Wed 13 Jan 2016
A special edition of Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall album will release on Feb. 26 via Sony Legacy Recordings. Along with the 1979 LP, a new documentary titled Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall will also be included. Directed by Spike Lee, the film will look at the King of Pop’s rise from child star to cultural icon.
Airing on Showtime on Feb. 5, the first trailer from the documentary has been released online. Along with archival footage, it features new interviews from The Roots’ Questlove, and The Weeknd. “I’ve always used Michael as, first and foremost, a vocal inspiration, and Off the Wall was definitely the one that made me feel like I could sing,” says the XO singer in the preview. “I found my falsetto because of Off the Wall.”
Pharrell Williams, Mark Ronson, John Legend, L.A. Reid, Kobe Bryant and Misty Copeland alongside Jackson’s parents Katherine and Joe Jackson and brothers Jackie and Marlon Jackson will all appear in the Journey, which premieres Jan. 24 at the Sundance Film Festival prior to its Showtime broadcast.
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