MJ's 'This Is It' Single Debuts Oct. 11th
October 9, 2009 at 3:37 PM (PT)
The first posthumous recording of MICHAEL JACKSON -- the single "This Is It" --will be released worldwide digitally at midnight ET on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11th – MIDNIGHT ET. The song, which features backing vocals by MICHAEL’s brothers THE JACKSONS, will also be heard during the closing sequence of SONY PICTURES' forthcoming film MICHAEL JACKSON'S THIS IS IT and on the 2-disc CD set MICHAEL JACKSON's "This Is It."
SME's COLUMBIA/EPIC LABEL GROUP will release "MICHAEL JACKSON's This Is It" internationally on OCTOBER 26th and NORTH AMERICA on OCTOBER 27th to coincide with the worldwide release of the motion picture, which arrives in theaters on OCTOBER 28th and runs for a limited two-week engagement.
Disc one features the original album masters of "Billie Jean," "Smooth Criminal," "Human Nature," and "Thriller" -- arranged in the same sequence as they appear in the film. The disc ends with two versions of "This Is It," the original and an orchestral version.
Disc two offers early demo versions of "She's Out Of My Life," "Wanna Be Startin'," "Somethin'," and "Beat It," as well as a recently discovered spoken word poem from MICHAEL JACKSON entitled "Planet Earth."