Jermaine Jackson Disappointed With Michael Jackson Posthumous Album
Michael Jackson’s second posthumous album just arrived in stores last week. Although the material, consisting of older demos reworked and produced by Timbaland and Babyface, under the direction of L.A. Reid, has resulted in mixed critical reviews, brother Jermaine Jackson came forward to TMZ to reveal he’s disappointed with the output.
Jermaine told the tabloid blog that this project would’ve been an opportunity to get the Jackson 5 back together to perform on an album – as well as produce it. However, it appears, none of the siblings had any involvement. He said: "We have nothing to do with that [album]."
And then explained: "Timbaland could have been me... [Imagine] the original Jackson 5 back together on record."
Although many have already criticized Jermaine’s sentiments, the approach for Xscape hasn’t been without its share of complaints – particularly that a group of modern producers didn’t uphold the late pop star’s sound.
So far, single “Love Never Felt So Good” has been released, peaking at No. 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. The track written with Paul Anka in the early 1980s comes in two versions: One with Jackson alone and a second featuring a duet with Justin Timberlake.
As well, song “Slave to the Rhythm” has been used in commercials for the Xperia Z2 smartphone.
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