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    The Song "BAD" and its Development

    I also understand, and where I read it escapes me at the moment but it was from those who worked on the album, that the short film was what pretty much shaped the final version of the song, structure-wise. According to the BAD 25 Documentary, editing on the short film started around December...
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    Michael Jackson | Instrumentation | What did they use?

    So, this is from what I have found out so far: - That catchy drum machine loop that plays during Beat It was mostly likely sequenced on the Roland TR-808. - Gear-wise, the Synclavier was the main star of the BAD album with other synths such as: Yamaha DX-7, Roland D-50 and JX10, Oberheim...
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    25th Anniversary of "Will You Be There"

    I agree, it's one of the greats! There was actually a time when I couldn't listen to the song without feeling emotional, it's so uplifting.
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    New book? 'All The Songs: The Story Behind Every Track'

    The book is already looking interesting but you know what would make it even more great? If they also included the recording dates. Either way, here's hoping the book will be an interesting read!
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    Your 'Bad' Experience (30th Anniversary Edition)

    As we all may know, today--August 31, 2017, marks the 30th anniversary of one of Michael Jackson's most recognized albums (and Short Films). I may have told this story before, but though I wasn't (most unfortunately) around back in 1987 to witness the hype and release firsthand, I was exposed...
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    Best title track

    I choose BAD, man. I love all of the other songs but BAD is my first choice. Like, that song is just GOOD!
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    Favorite MJ instrumentals

    I love instrumentals of MJ's songs, they allow me to appreciate the music all the more! One of the first instrumentals I listened to was of 'Bad'; it's interesting how different a song sounds without the vocals. My only thing with this instrumental is how the vocals kick in at the very end; it...
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    Moonwalker's Smooth Criminal

    Not to go off topic but you mean the actual song BAD?? If so, I wasn't aware that a verse was cut from it. Does anyone know what this verse is?
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    Which album sound more dated, Bad or Dangerous?

    I've never really actually thought about it because, well, I don't usually think about it. However, each album does definitely sound like a product of their respective eras (which I just LOVE). Having said that, I have a feeling that these albums were considered out of this world compared to the...
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Re: Brad Sundberg seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson Now, that book? I'd definitely read it! I also hope he is able to actually finish it and something tells me it'll be a book that'll be hard to put down! To add to what Coda's saying, who knows how long Brad's going to keep holding...
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Re: Brad Sundberg seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson I meant no harm, really. :)
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Re: Brad Sundberg seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson That does sound like fun; I do enjoy doing it with the multitracks and stems I'm come across online. Though, you can go ahead and say it, if you want. I don't mind knowng which songs; it's going to be quite a while before I get to go...
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Re: Brad Sundberg seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson If I'm going to spend 7 hours somewhere, Brad's Seminars would be it! How long was the Extended Remix? Did you get to remix any songs and can you tell me what songs were, if any?
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Re: Brad Sundberg seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson Thanks for the information. :) How long was this particular seminar, actually? Were you also heading to the "Extended Remix"?
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Re: Brad Sundberg seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson You know, I'm glad you were able to go to Brad's Seminar! One day, I hope to be able to go; it actually was in my hometown some time ago but I didn't have the means to go, unfortunately. That's why I enjoy reading other's...
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Re: Brad Sundberg seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson https://www.facebook.com/inthestudiowithmj/videos/679043618936202/ I should clarify, you can only hear part of it in the background for the duration of the video. It makes me want to hear more!
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    Hot topic Brad Sundberg Seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson

    Re: Brad Sundberg seminars: Making Music With Michael Jackson Just as a heads up, if anyone's seen Brad's latest video message on facebook, you'll hear a mix of Man In The Mirror that you might not have heard before. I know I didn't! :)
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    2001 Special Edition vs. Original Album Masters

    Relatedly, according to Chris Currell in one of his very informative articles on the making of Bad, Michael had him pretty much re-record the music track to Smooth Criminal in 1988. When they played this version for him later on, Michael danced around the room then said something like "Thank...
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    November 1986: The Bad Short Film Is In Production!

    30 years ago, around this time, the follow-up to Michael Jackson's Thriller, then known internally as The Project, had been a work in progress for quite some time, with recording sessions beginning in earnest in January 1987. It was this month, in 1986, that Michael decided to work on the Short...
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    Michael's Music: Full of Hidden Elements

    When it comes to some of Michael's music, what may seem like simple compositions yield a more complex listening experience what with the different stacks of instruments (synth or otherwise), snares, claps, and the EQ that makes his music come to life. Sometimes, I just sit there and really...
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