dangerous".

Dwai, Members of Michael Jackson Fan Club, said, "We're here today really to celebrate the greatest artist of all time, Michael Jackson. I've always believed that his legacy will live forever with the fans and it's just great to hear his voice again on the record and it's just a great opportunity for the fans to come together."

The record, comprising 10 tracks of new material, has received generally
favourable reviews, despite controversy over the authenticity of the voice
on some songs and whether Jackson ever intended the music to be released.

Gennaro Castaldo, Head of PR HMV, said, "It's kind of met with some mixed reviews. Some said it's great, some said they're not entirely sure. Some even doubt the veracity of some of the tracks, whether it's really Michael singing or not, but, you know, it all adds to the sort of mythology of Michael. A bit like Elvis Presley now, anything that happens with Michael is news really. Just builds up the legend more and more."

Jackson's estate selected producers such as "Dangerous" producer Teddy Riley and Tricky Stewart to put the finishing touches on the album's 10 tracks.

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