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Dangerous [Special Edition]

Dangerous [Special Edition]

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by Michael Jackson

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This special edition cd features remastered sound, an expanded booklet with lyrics and never-before-seen photos, and a deluxe, foil-stamped O-card.


This special edition cd features remastered sound, an expanded booklet with lyrics and never-before-seen photos, and a deluxe, foil-stamped O-card.

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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]

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Jackson   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals,Soprano (Vocal),Soloist
Siedah Garrett   Background Vocals
René Moore   Keyboards
Bryan Loren   Percussion,Drums,Moog Bass,Moog Lead
Shanice Wilson   Background Vocals
Andraé Crouch   Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bill Bottrell   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Mellotron,Synthesizer Bass
Brad Buxer   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Larry Corbett   Cello,Soloist
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Endre Granat   Concert Master
Linda Harmon   Soprano (Vocal)
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Terry Jackson   Bass,Bass Guitar
Louis Johnson   Bass,Bass Guitar
L.T.B.   Rap
Abraham Laboriel   Bass
Christa Larson   Vocals,Soloist
Rhett Lawrence   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Johnny Mandel   Conductor
Marty Paich   Conductor,Keyboards
Jasun Martz   Keyboards
Andres McKenzie   Track Performer
David Paich   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro   Drums
Greg Phillinganes   Keyboards
Tim Pierce   Guitar
Steve Porcaro   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Bruce Swedien   Synthesizer,Percussion,Drums,Keyboards
Jai Winding   Bass,Piano,Keyboards
George Szell   Conductor
David E. Williams   Guitar
Heavy D   Rap
John Bahler Singers   Choir, Chorus
John Barnes   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Sandra Crouch   Choir Arrangement
Michael Jackson   Arranger,Composer,Director,Lyricist,Producer,Liner Notes,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements,rhythm arrangement,Duet
René Moore   Arranger
Andraé Crouch   Choir Arrangement
John Bahler   Vocal Arrangements,Choir Arrangement
Glen Ballard   Arranger
Michael Boddicker   Sequencers
Bill Bottrell   Composer,Lyricist,Producer,Engineer
Brad Buxer   keyboard arrangements
Wayne Cobham   Programming
David Coleman   Art Direction
David Daoud Coleman   Art Direction
Richard Cottrell   Engineer
Matt Forger   Engineer,Sound Design
Jerry Hey   Arranger
Jean-Marie Horvat   Engineer
Rhett Lawrence   Arranger
Johnny Mandel   Orchestral Arrangements
Marty Paich   Arranger,Composer,Orchestral Arrangements
David Paich   rhythm arrangement,keyboard arrangements
Greg Phillinganes   rhythm arrangement
Teddy Riley   Composer
Thom Russo   Engineer
Bruce Swedien   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Andy Engel   Slipcover Concept
Nancy Donald   Art Direction
Mark Ryden   Art Direction,Illustrations
Jim Mitchell   Engineer
Dave Way   Engineer
Buz Kohan   Lyricist
Michael Bush   Costume Design
George Del Barrio   String Arrangements

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Dangerous 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Impeccable talent. Michael at the height of his career. Don't judge until you truly get to know this incredible and unapologetic album.