Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Thriller by Michael Jackson, including the original obi and lyric booklet/poster insert and a rare flyer for the book, “Michael Jackson: An Illustrated Biography.”
About this copy: This copy of Thriller is an original 1982 Japanese pressing on the Epic label.
The cover is M-. The obi is M-.
The lyric insert is M-, as is the booklet, which contains English lyrics and folds out into a poster.
The rare book flyer is M-.
The disc is M- with one or two spindle marks on the labels, but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
A nice copy of a classic LP and the only copy we’ve ever seen that included the flyer.
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.
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.
|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1982|