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„The sound quality of the original CD release of „Thriller” was already pretty great (I remember it being used as a demo disc when I bought my first CD player in 1985), but it’s been goosed and buffed up here a bit – mostly in the removal of background hiss, etc. The contents of the original album are well known enough to go without comment. The additions are not much of an attraction, however : 2 previously unreleased session songs and one home demo („Billie Jean”) that are interesting but don’t shake the rafters. The rest are interviews (try listening to those twice) and the „missing” second verse of the „Thriller” rap by Vincent Price. Booklet does have some nice new notes, but if you have the original „Thriller” CD there really isn’t much here to make this an essential purchase, just a luxury.”
„he re-issued package includes a gold-pressed CD, a new booklet, and alot of bonus material:
1. interviews with co-producer quincy jones.
2. ***DEMO OF BILLIE JEAN***! AMAZING STUFF! you gotta hear it to belive it, there weren’t any lyrics yet to the song, so MJ just hums and makes up words along the way! a classic!
3. a demo of Michael with Vincent Price, for the rap part of „Thriller”. you can hear an entire new verse from the rap, never before released.
4. brand new song from the thriller era that was originally recorded for the album but was taken out (vinyl’s time limitations, i guess). the song’s called „Carousel”. it very beautiful, although i’m a bit disappointed it wasn’t the entire song (only 1:50 minutes).
In short? a must have. needless to say, all the wonderful tracks have been remastered by engineer Bruce Sweiden, under the direction of Michael himself.
Enjoy the King of Pop!”