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Format: CD
Sku: 206828937
UPC: 886971798722
UPC 14: 00886971798722
Release Date: 2/12/2008
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' ~ Michael Jackson
2. Baby Be Mine ~ Michael Jackson
3. Girl Is Mine, The - (featuring Paul McCartney) ~ Michael Jackson
4. Thriller ~ Michael Jackson
5. Beat It - (featuring Eddie Van Halen) ~ Michael Jackson
6. Billie Jean ~ Michael Jackson
7. Human Nature ~ Michael Jackson
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) ~ Michael Jackson
9. Lady In My Life, The ~ Michael Jackson
10. Vincent Price Excerpt - (from "Thriller" voice-over session) ~ Michael Jackson
11. Girl Is Mine, The - (previously unreleased, 2008, featuring Will.i.am) ~ Michael Jackson
12. P.Y.T. - (previously unreleased, 2008, featuring Will.i.am) ~ Michael Jackson
13. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' - (previously unreleased, 2008, featuring Akon) ~ Michael Jackson
14. Beat It - (previously unreleased, 2008, featuring Fergie) ~ Michael Jackson
15. Billie Jean - (Kanye West mix, Kanye West Mix, previously unreleased) ~ Michael Jackson
16. For All Time - (previously unreleased, previously unreleased) ~ Michael Jackson
 
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The standard edition is available in Two Limited Edition 25th Anniversary Covers:


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"Michael Jackson

Originally released in the US 25 years ago on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records, Thriller, Michael Jackson's sixth solo album and second with producer Quincy Jones, rocketed the former child-star lead singer for the Jackson 5 into the stratosphere of international superstardom. Introducing the ""robot"" and the ""moonwalk"" into the international lexicon of clubland dance moves via the pulsing sounds of Thriller, Michael Jackson revolutionized all aspects of mainstream pop culture -- from radio airwaves to the newly emerging art form of music videos -- becoming the world's most popular entertainer in the process.

The original Thriller spent an astounding 80 consecutive weeks in the American Top 10, 37 of those at #1. Seven of the album's original nine tracks became Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 while Individual singles from Thriller reached #1 chart positions in the US, the UK, France, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada.

Thriller made history as the first and only record to be America's top-selling album two years running (1983 and 1984).

Thriller has been certified 27x platinum by the RIAA, giving it Double Diamond Award status in the US. In addition, the album has achieved Diamond or Multi-Platinum status in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. In 1985, the Guinness Book of Records named Thriller the Best Selling Album of All Time, an achievement which remains unsurpassed to this day."

Epic/Legacy Recordings proudly celebrates the 25th anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller, the world's biggest-selling album of all time, with a newly expanded Deluxe Edition of the phenomenal record-breaking pop culture touchstone.

The Thriller 25th Anniversary Edition will include the original album in its entirety as well as seven bonus tracks and a DVD featuring Michael Jackson's groundbreaking short films from Thriller (Thriller, Beat It, and Billie Jean) and the artist's Emmy-nominated breakout performance of Billie Jean from the legendary Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever television special (first broadcast on NBC on May 16, 1983).

The newly expanded version of Thriller premieres six tracks previously unreleased in any form: Beat It 2008 with Fergie; a new Kanye West remix of Billie Jean; a new 2008 version of Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' with Akon; Will.i.am remixes of The Girl is Mine and P.Y.T.; and For All Time, a rare unreleased cut from the original Thriller recording sessions, newly mixed and mastered by Michael Jackson.

The deluxe Thriller 25th Anniversary Edition packaging contains a personal greeting from Michael Jackson to his fans penned exclusively for this special release.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel includes: Michael Jackson (vocals, percussion); Paul McCartney (vocals); Vincent Price (spoken vocals); Steve Lukather (guitar, bass); Eddie Van Halen, Dean Parks, Paul Jackson (guitar); Larry Williams (flute, saxophone); Jerry Hey (trumpet, flugelhorn); Bill Reichenbach (trombone); David Paich (piano, synthesizer); Greg Phillinganes (Fender Rhodes piano, synthesizer, programming); Steve Porcaro (synthesizer, programming); David Foster, Rod Temperton (synthesizer); Tom Bahler (Synclavier); Louis Johnson (bass); Ndugu Chancler, Jeff Porcaro (drums); Paulinho Da Costa (percussion); Brian Banks (programming); LaToya Jackson, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren Waters, Becky Lopez, Janet Jackson (background vocals).
Muze PNote Principally recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, California.
Muze PNote Personnel: Michael Jackson (vocals, drums, hand claps, background vocals); Paul McCartney (vocals, background vocals); Vincent Price (rap vocals); Steve Lukather (guitar, electric bass); Dean Parks, Eddie Van Halen, Paul Jackson, Jr. , David E. Williams (guitar); Larry Andrew Williams (flute, saxophone); Tim Izo (saxophone); Gary Grant, Jerry Hey (trumpet, flugelhorn); Printz Board (trumpet); William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. (trombone); David Paich (piano, keyboards, synthesizer); Greg Phillinganes (Fender Rhodes piano, keyboards, synthesizer, hand claps); will.i.am (keyboards, synthesizer, drums); Keith Harris , Steve Porcaro, Bill Wolfer (keyboards, synthesizer); Anthony Kilhoffer, Anthony Caruso, Jeff Bhasker (keyboards); Michael Boddicker (synthesizer, vocoder); Greg "Frosty" Smith, Anthony Marinelli, Rod Temperton, David Foster, Brian Banks (synthesizer); Tom Bahler (Synclavier); Louis Johnson (electric bass, hand claps); Jeff Porcaro, Leon "Ndugu" Chancler (drums); James Ingram (hand claps, background vocals); Steven Ray (hand claps); Paulinho Da Costa, Chuck Prada (percussion); Giorgio Tuinfort, Aliaune "Akon" Thiam (programming); Becky Lopez, Howard Hewett, Julia Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Oren Waters, Bunny Hull (background vocals).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Bruce Swedien; Mick Guzauski.
Muze PNote Audio Remixers: Michael Jackson; Alex Dromgoole; Anthony Kilhoffer; Dylan Dresdow; will.i.am.
Muze PNote Recording information: Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA (04/14/1982-11/??/2007); Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA (04/14/1982-11/??/2007).
Muze PNote Photographer: Dick Zimmerman.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Role: Greg "Frosty" Smith.
Muze PNote Arrangers: Quincy Jones; James Ingram ; Rod Temperton.
Muze PNote The finest example of perfect disco pop, and a record that should be prescribed to musical snobs and manic depressives. The album is a true ambassador of what pop music can be. Jackson whoops and dances through a suite of unforgettable melodies that should be danced to with a smile on your face. Each track offers at least one musical hook, whether it is the beauty of 'Human Nature' (who can resist the 'dada dada da da da') or the 'whoo whoo' of 'Billie Jean'. It's all too good.

Producer: Michael Jackson; Quincy Jones

Engineer: Bruce Swedien; Craig Johnson; Aaron Hook; Humberto Gatica; Bradford Cobb; John Strother; Matt Forger; Aya Takemura; Bruce Swedien

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Eddie Van Halen
Muze Guest Artist Paul McCartney
Muze Guest Artist Steve Lukather
Muze Guest Artist Vincent Price
Muze Guest Artist David Foster
Muze Guest Artist Janet Jackson
Muze Guest Artist Jeff Porcaro
Muze Guest Artist Will.I.Am
Muze Guest Artist Akon
Muze Guest Artist Fergie

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Vol. 2-Motown Singles Collection (1972-1992)
Muze Music Compilations Characters
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Collection
Muze Music Compilations Movie Music-Definitive Perform
Muze Music Compilations Vol. 1-Best Of Motown 1970s
Muze Music Compilations From Q With Love
Muze Music Compilations More Motown Classics Gold
Muze Music Compilations Number 1's
Muze Music Compilations Now That's What I Call Music: 80's
Muze Music Compilations Complete Motown Singles Vol 11B:1971(Limited Edition)
Muze Music Compilations Motown 50 Fanthology
Muze Music Compilations Ultimate Christmas Collection
Muze Music Compilations 2011 Grammy Nominees
Muze Music Compilations Icon:motown Classics
Muze Music Compilations Duets
Muze Music Compilations DYNAMITE(Bonus Tracks)
Muze Music Compilations Playlist:very Best Of Jermaine Jackso
Muze Music Compilations Free Willy (ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Akon
Immortal ~ Cirque Du Soleil
Immortal [Deluxe Edition] ~ Cirque Du Soleil
Easy Star All-Stars
Easy Star's Thrillah [Digipak] ~ Easy Star All-Stars
Jackson 5 (The)
The Jacksons Story: Number 1's [Digipak] ~ Jackson, Jermaine
Original Soundtrack
Michael Jackson's This Is It ~ Original Soundtrack
On the Dance Floor ~ Rava, Enrico
The Sunset Lounge Orchestra
Timberlake, Justin

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 02/11/2008
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1982
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 88697179872
Music Label Name Label : Epic (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00886971798722

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone (pp.67-68)
- 5 stars out of 5 -- "THRILLER was MJ at his breathiest and most salacious, and his most beautifully fragile....[A] work of genius."

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.98)
- Ranked #20 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...There was a time when he was truly the King of Pop. This is it..."

Rolling Stone (11/89)
- Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The 80s" survey.

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.98)
- Ranked #20 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "...There was a time when he was truly the King of Pop. This is it..."

Rolling Stone (11/89)
- Ranked #7 in Rolling Stone's "100 Best Albums Of The 80s" survey.

Entertainment Weekly (p.64)
- "[A] masterpiece....THRILLER was a collection of songs that cohered as the statement of a young artist proclaiming his freedom..."

Q (1/03, p.56)
- Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"

Q (1/00, p.138)
- 5 stars out of 5 - "...The music stands undimmed by time....delivers some of the greatest ever pop-soul-dance-whatever...hardly a weak moment, and still no one goes 'aow' quite like Michael Jackson."

Q (1/03, p.56)
- Included in Q Magazine's "100 Greatest Albums Ever"

Q (1/00, p.138)
- 5 stars out of 5 - "...The music stands undimmed by time....delivers some of the greatest ever pop-soul-dance-whatever...hardly a weak moment, and still no one goes 'aow' quite like Michael Jackson."

Uncut (p.90)
- 3 stars out of 5 -- "[T]racks like 'Wanna Be Starting Something' remain slabs of total pop, whose genius should never by obscured by a blizzard of sales stats."

Vibe (12/99, p.164)
- Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Vibe (12/99, p.164)
- Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Blender (Magazine)
(p.86)
- 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t's genius....This is a profoundly quirky and omnivorous R&B mash-up, making room for hard-rock guitar and soft-serve balladry."

The Word (magazine)
(p.113)
- "[A] magnificent helping of pop history, due in no small part to Quincy Jones's immaculate production."

Bio

Michael Jackson

Originally released in the US 25 years ago on November 30, 1982 by Epic Records, Thriller, Michael Jackson's sixth solo album and second with producer Quincy Jones, rocketed the former child-star lead singer for the Jackson 5 into the stratosphere of international superstardom. Introducing the "robot" and the "moonwalk" into the international lexicon of clubland dance moves via the pulsing sounds of Thriller, Michael Jackson revolutionized all aspects of mainstream pop culture -- from radio airwaves to the newly emerging art form of music videos -- becoming the world's most popular entertainer in the process.

The original Thriller spent an astounding 80 consecutive weeks in the American Top 10, 37 of those at #1. Seven of the album's original nine tracks became Top 10 singles on the Billboard Hot 100 while Individual singles from Thriller reached #1 chart positions in the US, the UK, France, Italy, Australia, Denmark, Belgium, South Africa, Spain, Ireland, New Zealand and Canada.

Thriller made history as the first and only record to be America's top-selling album two years running (1983 and 1984).

Thriller has been certified 27x platinum by the RIAA, giving it Double Diamond Award status in the US. In addition, the album has achieved Diamond or Multi-Platinum status in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. In 1985, the Guinness Book of Records named Thriller the Best Selling Album of All Time, an achievement which remains unsurpassed to this day.

Product Attributes
Product attributeArtist:   Jackson,Michael
Product attributeLabel:   Cbs/epic/wtg Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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