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25th Anniversary Edition
Extra Tracks, Remastered
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Audio CD, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, February 12, 2008
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The best-selling album of all time is 25, and this birthday edition puts new jewels atop the crowning achievement of the King of Pop. Billie Jean; Beat It; Human Nature; P.Y.T.; The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney) and the rest join eight bonus tracks (an unissued song from the Thriller sessions; a Billie Jean demo; remixes by Kanye West, Akon, will.i.am and more) plus a DVD of videos and Michael's famous moon-walkin' moment on the Motown 25 TV special. Go for the deluxe version and get a 48-page book and suitably dressed-up packaging!
Should several of the tracks on the 25th anniversary edition of Thriller find their way onto your MP3 player, you're going to have to admit: the music holds up. "Beat It" is not about to go stale, at least not without a rumble, and neither are "Billie Jean" and "P.Y.T." Even if you put the record-hurtling hits aside, you're still left with the realization that without MJ, there might not have been a JT [Justin Timberlake], never mind a Ne-Yo (listen closely to "Human Nature" and "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'"). The bonus DVD bundled with the expanded CD includes a digitally redone version of the famous title-track video, among other clips, and it still astonishes with its choreography and attitude. As for the new tracks--Fergie inserts herself into "Beat It," Will.i.am takes on "The Girl Is Mine" and "P.Y.T.," Kanye West remixes "Billie Jean" (with characteristically subtle brilliance), Akon duets with M-Jack on "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'," and the unreleased ballad "For All Time" (from the original Thriller sessions) is shined up and tacked on--they will suck you in like it was pop music's hugest year, 1983, all over again. Start brushing up on your moonwalk now. --Tammy La Gorce
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My fiance' got this for me for Christmas and of coursed I about freaked out when I saw it. The album cover is in amazing condition and with it being the anniversary edition, it is even better. The sound quality is really good! This is the album that I leave out on a stand beside my turn table, just because it looks that good!
Anyway, skipping over all the modern remakes--which are mostly the vocals of the new artists, so they aren't so much Michael's songs anymore--the track "For All Time" is a ballad that sounds very much like Human Nature, which would explain why they both weren't included on the original LP. The reason to buy the Japanese edition is because Got the Hots is the better track. It's a standard Michael/Quincey upbeat R&B groove from the early 80s, but it is much better than For All Time. It isn't, however, in my opinion, up to the standards of the Thriller that it was rejected from years ago. Maybe that's just because of the passage of time and it sounding sort of dated, while the Thriller songs still sound fresh and familiar.
The DVD has special effects that are phenomenal when Michael transforms into a creature that captivated my imagination.
I want to share one of the most poignant parts of this 25th Anniversary set, and this is an actual letter from Michael on the inside front cover of the lyrics booklet.
Quoting what Michael wrote verbatim:
"To My Fans Around the World
I would like to thank you for helping me make THRILLER the biggest selling album of all time.
As we celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Thriller, I know that I would not have been able to reach any of the historic accomplishments associated with this album, without the love and continued support of you...my fan.
I hope you will enjoy the new and previously unreleased bonus tracks included in the 25th Anniversary Edition, as well as the new remixes by my friends, Akon, will.i.am, Fergie, and Kayne West.
I've worked very hard to make this a memorable CD and am hoping you will enjoy it.
Thanks again from the bottom of my heart!
Mr. Michael Jackson certainly came through for us all big time. It's poignant and bittersweet to read what he wrote so close in time to his passing. From the beginning and all the way through his career, he poured his heart and soul into the music he created for us.
I HIGHLY suggest this edition - it is a treasure, as Michael still is!