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    "Speechless" - March 2000 at Neverland Ranch

    Are you sure about that? There was no professionel studio at Neverland.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjfan_93 View Post
    Are you sure about that? There was no professionel studio at Neverland.
    Brad Buxer and Michael Prince recorded it via a portable recording setup.

    Michael wasn't above recording vocals in peculiar settings. Sometimes he couldn't make it to a professional studio in the allotted time; sometimes he just wanted to work from home. For example, the GRAMMYs intro to "The Way You Make Me Feel" was recorded in a hotel room, as were "Best of Joy" and "I Am a Loser"; "Days in Gloucestershire" was recorded in a bungalow on the front lawn of the Neverland mansion; and I believe the demo to "Billie Jean" was partially recorded in a closet!

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    Thanks AlwaysThere, more great insightful info

    I've wanted to know dates of some songs for ages.
    I'm jealous of Beatles fans for that, they know what date songs were made, what time and how many sugars Ringo had in his coffee that day

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    I still think it's interesting/cool that Best Of Joy was recorded IN the Bel-Air hotel.. Not in a studio, not in some fancy high tech location.. but the BATHROOM haha! I love it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlwaysThere View Post
    · "Dirty Diana" - 13 June 1987 at Westlake Studios
    That date must be the day when new elements/overdubs were recorded. DDs first demo recording dates to early 1983. Initial recording under Q's supervision began in August 1986.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzball View Post
    That date must be the day when new elements/overdubs were recorded. DDs first demo recording dates to early 1983. Initial recording under Q's supervision began in August 1986.
    Actually most of the Hayvenhurst songs (that were fully complete before they were brought up to Quincy), Quincy insisted on rerecording them. Another Part Of Me was the only song that Michael preferred in it's previous state that they didn't pick the rerecorded version for the album.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamyyy View Post
    Actually most of the Hayvenhurst songs (that were fully complete before they were brought up to Quincy), Quincy insisted on rerecording them. Another Part Of Me was the only song that Michael preferred in it's previous state that they didn't pick the rerecorded version for the album.
    APOM's re-recorded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzball View Post
    APOM's re-recorded.
    No it's not. It's remixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderouzmj View Post
    No it's not. It's remixed
    I really hope they release the early version of Another Part Of Me in the near future. That bass is just so smelly!


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    Childhood was recorded on June 27th 1994 as stated by Brian Vibberts at the Brad x2 seminar.

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    Also, I have found the multitrack sheets of some of the songs from the Bad album on which Bruce Swedien has written dates of when particular instruments (including vocals and Background vocals) have been recorded.(Sorry for posting two posts in a row).


    Liberian Girl:

    Lead vocal: September 26th 1986
    Background vocals: October 3rd 1986
    Bass:May 8th 1987

    Dirty Diana:
    Lead vocals:June 27th 1987
    Steve Stevens guitar solos: June 12th 1987
    Strings:June 27th 1987

    I Just Can't Stop Loving You:
    Lead Vocals(MJ&Siedah):May 20th 1987
    Background vocals: December 27th 1986
    Rap Intro:June 8th 1987
    Piano: December 26th 1986

    Smooth Criminal:
    Lead vocals:April 1st 1987
    Background vocals:September 14th 1986
    Bass:September 8th 1986
    Emergency siren:June 1st 1987

    Leave Me Alone:
    Lead vocals:June 14th 1987
    Guitar: June 3rd 1987
    Synth: June 3rd 1987

    Just Good Friends:

    Lead vocals (MJ&Stevie): June (or May) 18th 1987
    Background vocals:June (or May) 18th 1987
    Piano:May 28th 1987
    Horns:May 18th 1987
    Synths:May 27th 1987


    The Bad sessions at Westlake Studios started on August 4th 1986 (Source:Rolling Stone).

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    Quote Originally Posted by dethorro View Post
    Childhood was recorded on June 27th 1994 as stated by Brian Vibberts at the Brad x2 seminar.
    I believe he also stated that "Smile" was recorded on the same day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dethorro View Post
    Also, I have found the multitrack sheets of some of the songs from the Bad album on which Bruce Swedien has written dates of when particular instruments (including vocals and Background vocals) have been recorded.(Sorry for posting two posts in a row).



    Dirty Diana:
    Lead vocals:June 27th 1987
    Steve Stevens guitar solos: June 12th 1987
    Strings:June 27th 1987

    Smooth Criminal:
    Lead vocals:April 1st 1987
    Background vocals:September 14th 1986
    Bass:September 8th 1986
    Emergency siren:June 1st 1987

    The Bad sessions at Westlake Studios started on August 4th 1986 (Source:Rolling Stone).
    I know early demos (i mean really early) were recorded around Oct. 1985

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    Quote Originally Posted by dethorro View Post
    Also, I have found the multitrack sheets of some of the songs from the Bad album on which Bruce Swedien has written dates of when particular instruments (including vocals and Background vocals) have been recorded.(Sorry for posting two posts in a row).


    Liberian Girl:

    Lead vocal: September 26th 1986
    Background vocals: October 3rd 1986
    Bass:May 8th 1987

    Dirty Diana:
    Lead vocals:June 27th 1987
    Steve Stevens guitar solos: June 12th 1987
    Strings:June 27th 1987

    I Just Can't Stop Loving You:
    Lead Vocals(MJ&Siedah):May 20th 1987
    Background vocals: December 27th 1986
    Rap Intro:June 8th 1987
    Piano: December 26th 1986

    Smooth Criminal:
    Lead vocals:April 1st 1987
    Background vocals:September 14th 1986
    Bass:September 8th 1986
    Emergency siren:June 1st 1987

    Leave Me Alone:
    Lead vocals:June 14th 1987
    Guitar: June 3rd 1987
    Synth: June 3rd 1987

    Just Good Friends:

    Lead vocals (MJ&Stevie): June (or May) 18th 1987
    Background vocals:June (or May) 18th 1987
    Piano:May 28th 1987
    Horns:May 18th 1987
    Synths:May 27th 1987


    The Bad sessions at Westlake Studios started on August 4th 1986 (Source:Rolling Stone).
    I think it's so interesting to see how they spaced out these recording sessions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seldervi View Post
    I know early demos (i mean really early) were recorded around Oct. 1985
    True! Michael started working with the B-Team in 1985 at the Hayvenhurst Studio.This is where 'Al Capone', 'Price Of Fame', 'Free' (and pretty much all the other demos included on Bad 25) were recorded.
    Michael also contacted Roger Troutman from the band Zapp in 1985. I found a handwritten note on Julien's Auctions from MJ to a person named 'Candy' on which Michael wrote to find 'the guy who played guitar on the record ''Dance Floor'' from the band Zapp'.It was dated March 5th 1985.
    Troutman later worked with Michael on 'Al Capone'.

    Another interesting thing I found is the track sheet of the song 'Dangerous' (yes, the same track sheet that Michael talks about in his 1994 deposition).It was posted a while back on Brad Sundberg's Facebook account.
    Lead and background vocals for 'Dangerous' were recorded on February 1st 1991.

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