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Michael Jackson - Dangerous (2LP, Picture Disc, Reissue)

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Description

Dangerous is the eighth studio album by American singer Michael Jackson. It was released by Epic Records on November 26, 1991. Co-produced by Jackson, Bill Bottrell, Teddy Riley, and Bruce Swedien, the album was Jackson's first since Forever, Michael (1975) to not be produced by longtime collaborator Quincy Jones. Featured appearances include Heavy D, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco, Slash and Wreckx-n-Effect. The album incorporates R&B, pop and new jack swing, a new genre in vogue at the time. Elements of industrial, funk, hip hop, electronic, gospel, classical and rock are also featured. Twelve of the album's fourteen songs were written or co-written by Jackson, discoursing topics like racism, poverty, romance, self-improvement, and the welfare of children and the world. An experimental work, Dangerous features catchy pop hooks and choruses while also introducing underground sounds to a mainstream audience. The album's tone is noted by critics as gritty and urban, with sounds including synthetic basslines, scratching, and drum machine percussion, as well as unconventional sounds like honking vehicle horns, sliding chains, swinging gates, breaking glass, and clanking metal. Throughout the album Jackson also implements beatboxing, scat singing, and finger snapping. The album is considered an artistic change for Jackson, with his music focusing to more socially conscious material, and a broader range of sounds and styles. While the sounds on the album polarized writers, the album has come to be considered as Jackson's artistic peak. Dangerous debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 Top Albums chart, as well as in ten other countries, and was the best-selling album worldwide of 1992. Nine singles premiered between November 1991 and December 1993, including two exclusively released outside the United States. The album produced four singles that reached top ten of the Billboard Hot 100: "Remember the Time", "In the Closet", "Will You Be There" and the number-one single "Black or White". The Dangerous World Tour grossed $100 million (equivalent to $177 million in 2019) which made it one of the highest-grossing tours of the 1990s. All proceeds went to charities including Jackson's Heal the World Foundation. Jackson sold the film and broadcast rights for the 1992 Bucharest concert to HBO for $21 million, the highest amount for a concert performer to appear on television at the time. Dangerous is one of the best-selling albums of all time having sold over 32 million copies worldwide, and was certified 8× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in August 2018. An influence on contemporary pop and R&B artists, Dangerous has been rated by critics and publications as one of the greatest albums of all time. At the 1993 Grammy Awards, it received four Grammy Award nominations, winning Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, while Jackson was awarded the Grammy Legend Award. Jackson won three American Music Awards at the 1993 American Music Awards, including the inaugural International Artist Award. Jackson was also honored with the special awards, the Billboard No. 1 World Album, in recognition of having the best-selling album worldwide of 1992, and Billboard No. 1 World Single for "Black or White", which was the best-selling single worldwide of 1992.

Release info

Label: MJJ Productions Y4LPMJ013
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Picture Disc, Reissue
Country: USA, Canada & Europe
Released: 2018
Genre: Pop

Tracklist

A1 Jam
A2 Why You Wanna Trip On Me
A3 In The Closet
B1 She Drives Me Wild
B2 Remember The Time
B3 Can’t Let Her Get Away
B4 Heal The World
C1 Black Or White
C2 Who Is It
C3 Give In To Me
D1 Will You Be There
D2 Keep The Faith
D3 Gone Too Soon
D4 Dangerous

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