Blood on the Dance Floor: History in the Mix

Performers Michael Jackson

MJJ | May 20, 1997 | Compact Disc

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Full title: Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix. BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR: HISTORY IN THE MIX features eight remixed tracks from HISTORY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE along with five new songs. Personnel includes: Michael Jackson (vocals, guitar, drums, percussion); Janet Jackson (vocals); John Forte (rap); Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam (various instruments); Bryan Loren (guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, programming, drum programming); Slash, Wyclef Jean (guitar); Robert Chausow (violin); Juliet Haffner (viola); Larry Williams, Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft (horns); Teddy Riley, Doug Grigsby (keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming); Brad Buxer (piano, keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, drum programming); Te-Bass (bass); Alex Breuer (keyboard & drum programming); Matt Carpenter, Andrew Scheps, Rob Hoffman, Jeff Taylor (drum programming); Andrae Crouch Singers (background vocals). Producers include: Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, R. Kelly. Engineers include: Teddy Riley, Dave Way, Mick Guzauski, Eddie DeLena, Bill Klatt. BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR nearly snuck into record stores, preceded by a strange absence of hype. The implicit message of its five new songs, like that of the non-marketing campaign for the album, seems to be: enough already, let's get back to the music. The title song, a colder re-write of the Jackson classic "Billie Jean," draws you in, but Jackson quickly gets to the heart of the album with two astonishing songs that address his public image. "Ghosts" has an icy, metallic beat, while "Is It Scary" has the dramatic flair of a big pop ballad, but they feature nearly identical opening verses about ghosts and ghouls behind the walls and under the bed. In the former song, the ghouls are the paparazzi snapping pictures of Jackson's baby, and he asks of them, "Who gave you the right...Are you the ghost of jealousy?" In the next song, the ghosts turn out to be the many public faces of Michael Jackson, and he turns the image around, suggesting that ghoulishness is in the eye of the beholder: "If you wanna see eccentricalities/I'll be grotesque before your eyes...Is that scary for you, baby?" It's a declaration of self-confidence, and Jackson follows with feisty remixes of songs from HISTORY, including a version of "2 Bad" peppered with a sample of "Beat It," and a Madonna-like disco mix of "Stranger In Moscow."

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 20, 1997

Genre: Contemporary R&B

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1997

Label Name: MJJ

UPC: 074646800027

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Blood on the Dance Floor: History in the Mix

Performers Michael Jackson
Guest Artist(s) Boyz II Men, Janet Jackson, Jimmy Jam, Nile Rodgers, Slash, Terry Lewis, Trevor Rabin

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: May 20, 1997

Genre: Contemporary R&B

Style: R&B

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1997

Label Name: MJJ

UPC: 074646800027


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Title Track Time
1.Blood On The Dance Floor --
2.Morphine --
3.Superfly Sister --
4.Ghosts --
5.Is It Scary --
6.Scream Louder (Flyte Tyme Remix) --
7.Money (Fire Island Radio Edit) --
8.2 Bad (Refugee Camp Mix) --
9.Stranger In Moscow (Tee's In-House Club Mix) --
10.This Time Around (D.M. Radio Mix) --
11.Earth Song (Hani's Club Experience) --
12.You Are Not Alone (Classic Club Mix) --
13.HIStory (Tony Moran's HIStory Lesson) --

Editorial Notes

Full title: Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory In The Mix. BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR: HISTORY IN THE MIX features eight remixed tracks from HISTORY: PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE along with five new songs. Personnel includes: Michael Jackson (vocals, guitar, drums, percussion); Janet Jackson (vocals); John Forte (rap); Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam (various instruments); Bryan Loren (guitar, keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, programming, drum programming); Slash, Wyclef Jean (guitar); Robert Chausow (violin); Juliet Haffner (viola); Larry Williams, Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft (horns); Teddy Riley, Doug Grigsby (keyboards, synthesizers, drum programming); Brad Buxer (piano, keyboards, synthesizers, percussion, drum programming); Te-Bass (bass); Alex Breuer (keyboard & drum programming); Matt Carpenter, Andrew Scheps, Rob Hoffman, Jeff Taylor (drum programming); Andrae Crouch Singers (background vocals). Producers include: Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, R. Kelly. Engineers include: Teddy Riley, Dave Way, Mick Guzauski, Eddie DeLena, Bill Klatt. BLOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR nearly snuck into record stores, preceded by a strange absence of hype. The implicit message of its five new songs, like that of the non-marketing campaign for the album, seems to be: enough already, let's get back to the music. The title song, a colder re-write of the Jackson classic "Billie Jean," draws you in, but Jackson quickly gets to the heart of the album with two astonishing songs that address his public image. "Ghosts" has an icy, metallic beat, while "Is It Scary" has the dramatic flair of a big pop ballad, but they feature nearly identical opening verses about ghosts and ghouls behind the walls and under the bed. In the former song, the ghouls are the paparazzi snapping pictures of Jackson's baby, and he asks of them, "Who gave you the right...Are you the ghost of jealousy?" In the next song, the ghosts turn out to be the many public faces of Michael Jackson, and he turns the image around, suggesting that ghoulishness is in the eye of the beholder: "If you wanna see eccentricalities/I'll be grotesque before your eyes...Is that scary for you, baby?" It's a declaration of self-confidence, and Jackson follows with feisty remixes of songs from HISTORY, including a version of "2 Bad" peppered with a sample of "Beat It," and a Madonna-like disco mix of "Stranger In Moscow."
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