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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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76.

Marie    

What they really need to do is remaster "Bad" and "Dangerous" - which were incredible!
Posted at 8:51 AM on Dec 14, 2010 by T

'Bad' was a brilliant album.'Dangerous' was fun.'Thriller' was spectacular and 'Off the wall' was cool.'Invicible' was sexy and the new album 'Michael' is bold.

1355 days ago
77.

MissAnn    

These vultures will do anything to continue to profit from Michael. It's sickening.

1355 days ago
78.

mymjj5    

I will most def purchase this one. As for the cheesy glam Suck-du-Soleil flying high wire act......I'll pass!!!

1355 days ago
79.

FlowerPower    

Posted at 12:49 PM on Dec 14, 2010 by FlowerPower
Daphne, the post above wasn't from me.
Its the chicken **** cloner who doesn't have a spine to post his/hers/ opinion with his/her own nic.

1355 days ago
80.

Cherwood    

Living Crazy that's the only way......
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE OFF THE WALL!!! I know most people consider "Thriller" Michael's best, and I agree, but I think "Off the Wall" was HIGHLY underrated with it's perfect fusion of Jazz and R&B....
It was also a highly VOCAL album with an emphasis on Michael's beautiful range and phrasing....I just LOVE the sensitivity in his tremolo on Thriller and Off the Wall...you could just feel his SOUL.....
Not sure we need to improve on something that's already perfect, but I guess it's better than them manufacturing a bunch of scraps that he meant to remain on the CUTTING ROOM FLOOR.....
-#40: Juney, I'm with you. I'd rather see them release CD's of the live Tours and leave the Autotuned remixes to Bieber, Akon and their ilk. Again, if something is already perfect??
-#41: Scott, from what I understand of the Sony deal with the Estate, Sony HAS to pay up increments of the $250K REGARDLESS of CD SALES so the Estate is NOT dependant on how the CD's do....
As for PPB, if I'm not mistaken, there has to be 2 or 3 of the heirs of age in order to takeover the Estate, but this can be checked if you get a copy of the will/trust online...
As for Branca, it's true that Michael fired him for suspected embezzelement and conflict of Interest when he found that Branca's FIRM was repping SONY. However, it came out in the 2005 Trial that Michael had Branca investigated, but nothing was found on him. Of course, this doesn't mean he didn't do anything, but for the record, he was cleared of these charges and Michael rehired him....
I still maintain that Branca is shady in spite of the fact that there's no evidence to prove it. Thing is, he was in Michael's employ for years and was his connection to Sony. He continues to throw Sony a bone every chance he gets now that he's Executor,so NO, I don't trust him, but I do think he's all for building up the Estate--after all, he's running the show for the BIGGEST GAME in town....most Power players would give their first born for the chance to get their hands on Michael's EMPIRE!!!
BTW:The Estate recovered some music, and LaToya claimed to have some. That Mann creep had some old tracks from the Jacksons....
Not sure what happened to the others...........
......................SIMMERING.................................

1354 days ago
81.

sofi    

Why remaster an already remastered album? Michael remastered Off the wall,Thriller,Bad and Dangerous.

1354 days ago
82.

AussieMJFan    

Sounds great but i don't mean to say this in a bad way but hasn't Off The Wall been remastered like Bad and Thriller?

Also Off The Wall was great but not as good as Thriller, Nuff said.

1354 days ago
83.

pat mcclain    

The C.D Michael is not good.It does not have that sound or engery that is Michael Jackson.The Art work for the cover is also bad. Michael was a very handson man,that there were thousands of pictures to choose from. I really want a REFUND.!!!What a rip off of Michael's loyal fans.

1354 days ago
84.

Tellit    

The C.D Michael is not good.It does not have that sound or engery that is Michael Jackson.The Art work for the cover is also bad. Michael was a very handson man,that there were thousands of pictures to choose from. I really want a REFUND.!!!What a rip off of Michael's loyal fans.

Posted at 9:05 AM on Dec 15, 2010 by pat mcclain
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Amen.
Nice to see a rational Michael Jackson fan.

1354 days ago
85.

Tellit    

Just how long does a crock of C.R.A.P. need to "Simmer" (lol) before it's all dried up and cooked off?
(answer: maybe forever...if the pot is eternally SO full of a self replenishing C.R.A.P)

1354 days ago
86.

Daphne     

-#40: Juney, I'm with you. I'd rather see them release CD's of the live Tours

Posted at 12:52 AM on Dec 15, 2010 by Cherwood

Yeah, this is a very good idea. We need a better quality Bad Tour CD, the one I got right now called Live From Japan, the quality is not all that good & its produced by Kingdom Entertainment. They should re-release the Bad/History Tour CD. I'm OK with the Dangerous from Bucharest Video.

1354 days ago
87.

Eleonora49    

Just a few months ago I moved here to Germany because its impossible to find a good job in USA. I had to move back into to my mothers home with my son and into my old room after more than 25 years out and living in good old USA. Got a Job here in Heidelberg with Paid Medical. Weihnachtsgeld (Chrismas Bonus)5 weeks paid Vacation a Year. Sickpay. And I am not doing anything special. Thanks to my Neiece and Nephew (10 years old ) everyone knows that I am a Michael Jackson Fan. When I went to their German school to pick them after School.All their Frends came running to me to tell that they're getting the new Michael Jackson Wii Game for christmas. Since my Nephew is getting Wii from me for chrismas he told me right then and There i want the Michael Jackson Game, Tante (Aunt) Ellen. The Children are 10 years old and German and they LOVE MICHAEL !!!!He will allways have some Fans even super little ones like my nice and nephew and their friends or some old fans who grew up with him he will always be liked.

1354 days ago
88.

Eleonora49    

Just a few months ago I moved here to Germany because its impossible to find a good job in USA. I had to move back into to my mothers home with my son and into my old room after more than 25 years out and living in good old USA. Got a Job here in Heidelberg with Paid Medical. Weihnachtsgeld (Chrismas Bonus)5 weeks paid Vacation a Year. Sickpay. And I am not doing anything special. Thanks to my Neiece and Nephew (10 years old ) everyone knows that I am a Michael Jackson Fan. When I went to their German school to pick them after School.All their Frends came running to me to tell that they're getting the new Michael Jackson Wii Game for christmas. Since my Nephew is getting a Wii from me for chrismas he told me right then and There i want the Michael Jackson Game, Tante (Aunt) Ellen. The Children are 10 years old and German and they LOVE MICHAEL !!!!He will allways have some Fans even super little ones like my nice and nephew and their friends or some old fans who grew up with him he will always be liked.

1354 days ago
89.

Daphne     

The Children are 10 years old and German and they LOVE MICHAEL !!!!He will allways have some Fans even super little ones like my nice and nephew and their friends or some old fans who grew up with him he will always be liked.

Posted at 11:56 AM on Dec 15, 2010 by Eleonora49

Very interesting story. MJ rocks.

1354 days ago
90.

Juan    

Those won't sound ANY better than the Remastered/Special Edition Series released in 2001.

No actual Remastering, just reissues.
The word 'Remaster' is just a marketing strategy.

They would sound the same (or worse) that the ones we already have. Sony doesn't care about sound improvement.
For them Remaster just means re-release.

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