By: Renee Grant
Nine previously unreleased Michael Jackson tracks are heading to auction as part of an online memorabilia sale through New York auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll. The sale begins on July 19th and will be open for bidding for nine days. While they have been removed from public bidding, the tracks are still for sale and can be bid on through private inquiries.
The songs were to be a part of an album tentatively called Bible.
Varying mixes of three of the album’s tracks, Monster, Breaking News, and Keep Your Head Up, appeared on 2010’s Michael album, but the other nine were never released. Some of those titles include Everything’s Just Fine, Black Widow, Water, Let Me Fallin Love, Ready to Win, and Soldier Boy.
The starting bid for the music is $50K with the songs expected to fetch as much as $1M. The winning bidder won’t own the rights to the music, and won’t be able to distribute the songs.
The songs were obtained by a personal assistant to Michael, but the seller wishes to remain anonymous.
The auction will also include other items of Jackson’s, including hand-drawn self-portraits, clothes, his beloved teddy bear, and a Best Daddy in the World Oscar statuette given to him by his three children, Prince, Paris, and Blanket.