Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Legacy Newsletter



It's been all Michael Jackson all the time here at Legacy, and for good reason. Thriller 25, the special re-release of the world's biggest selling album of all time is almost upon us! The album will be available next Tuesday, February 12th.

Classic CoverThriller is available as a two-disc edition in your choice of covers (either Michael in his white suit or Michael as a zombie). The first disc features the original tracks digitally remastered, new 2008 collaborations from Akon,, Fergie and Kanye West as well as "For All Time," a previously unreleased ballad from the original Thriller recording sessions. The second disc is a bonus DVD featuring digitally enhanced versions of the short films for "Beat It," "Billie Jean," and "Thriller". It also features Michael's legendary performance on Motown 25, when the world saw the moonwalk for the first time. You can pre-order from Amazon and get "Wanna Be Starting Something" 2008 featuring Akon and brand new vocals from Michael on iTunes.

Thanks to Clear Channel, you can hear the Thriller 25th Anniversary CD before it hits stores next week exclusively in the US. Simply go to While you are there, you can also check out Michael's videos, photos, and a preview of the brand new Thrillercast podcast series.

Thrillercast is a 40-episode Podcast series that will feature icons of music and screen, including hip-hop legends KRS-One & DMC, current superstars Nick Cannon, Chris Brown, choreographers Shane Sparks and Mia Michaels from the hit show "So You Think You Can Dance", turntablist DJ Spooky as well as many more special guests. Each guest sat down with us to discuss their experiences with Thriller, the various singles and videos, and its influence on them, both personally and professionally. Thrillercast launches February 12th, 2008 with an episode featuring DMC of Run DMC. They will be available on all podcast providers as well as directly via The series will be updated with a new episode each week throughout the year.

If you haven't already seen it, check out the brand new Michael Jackson site. There, you can upload photos of yourself in Michael Jackson gear, get wallpaper for your computer, download ringtones and much more!

Whether you're spending Valentines as part of a couple, a group of single friends holding an anti-Valtentines party, or just spending it curled up on your bed crying softly into a pillow, we have the perfect mood-setting music for you!

Legacy Recordings is proud to offer five new titles in our Beautiful Ballads and Love Songs series, from legenad Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin, Barry Manilow and Miles Davis. They join previous collections from Patti LaBelle, Earth Wind and Fire, Gladys Knight, The Isley Brothers and The O'Jays, and are sure to stoke the fires of your heart. More information can be had at

We also would like to announce that Beach Boy Dennis Wilson’s 1977 solo album, the first solo album by any Beach Boy – out-of-print and unobtainable for more than a decade except as a pricey collectors item or bootleg – will return to circulation on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, and the 25th anniversary of its creator’s untimely death in 1983, at age 39. The double-CD PACIFIC OCEAN BLUE: LEGACY EDITION arrives in stores May 13th. More information coming soon!

Attention all fine art collectors, and fans of Bob Dylan, Miles Davis and Glenn Gould! Sony BMG is proud to present ICON collectibles, your home for high-quality reproductions of classic photos from our archives. Each month, we feature both legendary and rare photographic prints of the highest quality, available for purchase. You can find out more at

Legacy has many great free podcasts for you to enjoy, taking you behind-the-scenes of the lives of such music luminaries as Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan and Gloria Estefan. You can get the full list and listen directly on our podcast site. Alternately, you can subscribe to The Legacy Podcast and get all of our great artist series!

The staff here at Legacy Recordings is passionate about music, and we're also really passionate about what we do reflecting what you the fans love. To that end, we have launched The Soundboard, a blog where the Legacy team can post about what we're working on, what we're excited about in music, and most importantly, talk to you guys about what's going on. Check it out, we look forward to hearing what you have to say.

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