Smooth Criminal












Original Album Version (With Breathing) (4:16) Bad [Original First Pressing Albums]; Tour Souvenir CD Single [Japanese Box Set] (1992)

Album Version #2  (With Breathing) (4:16) Bad albums (Between 1988 - 1991); Black Or White [European CD Maxi-Single Epic EPC 657598 2]

Album Version #3 (Without Breathing) (4:16) Bad albums (Since 1991); Bad (Special Edition) [CD Album] (2001); Number Ones [US, European & International Edition] (2003); The Ultimate Collection (2004); The Essential Michael Jackson [US, European & International Edition] (2005); King Of Pop [Compilations] (2008); This Is It (2009); Bad 25 [Standard Edition] (2CD) (2012); Bad 25 [Deluxe Edition] (3CD+DVD) (2012)

7" Version / Single Mix / Single Version (4:10) Smooth Criminal [7" Singles]; Smooth Criminal [Japanese 3" CD Single Epic 10.8P-3050]; Smooth Criminal [US Promo CD Maxi-Single]; The Bad Mixes [US Promo CD Compilation Epic ESK 1215MC] (1989); Tour Souvenir Pack [UK Box Set] (1992); Smooth Criminal [Visionary Single] (2006)

Instrumental (4:09) Smooth Criminal [7" Singles]; Smooth Criminal [Japanese 3" CD Single Epic 10.8P-3050]

Extended Dance Mix (7:46) Smooth Criminal [12" Singles]; Smooth Criminal [Japanese CD Maxi-Single] (1988 & 1996); Smooth Criminal [UK CD Single]; Smooth Criminal [UK 3" CD]; Smooth Criminal [US 3" CD Maxi-Single Epic - 49K-07895]; Twelves [UK Promo 7x12"] (2003); Smooth Criminal [Visionary Single] (2006); King Of Pop (Deluxe UK Edition) (2008)

Extended Dance Mix #2 (7:46) Smooth Criminal [US Promo CD Maxi-Single]

Extended Dance Mix Radio Edit (5:22) Smooth Criminal [12" Singles]; Smooth Criminal [Japanese CD Maxi-Single] (1988 & 1996)

Extended Dance Mix Radio Edit #2 (5:22) Smooth Criminal [US Promo CD Maxi-Single]

"Annie" Mix (5:36) Smooth Criminal [12" Singles]; Smooth Criminal [Japanese CD Maxi-Single] (1988 & 1996); Smooth Criminal [UK CD Single]; Smooth Criminal [UK 3" CD]; Smooth Criminal [US 3" CD Maxi-Single Epic - 49K-07895]; The Bad Mixes [US Promo CD Compilation Epic ESK 1215MC] (1989); Tour Souvenir CD Single [Japanese Box Set] (1992); Visionary Remixes - EP (2006)

"Annie" Mix #2 (5:36) Smooth Criminal [US Promo CD Maxi-Single]

Dance Mix - Dub Version / Dub Mix (4:45) Smooth Criminal [12" Singles]; Smooth Criminal [Japanese CD Maxi-Single] (1988 & 1996); Smooth Criminal [UK 3" CD]; Smooth Criminal [US 3" CD Maxi-Single Epic - 49K-07895 (Called "Instrumental Version-Dub Mix")]; Smooth Criminal [US Promo CD Maxi-Single] ; The Bad Mixes [US Promo CD Compilation Epic ESK 1215MC] (1989)

A Cappella (4:11) Smooth Criminal [12" Singles]; Smooth Criminal [Japanese CD Maxi-Single] (1988 & 1996); Smooth Criminal [UK CD Single]; Smooth Criminal [US Promo CD Maxi-Single]; The Bad Mixes [US Promo CD Compilation Epic ESK 1215MC] (1989)

Original A Cappella [Dry] (4:07) Internet Leak (2014)

Video Mix (9:05) (4:07 + 2:49 => 6:56)

Live At Wembley July 16, 1988 (4:27) Bad 25 [Deluxe Edition] (3CD+DVD) (2012)

Immortal Version (1:59) Immortal (2011); Immortal (Deluxe Edition) (2011)


2 commentaires:

  1. Could you tell me the differences between mixes #1 and #2:
    - Extended Dance Mix and Extended Dance Mix #2
    - Extended Dance Mix Edit and Extended Dance Mix Edit #2
    - "Annie" Mix and "Annie" Mix #2?
    It's new information to me and I'm wondering what the differences are exactly. Thanking you in advance!

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    1. From Nick2341 :

      Smooth Criminal

      • Single Mix & Dance Mixes [4:10] - The drums are remixed to have more punch. A sequence of crescendoing toms are also added in certain places. A sound effect hit with a screech is added at some climax moments (i.e. the opening "bow!"). The electric bass has also been added to accompany the synth bass. It's also sped up, so the pitch is higher than the album version. This is also the mix used for the video. Interestingly, the first promo release of this mix had the kick drum and bass louder and the synth strings rather low.

      • Album Versions #2 & #3 [4:18] – This mix uses the parts of the original album version but the kick drum and synth bass have been raised in volume to give the song a heavy feel. The quick-sequenced synclavier behind the bass has been rendered mono. Other elements have had their volumes changed as well. The current version (#3) has the heavy breathing removed from the heartbeat intro.

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