Michael Jackson = マイケル・ジャクソン* ‎– Thriller = スリラー

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Epic ‎– 25・3P-399, Epic/Sony ‎– 25・3P-399
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, Gatefold
Electronic, Funk / Soul, Pop
Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Synth-pop


Position Title/Credits Duration
A1 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' = スタート・サムシング
Arranged By [Horn] – Jerry Hey, Michael JacksonArranged By [Rhythm] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocal] – Michael JacksonBacking Vocals – Becky Lopez, Bunny Hull, James Ingram, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Michael Jackson, Oren WatersBass – Louis JohnsonElectric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – David Williams (4)Percussion – Paulinho Da CostaPercussion [Bathroom Stomp Board] – Michael Jackson, Nelson Hayes, Steven Ray (2)Saxophone, Flute – Larry WilliamsSynthesizer – Bill Wolfer, Michael BoddickerTrombone – Bill Reichenbach (2)Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Gary Grant, Jerry HeyWritten-By – Michael Jackson
A2 Baby Be Mine = ベイビー・ビー・マイン
Arranged By [Horn] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer] – Rod TempertonDrums – Ngudu Chancler*Guitar – David Williams (4)Keyboards, Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – 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
A3 The Girl Is Mine = ガール・イズ・マイン
Arranged By [Rhythm] – David Paich, Quincy JonesArranged By [Strings], Conductor – Jerry HeyArranged By [Synthesizer] – David FosterArranged By [Vocal] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesBass – Louis JohnsonConcertmaster – Jerry Vinci*Drums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Greg PhillinganesFeaturing [With] – Paul McCartneyGuitar – Dean Parks, Steve LukatherPiano – David PaichProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Steve PorcaroSynthesizer – David FosterWritten-By – Michael Jackson
A4 Thriller = スリラー
Arranged By [Horn] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer] – Rod TempertonEffects – Bruce Cannon, Bruce SwedienGuitar – David Williams (4)Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Anthony MarinelliRap – Vincent Price (2)Saxophone, 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
B1 Beat It = 今夜はビート・イット
Arranged By [Rhythm] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocal] – Michael JacksonDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Paul Jackson*Guitar [Solo] – Eddie Van HalenGuitar, Electric Bass – Steve LukatherKeyboards – Bill WolferPercussion [Drum Case Beater] – Michael JacksonRecorded By [Guitar Solo] – Don Landee*Synth [Synclavier] – Tom BahlerSynth [Synergy] – Greg SmithSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Steve PorcaroWritten-By – Michael Jackson
B2 Billie Jean = ビリー・ジーン
Arranged By [String] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Vocal, Rhythm And Synthesizer] – Michael JacksonBass – Louis JohnsonComputer [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerConductor – Jeremy LubbockDrums – Ngudu Chancler*Electric Piano [Rhodes], Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Dean ParksSynthesizer – Greg SmithSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Bill WolferWritten-By – Michael Jackson
B3 Human Nature = ヒューマン・ネイチャー
Arranged By – David Paich, Steve Lukather, Steve PorcaroComputer [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerDrums – Jeff PorcaroGuitar – Steve LukatherPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaSynthesizer – David PaichSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Steve PorcaroWritten-By – John Bettis, Steve Porcaro
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 – Ngudu Chancler*Electric Bass – Louis JohnsonGuitar – Paul Jackson*Handclaps – Greg Phillinganes, James Ingram, Louis Johnson, Michael Jackson, Steven Ray (2)Keyboards [Portasound] – James IngramSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Greg PhillinganesVocoder, Computer [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerWritten-By – James Ingram, Quincy Jones
B5 The Lady In My Life = レディ・イン・マイ・ライフ
Arranged By – Rod TempertonBass – Louis JohnsonComputer [Emulator] – Michael BoddickerDrums – Jeff PorcaroElectric Piano [Rhodes] – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Paul Jackson*Synthesizer – David Paich, Steve PorcaroWritten-By – Rod Temperton

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No co-production credit for MJ on rear of sleeve (see here for version with credit: Thriller)

Issued with obi in gatefold sleeve with 2 inserts: a glossy 10-page fold out booklet + single-page double-sided black and white Japanese information sheet. Last 4 pages of the 10-page booklet fold out into a double-sided poster of MJ (standing in purple tracksuit/reclining in white suit with tiger cub).

Blue obi features a gold star and black box; the gold star advertises "The Girl is Mine", "Billie Jean" and "Beat It" as being 3 major hit singles, thus indicating a repress.

Stamped runouts.

©1982 CBS, Inc./℗1982 CBS, Inc./Manufactured by Epic/Sony Inc. (Tokyo, Japan)

A1, A3, B1, B2: ©1982 Mijac Music (BMI) Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp.
A2, A4, 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)
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 [sic] Road Music (ASCAP)

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  • Price Code (List price): ¥2,500
  • Rights Society: JASRAC
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  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 1): 25-3P-399A1 〄CS 1 A 40
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 1): 25-3P-399B1 1 B 30
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A, variant 2): 25-3P-399A1 〄CS 1 A 62
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B, variant 2): 25-3P-399B2 1 B 4

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