Michael Jackson ‎– Thriller

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

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 (Both sides, stamped): o

Other Versions (5 of 447) 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
82876 84898 2 Michael Jackson Thriller(CD, Album, RE, RM, S/Edition) Epic 82876 84898 2 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
EK 66073 Michael Jackson Thriller(CD, Album, RM, S/Edition, Gol) Epic EK 66073 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Michael Jackson Thriller 25(31xFile, FLAC, Album, RM, Sup) Epic, Legacy none 2008
EPC 85930 Michael Jackson Thriller(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 85930 UK & Europe 1982 Sell This Version

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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.

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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.
d.teil

d.teil

February 7, 2018
Around 400 different editions exists? That's ridiculous for anyone to go through that. Some sellers really try to sell this for an unbelievable price. Just go through. Worth a laugh.
jcmusic

jcmusic

February 2, 2018
I have a copy that has PAL 38112-2D and PBL 38112-2D does anyone know anything about this copy? I can find anything with 2D on both sides...
speccydoughboy

speccydoughboy

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?
jwages

jwages

October 15, 2017
edited about 1 year 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)
benjamingreen

benjamingreen

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

Thanks!
ktnrecs

ktnrecs

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?
lofront31

lofront31

January 26, 2017

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