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Michael JacksonThriller

Label:
Epic – EPC 85930, Epic – 85930, Epic – QE 38112
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
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Tracklist

A1Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Arranged By [Horn Arrangement]Jerry Hey, Michael Jackson
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement]Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement]Michael Jackson
BassLouis Johnson
Co-producerMichael Jackson
Electric Piano [Rhodes], SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Performer [Bathroom Stomp Board]Michael Jackson, Nelson Hayes, Steven Ray (2)
Saxophone, FluteLarry Williams
Trumpet, FlugelhornGary Grant, Jerry Hey
Written-ByMichael Jackson
6:02
A2Baby Be Mine
Arranged By [Horn Arrangement]Jerry Hey
Arranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer Arrangement]Rod Temperton
DrumsNdugu Chancler*
Keyboards, SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming]Anthony Marinelli, Brian Banks, Steve Porcaro
Saxophone, FluteLarry Williams
Trumpet, FlugelhornGary Grant, Jerry Hey
Written-ByRod Temperton
4:20
A3The Girl Is Mine
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement]David Paich, Quincy Jones
Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings]Jerry Hey
Arranged By [Synthesizer Arrangement]David Foster
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement]Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones
BassLouis Johnson
ConcertmasterJerry Vinci*
DrumsJeff Porcaro
Electric Piano [Rhodes]Greg Phillinganes
PianoDavid Paich
Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming]Steve Porcaro
SynthesizerDavid Foster
Vocals [With]Paul McCartney
Written-ByMichael Jackson
3:42
A4Thriller
Arranged By [Horn Arrangement]Jerry Hey
Arranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer Arrangement]Rod Temperton
Featuring, RapVincent Price (2)
Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming]Anthony Marinelli
Saxophone, FluteLarry Williams
Trumpet, FlugelhornGary Grant, Jerry Hey
Vocals [Lyrics Sung By]Michael Jackson
Written-ByRod Temperton
5:57
B1Beat It
Arranged By [Rhythm Arrangement]Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones
Arranged By [Vocal Arrangement]Michael Jackson
Co-producerMichael Jackson
DrumsJeff Porcaro
Electric Piano [Rhodes], SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
Featuring, Soloist, GuitarEddie Van Halen
GuitarPaul Jackson*
Guitar, Electric BassSteve Lukather
KeyboardsBill Wolfer
Percussion [Drum Case Beater]Michael Jackson
Recorded By [Guitar Solo]Don Landee*
Synthesizer [Synclavier]Tom Bahler
Synthesizer [Synergy]Greg Smith
Synthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming]Steve Porcaro
Written-ByMichael Jackson
4:17
B2Billie Jean
Arranged By [String Arrangement]Jerry Hey
Arranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer Arrangement]Michael Jackson
BassLouis Johnson
Co-producerMichael Jackson
Conductor [Strings]Jeremy Lubbock
DrumsNdugu Chancler*
Electric Piano [Rhodes], SynthesizerGreg Phillinganes
GuitarDean Parks
Sampler [Emulator]Michael Boddicker
SynthesizerGreg Smith
Synthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming]Bill Wolfer
Written-ByMichael Jackson
4:57
B3Human Nature
DrumsJeff Porcaro
GuitarSteve Lukather
PercussionPaulinho Da Costa
Sampler [Emulator]Michael Boddicker
SynthesizerDavid Paich
Synthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming]Steve Porcaro
Written-ByJohn Bettis, Steve Porcaro
4:05
B4P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Arranged ByJames Ingram, Quincy Jones
Backing Vocals [Additional]Howard Hewett, James Ingram
Backing Vocals [P.Y.T.'s]Becky Lopez, Bunny Hull, Janet Jackson, LaToya Jackson*
DrumsNdugu Chancler*
Electric BassLouis Johnson
GuitarPaul Jackson*
Keyboards [Portasound Keyboard]James Ingram
Synthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer Programming]Greg Phillinganes
Vocoder, Sampler [Emulator]Michael Boddicker
Written-ByJames Ingram, Quincy Jones
3:58
B5The Lady In My Life
Arranged ByRod Temperton
BassLouis Johnson
DrumsJeff Porcaro
Electric Piano [Rhodes]Greg Phillinganes
GuitarPaul Jackson*
Sampler [Emulator]Michael Boddicker
SynthesizerDavid Paich, Steve Porcaro
Written-ByRod Temperton
4:57
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Credits

Notes

Not to be confused with the version Thriller that was not distributed to France.

This release includes a one sided colour insert with promotional information about Michael Jackson's and The Jacksons' previous albums released on Epic.

℗ 1982 CBS Inc./© 1982 CBS Inc./EPIC & EPIC (Logo) are Trademarks of CBS Inc./
Made In Holland/Distribué en France par CBS Disques

Recorded and mixed using the Acusonic Recording Process.
Additional sound sources recorded at Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA

This album is lovingly dedicated to Katherine Jackson

Quincy Jones and James Ingram appear courtesy of Qwest Records
David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather appear courtesy of CBS Records
Louis Johnson and Janet Jackson appear courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Greg Phillinganes appears courtesy of Planet Records
Paulinho da Costa appears courtesy of Pablo Records, Inc.
Eddie Van Halen appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Howard Hewett appears courtesy of Solar Records
Bill Wolfer appears courtesy of Constellation Records
Michael Boddicker appears courtesy of Boddifications
Paul McCartney appears courtesy of EMI Records

Labels:
SIDE 1: 33⅓ RPM | STEREO | EPC 85930-1 | AL 38112 | (QE 38112)
SIDE 2: 33⅓ RPM | STEREO | EPC 85930-2 | BL 38112 | (QE 38112)

Catalog numbers:
EPC 85930: Spine & labels
85930: Back cover, gatefold, inner & sticker
QE 38112: Labels (US catalog number)

Publishing (inner sleeve):
A1: ©1982 Mijac Music (BMI) Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
A2: ©1982 Rodsongs (PRS) Administered by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP) in the U.S. and Canada; In the remaining territories by Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (PRS)
A3: ©1982 Mijac Music (BMI) Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
A4: ©1982 Rodsongs (PRS) Administered by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP) in the U.S. and Canada; In the remaining territories by Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (PRS)
B1: ©1982 Mijac Music (BMI) Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
B2: ©1982 Mijac Music (BMI) Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
B3: ©1982 Porcara Music and John Bettis Music (ASCAP) John Bettis Music administered by WB Music Corp.
B4: ©1982 Eiseman Music Co., Inc., Hen-Al Music, Kings Road Music (BMI) and YellowBrick Road Music (ASCAP)
B5: ©1982 Rodsongs (PRS) Administered by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP) in the U.S. and Canada; In the remaining territories by Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (PRS)

Publishing (labels):
A1: Mijac Music Admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
A2: Rodsongs Admin. by Almo Music Corp.
A3: Mijac Music Admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
A4: Rodsongs Admin. by Almo Music Corp.
B1: Mijac Music Admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
B2: Mijac Music Admin. by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
B3: Porcara Music/John Bettis Music Admin. by WB Music Corp.
B4: Nissman Music Co., Inc./Han-Al Music/Kings Road Music/Yellow Brick Road Music [Nissman is a typo of Eiseman]
B5: Rodsongs Admin. by Almo Music Corp.

Intro durations (on labels):
A1 - :24
A2 - :20
A3 - :12
A4 - :15
B1 - :38
B2 - :29
B3 - :10
B4 - :02
B5 - :20
Issued with inner sleeve printed with lyrics & drawing

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code (Cover): LC 0199
  • Label Code (Labels): LC-0199
  • Price Code: CB 281
  • Price Code: 58
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Rights Society (Publishing): BMI
  • Rights Society (Publishing): ASCAP
  • Rights Society (Publishing): PRS
  • Other (Manufacturing code, insert & back cover, bottom left): 01-85930-20
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