|Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix|
|Remix album / Studio album by Michael Jackson|
|Released||May 20, 1997 (1997-05-20)|
|Genre||Pop, industrial, hip hop, house, funk, new jack swing|
|Label||Epic, MJJ Productions
|Producer||Michael Jackson (Executive)|
|Michael Jackson chronology|
Blood On The Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix is a remix album that was released May 20, 1997 and was recorded from 1991-1997. The album features eight remixes from Jackson's previous album, HIStory: Past, Present, and Future: Book I, and five new songs for the album as well. The album sold 6,000,000 copies as of 2009.
The album was produced while Jackson traveled the globe on his HIStory World Tour. Thus, the songs were produced in a variety of countries that included Sweden, Switzerland and Germany. The album is made up of eight remixes from HIStory—"Scream Louder", "Money", "2 Bad", "Stranger in Moscow", "This Time Around", "Earth Song", "You Are Not Alone" and "HIStory"—and five new songs—"Blood on the Dance Floor", "Morphine", "Superfly Sister", "Ghosts" and "Is It Scary".
Jackson was heavily involved in the writing, composition and production of the five new songs, and sang all the lead vocals. Todd Terry remixed "Stranger In Moscow", Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis remixed "Scream", and The Fugees worked on the new track "Blood on the Dance Floor" and the remix of "2 Bad". Wyclef Jean, a member of The Fugees, told MTV of his involvement in the production, "We did a first remix for Michael, and he wanted us to do another one". The group spoke of their excitement at receiving a phone call from Jackson. "Morphine" contained an audio clip from "The Elephant Man", courtesy of Paramount Pictures. On this song, Jackson was the sole arranger, including the classical, vocal and orchestral arrangement. Jackson also played solo percussion and drums and joint guitar credit alongside longtime collaborator Slash. Andrae Crouch's choir also collaborated on the piece.
"Morphine"'s central themes is the drug usage of Demerol. In the track, he sings, "Trust in me/Just in me/Put all your trust in me/You're doin' morphine...Go on babe/Relax/This won't hurt you/Before I put it in/Close your eyes and count to ten/Don't cry/I won't convert you/There's no need to dismay/Close your eyes and drift away". "Scream Louder" contains elements from "Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)", performed by Sly & the Family Stone. "2 Bad" contains a sample of Jackson's 1982 hit "Beat It" as well as a rap by John Forté and guitar solo by Wyclef Jean.
- Blood On The Dance Floor
- Morphine (also known as: Just Say No)
- Superfly Sister
- Is It Scary
- Scream Louder (Flyte Time Remix)
- Money (Fire Island Remix)
- 2Bad (Refugee camp Remix)
- Stranger In Moscow (Tee's In-House club remix)
- This Time Around (D.M. Radio Mix)
- Earth Song (Hani's club Experience)
- You Are Not Alone (Classic Club Mix)
- HIStory (Tony Moran's HIStory lesson)
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