The 25th anniversary of the release of Michael Jackson‘s classic album Bad is approaching this September. To celebrate, his estate will put out a special edition pack of the album, as well as a documentary detailing how the project came together directed by Michael’s friend Spike Lee.
One of the first looks of the Bad 25 documentary has debuted online, and in the clip, the director and choreographers take viewers behind the scenes of Michael’s “The Way You Make Me Feel” video.
Spike recently commented on the documentary and what fans can expect to see in it.
“We have footage in this documentary that no one’s ever seen, stuff that Michael shot himself, behind-the-scenes stuff. We had complete access to the vaults of Michael Jackson. … He wrote 60 demos for the ‘Bad’ record. Only 11 made it. So we got to hear a lot of that stuff, too, so it was just a great experience.
“You don’t have to be a Michael Jackson-head to enjoy this.”
People like Kanye West, Mariah Carey, Sheryl Crow (who was a background singer on the Bad tour), and L.A. Reid were interviewed by Spike for the film. He says:
“We really divided it into two things: Artists today who were influenced by Michael, and then people who worked side by side â€” musicians, songwriters, technicians, engineers, people at the label, who were all committed to Michael, to the follow-up to the biggest record of all time, which still is ‘Thriller.’”
The Bad 25 special edition package, which will include the album, bonus tracks, and a DVD, will be in stores on September 18, while Spike’s documentary will be released later this year.
Watch on: YouTube