Blog: How new is Michael Jackson's new single?

THE first thing you notice from listening to Michael Jackson's "new" single This Is It is how good his voice sounds - and that makes me wonder exactly how fresh it is.

THE first thing you notice from listening to Michael Jackson's "new" single This Is It is how good his voice sounds - and that makes me wonder exactly how fresh it is.

It doesn't sound much like his later work. His voice is smooth and soulful - youthful even - not as haunted or hushed as it became in his advancing years.

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