While there’s plenty of contemporary albums to look forward to in the remainder of 2012 (G.O.O.D. Music‘s Cruel Summer, Lupe Fiasco‘s Food & Liquor 2, and Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d. city to name just a few), this season is looking like it’ll catch a case of Michael Jackson fever.
In addition to a deluxe edition 25th Anniversary re-release of his classic 1987 LP, Bad, entitled Bad 25, which is set to hit shelves on September 18th, material from the Jackson 5 will also be blessing the masses with Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls, a two-disc collection of early recordings, due out August 28th – a day before what would have been MJ’s 54th birthday.
NPR serve up the latest sample with “If The Shoe Don’t Fit”, a party-perfect anthem – lead by a young Michael, of course – which waltz in the same groovy lane as “I Want You Back”. Click the link below to access the stream, and stay tuned for the release of Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls next week.