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Thriller Extra tracks, Original recording remastered
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Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, October 16, 2001
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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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i regret that no reviewer has paid any attention on this fantastic line up of musicians behind this CD.
1. interviews with co-producer quincy jones.
2. ***DEMO OF BILLIE JEAN***! AMAZING STUFF! you gotta hear it to belive it, there weren't any lyrics yet to the song, so MJ just hums and makes up words along the way! a classic!
3. a demo of Michael with Vincent Price, for the rap part of "Thriller". you can hear an entire new verse from the rap, never before released.
4. brand new song from the thriller era that was originally recorded for the album but was taken out (vinyl's time limitations, i guess). the song's called "Carousel". it very beautiful, although i'm a bit disappointed it wasn't the entire song (only 1:50 minutes).
In short? a must have. needless to say, all the wonderful tracks have been remastered by engineer Bruce Sweiden, under the direction of Michael himself.
Enjoy the King of Pop!
Noone will ever forget the incredible title track with the Vincent Price narration and the timeless video. The same goes for the tile glowing video 'Billie Jean' or the angsty 'Beat It'. MJ really expresses a "don't mess with me" attitude with class. Beat It will last forever.
Most of the rest of Thriller to me is similar to Quincy Jones' 'The Dude' LP.
In fact I often enjoy the lesser known songs on Thriller a bit more. Human Nature is absolutely a lovely song and is almost opposite to Thriller. I consider this one of my favorite love songs of my lifetime. Lady In My Life is my other favorite song on Thriller. Sorry dudes but while the whole album is great, The Lady In My Life and Human Nature share the crown as my top favorite songs.
The remastered edition includes new liner notes, interviews about the albums making, and a few bonus songs. Someone In The Dark is a very beautiful song although the E.T. singing was a bit jarring. There is a demo version of the huge hit 'Billie Jean' that was recorded before the regular version was eventually made. The last bonus track Carasoul is a bit dissapointing. It's only one and a half minutes long. The song should have been at least three and a half minutes long. Oh Well.
At least there are great new liner notes, and great photo stills taken from the video and behind the scenes.
Although the remastered edition could have been better this CD is absolutely incredible.
It's a shame that so many people my age completely missed this album during it's heyday although it's still immensely popular.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
another part of my collection! I really Like MJ since jackson 5,Published 2 days ago by Michael Gilreath
The album came in a durable plastic sleeve, but without the original album jacket. The record Ali e us fine but it would be nice to have the album cover tooPublished 9 days ago by Ed Zalewski
The music on this album (I bought vinyl) is just as I remembered it - awesome. However, the album is packaged in a clear plastic sleeve with a cardboard insert. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Mike Curl aka RedonKiLaus
Love the Record, this vinyl record isn't just black like most, this one actually looks like in the picture with Michael Jackson on it!Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
There's a reason it's the #1 selling album of all time: It's good. However... if you're just in it for the music, get the CD instead. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Smaug
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|How many times have you bought "Thriller"?||
I've bought it at least three times (twice vinyl, once cassette).
Jun 26, 2009 by Disco | See all 54 posts
|Best Michael Jackson Thriller CD?||
The best version is the SACD, but you'll need an SACD player for that.
Out of the CD's find an original copy, the 25th one suffers from the loudness war.
Jul 3, 2009 by Bricktop | See all 4 posts
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It's a great song, found it on the internet, I have it on my Thriller 25 cd.
Oct 27, 2009 by Suze | See all 2 posts
I find it both creepy and comical. Cause I'm not a very big fan of zombie's, which is why I find it somewhat creepy, but I am a fan of zombie's dancing, which is why I find it comical.
So it's a comedy/horror.
Oct 18, 2009 by Freelan Justice | See all 2 posts
This has also happened to me. The only difference is that in the past amazon would give a refund for the difference. Their policy has changed in the last year. They changed it because they said the vendors were complaining that amazon was charging back the refunds to them, so the stopped it. Try... Read More
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