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Michael Jackson / Bad 25 track listing revealed for deluxe set

Michael Jackson / Bad 25 / 3CD+DVDThe track listing for Michael Jackson‘s Bad deluxe reissue (Bad 25) has finally been released. The only unknown element of this 3CD+DVD set was over the content of the second audio CD and unfortunately the news isn’t good.

For some reason at least 19 extended remixes/edits/instrumentals from the 1987/8 CD singles and 12-inch records have been totally ignored in favour of three ‘contemporary’ remixes and a bunch of demos, one of which has already appeared on the CD single of I Just Can’t Stop Loving You that was released a few months ago. A few tracks are carried over from the 2001 special edition and we get a rather inessential sounding French version of I Just Can’t Stop Loving You. Just like the bodged Thriller reissue of a few years ago, the ball seems to have been dropped for one of the biggest selling albums of all time!

There is also no indication of whether the album proper will be a remastered version of the original CD release or based on the 2001 reissue where a few tracks were replaced with single edits.

The good news is that the DVD will have 5.1 surround option straight from the multi-tracks and the audio CD of the concert should sound spectacular.

What do you think of this track listing? Would like to hear your views – leave a comment!

DELUXE BOX TRACK LISTING

CD ONE – Original Album

  • 1. Bad
  • 2. The Way You Make Me Feel
  • 3. Speed Demon
  • 4. Liberian Girl
  • 5. Just Good Friends
  • 6. Another Part Of Me
  • 7. Man In The Mirror
  • 8. I Just Can’t Stop Lovin’ You
  • 9. Dirty Diana
  • 10. Smooth Criminal
  • 11. Leave Me Alone

CD TWO – Bonus Tracks, Unreleased Tracks, Demos, Remixes

  • 1. Don’t Be Messin’ Around
  • 2. I’m So Blue
  • 3. Song Groove (A/K/A Abortion Papers)
  • 4. Free
  • 5. Price Of Fame
  • 6. Al Capone
  • 7. Streetwalker
  • 8. Fly Away
  • 9. Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Spanish Version)
  • 10. Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, French Version)
  • 11. Bad (REMIX BY AFROJACK FEATURING PITBULL – DJ BUDDHA EDIT)
  • 12. Speed Demon (REMIX BY NERO)
  • 13. Bad (REMIX BY AFROJACK – CLUB MIX)

CD THREE – CD Live at Wembley Stadium July 16, 1988

  • 1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  • 2. This Place Hotel
  • 3. Another Part Of Me
  • 4. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
  • 5. She’s Out Of My Life
  • 6. I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I’ll Be There
  • 7. Rock With You
  • 8. Human Nature
  • 9. Smooth Criminal
  • 10. Dirty Diana
  • 11. Thriller
  • 12. Working Day And Night
  • 13. Beat It
  • 14. Billie Jean
  • 15. Bad
  • 16. Man In The Mirror

DVD – DVD Live at Wembley Stadium July 16, 1988

  • 1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  • 2. This Place Hotel
  • 3. Another Part Of Me
  • 4. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
  • 5. She’s Out Of My Life
  • 6. I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I’ll Be There
  • 7. Rock With You
  • 8. Human Nature
  • 9. Smooth Criminal
  • 10. Dirty Diana
  • 11. Thriller
  • 12. Bad Groove (the Band Jam section)
  • 13. Working Day And Night
  • 14. Beat It
  • 15. Billie Jean
  • 16. Bad
  • 17. Man In The Mirror (Encore)

And Bonus Tracks Include:

  • 1. The Way You Make Me Feel (Performed at Wembley the previous night, July 15, 1988)
  • 2. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You/Bad (Performed at Yokohama Stadium, September, 1987)

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6 responses to Michael Jackson / Bad 25 track listing revealed for deluxe set

  1. Croc says:

    While the demos on Disc 2 are nice, you’re absolutely right about the remixes. I don’t even mind the inclusion of newer remixes, but 2 remixes of Bad by the same guy, one featuring (God help us) Pitbull? Only 3 remixes and two of them are nearly identical?

    Where’s the never before released in any CD format extended mix of Leave Me Alone? At least Bad, Another Part of Me, Smooth Criminal and The Way You Make Me Feel were on the UK 3 disc set of King of Pop, although it would have made a lot of sense to include them.

    This edition renders the previous 2001 Special Edition basically useless as it contains the same three bonus tracks plus several more. I can’t wait until 2017 when the 30th 5-CD 2-DVD edition comes out with more things that should have been on this one.

    At least it won’t have Pitbull.

  2. pinkfloyd says:

    Totally agree, Paul!
    Who needs new crap remixes in BAD25?
    The bonus disc could be filled with those 19 remixes/edits from that era, and those unreleased demos could easily be added to the main disc?
    The 3 new remixes could be released as cd single or direct to iTunes, perhaps?
    Missed opportunity indeed!!!
    Will there be a Thriller30 as well in 2012?

  3. Daniel says:

    I am happy about every demo version who finds the way
    on a re-release CD. But new remixes – like here 3 – should have
    no place on re-issues like that. Disappointing is the space on CD #1
    and obviously on the second CD too. That was a missed chance….
    Maybe someone takes the good “Victory” CD from the Jacksons
    and think about a good 2CD release with the 12″versions
    and the U.S. only instrumental versions + demos incl. the duet
    of Michael Jackson & Freddie Mercury for “State Of Shock”

  4. Boring. I’ll pass on this. I want original 7″ and 12″ mixes.

  5. Ron says:

    Call that Afrosuck dude if you want to totally rape your favourite tracks.. Why releasing this shit & ignore the original remixes & extended versions? I don’t understand Sony for releasing this kind of crap.

  6. Nina Hamilton says:

    Personally I would just liked to have CD 2, and the DVD of the Wembley concert. I already have the Bad CD with ‘The Way You Make Me Feel’ and ‘I Can’t Stop Loving You’ in Spanish, and we don’t need CD 3 LIVE of the concert when we have the DVD tracks, surely? The price is not too ‘bad’. Ha ha.

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