Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to be re-released on it’s 40th Anniversary

Started by Dorian, May 16, 2022, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Dorian
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    Dorian Untitled

    May 16, 2022
    This album is the GOAT so I thought it deserves it’s own thread.

    We just had the 25th anniversary in 2008 with crap remixes from Kanye, Fergie, Akon and Will.I.Am and I was expecting a 50th anniversary release, but I guess they wanted to leave behind the “Leaving Neverland” fiasco and proceeded with this odd number for an anniversary.

    Seemingly, it will be released on a multitude of formats including SACD (which is a direct transfer from the master tape) as well as Mobile Fidelity Ultra Disc One-Step (a fancy name meaning a better sound than a normal LP).

    Because Sony Music and the MJ Estate are r-----ed just like Shady/Interscope, they released some horrifying merch, but also a bonus disc with unreleased songs from that era. No s--- remixes this time. Color me surprised if they don’t stash it with leaked demos or outtakes. Shady could learn some stuff from them and at least release in HQ some leaks we have.

    All in all, GOAT album, not one of my favourite of his, though, but you can’t deny the impact it had on the music industry and also it’s stellar performance.

    The re-release will be available on Nov. 18, preorders (a word I haven’t heard in a long while) already started here: https://michaeljackson.tmstor.es/?lf=b4d57bd4b536ffc763284fa7add6b83c

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    MO I’m debating if that MoFi release it’s worth it (should be on par with the original 82 release), since I own older CD releases and vinyl pressings.

    Edit: Got the MoFi LP. Hope it delivers for 100 euros.

    4K video remasters apparently confirmed here:


    Possible song choices for disc 2:
     
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  2. J630
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    May 16, 2022
    It already sounds good now, I don't understand why they even need to retouch it again.

    I'm looking forward to the unreleased tracks though. :fkcurry:
    There were some rumors about a possible Weeknd-collab some months ago btw.
     
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    They better not grab these tracks and pretend that they're new though. They weren't released everywhere, but they are still out there. New demos would be the biggest selling-point imo.

     
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    Apparently the rumours started because Weeknd recorded in the studio Michael was for Bad (?). I was expecting some stuff as well.

    The difference in this case is that they will use the original master tape recordings for the album. So hopefully we won't have a s--- remaster this time around. At this point the best "sounding" Thriller are either some Japanese prints of the vinyl (the so-called "Master Sound") from 82 a SACD released in Japan in 2003 (?) that can't be found anywhere lmao.

    Anyway, I pulled the trigger on the MoFi limited edition last night. I've read some good reviews of vinyls released by them. People seemed pleased. I hope I will too for that money XD.

    Regarding the demos, it seems that Quincy doesn't want the stuff he worked on to be messed around with, so I suppose no Quincy demos will be released. Hopefully there's stuff in that stash that isn't leaked/already released and that they don't want to keep for future releases.
     
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    I want it

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    Disc 1: Original Album

    Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
    Baby Me Mine
    The Girl Is Mine
    Thriller
    Beat It
    Billie Jean
    Human Nature
    P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
    The Lady In My Life

    Disc 2: Features Thriller-era bonus material including previously unreleased demos.
     
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    May 17, 2022
    I'm in
     
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    Excited for this. Hopefully they do it in HD.
     
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    Man that logo is wack af
     
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    Great Album, but MJs best will always be "Bad".
     
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    Potential Thriller disc 2 songs:


    Edit: It seems that guy added some already released demos. Anyway, all in all this is the most complete list I think.
     
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    I think they deluded as fuq. They act like people hate the design change instead of that s--- font. Lmao, I think they did it in 2 minutes in a phone app. *insert digital design is my passion meme* (might be the same guy who does the designs for the Em merch from how underwhelming it looks)

    On a side note, 4K video remasters seem to be confirmed. FINALLY THANK YOU. It's 2022, 480p won't cut it anymore.

    Most of his video were shot on film (35mm = 4K resolution). So I suppose they should be looking fine.

    s--- DVD vs chad film reel:


    As far as I know, they "remastered" the Thriller video for a IMAX 4K release some years ago. Feedback for the video was good, but the audio mixing was s---.

    @Chuny come and celebrate with us
     
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    Some MJ Fans always posted things like:
    "Why do we need these videos in a higher resolution? They look fine the way they are!!
    This is the way Michael wanted them, they shouldn't be altered!"

    Me: :what22:
     
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    Before I can celebrate I'd like to hear to what they've included in this 2 CDs release, honestly.
    I hope they haven't hired some other new impersonator to re-record and finish MJ's demos like they did on the album 'Michael'.
    Just like with everything related to MJ's Estate, one has to be very very careful before getting their hopes up.

    Mark my words, they'll include some of the unreleased tracks that didn't make it in Thriller's final cut. Songs that have already been released in 2004 in The Ultimate Collection.
     
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    If they don’t like things altered then they shouldn’t be wanting to keep a compressed version over the original resolution :ummmm:
     
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    Don’t you enjoy the 13th Cascio track?



    Jokes aside, Branca said they won’t touch those tracks ever again. IMO I think Sony bought them (for 1 mili $ each) and thought they could make some money off them. Production for them was top notch.

    I have a friend who is still obsessed with the issue and he told me recently that the lawsuit against Sony/Estate for the tracks is almost done.

    https://www.damienshields.com/court-date-set-in-supreme-court-battle-to-sell-forgeries/
     
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    I remember when the other Jason Malachi songs started leaking. Jason's cringiness aside, I lowkey thought this was a good track:


    I did not know the term back then, but as of now I'm convinced that those tracks were reference tracks for Michael.
     
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    First CD you'll be buying in years?
     
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    Damien Shields' website is the best, about everything MJ.
     
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    There was this site back then called rnbspot.com who leaked only black people music (Jason Derulo, Lil Wayne, MJ, etc). I temember I had this guy “DJ Alex” from it on my fb friendlist. After the leak of this song I wrote him to ask about Jason’s album I think and got the reply “Alex is not here anymore”. Soon the site closed. It was a shitshow
     
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    Last one was Side B in 2020, so yes
     
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