New Michael Jackson album to be released in November 2010

Pop star Michael Jackson in concert, wearing gold-coloured greaves, circa 2000. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A rep for Michael Jackson’s estate has revealed to Rolling Stone that a ten-song collection of previously unreleased Michael Jackson recordings will be released in November of this year!

The CD is the first fruit to ripen from a “10-project, seven-year deal the Jackson estate inked with Sony Music in March 2010 — a $250 million pact that will also include reissues of Jackson’s classic albums, new greatest hits sets, a DVD collection of all Michael’s music videos and possibly a Cirque du Soleil show.”

Though there weren’t a lot of details given about which songs would be included in the collection or the exact dates that the songs were from. Jackson’s manager Frank DiLeo estimated that Michael had “more than 100 completed and unreleased songs, including collaborations with Akon, and Ne-Yo.”

Also among the unreleased treasures is what many Jackson fans consider to be the Holy Grail, the Thriller outtake titled “Don’t Be Messin’ Around.”

Jackson reportedly recorded 20-30 songs for every album that he released and many of the “out-takes” are reportedly as good as any of the songs that made the album, according to former Sony Music CEO Tommy Mottola.

I don’t know about you but I know I’m excited! (They had me at “unheard Thriller out-take.”)

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