A collection of 13 of his all-time most electrifying and danceable tracks including Thriller, Dangerous, Blood On The Dance, Floor, Ghosts, Torture, and Dirty Diana, debuted on the album charts at #3 on Current and Overall Pop and #3 on Current and Overall R&B and #8 and #10 for Physical and Overall Album sales, respectively. It also debuted in the top 10 landing at #9 in the UK. SCREAM is the essential playlist for the Michael Jackson takeover of Halloween, which also includes Michael Jackson’s Halloween, an animated special which premiered at Comic Con last week, and will have its official premiere on October 27 on CBS.
SCREAM reflects The King of Pop’s affection for this time of the year and its themes of costumes and disguise, darkness and light, character transformations and surprise. It’s the perfect soundtrack for Halloween/October parties. Consequence of Sound wrote, SCREAM is “a collection that usefully corrals the man’s darkest and spookiest fare into a convincing and sonically fluid totality of its own.” The album will also be available on October 27 in glow-in-dark vinyl. CDs and vinyl each containing a poster unique to the format. Fittingly, the poster and cover art conceal the first-ever AR (augmented reality) experience created for a Michael Jackson project.
All the Fans are invited to Official Michael Jackson SCREAM Album Celebrations this fall. The first of these celebrations took place in London and Sydney. Paris and Berlin are hosting events this week and the celebrations in Los Angeles and Tokyo will be later this month. The events will feature the full-length 40-minute Michael Jackson’s Ghosts, rarely seen following its initial screening at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival and “Michael Jackson’s Thriller” in 3D. An after-party will follow each celebration.