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Thriller
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Michael Jackson
Released November 30, 1982
Recorded April – November 1982
Westlake Recording Studios
(Los Angeles, California)
Length 42:19
Label Epic
Produced by Quincy Jones
Michael Jackson (co-producer)

Thriller is Michael Jackson's 6th studio album, released by Epic Records on November 30, 1982. This song consists of 9 of Jackson's songs (11 for the 2001 special edition). There is also a 2001 special edition of the album.[1]Thriller became the best selling album of all time with an estimated 110 to 145 million copies sold worldwide.[2]

Track Listing

  1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (recorded April – November 1982)
  2. Baby Be Mine (recorded April – November 1982)
  3. The Girl Is Mine (featuring Paul McCartney) (recorded April 1982)
  4. Thriller (recorded April – November 1982)
  5. Beat It (recorded April – November 1982)
  6. Billie Jean (recorded April – November 1982)
  7. Human Nature (recorded April – November 1982)
  8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (recorded April – November 1982)
  9. The Lady In My Life (recorded April – November 1982)

2001 Special Edition Bonus Features

  1. Someone In the Dark (from E.T., the Extra Terrestrial)
  2. Billie Jean (Home Demo from 1981)
  3. Carousel
  4. 2 interviews with Rod Temperton
  5. 6 interviews with Quincy Jones

Personnel

  • 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, background vocals, drum case beater, bathroom stomp board, vocal, drum, horn, 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, 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, flute
  • Bill Wolfer – keyboards, synthesizers
  • La Toya Jackson – background vocals on "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"
  • Janet Jackson – background vocals on "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)"
  • Greg Smith- synthesizers

Singles

Artists Featured

  • Paul McCartney (appears on The Girl Is Mine)
  • Vincent Price (rap for Thriller)
  • Eddie Van Halen (guitar soloist for Beat It)
  • Janet Jackson (appears on P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing))
  • La Toya 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))

References

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