A stash of unreleased Jackson 5 recordings may be released in the near future.
Richard Altomare, the head of luggage movement company Universal Express, bought a collection of unclaimed personal belongings from a New Jersey storage warehouse and discovered a set of tapes dating back to the 1970's. These tapes contained approximately 60 unreleased songs by The Jackson 5.
Altomare states that he is currently in talks with Michael Jackson, his sister Janet, and record labels including Sony in order to get the music released.
"I've personally talked to Michael and Janet on the phone about the tapes, and even played on a couple of songs for them.
At first there was silence on the other end of the line, but that was quickly followed by giggles as if it brought them back to the day those songs were recorded."
Quite why these tapes were laying unclaimed for 30 years, or how they got there, is still not clear