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Michael Jackson: Live At Wembley – July 16, 1988

Michael Jackson: Live At Wembley – July 16, 1988

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Michael Jackson’s legendary July 16, 1988 concert at Wembley Stadium. The concert is not a compilation of performances, but rather one complete show, exactly as Michael performed it for Prince Charles, Princess Diana and the 72,000 fans who were in the audience for that night s sold out show. The DVD was sourced from Michael Jackson’s personal VHS copy of the performance as shown on the JumboTrons during the concert. This footage was only recently unearthed and is the only known copy of the show to exist. The visuals have been restored and the audio quality enhanced so that fans can share in the excitement of that famous night.

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3 Responses to Michael Jackson: Live At Wembley – July 16, 1988

  • Georgio Alfani says:
    126 of 126 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    FINALLY! Sony finally delivers a product worthy of MJ’s legacy after his death., September 18, 2012
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    This review is from: Michael Jackson: Live At Wembley – July 16, 1988 (DVD)

    First things first. I’ve been wanting this Bad tour for so long that I felt the day would never come and it finally has. I woke up at 7:30Am just to be at Target at 8am when they opened to buy this thing. Now that I finally have it I’m in disbelief.

    Over the period when this DVD wasn’t available I searched the internet, high and low, to the farthest corners of the world wide web just to find footage of this epic concert and I can’t tell you how many horrible bootlegs of this tour I’ve had to endure. The only one worthy of viewing as far as quality wise was the Bad in Japan tour September 12, 1987 at the Krokuen Stadium, which is available on youtube. It is an actual edited and directed show and the quality was like a worn out VHS tape at best. I dreamed of when an official copy would come out.

    Now we got this! This show is exceptional! The quality is super VHS with a good job at converting it to DVD. It looks way better than how it would look on your VCR but don’t expect for it to be high definition or anything. I’m pretty sure some technical freaks are going to complain, claiming a better transfer could have been done but I doubt it. I’ve transferred VHS to DVD before and in my opinion this is one of the best jobs I have ever seen. You also have to remember this VHS tape is 25 years old! And yes, this is far far far better than youtube quality, trust me. I’ve seen all those youtube concerts this is way better.

    AND DON’T LISTEN TO THAT REVIEWER WHO SAYS THAT THE PRODUCERS FORMATTED THIS INTO WIDESCREEN AND THAT IT STRETCHES THE IMAGE TO MAKE MJ LOOK AWKWARD!! THAT PERSON IS A FOOL WHO DOESN’T EVEN KNOW THE FEATURES OF THEIR OWN TV! This dvd is formatted in the 4:3 aspect ratio, not 16:9 letterbox!!! To the person who said that: check your remote or TV manual to fix that, man!

    The real gem is the 5.1 Dolby sound and the fact that it is one of the greatest concerts of all time. A concert MJ performed for Princess Diana.

    My only gripe was how some of the show’s theatrics were missing when compared to the Japan one. Like the guitarist with the crazy hair when she does her “Beat It” guitar solo, no laser shoots out from her guitar like in the Japan one which was so awesome! Also on this DVD there is a 10 minute interlude where MJ’s band jam out while MJ takes a break/changes wardrobe. This was okay (Snack/Bathroom break) but I’d rather have seen a performance of a song that was excluded from this show and was performed in the Japan one, such as songs like “Shake Your Body” and “My Lovely One” but I guess even the King deserves a 10 minute break, ha ha! I also noticed that the directing in the Japan one was just a tad more creative and innovative. All this is not a bad thing just an observation. Nevertheless this DVD has the better set of songs and is a 100% MJ, no footage of fans (I’ll elaborate more on this later) and I can’t be any more happier!

    The performances of “Dirty Diana” and “Man in the Mirror” were the the best in my opinion. they literally gave me chills. It’s hard to believe just how much energy MJ has! He just keeps dancing and movinglike a machine. It’s simply amazing. Another great thing about this performance in contrast to the Japan one is that it included way more singles off the “Bad” album. The only tracks from the “Bad” album in the Japan one were “Bad” and “i can’t Stop Loving You.” This DVD has all the hit singles from the “Bad” album except “The Way You Make Me Feel,” but the producers of this DVD were smart and caring enough to put a performance of “The Way You Make Me Feel” as a bonus feature and it is an excellent performance that is in slightly lesser visual quality than the main feature. THANK YOU TO THE PRODUCERS OF THIS DVD FOR THAT!!!

    Another great special feature is the fact that they have two songs from the actual Japan tour i mentioned and when you see them you’ll notice that the visual quality is way better than this main feature. The reason why they chose to give the London performance the special treatment is because the sound quality is way better because it was recorded on a multi-track. Nevertheless it was awesome of the producers to include some footage from the Japan tour that i mentioned.

    In comparison with the previously released “Dangerous tour” DVD, the directing of this concert was way better! The problem and only problem with the “Dangerous” recording was that for the first half of the DVD they show too much footage of the fans passing out when they should have focused on MJ and his performance. I’m glad to say that this DVD is 100% MJ!!!! There’s no footage of fans passing out every 20 seconds like in the “Dangerous” tour or cuts to poorly lit and underexposed footage of fans like in the Japan version. The directing for this concert focuses all it’s energy on MJ and the stage, as it should. This is the real gem of this DVD and why I would choose this over all the other…

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  • Zak says:
    47 of 49 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    THIS IS THE MJ LIVE DVD WE’VE WAITED FOR!, September 17, 2012
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    Zak
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    This review is from: Michael Jackson: Live At Wembley – July 16, 1988 (DVD)
    Nothing against the DVD from the Dangerous tour, but this DVD is 10 times better than that DVD! This is the first authorized release of the Bad tour on DVD in honor of the 25th anniversary of that album taped from Wembley Stadium in the summer of 1988 with Princess Diana attending. The non HD 80′s video quality does not take away from such a brilliant performance of a master at the peak of his performing prowless. The video is restored to the best of its ability, the sound is mixed amazingly and no fast camera shots on the crowd or much loud crowd noise overdubs like Budapest only focusing on MJ with great camera work and clear vocals and music. This is the MJ live DVD that us diehard fans have been waiting on and are so happy that this was found by the estate with it being released and to be enjoyed by all generations of fans for years to come. This is definitely a must buy for not just MJ fans like me, but also lovers of all music and those who want to see a dynamic performance by the greatest live performer of all time. Long live the King of Pop!
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  • Romi says:
    58 of 64 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    HOLLLYYY EFFF!!!, September 15, 2012
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    Romi (East coast) –
    Verified Purchase(http://www.amazon.com/gp/community-help/amazon-verified-purchase/151-7870353-6124407', ‘AmazonHelp’, ‘width=400,height=500,resizable=1,scrollbars=1,toolbar=0,status=1′);return false; “>What’s this?)
    This review is from: Michael Jackson: Live At Wembley – July 16, 1988 (DVD)
    Ok so I’m not for cussing or anything like that but When I saw Another Part Of Me clip, I dont know what my reaction was but ppl. around me deff. thought I was Crazy like cirqe du soleil. NOT kidding!

    I Love Michael Jackson for MORE than his music but on this review, I’m gonna let you in a little secret. Are You ready??? Well here it is. Michael Jackson Is AN AMAZING (For a lack of a better word) PERFORMER, ENTERTAINER etc… He’s got the WHOLE PACKAGE! I’ve been Obsessed with HIS DANGEROUS TOUR Vids for a while, then His HIStory tour… Then Went back to the ol’ days VICTORY Tour… etc…

    And NOW WE GET TO SEE MICHAEL AT HIS PEAK! But 1990′s was a PEAK for him too. Tell me if you have NOT watched the Dangerous tour and thought F***ing AMAZING! Well THIS BAD TOUR is F***ing AMAZING (X 10). A fellow fan said that she works @ HMV in the UK and that her Manager had put thIS VERY Same DVD on EVERY TV there and People who were gonna walk out stayed there just watching and ppl. even Kids who seemed indifferent also glanced Once, twice, three times and More @ the Video… MICHAEL IS THE ONLY ARTIST that Makes you STOP Where You are and watch him even if you have a lot of things on ur Mind!

    SO people If you dont get this DVD, or The Deluxe box set for BAD 25, I canNOT tell you enough How you’re Missing Out on something WONDERFUL. IT Might even change your life!

    I hope to hear from more reviewers SOON! <3

    L.o.v.e.
    Romi

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