Monday, May 21, 2012

The 25th Anniversary of Michael Jackson's Bad Album Will Be Celebrated in Style With A Deluxe Music and Concert Package

August 31st of this year will mark the 25th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson's Bad album, the pop superstar's mega-selling follow-up to Thriller.  In celebration of the album's anniversary, a deluxe package that features music and concert footage from MJ's Bad era will be released on September 18, 2012. The Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition includes three CDs, two collectible booklets and the first-ever authorized DVD release of a performance from his record-breaking Bad World Tour.

The DVD portion of the package contains MJ's legendary concert at Wembley Stadium in London on July 16, 1988 when he performed before 72,000 fans. Prince Charles and Lady Diana were among the audience members for the sold-out show. The DVD is not a compilation of performances but one complete show. It was sourced from MJ's personal VHS copy of the performance as shown on Jumbo Trons during the concert. The visuals have been restored and the audio quality enhanced for the DVD.

The first CD in the deluxe package is the original remastered Bad album. The second CD contains previously unreleased material recorded in MJ's personal home studio in Encino, California. This material includes early demo versions of songs from Bad as well as demos for songs not included on the final album. All of the music is being released as it was originally recorded during the Bad sessions; nothing has been added or altered. Additionally, the CD includes remixes of songs on the Bad album from notable DJ/producers. And the third CD features the audio from the sound truck recordings of the July 16th Wembley concert. It's the first-ever CD release of Michael Jackson in concert as a solo artist and is the only concert from the Bad World Tour known to exist on multitracks.

And the package also includes two extensive booklets that have never-before-seen photos from the Bad recording sessions, video sets and the concert tour, as well as the original Bad cover art, a two-sided poster among other cool MJ items. The deluxe package is a great way to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the landmark Bad album and something his fans will definitely dig.

Related blog entry: Michael Jackson's Bad: Out Of The Shadow of Thriller

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