Michael Jackson – Thriller Japan picture disc LP with obi


A Japanese limited edition picture disc of Thriller by Michael Jackson, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese limited edition picture disc pressing of Thriller by Michael Jackson, including the original obi.

This picture disc has different images than the picture disc released in the United States.

About this copy: This copy of Thriller is a limited edition 1982 picture disc on the Epic label.

The cover is VG++, with trace corner wear.  The obi is M-.

There is no insert; this LP may have been issued without one.  A small postcard (not shown) is included.

The picture disc is M-.

A nice copy of a scarce Michael Jackson LP.

Background: Released in 1982, Thriller was the seventh studio album by Michael Jackson and it went on to become the biggest-selling studio album of all time, reaching #1 on the charts in at least ten countries.

Allmusic.com gave Thriller a 5 star review:

Off the Wall was a massive success, spawning four Top Ten hits (two of them number ones), but nothing could have prepared Michael Jackson for Thriller. … This was a record that had something for everybody, building on the basic blueprint of Off the Wall by adding harder funk, hard rock, softer ballads, and smoother soul — expanding the approach to have something for every audience. That alone would have given the album a good shot at a huge audience, but it also arrived precisely when MTV was reaching its ascendancy, and Jackson helped the network by being not just its first superstar, but first black star as much as the network helped him. This all would have made it a success (and its success, in turn, served as a new standard for success), but it stayed on the charts, turning out singles, for nearly two years because it was really, really good.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in