The family of late popstar Michael Jackson have reportedly claimed that several songs on an upcoming album do not feature the singer.
His children are allegedly being asked if their father was present in New Jersey at the time of the recordings. A forensic audiologist has also been asked to analyse the tracks to determine if they feature the ‘Thriller’ star.
A source said: “With so many rivals wanting control of Michael’s legacy a new album was never going to be easy. Sony want this ironed out quickly. If they get this out for Christmas it will sell boatloads.”
The report claims that Sony has a £125m deal with Jackson’s estate.
An album featuring previously unreleased songs by Michael Jackson will be made available this autumn.
According to CNN
, the record will feature tracks that were left off of the late popstar’s previous LPs and recordings he kept behind on computer drives.
Jackson’s older brother Jackie is helping to prepare the album for release, said Jim Bates, the spokesman for Jackson’s estate.
Sony and producer Rodney Jerkins are expected to release the album in November.