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Bad 25th Anniversary

Michael Jackson

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Released on September 14, 2012 by Epic - Legacy

Main artist: Michael Jackson

Genre: Soul/Funk/R&B

Distinctions: The Qobuz Ideal Discography (January 2014)

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Album : 2 disks - 24 tracks Total length : 01:47:16

    DISC 1
  1. 1 Bad (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Christopher Currell, Arranger - David Williams, Guitar - Gary Grant, Trumpet - Greg Phillinganes, Synthesizer - Jerry Hey, Horns - Jerry Hey, Trumpet - John Barnes, Synthesizer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - John Robinson, Drums - Kim Hutchcroft, Saxophone - Larry Williams, Saxophone - Michael Boddicker, Synthesizer - Michael J. Jackson, Composer - Michael J. Jackson, Lyricist - Michael Jackson, Arranger - Michael Jackson, Background Vocal - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Percussion - Michael Jackson, Performer - Michael Jackson, Vocal Arranger - Paulinho Da Costa, Percussion - Quincy Jones, Arranger - Quincy Jones, Producer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  2. 2 The Way You Make Me Feel (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - David Williams, Guitar - Douglas Getschal, Drum Programmer - Eric Gale, Guitar - Gary Grant, Trumpet - Greg Phillinganes, Synthesizer - Jerry Hey, Horns - Jerry Hey, Trumpet - John Barnes, Synthesizer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - John Robinson, Drums - Kim Hutchcroft, Saxophone - Larry Williams, Saxophone - M. J. Jackson, Composer - M. J. Jackson, Lyricist - Michael Boddicker, Synthesizer - Michael Jackson, Arranger - Michael Jackson, Background Vocal - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Michael Jackson, Vocal Arranger - Ollie E. Brown, Percussion - Paulhino da Costa, Percussion - Quincy Jones, Producer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  3. 3 Speed Demon (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Bill Boltrell, Guitar - David Williams, Guitar - Douglas Getschal, Drum Programmer - Gary Grant, Trumpet - Greg Phillinganes, Synthesizer - Jerry Hey, Horns - Jerry Hey, Trumpet - John Barnes, Synthesizer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - John Robinson, Drums - Kim Hutchcroft, Saxophone - Michael Boddicker, Synthesizer - Michael Jackson, Arranger - Michael Jackson, Background Vocal - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Lyricist - Michael Jackson, Performer - Miko Brando, Drums - Ollie E. Brown, Drums - Paulhino da Costa, Percussion - Quincy Jones, Arranger - Quincy Jones, Producer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  4. 4 Liberian Girl (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Caiphus Semenya, Vocal - David Paich, Synthesizer - Douglas Getschal, Drum Programmer - Jerry Hey, Horns - John Barnes, Arranger - John Barnes, Performer - John Barnes, Synthesizer - John Barnes, Vocal Arranger - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - John Robinson, Drums - Larry Williams, Synthesizer - Michael Boddicker, Synthesizer - Michael Jackson, Arranger - Michael Jackson, Background Vocal - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Michael Jackson, Vocal Arranger - Paulhino da Costa, Percussion - Quincy Jones, Arranger - Quincy Jones, Producer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  5. 5 Just Good Friends (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Bruce Swedien, Drums - Cornelius Mims, Drum Programmer - Gary Grant, Trumpet - Graham Lyle, Arranger - Graham Lyle, Composer - Graham Lyle, Lyricist - Greg Phillinganes, Synthesizer - Humberto Gatica, Drums - Jerry Hey, Horns - Jerry Hey, Trumpet - John Barnes, Arranger - John Barnes, Vocal Arranger - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Kim Hutchcroft, Saxophone - Larry Williams, Saxophone - Larry Williams, Synthesizer - Michael Boddicker, Synthesizer - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Michael Jackson, Vocal - Michael Landau, Guitar - Ollie E. Brown, Drums - Paulhino da Costa, Percussion - Quincy Jones, Arranger - Quincy Jones, Producer - Rhett Lawrence, Synthesizer - Stevie Wonder, Vocal - Terry Britten, Arranger - Terry Britten, Composer - Terry Britten, Lyricist - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  6. 6 Another Part of Me (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - David Williams, Guitar - Gary Grant, Trumpet - Jerry Hey, Horns - Jerry Hey, Trumpet - John Barnes, Arranger - John Barnes, Synthesizer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Kim Hutchcroft, Saxophone - Larry Williams, Saxophone - Michael J. Jackson, Arranger - Michael J. Jackson, Composer - Michael J. Jackson, Lyricist - Michael Jackson, Background Vocal - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Paul Jackson Jr., Guitar - Quincy Jones, Producer - Rhett Lawrence, Synthesizer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  7. 7 Man in the Mirror (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Andrae Crouch, Background Vocal - Andrae Crouch, Performer - Andrae Crouch, Vocal Arranger - Andrew Gouche, Background Vocal - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Carvin Winans, Background Vocal - Dann Huff, Guitar - Francine Howard, Background Vocal - Geary Faggett, Background Vocal - Glen Ballard, Arranger - Glen Ballard, Composer - Glen Ballard, Lyricist - Glen Ballard, Other - Glen Ballard, Synthesizer - Greg Phillinganes, Keyboards - Jean Johnson, Background Vocal - Jerry Hey, Other - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Linda Green, Background Vocal - Marvin Winans, Background Vocal - Maxi Anderson, Background Vocal - Michael Jackson, Background Vocal - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Michael Winans, Background Vocal - Perry Morgan, Background Vocal - Quincy Jones, Arranger - Quincy Jones, Other - Quincy Jones, Producer - Randy Kerber, Synthesizer - Ronal Winans, Background Vocal - Rose Banks, Background Vocal - Sandra Crouch, Background Vocal - Siedah Garrett, Background Vocal - Siedah Garrett, Composer - Siedah Garrett, Lyricist - Siedah Garrett, Vocal - The Andrae Crouch Choir, Background Vocal - The Winans, Background Vocal - The Winans, Vocal - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer - Vonciele Faggett, Background Vocal Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  8. 8 I Just Can't Stop Loving You (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Dann Huff, Guitar - David Paich, Other - David Paich, Synthesizer - Greg Phillinganes, Synthesizer - John Barnes, Piano - John Barnes, Vocal Arranger - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Michael J. Jackson, Composer - Michael J. Jackson, Lyricist - Michael J. Jackson, Vocal Arranger - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Michael Jackson, Vocal - Michael Jackson featuring Siedah Garrett, Performer - Nathan East, Bass - Ndugu Chancler, Drums - Paulhino da Costa, Percussion - Quincy Jones, Arranger - Quincy Jones, Other - Quincy Jones, Producer - Siedah Garrett, Vocal - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  9. 9 Dirty Diana (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - David Williams, Guitar - Jerry Hey, Composer - John Barnes, Arranger - John Barnes, Other - John Barnes, Strings - John Barnes, Synthesizer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - John Robinson, Drums - Michael Boddicker, Synthesizer - Michael J. Jackson, Composer - Michael J. Jackson, Lyricist - Michael Jackson, Arranger - Michael Jackson, Background Vocal - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Other - Michael Jackson, Performer - Michael Jackson, Vocal Arranger - Paul Jackson Jr., Guitar - Quincy Jones, Other - Quincy Jones, Producer - Randy Waldman, Synthesizer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  10. 10 Smooth Criminal (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Bill Bottrell, Drums - Bruce Swedien, Drums - Christopher Currell, Synthesizer - David Williams, Guitar - Gary Grant, Trumpet - Jerry Hey, Horns - Jerry Hey, Trumpet - John Barnes, Arranger - John Barnes, Synthesizer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - John Robinson, Drums - Kim Hutchcroft, Saxophone - Larry Williams, Saxophone - Michael Boddicker, Synthesizer - Michael J. Jackson, Composer - Michael J. Jackson, Lyricist - Michael Jackson, Arranger - Michael Jackson, Background Vocal - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Michael Jackson, Vocal Arranger - Quincy Jones, Producer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  11. 11 Leave Me Alone (2012 Remaster)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Greg Phillinganes, Synthesizer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Larry Williams, Drum Programmer - Larry Williams, Synthesizer - Michael J. Jackson, Composer - Michael J. Jackson, Lyricist - Michael Jackson, Arranger - Michael Jackson, Background Vocal - Michael Jackson, Co-Producer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Michael Jackson, Vocal Arranger - Paul Jackson Jr., Guitar - Quincy Jones, Producer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  12. DISC 2
  13. 1 Don't Be Messin' 'Round

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  14. 2 I'm So Blue

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  15. 3 Song Groove (a.k.a. Abortion Papers)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  16. 4 Free

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  17. 5 Price of Fame

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  18. 6 Al Capone

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  19. 7 Streetwalker

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Bill Bottrell, Producer - Bill Bottrell, Recording Engineer - Brad Sundberg, 2nd Engineer - Brian Malouf, Recording Engineer - Bruce Swedien, Recording Engineer - Claudio Ordenes, 2nd Engineer - Claudio Ordenes, Recording Engineer - Craig Johnson, Recording Engineer - Debbie Johnson, 2nd Engineer - Gary Olazabal, Recording Engineer - Humberto Gatica, Engineer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Laura Livingston, 2nd Engineer - Matt Forger, Recording Engineer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Lyricist - Michael Jackson, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  20. 8 Fly Away

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Bill Bottrell, Producer - Bill Bottrell, Recording Engineer - Brad Sundberg, 2nd Engineer - Brian Malouf, Recording Engineer - Bruce Swedien, Recording Engineer - Claudio Ordenes, 2nd Engineer - Claudio Ordenes, Recording Engineer - Craig Johnson, Recording Engineer - Debbie Johnson, 2nd Engineer - Gary Olazabal, Recording Engineer - Humberto Gatica, Engineer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Laura Livingston, 2nd Engineer - Matt Forger, Recording Engineer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Lyricist - Michael Jackson, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  21. 9 Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (I Just Can't Stop Loving You) (Album Version)

    Bill Bottrell, Producer - Bill Bottrell, Recording Engineer - Brad Sundberg, Assistant Engineer - Brian Malouf, Recording Engineer - Bruce Swedien, Recording Engineer - Claudio Ordenes, Assistant Engineer - Claudio Ordenes, Recording Engineer - Craig Johnson, Recording Engineer - Debbie Johnson, Assistant Engineer - Gary Olazabal, Recording Engineer - Humberto Gatica, Engineer - Laura Livingston, Assistant Engineer - Matt Forger, Recording Engineer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Lyricist - Michael Jackson, Performer - Ruben Blades, Composer - Ruben Blades, Lyricist Copyright : (P) 1993 MJJ Productions Inc.

  22. 10 Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (I Just Can't Stop Loving You) (French Version)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - Christine Decroix, Composer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  23. 11 Bad (Remix By AfroJack Featuring Pitbull-DJ Buddha Edit)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson featuring Pitbull, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  24. 12 Speed Demon (Remix by Nero)

    Al Quaglieri, Producer - Antonio Reid, Executive Producer - John Branca, Executive Producer - John McClain, Executive Producer - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Tom Coyne, Re-Mastering Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

  25. 13 Bad (Remix By AfroJack-Club Mix)

    Afrojack, Producer - Afrojack, Re-Mixer - Andrae Crouch, Vocal Arranger - Batt Forger, Engineer - Ben Wright, Arranger - Bernie Grundman, Mastering Engineer - Bill Bottrell, Engineer - Bill Bottrell, Recording Engineer - Brian Malouf, Engineer - Bruce Swedien, Mixing Engineer - Bruce Swedien, Recording Engineer - Claudio Ordenes, Engineer - Craig Johnson, Engineer - Dave Way, Engineer - Dave Way, Recording Engineer - Don Landee, Engineer - Douglas Getschal, Drum Programmer - Gary Olazabal, Engineer - Humberto Gatica, Engineer - Jean-Marie Horvat, Engineer - Jerry Hey, Arranger - John Bahler, Vocal Arranger - John Barnes, Vocal Arranger - Johnny Mandel, Arranger - Kevin Gilbert, Engineer - M. Jackson, Composer - M. Jackson, Lyricist - Marty Paich, Orchestrator - Michael Jackson, Arranger - Michael Jackson, Composer - Michael Jackson, Performer - Michael Jackson, Vocal Arranger - Quincy Jones, Producer - Quincy Jones, Vocal Arranger - Richard Cottrell, Engineer - Rod Temperton, Vocal Arranger - Teddy Riley, Recording Engineer Copyright : (P) 2012 MJJ Productions Inc.

About

The downside to a success like Thriller is that it's nearly impossible to follow, but Michael Jackson approached Bad much the same way he approached Thriller -- take the basic formula of the predecessor, expand it slightly, and move it outward. This meant that he moved deeper into hard rock, deeper into schmaltzy adult contemporary, deeper into hard dance -- essentially taking each portion of Thriller to an extreme, while increasing the quotient of immaculate studiocraft. He wound up with a sleeker, slicker Thriller, which isn't a bad thing, but it's not a rousing success, either. For one thing, the material just isn't as good. Look at the singles: only three can stand alongside album tracks from its predecessor ("Bad," "The Way You Make Me Feel," "I Just Can't Stop Loving You"), another is simply OK ("Smooth Criminal"), with the other two showcasing Jackson at his worst (the saccharine "Man in the Mirror," the misogynistic "Dirty Diana"). Then, there are the album tracks themselves, something that virtually didn't exist on Thriller but bog down Bad not just because they're bad, but because they reveal that Jackson's state of the art is not hip. And they constitute a near-fatal dead spot on the record -- songs three through six, from "Speed Demon" to "Another Part of Me," a sequence that's utterly faceless, lacking memorable hooks and melodies, even when Stevie Wonder steps in for "Just Good Friends," relying on nothing but studiocraft. Part of the joy of Off the Wall and Thriller was that craft was enhanced with tremendous songs, performances, and fresh, vivacious beats. For this dreadful stretch, everything is mechanical, and while the album rebounds with songs that prove mechanical can be tolerable if delivered with hooks and panache, it still makes Bad feel like an artifact of its time instead a piece of music that transcends it. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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