The late Michael Jackson’s iconic album Bad will be reissued in a deluxe edition in September to mark the record’s 25th anniversary. The new album, titled Bad 25, will feature three CDs, a DVD and two booklets. One of the DVDs is going to include a copy of Michael’s legendary July 16 1988 concert at Wembley Stadium in London. Read on for more of the details about what is going to be included in the 25th anniversary album package and watch the official promo teaser…
Bad was originally released on the 31st August 1987, and by 26th September it had debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. While some people claim that MJ’s album, Thriller was more of a success, Bad reportedly made history as the first album to have five of its singles peak at number one on the Billboard 100 consecutively; I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Man in the Mirror and Dirty Diana.
So, what can you expect from the 25th anniversary re-release? According to Rolling Stones…
The DVD will include Jackson’s personal video recording of his performance at Wembley Stadium in London on July 16th, 1988. The video will be the first full concert performance from the Bad tour to be commercially released, and will be seen without cuts, exactly as it played out on stage before an audience of 72,000 fans, including Princess Diana…A third CD will feature previously unreleased demos of songs that did not make it to the album, along with new remixes of material from Bad. A standard edition of the Bad reissue will also be released, including the remastered album and unreleased material, but omitting the Wembley performance.
The magnificent 3 CD/1 DVD box set will also include 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. A BAD 25 two CD standard edition featuring the original album plus the CD of demos and new remixes will also be made available as will a stand alone edition of the DVD and a picture disc of the original album.
While often these anniversary re-releases full short, I think this one sounds really good, and it is full of new material for MJ fans. I think it is a great idea that they have included a DVD of the full 1988 show at Wembley Stadium, as it was seen then. There are also unreleased demos of songs that did not make it to the original album. The photos and posters are a bonus too. Watch the official promo teaser… will you be getting yourself a copy of Bad 25?