AceShowbiz - A CD described as "Michael Jackson's personally owned copy of his final album" is going up for auction. The rare collection of mostly unreleased songs will be going under the gavel starting July 19 with the minimum bid of $50,000. The album, with the title "Bible" handwritten on its surface, consists of "12 finished tracks, all with finished vocals."
The disc is in "very good condition" and in the possession of the late singer's personal assistant "whose family was very close to Michael for many years, traveling all over the world with him." Organizers expect the final bid to reach $1 million, although the owner later will not have rights to the songs and cannot distribute or reproduce them.
Michael's unreleased songs will be a part of Gotta Have Rock and Roll action house's upcoming public online auction, which also includes items from Nirvana's Kurt Cobain, Beyonce Knowles, The Rolling Stones and U2. Tupac Shakur's handwritten letter sent to Madonna while in prison is also going up for auction.
Besides the unreleased album, Michael's other personal items have been obtained for the upcoming auction. They include a hand-drawn self-portrait, clothing, his "personally owned teddy bear" and a "Best Daddy in the World" Oscar statuette given by his children.
Michael Jackson's unreleased album track list: