Annotation

"Early pressings of this release were manufactured in Japan. Later ones were made in the USA with the same catalog number."
this could be either of these 1982 releases:
http://www.discogs.com/release/3202092 - the original JP pressing (which i have), or
http://www.discogs.com/release/294033 - the subsequent US pressing
both have the same cat # and barcode.

Annotation last modified on 2012-05-16 06:25 .

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
Michael Jackson 4 6:04
2 Baby Be Mine
Michael Jackson 3.65 4:21
3 The Girl Is Mine
Michael Jackson with Paul McCartney 3.3 3:42
4 Thriller
Michael Jackson 4.7 5:59
5 Beat It
Michael Jackson 4.45 4:19
6 Billie Jean
Michael Jackson 4.45 4:54
7 Human Nature
Michael Jackson 3.6 4:06
8 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Michael Jackson 3.75 3:59
9 The Lady in My Life
Michael Jackson 3 5:00

Credits

CD 1

violin:
Gerald Vinci (track 3)
electric bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson) (track 8)
electric bass guitar and guitar family:
Steve Lukather (track 5)
drums (drum set):
Leon Ndugu Chancler (tracks 6, 8)
Jeff Porcaro (tracks 3, 5, 7)
bass guitar:
Louis Johnson (bass, member of Brothers Johnson) (tracks 1, 3, 6, 9)
vocoder:
Michael Boddicker (track 8)
strings arranger:
Jerry Hey (tracks 3, 6)
membranophone:
Jeff Porcaro (track 9)
synthesizer:
Brian Banks (track 4)
Michael Boddicker (tracks 1–2)
David Paich (tracks 2, 7, 9)
Greg Phillinganes (tracks 4, 8)
Steve Porcaro (tracks 5, 7, 9)
Bill Wolfer (tracks 1, 6)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 3)
Rod Temperton (track 4)
synthesizer arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 6)
David Foster (Canadian music producer, arranger and composer) (track 3)
Rod Temperton (tracks 2, 4)
synthesizer programming:
Brian Banks (track 2)
Greg Phillinganes (track 8)
Steve Porcaro (tracks 2–3, 5, 7)
Bill Wolfer (track 6)
Anthony Marinelli (tracks 2, 4)
flute and saxophone:
Larry Williams (keyboard,sax,flute) (tracks 1–2, 4)
guitar:
Paul Jackson, Jr. (track 8)
synclavier:
Tom Bahler (track 5)
wind instruments arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
Jerry Hey (tracks 1–2, 4)
electric guitar:
Eddie Van Halen (track 5)
percussion:
Paulinho da Costa (tracks 1, 7)
percussion and synthesizer arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 6)
Rod Temperton (track 4)
percussion arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 5)
Quincy Jones (tracks 1, 5)
David Paich (track 3)
keyboard:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track 8)
Bill Wolfer (track 5)
keyboard and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (track 2)
Rhodes piano:
Greg Phillinganes (tracks 3, 9)
Rhodes piano and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (tracks 1, 5–6)
piano:
David Paich (track 3)
handclaps:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track 8)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 8)
Greg Phillinganes (track 8)
Steven Ray (80s US R&B producer/performer) (track 8)
handclaps and synthesizer:
Greg Phillinganes (track 8)
handclaps and keyboard:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track 8)
horn and percussion arranger:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
horn arranger:
Jerry Hey (tracks 1–2, 4)
trombone:
Bill Reichenbach, Jr. (jazz trombonist) (tracks 1–2, 4)
guitar family:
Paul Jackson, Jr. (tracks 5, 8–9)
Steve Lukather (tracks 3, 7)
Dean Parks (track 3)
David Williams (Guitarist) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6)
flugelhorn and trumpet:
Gary Grant (brass) (tracks 1–2, 4)
Jerry Hey (tracks 1–2, 4)
additional background vocals:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track 8)
Howard Hewett (track 8)
arranger:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track 8)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 3)
Quincy Jones (tracks 3, 8)
Steve Lukather (track 7)
David Paich (track 7)
Steve Porcaro (track 7)
Rod Temperton (tracks 5, 9)
background vocals:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track 1)
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (track 1)
Bunny Hull (tracks 1, 8)
Janet Jackson (track 8)
LaToya Jackson (track 8)
Becky Lopez (tracks 1, 8)
Julia Waters (track 1)
Maxine Waters (track 1)
Oren Waters (track 1)
co-producer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1, 5–6)
composer:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1, 3, 5–6)
Steve Porcaro (track 7)
Rod Temperton (tracks 2, 4, 9)
conductor:
Jerry Hey (track 3)
Jeremy Lubbock (track 6)
guest lead vocals:
Paul McCartney (track 3)
lead vocals:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 3, 5–6, 8)
lyricist:
Michael Jackson (“King of Pop”) (tracks 1, 3, 5–6)
John Bettis (track 7)
Rod Temperton (tracks 2, 4, 9)
miscellaneous support:
Greg Smith (Producer/Keyboards) (track 5)
mixer:
Bruce Swedien (tracks 1–9)
performer:
Nelson Hayes (track 1)
Steven Ray (80s US R&B producer/performer) (track 1)
producer:
Quincy Jones (tracks 1–9)
recording engineer:
Bruce Swedien (tracks 1–9)
Donn Landee (track 5)
spoken vocals:
Vincent Price (US horror film actor) (track 4)
writer:
James Ingram (American singer, songwriter, record producer & instrumentalist) (track 8)
Quincy Jones (track 8)
phonographic copyright by:
MJJ Productions Inc. (rights holder, not an imprint) (1982) (tracks 1–9)
publisher:
Chrysalis Music Ltd. (music publisher) (track 4)
Mijac Music (tracks 5–6)
Rodsongs (track 4)
Universal Music Publishing France (not for release label use!) (track 4)
ヤマハミュージックエンタテインメントホールディングス (holding company - do not use as release label) (2017-04-01 –) (track 7)
has remixes:
mash-ups:
BEATiCURE by Robin Skouteris (track 5)
Beat Up by JV5 (track 5)
Comic Beat by ComaR (track 5)
Pop Culture by Madeon (track 6)
Revolution No.11 by Triple-Q (track 5)
sampled by:
Billie Jean (The Legendary Performance from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever) (live dancing, 1983-03-25: Pasadena Civic Auditorium, CA, USA) by Michael Jackson (track 6)
Good Life by Kanye West feat. T‐Pain (track 8)
Got to Give It Up by Aaliyah (track 6)
Hey Lover by LL Cool J (track 9)
Nas Will Prevail by Nas (track 7)
No Guest List by Def Squad (track 4)
samples:
Soul Makossa by Manu Dibango (track 1)
Untitled (side A) by Denny Jaeger (track 5)
part of:
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 58) (track 6)
The Rolling Stone Magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time (as at 2016-06-10) (number: 337) (track 5)
is the basis for:
Nas Will Prevail (track 7)
later parody versions:
Eat It (track 5)
He-Man (track 5)
Schiller (track 4)
later translated versions:
BEAT IT (track 5)
Espeluznante (track 4)
夜的心 (track 7)
later versions:
recording of:
Baby Be Mine (track 2)
Beat It (track 5)
Billie Jean (track 6)
Human Nature (track 7)
The Girl Is Mine (track 3)
Thriller (track 4)

Release

mastering: Bernie Grundman
remastered versions: Thriller (special edition)
Thriller (special edition)
Thriller (special edition)
ASIN: US: B0000025RI [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/294033 [info]