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Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil album announced, features many previously unheard studio takes on 22 tracks

By ; October 3, 2011 at 12:44 PM 

Remember when The Beatles put out Love and then Cirque du Soleil took it on a world tour performing weird acrobatics and other spectacles to revamped and remixed versions of the classics? Well, the trick is set to be repeated with Michael Jackson.

IMMORTAL is being touted as a new Michael Jackson album (his second posthumous album following Michael) and while it doesn’t feature any songs that we haven’t heard it does feature takes that we haven’t heard. Because, you know, maybe he decided not to use the best takes for the versions he released while he was alive, and now we get to hear the classics, and they might be even better. Just as with Love, several songs have been pushed together for flow and interesting transitions.

The press release tells us:

IMMORTAL takes a fresh, creative approach in redesigning and reimagining more than 40 of Michael Jackson’s greatest original recordings into a compilation that allows listeners to experience his music in an entirely new way. After spending a year in the studio working with Michael’s original multi-track master recordings, Kevin created IMMORTAL which offers listeners a new soundscape to Michael’s artistry while preserving the power and familiarity of his unparalleled voice and his legendary tracks.”

IMMORTAL comes out through Epic on November 21st in both single and double disc forms. Track lists for both are below, and pre-order is here. The Cirque du Soleil tour has already kicked off, but you can check for tickets here.

IMMORTAL double-disc:

01. Working Day and Night (Immortal Version)
02. The Immortal Intro (Immortal Version)
03. Childhood (Immortal Version)
04. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Immortal Version)
05. Shake Your Body Down To The Ground (Immortal Version)
06. Dancing Machine/Blame It On The Boogie (Immortal Version)
07. Ben (Immortal Version)
08. This Place Hotel/Smooth Criminal/Dangerous (Immortal Version)
09. The Mime Segment: I Like The Way/Speed Demon/Another Part Of Me (Immortal Version)
10. J5 Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save (Immortal Version)
11. Human Nature/Speechless (Immortal Version)
12. Is It Scary/Thriller/Ghost/Somebody’s Watching Me/Threatened (Immortal Version)
13. You Are Not Alone/I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (Immortal Version)
14. Beat It/Jam/State Of Shock (Immortal Version)
15. Earth Song/Planet Earth (Immortal Version)
16. Scream/Little Susie (Immortal Version)
17. Gone Too Soon (Immortal Version)
18. They Don’t Care About Us (Immortal Version)
19. I’ll Be There (Immortal Version)
20. Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black Or White (Immortal Version)
21. Man In The Mirror (Immortal Version)
22. Remember The Time/Bad (Immortal Version)

IMMORTAL single disc:

01. Working Day and Night (Immortal Version)
02. The Immortal Intro (Immortal Version)
03. Childhood (Immortal Version)
04. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Immortal Version)
05. Dancing Machine/Blame It On The Boogie (Immortal Version)
06. This Place Hotel/Smooth Criminal/Dangerous (Immortal Version)
07. J5 Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save (Immortal Version)
08. Human Nature/Speechless (Immortal Version)
09. Is It Scary/Thriller/Ghost/Somebody’s Watching Me/Threatened (Immortal Version)
10. You Are Not Alone/I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (Immortal Version)
11. Beat It/Jam/State Of Shock (Immortal Version)
12. Earth Song/Planet Earth (Immortal Version)
13. They Don’t Care About Us (Immortal Version)
14. Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black Or White (Immortal Version)
15. Man In The Mirror (Immortal Version)


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