New Michael Jackson Song, Album To Be Released
By Monica Herrera, N.Y.
A new Michael Jackson song entitled "This Is It" will
be released as a single on Oct. 12. The song – which features backing
vocals by Michael’s brothers, the Jacksons – is part of a two-disc
album of music inspired by the upcoming "This Is It" film, which
chronicles Jackson’s final days rehearsing for his comeback concerts
before his death.
"This song only defines, once again, what the world
already knows – that Michael is one of God’s greatest gifts," said John
McClain, who co-produced the album and is also a co-executor of
The "This Is It" double album will be released
worldwide on Oct. 26 and in North America on Oct. 27. Two versions of
the new song appear on its first disc, which also features original
masters of Michael Jackson‘s hits in the order in which they appear in
the movie. The album’s second disc features previously unreleased
versions of more Jackson hits, as well as a previously unheard spoken
word poem entitled "Planet Earth."
Sony Picture’s "This Is It" film hits theaters on Oct. 28 for a two-week run.