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Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, October 16, 2001
Michael Jackson ~ Thriller
Michael Jackson's Thriller is the bestselling album of all time, with 45 million worldwide sales powered by seven Top 10 U.S. singles and eight Grammy Awards. The 1982 album was also a success from which the pop superstar never really recovered--subsequent albums seemed to have no other goal than to beat the records set by Thriller. The highly-polished sound of Quincy Jones's production sounds almost organic compared to Jackson's more recent work, and in the same regard, Thriller was significantly slicker than its predecessor, Off the Wall. Both albums established a Jackson style that aimed for the dance floor with songs built on a state-of-the-art bed of percussion and keyboards. Elements of milestone Thriller tracks like "Billie Jean" (arguably Jackson's best-ever performance) and "Beat It" (with its hard-rock solo by guitarist Eddie Van Halen) influenced not just Jackson's records, but those of the entire dance-pop world. On the song "Thriller," Jackson indulged his taste for the juvenile and invited Vincent Price to rap in a really scary voice. With Thriller the album, Jackson created a different kind of monster--a hit album of such magnitude that it would have an irrevocable impact not just on the singer's art, but on his altogether kooky life. --John Milward
Lots of MJ's hits and a lot of my favs on this album. A must have for true MJ fans!Published 3 days ago by Dolores Rogers
Wonderful to hear the awesome music by Michael Jackson. I recommend this to All.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
There's really nothing I can add that hasn't already been said about this album.Published 20 days ago by F. U.
A very high quality print of one of the masterpieces of pop culture.
At first I was reluctant to get a picture record however the price eventually drove me back from the... Read more
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I have the 2001 Special Edition remaster CD. At some point, I came across the Thriller SACD, and was able to do an A/B comparison using some fairly high end gear. I actually felt that the CD remaster sounded better the the SACD. The SACD sounded really thin and somewhat lifeless. Other... Read More
Jul 8, 2009 by Mikie S | See all 8 posts
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That's just in the US. In the entire world over 100 million copies of Thriller were sold.
I think the Eagles' Greatest Hits album only sold 50-60 million.
Aug 3, 2007 by OddOneOwt | See all 7 posts
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The original CD from 1982/1990 with the regular 9 track setlist is out of print. Only used copies exist. The only versions readily available brand new are the 2001 Remaster with the bonus interviews and the 2008 25th anniversary remaster with the hip hop remixes.
Jun 16, 2010 by NT | See all 5 posts
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