Michael Jackson’s “Bad” Gets Big Re-Release For 25th Anniversary
Who’s Bad? Well, Michael Jackson is once again, as Epic/Legacy Recordings and the Jackson Family Estate release a 25th anniversary special edition of the singer’s 1987 album Bad.
Out September 18, Bad 25 will come to fans in a whole collector’s set, featuring a remastered version of the album that includes hits like “The Way You Make Me Feel” and “Smooth Criminal,” two additional CDs, a DVD and two booklets of unseen photos from the recording sessions, video sets and concerts from that period.
The bonus CDs will feature previously unreleased materials from the King Of Pop. One will feature demos from the Bad recording session while the other will be the first live concert recording from Jackson, featuring the audio from his July 16, 1988 Wembley Stadium show in London. The DVD will also be of that same concert — seen by 72,000 fans, one of them being Princess Diana — releasing for the first time ever Michael’s own personal recording of the performance from the JumboTrons that night.
The Bad World Tour was MJ’s first concert tour as a solo artist and included over 123 dates in just 16 months. The tour was a phenomenon making its way into the Guinness Book of World Records for the largest tour in history, the tour with the largest attending audience with more than 4.4 million fans seeing the singer live and the most sold-out shows at Wembley Stadium.
Watch a teaser for the Bad 25 DVD below.
–Shannon Carlin, CBS Local