of Pop Michael Jackson’s brand
new song "This Is It" will
be released as a single on Oct. 12.
The Sony Music Entertainment announced
that the song, which features backing
vocals by Michael's brothers, the
Jacksons, adding that a two-disc album
will be on sale internationally from
October 26 and in North America on
John McClain, co-producer of the LP
and co-executor of his estate, said:
"This song only defines, once
again, what the world already knows
- that Michael is one of God's greatest
"Disc one will feature the original
album masters of some of Michael's
biggest hits arranged in the same
sequence as they appear in the film.
The disc ends with two versions of
the never-released 'This Is It.' This
song is featured in the film's closing
sequence and includes backing vocals
by Michael's brothers, the Jacksons,"
said Michael source.
The second disc will have the "previously
unreleased versions" of some
Jacko’s hits, as well as a previously
unheard spoken word poem entitled
"Planet Earth" and a 36-page
commemorative booklet featuring "exclusive
photos of Michael from his last rehearsal."