Friday, May 20, 2011

Today in MJ HIStory

Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix

Released: May 20th 1997

Produced by: Michael Jackson, Teddy Riley, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis, Bill Bottrell, Dallas Austin, David Foster, Janet Jackson and R. Kelly.

Label: Epic

This 13 track album was released in May, 1997 and contained 5 new songs in addition to 8 remixed tracks from the HIStory album. The album went on to become the best selling remix album of al time.Due to the fact that Michael was on the History world tour at the time of recording the album, many of the tracks were recorded and mixed in countries around the globe such as Sweden, Switzerland and Germany.

The album was originally planned to be a promotional tool for the European leg of the HIStory tour, and for this reason was not widely publicized in most of the world. The album ended up being widely successful around the globe, despite the low promotions, with the album and/or the title single reaching #1 in over 10 countries.

There were two singles released for this album. The first one ‘Blood On The Dance Floor’ was released around the world, and the second single ‘History/Ghosts’ was released in Europe and Australia.

2 of the tracks, “Ghosts” and “Is It Scary” were used in the 39 minute short movie Ghosts.

To date the Blood On The Dance Floor album has sold 6 million copies world wide.

1 comment:

  1. Addendum:

    Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix is dedicated to several people including Elizabeth Taylor, the Charlie Chaplin family and Elton John.

    Also included is a message for the fans:

    "To my very loyal and dedicated fans throughout the world…Your love, your caring, your endless support, provide nourishment to my soul and keep my spirit strong and unwavering…Together we will Heal The World." - Michael Jackson