Huge secrecy for Jackson album
Published 06/11/2010 | 05:00
A new album of previously unheard Michael Jackson songs will be released on December 14, the first such release since the pop star died last year, his Sony Music label said.
Simply called 'Michael', the album marks the latest commercial venture by Jackson's estate since the 'Thriller' singer succumbed to a fatal overdose of prescription drugs in June 2009, aged 50.
However, apart from revealing the album's title, regal artwork (pictured right), and the name of one track, 'Breaking News', Sony Music is keeping a firm lid on the project.
The secrecy follows an embarrassing debacle last year when 'This Is It', a new Jackson single touted as his first posthumous release, turned out to have been first recorded 18 years earlier under a different title by an obscure Puerto Rican singer.