Expanded 40th Anniversary Reissue of Michael Jackson’s Landmark Album ‘Thriller’ Due in November

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michael jacksonit is Polarthe best-selling album of all time in the world, celebrates its 40th anniversary this November 30 and, to celebrate this event, an extended version of the classic disc will be released on November 18.

Michael Jackson Thriller 40 will be available as a two-CD set and via digital formats, and will contain the original Thriller album as well as a bonus disc of previously unreleased tracks Jackson worked on during the 1982 album sessions.

Additionally, Walmart and Target will release exclusive vinyl reissues of the original. Polar album with an alternate 40th anniversary cover. The Target re-release will also come with a Policeman 40 vinyl felt.

Meanwhile, Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab will release high-quality audiophile versions of Polar on November 18 as a mono-LP vinyl record and in hybrid SACD format.

Polar has sold over 70 million copies worldwide and has been certified 34 times Platinum by the RIAA, making it the second best-selling album in the United States, after the Eagles‘ 38 times Platinum Their greatest hits 1971-1975 compilation.

Polar spent an incredible 37 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with seven top-10 hits, including singles “Billie Jean” and “Beat It”, and number 2 Paul McCartney duet “The girl is mine”.

The album is also credited with breaking the color barrier at MTV. In 1982, the channel rarely aired music videos from black artists – until the arrival of “Billie Jean”. And the extended music video for “Thriller”, directed by John Landis and filled with state-of-the-art special effects and over-the-top choreography, became the standard by which all music videos were judged.

You can Pre-order the Polar reissues now. Here is the full list of tracks from the original album:

“I’m going to start something'”
“Baby Be Mine”
“The Girl Is Mine” (with Paul McCartney)
“Polar”
“Beat It”
“Billie Jean”
“Human nature”
“PYT (Pretty Young Thing)”
“The Lady of My Life”

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