Twenty-five years ago today Michael Jackson released perhaps his most important album… Dangerous. Sonically groundbreaking, spiritually profound, sexually provocative and socially conscious, Dangerous exploded onto the music market on November 26th, 1991, taking Michael to new global audiences and cementing his position not only as the King of Pop, but an artist willing to illuminate and challenge some of the world’s most important issues. In many ways, the album is relevant now more than ever. To celebrate twenty-five years of this masterpiece, The MJCast has brought together a roundtable panel of authors, academics and researchers – all mega fans.
Q, Elizabeth, Mike, James, Andy & Samar begin the show by giving brief introductions as to who they are and their early experiences with the Dangerous album, followed by an exploration into the album’s groundbreaking sound. Next, the panel delves into the album’s masterpiece cover art by Mark Ryden, an analysis of the song and video Black Or White and the lyrical messages within Dangerous. The show finishes up with a discussion around the short films for the album. Stay tuned for Part 2 of this Roundtable as we continue our celebrations of Dangerous 25!
- Co-Host of The MJCast
- Elizabeth Amisu
- Mike Smallcombe
- James Alay
- Andy Healy
- Author of the MJ 101 series
- The sound of Dangerous
- The Dangerous album cover
- Black Or White
- The lyrical messages of Dangerous
- Dangerous’ short films
Music Breaks & Ads
- Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (New Jack Main Mix)
- Michael Jackson – In The Closet (The Newark Mix)
- Michael Jackson – Black Or White (Immortal Version)
- Michael Jackson – Dangerous (Live From A Night at the Apollo, 2002)
- Jackson Source
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