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Bad 25 Box set, Deluxe Edition, CD+DVD
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DVD - Michael Jackson's legendary July 16, 1988 concert at Wembley Stadium in London. This DVD is not a compilation of performances, but rather one complete show, exactly as Michael performed it for Prince Charles, Princess Diana and the 72,000 fans who were in the audience for that night's sold out show. The DVD was sourced from Michael Jackson's personal VHS copy of the performance as shown on the JumboTrons during the concert. This footage was only recently unearthed and is the only known copy of the show to exist. The visuals have been restored and the audio quality enhanced so that fans can share in the excitement of that famous night.
CD1 - The original re-mastered album.
CD2 - A CD containing previously unreleased material recorded in Michael's personal studio at Hayvenhurst. This material includes early demo versions of songs from the album as well as demos for songs not included on the final album. All of this material is being released as it was recorded during the BAD sessions. Nothing has been added or changed. In addition, this CD also includes new remixes from internationally renowned DJ/producers.
CD3 - A CD showcasing the audio from the sound truck recordings of the July 16th Wembley performance. The first-ever live Michael Jackson CD to be released, this is the only concert from the BAD Tour known to exist on multitracks.
This magnificent 3 CD/1 DVD box also includes two extensive booklets with yet unseen photos from the recording sessions, video sets and the concert tour, the original BAD cover art, a two-sided poster and more.
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The title track kicks things off in boastful style, with MJ assuring he's "Bad". This big hit was initially hoped to be a duet with 80s rival Prince however the line "Your butt is mine..." meant the MPLS Genius was less than enthused. ;)
"The Way You Make Me Feel" is a catchy pop effort, recently re-immortalised in his excellent single "Rock My World" (Both concept wise and video scenario).
"Speed Demon" is amongst the more experimental music on "Bad" with it's clunking chain sample and unusual tempo. It all works well however as Producer Quincy Jones doesn't allow duds onto any MJ material.
"Liberian Girl" is an exotic sounding ballad with a celebrity packed video. "Just Good Friends" is a duet with the legendary Stevie Wonder, a brave move as you just know you can't out-do that man! MJ holds his own however in this funky pop tune. "Another Part Of Me" continues this tempo in good style.
"Man In The Mirror" is a very inspiring tune which builds to the familiar gospel finale we expect from MJ's big numbers. "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" is a beautiful love duet with Siedah Garret.
The album ends in very strong style with the final three tracks. "Dirty Diana" is a superb atmospheric song which makes use of great guitar work and crowd samples.Read more ›
In fact, this is the album when MJ's weirdness first became pretty obvious. "Hey! Is that really Michael on the cover?" was my reaction as well but I chose to look beyond the looks and not to judge the book by the cover and just listened to the tunes. Some of my favourite MJ songs ever are on this disc.
"The Way You Make Me Feel" is an MJ classic and clearly among his top 5 ever songs. "Smooth Criminal" was always a great track even before Alien Ant Farm showed us why, "Liberian Girl" and "Man in the Mirror" are also great tracks and the rest of the tracks cannot be called album filler by any stretch of the imagination.
The sound quality of this special edition has also been remastered to near perfection and the bonus interviews and tracks are a real bonus to fans. This album grows on you over time and for me has aged a lot better than "Thriller" has. Maybe I've heard "Thriller" too many times but give me a choice between the two if I had to put one of them on the cd player, I'd choose "Bad" any time and if not "Off the Wall" before I'd reach for "Thriller."
Get over the Wacko Jacko hangup and just judge the cd for the tracks if you can and then you'll see just how great this album really is. This very well remastered and special edition is very highly recommended.
Bad opens with the superb title track, "Bad." As the second single to be taken from this album, the song peaked at No.3 in the UK and was another massive US No.1 for Michael in September 1987. The beat is heavy on this song, and the vocals from Michael are nasty - they really do give the sense of bad and evil. The verses are subdued, while the chorus is a full-on assault in which Michael proudly declares his 'badness,' perfectly built up with the bridge. "The Way You Make Me Feel" is just an absolute classic. By far one of Michael's best ever songs, the song peaked at No.3 in the UK and was a US No.1 in December 1987. The deep and very tight bassline on this song is absolutely amazing, which runs the entire five minutes of the song. The way the song is arranged is just perfect, and Michael's voice is excellent as it rises and falls. "Speed Demon" is another excellent song, with a clunky beat that captures the imagination.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's Michael Jackson...it's gotta be good (or in this case Bad LoL)Published 7 days ago by P. C. Long
Record works even though it's much more warped the packaging it came in was already broken. I feel like this record wasn't stored properly.Published 1 month ago by Rothe
Michael Jackson is an artist that I have always connected with on a personal level. I appreciate that he is sensitive and shy and I admire that he was a huge humanitarian. Read morePublished 1 month ago by zebrastripes
BAD is a masterpiece of music-making! Its 10 original tracks, from BAD to Smooth Criminal, all have awsome rythmic qualities and all-round great sound! Read morePublished 2 months ago by P Lane Schonour
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|Will MJ's other albums be getting the same treatment?||
I wholeheartedly agree that INVINCIBLE IS AWESOME (and I am Speechless), but I personally consider that Michael was at the height of his powers during Dangerous. I just want as much unreleased new Michael music as possible.
Sep 22, 2012 by Michael Lee | See all 6 posts
|Rank Your Favorite Michael Jackson Studio Albums!!||
I haven't listened to his Motown albums, so this is just the Epic albums released in his lifetime:
1. Thriller - perfection; no comparison
2. Bad - another awesome album but not quite as perfect
3. Dangerous - filled to the brim and pretty good!
4. Blood on the Dance Floor - I love the title... Read More
Aug 26, 2012 by Mark Moore | See all 13 posts
|So are we really getting the "original version" of the Bad "CD"?.||
Does anyone know why Bad Special Edition was released in 2001? Sony didn't promote Invincible but yet released Bad Special Edition? Doesn't make much sense. I have Bad Special Edition, and just received BAD25, the deluxe set; the Wembly DVD is absolutely remarkable. The quality of distance... Read More
Sep 23, 2012 by June NYCGAL | See all 18 posts
Release date was September 18th; Amazon delivered as promised. Amazing deluxe set; the Wembley concert is beyond extraordinary. Get beyond the blurry distance shots, as the closeups of Michael are remarkable. Very little of the audience reaction which, in my opinion, was a negative for the... Read More
Sep 23, 2012 by June NYCGAL | See all 2 posts
|Here's the tracklist, officially released today 08.07.2012||
I'm a bit bummed Shake Your Body wasn't included. I LOVE that performance. I would have liked it on the live cd and the dvd. And why isn't The Way You Make Me Feel on the live cd, either? That's a favorite, too!
Aug 29, 2012 by Vanessa | See all 8 posts
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