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    Quote Originally Posted by dethorro View Post
    They did rehearse In The Closet and Can't Let Her Get Away but they never performed them.
    Except that time when the band performed the instrumental version of In The Closet in Toulouse (France).
    I'm not sure but I read somewhere that they did it as an homage to Princess Stephanie of Monaco (aka Mystery Girl on the song credits).

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    The ‘BAD’ album is not only too short, but they also should have done some things differently.

    ‘Streetwalker’ should have been included (not necessarily as the opening track) because it is the thematically dark version of the ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ song, and both songs would have complemented one another on the album.

    ‘Liberian Girl’ needed the inclusion of a third verse, because this great ballad feels incomplete and very short with only two verses.

    They should have included the extended lyrics of the second verse of ‘Smooth Criminal’ because the song has a much better flow with those extra lyrics on it.

    They should not have sped-up the ‘Dirty Diana’ song, because it is a rock song.

    They should have cut these pointless and unnecessary first 6 seconds of the ‘Another Part Of Me’ song intro.

    These are some of the most important changes/improvements that the official version of the 'BAD' album needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuzball View Post
    This was posted by Brad Sundberg some ages ago.

    I'd love to listen to the full adlibs of Liberian Girl. And Streetwalker, of course.




    I wonder what mix of Streetwalker that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    The ‘BAD’ album is not only too short, but they also should have done some things differently.

    ‘Streetwalker’ should have been included (not necessarily as the opening track) because it is the thematically dark version of the ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ song, and both songs would have complemented one another on the album.

    ‘Liberian Girl’ needed the inclusion of a third verse, because this great ballad feels incomplete and very short with only two verses.

    They should have included the extended lyrics of the second verse of ‘Smooth Criminal’ because the song has a much better flow with those extra lyrics on it.

    They should not have sped-up the ‘Dirty Diana’ song, because it is a rock song.

    They should have cut these pointless and unnecessary first 6 seconds of the ‘Another Part Of Me’ song intro.

    These are some of the most important changes/improvements that the official version of the 'BAD' album needed.
    BAD too short?? - There was a limited time on a LP - so how on earth would you make it longer? - They even had to speed songs up to make space...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mj_frenzy View Post
    The ‘BAD’ album is not only too short, but they also should have done some things differently.

    ‘Streetwalker’ should have been included (not necessarily as the opening track) because it is the thematically dark version of the ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ song, and both songs would have complemented one another on the album.

    ‘Liberian Girl’ needed the inclusion of a third verse, because this great ballad feels incomplete and very short with only two verses.

    They should have included the extended lyrics of the second verse of ‘Smooth Criminal’ because the song has a much better flow with those extra lyrics on it.

    They should not have sped-up the ‘Dirty Diana’ song, because it is a rock song.

    They should have cut these pointless and unnecessary first 6 seconds of the ‘Another Part Of Me’ song intro.

    These are some of the most important changes/improvements that the official version of the 'BAD' album needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    BAD too short?? - There was a limited time on a LP - so how on earth would you make it longer? - They even had to speed songs up to make space...
    Release a double album!

    Bad is a perfect album as it is, but I agree it's short in the sense that I could listen to this type of sound/songs much longer (but I love the length of Dangerous/History, and the neverending Dangerous demos as well, so...). Considering that the possibility of a double album came into play the "what if" factor remains intriguing to me...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Themidwestcowboy View Post
    I wonder what mix of Streetwalker that is.
    Considering the track length of all songs, imo it's safe to assume that the tape contains release candidates (final or close to final mixes).

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    I would say BAD is the perfect length - Dangerous and HIStory are propably my favorite albums - but I do actually feel 1-2 songs could have been removed to make the album more tight.

    CLHGA and maybe SDMW could have been released as b-sides on singles. - Then it would be 12 perfect songs. - I like CLHGA and SDMW - but they feel a bit like b-sides IMO.

    Same with HIStory I would remove TTA and Come Together - and release them as b-sides.

    A question - has HIStory ever been released without the long intro?
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    BAD is longer than Off The Wall and Thriller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by analogue View Post
    BAD is longer than Off The Wall and Thriller.
    A LOT longer actually.

    Too many songs is not always a good thing. - Invincible could have gotten a better pace/tempo if it was cut to maybe 12-13 songs. It could make a better flow.

    I will say however - the only song I might consider changing on BAD is Just Good Friends. - JGF could/should have been released either as a stand alone single or as a b-side on a single. - Like Come Together was released as a b-side to one of the BAD singles. Streetwalker could have replaces JGF.
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    Speaking of Just Good Friends one thing I don't understand is why Stevie Wonder's name wasn't written on the album tracklist. With a massive name like Stevie's you'd think the tracklist would have read ''Just Good Friends (Featuring Stevie Wonder)''

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    Quote Originally Posted by analogue View Post
    Speaking of Just Good Friends one thing I don't understand is why Stevie Wonder's name wasn't written on the album tracklist. With a massive name like Stevie's you'd think the tracklist would have read ''Just Good Friends (Featuring Stevie Wonder)''
    I have no idea - but maybe that was just how they did it back in 1987. - had it been released today there is no doubt it would say featuring Stevie Wonder with BIG letters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    I have no idea - but maybe that was just how they did it back in 1987. - had it been released today there is no doubt it would say featuring Stevie Wonder with BIG letters.
    They did it with Paul McCartney on Thriller and they did it with Siedah Garrett on BAD. Maybe they wanted Stevie to be a surprise for the listener?

    Funny story about that. When I heard JGF for the first time as a kid, I didn't know who Stevie was, and for a long time I actually thought Michael changed his voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by analogue View Post
    funny story about that. When i heard jgf for the first time as a kid, i didn't know who stevie was, and for a long time i actually thought michael changed his voice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hess View Post
    Same with HIStory I would remove TTA and Come Together - and release them as b-sides.

    A question - has HIStory ever been released without the long intro?
    Come Together has been released as b-side on Remember The Times single, it contains a longer outro for more than one minute longer. (So I even wondered why they added it to HIStory)
    https://www.discogs.com/Michael-Jack...release/200095

    HIStory has been released as RADIO EDIT on some CD singles too
    https://www.discogs.com/Michael-Jack...release/532713

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