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Michael Jackson's 'Bad' To Be Rereleased on 25th Anniversary

May 22, 2012
Michael Jackson's 'Bad'

Michael Jackson's seminal 1987 album Bad is to be rereleased to mark its 25th anniversary, his estate and record label have announced.

The issue will be the first rerelease of an album from Jackson's catalogue since his death in 2009.

This version of Bad will include new music and a never-before released concert video, according to the announcement late Monday by his estate and Epic/Legacy Records.

The full disc will hit stores on September 18 but will be preceded by the rerelease of the album's first single, I Just Can't Stop Loving You.

Dubbed Bad 25, the deluxe disc package will feature three CDs, two collectible booklets, and the first-ever authorized DVD release of a concert from his record-breaking Bad tour in front of Britain's Prince Charles, Princess Diana and 72,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium in 1988.

The video was discovered in the singer's private collection on VHS, and is said to have been the sole copy.

"The era of Bad represented Michael's creative 'coming of age' as a solo artist in charge of every aspect of his career - from recording to touring to endorsements to merchandising," John Branca and John McClain, co-executors of his estate, wrote in a statement.

"This was the first album on which nearly all of the songs were written by Michael."



Source: Copyright 2012 dpa Deutsche Presse-Agentur GmbH


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