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Dangerous (Special Edition)

Release date: 10/16/2001

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Track Listings

1. Listen Jam
2. Listen Why You Wanna Trip On Me
3. Listen In The Closet
4. Listen She Drives Me Wild
5. Listen Remember The Time
6. Listen Can't Let Her Get Away
7. Listen Heal The World
8. Listen Black Or White
9. Listen How Is It
10. Listen Give In To Me
11. Listen Will You Be There
12. Listen Keep The Faith
13. Listen Gone Too Soon
14. Listen Dangerous

About the Album

Despite the success of Bad, it was hard not to view it as a bit of a letdown, since it presented a cleaner, colder, calculated version of Thriller -- something that delivered what it should on the surface, but wound up offering less in the long run. So, it was time for a change-up, something even a superstar as huge as Michael Jackson realized, so he left Quincy Jones behind, hired Guy mastermind Teddy Riley as the main producer, and worked with a variety of other producers, arrangers, and writers, most notably Bruce Swedien and Bill Bottrell. The end result of this is a much sharper, harder, riskier album than Bad, one that has its eyes on the street, even if its heart gets middle-class soft on "Heal the World." The shift in direction and change of collaborators has liberated Jackson, and he's written a set of songs that is considerably stronger than Bad, often approaching the consistency of Off the Wall and Thriller. If it is hardly as effervescent or joyous as either of those records, chalk it up to his suffocating stardom, which results in a set of songs without much real emotional center, either in their substance or performance. But, there's a lot to be said for professional craftsmanship at its peak, and Dangerous has plenty of that, not just on such fine singles as "In the Closet," "Remember the Time," or the blistering "Jam," but on album tracks like "Why You Wanna Trip on Me." No, it's not perfect -- it has a terrible cover, a couple of slow spots, and suffers from CD-era ailments of the early '90s, such as its overly long running time and its deadening Q Sound production, which sounds like somebody forgot to take the Surround Sound button off. Even so, Dangerous captures Jackson at a near-peak, delivering an album that would have ruled the pop charts surely and smoothly if it had arrived just a year earlier. But it didn't -- it arrived along with grunge, which changed the rules of the game nearly as much as Thriller itself. Consequently, it's the rare multi-platinum, number one album that qualifies as a nearly forgotten, underappreciated record. (In 2001, a remastered edition was released with a detailed booklet) ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, All Music Guide
Artist: Michael Jackson
Studio Label: CD
Edited: No
Format: CD
Enhanced: No
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date:
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.21
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.4 x 4.25 x 5.25
UPC: 0007464660712

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5★ by 12reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A Must Have! Every song on this album is great! It has that feel good 90's vibe to it. Just like all of Michael's albums, I can listen all the way through without skipping a track. All Michael Jackson fans should have this album in their collection! 01/31/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by probably the best album of all time Michael Jackson's songs on this cd were inspirational, Heal the World made me want to get up and volunteer to help people that need it. I loved everything about this album, there was not a single song i thought was just 'okay'. this is the album that initially got me to start liking Michael Jackson (with direction from a wonderful woman). 10/18/2011
Rated 5 out of 5 it's mike Great Album 07/20/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by great i am a huge michael jackson fan and every song on this album is good RIP Michael Jackson must have for any MJ fan 07/22/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Good music! The music was great! :) The case, however, was all cracked when I received it in the mail. :( 07/27/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Excellent! Love the song "Give into Me" the whole CD is great just as the artist was! 07/27/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Daughter loves it. 04/21/2011
Rated 5 out of 5★ by the best of the best great mix of his number ones!!! Although I think every song of his is a number one. 08/09/2009
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