Michael Jackson ‎– Thriller

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Epic ‎– EPC 504422 2, Epic ‎– 5044222000
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CD, Album, Remastered, Special Edition, Carded Sleeve
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1 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Jerry Hey, Michael JacksonArranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocal Arrangement] – Michael JacksonBacking Vocals – Becky Lopez, Bunny Hull, James Ingram, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Michael Jackson, Oren WatersBass – Louis JohnsonElectric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – David Williams (4)Percussion – Paulinho Da CostaPerformer [Bathroom Stomp Board] – Michael Jackson, Nelson Hayes, Steven RaySaxophone, Flute – Larry WilliamsSynthesizer – Bill Wolfer, Michael BoddickerTrombone – Bill Reichenbach (2)Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyWritten-By – Michael Jackson
6:03
2 Baby Be Mine
Arranged By [Horn Arrnangement] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer Arrangement] – Rod TempertonDrums – N'dugu Chancler*Guitar – David Williams (4)Keyboards, Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesProgrammed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Anthony Marinelli, Brian Banks, Steve PorcaroSaxophone, Flute – Larry WilliamsSynthesizer – David Paich, Michael BoddickerTrombone – Bill Reichenbach (2)Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyWritten-By – Rod Temperton
4:20
3 The Girl Is Mine
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – David Paich, Quincy JonesArranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Synthesizer Arrangement] – David FosterArranged By [Vocal Arrangement] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesBass – Louis JohnsonConcertmaster – Jerry Vinci*Drums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Dean Parks, Steve LukatherPiano – David PaichProgrammed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Steve PorcaroSynthesizer – David FosterVocals – Paul McCartneyWritten-By – Michael Jackson
3:42
4 Thriller
Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer Arrangement] – Rod TempertonEffects – Bruce Cannon, Bruce SwedienGuitar – David Williams (4)Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Anthony MarinelliRap – Vincent Price (2)Saxophone, Flute – Larry WilliamsSynthesizer – Brian Banks, Greg Phillinganes, Rod TempertonTrombone – Bill Reichenbach (2)Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyWritten-By – Rod Temperton
5:57
5 Beat It
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocal Arrangement] – Michael JacksonDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Paul Jackson*Guitar [Solo] – Eddie Van HalenGuitar, Electric Bass – Steve LukatherKeyboards – Bill WolferPercussion [Drum Case Beater] – Michael JacksonRecorded By [Eddie Van Halen's Solo] – Donn LandeeSynthesizer [Synclavier] – Tom BahlerSynthesizer [Synergy] – Greg SmithSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Steve PorcaroWritten-By – Michael Jackson
4:17
6 Billie Jean
Arranged By [String Arrangements] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer Arrangement] – Michael JacksonBass – Louis JohnsonConductor [Strings] – Jeremy LubbockDrums – N'dugu Chancler*Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – David Williams (4)Synthesizer – Greg SmithSynthesizer [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Bill WolferWritten-By – Michael Jackson
4:53
7 Human Nature
Arranged By – David Paich, Steve Lukather, Steve PorcaroDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Steve LukatherPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaSynthesizer – David PaichSynthesizer [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Steve PorcaroWritten-By – John Bettis, Steve Porcaro
4:05
8 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Arranged By – James Ingram, Quincy JonesBacking Vocals [Additional Background Vocals] – Howard Hewitt*, James IngramDrums – N'dugu Chancler*Electric Bass – Louis JohnsonGuitar – Paul Jackson*Handclaps – Greg Phillinganes, James Ingram, Louis Johnson, Michael Jackson, Steven RayKeyboards [Portasound Keyboard] – James IngramSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Greg PhillinganesVocoder, Synthesizer [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerVoice [P.Y.T.'s] – Becky Lopez, Bunny Hull, Janet Jackson, LaToya Jackson*Written-By – James Ingram, Quincy Jones
3:58
9 The Lady In My Life
Bass – Louis JohnsonDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Paul Jackson*Synthesizer – David Paich, Steve PorcaroSynthesizer [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerWritten-By, Arranged By – Rod Temperton
4:58
Special Edition Bonus Material
10 Quincy Jones Interview Part I 2:18
11 Someone In The Dark
Lyrics By – Alan Bergman, Marilyn Bergman*Music By – Rod Temperton
4:48
12 Quincy Jones Interview Part II 2:04
13 Billie Jean (Home Demo From 1981)
Written-By – Michael Jackson
2:20
14 Quincy Jones Interview Part III 3:10
15 Rod Temperton Interview Part I 4:02
16 Quincy Jones Interview Part IV 1:32
17 Voice Over Session From "Thriller"
Voice [Spoken By] – Michael Jackson, Vincent Price (2)
2:52
18 Rod Temperton Interview Part II 1:56
19 Quincy Jones Interview Part V 2:01
20 Carousel
Written-By – D. Freeman*, M. Sembello*
1:49
21 Quincy Jones Interview Part VI 1:17

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Sticker text (front):
'SPECIAL EDITION'
NEWSTATE OF THE ART REMASTERED
VERSION OF THE BIGGEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIME
WINNER OF 8 GRAMMY® AWARDS GOLD COLORED CD
PLUS 30 MINUTES OF RARE BONUS FEATURES
INCLUDING:
"SOMEWHERE IN THE DARK" (available for the first time on a Michael Jackson
solo album) Michael's original demo version of "BILLIE JEAN"
"CAROUSEL" an out-take from the "Thriller" recording sessions
Michael Jackson and Vincent Price voice-over session segment
Vincent Price reading the never-before heard 2nd verse of the "Thriller" rap
All New Interview with Legendary Producer Quincy Jones
Deluxe Special package with New Booklet and Photos
5044222004

Similar to a later edition of Thriller without carded sleeve, this edition has a gold disc issued with Special Edition sticker and with gold print on a carded sleeve.

Original album
Produced for Quincy Jones Productions. Recorded and mixed using the Acusonic Recording Process.
Additional sound sources recorded at Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA.
Album recording began with the first sessions at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles with Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney recording "The Girl Is Mine" at 12:00 noon on Wednesday April 14, 1982 and concluded witht the last day of mixing the album on Monday November 8, 1982.
Originally mastered on Thursday, November 11, 1982.

The original album was released Tuesday, November 30, 1982 by Epic Records (38112).

The Quincy Jones interview:
Part I: About "Someone In The Dark".
Part II: About production, and several tracks on the album.
Part III: About the album and music videos.
Part IV: About how they got Vincent Price to appear on "Thriller".
Part V: About "Carousel"
Part VI: Final thoughts on the album.

The Rod Temperton interview:
Part I: About how they got Vincent Price to appear on "Thriller".
Part II: About "Carousel".

The voice over session from "Thriller" also includes Vincent Price reading a previously unreleased second verse.

© 1982, 2001 MJJ Productions Inc./ ℗ 1982, 2001 MJJ Productions Inc./
Made in Austria (Printed on Disc)

Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6: © 1982 Mijac Music (BMI) All rights on behalf of Mijac Music administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI).
Tracks 2, 4, 9: © 1982 Rodsongs (ASCAP). All rights for Rodsongs controlled and administered by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Track 7: © 1982 Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) / WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), John Bettis Music (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Tunes LLC administered by Sony/ATV Publishing. All rights on behalf of WB Music Corp. and John Bettis Music administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Track 8: © 1982 Eiseman Music Co. Inc. (BMI), Hen-Al Music (BMI), Kings Road Music (BMI)/Yellowbrick Road Music (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Yellowbrick Road Music administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Track 11: Published by WB Music Corp. on behalf of Threesome Music (ASCAP)/Rodsongs (ASCAP) controlled and administered by Almo Music Corp.
Track 13: Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. on behalf of Mijac Music (BMI).
Track 20: Published by WB Music Corp. on behalf obo itself and Gravity Coat Music (ASCAP)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. obo itself and Haymaker Music (BMI).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 099750 442227
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): Sony Music S5044222000-0101 13 C4 *
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L553
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 941B
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2,3,4): Sony Music S5044222000-0101 21 D5 *
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2,3,4): IFPI L551
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 944A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): IFPI 947A
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): IFPI 949C
  • Rights Society: SACD SACEM SDRM SGDL BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 00199
  • Other (Sticker # (front)): 5044222004

Other Versions (5 of 269) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
EPC 85930, 85930, QE 38112 Michael Jackson Thriller(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic, Epic EPC 85930, 85930, QE 38112 Europe 1982 Sell This Version
EPC 85930 Michael Jackson Thriller(LP, Album, Ltd, Pos) Epic EPC 85930 Netherlands 1982 Sell This Version
88697 45894 2 Michael Jackson Thriller 25(CD, Album, RM) Sony Music 88697 45894 2 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
SDCM-14898-A57 Michael Jackson Thriller 25(M/Stick, Album, 1GB) Epic SDCM-14898-A57 US 2008 Sell This Version
28-3P-455 Michael Jackson Thriller(LP, Album, Pic) Epic 28-3P-455 Japan 1982 Sell This Version

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