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Learn more about Easy Star's Thrillah:

Format: CD
Sku: 234087941
UPC: 657481103425
UPC 14: 00657481103425
Release Date: 8/28/2012
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - (featuring Ruff Scott) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
2. Baby Be Mine - (featuring The Green) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
3. Girl Is Mine, The - (featuring Mojo Morgan/Steel Pulse) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
4. Thriller - (featuring Mikey General/Spragga Benz) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
5. Beat It - (featuring Michael Rose) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
6. Billie Jean - (featuring Luciano) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
7. Human Nature - (featuring Cas Haley) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) - (featuring Kirsty Rock) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
9. Lady in My Life, The - (featuring Christopher Martin) ~ Easy Star All-Stars
10. Dub It ~ Easy Star All-Stars
11. Closer to Midnight ~ Easy Star All-Stars

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Tributee: Michael Jackson.
Muze PNote Personnel: Michael Goldwasser (guitar, melodica, Clavinet, synthesizer, glockenspiel, percussion, programming, background vocals); Shelton Garner (guitar, background vocals); Amit Sagie (guitar); Shlomi Alon (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Jenny Hill (tenor saxophone); Sefi Zisling (trumpet); Yair Slutzki, Buford O'Sullivan (trombone); Elenna Canlas (piano, electric piano, Clavinet, organ, synthesizer, background vocals); Victor Axelrod (Clavinet, organ); Wayne Wiggum (synthesizer); Ivan Katz, Joe Tomino (drums); Gavriel Friesem, Andy Farag (percussion); Joanne Williams, Kirsty Rock, Paul Schellack, Tali Goldwasser, Simone Smith (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Michael Goldwasser; Tony Maimone.
Muze PNote Recording information: Big Yard Recording Studio, Kingston, JA; BW Music Studio, Kailua, HI; Capture Sound Studios, Brooklyn, NY; Casa Da Mae, Sao Paulo, Brazil; Cell Block Studios, Kingston, JA; Don't Trip Studio, Brooklyn, NY; Harari St. Studios, Tel Aviv, Israel; Homegrown Studios, FL; Jaro Recording Studio, Kingston, JA; King Shine Recording Studio, Kingston, JA; Mango Studio, Belem, Brazil; Mellowstone Studios, Woodmere, NY; Music Village Studios, Birmingham, UK; Quad Studios, New York, NY; Studio G Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY; Tha Agency, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Trackheadz Ent. Inc., Valley Stream, NY; Tuk-Tuk Studios, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Jim Rugg.
Muze PNote Photographer: Jammi York.
Muze PNote Arranger: Michael Goldwasser.
Muze PNote With the LP work of Pink Floyd (2003's Dub Side of the Moon), Radiohead (2006's Radiodread), and the Beatles (2009's Easy Star's Lonely Hearts Dub Band) already in their past, the Jamaican/American studio band known as Easy Star All-Stars were coming upon a decade of classic album tributes with this reggae redo of Michael Jackson's Thriller, but there's plenty of life left in this formula. After taking a break from the concept with 2011's First Light -- their first full-length album of original songs -- they've returned with a new attitude, attacking the opening favorite "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" with a double shotgun blast of joy and Afro-pop, as if Fela returned to be crowned the king of post-disco. It's an instant, unique party, but that familiar Easy Star island flavor returns with the following "Baby Be Mine," a reggae-meets-R&B take with touches of Earth, Wind & Fire and Justin Timberlake, and also a sequential clue that Thrillah covers Thriller in order. Brilliant how the gravelly voice and deep patois accent of Spragga Benz replaces Vincent Price's "rap" during the monumental "Thriller" itself, and interesting how the too cool "Beat It" becomes ominous and dark when played midtempo and with Black Uhuru's Michael Rose as its streetwise teacher. With devout Rastafarian Luciano on the mike, "Billie Jean" is played as a funky techno caution with Biblical verses in the mix, while Cas Haley travels to Margaritaville with his suitably smooth and sweet caressing of "Human Nature." Reggae-disco, cowbells, and in-house singer Kirsty Rock give "P.Y.T." the proper amount of flash, before a dubby version of "The Lady in My Life" and two actual dubs put a wrap on this diverse, fun, and very welcome return to form. ~ David Jeffries

Producer: Michael Goldwasser

Engineer: Richard "Jah Pinks" Thomas; Johnny Dollar; Mr. Mojo Morgan; Michael Goldwasser; Andrew Thomas; Paul Schellack; Brad Watanabe; Gavriel Friesem; Amit Sagie; Matt Labozza; Jennifer Quard; Julio Matias; Andre Matano; Oren Pollak; Courtney "Spider" Blake; Clif

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Ruff Scott
Muze Guest Artist The Green
Muze Guest Artist Mr. Mojo Morgan
Muze Guest Artist Steel Pulse
Muze Guest Artist Mikey General
Muze Guest Artist Spragga Benz
Muze Guest Artist Michael Rose
Muze Guest Artist Luciano
Muze Guest Artist Cas Halay
Muze Guest Artist Kirsty Rock
Muze Guest Artist Christopher Martin

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Disney Reggae Club

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 08/27/2012
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2012
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : ES 1034
Music Label Name Label : Easy Star Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00657481103425

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Easy Star All-Stars
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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