Thriller’s star-studded re-release
Mon 3rd Dec, 2007 Newsin
It’s been 25 years since Michael Jackson’s definitive album Thriller blazed onto dancefloors, and on February 11 2008 the classic will be re-issued with input from Kanye West, will.i.am and Akon.
Thriller – 25th Anniversary Edition features the original record in full, augmented by some attractive new additions. The most intriguing of these is a Kanye West version of Billie Jean, which can only be better than his take on Daft Punk’s Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger. Remixes of P.Y.T. and The Girl Is Mine come courtesy of will.i.am, who’s also teaming up with Akon for a new spin on Wanna Be Startin’ Something (nervous?).
Also bulking out the package are unreleased tracks, rarities (Jackson’s original demo version of Billie Jean!) and a DVD of film clips. The former King of Pop, who was recently declared normal, is even contributing a “personal greeting” for the release (more nervous?).
Pencil in February 11 people!