Bad [Special Edition Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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. And if that wasn't evident proof that Jackson was losing touch, consider this -- the best song on the album is "Leave Me Alone" (why are all of his best songs paranoid anthems?), a tune tacked on to the end of the CD and never released as a single, apart from a weirdly claustrophobic video that, not coincidentally, was the best video from the album. [The 2001 reissue adds three songs that had never been released in America ("Streetwalker," "Todo Mi Amore Eres Tu," and "Fly Away,") interviews with producer Quincy Jones, and a new booklet]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/2/2001
  • Label: Epic Europe
  • EAN: 5099750442326
  • Catalog Number: 7504423
  • Sales rank: 39,248

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Jackson Primary Artist, Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals, Claves, Finger Snapping
Sandra Crouch Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
The Winans Background Vocals
Siedah Garrett Vocals, Background Vocals, Guest Appearance
Steve Stevens Guitar, Soloist
Rose Banks Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Letta Mbulu Chant
Ron Winans Background Vocals
Maxi Anderson Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Andraé Crouch Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Choir Director, Guest Appearance
Glen Ballard Synthesizer
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer
Bill Bottrell Guitar, Drums
Miko Brando Drums
Ollie E. Brown Percussion, Drums, Hand Clapping
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Christopher Currell Guitar, Keyboards, Synclavier, Rubboard, Finger Snapping
Nathan East Bass
Voncielle Faggett Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Geary Faggett Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Eric Gale Guitar
Humberto Gatica Drums
Andrew Gouche Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Gary Grant Trumpet
Linda "Peaches" Green Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Jerry Hey Trumpet
Francine Howard Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Dann Huff Guitar
Kim Hutchcroft Saxophone
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Jean Johnson Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
Randy Kerber Synthesizer
Michael Landau Guitar
Rhett Lawrence Synthesizer
Kevin Maloney Muted Piano
Perry Morgan Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus, Guest Appearance
David Paich Synthesizer
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer, Keyboards, Soloist
John "J.R." Robinson Drums
Alfie Silas Background Vocals, Choir, Chorus
Bruce Swedien Drums, Announcer
Randy Waldman Synthesizer
Carvin Winans Background Vocals, Track Performer, Guest Appearance
Marvin Winans Background Vocals, Track Performer, Guest Appearance
Michael Winans Background Vocals, Track Performer, Guest Appearance
Stevie Wonder Synthesizer, Vocals, Soloist
Casey Young Synclavier
David E. Williams Guitar
John "4 Daddman" Robinson Drums
Andraé Crouch Choir Guest Appearance
Larry Williams Synthesizer, Saxophone, MIDI Sax
Michael Thomas Jackson Percussion, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Finger Snapping, Soloist
Jimmy Allen Smith Hammond Organ, Soloist
Larry Andrew Williams Synthesizer, Saxophone, Soloist, MIDI Sax
Ronald Winans Background Vocals, Track Performer
John Barnes Synthesizer, Piano
Technical Credits
Rubén Blades Composer
Siedah Garrett Composer, Duet
Michael Jackson Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Quincy Jones Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Andraé Crouch Vocal Arrangements
Glen Ballard Composer, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Bill Bottrell Engineer
Miko Brando Staff
Terry Britten Composer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Ken Caillat Engineer
David Coleman Art Direction
David Daoud Coleman Art Direction
Christopher Currell rhythm arrangement
Matt Forger Engineer
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering, Remastering
Jerry Hey Horn Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Craig Johnson Engineer
Graham Lyle Composer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Brian Malouf Engineer
Cornelius Mims drum programming
Gary Olazabal Engineer
David Paich Synthesizer Arrangements
Caiphus Semenya Arranger
Bruce Swedien Engineer, Executive Producer
Stevie Wonder Duet
Andy Engel Slipcover Concept
Tony Lane Art Direction
Nancy Donald Art Direction
Greg Gorman Cover Photo
Claudio Ordenes Engineer
Sam Emerson Cover Photo
Madeline Randolph Staff
Raoul Roach Staff
Larry Stessel Production Director
Bill Bray Staff
Larry Williams drum programming
Michael Thomas Jackson Producer, Executive Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements, Duet
Larry Andrew Williams drum programming
John Barnes Vocal Arrangements, String Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
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  • Posted June 24, 2011

    NO BRAINER! THIS IS A MUST HAVE

    I LOVE YOU MICHAEL

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