Michael Jackson - Cascio: 'Jackson Would Be Excited For New Album'

MICHAEL JACKSON's producer pal EDDIE CASCIO is confident the late King of Pop would approve of the release of his first posthumous album - because he recorded the music for his fans.
Michael, which features previously unheard Jackson material, is set to hit music retailers next week (begs13Dec10), but its release has not been without controversy.
The singer's longtime producer Quincy Jones has blasted record bosses at Sony for allowing the perfectionist's unfinished songs to be heard by the public, while members of the Jackson family themselves have raised concerns about the authenticity of the vocals.
But Cascio, who recorded the songs with Jackson at his home studio in New Jersey, insists critics will be silenced when they hear the tracks in full - because it was all the Thriller hitmaker worked on for the four months he lived with Cascio's family in 2007.
He tells TV titan Oprah Winfrey, "I think Michael would be very excited right now, that the music he was making for his fans, they were finally getting a chance to hear it.
"I can tell you that it is Michael's voice. He recorded right there in my basement. It was a home studio and we worked. I was there pushing the buttons, he was there directing. That's Michael Jackson.
"Michael made it for his fans, he recorded for his fans and they deserve for it to come out."
And another of Jackson's regular collaborators, producer Teddy Riley, is standing by Cascio's claim, even though he admits it might not be the superstar at his very best.
Riley adds, "We must continue his legacy. Michael's worst days were better than all of these people's (critics') worst days. This is still Michael."
During the interview, which aired in the U.S. on Monday (06Dec10), Winfrey gave her TV audience a preview of three new Jackson songs - Keep Your Head Up, Breaking News and Monster - all written and produced by the late singer and Cascio.


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That fat, dumb-ass bitch Oprah tried her best to have the Cascio's say something bad about MJ. She failed once again. She and Lisa-Marie and her ugly, plastic mother Priscilla only had bad things to say about MJ while he was alive and she's still trying to disparage him. Then, she's angry at people for the gossip about her and Gayle and Stedman. Ha Ha, Oprah. When the shoe is on the other foot, it's not so much fun any more, is it?
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Wonderful that Michael had this family as his secret friends......................
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This is babulous that Michael had a second family that LOVED HIM................
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And wonderful that someone who actually KNEW Michael and spent considerable time with him for 25 years actually came out to talk about what an incredible person he was and how caring he was instead of the usual media drivel. Poor Oprah - she could hardly stand that much positive commentary on Michael for a whole 20 minutes. She clearly couldn't wait to move on to the next segment.And I can't wait for this new album. Michael at 50% is better than most "artists at 110%.
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What I like about the songs on this album like Breaking News and Monster is that Mike throws back at the paparazzi and the tabloids once again. I'm happy to hear him fight back (like he always did,'cause he had a powerful voice and a world stage)lest we forget the psychological holocaust that was inflicted on him by yellow journalism.
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About that Fedora that belonged to MICHAEL JACKSON,sold for $330,000 at an auction.......hope that some of that money goes to charity.................
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ANYTHING that MICHAEL JACKSON sang, is tops!!!!!!!!!!!!!always the best, the supreme!!!! the best in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!MICHAEL JACKSON was a gnius!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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God Bless the CASCIO family for expressing the truth of what MICHAEL truly was, not what the media tried to picture him to be.... MICHAEL JACKSON WAS THE MOST HUMANITARIAN..... LOVING HUMAN BEING THAT THERE EVER WAS IN THIS CENTURY............THE CASCIO FAMILY WILL BE WELL REMEMBERED FOR THEIR WISDOM OF COMING ON LIVE TELEVISION AND SPEAKING THE TRUTH TO THE WORLD ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON.....................OF COURSE THIS NEW ALBUM WILL BE TERRIFIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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