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Deal: Buy Select Xperia Phones, Get Michael Jackson’s XSCAPE Album for Free

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What sells smartphones? Michael Jackson, apparently. At least, that seems to be Sony’s belief with its new deal for Xperia buyers.

The promotion, which starts today, will gift customers of select Xperia devices the XSCAPE album – a postmortem release of new music by Michael Jackson – free when it releases on May 13. 

The deal includes the Xperia Z2 and Z1. Sony says Xperia Z2 owners are in for a treat, especially; the company optimized the record’s sound for both the MDR-NC31EM headset that comes bundled with the smartphone and the SBH-80 Bluetooth headset accessory, ensuring a true “centre seat experience.” Xperia Z2 owners will be able to access the high-quality version by selecting ClearAudio+ mode.

And no, this is not an April Fools’ gag.

Via: Sony
  • polyacanthus

    “Posthumous” is a bit more respectful.

  • ki11ak3nn

    I think the only way I’d be able to get this is when it comes to Canada (Bell), drive up there from Seattle, WA, and get it at a Sony Store. 3 hour drive for a killer phone doesn’t seem that bad.

  • juneyny

    Who would buy a $600 phone just to get a $14 album?

    • ki11ak3nn

      I wouldn’t buy it just for a $14 album, but I’d get it because it’s an amazing phone. The album is just a bonus to me.

  • Mikey Styles

    Will the Z2 actually make to the U.S. & furthermore to someone other than T-Mobile before a new version is out? It supports GSM, CDMA, & basically every LTE band we have in the U.S. I’d like to give Sony a fair shot for once especially with all the improvements.

  • harryballs

    hee hee!

  • paul_cus

    Can’t touch Thriller.

  • The Narrator

    Don’t associate with a pedophile.

    • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

      I see no proof of that.

      • The Narrator

        It’s what I believe, and i stand by it.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Feel free. As for the album, got mine pre-ordered….with the videos.

          • Poison

            Same here.

          • The Narrator

            I supported his black days, though

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            Oh god

          • The Narrator

            I like black people. Hell, I hated a black girl. Just defining his known days.

          • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

            It’s not about black people lol. I just don’t see how it’s relevant…his “black” music vs his “Pale” music.

          • The Narrator

            Because that’s when he was normal. after, just went downhill

          • Justin Moss

            why does hating a black girl prove that you like black people?

          • The Narrator

            Oh sh!t, lmfao! I meant DATED** wow. I effed that up

          • rawr

            He had Vitiligo, confirmed from his autopsy.
            Can we just ban this idiot now or does DL condone racism?

          • The Narrator

            Liking black people is racist?

        • Wayne

          This is the problem with folks nowadays. No one really cares what you believe. If you research, look at the evidence and the history of the families that tried to sue him (serial suers) you will see that your stance is baseless and based on hate. Again, facts trump what you may think or how you feel.

          • The Narrator

            He’s dead now, so nobody really cares at all about anything. Except his weird children and estate problems.
            Also, OJ wasn’t committed murder, yet he is hated by everyone for it. I choose not to associate with MJ. Doesn’t make me racist, that’s asinine.

    • Gideon Waxfarb

      You know when it’s bedtime at Michael Jackson’s house? When the big hand touches the little hand :P

  • BillySuede

    nah. this is believable. michael jackson was signed to epic records which is part of the sony records empire. too bad this will be simply old tracks from the ‘invincible’ sessions freshened up and finished off by timbaland.

    • Intellectua1

      I hate when they remix music like that.. Like when everyone was remixing up 2Pac’s music. Leave the music original, I’d hate to hear Timbaland on a MJ track.

      • BillySuede

        personally i don’t mind timbaland. when he’s on, he’s money but like you i’d rather just hear the tracks as they were. this just screams of the estate wanting to cash in hard which is their right, artistic credibility be damned. personally i would’ve held on to these tracks and released them as a last disc on a mega michael jackson box set.

        that would take actual thought from the powers that be though. never mind…

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Kyle, when are you guys getting hands on the Z2? . . . I’m still considering it.

    • rawr

      They didn’t even talk about the leak from Japan about it coming to VZW that I remember.

      Obviously Moto/HTCLife :-(

      • El_Big_CHRIS

        I held the z1 and I really liked it. But yeah it needs to be on Verizon for most people here to care.

        • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

          Not really. This site has really gotten a lot more mixed since they switched from just reporting “DROID” news. Definitely a lot more Tmobile and general GSM prepaid folks (like me)

          • ki11ak3nn

            I second that opinion. Especially since I just switched to T-Mobile in January from Verizon. I would be really upset if it was a Verizon exclusive. I would probably throw my G2 at a wall or something. Not good.

    • The Narrator

      Maybe Sony didn’t choose them among the other tech sites. /s

    • Kyle Wiggers

      Soon, I hope.

  • Arnold

    HAHA! April Fo….

    Oh.