Jackson was heavily involved with the production of the new material while the remixes were produced by other artists. It concerns themes such as drug addiction, sex, relationships and paranoia.
Though Blood on the Dance Floor: HIStory in the Mix received minimal promotion by Jackson's standards, particularly in the United States, the short film Michael Jackson's Ghosts, two singles, a promotional single and a music video were issued as promotion.
Although initial sales in the United States were seen as disappointing for Jackson, the album peaked at number one in France, Belgium, Spain and New Zealand. Reviews Review Policy. Flag as inappropriate. See more. The Jacksons. Victory is the fifteenth studio album by the Jacksons.
It was released by Epic Records on July 2, The album was the only album to include all six Jackson brothers together as an official group; also, it was the band's last album to be entirely recorded with lead singer Michael Jackson, as well as their first album to feature Jermaine Jackson since 's Moving Violation.
The album sold over seven million copies worldwide, peaking at No. Victory was supported by the Victory Tour, with lead singer Michael Jackson, who had recently released the world's all-time best-selling album, Thriller, prominently featured. Customer reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
The abyss looks into Michael Jackson. The cover art provides a pretty accurate interpretation of this package's contents.
Surrounded by greyish-yellow storm clouds, Michael Jackson wears a blood-red suit, face contorted to an angry scream, fists clenched, body poised for physical aggression. Sure enough, darkness, violence, alienation, and sexual torment fill this disc to a point HISTORY could only dream about--and then wake up screaming. This review focuses on the five original songs due to the fact that MJ's musical vision was at genius level, with near-perfect instincts.
The sonic complexity of the original songs don't sound like anything MJ's ever done previous with the title track standing out as the best. Blood on the Dance Floor, the title track co-written by MJ, unveils a bent snake of a woman whose degenerate and deceitful nature makes the female stars of Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Who Is It, and Dangerous look like kindergarteners.
She backstabs "seven inches in" leaving "blood on the dance floor. Co-written and produced by Teddy Riley. Upon initial release, Morphine may have sounded like a mockery of prescription drug addiction, specifically, a mockery of the preoccupation regarding MJ's drug addiction. The operatic bridge goes so far as to make sarcastic reference to his reported drug of choice--"Oh God, he's taking Demerol! Slash on guitar, however, makes sense for a metal rock song.
Superfly Sister is a song about the disillusionment and disappointment of sex without love, being unequally yoked in marriage, and an attempt to understand these situations through religion. It is also somewhat repetitive with "push it in, stick it out, that ain't what it's all about" reflecting boredom with a particular physical exercise that involves no intimacy.
New Jack beats. Written and arranged by MJ. Instrumentation by Bryan Loren. Ghosts and ghouls glide down the hall, slide up the wall, and lay siege to a sleeper's bed. However, it is the ghost of jealousy that threatens true happiness. New Jack beats by Teddy Riley. Written and composed by MJ and Teddy Riley. Superfly Sister. Is It Scary. Scream Louder Flyte Tyme Remix. Money Fire Island Radio Edit. Retrieved May 11, Entertainment Weekly.
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