Michael Jackson Songs Reworked for Cirque du Soleil's 'Immortal' Album

Michael Jackson Songs Reworked for Cirque du Soleil's 'Immortal' Album
While the hubbub surrounding Michael Jackson's manslaughter trial rages on, this latest bit of news about the King of Pop is thankfully of a more musical variety. On November 21, Epic Records will release Immortal, a collection of reworked tracks culled from Cirque du Soleil's show of the same name.

According to a press release, the collection includes "redesigned versions of his hits, electrifying mashups and newly discovered outtakes fans have never heard before." In other words, this sounds like a similar concept to Cirque du Soleil's 2006 Beatles mashup Love.

The project was spearheaded by musical designer Kevin Antunes, who spent a year in the studio reworking Jackson's original multitrack recordings. The result "offers listeners a new soundscape to Michael's artistry while preserving the power and familiarity of his unparalleled voice and his legendary tracks."

The album will be available as a deluxe double disc set or as a standard single disc. See both tracklists below.

The Immortal live show is currently on tour in North America. There are a number of Canadian dates, and you can see the schedule here.

Immortal (deluxe double disc)

1. "Working Day and Night"
2. "The Immortal Intro"
3. "Childhood"
4. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
5. "Shake Your Body Down To The Ground"
6. "Dancing Machine/Blame It On The Boogie"
7. "Ben"
8. "This Place Hotel/Smooth Criminal/Dangerous"
9. "The Mime Segment: I Like The Way/Speed Demon/Another Part Of Me"
10. "J5 Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save"
11. "Human Nature/Speechless"
12. "Is It Scary/Thriller/Ghost/Somebody's Watching Me/Threatened"
13. "You Are Not Alone/I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
14. "Beat It/Jam/State Of Shock"
15. "Earth Song/Planet Earth"
16. "Scream/Little Susie"
17. "Gone Too Soon"
18. "They Don't Care About Us"
19. "I'll Be There"
20. "Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don't Stop Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black Or White"
21. "Man In The Mirror"
22. "Remember The Time/Bad"

Immortal (single disc)

1. "Working Day and Night"
2. "The Immortal Intro"
3. "Childhood"
4. "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"
5. "Dancing Machine/Blame It On The Boogie"
6. "This Place Hotel/Smooth Criminal/Dangerous"
7. "J5 Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save"
8. "Human Nature/Speechless"
9. "Is It Scary/Thriller/Ghost/Somebody's Watching Me/Threatened"
10. "You Are Not Alone/I Just Can't Stop Loving You"
11. "Beat It/Jam/State Of Shock"
12. "Earth Song/Planet Earth"
13. "They Don't Care About Us"
14. "Immortal Megamix: Can You Feel It/Don't Stop Til You Get Enough/Billie Jean/Black Or White"
15. "Man In The Mirror"