It's amazing to think this album won 8 Grammys, and I don't even believe it was close in any category. Which is to say, it's plastic, mass-produced, jugular-grabbingly commercial, and completely unconcerned with originality, artistic merit, or honesty. This review is not meant for those songs, but for the additional material for the 25th Anniversary Edition. The bonus material captures two different sides of : the live material is a dazzling showcase for his skills as a showman while the rough studio outtakes demonstrate his craftsmanship. Just let those labyrinthine keyboards and yearning vocals carry you away to a shiny place.
Younger music fans who love will. The Lady In My Life 4:58 10. But then again, I guess that's to be expected. No matter how you slice it, this 25th Anniversary edition belongs in your collection. The original album sold between 51 and 65 million copies worldwide, making it the. For one thing, the material just isn't as good. I mean, how can a mere human being really be thought to be capable of creating something as monstrous, as mechanical, as all-encompassing, and as awesome as Thriller? This deluxe casebook edition also includes a fold out collectable book with bonus pictures, background information, album art and the original liner jacket with all the lyrics.
Also the guitar part of the song has been completely removed, except for the solo which feels completely out of place now. Fergie Thriller 25th Anniversary Remix 4:11 15. Is it possible to ruin Michael Jackon's work? Yet they are not as bad as many say. Younger music fans who love will. Archived from on February 5, 2008. The ad aired again at the on February 10, 2008. Billie Jean Long Version 6:23 18.
Six years earlier, 's Epic catalog was refurbished to coincide with the release of , so the album was given a bunch of bonus tracks and a new cover -- an outtake from the photo shoot that produced the gatefold pic of cuddling with a baby tiger, playing right into his frozen childhood -- and it didn't garner much attention, possibly because only two of the 12 bonus tracks were interesting the rest were almost all interview snippets. Nobody ever texts me, so I knew it must have been big news. I can only speculate that that similarity is what kept it off of the original release. You can include on that list: - Justin Timberlake - - Chris Brown - - Usher - - Omarion - Record labels have an army of very intelligent number crunchers that clearly realized the marketing potential of putting some top stars together to add remakes to this anniversary edition. Select albums in the Format field. It's amazing to think this album won 8 Grammys, and it probably wasn't close in any category. Yet they are not as bad as many say.
Archived from on April 5, 2013. The bonus tracks are only mentioned on a sticker that appears with these respective releases. Each track offers at least one musical hook, whether it is the beauty of 'Human Nature' who can resist the 'dada dada da da da' or the 'whoo whoo' of 'Billie Jean'. Pretty Young Thing 3:59 09. Let me tell you, it takes quite a performer to pull off a rhinestone shirt, rhinestone socks, sparkly jacket, high-waters and one white glove! Pretty Young Thing 2008 with will. This is a pivotal album that is well done here at an affordable price when you factor in all the cool stuff that's included. These talentless hacks have done something that was initially thought to be impossible in turning the core Thriller material into laughable throw-aways.
These are the moments that make this expansion worthwhile, illustrating that beneath the glitz and glamour, there was a sharp, canny musician who took considerable pleasure in his work. Billie Jean Home Demo from 1981 2:20 22. Jerry Hay on trumpet this cat has long experience leading big bands and you can hear jerry from Chuck Mangione all the way to Dave Grusin's big band , Greg Phillanganes, another superb expert on synthesizer, Larry Williams on sax. For All Time 4:04 17. Fergie Thriller 25th Anniversary Remix 4:11 15. With sales estimated to be over 65 million copies worldwide, Thriller became the ; the album was the first in history to yield seven top-ten singles. This meant that he moved deeper into hard rock, deeper into schmaltzy adult contemporary, deeper into hard dance -- essentially taking each portion of to an extreme, while increasing the quotient of immaculate studio craft.
Quincy Jones Interview 4 1:32 25. Turned out, Michael Jackson is dead. Is it possible to turn something that is perfect into complete and utter garbage? It peaked at number two in the United States, number three in the United Kingdom and reached the top ten in over 30 national charts. The Lady In My Life 4:58 10. Quincy Jones Interview 5 2:02 28. The only good part of this disc is the addition of For All Time.
And goshdarnit, I wouldn't have it any other way! I woke up from a nap and there were three text messages on my phone. The Girl Is Mine 2008 with will. Billie Jean 2008 Kanye West Mix Thriller 25th Anniversary Remix 4:36 16. When you listen to it again, it's impossible not to realize how amazing of a production this truly was and still is, even now 25 years later. Pretty Young Thing 3:59 09.
There's also a nice liner jacket with all the original lyrics and cool album art. Pretty Young Thing - previously unreleased, 2008, with Will. Billie Jean Home Demo from 1981 2:20 22. This kid wasn't the king of pop; he was the whole damn kingdom. We haven't really discussed it yet, on that level, but I'm sure at some point we will. Quincy Jones Interview 5 2:02 28.
That sounds more impressive on the surface than it actually is, as, for whatever reason, such -mimicking superstars as and did not participate, but , , , and did. Akon and Fergie then appear on Wanna Be Startin Something and Beat It, respectively. Customers Rating : Average 4. Archived from on 30 October 2013. I thought there was a fire or something.