Sunday, January 29, 2006

Rarities #9: Michael Jackson Dangerous Collector's Edition First Printing (1991)





This is a super super mega rare collector's item! Granted, you can find quite a few sets of this selling on eBay, but there's only one shop in the entire Singapore I know that is selling this...and at a price of $250. Well, I burnt a hole in my pocket for this too, but not $250 for sure. Nevertheless, I've been looking for this for ages and I'm so happy to lay hands on this finally.

This is the First Printing of the album when it was released way back in 1991. It comes in a special box measuring 25.5cm by 25.5cm and 1.8cm thick. The front cover is a simple and elegant design of MJ's mysterious eyes and the words "Collector's Edition . First Printing". The back cover shows the tracklisting.

As you can see, it is the interior of the box that is really beautiful. The artwork of the album is a myriad of symbols and icons, including the mysterious single eye and an assortment of animals (Noah's Ark? MJ's own private zoo in Neverland?) However, the artwork literally comes to life here as it is presented in a pop-up, very beautiful indeed.

Besides, the disc itself is a gold disc. The album sleeve is housed in a compartment under the disc tray, where you have to lift it up to access the album sleeve.

This package is really very beautiful and rare, and if you possess this, I estimate you must be one of less than 5 people in Singapore who have it. If you know of someone who has this, please let me know! Alright I shall stop waxing lyrical about this now.

19 Comments:

At 3:19 pm, Blogger Sharon said...

I too have a copy of this. It is still in its plastic - never opened. We have been searching for some information on what this might be worth so thank you, you have given us an idea of its value.
Sharon Townsville Queensland Australia

 
At 9:21 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also have a copy of this, and is for sale at the right price, for more info e mail at sstewart19@sky.com

 
At 4:23 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a copy of this that has never been opened. If anyone is interested in buying this collector's edition they may contact me at the address listed below. Serious inquiries only as I will only sell if the price is right. jayzerkatt@zoominternet.net

 
At 4:58 pm, Blogger Jürgen said...

Hi!

I live in Germany and have also this wonderful album. If you know someone in your neighbourhood who is interested in this rare release please let me know. We will find a realistic price!

Regards Juergen

 
At 2:24 am, Blogger joellen said...

I have one too- unopened-still sealed in plastic. If interested e-mail joellenkash@yahoo.com. Thanks

 
At 3:48 am, Blogger gary said...

I have a copy of this album which i purchased in 1991 that has never been opened. If anyone is interested in buying this collector's edition they may contact me at the address listed below. Serious inquiries only as I will only sell if the price is right.gaveriss@ntlworld.com uk

 
At 5:26 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have one too. Only just over 4500 ever printed. I presume that makes it pretty rare.
jball.freecase@gmail.com

 
At 12:38 am, Blogger zara said...

I have one, although it has been opened but still in immaculate condition if anyone is interested in buying it email me twiggygirluk@yahoo.co.uk

 
At 9:57 pm, Blogger little kitty said...

Hey! I have an unopened first printing collectors edition, still in the shrink wrap. If anybody is interested, my email is monicadoeshair@gmail.com

 
At 8:26 pm, Anonymous Nicolas BONNASSIES said...

Hey, I found one edition aswell the outside has been a bit used by the time but the inside is brandnew ;)
Nicolas Paris France

 
At 4:58 pm, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have the original also! it is in a very good condition.I want to sell it. If someone is intrested.........mail me at: sanne_korn@hotmail.com

 
At 6:15 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have one as well. perfect condition, if interested just email me and i can send pictures and whatever you need. aztecwrestler89@yahoo.com

 
At 6:23 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also posses a copy, although it has been opened but still in immaculate condition. I hold it dear ans i am NOT interested in selling.

 
At 11:24 am, Blogger C Henderson said...

I have 1 too tampa,fl

 
At 10:28 am, Anonymous cdaubenmire said...

I have one as well mint condition never opened. Lancaster, oh

 
At 11:31 pm, Blogger Michael Hayter said...

Hi ive also got an unopened copy, uk.barcode is 7464-48900-2, shrink wrap slighty split but no damage, contact mickhayter78@gmail.com if intrested thanx

 
At 6:43 am, Blogger ayesha redfern said...

I have this album, unopened and in perfect condition, since the death of Michael, its getting more difficult to find. the code on the back is C1-465802-11/ST2..with a heavy heart I would like to sell it, make me a reasonable offer and its yours...e-mail me at ayeshaselene1975@gmail.com

 
At 12:34 am, Blogger APPLE SWEDEN said...

I have this and the Pepsi Cassette för sale so if anyone wants it. One of the corners of Dangerous has a small damage, I can send a photo if you like so drop me a line here if it's interesting

 
At 11:35 am, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i have one also has been opened never been play excellent condition am willing to sell make reasonable offer e-mail is patriciajinkins2000@yahoo.com

 

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