“Dangerous” era (1989-1993)

Dangerous

1/Original track listing from the album released on November 26, 1991 (recorded from october 1989 to october 1991) 

Jam (featuring Heavy D)
Why You Wanna Trip on Me
In the Closet (featuring Princess Stéphanie of Monaco)
She Drives Me Wild (featuring Wreck-n-Effect)
Remember the Time
Can’t Let Her Get Away
Heal the World
Black or White (featuring L.T.B.)
Who Is It
Give In to Me (featuring Slash)
Will You Be There
Keep the Faith
Gone Too Soon
Dangerous

2/Demos/Alternate Versions 

Dangerous (demo 1) : Recorded in 1990/1991, played in a courtroom in 1994 during the trial for the song “Dangerous”. Slightly different version from the one released in 2004. It remains unreleased.

Dangerous (demo 2) : Recorded in 1990/1991 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Keep The Faith (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1991 & leaked online but remains unreleased.

In The Closet (solo demo) : Recorded in 1989-1991 & leaked online but remains unreleased.

In The Closet (video version featuring the voice of Naomi Campbell) : Recorded in 1992 and used in the short film for the song but remains unreleased.

Gone Too Soon (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1991 & leaked online but remains unreleased.

Give In To Me (Recording Sessions) : It was played at a musical seminar but remains unreleased.

Who Is It (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1991 & leaked online but remains unreleased.

Black Or White (Pepsi version)  : Recorded in 1991 & used in a Pepsi commercial in 1992. Remains unreleased.

Can’t Let Her Get Away (extended version) : Recorded in 1989-1991. 8 minutes version with an unreleased rap from Michael. A snippet leaked in 2020 but full version remains unreleased.

 

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

Someone Put Your Hand Out : Recorded in 1989-1991 & released in 1992 (Pepsi exclusive promo cassette single) and in 2004 on CD (The Ultimate Collection).

She Got It (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1990 with Bryan Loren. It leaked online in 2005 but remains unreleased.

Serious Effect (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1990 with Bryan Loren. It leaked in 2005  but remains unreleased.

To Satisfy You : Recorded in 1989-1990 with Bryan Loren. It leaked but it remains unreleased.

Work That Body (demo) : Recorded in 1989-1990 with Bryan Loren. It leaked online in 2005 but remains unreleased.

Superfly Sister : Recorded in 1989-1990 with Bryan Loren & released in 1997 (Blood On The Dance Floor).

Monkey Business : Recorded in 1989, leaked in 2002 & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set).

Blood On The Dance Floor : Recorded in 1989-1991 & released in 1997 (Blood On The Dance Floor) 

Planet Earth : Recorded in 1991 & released in 2009 (This Is It)

Slave To The Rhythm : Demo recorded in 1991. A remix leaked in 2010. A virtual duet with Justin Bieber featuring new vocals from MJ leaked in 2013. Original demo + new remix by Timbaland released in 2014 (Xscape).

Man In Black : Written and recorded during the dangerous album sessions (1989-1991). Planned for release on the later cancelled greatest hits compilation album “Decade 1979-1989”. One of around 20–25 songs that Michael and Bryan Loren worked on. A low quality snippet leaked in 2018 but full demo remains unreleased.

If You Don’t Love Me : Recorded in 1989-1991 & leaked online in 2005 but remains unreleased.

Earth Song (2nd demo) : Recorded in 1991 & leaked online in 2007 but remains unreleased.

Bumper Snippet : Recorded in 1989-1991 & leaked in 2004. Remains unreleased.

Ghost of Another Lover : Bootleg snippet leaked online without intro in low quality. Full demo remains unreleased.

Jane Is A Groupie : Written and recorded during “Dangerous” album sessions. Incomplete and repetitive draft. Short edited snippet leaked online. Run time: 3:43. Full demo remains unreleased.

Don’t Believe It : A 10 second snipped leaked in 2019. Full demo remains unreleased.

Seven Digits  : A 10 second snipped leaked in 2019. Full demo remains unreleased.

4/Others songs from this era 

Mind Is The Magic : Recorded in 1989 & released in 1995

Do The Bartman : Recorded in 1991 with Bryan Loren & released in 1991 (The Simpsons)

I’ll Be There (Adult version) : Recorded in 1989, used in a Pepsi commercial in 1992. Remains unreleased.

Family Thing (demo) : Recorded in 1993 but never completed. Planned song for Addams Family Values movie. Cancelled due to allegations of 1993. Also known as “Addams’s Groove”, “Family values”, or “Family morales”. Demo leaked in 2018 but remains unreleased.

Happy Birthday Lisa : Recorded in 1991 & leaked online in 2007 but remains unreleased

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

7/TV performances and live concerts

 

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