MICHAEL Jackson played Glasgow Green in front of a rapturous crowd like that which has never been seen before  - or arguably since - on August 14, 1992.

We’ve been digging through our archives and found some amazing images from the day, as well as this review which was printed in our sister title The Herald four days later on August 18:

MICHAEL Jackson wants to be the biggest, most strange, most distant and yet most accessible superstar in history. So, he enters (from who knows where -- there are lots of traps in that stage) in a shower of sparks and freezes.

Nothing happens for a very long time. Then he turns. Uproar. Nothing happens. He takes off his shades. Freak out.

There are many, many pauses in this show. Songs stop and re-start according to some quirky private metronome which tells Michael when to hit the moment.

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Between the pauses -- tons of lighting effects and some sharp stagecraft. That trick of suddenly disappearing and re-appearing elsewhere is an oldie but goodie.

The dancing -- set pieces like Thriller and Billie Jean was bang on, just like the videos (well, it was on video, of course, for those who could barely see the stage -- more than #20 to watch a big TV screen, eh? We are all crazy). The band was as smooth as a CD.

Between the technology, Michael Jackson, with the voice from 43 million record collections. You know what he sounds like and that is what we heard, in every detail. He said he loved us and he danced with the one blonde stage invader before she was led gently away. That was nice.

He flew out of the stadium on a rocket backpack, but I don't believe it was really him. The man is priceless, they could never afford the insurance.

Were you there on the day? Email us at news@eveningtimes.co.uk with your memories - or pictures if you have any.

The setlist from the day, via setlist.fm

Part 1

  • Jam
  • Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
  • Human Nature
  • Smooth Criminal
  • I Just Can't Stop Loving You (with Siedah Garrett)
  • She's Out of My Life
  • I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I'll Be There (The Jackson 5 song)
  • Thriller
  • Billie Jean
  • Black or White

Part 2

  • Workin' Day and Night
  • Beat It
  • Someone Put Your Hand Out
  • Will You Be There
  • Black or White
  • We Are the World (USA for Africa song)

Part 3

  • Heal the World
  • Man in the Mirror