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Michael Jackson's lost concert footage

posted 21 May 2012, 07:15 by Sam Mbale   [ updated 21 May 2012, 07:15 ]
A long search of Michael Jackson's personal archives uncovers complete concert during "BAD" tour.

SONY MUSIC - Michael Jackson's "Bad" returns this September with new music and never-before-seen concert video in the first re-release of a full album from the King of Pop's catalog since he died in 2009, Jackson's record company and estate said on Monday.

The "Bad 25" deluxe package, released on September 18, commemorates the 25th anniversary of the original, Grammy-winning album with hits like "The Way You Make Me Feel," and it will include demos and songs that didn't make the final cut of the original version.

The new songs were recorded in Jackson's studio while he was making the album, and the package also offers fans a DVD of Jackson's complete performance for Britain's Prince Charles, Lady Diana and 72,000 fans at London's Wembley Stadium in 1988.

The video was discovered in the singer's personal collection, and thought to be the only copy of the performance, taped for Jackson's own use.

Jackson, a member of the Jackson Five family of singers and one of the best-selling pop stars of all time, died in 2009 of an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and sedatives. His doctor at the time, Conrad Murray, is currently in jail after being convicted of involuntary manslaughter in the singer's death.

"Bad" won two Grammy awards and sold more than 45 million copies around the world, fueled by the popularity of singles such as "Dirty Diana," "Smooth Criminal" and the album title track, "Bad."

It was Jackson's last collaboration with legendary Motown producer Quincy Jones, who helmed the production on Jackson's solo album "Off The Wall" and the hit follow-up "Thriller," which is considered one of the best-selling albums in history.

The release of the "Bad 25" package coincides with Pepsi's global campaign in partnership with the late singer's estate, which will see 1 billion special edition Pepsi cans featuring the singer's silhouette released in more than 20 countries around the world.

To gear Jackson fans up ahead of September, the late singer's record company will re-release the first single from the album, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" on June 5th in the U.S., featuring a demo of "Don't Be Messin'" as a bonus track, available exclusively to Wal-Mart.