Episode 1 – Was Michael Jackson an Artist?

Abstract: In this first ever episode of Michael Jackson’s Dream Lives On: An Academic Conversation, Karin and Elizabeth discuss Michael Jackson’s 1991 Black or White short film, directed

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‘Dangerous’ von Dr. Susan Fast

 German translation Ilke, all4michael.com

Dangerous ist ein Muss für jeden Fan, Nicht-Fan oder Kritiker von Michael Jackson und auch für jeden Musikliebhaber. Dr. Susan Fast hat Michael Jacksons Album von 1991 mit Akribie auf eine Art untersucht, wie es noch nie zuvor getan wurde, und indem sie dies tut, befördert sie Jackson dahin zurück, wo er hingehört: Ins Rampenlicht als der hochtalentierte schwarze Musiker und Künstler, der er war … und gefährlich war er auch (dangerous)!

Das Buch bringt den Leser außerdem dazu, die Musik wieder (neu) zu hören und die Short Films wieder und wieder ansehen zu wollen.

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Recensione Accademico libro “Dangerous”

 “Dangerous” è una lettura imperdibile per i fan di Michael Jackson, i non-appassionati, critici o amanti della musica. La Dr. Susan Fast meticolosamente ha studiato l’album del 1991 di Michael Jackson in un modo che non è mai stato fatto prima, così lei ha restituito a Jackson il suo posto d’onore: come artista e musicista nero di grande talento, che è stato… ed era pericoloso. Il libro stimola anche ad ascoltare la musica e rivedere i cortometraggi più e più volte.

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Academic Book Review of ‘Dangerous’ by Susan Fast

Dangerous is a must read for every Michael Jackson fan, non-fan, critic or music lover. Dr. Susan Fast meticulously researched Michael Jackson’s 1991 album in a way that has never been done before and in doing so she puts Jackson back where he belongs; in the spotlight as the highly talented black musician and artist he was… and he was dangerous too!

The book also makes readers want to re-listen to the music and re-watch the short-films again and again.

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‘Earth Song: Inside Michael Jackson’s Magnum Opus’ by Joseph Vogel (Blake Vision, 2011)

‘Man in the Music: The Creative Life and Work of Michael Jackson’ (Sterling 2011) was a huge and well-researched text, which will doubtless become a staple in schools, universities and colleges the world over when the level of Jackson’s genius is finally accepted on the international academic stage and given the respect and study it deserves. 

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