Billie Jean 2008 Kanye West Mix Thriller 25th Anniversary Remix 4:36 16. It's amazing to think this album won 8 Grammys, and I don't even believe it was close in any category. Billie Jean Underground Mix 6:40 31. Pretty Young Thing 3:59 09. I can only guess they are saving those up for a forthcoming box set to further extract cash from die hard fans. Baby Be Mine 4:20 03.
The success of Thriller put Jackson into the dominating position of pop music, becoming an international pop-cultural icon. Beat It Single Version 4:18 06. 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. With songs and performances as irresistible and ecstatic as the ones found here, artfulness will only get in the way. No, Thriller 25 is for fans who want to take a trip back and for younger listeners who may have never heard the entire album before -- and to rope the latter in, this reissue has five new remixes all featuring modern stars. Archived from on April 2, 2008. In the United Kingdom, ran free viewings on February 8 and 9, 2008 and television adverts announcing the release were aired throughout Europe.
The remakes can't possibly match Michael's original accomplishment. There are many reasons to buy this album, even if you already own it. Archived from on October 22, 2008. Select Platinum in the Certification field. Principally recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, California. 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? Archived from on February 5, 2008.
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 executives that realize the marketing potential of putting some top stars together to add remakes to this re-release. Turned out, Michael Jackson is dead. For All Time 4:04 17. I really liked this previously unreleased track, and it definitely has a sound akin to Human Nature. Thriller 25 was released by 's re-issue division,. Billie Jean Home Demo from 1981 2:20 22.
It is the first Jackson album with an age certificate. That November, Thriller 25 spent an 11th non-consecutive week atop the U. I thought there was a fire or something. Thriller 25 was a commercial success, selling three million copies worldwide in its 12 weeks, and was generally well received among critics, despite their view that the new material was not as inspiring as the original. 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.
However, most critics agreed that the new versions were not as inspiring as the originals; some even said that the guest artists were the wrong choice. The Girl Is Mine 2008 with will. Which is to say, it's plastic, mass-produced, jugular-grabbingly commercial, and completely unconcerned with originality, artistic merit, or honesty. Title Writer s Producer s Length 1. In Poland, the album was certified gold, reaching number six on the chart on its release day, and is Jackson's highest-charting album in. The instrumentation on Wanna Be Startin Something has been changed with a completely different tempo and takes away the majority of magic that makes the song what it is. 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.
Pretty Young Thing - previously unreleased, 2008, with Will. Billie Jean Long Version 6:23 18. I can only speculate that that similarity is what kept it off of the original release. And we, the audience, are not his loyal subjects; we're just reading the travel brochures. This polish helped bring to a mass audience who otherwise might have paid no attention. The downside to a success like is that it's nearly impossible to follow, but approached much the same way he approached -- take the basic formula of the predecessor, expand it slightly, and move it outward. The ad aired again at the on February 10, 2008.
The Girl Is Mine 2008 with will. Akon and Fergie then appear on Wanna Be Startin Something and Beat It, respectively. No matter how you slice it, this 25th Anniversary edition belongs in your collection. Archived from on June 30, 2009. 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. Quincy Jones Interview 5 2:02 28. This review is not meant for those songs, but for the additional material for the 25th Anniversary Edition.
Even more is included with the fold-out casebook version of this release. For those who hadn't paid attention to -- and despite its success there were some, often older listeners who didn't bother with discos -- this performance was the unveiling of a marvelous, mature , a musician whose growth seemed sudden, swift, staggering. Archived from on May 25, 2012. Younger music fans who love will. The combo is simply sad.