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Thriller [Original recording remastered, Special Edition]

Michael Jackson Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)
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1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. Baby Be Mine
3. The Girl Is Mine
4. Thriller
5. Beat It
6. Billie Jean
7. Human Nature
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
9. The Lady In My Life
10. Interview - Quincy Jones
11. Someone In The Dark
12. Interview - Quincy Jones
13. Billie Jean (Home Demo From 1981)
14. Interview - Quincy Jones
15. Interview - Rod Temperton/Quincy Jones
16. Interview - Quincy Jones
17. Voice-Over Session from 'Thriller' - Michael Jackson/Vincent Price
18. Interview - Rod Temperton/Quincy Jones
19. Interview - Quincy Jones
20. Carousel
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Where Off the Wall was pretty much straight good times, Thriller introduced dread into Michael Jackson's solo work. By 1995's HIStory, this element curdled into overwhelming self-regard and out-of-touchness, but here it's bracing. While Thriller offers its share of cute ("The Girl Is Mine," a duet with Paul McCartney that was the album's first single; "P.Y.T."), the most memorable cuts remain "Billie Jean," "Beat It," and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," all of which meld musical imagination and worried-mind lyrics.

There's also the title track, which takes a cue from Parliament's concept pieces in employing Vincent Price to warn that nonfunky forces will "terrorize y'all's neighborhood." Thriller, of course, continues to battle with the Eagles' first greatest-hits package for the title of biggest-selling U.S. long-player ever. Bonus material on this edition includes "Someone in the Dark," from Jackson's E.T. children's album, and a Quincy Jones interview in which the producer cites "My Sharona" as the inspiration for "Beat It"--and, even better, the real-life Billie Jean's claim that Michael was "the father of one of her twins." --Rickey Wright

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The Biggest Album Ever just got bigger. The 25th Anniversary Edition of Thriller celebrates this ground-breaking album with 7 bonus tracks, six of which are previously unreleased. The new tracks include exclusive remixes from Kanye West, Fergie, will.i.am and Akon along with a previously unreleased track from the Thriller sessions, "For All Time," newly mixed and mastered by Michael Jackson. Also included is a BONUS DVD with new, digitally restored versions of the three videos from the album as well as the Michael Jackson's groundbreaking performance of "Billie Jean" on the "Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever" television special (first broadcast on NBC May 16, 1983).

Also included in all versions of the release is a new personal greeting from Michael Jackson to his fans penned exclusively for this special release.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Bonus material a rip-off -- buyer beware! Oct. 29 2001
By Superbu
Format:Audio CD
This remastered CD has great sound quality, but the liner notes brag that it includes bonus songs -- however, they are only EXCERPTS of those songs; there is even commentary from Quincy Jones OVER the start of the them! Who wants half a song? I feel ripped off and DON'T think I will be buying his other reissues. This is a horrible lapse in judgment on Jackson's part, but then, what's new? The best thing about the extra tracks is the Vincent Price rap session, which is truly fascinating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Greatest ever July 10 2004
Format:Audio CD
Let me state first that I have never been a big fan of Michael Jackson. And when this album was released in '82, I though that it was extremely overhyped. But I'll say that twenty or so years later, this is the single best album I have ever heard. Every song stands on its own. And the one song, Baby Be Mine, that got the least airplay in the '80s can arguably be considered one of the best two or three songs on the album. the best and worst songs on the album are not that far apart. You can't say that about too many albums. Classic is an understatement. Greatest album ever assembled.
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5.0 out of 5 stars what immortal can resist.........? April 4 2006
By paula b
Format:Audio CD
thriller, off the wall pt 2....
brilliant funky songs, the title track is my absolute fave MJ (& halloween) song, partly for mr price's end rap & wicked howl........
"billie jean" totally infectious, wicked beat, never really undrstood what it was about, but it was a blowaway song (& video)....
"PYT" another excellent tune, & "human nature" just beautiful.
the Michael of this time is sorely missed..........
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5.0 out of 5 stars MJ's Definitive Moment, a Pop Classic June 11 2004
Format:Audio CD
Released in late 1982, this album dominated the pop charts throughout 1983 and 1984, spending months at number one, moving millions of units, and placing seven tracks in the pop top ten (only Janet's Rhythm Nation and Springsteen's Born in the USA have matched that last feat). However, this album was a more than a commercial juggernaut. It was a pop milestone and artistic triumph. This is the sound of one of the most talented performers of the rock era reaching his absolute peak.
The album's top tracks are "Billie Jean" (one of the top singles of the rock era), "Billie Jean" (ditto), "Human Nature" (less remembered then the previous two era-defining cuts, but a complete classic in its own right, and for my money, the last great ballad of MJ's career), "Wanna Be Startin' Something" (a hot jam), & "Thriller" (campy but great fun).
This album clearly ranks within an elite category of about one hundred or so recordings that every record collection should contain.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Album is Really a Thriller! April 29 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Wow...This is an amazing album. I'm not a teen yet, and even I love it! Well: here we go:
My background:
When I was 11 I was flipping through the channels on TV and I saw a biography on Michael Jackson. I always lived by the Down by the Bay ryhme: "Michael Jackson makes me gag" so I didn't really care. There was nothin on TV that night, so I made sure nobody was downstaris and started to watch it. They showed him performing at the Motown Anniversery in '83. They showed him doing Billie Jean, and I was amazed, I saw him do the moonwalk (my favorite dance move!) and started to enjoy it. Then they showed the Thrilelr video, which I LOVED. I decided to download the music off the net, living off of small 1:30 second clips, until I found the whole Thriller video and I was amazed. One day at Target, I saw the special ediion on sail, and I purchased it, and I was laughed at a lot a school, well, onto the review!
1."Wanna' Be Startin Something" Amazing, great starter, sure there are some weird lyrics (You're a vegetable...) but it sticks out with all the things yelled out such as "Hee-Haw", "De-dum-dum-dum-dum.." and "Mama see mama sa mama sa coo sa!" which they yell for a minute alone. Amazxing A+ (10/10)
2."Baby Be Mine" Ahh...it's okay, I don't hate it, but I don't love it. Don't get me wrong..it's still a great song, trust me, but it's my 2nd least favorite song unfortunately. B+ (8/10)
3."The Girl Is Mine!" Great! Not the best, but it's the BEST love song, unless you count "Billie Jean" as a love song. It's a sow paced duet with Paul McCartney, and it's rather cheesy. Why would two men, about 10 ages apart in age (I think) fight over a girl (heh heh). But it's a truly good song, and the fight at the end was great! A (9.5/10)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Jackson- the King of Pop! April 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
I know there are several diffrent versions of "Thriller" but i'll review the original album cause that's the one i own. If you want some extra songs check the remastered version.
STORY
Thriler was the album that made Michael jackson the king of pop and one of the greatest music artist of our time. Michael had always been a front figure, with the Jackson 5 in the 60's and 70's and had many good solo hits among the way too. "Off the Wall" from 1979 was his first solo album that we count from. It had loads of great disco inspired songs, but Michael didn't find his true self until "Thriller" was released. He's started dancing like never before which we could see on the music videos like "Billie Jean" "Thriller" and "Beat It" and wrote the majority of the songs on thriller aswell. The album felt more personal, then any other material previously released. "Thriller" was the start of pop history.
ALBUM
"Thriller" is a perfect example of good pop, it's a flawless album that still feels interesting, 20 years after it was released. All of the songs are great and, also quite known Jackson songs that has been both played on radio and covered by others. They are all remarkable in there own way and classic songs that all could have become big sellers.
The album starts with Michael Jackson penned "Wanna Be Starting Something" a catchy up tempo song. It's soulish with some disco influents. A great party song you won't stop dancing to. The second single "Baby Be Mine" was written by Rod Temperton it's also disco influented but more of a uptempo-ballad then a dance song.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller is the greatest album in the world.
I love the album Jackson is the man.
Published 1 month ago by Gregory Emeagwara
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor sound quality
Poor quality picture disc, purchased this product and it sounds awful! Do NOT buy this picture disc, worst sounding album in my collection
Published 2 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
The best from Michael Jackson.
Published 2 months ago by Donna Johnston-Durand
4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
My daughter enjoyed it and wants to hear it eveytime in the car wherever we go. If she could she would listen to it all day long.
Published 6 months ago by Grazia Gallo
1.0 out of 5 stars Damaged
I received Thriller on vinyl along with a Dire Straits album. Thriller has a visible stain on side A and has audible distortion. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Jacob Mardian
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Gift
Getting this for my granddaughter made me the hero of the day, that is if I can ever get her over here. Read more
Published 10 months ago by debbie whittaker
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael Jackson is the best!!
Love Michael Jackson!! Would recommend his music to anyone. The world had suffered a great loss. We will miss him greatly.
Published 13 months ago by Allyjojo
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent
I use to remembered back my days well sang by legend Michael Jackson ...I have enjoyed the music from the beginning to the end and I advice for everyone to buy the item...
Published 15 months ago by yonas
5.0 out of 5 stars Thriller
The biggest success album for Michael well deserving. This is the 4th copy I got and that completes all versions since the first issue. Read more
Published 16 months ago by suzanna
1.0 out of 5 stars thriller
i thought i was ordering the DVD not the CD. Quincy Jones talking through much of the CD was a minus
Published on Feb. 25 2012 by peter hayward
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