NEW YORK, November 18, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Sony Music and the estate of michael jackson announced the release of Policeman 40a double CD consisting of Michael’s original masterpiece Thriller and an exciting second disc full of surprises for fans, including previously unreleased tracks Michael worked on for the Thriller album. To date, the album has amassed over 100 million sales worldwide.

Cover of Michael Jackson Thriller 40

Immersive audio mixes from Thriller are now available on various DSPs including 360 Reality Audio on Amazon, Spatial Audio on Apple Music, mixed by Serbian Ghenea original masters for immersive sound, with the immersive mixes of John Hanes.

the original Thriller album, on vinyl is also available today at Walmart and Target. The Walmart exclusive has alternate coverage; the Target exclusive includes a Policeman 40 Felt. Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi) has the original Thriller album available in UltraDisc One-Step 180g 33RPM LP and hybrid SACD. The MoFi One-Step is sourced from the original 1/2″ / 30 IPS / analog to DSD 256 to analog tower console master tapes, pressed at RTI, and strictly limited to 40,000 numbered copies.

Transferred from the original master of each short film, for the very first time, 4k versions of “Beat It” and “Thriller” shorts are now available – watch HERE.

A new animated lyric video for “I want to begin“Something” will come out 21 November. Watch the trailer HERE.

The release of Policeman 40 celebrates 40e anniversary of the best-selling album of all time in the world. Pop-up events and global activations planned to honor the King of Pop’s masterpiece kicked off with the immersive experience in Dusseldorf, Germany Last week. The next step is the immersive event in New York, New York which starts today and lasts all weekend. More information on all activations HERE.

In addition, SiriusXM starts The Michael Jackson Channel, a special limited-engagement channel to commemorate the King of Pop’s legendary career from his early days on The Jackson 5 through his solo career. The Michael Jackson Channel, which includes a Thriller special hosted by Jackson family friend and music historian Steven Ivory, will air on Limited Edition 2 (ch. 502) From November 23 to December 22 and on The Groove (ch. 50) of November 23 until Wednesday 29 November.

Michael’s epic creation won a record 8 Grammys, broke musical barriers and changed the boundaries of pop music and music videos forever. michael jackson Thriller spent over 500 weeks on the Billboard album chart and sold over 100 million albums since its release on November 30, 1982.

About michael jackson:

michael jackson is one of the most beloved and deeply influential artists of all time. He was also a devoted philanthropist and a shrewd business professional. To date, Jackson has sold over a billion records worldwide, released 13 No. 1 singles, and become one of the few artists to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. The Guinness Book of World Records recognized Jackson as the most successful artist of all time and Thriller as the best-selling album of all time. Jackson has won 17 Grammy Awards, including a record 8 in one year, and has received 26 American Music Awards, including the Artist of the Century Award. Jackson defined the music video art form with groundbreaking shorts such as “Billie John, “Beat It” and the classic “Thriller,” which in 2009 became the first and only music video inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Film Registry. In his short films “Black or White”, “They Don’t Care About Us”, “Bad and “Smooth Criminal” and others, Jackson set an aesthetic standard for video production that remains unmatched even today. The Domain of michael jackson and Cirque du Soleil produced two great shows: Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour was one of the highest-grossing tours of all time; and MICHAEL JACKSON ONE, a permanent show at Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, which continues to delight audiences and receive rave reviews. And on February 1, 2022, MJ the musical premiered on Broadway. The acclaimed show won the most Tony Awards for a new musical in the 2021-2022 season and continues to break weekly box office records at the Neil Simon Theatre. Jackson’s sound, style and dance moves continue to inspire artists today and new generations of fans around the world continue to discover his artistry.



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