Michael Jackson ‎– Billie Jean / Beat It

Epic ‎– SCL-45,040
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, Limited Edition, Red Translucent


A Billie Jean 6:19
B Largate = Beat It 5:41

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Issued in an Epic "Sonido Disco" die-cut sleeve which reads:
Edición Limitada
Para Coleccionistas
Version Especial 33 ⅓

Additional text on the back of the sleeve:
Hecho en Mexico por
CBS/Columbia Internacional, S.A.
Av. 16 De Septiembre No. 784
Naucalpan, Mex.
[Epic logo] Marca Registrada

A-side title printed on labels as "LARGATE (Beat It)".
B-side title printed on labels as "BILLY JEAN".

Other info from labels:
℗ 1982 Epic Records (USA)
Versión especial del LP "THRILLER" LNS-17406
CBS/Columbia Internacional, S.A.
Hecho en Mexico [Epic logo] Marca Registrada

Durations printed on the labels verified as correct by playing & timing the record. As compared to the LP versions:
"Billie Jean" repeats the section from approx. 1:11 to 2:33 (starting with "Be careful what you do") one extra time.
"Beat It" repeats the section from approx. 2:07 to 3:30 (the guitar solo plus a little before & after) one extra time.

Both tracks are unique to this release (and the translucent green edition).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side A): 02-52-7654
  • Matrix / Runout (Label, Side B): 02-52-7655
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side A): 02-52-7654-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, Side B): 02-52-7655-1A

Other Versions (5 of 88) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EPCA 3084, A-3084 Michael Jackson Billie Jean(7", Single) Epic, Epic EPCA 3084, A-3084 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
E4-1112 Michael Jackson Billie Jean(7", Single) Epic E4-1112 Canada 1982 Sell This Version
7190 Michael Jackson Billie Jean(7", Single) Epic 7190 Peru 1983 Sell This Version
EPC A 12.3084 Michael Jackson Billie Jean(12", Maxi) Epic EPC A 12.3084 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
12・3P-490 Michael Jackson Billie Jean(12") Epic 12・3P-490 Japan 1984 Sell This Version


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September 5, 2017

Billie Jean is the album mix (4:54 minutes instead of the 6:23 minutes mix). Label says "Billy Jean 6:19" tho. Is this a missprint or did some come with the extended mix?


March 5, 2016
picture sleeve issued by Mexican radio network "Grupo Acir" and distributed to listeners as a giveaway.