The King of Pop could become the King of iTunes with two new exclusive releases that find Michael Jackson’s entire catalog available in remastered and expanded forms. Expanding nearly 270 tracks, Jackson’s estate has released two “Mastered for iTunes” set that include full remastered albums, demos, extras and live performances.
The Indispensable Collection comprises Jackson’s early albums, Off The Wall, Thriller, Bad, Dangerous, HIStory–Past, Present and Future Book Part 1, Blood on the Dance Floor/HIStory In the Mix and Invincible. The set also includes Jackson’s entire 1988 live Wembley Stadium set that was first issued as part of the Bad 25 reissue in 2012. The set is $69.99 or you can purchase each album separately at various prices.
The Ultimate Fan Extras features over 150 rare, live, demo, alternate versions and extended versions from Jackson’s catalog albums as well as the Immortal soundtrack. It also features collaboration tracks with his siblings along with duets with Diana Ross and Paul McCartney. The set is available for $79.99 or you can purchase most of the tracks individually for either $.99 or $1.29. However, several of the tracks are only available by purchasing the entire set.
Jackson is the most recent artist to have its entire catalog “Remastered for iTunes” in recent weeks. In June, The Rolling Stones released two sets exclusively “Remastered for iTunes.”
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