Michael’s Original Masterpiece Thriller 40 – To Be Released Soon

Thriller 40

Sony Music and therefore the Estate of Michael Jackson today announced that it will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

It is the biggest selling album of all time, with the November 18 release of Jackson Thriller 40, a double CD set comprised of Michael’s original masterpiece Thriller and an exciting second disc filled with surprises for fans including never-released tracks which were slogged on by Michael for the Thriller album. To date, the album has amassed in more than 100 million in sales worldwide.

In the US, Walmart will have an exclusive version of the first Thriller album with an alternate 40th anniversary cover, while Target will have an exclusive version of the first album with a commemorative Thriller 40 vinyl slip mat. Both of those will also be available outside the US from various retailers.

Mastered from the first analog master tapes, Mobile Fidelity also will make available the original Thriller album as a One-Step 180g 33RPM LP, pressed at RTI and strictly limited to 40,000 numbered copies also as a hybrid SACD. (An UltraDisc One-Step 180g 45RPM 2LP set of Thriller are going to be released at a future date.)

Several activations are planned between now and therefore the end of the year to honor Michael’s epic creation which won a record setting 8 Grammys, smashed musical barriers and altered the frontiers of pop music and videos forever. Michael Jackson’s Thriller has spent quite 500 weeks on the Billboard album chart and has sold over 100 million albums since its release on November 30, 1982. The primary such activation is the first drop of new merchandise featuring the special Thriller 40 logo which is now available exclusively through the MichaelJackson.com web store.

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