Re: News and discussion about possible upcoming MJ album
That doesn't make any sense. What Estate's statement? Please give me the link to that statement. No Roger Friedman bullshit please. He is making these things up, just like he was making things up in 2010 before Michael album. He is not an insider, he is a joke.
In my post I was actually referring to something Roger had posted without even realising it (it wasn't actually a 'statement' by the Estate), but now I have looked into it I found the post again.
Anyway, Roger said at the end of July that the Estate dictated Queen could only release ONE MJ song.
Ivy posted this from william Orbit:
William Orbit July 6
Meanwhile, I should be vibin. Got an amazing Strange Cargo album. Finished now and ready to release. And going to cut vocals in LA with Britney in a few weeks. We've songs to die for. Been in the studio with some amazing new artists, Charli XCX, Triana Terry, Katy B. And am working on a Queen song with vocals from Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson. Recorded in 1982 and unreleased. Amazing.
And a couple of 'curation' projects. And doing cartoons again. And more chapters for my book. And a project in the science world. And tidying up and organising my very cluttered home and studios. And getting out more in London town. Party style. Not idle. But I did put my heart and soul into that channel
He only mentions one song, which as I said could
confirm what Friedman already posted.
Now if we agree that Orbit is only working on one Freddie/MJ song (he confirmed it himself), and that song was thought to be part of a Queen release then it's not difficult to imagine the song might also appear on an MJ album IF the two album projects are released at a similar time (i.e. toward the end of this year). Just my opinion, but I can't see why you don't think it makes sense.
Actually, did Queen ever confirm the song was going to be on one of their own albums, or did we just assume it?? I could be that the song was always meant for the MJ album from the beginning but nobody realised it yet. Perhaps the info about this Queen track was the first clue we had about a new MJ album coming.