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Thriller
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Michael Jackson
Released November 30, 1982
Recorded April 14 - November 8, 1982
Westlake Recording Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Length 42:19
Label Epic

EK-38112

Produced by Quincy Jones
Michael Jackson (co-producer)

Thriller is Michael Jackson's 6th album. This song consists of 9 of Jackson's songs (11 for the 2001 Special Edition) and was released on November 30, 1982. There is also a 2001 Special Edition of the Thriller album.[1]Thriller became the best selling album of all time with an estimated 65 to 110 million copies sold worldwide.[2]

Track ListingEdit

  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. Someone in the Dark (2001 Special Edition)
  11. Carousel (2001 Special Edition)

2001 Special Edition bonus featuresEdit

  • Someone in the Dark (from "E.T., the Extra Terrestrial")
  • Billie Jean (demo version)
  • Carousel (an outtake never before heard)
  • Two interviews with songwriter Rod Temperton
  • Six interviews with producer Quincy Jones

PersonnelEdit

  • Brian Banks – keyboards, synthesizers, programming
  • Michael Boddicker – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Leon "Ndugu" Chancler – drums
  • Paulinho da Costa – percussion
  • David Foster – keyboards, synthesizers
  • Gary Grant – trumpet and flügelhorn
  • Eddie Van Halen – guitar solo on "Beat It"
  • Jerry Hey – trumpet and flügelhorn
  • Michael Jackson – co-producer, lead and background vocals, drum case beater, bathroom stomp board, vocal, drum, horn and string arrangement
  • Paul Jackson, Jr. – guitar
  • Louis Johnson – bass guitar
  • Quincy Jones – producer
  • Steve Lukather – guitar, bass guitar
  • Anthony Marinelli – synthesizer programming
  • Paul McCartney – vocals on "The Girl Is Mine"
  • David Paich – keyboards, synthesizers, programming
  • Dean Parks – guitar
  • Greg Phillinganes – keyboards, synthesizers, programming
  • Jeff Porcaro – drums, horn and string arrangements
  • Steve Porcaro – keyboards, synthesizers, programming
  • Vincent Price – voice-over on "Thriller"
  • Bill Reichenbach, Jr. – trombone
  • Bruce Swedien – recording engineer, mixer
  • Rod Temperton – keyboards, synthesizers
  • David Williams – guitar
  • Larry Williams – saxophone and flute
  • Bill Wolfer – keyboards, synthesizers
  • La Toya Jackson – background vocals on "PYT"
  • Janet Jackson – background vocals on "PYT"
  • Greg Smith- synthesizers

SinglesEdit

  1. The Girl Is Mine
  2. Billie Jean
  3. Beat It
  4. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
  5. Human Nature
  6. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  7. Thriller

Artists FeaturedEdit

  • Paul McCartney (duets with Michael on The Girl Is Mine)
  • Vincent Price (performs the rap for Thriller)
  • Eddie van Halen (guitar soloist for Beat It)
  • Janet Jackson (appears on P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  • LaToya Jackson (appears on P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)
  • Becky Lopez (appears on P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  • Bunny Hall (appears on P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)

ReferencesEdit

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