Michael Jackson ‎– Bad

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Epic ‎– EPC 450290 1
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A1 Bad
Drum Programming – Douglas GetschalDrums – John Robinson (2)Guitar – David Williams (4)Organ [Hammond] – Jimmy SmithPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaSaxophone – Kim Hutchcroft, Larry WilliamsSynthesizer – Greg Phillinganes, John Barnes, Michael BoddickerSynthesizer [Solo] – Greg PhillinganesSynthesizer [Synclavier], Keyboards – Christopher CurrellTrumpet – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyWritten-By, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael Jackson
4:06
A2 The Way You Make Me Feel
Drum Programming – Douglas GetschalDrums – John Robinson (2)Finger Snaps – Christopher Currell, Michael JacksonGuitar – David Williams (4), Eric GalePercussion – Ollie E. Brown*, Paulinho Da CostaSaxophone – Kim Hutchcroft, Larry WilliamsSynthesizer – Greg Phillinganes, John Barnes, Michael BoddickerSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Christopher CurrellTrumpet – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyWritten-By, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael Jackson
4:58
A3 Speed Demon
Drum Programming – Douglas GetschalDrums – John Robinson (2), Miko Brando, Ollie E. Brown*Guitar – Bill Bottrell, David Williams (4)Percussion – Paulinho Da CostaSaxophone – Kim HutchcroftSynthesizer – Greg Phillinganes, John Barnes, Michael BoddickerSynthesizer [Synclavier], Effects – Christopher CurrellTrumpet – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyWritten-By, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael Jackson
4:01
A4 Liberian Girl
Drum Programming – Douglas GetschalDrums – John Robinson (2)Percussion – Paulinho Da CostaSynthesizer – David Paich, John Barnes, Larry Williams, Michael BoddickerSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Christopher CurrellWritten-By, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael Jackson
3:52
A5 Just Good Friends
Drum Programming – Cornelius MimsDrums – Bruce Swedien, Humberto Gatica, Ollie E. Brown*Guitar – Michael LandauPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaSaxophone – Kim Hutchcroft, Larry WilliamsSynthesizer – Greg Phillinganes, Larry Williams, Michael Boddicker, Rhett LawrenceSynthesizer [Solo] – Stevie WonderSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Christopher CurrellTrumpet – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyVocals – Michael JacksonVocals [Guest] – Stevie WonderWritten-By – Graham Lyle, Terry Britten
4:05
B1 Another Part Of Me
Guitar – David Williams (4), Paul Jackson, Jr.*Saxophone – Kim Hutchcroft, Larry WilliamsSynthesizer – John Barnes, Rhett LawrenceSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Christopher CurrellTrumpet – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyWritten-By, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael Jackson
3:53
B2 Man In The Mirror
Backing Vocals [Guest] – Siedah Garrett, The Andrae Crouch Choir*, The WinansGuitar – Dann HuffHandclaps – Ollie E. Brown*Keyboards – Greg PhillinganesSynthesizer – Glen Ballard, Randy KerberVocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Glen Ballard, Siedah Garrett
5:18
B3 I Just Can't Stop Loving You
Bass – Nathan EastDrums – Ndugu Chancier*Guitar – Dann HuffPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaPiano – John BarnesSynthesizer – David Paich, Greg PhillinganesSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Christopher CurrellVocals – Michael JacksonVocals [Guest] – Siedah GarrettWritten-By – Michael Jackson
4:23
B4 Dirty Diana
Drum Programming – Douglas GetschalDrums – John Robinson (2)Guitar – David Williams (4), Paul Jackson, Jr.*Guitar [Solo] – Steve StevensSynthesizer – John Barnes, Michael Boddicker, Randy WaldmanSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Christopher CurrellWritten-By, Vocals, Backing Vocals – Michael Jackson
4:52
B5 Smooth Criminal
Drums – Bill Bottrell, Bruce Swedien, John Robinson (2)Guitar – David Williams (4)Saxophone – Kim Hutchcroft, Larry WilliamsSynthesizer – John Barnes, Michael BoddickerSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Christopher CurrellTrumpet – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyWritten-By, Vocals, Backing Vocals, Handclaps – Michael Jackson
4:16

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Includes printed inner-sleeve.
Some of the first versions comes with a red sticker on cover: "Includes the smash Hits 'I Just Can't Stop Loving You' 'Bad' 450290 1"

Track A3 (Speed Demon):
- Race car intro-Dimensional Recording by Spherical Sound, Inc.

Track B5 (Smooth Criminal):
- Michael Jackson's heartbeat recording by Dr. Eric Chevlen digitally processed in the Synclavier
- Holophonics by Hugo Zuccarelli
- Creaking and heavy breathing by Frank Dileo

Produced for Quincy Jones Productions.
Co-produced for MJJ Productions.
Recorded and mixed using the "Acusonic Recording Process D".
Special thanks to Diana "Lady Di" Douglas

℗ 1987 MJJ Productions Inc.
© 1987 MJJ Productions Inc.

Made In Holland/Printed in Holland.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099745029013
  • Barcode (Text): 5 099745 029013
  • Label Code (On label): LC -0199
  • Label Code (On sleeve): LC 0199
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Other (On back- and innersleeve): 01-450290-20
  • Price Code: CB 321
  • Price Code (circled): 58
  • Other: PX
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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
450290 2, EPC 450290 2 Michael Jackson Bad(CD, Album, RP) Epic, Epic 450290 2, EPC 450290 2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
MJ 10 03 Michael Jackson Bad(CD, Album, RE, S/Edition, Sli) Epic MJ 10 03 Italy 2010 Sell This Version
1033235 Michael Jackson Bad(LP, Album) Epic 1033235 Costa Rica 1987 Sell This Version
88875035432 Michael Jackson Bad(CD, Album, RE) Epic, MJJ Productions 88875035432 US 2015 Sell This Version
0103 Michael Jackson Bad(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Bit (2) 0103 Poland 1992 Sell This Version

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normanharvey

normanharvey

January 31, 2019

really his best album

at that time record breaking with amount of number 1 hits
Hot_Snake

Hot_Snake

November 4, 2016
Is my second-hand copy worn out or do the inner tracks suffer on both sides from inner groove distortion in general? I usually don't have problems with that on my setup.
jcristianmr

jcristianmr

August 14, 2013

Bad is the seventh studio album by American pop singer Michael Jackson, released in September 1987 (the edited version in Europe, not in the UK -it occurred in August-), five years after the impressive success of the best-selling album in the world of contemporary music history, Thriller. The LP in question consists of ten unreleased tracks (except for Leave Me Alone, only available on CD) comprising musical genres as diverse as pop rock, dance pop of the time, synthpop and rhythm and blues, being one of the first work using innovative technology instrumental arrangement, called 'Acusonic'. This work brought him to Jackson five consecutive number ones on the Billboard charts (a record never achieved until then), thanks to the songs I Just Can't Stop Loving You, Bad, Man in the Mirror, Dirty Diana and The Way You Make Me Feel. Bad sold, approximately, around thirty million copies worldwide, consecrating Jackson as, presumably, the most outstanding artist in the eighties, winning two Grammy Awards in total. Between 1987 and 1989, Jackson starred in Bad World Tour, one of the most massive concerts in aid of the last decades, running on different continents (America, Asia and Europe), whose most memorable performances, among others, would be in Wembley stadium in London, and in Yokohama in Japan, respectively.

Up to nine of the ten compositions (apart from Leave Me Alone) became singles, with the sole exception of Just Good Friends. In this LP, Jackson hobnobbed with such influential artists as Stevie Wonder, Siedah Garrett, the guitarist of Billy Idol (Steve Stevens), among others. Much of the success was due to the use of the formula of excellent short films, continuing the tradition started from Off the Wall, as, for example, the video inspired for the song Bad on the subway in New York, The Way You Make Me Feel, live performances of Dirty Diana, Another Part of Me and Man in the Mirror, or a couple of them delivered in the film Moonwalker (Leave Me Alone and, above all, Smooth Criminal, one of his best repertoire ever seen).

On this album, Michael Jackson showed a radical makeover unlike his previous work, resulting in a musical style which became more adult and mature, being the third and final episode of the collaboration between producer Quincy Jones and Michael Jackson, because the singer claimed a higher dose of creative freedom.

Graphically, I will evaluate the tracks of Bad, on a scale with reference to the global average of the album (5 out of five stars), placing first the most exceptional, and in the last position, the less prominent, according to my musical criteria (in fact, it's such a difficult matter and extremely difficult to discriminate between songs which took part in a exceptional album like this that I might be wrong):
Leave Me Alone*, Smooth Criminal, Man in the Mirror, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel, Dirty Diana, Another Part of Me, Speed Demon/AVERAGE of 'Bad'/I Just Can´t Stop Loving You, Just Good friends, Liberian Girl.