Michael Jackson - Thriller
Electronic, Pop
Label: Epic ‎– EPC 85930
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Misprint, Gatefold
Country: UK
Date of released: 1982
Category: Electronic, Pop
Style: Disco
Genre: Electronic, Pop
Musician: Michael Jackson
Album's name: Thriller
ZIP archive size: 1679

Michael Jackson - Thriller

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Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
Backing Vocals – Becky Lopez, Bunny Hull, James Ingram, Julia Waters, Maxine Waters, Oren WatersCo-producer, Arranged By [Horn], Backing Vocals, Other [Bathroom Stomp Board] – Michael JacksonOther [Bathroom Stomp Board] – Nelson Hayes, Steven RayPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaSynthesizer – Bill Wolfer, Michael BoddickerWritten-By – M. Jackson*
A2 Baby Be Mine
Arranged By [Vocal, Rhythm, And String] – Rod TempertonKeyboards – Greg PhillinganesProgrammed By – Anthony Marinelli, Brian BanksSynthesizer – Michael BoddickerWritten-By – R. Temperton*
A3 The Girl Is Mine
Arranged By [Rhythm], Piano – David PaichArranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Jerry HeyArranged By [Synthesizer], Synthesizer – David FosterArranged By [Vocal] – Quincy JonesConcertmaster – Jerry Vinci*Featuring – Paul McCartneyGuitar – Dean ParksWritten-By – M. Jackson*
A4 Thriller
Arranged By [Vocal, Rhythm, And String], Synthesizer – Rod TempertonEffects – Bruce Cannon, Bruce SwedienProgrammed By – Anthony MarinelliRap – Vincent Price Synthesizer – Brian BanksWritten-By – R. Temperton*
B1 Beat It
Co-producer, Other [Drum Case Beater] – Michael JacksonElectric Bass – Steve LukatherGuitar [Solo] – Eddie Van HalenKeyboards – Bill WolferRecorded By [Guitar Solo] – Don Landee*Synth [Synclavier] – Tom BahlerSynth [Synergy] – Greg SmithSynthesizer – Steve PorcaroWritten-By – M. Jackson*
B2 Billie Jean
Arranged By [Strings] – Jerry HeyCo-producer – Michael JacksonConductor [Strings] – Jeremy LubbockGuitar – Dean ParksSynthesizer – Greg SmithSynthesizer, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Bill WolferWritten-By – M. Jackson*
B3 Human Nature
Arranged By – David Paich, Steve LukatherArranged By, Synthesizer – Steve PorcaroPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaWritten-By – J. Bettis*, S. Porcaro*
B4 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
Arranged By – Quincy JonesArranged By, Keyboards [Portasound], Handclaps, Backing Vocals [Additional] – James IngramBacking Vocals [Additional] – Howard HewettBacking Vocals [P.Y.T.'s] – Becky Lopez, Bunny Hull, Janet Jackson, LaToya Jackson*Electric Bass, Handclaps – Louis JohnsonHandclaps – Michael Jackson, Steven RayHandclaps, Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Greg PhillinganesVocoder – Michael BoddickerWritten-By – J. Ingram*, Q. Jones*
B5 The Lady In My Life
Arranged By – Rod TempertonWritten-By – R. Temperton*

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
  • Licensed To – CBS Records
  • Printed By – Shorewood Packaging Co. Ltd.


  • Arranged By [Horn] – Jerry Hey (tracks: A1, A2, A4)
  • Arranged By [Rhythm] – Michael Jackson (tracks: A1, B1, B2), Quincy Jones (tracks: A1, A3, B1)
  • Arranged By [Vocal] – Michael Jackson (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B2)
  • Bass – Louis Johnson (tracks: A1, A3, B2, B5)
  • Drums – Jeff Porcaro (tracks: A3, B1, B3, B5), Ndugu Chancler* (tracks: A2, B2, B4)
  • Engineer [Assistant] – Steve Bates
  • Engineer [Technical], Recorded By [Additional Sound Sources] – Matt Forger
  • Flugelhorn – Gary Grant (tracks: A1, A2, A4), Jerry Hey (tracks: A1, A2, A4)
  • Flute – Larry Williams (tracks: A1, A2, A4)
  • Guitar – David Williams (tracks: A1, A2, A4), Paul Jackson* (tracks: B1, B4, B5), Steve Lukather (tracks: A3, B1, B3)
  • Lacquer Cut By – timtom*
  • Other [Emulator] – Michael Boddicker (tracks: B2, B3, B4, B5)
  • Photography By – Dick Zimmerman
  • Piano [Rhodes] – Greg Phillinganes (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B2, B5)
  • Producer – Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones
  • Programmed By – Steve Porcaro (tracks: A2, A3, B1, B3)
  • Recorded By – Bruce Swedien
  • Recorded By [Additional Sound Sources] – Humberto Gatica
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Bruce Swedien
  • Saxophone – Larry Williams (tracks: A1, A2, A4)
  • Sleeve [Lettering] – Mac James
  • Sleeve [Styling] – Valadé / Design Pool
  • Synthesizer – David Paich (tracks: A2, B3, B5), Greg Phillinganes (tracks: A1, A2, A4, B1, B2, B4)
  • Trombone – Bill Reichenbach (tracks: A1, A2, A4)
  • Trumpet – Gary Grant (tracks: A1, A2, A4), Jerry Hey (tracks: A1, A2, A4)


This version differs from Thriller- there is no 'epic" credits at 6 o'clock on labels
Very similar to Thriller but have credit to Michael Jackson as co-producer
Management: Weisner/DeMann Entertainment and Joe Jackson.
Recorded at Ocean Way Recording Studios, Los Angeles, Ca.
Paul McCartney appears courtesy of EMI Records

Published by:
Copyright Control (Tracks A1, A3)
Rondor Music (Ldn.) Ltd. / Rodsongs (Tracks A2, A4)

Comes in a Gatefold sleeve with Lyric inner sleeve.
Rear of sleeve states: "Interepak by Shorewood Packaging Co Ltd England" written in same handwriting as the rest of the text on the sleeve. Interepak is a mis-spelling of Interpak.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Label Code: LC 0199
  • Rights Society: MCPS/BIEM
  • Other (Rear Sleeve): CB 281
  • Other (Rear Sleeve):
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): EPC 85930 A2 TimTom
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): EPC.85930-A4

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
QE 38112 Michael Jackson Thriller ‎(LP, Album, Pit) Epic QE 38112 US 1982
EK 66073 Michael Jackson Thriller ‎(CD, Album, RM, S/Edition, Gol) Epic EK 66073 US 2009
EPC 85930 Michael Jackson Thriller ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Epic EPC 85930 UK & Europe 1982
EK 38112 Michael Jackson Thriller ‎(CD, Album) Epic EK 38112 US 1985
EPC 85930 Michael Jackson Thriller ‎(LP, Album) Epic, Suzy EPC 85930 Yugoslavia 1983