(Reissue) 'Includes lyrics and Jackson artwork illustrating 'Thriller' and 'The Girl Is Mine.''[discogs]
(Reissue) 'A similar release exists which has not got the text 'MASTERED BY DADC AUSTRIA' printed in the Matrix / runout: (r9049603)
CDEPC 85930 (DI8P 11) as noted on the CD and back cover
CDEPC 85930 (D18P 11) as noted on page 2 and the back of the booklet
℗ & © 1982 CBS Inc.
In the United Kingdom apply for public performance licences to:
PPL, 14-22 Ganton Street, London W1V 1LB.
Printed in Holland.
Disc: Made In Austria
Publishers by track:
© 1982 Mijac Music (BMI) (1, 3, 5, 6)
© 1982 Administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (1, 3, 5, 6)
© 1982 Rodsongs (PRS) (2, 4, 9)
© 1982 Administered by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP) in the U.S. and Canada (2, 4, 9)
© 1982 Administered by Rondor Music (London) Ltd. (PRS) in remaining territories (2, 4, 9)
© 1982 Porcara Music (ASCAP) (7)
© 1982 John Bettis Music (ASCAP) (7)
© 1982 John Bettis Music Administered by WB Music Corp.
© 1982 Eiseman Music Co., Inc. (ASCAP) (8)
© 1982 Hen-Al Music (ASCAP) (8)
© 1982 YellowBrick Road Music (ASCAP) (8)
Notes in release:
This album is lovingly dedicated to Katherine Jackson
Quincy Jones and James Ingram appear courtesy of Qwest Records
David Paich, Steve Porcaro, Jeff Porcaro and Steve Lukather appear courtesy of CBS Records
Louis Johnson and Janet Jackson appear courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
Greg Phillinganes appears courtesy of Planet Records
Paulinho da Costa appears courtesy of Pablo Records, Inc.
Eddie Van Halen appears courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Howard Hewett appears courtesy of Solar Records
Bill Wolfer appears courtesy of Constellation Records
Michael Boddicker appears courtesy of Boddifications
Paul McCartney appears courtesy of EMI Records
Paulinho da Costa is the correct capitalization.'[discogs]
Gatefold cover. Cat. number also on bottom left corner of BC
(Reissue) 'Made in Austria.
Track 6 is listed as 'Billy Jean' on CD label.'[discogs]
1st US pressing does not list Michael Jackson as a co-producer on the back cover.[jannikm]
(Remastered Special Edition) 'Sticker text (front):
NEWSTATE OF THE ART REMASTERED
VERSION OF THE BIGGEST SELLING ALBUM OF ALL TIME
WINNER OF 8 GRAMMY® AWARDS GOLD COLORED CD
PLUS 30 MINUTES OF RARE BONUS FEATURES
'SOMEWHERE IN THE DARK' (available for the first time on a Michael Jackson
solo album) Michael's original demo version of 'BILLIE JEAN'
'CAROUSEL' an out-take from the 'Thriller' recording sessions
Michael Jackson and Vincent Price voice-over session segment
Vincent Price reading the never-before heard 2nd verse of the 'Thriller' rap
All New Interview with Legendary Producer Quincy Jones
Deluxe Special package with New Booklet and Photos
Similar to a later edition of (r=1847249) without carded sleeve, this edition has a gold disc issued with Special Edition sticker and with gold print on a carded sleeve.
Produced for Quincy Jones Productions. Recorded and mixed using the Acusonic Recording Process.
Additional sound sources recorded at Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Recorded at Westlake Audio, Los Angeles, CA.
Album recording began with the first sessions at Westlake Studios in Los Angeles with Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney recording 'The Girl Is Mine' at 12:00 noon on Wednesday April 14, 1982 and concluded witht the last day of mixing the album on Monday November 8, 1982.
Originally mastered on Thursday, November 11, 1982.
The original album was released Tuesday, November 30, 1982 by Epic Records (38112).
The Quincy Jones interview:
Part I: About 'Someone In The Dark'.
Part II: About production, and several tracks on the album.
Part III: About the album and music videos.
Part IV: About how they got Vincent Price to appear on 'Thriller'.
Part V: About 'Carousel'
Part VI: Final thoughts on the album.
The Rod Temperton interview:
Part I: About how they got Vincent Price to appear on 'Thriller'.
Part II: About 'Carousel'.
The voice over session from 'Thriller' also includes Vincent Price reading a previously unreleased second verse.
© 1982, 2001 MJJ Productions Inc./ ℗ 1982, 2001 MJJ Productions Inc./
Made in Austria (Printed on Disc)
Tracks 1, 3, 5, 6: © 1982 Mijac Music (BMI) All rights on behalf of Mijac Music administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI).
Tracks 2, 4, 9: © 1982 Rodsongs (ASCAP). All rights for Rodsongs controlled and administered by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Track 7: © 1982 Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP) / WB Music Corp. (ASCAP), John Bettis Music (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Sony/ATV Tunes LLC administered by Sony/ATV Publishing. All rights on behalf of WB Music Corp. and John Bettis Music administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Track 8: © 1982 Eiseman Music Co. Inc. (BMI), Hen-Al Music (BMI), Kings Road Music (BMI)/Yellowbrick Road Music (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Yellowbrick Road Music administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Track 11: Published by WB Music Corp. on behalf of Threesome Music (ASCAP)/Rodsongs (ASCAP) controlled and administered by Almo Music Corp.
Track 13: Published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. on behalf of Mijac Music (BMI).
Track 20: Published by WB Music Corp. on behalf obo itself and Gravity Coat Music (ASCAP)/Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. obo itself and Haymaker Music (BMI).'[discogs]
Bulgarian press of Michael Jackson's 'Thriller'
(Limited Edition) Laminated gatefold cover issued with an inner lyrics sleeve and large poster.
Price code on back cover: circled 58.
no 'co produced by michael Jackson' on backsleeve.
The back cover of this version only has the two lines for 'Produced by' and 'Management', and omits the third 'Co-produced by Michael Jackson' line that's printed on the other Europe pressings.
The back cover of this version only has the two lines for 'Produced by' and 'Management'