Songs Michael Jackson wrote based on Scottish poet Robert Burns' work are to be heard for the first time - they have been donated to a museum by the late superstar's longtime friend David Gest.
Gest claims to have worked on the secret project with the King of Pop, admitting Jackson was a big fan of Burns.
The producer has offered the album of unreleased tunes to the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum in Ayrshire.
Gest tells the Bbc, "Both being fanatics, I said to Michael, 'let's do a play of Burns' life' and he said he would help me with the music. Michael believed in the project so much he said, 'I'll give you the studio (in Los Angeles) and I'll pay for all the music.'
"We went to his recording studio at the (Jackson) family house in Encino, where all the Jacksons grew up, and we took about eight or 10 of Burns' poems and we put them to contemporary music - things like A Red Red Rose and Ae Fond Kiss and the story of Tam O'Shanter."
Gest claims the latter poem inspired Jackson to write Thriller.
He says the songs were intended to be part of a musical, directed by Gene Kelly.