New Michael Jackson Album Due Next Year

Michael Jackson has returned to the studio and plans to release a new album next year for a record label owned by the son of Bahrain’s king.

2 Seas Records, which is owned by Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al Khalifa, said Tuesday it had signed an exclusive recording agreement with Jackson, and the new album was tentatively scheduled for release in late 2007.

The label, which is due to release Jackson’s long-promised Hurricane Katrina benefit single, “I Have This Dream”, said British music executive Guy Holmes had been named chief executive of the company. It said Holmes would oversee the making of the new album “and the management of Michael’s other business interests.”

Michael moved to live in Bahrain last year, soon after being acquitted of child molestation charges in California.

Personally, I think Michael Jackson is one of the musical geniuses of our age, and that he still holds the title King of Pop. A lot of people don’t think his latest music has been as good as his 80’s or early 90’s stuff, but I disagree.
Of course he has a number of classics from the 80’s and 90’s, but up to his last album “Invincible” he had some really cool songs, that I truly enjoyed.

I can’t wait for this new album. I wonder if there will be any mild middle eastern influences in the new music though.

[Source: Yahoo! News]

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