Official track list of bad 25th anniversary special edition is unveiled

Shelleigh

Proud Member
Joined
May 3, 2012
Messages
79
Points
0
Location
Wiltshire, U.K.
That setlist is great, I really can't wait now. I just wish they would release a trailer or a little snippet of the DVD so we can see what it looks like now its been finished.
 

Eric

Proud Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
Messages
1,321
Points
48
I must say the estate is doing a great job on this package. It looks like they are really listening to the fans.

I am surprised there isn't more unreleased songs. I thought Quincy Jones said MJ had enough material for Bad to be a 3 CD set. I guess Quincy might have been exaggerating a little!

I was also surprised to read in the press release that the French version of IJCSLY was never released before. I've listened to it so many times on Youtube that I firgured it was released at least in France before.
 

Rhilo

Proud Member
Joined
Aug 2, 2010
Messages
2,816
Points
0
OMG this is amazing, and you have to give them props for listening and striving to meet fan expectations the best they can.

While I can understand most fans being unhappy about Pitbull, I can also see the reasoning behind having him remix Bad. He's a popular, mainstream artist today and if that's what it takes to get Michael's music across to a younger audience and more airplay by request so be it. We can always enjoy the original track and skip whatever we don't like.

I'm not too fussed about the number of unreleased demos being limited, after all they don't want to deplete, but make the supply last longer. I'm sure fans want it that way too. The thought of the day where we have nothing new to look forward to scares me...

I'm so looking forward to watching Bad Wembley, hearing the demos and Bad live. Nothing can take away my excitement at this moment :D
 

Eric

Proud Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
Messages
1,321
Points
48
One thing that does worry me is that they said Don't Be Messin Round was one of the more complete demos. To me DBMR was far from complete. So if the other songs are less complete, we might be getting some really short/sparse/incomplete tracks.
 

Pentum

Proud Member
Joined
Mar 16, 2009
Messages
7,066
Points
63
Location
Norway

Buffalo Bill (1983) (Michael Jackson)
Michael Jackson
Inspired by the legendary gunfighter James Butler Hickok aka Buffalo "Wild Bill"
Hickok. Supposed to be an outtake of the album VICTORY (1984) by The Jacksons,
later intended to be released on the album BAD (1987).

Sources:

  • Michael Jackson's then manager Frank Dileo in an interview in 1984
  • Michael Jackson's court deposition in Mexico in November 1993


Hot Fever (1985) (Michael Jackson)
Michael Jackson
Demo of The Way You Make Me Feel (1987)
Source: United States Copyright Office (registered in October 1985)



Eaten Alive (1985) (Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb, Michael Jackson)
Michael Jackson
Originally written only by the two Bee Gees, then Michael re-wrote the chorus
Two demos exist: one sung by the two Bee Gees, and another one sung by Michael
Source: United States Copyright Office (registered twice: in March and in July 1985)


Tomboy (1985) (Michael Jackson)
Michael Jackson
Outtake of the album BAD (1987)
Sources:

  • United States Copyright Office (registered in October 1985)
  • Michael Jackson's court deposition in Mexico in November 1993


What You Do To Me (1985) (Michael Jackson)
Michael Jackson
Outtake of the album BAD (1987)
Could be rewritten for a scheduled release on the album INVINCIBLE (2001)

Source: United States Copyright Office
(registered twice: in October 1985 and again in December 1998)


Crack Kills (1986) (Michael Jackson)
Michael Jackson
Features hip hop group Run DMC which is given credit in the booklet
of the album BAD (1987) (Special Edition, 2001). Due to tensions
between both sides the song finally did not make the album BAD (1987).

Early unfinished lyrics of this song have been sold by auction twice:
first in November 2005 and once again online via Ebay in 2006

Source: Michael Jackson's court deposition in Mexico in November 1993


Pyramid Girl (1986) (Michael Jackson)

Michael Jackson
Demo of Liberian Girl (1987)



Chicago 1945 (1987) (Michael Jackson, Steve Porcaro)
Supposed alternative title: Chicago Nights
(as seen in the movie MOONWALKER (1988))

Michael Jackson
Outtake of the album BAD (1987)
The song was reworked in 2000 for the album INVINCIBLE (2001)

Source: Michael Jackson's court deposition in Mexico in November 1993
See also: --> Chicago 1945 - Reworked Version (2000)


Creep (1987) (Michael Jackson)
Michael Jackson
Note: The year the song was written and recorded is unproven
(but has to be prior to 1994).

Source: Michael Jackson's court deposition in Mexico in November 1993


Get Around (1987) (Michael Jackson)
Michael Jackson
Outtake of the album BAD (1987)
The song was reworked in 2000 for the album INVINCIBLE (2001)

Source: Michael Jackson's court deposition in Mexico in November 1993
See also: --> Get Around - Reworked Version (2000)


Groove Of Midnight (1987) (Rod Temperton)
Michael Jackson
Michael can be heard singing it a bit on a leaked snippet
from a recording session for the album BAD (1987)


------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Bunch of BAD Era songs that could be added to the disc. I really think they could've added at least 4-5 more. And there must be even more, as songs like "I'm So Blue", "Free" and "Song Groove" were unknown until now (as far as I know).
 
X

xscape guy 2003

Guest
Nice one estate!

Only one thing i hope i could advise, and to be honest yes i am there with bobmoo on the fact the the estate needs to keep pushing to new fans. Dont get me wrong that Michaels music will do this on its own, but getting * current* and influenced by Michael artists to cover/remix his amazing songs will keep him current in todays charts!
The other thing is, please please, dont let these gems of his just die! Release as singles with say remixes of classic songs make Bad 25 truely LEGENDRY! then its upto his fan base to go that extra mile and make sure we keep this legacy going forever!

Michael will never die in my eyes , simply because the music was and always will be alive!

Please take this advise and dont just rest on Bad 25 sales alone.

Terry
 

djvernon

Proud Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
Messages
1,259
Points
0
Location
The Netherlands
This is great, in fact I think there are 2 remixes, becauae the other Bad remix is also done by Afrojack, but I don't know what Pitbull did with it. Off course they could have add more unreleased tracks, but come on. I hope I can live another 30 years at least and to have everything released in just 5 years and then nothing anymore.... They really have to take care with everything Michael has left to us, there is no more....
Maybe they will do another complete CD with unreleased tracks from all periods in the future.
 

The Brown Gangsta

Proud Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2011
Messages
366
Points
0
Since there hasn't been any mention of an itunes/digital release, is it too much of a reach to hope for a #1 debut? I think now is the time to start some serious promo so the general public becomes aware of the new features that this rerelease has to offer, it's way too easy for a casual critic to downplay this as just another repackaging of an old album.

I hope Spike's documentary is shown widely and makes other people just as excited about Bad25 as I am!
 

ScaredOfTheMoon

Proud Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
Messages
336
Points
0
This is the first time since Michael's death I've actually been excited about a new release. I can't wait to hear the unheard songs.


Also, am I the only one who has no idea who this Pitbull person is? :mello:
 

Bubs

Proud Member
Joined
Jan 19, 2012
Messages
7,856
Points
0
OMG this is amazing, and you have to give them props for listening and striving to meet fan expectations the best they can.

While I can understand most fans being unhappy about Pitbull, I can also see the reasoning behind having him remix Bad. He's a popular, mainstream artist today and if that's what it takes to get Michael's music across to a younger audience and more airplay by request so be it. We can always enjoy the original track and skip whatever we don't like.

I'm not too fussed about the number of unreleased demos being limited, after all they don't want to deplete, but make the supply last longer. I'm sure fans want it that way too. The thought of the day where we have nothing new to look forward to scares me...

I'm so looking forward to watching Bad Wembley, hearing the demos and Bad live. Nothing can take away my excitement at this moment :D

I hope I will not live to see that day:cry:
By controlling how many un-released songs they release over the time , I hope they'll have enough to last my life time.
 

dam2040

Proud Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2005
Messages
5,505
Points
63
I'm 100% certain he did TWYMMF on the 16th. My mother was there, and she remembers it vividly. Great bonuses, but 5 new songs? Out of 20+? And a remix featuring Pitbull?! Slightly disappointed, but it should still be good.
 

h0opman31

Proud Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
Messages
3,923
Points
38
YO finally!!....Been waiting for this.....I'm exited that they decided to put in TWYMMF from the previous night. Bad (REMIX BY AFROJACK - CLUB MIX) should be crack. Not sure about the one with Pitbull...Not sure why they releasing streetwalker and Fly away. One more month LETS GOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

h0opman31

Proud Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
Messages
3,923
Points
38
So you think the audio would be worse and the picture quality better than the 16th ?
 

h0opman31

Proud Member
Joined
Jul 25, 2011
Messages
3,923
Points
38
Def want to see a trailer for the wembley show. Its a must.
 

StellaJackson

Proud Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2008
Messages
2,693
Points
38
Does anyone know what Mike says at the beginining of this video right at the band says "Who's Bad"? It's seems so cool, but I can't make out what he's saying.

He says "hurt me Chris". He's talking to Christopher Currell (sync, digital guitar).
 
Top