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    I know that the songlist of Dangerous changed a lot during its creation. Do you know which songs made it nearly?
    (I mean at the end of the creation process)

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    Default Re: Which songs nearly made Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Slave To The Rhythm View Post
    I know that the songlist of Dangerous changed a lot during its creation. Do you know which songs made it nearly?
    (I mean at the end of the creation process)
    I heard/read Earth Song, Someone Put Your Hand Out and Joy were serious contenders for the album
    Last edited by Themidwestcowboy; 17-01-2018 at 05:06 PM.

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    I know about Monkey Business, but sadly can't find the source


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    Default Re: Which songs nearly made Dangerous

    Yes, I feel What About Us was a strong contender, maybe replaced by Heal the World.. And Man In Black was in the promo flight cd so, maybe was worked further after Bryan Loren left the project and Teddy and Bill Bottrell took over.

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    Default Re: Which songs nearly made Dangerous

    I wonder if Stop Throwin' Your Life Away was in contention?

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    Default Re: Which songs nearly made Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Themidwestcowboy View Post
    I heard/read Earth Song, Someone Put Your Hand Out and Joy was serious contenders for the album
    Quote Originally Posted by Slave To The Rhythm View Post
    I know about Monkey Business, but sadly can't find the source
    It is certainly a fact that ‘Monkey Business’ & ‘Earth Song’ were both seriously considered for the ‘Dangerous’ album.

    This has been also confirmed by Bill Bottrell who worked (among other songs) also on these two tracks during the ‘Dangerous’ recording sessions.

    I was disappointed when Monkey and Earth didn't make the record [‘Dangerous’], but I got over it” (Bill Bottrell)

    Also, during the summer of 1991, ‘Monkey Business’ was extensively reported (Revolution magazine, for example) as a song that was going to make the ‘Dangerous’ album to the point where most fans were later surprised that ‘Monkey Business’ eventually did not make the album.

    It is worth noting that MJ, in the summer of 1991, was becoming extremely indecisive about the final tracklist of his ‘Dangerous’ album. The official tracklist finalized only some weeks before the album’s release.

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    Default Re: Which songs nearly made Dangerous

    Now considered can go into how closely it made it to a song as an option at one point.. We know the song 'Joy' which became a song for blackstreet was considered, If you Don't Love Me, Men In Black, 'Planet Earth' original title for what became earth song, Serious Effect, She got it, Someone Put Your Hand Out, Work That Body, Do You Know Where Your Children Are, Little Susie, Llama Lola, Lucy is in love with linus, The Love You Save (adult version), Cry (not what we heard). Michael Mckeller, I'll be there (adult version)

    There are many more that we know of, but some of these either - we question validity, not really clear if actually considered etc.

    Bottle Of Smoke
    Bubbles
    Fever
    Heaven Is Here
    In the Valley
    Little Girls
    Lonely Bird
    Lonely man
    Pressure
    Red Eye
    Seven Bright New Stars
    Verdicts
    Tragedy of a cheerleader

    Most of us know this, but Dangerous was planned to be a double disc (thought was revisited for HIStory) but those adult versions of songs were to be on one disc that became Dangerous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KOPV View Post
    'Planet Earth' original title for what became earth song..
    Interesting to notice that both Planet Earth and The Dance were lyrics printed on the booklet.. We now know about the spoken poem Planet Earth released on TII. Nice to think that MJ was maybe considering interludes on his records, as in this case a spoken intro and outro..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike J View Post
    Interesting to notice that both Planet Earth and The Dance were lyrics printed on the booklet.. We now know about the spoken poem Planet Earth released on TII. Nice to think that MJ was maybe considering interludes on his records, as in this case a spoken intro and outro..
    Some poems on dancing the dream were definitely songs. One that comes to mind is When A Baby Smiles

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    ^ The poem portion was going to be a talking piece before the song "starts", the audio (to my knowledge) was similar to the audio we hear on this is it when the little girl is in the forest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KOPV View Post
    ^ The poem portion was going to be a talking piece before the song "starts", the audio (to my knowledge) was similar to the audio we hear on this is it when the little girl is in the forest.
    I always thought it was meant to be for the outro of the song?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slave To The Rhythm View Post
    I always thought it was meant to be for the outro of the song?
    It was
    My understanding is, it was meant to be this spectacular piece, beginning with an operatic piece that lend into Earth Song as we know it and then finish with the poem Planet Earth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spike J View Post
    Interesting to notice that both Planet Earth and The Dance were lyrics printed on the booklet.. We now know about the spoken poem Planet Earth released on TII. Nice to think that MJ was maybe considering interludes on his records, as in this case a spoken intro and outro..
    I wonder why he never did interludes

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    Default Re: Which songs nearly made Dangerous

    Quote Originally Posted by Slave To The Rhythm View Post
    I know that the songlist of Dangerous changed a lot during its creation. Do you know which songs made it nearly?
    (I mean at the end of the creation process)
    SPYHO was a candidate literally till the very last second. An album edit (4:34) was made in mid November 1991.

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    Default Re: Which songs nearly made Dangerous

    what bout ''jane is a groupie?

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