On Monday, the estate of Michael Jackson announced plans to reissue the late King of Pop’s classic 1987 album Bad as a three-CD, one-DVD deluxe set called Bad 25, in celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary. The collection will be available in stores on September 18.
The re-release will boast some pretty cool highlights from the singer’s personal archives, including newly discovered and restored footage of Michael’s July 16, 1988, concert at the original Wembley Stadium in London during the Bad tour.
The set will include a CD of the remastered original album; a CD containing previously unreleased material, song demos recorded at Michael’s personal studio and several DJ remixes; and a concert CD and DVD of the Wembley event.
Other music to be issued as part of the anniversary celebration includes the June 5 release of the original album’s first single, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” on a CD single together with a previously unreleased Bad session bonus track, “Don’t Be Messin’ ‘Round (demo).” That disc will only be available in the U.S. at Wal-Mart. On June 26, a replica edition of the original seven-inch vinyl single with its original B-side, “Baby Be Mine,” will be available worldwide.
The Jackson estate, in part through a marketing deal it recently cut with Pepsi, is planning more 25th anniversary happenings and special releases. Fans can register to stay informed about upcoming releases on MichaelJackson.com.
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