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Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour

Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour
Video by
ReleasedJuly 25, 2005
RecordedOctober 1, 1992
VenueLia Manoliu Stadium
(Bucharest, Romania)
GenrePop, rock, soul
DirectorAndy Morahan
ProducerKevin Wall
Michael Jackson chronology
The One
Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour
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Live in Bucharest: The Dangerous Tour is a live concert DVD by American recording artist Michael Jackson released on July 25, 2005. The DVD was previously included with The Ultimate Collection box set in 2004. The concert took place during Jackson's first leg on his Dangerous World Tour on October 1, 1992 at the Bucharest National Stadium, with a sold-out attendance of 90,000. This concert is the first concert by Jackson that has been officially released on DVD in the United States, also released in Asia market on double Video CD. The other official releases by Michael Jackson is a VHS of his HIStory World Tour concert in Seoul, South Korea, and it was released only in South Korea in 1996, and Live at Wembley July 16, 1988, which is the second leg of his Bad World Tour.

There are various versions of the footage of the same concert that exist. The first version was broadcast the next day by BBC; following Jackson's death, this version was rebroadcast on BNN/Ned3. All the footage in this version is from the Bucharest concert. The version that appears on the DVD was broadcast on HBO in 1992, which became the highest audience in the channel's history for a single broadcast. This version, while mostly having footage of Jackson performing at the Bucharest Concert (some in alternate camera angles in comparison to the BBC version), also consisted of footage from concerts in other locations such as Madrid and London. Also missing were the "Brace Yourself" video introduction and the "We Are the World Interlude," which were included in the original BBC Telecast. The crowd screaming and intro before "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" is featured in Jackson's 2010 song "Behind the Mask".


TV Ratings: 3.7 million households/21.4 rating/34 share. The concert special set a record for HBO at the time, becoming the channel’s highest rated special.[1]

The DVD has sold over three million copies worldwide.

Track listing

1."Jam"Michael Jackson, René Moore, Bruce Swedien, Teddy Riley8:16
2."Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"Michael Jackson5:13
3."Human Nature"Steve Porcaro, John Bettis5:02
4."Smooth Criminal"Michael Jackson6:00
5."I Just Can't Stop Loving You" (duet with Siedah Garrett)Michael Jackson4:45
6."She's Out of My Life"Tom Bahler4:53
7."I Want You Back/The Love You Save"Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, Deke Richards2:17
8."I'll Be There"Berry Gordy, Bob West, Willie Hutch, Hal Davis4:33
9."Thriller"Rod Temperton5:51
10."Billie Jean"Michael Jackson7:44
11."Working Day and Night"Michael Jackson10:04
12."Beat It"Michael Jackson7:24
13."Will You Be There"Michael Jackson6:51
14."Black or White"Michael Jackson, Bill Bottrell6:38
15."Heal the World"Michael Jackson8:53
16."Man in the Mirror"Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard13:28



Chart (2005) Peak
Austrian Music DVDs Chart[2] 4
Belgian (Flanders) Music DVDs Chart[3] 2
Belgian (Wallonia) Music DVDs Chart[4] 1
Dutch Music DVDs Chart[5] 2
Greek Music DVDs Chart[6] 1
Chart (2009) Peak
Finnish Music DVDs Chart[7] 1
French Albums Chart[8] 1
German Albums Chart[9] 8
Irish Music DVDs Chart[10] 1
New Zealand Music DVDs Chart[11] 1
Spanish Music DVDs Chart[12] 1
Swiss Music DVDs Chart[13] 1


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[14] 14× Platinum 210,000^
France (SNEP)[15] 3× Platinum 60,000*
Japan (RIAJ)[16] Gold 100,000^
New Zealand (RMNZ)[17] 4× Platinum 20,000^
Poland (ZPAV)[18] Platinum 10,000*
Portugal (AFP)[19] Platinum 8,000^
Spain (PROMUSICAE)[12] Platinum 25,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[20] 2× Platinum 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[22] 8× Platinum 800,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone


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  21. ^ [1]*Oppose
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