Published May 22, 2012There have been frequent rumblings that new Michael Jackson material was sitting in the vaults, waiting to be released, and now we've finally got word as to when some of the singer's archival material will see the light of day. On September 18, Epic/Legacy Recordings will reissue 1987's Bad in an expanded version that includes a slew of extras.
Called BAD 25, the deluxe package comes with three CDs and a DVD. Perhaps the most exciting part is the DVD, which contains a concert filmed at London, UK's Wembley Stadium on July 16, 1988. The footage shows the entire concert and is culled from Michael's personal VHS copy of what was displayed on the stadium's screens that night.
As for the CDs, disc one is a remastered copy of the original album, while disc two consists of unheard recordings from Michael's home studio. The latter includes demos for tracks that appeared on Bad, in addition to songs that didn't make the final cut. All of the material comes from the Bad era, and there are also some remixes. The final CD consists of the audio from the aforementioned Wembley Stadium show.
The deluxe package will also include two booklets and a poster. If you don't want to fork out for the whole thing, Bad will be available a standard two-CD set, a stand-alone concert DVD, and a picture disc version of the original album.
Shortly ahead of the album reissue, on June 26, the single "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" will be released on seven-inch vinyl. This replica of the original single will include the B-side "Baby Be Mine."
For more information about the different reissue packages, including a "Deluxe Collectors Edition" that comes in a Bad-themed case, and to pre-order the reissue, head here.