Michael Jackson ‎– Thriller

Epic ‎– QE 38112
Vinyl, LP, Album, Pitman Pressing, No Co-Producer Credits, Gatefold

Tracklist Hide Credits

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

Companies, etc.



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 (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 (Both sides, stamped): o

Other Versions (5 of 393) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
82876 84898 2 Michael Jackson Thriller(CD, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition) Epic 82876 84898 2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
EK 66073 Michael Jackson Thriller(CD, Album, RM, S/Edition, Gol) Epic EK 66073 US 2009 Sell This Version
EPC 85930 Michael Jackson Thriller(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 85930 UK & Europe 1982 Sell This Version
EK 38112 Michael Jackson Thriller(CD, Album) Epic EK 38112 US 1985 Sell This Version
EPC 85930 Michael Jackson Thriller(LP, Album) Epic, Suzy EPC 85930 Yugoslavia 1983 Sell This Version


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October 19, 2017
back in 1983 or 1984 I remember seeing a picture disc CD of Thriller that was apparently the first. Which version is that here?


October 15, 2017
edited 2 months ago
My copy of this release is on super flat vinyl with a very low noise floor. Super rare light pops that will likely resolve with cleaning. Huge soundstage with excellent instrumental separation. Ample low frequencies with punchy mid-bass. Overall, the tones are warm. Highs are crisp but not bright and the vocals are detailed and natural. Awesome through 2.1. The production quality of this album is so high and with a nearly perfect mix (IMHO). I wish the vocals were slightly more out front. I highly recommend this album. Michael Jackson was a genius. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio SL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans, Linn Sizmik 12.45" for 2.1)


October 12, 2017
Hi - I have a version EPC 85930 with EPC 85930 A6 and EPC 85930 B/0 etched on the runout, but I can't seem to find a version with these listed – can anyone help?

Back of g/f sleeve also has CB 281, (58) , LC 0199, Interepak by Shorewood Packaging



March 26, 2017
My copy doesn't list MJJ as co producer. But etchings are: PAL 38112-IF/PBL 38112-IF. Someone has more information?


January 26, 2017

One of the greatest albums of all time. But every single copy I've had comes with dreadful sibilance.....


November 28, 2016
I have the promo of this album that I received from a guy who used to work for CBS Records. Is it worth more?


September 4, 2016

This is the biggest selling album of all time.

Enough said.


May 25, 2016
Lots of people crying about MJ releases. Do your due diligence and figure it the f*** out.. There is only one OG of this album, and it isn't hard to source.. Once you locate it, you will realize why he sold millions.


April 23, 2016
My Version has the same matching matrix/runout-P PAL 38112-2A and P PAL 38112-2B but the LP sleeve did not have Promo Copy stamp on back. I couldn't find another version with same runout. Any knowledge on this would be great.


March 9, 2016
Michael Jackson - Thriller should be merged with Michael Jackson - Thriller as the first one looks to simply be a variant of the 1st US pressing release. I tried merging them myself, but it wouldn't take the 726 release code for some reason and kept saying to enter two valid release IDs. I don't know.