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Subject: Michael Jackson: Secret Library of 100 Songs Could Be Released

Written By: Claybricks on 06/27/09 at 4:11 pm

From Times Online
June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson: Secret Library of 100 Songs Could Be Released

A secret library of over a hundred songs recorded by Michael Jackson could be released following his death.

One of the singer's biographers, Ian Halperin, claimed that the unheard songs had been made for his children.

Mr Halperin, author of Unmasked, The Michael Jackson Story, said before his death: “He wants to leave them for his kids, a very personal legacy to them. I was told he will not let them come out now.”

Jackson leaves three children: Prince, 12, Paris Katherine, 11, and Prince Michael II aged seven.

It is rumoured, given the parlous financial situation of his estate, that any such recordings will not be kept private for long. It is understood that Jackson may have gone to the grave under debts of about $400 million (£240 million) – though some believe the true figure may be much higher.

Sales of Michael Jackson’s music and memorabilia have already begun to soar. In America, the Thriller album is number one on iTunes, while his Number Ones album has now reached the top spot on the UK iTunes chart.

Online retailers Amazon say that Jackson’s albums had taken 14 of the top 20 places on the Amazon.co.uk sales chart. The Amazon chart was topped by his first solo album, Off The Wall, which features tracks such as "Don’t Stop ’Til You Get Enough" and "She’s Out Of My Life".

Already, Jackson’s death is beginning to producing a new industry. Outside the Los Angeles hospital where he was pronounced dead, a group of men appeared selling $10 T-shirts with a silhouette of Jackson and reading: “In loving memory of Michael Jackson.” Memorial T-shirts were also being sold at the Glastonbury music festival.

On eBay, bidding grew on a number of Jackson memorabilia items. Limited edition records, musical instruments used by the star and even a movie contract with his signature were being sold for thousands of pounds.

The Neverland ranch and Jackson’s final resting place, if made accessible to the public, could also become lucrative tourist attractions.

Graceland, the mansion owned by Elvis Presley and where he was buried, has become a much-visited landmark. Opening its doors to the paying members of the public is thought to have made the trust that operates Graceland in the region of $100 million.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article6584011.ece



Subject: Re: Michael Jackson: Secret Library of 100 Songs Could Be Released

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/27/09 at 4:50 pm

Hot Damn! First post.

As the MJ Afficianado here, I can also say that I've heard this and I do speculate that it is true. I know that Michael--may he Moonwalk in Peace--usually records at least 100 songs, fully produced whenever he is about to release a new LP.  ;D

So I'm definitely awaiting new info on this and please beleive I will be in front of the store for my copy when it does get released.

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson: Secret Library of 100 Songs Could Be Released

Written By: robby76 on 06/27/09 at 9:36 pm


It is rumoured, given the parlous financial situation of his estate, that any such recordings will not be kept private for long. It is understood that Jackson may have gone to the grave under debts of about $400 million (£240 million) – though some believe the true figure may be much higher.


All they need to do is sell the Beatles back catalogue rights and they'd recoup that and more easily!

And to be honest, I've been looking at jumping on the bandwagon and getting Thriller on cd again. I've only ever had it on cassette (and various hits on MJ compilation cds).

Subject: Re: Michael Jackson: Secret Library of 100 Songs Could Be Released

Written By: apollonia1986 on 06/29/09 at 3:03 pm

Good luck finding it man! Every place in my town sold out of Michael Jackson stuff literally five minutes after his demise.  :(

I have three copies of Thriller myself. The original, the re-release in 2001 and the Thriller 25.  :)

And I'm sorry, they aren't for sale.  :(

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