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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Off the Wall was a massive success, spawning four Top Ten hits two of them number ones, but nothing could have prepared Michael Jackson for Thriller. Nobody could have prepared anybody for the success of Thriller, since the magnitude of its success was simply unimaginable -- an album that sold 40 million copies in its initial chart run, with seven of its nine tracks reaching the Top Ten for the record, the terrific "Baby Be Mine" and the pretty good ballad "The Lady in My Life" are not like the others. This was a record that had something for everybody, building on the basic blueprint of Off the Wall by adding harder funk, hard rock, softer ballads, and smoother...
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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Off the Wall was a massive success, spawning four Top Ten hits two of them number ones, but nothing could have prepared Michael Jackson for Thriller. Nobody could have prepared anybody for the success of Thriller, since the magnitude of its success was simply unimaginable -- an album that sold 40 million copies in its initial chart run, with seven of its nine tracks reaching the Top Ten for the record, the terrific "Baby Be Mine" and the pretty good ballad "The Lady in My Life" are not like the others. This was a record that had something for everybody, building on the basic blueprint of Off the Wall by adding harder funk, hard rock, softer ballads, and smoother soul -- expanding the approach to have something for every audience. That alone would have given the album a good shot at a huge audience, but it also arrived precisely when MTV was reaching its ascendancy, and Jackson helped the network by being not just its first superstar, but first black star as much as the network helped him. This all would have made it a success and its success, in turn, served as a new standard for success, but it stayed on the charts, turning out singles, for nearly two years because it was really, really good. True, it wasn't as tight as Off the Wall -- and the ridiculous, late-night house-of-horrors title track is the prime culprit, arriving in the middle of the record and sucking out its momentum -- but those one or two cuts don't detract from a phenomenal set of music. It's calculated, to be sure, but the chutzpah of those calculations before this, nobody would even have thought to bring in metal virtuoso Eddie Van Halen to play on a disco cut is outdone by their success. This is where a song as gentle and lovely as "Human Nature" coexists comfortably with the tough, scared "Beat It," the sweet schmaltz of the Paul McCartney duet "The Girl Is Mine," and the frizzy funk of "P.Y.T. Pretty Young Thing." And, although this is an undeniably fun record, the paranoia is already creeping in, manifesting itself in the record's two best songs: "Billie Jean," where a woman claims Michael is the father of her child, and the delirious "Wanna Be Startin' Something," the freshest funk on the album, but the most claustrophobic, scariest track Jackson ever recorded. These give the record its anchor and are part of the reason why the record is more than just a phenomenon. The other reason, of course, is that much of this is just simply great music.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/25/1990
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074643811224
  • Catalog Number: 38112

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' (6:03)
  2. 2 Baby Be Mine (4:20)
  3. 3 The Girl Is Mine - Paul McCartney (3:42)
  4. 4 Thriller (5:57)
  5. 5 Beat It (4:18)
  6. 6 Billie Jean (4:54)
  7. 7 Human Nature (4:06)
  8. 8 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) (3:59)
  9. 9 The Lady in My Life (5:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Jackson Primary Artist, Guitar, Drums, Vocals, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Stomp Board
Howard Hewett Background Vocals
James Ingram Keyboards, Background Vocals, Hand Clapping, Portasound
Janet Jackson Vocals, Background Vocals
Paul McCartney Vocals, Track Performer, Guest Appearance
Jeremy Lubbock Conductor
Bill Wolfer Synthesizer, Keyboards
David Foster Synthesizer
La Toya Jackson Vocals, Background Vocals
Vincent Price Vocals, Rap, Guest Appearance
Bunny Hull Vocals, Background Vocals
Tom Bahler Keyboards, Synclavier
Brian Banks Synthesizer
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer, Keyboards, Emulator, Vocoder
Leon "Ndugu" Chancler Drums
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Gary Grant Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Nelson Hayes Stomp Board
Jerry Hey Trumpet, Conductor, Flugelhorn
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Louis Johnson Bass, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar, Hand Clapping
Becky Lopez Vocals, Background Vocals
Steve Lukather Guitar, Electric Bass
David Paich Synthesizer, Piano, Keyboards
Jeff Porcaro Drums
Dean Parks Guitar
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer, Keyboards, Hand Clapping, fender rhodes
Steve Porcaro Synthesizer
Steven Ray Hand Clapping
Julia Tillman Waters Vocals
Greg Smith Synthesizer, Keyboards
Rod Temperton Synthesizer
Eddie Van Halen Guitar, Soloist
Gerald Vinci Concert Master
Maxine Willard Waters Vocals, Background Vocals
Oren Waters Vocals, Background Vocals
Howard Wewett Vocals
David Williams Guitar
Julia Waters Background Vocals
David Williams Guitar
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach Jr. Trombone
David E. Williams Guitar
Larry Williams Flute, Saxophone, Wind
Technical Credits
James Ingram Arranger
Michael Jackson Arranger, Composer, Sound Effects, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, Horn Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Quincy Jones Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement
Bill Wolfer Programming
David Foster Synthesizer Arrangements
Brian Banks Programming, Producer
Matt Forger Engineer
Humberto Gatica Engineer
Bernie Grundman Mastering
Nelson Hayes Sound Effects
Jerry Hey Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Donn Landee Engineer
Steve Lukather Arranger
Anthony Marinelli Programming
David Paich Arranger, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Greg Phillinganes Programming
Steve Porcaro Arranger, Programming
Steven Ray Sound Effects
Greg "Frosty" Smith Contributor
Bruce Swedien Sound Effects, Engineer
Rod Temperton Arranger, Vocal Arrangements, rhythm arrangement, Synthesizer Arrangements
Bruce Cannon Sound Effects
Stephen Saper Engineer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    this is the PICTURE VINYL...

    just an FYI --
    this vinyl has the "thriller" cover printed on side 1 & then the zombie picture printed on side 2
    ((which is still super cool! just not the original album/vinyl that is pictured))

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Best Album in History

    This is the most succesful album ever to be released in history. Elvis Presley, or even James Brown could match success, talent, or celebrity heights. Thriller outlines Jackson's career and is the most enjoyable album ever. Buy it, it is worth every penny.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE THIS ALBUM!!!

    "Thriller" is by far the greatest record of all time. Nothing else out there even compares to this album. Michael Jackson is the greatest musician ever! I don't care what other poeple say about him, your mother!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Michael Jackson is the King of Pop

    I have been a dj for many years and our format is rock, old and new. Thriller is by far, the most requested album in the history of our station and it is my all time favorite CD. Michael Jackson has the moves and the best voice in pop music. I also loved "Bad." On Thriller I have so many fave songs I can't list them here. This female dj has actually learned to moonwalk! Jackson is one of kind and Thriller is the best pop album ever put on a track. Thanks Michael, we still love you!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    best cd ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Michael Jackson is HISTERICAL!!!!!!!!!!! Thriller was the first and best cd ever made.I love it and I also love the one with bonus tracks!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    HE PUT HIS FOOT IN THAT ALBUM !!!!!!

    Michael Jackson can't sing , that man sang ! This album is all that , the songs are not only good but there also sexy and he even sings sexy too . Now I know why everybody is mean to him , it's because their jealous of him well I got one thing to say to all those haters out there ," get over it because you can't top him anyway , your mother , your father , your brother ,and your sister too , well actually your whole family , now what do you have to say , nothing ! " .

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The most spectacular accomplishment

    This album as i can say , is the greatest one i've ever heard.Michael has mastered this album and this prooves that he IS the king of Pop.All the songs in this album are magnificent.The beat never fades in your mind.It stays there........Forever!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Micheal Jackson the greatest singer/dancer of the past 30 yrs

    Micheal has influenced all music we listen to now and his dance styles are classic all of us should see that he was also a great person until that mother wrongly accused him of molesting her child now he is barely seen.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    whoever doesn't like this lbum is in need of help! lol

    wow. this album is the best seen in a long long while, and will last in history forever. I love MJ! he is a genius, noone can compare to him, dance like that, sing like that. My fave track is Billie Jean, that song kicks some serious butt

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The King Of Pop

    I LUV MICHAEL JACKSON! All of his albums r great,he is most defenatly the BEST ARTIST THERE IS!!! I'm only 13 years old(a girl ) and I've been a fan of MJ's videos 4 years and just recently got into his music and IT ROCKS!!! Any 1 who loves music should listen 2 this and all his other cd's.Billy Jean and Beat It r 2 of the best songs n my opinion.Also if u luv this cd then u should buy his new cd coming out around September 2001!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    lmzizi

    i love micheal jackson with all my heart. since i was a young boy at the age of 6years. till now i still like his stely of dancing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Classic Michael

    Still one of the most popular albums ever! You can hardly meet anyone 25-30 who did not own this vinyl!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    non stop power pop

    timeless - i will never get sick of this record. i hate pop, i hate mainstream, but this in such a masterful mix of power pop purity - it rewrotw all the rules. nothing comes close except maybe ''pet sounds''. LET IT RIDE - i love this music

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