Details of his death may currently be under the spotlight, but fans will soon have the chance to celebrate the highlights of Michael Jackson’s life thanks to a new posthumous album scheduled for November.
Immortal, set to feature newly-discovered outtakes and revamped versions of the star’s biggest hits, will become the fourth compilation to be released since the King of Pop’s passing in June 2009.
Distributed by Epic Records in conjunction with Jackson’s official estate, the album will also showcase a highly-anticipated alternative version of the Jackson 5 classic “ABC.”
Kevin Antunes, the music designer who has been reworking MJ’s original recordings, said in a statement that the new album “was built with love and respect for Michael’s music, his family, and his millions of fans around the world.”
Immortal forms the soundtrack for a new Cirque du Soleil spectacular focusing on the singer’s music and life. Jackson’s three children were in Montreal on Sunday for the “Immortal World Tour” premiere, ahead of its 10-month schedule across North America.
Having left what is said to be a “wealth of musical material” behind, Jackson seems likely to continue adding to his estimated 750 million worldwide record sales for many years to come.
Immortal goes on sale on November 21 and will be available as a single 15-track album or a deluxe double-disc 22-track edition.