Michael Jackson – Thriller original Japan LP with obi

$40.00

An original Japanese pressing of Thriller by Michael Jackson, including the original obi and poster/booklet insert.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Thriller by Michael Jackson, including the original obi and lyric booklet/poster insert.

About this copy: This copy of Thriller is an original 1982 Japanese pressing on the Epic label.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.

The obi is M-.

The lyric insert is M-, as is the booklet, which contains English lyrics and folds out into a poster.

The disc is M- on side one and VG+ on side two.  Side two is clean, but has a single light fingernail mark through the last three tracks.  (see photo)  The mark is inaudible, and the disc plays nicely.

A nice copy of a classic 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.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Epic
Catalog Number:
25·3P-399
Year of Release: 1982
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 12 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in