“Bad” era (1985-1988)

Bad

1/Original track listing from the album released on August 31, 1987 (recorded from March 1985 to June 1987) :

Bad
The Way You Make Me Feel
Speed Demon
Liberian Girl
Just Good Friends” (with Stevie Wonder)
Another Part of Me
Man in the Mirror
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett)
Dirty Diana
Smooth Criminal
Leave Me Alone

2/Demos/Alternate Versions :

Another Part Of Me (Captain Eo version) : Recorded in 1985 with John Barnes & used in Captain Eo in 1986. Different version released in 1987 (Bad) but Captain Eo version remains unreleased.

Bad (Pepsi version) : Recorded in 1987 & used in Pepsi commercials in 1987. Remains unreleased. A longer version leaked in 2020 but remains unreleased.

Speed Demon (demo) : Short snipped leaked in 2018. Full demo (low quality) leaked on June 18, 2020 but remains unreleased.

Todo Mi Amor Eres Tu (Spanish version of I Just Can’t Stop Loving You) : Recorded & released in 1987.

Je Ne Veux Pas La Fin De Nous (French version of “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”) : Recorded in 1987, leaked in 2007 & released in 2012 (Bad 25)

Just Can’t Stop Loving You (Uncut Session) : with unreleased ad-libs. Leaked in 2019 but remains unreleased.

Al Capone (Smooth Criminal demo) : Recorded in 85-87 & released in 2012 (Bad 25).

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions :

We Are Here To Change The World : Recorded in 1985 with John Barnes, used in Captain Eo in 1986 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Groove Of Midnight (demo) : Recorded in 1987, a snippet leaked in 2003. Full demo remains unreleased.

Scared Of The Moon (demo) : Recorded in 1987 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set)

Streetwalker : Recorded in 1987 & released in 2001 (Bad Special Edition).

Cheater (1st demo) : Recorded in 85-57 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Fly Away (demo) : Recorded in 85-87, released as a duet with Rebbie Jackson in 1998 (Yours Faithfully) and as a solo demo in 2001 (Bad Special Edition).

Don’t Be Messin’ Around (1st demo) : Recorded in 85-87 & released in 2012 (Bad 25).

Don’t Be Messin’ Around (2nd demo/alternate vocal take) : Recorded in 85-87. Leaked in 2020 but remains unreleased.

I’m So Blue (demo) : Recorded in 1985-87 & released in 2012 (Bad 25).

Song Groove/Abortion Papers (demo) : Recorded in 85-87 & released in 2012 (Bad 25).

Do You Know Where Your Children Are : Recorded in 85-87 and leaked in 2010. The 2010 leak remains unreleased. Original demo + new remix released in 2014 (Xscape)

Free (demo) : Recorded in 85-87 & released in 2012 (Bad 25).

Price Of Fame (demo) : Recorded in 1986 & released in 2012 (Bad 25).

Price Of Fame (Pepsi version) : Recorded in 1986. Leaked in 2017. Remains unreleased.

Loving You (demo) : Recorded in 85-87. Original demo + new remix by Timbaland released in 2014 (Xscape)

Come Together : Recorded in 1987, used in the movie Moowalker in 1988. Released in 1995 (History)

Throwin’ Your Life Away (demo) : A short snippet leaked in 2018. The full demo (low quality) leaked in June 2020 but remains unreleased.

Deep In The Night (demo) : Recorded in 19851987. Run time: 4:00. Snippet leaked online.The full demo remains unreleased.

Someone Put Your Hand Out (demo) : Recorded in 1987. A 37 seconds snippet leaked in 2008. Full demo leaked in 2020 but remains unreleased.

Earth Song (1st demo) : Demo recorded in 1988. A snippet leaked in 2020 but full demo remain unreleased.

4/Others songs from this era :

We Are The World (demo) : Recorded in 1985 with John Barnes & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked :

Chicago 1945 : Evolved into “Al Capone”, which intern evolved into “Smooth Criminal”

Make Or Break : Demo recorded at Hayvenhurst in 1985/1986 with John Barnes.

Eaten Alive (demo) : Original version of the song written by the Gibb brothers, but was reworked by Jackson who was granted co-writer credits
A demo version was recorded by Jackson but remains unreleased.

6/Singles and short films

7/TV performances and live concerts

 

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