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The 180g Deluxe 25th Anniversary Edition including a bonus LP with previously unreleased tracks, mixes and an unreleased song from the original Thriller sessions!
Released November 30, 1982, Thriller would become the most significant event in pop music history since the Beatles going on to break all sales records while garnering a record 7 Top 10 singles and 12 Grammy nominations. It remains one of only three albums to remain in the Billboard 200 Top 10 for one full year.
The 25th Anniversary Edition of Thriller celebrates this ground-breaking album with previously unreleased tracks. New tracks include exclusive remixes from Kanye West, Akon, Fergie and will.i.am along with a previously unreleased track from the Thriller sessions, "For All Time", newly mixed and mastered by Michael Jackson.
"It is hard now to separate the wonder of Thriller from its commercial stature (Number One for thirty-seven weeks, seven Top Ten singles, eight Grammys) and Jackson's nightmare of tabloid celebrity and self-destructive egomania. But there was a time when he was truly the King of Pop. This is it." - www.rollingstone.com
"'I wanted to write the type of rock song that I would go out and buy,' said Jackson, 'but also something totally different from the rock music I was hearing on Top 40 radio.' The result was a throbbing dance single with a fingers-flying guitar solo provided by Eddie Van Halen. 'Im not gonna sit here and tell you what to play,' Jones instructed Van Halen. 'The reason youre here is because of what you do play.'" - Rolling Stone
180g 2LP Deluxe Gatefold
25th Anniversary Edition
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. Baby Be Mine
3. The Girl Is Mine
5. Beat It (Single Version)
6. Billie Jean (Single Version)
7. Human Nature (Album Version)
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
9. The Lady In My Life
1. Vincent Price Excerpt From "Thriller" Voice-Over Session (Thriller 25th Anniversary Voice-Over Session)
2. The Girl Is Mine 2008 with will.i.am (Thriller 25th Anniversary Remix Featuring will.i.am)
3. P.Y.T. (Featuring will.i.am)
4. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 with Akon (Thriller 25th Anniversary Remix)
5. Beat It 2008 with Fergie (Thriller 25th Anniversary Remix)
6. Billie Jean 2008 Kanye West Mix (Thriller 25th Anniversary Remix)
7. For All Time (unreleased track from the original Thriller sessions)