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.