How to buy Michael Jackson’s “Xscape” — a hand-drawn news graphic

Michael Jackson’s second posthumous album, “Xscape,” requires us to do some math.

It offers two different versions of seven different songs — and in the case of the album’s first single, “Love Never Felt So Good,” three different versions. There are the original, unreleased tracks that Jackson recorded between 1983 and 1999. But the album kicks off with the eight “contemporized” versions, featuring production from Timbaland, Stargate and others.

Which versions of which songs are worthy of your dollars? I broke it down in this handy hand-drawn news graphic:


A hand-drawn news graphic by Chris Richards.

Read the review of “Xscape”

Chris Richards has been the Post's pop music critic since 2009. He's recently written about the bliss of summer songs, the woe of festival fatigue and a guide on how to KonMari your record collection.

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