Michael Jackson ‎– Thriller

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Epic ‎– QE 38112
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A1 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Written-By, Co-producer – M. Jackson*
6:02
A2 Baby Be Mine
Written-By – R. Temperton*
4:20
A3 The Girl Is Mine
Vocals [With] – Paul McCartneyWritten-By – M. Jackson*
3:42
A4 Thriller
Voice – Vincent Price (2)Written-By – R. Temperton*
5:57
B1 Beat It
Guitar – Eddie Van HalenWritten-By, Co-producer – M. Jackson*
4:17
B2 Billie Jean
Written-By, Co-producer – M. Jackson*
4:57
B3 Human Nature
Written-By – J. Bettis*, S. Porcaro*
4:05
B4 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Backing Vocals – P.Y.T'sWritten-By – J. Ingram*, Q. Jones*
3:58
B5 The Lady In My Life
Written-By – R. Temperton*
4:57

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Notes

1st US pressing: this sleeve version does not list Michael Jackson as a co-producer on back cover.
For versions with Michael Jackson credit as co-producer see e.g. Thriller and Thriller.

Promo copies exist with golden stamp "For Promotion Only" on back cover, some also include press info.

LP housed inside a dust sleeve with lyrics and drawings by Michael Jackson.

℗ © 1982 CBS Inc. Manufactured by Epic Records/CBS Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7464-38112-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 074643811217
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side label): AL 38112
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side label): BL 38112
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 1): PAL 38112-2D P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 1): PBL-38112-2C P
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 2): PAL 38112-2CF P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 2): PBL 38112-2CN P
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 3): PAL 38112-2BJ P
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 4): PAL 38112-2D P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 4): PBL 38112-2AD A P
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side stamped): o
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side stamped): o

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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
EPC 504422 2, 504422 2 Michael Jackson Thriller(CD, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition) Epic, Epic EPC 504422 2, 504422 2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
SDCM-14898-A57 Michael Jackson Thriller 25(M/Stick, Album, 1GB) Epic SDCM-14898-A57 US 2008 Sell This Version
QEA 38112 Michael Jackson Thriller(8-Trk, Album, Club) Epic QEA 38112 US 1983 Sell This Version

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auntamyluvsmany

auntamyluvsmany

November 25, 2015

Definitely Michael Jackson's best album, with hit after hit!!
ranjurgenson

ranjurgenson

October 9, 2015
I opened a sealed copy of this release, and found a weird glitch: Billie Jean as a "gap" before the first course...! It jumps without a scratch or a click :( tried cleaning to make sure, nothing helped.
Does anyone farmiliar with this issue?
JiggyJamz

JiggyJamz

July 2, 2015
The amount of issues (subs) is beyond out of hand and quite ridiculous! so many merges are needed!!! mostly runout variants... near impossible to find which issue one has... In my opinion, Discogs should review releases with more than 100 issues to ensure Database integrity...
professormouse

professormouse

March 22, 2014
edited about 1 year ago
If you ever saw the TV program on BBC TV [recently] about this album.
It mentioned that the actual album everyone knows as 'Thriller' was the 2nd 'Mix' of this record.
When 1st 'finished' it seems there was little love for it.
Only after going back and eliminating all that was considered 'unnecessary & flabby' did they finish up with 'this release'.
You'd wonder though since the '25' Version did so well - whether an 'Original Mix' Version would ever see the light of day ?
Or are they keeping that for some Anniversary Edition in the Future ?
Globe199

Globe199

July 10, 2013

Question about the US vinyl edition of this. I've owned two copies, and I've seen other copies of it. There is a curious spiral pattern visible on the vinyl groove of "Billie Jean." Anyone else noticed this? I've always wondered what that is.
PJsoundguy

PJsoundguy

June 13, 2013
Promo copies are not worth more? Or didn't I find it?
squirrel82

squirrel82

October 28, 2012
Highest selling album of all time,
Follow up to the funky Off The Wall album, my personal favourite.
Quality productions throughout.
Jacoby_DK

Jacoby_DK

September 7, 2012
NOTES:
"Wanna Be Startin' Something" contains uncredited samples of "Soul Makossa" performed by Manu Dibango
"Thriller" contains uncredited samples of "Give It to Me Baby" performed by Rick James
"Billie Jean" contains uncredited samples of "Do It Again" performed by Steely Dan and also "I Can't Go for That (No Can Do)" performed by Hall & Oates"

Who wrote this shit?? There were no samples on "Thriller". Q. Jones has said in interviews he was "inspired" by other records, like the Rick James track (and you can clearly tell) but samples.... Idiot.