Easy Star's Thrillah
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Easy Star's Thrillah

August 28, 2012

  Song Title
Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (feat. JoWil and Ruff Scott)
Baby Be Mine (feat. The Green)
The Girl Is Mine (feat. Mojo Morgan and Steel Pulse)
Thriller (feat. Mikey General and Spragga Benz)
Beat It (feat. Michael Rose)
Billie Jean (feat. Luciano)
Human Nature (feat. Cas Haley)
P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (feat. Kirsty Rock)
The Lady In My Life (feat. Christopher Martin)
Dub It
Close To Midnight

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 28, 2012
  • Label: Easy Star
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Easy Star Records
  • Total Length: 1:00:54
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  • ASIN: B0087SPD2W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,613 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite so thrilled August 30, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Look, I love these guys, but their covers, as interesting a choice as they are, seem to get progressively more diluted, moving away from the industrial strength dub reggae that attracted my attention in the first place. Dub Side Of The Moon was magnificent in conception and execution, and Sergeant Pepper's was a genuine tribute with more attention to the original layout and timing of the songs. (I haven't heard the Radiohead cover). Thrillah moves towards R&B (not surprisingly!) and a Steely Dan-esque jazz/rock sensibility, but it seems to lack an 'edge', the jagged, rhythmic pulse so characteristic of reggae. Don't get me wrong, it's listenable, and will get a fair hearing at my place. The musicianship is terrific, and I admire the Stars' ability to take disparate material and transform it- some of the stuff they have taken on, if attempted by lesser hands, could have been terrible. However... it just lacks the raw, thumping anarchy of Lee 'Scratch' Perry or Prince Far-I. All in all, though, it's a good listen and you won't be too disappointed if your expectations are flexible. I'll be curious as to their next album-related project. My suggestion would be to cover (insert suggested album here). For what it's worth, I reckon 'Station To Station' (David Bowie) would make an interesting starting point.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yeah Boi April 17, 2013
Format:Audio CD
Great cover album pulled off by a stellar group of artists. I have yet to be disappointed by easy star, but like I learned on reading rainbow, don't take my word for it. Check it out yo damn self!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Star All Stars are at it again! August 28, 2012
By Mike
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
This album is simply put one of the best cover albums of any band I have heard in a while. The entire thriller album is covered and beautifully at that. There is not one bad cover song on this album and anyone who buys this album is in for a treat. All in all this is a great record that anyone who likes reggae or just wants to hear a cover of thriller will enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT REGGAE!!!!!!!!! July 14, 2013
Format:Audio CD
The original THRILLER from Michael Jackson is a great classic album....Put it on a REGGAE DUB vibe and create a great REGGAE album!!!!! In my opinion, this DUB version add a new magic flavour to a old masterpiece!!!! WELL DONE!!!!!!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Stars Never Disapoint! January 31, 2013
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I just love everything these guys put out. I was first introduced to Dub Side of the Moon while sitting in a sushi place one night and have bought everything they have made since. They really honor the integrity of the original while bringing an entirely fresh and new feel to it. Would love to hear them cover Rush's 2112.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good addition to their catalog December 28, 2012
By Amanda
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I love hearing this band's interpretations of classic albums, and this one is no different. Some of the tracks, like "Human Nature," lend themselves perfectly to reggae versions. On the other hand, a song like "Thriller" loses all of its creepiness when played Reggae style. But it is still worth hearing a Rastaman do the Vincent Price spoken word part!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Why did nobody think of this before? December 19, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
A reggae type interpretation of all the songs on Michael Jackson's iconic Thriller album -- I got it out of curiosity, but am glad I did buy it, because it works a lot better than you'd think! There are no samples of any of the music or voice from Thriller on here, everything is recorded all new, vocals and music, and of course there are interesting variations on the melody of each song. It's very cool in my book, and I'm a big fan of MJ's music. (If you're interested in more MJ re-interpretation / cover versions, check out Snowblink's amazingly chill version of Human Nature.) Recommended if you like reggae type music or Michael Jackson or both...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as Sargent Pepper's December 18, 2012
By Ginny
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It is easy to listen to but maybe too easy. I love the Thiller album and particularly the Thiller single but I almost missed it completely on this album.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed
Their earlier stuff is brilliant - "SPLHCB" is amazing. With their past works, you were immediately blown away by the beat, musicianship, etc. This one just doesn't grab me. Sorry.
Published 18 months ago by Paul Summers
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the genius material of past albums
I had high hopes for this, but unfortunately, I think Easy Star has been slipping down the path of getting more and more mainstream and less and less interesting. Read more
Published 18 months ago by +++when.is.iTunes.going.to.stop.suk'in?+++
5.0 out of 5 stars Bitchin!
This album is really good. Saw this band in Aspen and they were amazing. They played a lot of songs that I really liked. Best reggae show ever!!
Published 19 months ago by Ramon Wah
3.0 out of 5 stars not their best work
I'm a huge fan of Easy Star All Stars, but this is not their best work. The first track sounds like a bad wedding band cover, and the rest aren't much better. Read more
Published 19 months ago by sam
4.0 out of 5 stars Feel good music
A great listen. Great for reggae music lovers as well as michael jackson fans. I definitely recommend this to anyone who loves good music
Published 19 months ago by Trason
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy 4 Stars
I been a big fan of the past Easy Star All-Stars projects and this latest one definitely does not disappoint. Read more
Published 19 months ago by HTIS SWEIVER
3.0 out of 5 stars Nice, very nostalgic!
This is a fun album, though it hasn't "thrilled" me like their Radiodread album. I need to type more words to hit twenty.
Published 19 months ago by Frank R. Meeuwis
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