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Michael Jackson -- 'Off the Wall' Remaster In the Works

12/13/2010 8:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sources connected with the Michael Jackson/Sony deal tell TMZ ... among the 10 albums in the works is a remaster of "Off the Wall" -- with the help of none other than Quincy Jones.

Michael Jackson Off the Wall
We're told the plan is for Quincy to take charge of the project, which will include some never-before-heard outtakes.

Another album will feature the soundtrack to the upcoming Jackson-themed Cirque du Soleil show in Las Vegas.

There are reports circulating that Sony will release 10 original albums, but that's not true. In addition to the release of "MICHAEL" on Tuesday, we're told there will be at least one other album with original songs and at most two.



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Hugh Jass    

"Poor MJ, sorry there are so many people out to get rich off the dead guy. Will this ever stop[?]"
Yes, it'll stop once somebody drives a stake through his corpse's heart. I can't stand MJ music. I had hoped all the hype would be over by now. Does anyone remember the LA FM radio station with the format "less music by dead guys"? Time for it to make a comeback...

FREE CONRAD MURRAY, M.D.!!! Dr. Murray really deserves the Nobel Peace Prize for ending MJ's misery for him... jus' sayin'...

1376 days ago


How wonderful! This is a classic and Michael wanted to do it

1376 days ago


His songs gave us hope.
In time a smile of his made us laugh.
Happiness came to pass.
No distance too far from a loving heart.
Time from a smile coming from far to give.
No song no tear will make it undone what happend.
We had his love we had his songs.
All too painful and unreal.
Seeking back happiness from a loving heart.
Will Love will love never heal our wounds?
No distance too far from a loving heart.
Eleonora B A (14/12/2010 1:45)

1376 days ago


Still missing you MJ...every day. Love you forever.

1376 days ago


Milk it baby! milk the tits while they still have milk in em'!

1376 days ago


TMZ, you confuse me...
First you say "among the 10 albums in the works"
and then you say -

"There are reports circulating that Sony will release 10 original albums, but that's not true. In addition to the release of "MICHAEL" on Tuesday, we're told there will be at least one other album with original songs and at most two."

WTF??? Which one is it, 2 albums or 10 albums??

MJ fans from a source at Sony have heard that there will be 10 albums in ALL released, but 4 albums will be reissued collections, and 6 of the albums will be BRAND NEW material.
That's what's up.

Posted at 3:45 PM on Dec 13, 2010 by MJAlways

man if thats true I cant wait!!!!!! im so excited to get that album tomorrow!!! ohhh yeaaa
Love MJ!!!!

1376 days ago


This is BS! Why would Sony need to bring out 10 albums, new or not? Oh ya, because it was always part of the plan after they killed him! I mean, heck the whole BS molestation thing didn't work, cause if he was in jail.....
So they got rid of him,(Plan B) and wallah! New money for pissy Sony!!
This is why the Jackson estate does not want you to buy the albums people! I have all the original MJ music I need and I can live with that!
Wake up and smell the greedy crap!

1376 days ago


I agree that much of this is about how much money the industry and those associated with Michael can make. But that's not all there is to it. Michael was incredibly talented, and he first became famous because he could SING and for no other reason. All the rest of it was extraneous and remains so.

Michael's music deserves to be preserved, just as the work of all truly great artists should be preserved for future generations. Yes, I get it. It's about the bottom line for those left behind. But at the same time, it's not like they're releasing the music of someone who thought he was talented and wasn't. Far from it. Every once in a while, an extraordinary person who was given a gift from God is born. And that person actually uses his/her gift. Michael was one such person.

Gotta laugh at those who come on here to say they are sick of hearing about him or do not care. If that were honestly true, you wouldn't be here posting. Simple as that. Everyone who posts here cares about Michael and his music. There's a reason for that. Michael was a prolific writer and recorder. There might come a time when his worthwhile recordings are exhausted, but that time hasn't arrived just yet. As for his previously released material, I will probably just keep the versions I have, but as someone else pointed out, technology is improving every day. I think classics like "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough", "Thriller", "Rock With You" and "Wanna Be Startin' Something" deserve to be continually preserved and updated just like the paintings of Michelangelo deserved to be restored -- over and over and over again -- so that they will never die.

1376 days ago

son of sam    


1376 days ago


Not Quincy Jones! I don't like Jones; He really thinks he has created MJ! He just forgot that Michael was still a big star and genius when he met him, instead of himself was still a LOOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Everybody would know MJ without Jones's collaboration, but a lot of people would never know Jones without Michael! That's a fact!
Mr Jones, LEAVE MICHAEL ALONE and try to exist BY YOURSELF! Mike didn't want to work with you again! betrayed him in the media so much! You're disgusting.

Sorry for my bad english, I'm french.

1376 days ago


Hey, I'm bored.... I know let's tip-tap our keyboards over to TMZ and bash MJ's name into the ground again!!! Ya!! let's!*clapping*
After all we have nothing better to do with our lives! We have no jobs, no money, no real purpose so we're all for picky on others who don't really know me from a hole in the ground! Oh, what fun!
And, and, let's do it again all next week too!
And let's practice what we will post, so we can get our hateful point across real good and show everyone what ignorant idiots we really are!!!

**Get a life MJ hater' simply wish you were as loved as Michael are the definition of envious!!!
It's people like you that give the human race a bad name!

1376 days ago

go home!    

These remaster ideas are disgusting. What a way to take advantage of Michael after his death. Money grubbing devilish vultures. Michael was right. People were always after his money and they are doing it after his death under the guise of a "tribute." That is bull ****y! New material is fine, but we all have the originals and as some people said already have remastered versions, they do not need to rerelease these records again under newly mastered. If you are a true fan of Michael, you will see through this scam. Instead of buying these cd's, pull out your old Michael vinyl or CD's and play them loud, NOW.

1376 days ago

Vegas Diamond    

P-L-E - Q need to go sit his old WG loving ass down somewhere, and do we really need more MJ material? Let the Man rest why don't cha!

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