Michael Jackson - Bad {25th Anniversary Special Edition} (1987/2012) [Official Digital Download]

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Michael Jackson - Bad {25th Anniversary Special Edition} (1987/2012) [Official Digital Download]

Michael Jackson - Bad (1987/2012) [25th Anniversary Special Edition]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 (44) kHz | Time - 185:25 minutes | 4,88 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

"Bad, 25th Anniversary Special Edition" contains original album remastered with bonus tracks & remixes plus Live at Wembley on July 16, 1988. 40 tracks total.

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.

Tracklist:

01 - Bad
02 - The Way You Make Me Feel
03 - Speed Demon
04 - Liberian Girl
05 - Just Good Friends
06 - Another Part of Me
07 - Man in the Mirror
08 - I Just Can't Stop Loving You
09 - Dirty Diana
10 - Smooth Criminal
11 - Leave Me Alone
12 - Don't Be Messin' 'Round
13 - I'm So Blue
14 - Song Groove (a.k.a. Abortion Papers)
15 - Free
16 - Price of Fame
17 - Al Capone
18 - Streetwalker
19 - Fly Away
20 - Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (I Just Can't Stop Loving You)
21 - Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (I Just Can't Stop Loving You)
22 - Bad (Remix by Afrojack Featuring Pitbull-DJ Buddha Edit)
23 - Speed Demon (Remix by Nero)
24 - Bad (Remix By AfroJack-Club Mix)
25 - Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
26 - This Place Hotel (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
27 - Another Part of Me (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
28 - I Just Can't Stop Loving You (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
29 - She's Out of My Life (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
30 - I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I'll Be There (Live)
31 - Rock with You (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
32 - Human Nature (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
33 - Smooth Criminal (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
34 - Dirty Diana (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
35 - Thriller (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
36 - Working Day and Night (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
37 - Beat It (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
38 - Billie Jean (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
39 - Bad (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
40 - Man in the Mirror (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)

Tracks "1-24" are 24bit/96kHz.
Tracks "25-40" are 24bit/44,1kHz.

Analyzed: Michael Jackson / Bad: 25th Anniversary (Deluxe)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR8 -1.10 dB -10.37 dB 5:21 25-Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR8 -1.10 dB -11.31 dB 4:54 26-This Place Hotel (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR10 -1.10 dB -12.31 dB 4:03 27-Another Part of Me (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR9 -1.10 dB -12.26 dB 4:24 28-I Just Can't Stop Loving You (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR14 -1.32 dB -18.20 dB 3:16 29-She's Out of My Life (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR9 -1.10 dB -12.39 dB 5:06 30-I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I'll Be There (Live)
DR9 -1.10 dB -11.43 dB 4:05 31-Rock with You (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR10 -1.10 dB -13.05 dB 4:29 32-Human Nature (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR8 -1.10 dB -11.73 dB 4:42 33-Smooth Criminal (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR8 -1.10 dB -11.71 dB 5:01 34-Dirty Diana (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR9 -1.10 dB -11.93 dB 4:28 35-Thriller (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR9 -1.10 dB -11.62 dB 5:54 36-Working Day and Night (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR9 -1.10 dB -11.27 dB 5:45 37-Beat It (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR8 -1.10 dB -11.67 dB 5:39 38-Billie Jean (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR8 -1.22 dB -11.28 dB 4:28 39-Bad (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
DR8 -1.10 dB -11.19 dB 6:22 40-Man in the Mirror (Live At Wembley July 16, 1988)
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Number of tracks: 16
Official DR value: DR9

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2120 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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Analyzed: Michael Jackson / Bad: 25th Anniversary (Deluxe)
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR7 -1.01 dB -9.10 dB 4:07 01-Bad
DR6 -1.10 dB -8.76 dB 4:58 02-The Way You Make Me Feel
DR7 -1.01 dB -9.81 dB 4:02 03-Speed Demon
DR8 -1.01 dB -11.36 dB 3:53 04-Liberian Girl
DR7 -1.01 dB -9.84 dB 4:07 05-Just Good Friends
DR7 -1.01 dB -10.23 dB 3:55 06-Another Part of Me
DR7 -1.01 dB -9.95 dB 5:19 07-Man in the Mirror
DR8 -1.01 dB -11.71 dB 4:14 08-I Just Can't Stop Loving You
DR6 -1.01 dB -9.62 dB 4:41 09-Dirty Diana
DR6 -1.11 dB -9.03 dB 4:18 10-Smooth Criminal
DR7 -1.01 dB -10.30 dB 4:40 11-Leave Me Alone
DR9 -0.80 dB -11.44 dB 4:19 12-Don't Be Messin' 'Round
DR9 -0.80 dB -12.54 dB 4:08 13-I'm So Blue
DR7 -0.80 dB -8.74 dB 4:27 14-Song Groove (a.k.a. Abortion Papers)
DR8 -0.80 dB -10.21 dB 4:25 15-Free
DR7 -1.00 dB -10.01 dB 4:34 16-Price of Fame
DR7 -0.80 dB -8.77 dB 3:35 17-Al Capone
DR8 -1.00 dB -10.89 dB 5:54 18-Streetwalker
DR8 -0.80 dB -11.54 dB 3:27 19-Fly Away
DR7 -0.80 dB -10.60 dB 4:11 20-Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (I Just Can't Stop Loving You)
DR7 -0.80 dB -10.91 dB 4:08 21-Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (I Just Can't Stop Loving You)
DR6 -0.80 dB -7.83 dB 4:27 22-Bad (Remix by Afrojack Featuring Pitbull-DJ Buddha Edit)
DR5 -0.80 dB -7.68 dB 4:10 23-Speed Demon (Remix by Nero)
DR5 -0.80 dB -7.92 dB 7:32 24-Bad (Remix By AfroJack-Club Mix)
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Number of tracks: 24
Official DR value: DR7

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 4616 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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