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OFFICIAL TRACK LIST OF BAD 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION IS UNVEILED

OFFICIAL TRACK LIST OF BAD 25TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION IS UNVEILED
August 06, 2012

HIGHLY ANTICIPATED PROJECT TO BE RELEASED ON SEPTEMBER 18

New York, NY – Epic/Legacy Recordings in collaboration with the Estate of Michael Jackson today announced the highly anticipated track listing for the September 18th release of Michael Jackson BAD25   that celebrates the legendary album and record breaking BAD tour. Featured in the deluxe package, are three CDs, two collectible booklets, and the first ever authorized DVD release of a concert from the record breaking BAD World Tour – the July 16, 1988 sold out Wembley Stadium show in London.

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Filled with previously re-mastered versions of iconic hits and un-released recordings from the King Of Pop, the BAD25 anniversary deluxe edition CDs and DVD will include the following:

CD one features re-mastered versions of Michael's biggest hits on the original BAD album, including, "Smooth Criminal,"  "Man In The Mirror," “Bad,” “Another Part of Me,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and "Dirty Diana" arranged in the same sequence as they appeared on the original album released 25 years ago. “Leave Me Alone” was added to the album as a bonus track following its initial release and has been included on the disc.
 
CD two offers fans a rare listen to thirteen additional tracks, 6 of which are previously unreleased demo recordings created at Michael’s personal studio built at his then-home on Hayvenhurst Avenue in Encino, California. Also included are all three bonus tracks from the 2001 expanded edition of BAD, the previously un-released French version of Michael performing the classic, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” a high  power version of “Speed Demon” remixed by Nero and the brand new remix of “Bad” worked on as an electrifying collaboration between Pitbull and Dutch DJ Afrojack.

Recordings included in this package reflect the songs and spirit of Michael Jackson’s artistry during BAD’s recording sessions and have been selected to show the different stages of how Michael’s songwriting and recording genius took shape. Some tracks are so complete that any other artist but Michael Jackson – who worked tirelessly to make sure his songs reflected his vision – might consider them finished tracks. Others are less complete but offer insight into Michael’s creative process in its various stages. Included is the demo, “Al Capone,” an early incarnation of what ultimately became “Smooth Criminal,” “Don’t Be Messin’ Around,” an example of a more complete demo, and a song initially titled, “Song Groove.” That song later became known as “Abortion Papers” which according to Michael’s own records, he spent considerable time in weighing how best to thoughtfully address something that was, and remains, a very personal and sensitive issue.

A true highlight of the package is CD three and the DVD – the never seen before live concert on DVD and its accompanying music CD of Michael’s legendary July 16, 1988 concert at Wembley Stadium. The concert 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. This show was one of the seven record-breaking nights played at the venue attended by more than half a million people – three times that many people tried to purchase tickets. 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 now been restored and the audio quality enhanced so that fans can share in the excitement of that famous night in 5.1 surround sound taken from the original multitrack recordings made that night.

In addition to the complete Wembley Show, the DVD will also contain “The Way You Make Me Feel” from Michael’s July 15th performance at Wembley Stadium. This is the only song not performed on July 16th due to the late start of that night’s show. Also included are the thrilling early performances of “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” and “Bad” from the Yokohama Stadium performance in September of 1987 during the first leg of the BAD World Tour.

BAD25 – COMPLETE TRACKLISTING:

DELUXE BOX TRACK LISTING

CD ONE – Original Album

1. Bad
2. The Way You Make Me Feel
3. Speed Demon
4. Liberian Girl
5. Just Good Friends
6. Another Part Of Me
7. Man In The Mirror
8. I Just Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
9. Dirty Diana
10. Smooth Criminal
11. Leave Me Alone

CD TWO – Bonus Tracks, Unreleased Tracks, Demos, Remixes

1. Don’t Be Messin’ Around
2. I’m So Blue
3. Song Groove (A/K/A Abortion Papers)
4. Free
5. Price Of Fame
6. Al Capone
7. Streetwalker
8. Fly Away
9. Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Spanish Version)
10. Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (I Just Can't Stop Loving You, French Version)
11. Bad (REMIX BY AFROJACK FEATURING PITBULL - DJ BUDDHA EDIT)
12. Speed Demon (REMIX BY NERO)
13. Bad (REMIX BY AFROJACK - CLUB MIX)

CD THREE – CD Live at Wembley Stadium July 16, 1988

1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. This Place Hotel
3. Another Part Of Me
4. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
5. She's Out Of My Life
6. I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I'll Be There
7. Rock With You
8. Human Nature
9. Smooth Criminal
10. Dirty Diana
11. Thriller
12. Working Day And Night
13. Beat It
14. Billie Jean
15. Bad
16. Man In The Mirror

DVD – DVD Live at Wembley Stadium July 16, 1988

1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. This Place Hotel
3. Another Part Of Me
4. I Just Can't Stop Loving You
5. She's Out Of My Life
6. I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I'll Be There
7. Rock With You
8. Human Nature
9. Smooth Criminal
10. Dirty Diana
11. Thriller
12. Bad Groove (the Band Jam section)
13. Working Day And Night
14. Beat It
15. Billie Jean
16. Bad
17. Man In The Mirror (Encore)

And Bonus Tracks Include:

1.     The Way You Make Me Feel (Performed at Wembley the previous night, July 15, 1988)
2.     I Just Can’t Stop Loving You/Bad (Performed at Yokohama Stadium, September, 1987)

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Comments (89)

I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!

Happy birthday Michael!! The best wishes!!!
I'm sooooooooo happy for new album cause it's amazing and it will be released on my birthday. OMG I'm so happy!!! Thank you Laughing out loud And happy birthday again!!!! With love Laughing out loud <3

I think some of the releases are not good like the demos and remixes. There is a reason they don't release them lol.

1. Don’t Be Messin’ Around <---nothing special
2. I’m So Blue <--didn't hear it
3. Song Groove (A/K/A Abortion Papers)
4. Free <--didn't hear it
5. Price Of Fame <---huh?
6. Al Capone <---i kind of like this but not enough sample
7. Streetwalker <--heard it before, gets old
8. Fly Away <---NICE ONE actually
9. Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Spanish Version) <---OKAY, not bad
10. Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (I Just Can't Stop Loving You, French Version) <---OK, i am not French, but i feel it doesn't sound good.
11. Bad (REMIX BY AFROJACK FEATURING PITBULL - DJ BUDDHA EDIT) <---Pitbull?? C'mon, horrible. Better leave it alone.
12. Speed Demon (REMIX BY NERO) <---Nothing special or make you say wow...i like this remix
13. Bad (REMIX BY AFROJACK - CLUB MIX) <---not bad but also nothing to wow.

DVD Concert:

The Way You Make Me Feel (Performed at Wembley the previous night, July 15, 1988) <--w/ SHeryl Crow? Hmm, i don't know i was hoping for some sexy lady.

I Just Can’t Stop Loving You/Bad (Performed at Yokohama Stadium, September, 1987) <---They should just release the entire DVD from Yokohama since there are already DVD releases out there (not true DVD). With the studio that they hired to do the sound enhance...why not put this out there to make it official and make it a true great experience for the fans. Nothing is EVER enough when it comes to MJ's material. They shouldn't be afraid of releasing as much materials as possible. IT WILL SELL!!!

HORRIBLE REMIX, PITBULL COULD HAVE DONE 100 TIMES BETTER ON HIS VERSE, VERY WEAK.
SONY NEEDS TO GET TO MAKE BETTER REMIXES ON MORE SONGS. ONE MORE THING, WHERES THE BLURAY WITH SPECIAL FEATURES? AKON, 2 CHAINZ, PITBULL, DRAKE,J COLE, LUDA,KANYE, ETC...I JUST THINK THE REMIXES SHOULD BE CLASSIC BANGERS SO THEY WILL GET RADIO ROTATION AND CLUB PLAY.

I thought I was excited before but now with the track list I seriously cant wait! (:

thaaaaaanks

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Yeah!

WOW! Bad 25 is gonna be amazing! \o/
I can't wait to listen to the demo tracks!

LEAVE THE MICHAEL JACKSON FANS MAKE OUR OWN DVD LIKE MICHAEL WANTED TO DO THIS IS IT! also you will get MONEY!

I've waited since July 22nd 1988, the first time I saw Michael Jackson live in concert; for this to be finally released. This for me is a time machine, to go back to a time, when Michael Jackson ruled the Universe. I never thought we would see the day, the Bad Tour from Wembley officially released. I can't wait, the pepsi is on ice, and I will toast this in my original Wembley MJ Pepsi Bad Tour paper cup. Thank you guys.