In the three years following Michael Jackson's death, his estate has been conservative with posthumous releases from the King of Pop’s archives while focusing on other endeavors such as a hit video game and a Cirque du Soleil production.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of his seminal 1987 disc, “Bad,” his estate, in collaboration with Epic/Legacy Recordings, will reissue the disc with new music and a never-before-released concert video, the label and his estate announced on Monday.
The anniversary edition of “Bad,” the first re-release of an album from Jackson's catalog since his 2009 death, will hit stores Sept. 18.
To roll out the reissue, the label will re-release the album’s first single, "I Just Can't Stop Loving You" -- the first of five of the album's singles to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 -- as a CD single with the previously unreleased bonus track "Don't Be Messin' 'Round (demo)" on June 5. The single is a Wal-Mart exclusive and won’t be available through digital retailers.
"I Just Can't Stop Loving You" will also be made available June 26 as a replica of the 7” vinyl released back in the day and includes the original B-side, "Baby Be Mine," not the unreleased bonus track.