Yet another Michael Jackson album is getting a reissue: 1979’s Off the Wall — which features the classics “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and “Rock With You” — will be rereleased on February 26, with a very special bonus. Spike Lee’s newest Michael Jackson documentary, Michael Jackson’s Journey From Motown to Off the Wall, comes as a DVD special with the reissue. This latest entry in Spike’s continued tribute to the music genius will first debut at Sundance on January 24, and then air February 5 on Showtime. Lee’s previous MJ doc, 2012’s Bad 25, coincided with the 25th anniversary and reissue of that iconic album, and featured dozens of interviews with music-industry elites. His latest will include commentary from Jackson’s family — Joe, Katherine, Marlon, and Jackie — as well as other pop-culture names, like the Weeknd, Pharrell, Kobe Bryant, Questlove, Lee Daniels, Misty Copeland, Mark Ronson, John Legend, and LA Reid. It’s believed to be about both the making of the album and Jackson’s pre-Thriller rise to global superstardom.
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