Michael JacksonThriller

Label:Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab – UD1S 1-042, Epic – 19658734531, MJJ Productions – 19658734531
Series:UltraDisc One-Step, Original Master Recording
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Special Edition, Stereo, 180g SuperVinyl
Genre:Rock, Funk / Soul, Pop
Style:Disco, Funk, Soft Rock


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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Limited edition of 40,000 stamped numbered copies.
Release is housed in a cardboard slip case, and includes fold out poster (that largely replicates the original art except for the addition of the Original Master Recording® banner and some credit updates), lyric sheet, MoFi Archival Master sleeve, and white cardboard insert.
Vinyl is accurately identified as black, but is slightly translucent

From back panel of jacket:
Mastered by Krieg Wunderlich, assisted by Shawn R Britton at Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab®, Sebastopol, CA on The Gain 2 Ultra Analog System™.
Specially Plated and Pressed on 180g High-Definition Vinyl SuperVinyl™ formula developed and manufactured by Neotech

© 1982, 2022 MJJ Productions Inc. ℗ MJJ Productions Inc.
Manufactured for Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab®, Inc. by Sony Music Entertainment...

From Hype Sticker:
1/2" / 30 IPS / Analog Master -> DSD 256 -> Analog Console -> Lathe

A1, A3, B1, B2 – ©1982 Mijac Music (administered by Sony/ATV Songs LLC) (BMI)
A2, A4, B5 – ©1982 Rodsongs, All rights for the U.S. and Canada administered by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP)
B3 – ©1982 Sony/ATV Tunes LLC & John Bettis Music (ASCAP) All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Tunes LLC administered by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
B4 – ©1982 Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI)

Quincy Jones and James Ingram appear courtesy of Qwest Records
David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather appear courtesy of Columbia Records
Louis Johnson and Janet Jackson appear courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Greg Phillinganes appears courtesy of Planet Records (5)
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

Runouts are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 8 21797 10422 7
  • Barcode (Scanned, UPC-A): 821797104227
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 1): UD1S 1-042 A18 KW @MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 1): UD1S 1-042 B22 KW @MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 2): UD1S 1-042 A2 KW@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 2): UD1S 1-042 B2 KW@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 3): UD1S 1-042 A6 KW@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 3): UD1S 1-042 B6 KW@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 4): UD1S 1-042 A11 KW@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 4): UD1S 1-042 B11 KW@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, variant 5): UD1S 1-042 A3 KW@MoFi
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, variant 5): UD1S 1-042 B2 KW@MoFi

Other Versions (5 of 728)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Thriller (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)Epic, Epic, EpicEPC 85930, 85930, QE 38112Europe1982
Thriller (LP, Album, Stereo)Epic, Epic144776, 144.776Brazil1982
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Thriller (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)EpicELPS 4328Australia1982
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Thriller (LP, Album, Stereo, Carrollton Pressing, With Co-Producer Credits)EpicQE 38112US1982
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Thriller (LP, Album, Repress, Gatefold)Epic, Epic/Sony25・3P-399Japan1982



  • Sergekdesign's avatar
    Just wow! Even in comparison with original MOFi kicking ass with this new sound! I wish to every analogue version sounds like this digital.
    • DJSozialhilfe's avatar
      i just love that new sound, it is more detailed, a little more analytic, but not to the extend that it is too much (at least for me). fascinating sound, quite dynamic compared to the other versions I know. and yes, super vinyl is very quiet, but the LP was a bit warped so i flattened it with AFI flat.2.
      • ferrariflat12's avatar
        Two minor imperfections - only visible when looking at the disc trough sunlight. Box and insert are very nice, absolutly perfect.

        I‘m not a real Michael Jackson fan and can not compare Thriller with other versions. It sounds good, nice details, nice stage. Very quiet, that SuperVinyl is top class.

        But IMO it’s not that great like some other MoFi records, e.g. Dire Straits - Brothers in Arms. Both should be Digital Studio productions, Brothers in Arms is a Masterpiece (also in terms of production quality for early Digital Recordings) and Mofi made it even better, a big WOW and a great pleasure to listen! Thriller was not that big WOW and fun that I expected.

        Listening on: Accuphase C2820, Accuphase A46, Technics Sl1200, Wilson Watt/Puppy8

        Yes very analytic - perhaps to analytic.

        IMO an analog production like Freddie Mercury: Mr Bad Guy ( musicland studios) would be a better choice for Mofi.

        • Mike077's avatar
          Second copy now, both dome warped. Also, scuff and scratch markes. New discs should always be flat and clean, regardless of selling price. But at this price point, QC must make sure every record leaving the pressing plant has no defects. A real let down.
          • IdealStandard's avatar
            first class record!!! Sound quality is outstanding. press quality is top notch. and the mastering is amazing... insane soundstage almost like surround sound. When you spend that much money on a record you expect something special and that's what you have here. If you want the sound of the first pressing then you should buy this one. the much-discussed story about Mofi shouldn't influence one's assessment of the sound quality of the record. unfortunately too many of the so-called specialists and youtubers do this. it shouldn't matter what steps were taken before pressing. only the result is important. From a purely rational point of view, this release is already a legend
            • DennisTMSD's avatar
              Piercing and loud snare on opening track. MJ’s vocals sound as if his were dialed back way to much, like an add-on
              Might be because I listened to it in the 80s on CD and everything was flattened.
              Baby be mine seems more balanced, but overall nice one. Although I’d like a word with the guy who mastered, not re-mastered it.
              • waengstroem's avatar
                On a second listen, wow, just wow. Get it while you can people!
                • akki2000's avatar
                  I love the sound of this LP, but the quality of this pressing is incredibly bad - no quality control at all. Every other new LP for 20 EUR has a better pressingquality. I needed 5! orders at Amazon to get a correct Vinyl! Shame on Mofi!
                  • levibertolini's avatar
                    Recently upgraded to the Project Debut Pro and got this along with it, and it plays beyond exemplary. Fantastic record, unlike you've ever heard Thriller before. So much detail and plenty of kick, this feels well worth the hefty price of $255 AUD I paid. Pressing is great too, silent vinyl.
                    • RivertownRecords's avatar
                      I'm very impressed with this pressing. Wide soundstage, great detail. Not better than the original US, just different. I'm hearing things that I've not heard before...which is awesome!


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