Michael Jackson ‎– Thriller

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Epic ‎– QE 38112
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing, Gatefold
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Tracklist Hide Credits

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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Credits

Notes

Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Pitman pressing denoted by "P" identifier in runouts.

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 (B-side etched, variation 3): PBL 38112-2CN 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 etched, variation 5): PAL 38112-2A P P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 5): PBL 38112-2AH P
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 6): PAL 38112-2A P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 6): PBL 38112-2C P
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 7): PAL 38112-2A P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 7): PBL 38112-2B P
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 8): PAL 38112-2B P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 8): PBL 38112-2B P
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 9): PAL 38112-2EC P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 9): PBL 38112-3J
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 10): PAL 38112-2A D P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 10): PBL 38112-2B P
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 11): PBL 38112-1H P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 11): PBL 38112-1G P
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side etched, variation 12): PAL 38112-1F P
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side etched, variation 12): PBL 38112-1G P
  • Matrix / Runout (Both sides, stamped): o
  • Pressing Plant ID (Stamped, both sides): P

Other Versions (5 of 538) 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
700.029/2-085930, 700029 Michael Jackson Thriller(CD, Album, RE) Epic, Epic 700.029/2-085930, 700029 Brazil Unknown Sell This Version
JC283/0403 Michael Jackson Thriller(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Jensen (2) JC283/0403 Malaysia Unknown Sell This Version
504422.4 Michael Jackson Thriller (Cass, Album, RM, S/Edition, Sli) Epic 504422.4 Indonesia 2001 Sell This Version
EPC 85930 Michael Jackson Thriller(LP, Album, M/Print, Gat) Epic EPC 85930 UK 1982 Sell This Version

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getoutofhellfree

getoutofhellfree

June 23, 2020
I believe mine is this Pittman pressing, but it has "P PAL 38112 - 2ED" as the etching...can't find that one listed anywhere. Anyone know anything about that?
cithompson

cithompson

June 15, 2020
Have a near perfect PBL 38112-2C/D
Album cover is worn,album itself is as far as I can tell perfect condition.
jsurico656

jsurico656

May 31, 2020
A fantastic pressing all around! The sound is crystal clear, dynamic, and has crisp and detailed highs as well as defined lows. A must have for any kind of starter vinyl collection
toohipsterforgwangju

toohipsterforgwangju

May 12, 2020
no wonder its the most sold album of all time, theres enough versions here to fill a bookcase lol
Rosenberg

Rosenberg

December 8, 2019

I had the Music on Vinyl version from 2009, bought this one, compared them, Bernie Grundman mastering beats MOVL hands down. If you can get this version in at least VG+ grading you are ready to go 🎵
graphicmanroy

graphicmanroy

October 29, 2019
The Most Famous Album OF ALL TIME
keylimekai

keylimekai

April 13, 2019
I've got
P PAL 38112-2B
P PBL 38112-2CJ

does that belong here?
alternapop

alternapop

June 23, 2018
How are all of these different? All seem to have MJ listed as a co-producer, and have similar runouts with a P.

Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson - Thriller
Michael Jackson - Thriller
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Michael Jackson - Thriller
deannaringlert

deannaringlert

April 28, 2018
I have an album that has the following etchings:
Side A: PAL 38112-1E
Side B: PBL 38112-1G
Can anyone provide any insight on how this effects the value, etc? Any info is appreciated!
Mattiias

Mattiias

February 28, 2018
Rating: 10 pts.

Average 4.5/5 over 10.000 ratings speaks for itself.

A timeless masterpiece for modern popular music.