Condition: Used

Size: 12 Inch

Material: USA

Brand: Michael Jackson

Guarantee: No guarantee. Not tested.

Michael Jackson's "Bad" is a monumental album in the history of pop music, released on August 31, 1987. This album followed his groundbreaking album "Thriller," and while facing immense pressure to meet or exceed the success of its predecessor, "Bad" proved to be a phenomenal success in its own right. Album Overview: "Bad" was the first album for which Jackson had the primary creative control, serving as the co-producer along with Quincy Jones. The album features a mix of pop, rock, funk, and R&B, and showcases Jackson's evolution as a songwriter and musician. He wrote nine of the album's eleven tracks, which delve into themes of media scrutiny, fame, personal struggles, and societal issues. Key Tracks: "Bad" - The album opens with its title track, a bold assertion of self-confidence and an iconic music video directed by Martin Scorsese. "The Way You Make Me Feel" - A groovy and romantic song that became a fan favorite. "Man in the Mirror" - A reflective and inspirational song about personal change and making a positive impact on the world. "Smooth Criminal" - Known for its compelling beat and the famous "anti-gravity lean" in the music video. "Dirty Diana" - A hard rock track that showcases Jackson's versatility and ability to cross genre boundaries. Reception: "Bad" was a commercial juggernaut, becoming the first album to produce five Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles. It received critical acclaim for its ambitious artistic scope and the strength of its singles. The album solidified Jackson's status as a global pop icon and was a staple of late 80s music. Vinyl Collectibility: As a vinyl record, "Bad" holds significant appeal among collectors. Vinyl enthusiasts and Michael Jackson fans cherish original pressings for their sound quality and the tangible connection to an era when Jackson was at the peak of his creative powers. The album artwork, featuring Jackson in a black leather suit against a stark white background, is iconic and instantly recognizable, making it a visually appealing addition to any collection. Collectors often seek out well-preserved copies of "Bad" not only for their musical and historical value but also for the quality of analog sound that vinyl can provide, which many believe enhances the listening experience of Jackson's dynamic production and vocal performance.

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