Earlier this week, we told you that a soundtrack will indeed be accompanying the release of the upcoming Michael Jackson feature film This Is It. Today, we know what exactly will be making up said soundtrack.
First and foremost, as NME reports, the forthcoming soundtrack will close with a brand new single, coincidentally entitled… “This Is It”.
The song — out October 12th — is said to feature backing vocals from his brothers (although whether they were on the original single is questionable), and arrives a week before the film and accompanying album. See what they did there? The two disc album follows with an October 26th release date, two days before the two week cinematic run of the rehearsal documentary begins.
The single - the first in a long list of unreleased material — will also be featured in the credits for the forthcoming film. “This song only defines, once again, what the world already knows – that Michael is one of God’s greatest gifts,” said John McClain, co-director of the forthcoming documentary. High expectations all around.
As if that wasn’t already enough, the rest of the soundtrack’s composition looks equally captivating. According to Rolling Stone, disc one will contain the original album masters of the hit songs included in This Is It, sequenced in the order that they appear in the film, while disc two will include previously unreleased versions of some of Jacksons most famous songs, plus an unreleased spoken word track of a poem written by Jackson titled, Planet Earth.
For a taster of the forthcoming documentary, watch the recently premiered clip of MJ blocking “Human Nature”: