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  • Vinyl (9 Jun. 2014)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Music Division
  • ASIN: B00JDB4PIA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (436 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 29,034 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Love Never Felt so Good
2. Chicago
3. Loving You
4. A Place With No Name
Disc: 2
1. Slave to the Rhythm
2. Do You Know Where Your Children Are
3. Blue Gangsta
4. Xscape
5. Love Never Felt so Good - Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake

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Vinyl LP pressing. Michael Jackson is the most successful entertainer and one of the most influential artists of all-time. To date, he has released 13 #1 singles, been inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, set Guinness World Records and sold over 1 billion records worldwide. Jackson's sound, style and dance moves continue to inspire today's artists and his fans all over the globe. XSCAPE id being released by Epic Records in conjunction with the Estate of Michael Jackson and was executive produced by L.A. Reid, along with other producers including Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins and John McClain. XSCAPE features eight never-before-heard tracks.

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4.6 out of 5 stars

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61 of 67 people found the following review helpful By Tom Hughes on 13 May 2014
Format: Audio CD
If you have ever liked Michael Jackson's music then this album is simply a must purchase, especially in the deluxe format as the originals are in most cases far better than anything Timberland, Dark Child or Rodney Jerkins can remix.

The opener "Love Never Felt So Good" is a classic, feel good Jackson soul ballad. It is a beautiful song that could have easily been added to "Off the Wall" or "Thriller" as a single, it is that strong.

Another gem is "Loving you" which in remixed form on the standard album sounds well done as an up-tempo dance up and in the context of the album really injects some pace. However Michael's synth driven original is a slow paced "Bad" era ballad that is one the most uplifting, touching songs he has ever written. It is also quite personal and written in the first person, which is actually quite rare for any Jackson song post Bad, as lyrics started to become more impersonal and paranoid.

Chicago is a smooth modern take on the Liberian Girl theme from Bad but with less of the magical visceral fantasy imagery that astounded much of his best work. Another song that struggles for this reason is "Do You Know Where Your Children Are" which is more of a statement of concern than a well crafted piece of pop.

Blue Gangsta and A Place with No Name (especially the acoustic, western inspired deluxe original version) are other high points in a album that is successful on so many levels. Considering how it has been constructed with many different producers over such a protracted time frame it is incredible how complete and diverse it actually feels.
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34 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Jack on 12 May 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Brilliant. Just brilliant. 8 songs unreleased remastered, and on the deluxe addition, the originals. Track by track review :

Track 1 Love Never Felt So Good:.. An 80s disco vibe, amongst crackling vocals. Love Never Felt So Good was recorded in the 80s, and should've been released in the 80s too. 10-10

Track 2 Chicago:.. Michael sings in a low chord during the verses, before unleashing regret and angst in the chorus. About a girl who was already married.10-10

Track 3 Loving You:.. Another one with an 80s vibe, a love song yet more "poppy" that a ballad would be. 10-10

Track 4 A Place With No Name:.. Using a sample from "A Horse With No Name" comes A Place With No Name. Superb. 10-10

Track 5 Slave To The Rythm:.. A funky disco groove getting at women being treated worse than men. 10-10

Track 6 Do You Know Where Your Children Are:.. About a girl who runs away from her abusing stepdaddy, only to resort to prostitution. A few hehes and you have a song!!! 9-10

Track 7 Blue Gangsta:.. About a girl who makes him angry. Worth noting that his vocal performance is outstanding. 10-10

Track 8 Xscape:.. Another disco groove. Probably the poorest on the album but hey. 8-10...

Gotta get it!!!

Deluxe edition is the way to go. Includes :

A cool poster of MJ,

All songs in their original forms aswell as the remastered versions,

A DVD Documentary on how the album was made,

A booklet of all the songs' lyrics,

And the hit, Love Never Felt So Good remixed with MJ and Justin Timberlake. Two pop stars, great song.

My personal standout tracks are "Chicago" "Slave To The Rythm" "Blue Gangsta" and "Love Never Felt So Good'..

So all in all. GET ITTTTT!!!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Timelord-007 TOP 500 REVIEWER on 12 May 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Michael Jackson Xscape.

Track Listings.

1. Love Never Felt so Good
2. Chicago
3. Loving You
4. A Place With No Name
5. Slave to the Rhythm
6. Do You Know Where Your Children Are
7. Blue Gangsta
8. Xscape

Timelord Thoughts.
Xscape is an album using a variation of unused tracks or B sides from previous Michael Jackson albums, Yet this album has a more disco soul vibe feel to it that is more in tone with Jackos first solo album Off The Wall.

There are no ballards on this 8 track album just disco pop tracks that have a retro vibe to them showcasing that these unreleased gems are songs of genuine quality & I'm surprised that the majority of these songs didn't make it on to any of Jackos previous albums.

This review is for the 8 track standard edition although there is a deluxe edition that features 8 additional remixes of the albums songs including Justin Timberlake dueting with Michael Jackson on Love Never Felt So Good.

As a added bonus this album comes with a free mp3 download for your cloud player which is currently blaring out my Kindle Fire.

A excellent posthumous album that showcases why Michael Jackson was & will always be the true king of pop gone but never forgotten.

Timelord Rating.
8/10
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A. M. Shaw on 14 May 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Can't understand why people don't like this album.
You're never going to get an album on a par with Thriller or Bad, but for me this album is far better than a lot of albums out today.
The deluxe edition is brilliant with some of the original versions better than the reworkings.
I can't give it five stars, but I can really recommend it and some of todays artists could learn a lot by just listening to it, especially the originals
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