Michael Jackson ‎– Thriller

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Epic ‎– 88875143731, MJJ Productions Inc. ‎– 88875143731
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A1 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 JohnsonCo-producer – Michael JacksonElectric 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
6:02
A2 Baby Be Mine
Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer Arrangement] – Rod TempertonDrums – Ndugu 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
A3 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 [With] – Paul McCartneyWritten-By – Michael Jackson
3:42
A4 Thriller
Arranged By [Horn Arrangement] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer Arrangement] – Rod TempertonEffects – Bruce Cannon, Bruce SwedienFeaturing, Rap – Vincent Price (2)Guitar – David Williams (4)Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Anthony MarinelliSaxophone, Flute – Larry WilliamsSynthesizer – Brian Banks, Greg Phillinganes, Rod TempertonTrombone – Bill Reichenbach (2)Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyVocals [Lyrics Sung By] – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Rod Temperton
5:57
B1 Beat It
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocal Arrangement] – Michael JacksonCo-producer – Michael JacksonDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesFeaturing, Soloist, Guitar – Eddie Van HalenGuitar – Paul Jackson*Guitar, Electric Bass – Steve LukatherKeyboards – Bill WolferPercussion [Drum Case Beater] – Michael JacksonRecorded By [Guitar Solo] – Don Landee*Synthesizer [Synclavier] – Tom BahlerSynthesizer [Synergy] – Greg SmithSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Steve PorcaroWritten-By – Michael Jackson
4:17
B2 Billie Jean
Arranged By [String Arrangement] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer Arrangement] – Michael JacksonBass – Louis JohnsonCo-producer – Michael JacksonConductor [Strings] – Jeremy LubbockDrums – Ndugu Chancler*Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Dean ParksSampler [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerSynthesizer – Greg SmithSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Bill WolferWritten-By – Michael Jackson
4:57
B3 Human Nature
Arranged By – David Paich, Steve Lukather, Steve PorcaroDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Steve LukatherPercussion – Paulinho da CostaSampler [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerSynthesizer – David PaichSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming] – Steve PorcaroWritten-By – John Bettis, Steve Porcaro
4:05
B4 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Arranged By – James Ingram, Quincy JonesBacking Vocals [Additional] – Howard Hewett, James IngramBacking Vocals [P.Y.T.'s] – Becky Lopez, Bunny Hull, Janet Jackson, LaToya Jackson*Drums – Ndugu 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, Sampler [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerWritten-By – James Ingram, Quincy Jones
3:58
B5 The Lady In My Life
Arranged By – Rod TempertonBass – Louis JohnsonDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Paul Jackson*Sampler [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerSynthesizer – David Paich, Steve PorcaroWritten-By – Rod Temperton
4:57

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Made in the EU
Released in the US

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Scanned): 888751437319
  • Barcode (Printed): 8 88751 43731 9

Other Versions (5 of 432) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
QE 38112 Michael Jackson Thriller(LP, Album, Pit) Epic QE 38112 US 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
EPC 85930 Michael Jackson Thriller(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 85930 UK 1982 Sell This Version
EK 38112 Michael Jackson Thriller(CD, Album) Epic EK 38112 US 1985 Sell This Version

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vetiver-abandonment

vetiver-abandonment

May 2, 2018
Surprisingly a superb pressing of this seminal LP. The dynamic range is explosive and clear. Bass is tight and defined similar to the original pressing but this time presents itself as punchy without being boom-y. Hearing sounds that I could hear faintly or not as pronounced from original pressings (e.g. P.Y.T. - synth sounds versus instrumentation is clearly separated while vocals are clear and up front without having that current 'loudness' factor).

Songs like 'Lady and my Life' and 'The Girl is Mine' no longer have the lacking-in-depth AM radio sound that the original pressing and CD version had. This time around they sound fresh without having the harsh loudness sound like most remastered LP's (Stevie Wonder's Original Musiquarium I - I'm looking at you!)

The title track sounds somewhat cinematic compared to the original. From my recollection, the opening sequence of the door creaking open always sounded profound but on this pressing it sounds dare I say; realistic? As soon as the bass kicked in I was pleasantly surprised at how tight and funky it sounded whilst still maintaining dramatic punch. Everything else in the song sounds layered meticulously, something I only noticed on the original CD version (only if I turned up the volume up to the max).

Normally, I'd be quite skeptical of any remaster of an album of this caliber because it's had so many different pressings and remasters but dare I say this one is quite wonderful.
tannmann64

tannmann64

January 27, 2018
edited 5 months ago

It not that surprising that this would become the best-selling album ever, since it was directed by none other than the King Of Pop, himself.
And excuse me, but why does this say released 2016? The back shows the year 2015.
phono-groove

phono-groove

December 23, 2016
Anyone can comment on the quality of the pressing? Where was it pressed?
Confederate

Confederate

December 18, 2016
Fantastic Release. This is the best edition of Thriller I have heard in my life and I have heard many of them ( Japanische first pressing CD, SACD, etc.). If you like this record BUY IT !!!