Michael Jackson's Thriller: A Masterpiece of Pop Music Remastered in High Quality
Michael Jackson's Thriller is the sixth studio album by the American singer and songwriter, released on November 29, 1982, by Epic Records. It was produced by Quincy Jones, who had previously worked with Jackson on his 1979 album Off the Wall. Jackson wanted to create an album where \"every song was a killer\". With the ongoing backlash against disco music at the time, he moved in a new musical direction, resulting in a mix of pop, post-disco, rock, funk, and R&B sounds. Thriller foreshadows the contradictory themes of Jackson's personal life, as he began using a motif of paranoia and darker themes. Paul McCartney appears on \"The Girl Is Mine\", the first credited appearance of a featured artist on a Michael Jackson album. [^1^]
Thriller became Jackson's first number-one album on the US Billboard Top LPs & Tapes chart, where it spent a record 37 non-consecutive weeks at number one, from February 26, 1983, to April 14, 1984. Seven singles were released: \"The Girl Is Mine\", \"Billie Jean\", \"Beat It\", \"Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'\", \"Human Nature\", \"P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)\", and \"Thriller\". They all reached the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, setting a record for the most top 10 singles from an album, with \"Beat It\" and \"Billie Jean\" reaching number one. Following Jackson's performance of \"Billie Jean\" in the Motown 25 television special, where he debuted his signature moonwalk dance, the sales of the album significantly increased, selling one million copies worldwide per week. The \"Thriller\" music video was premiered to great anticipation in December 1983 and played regularly on MTV, which also increased the sales. With 32 million copies sold worldwide by the end of 1983, Thriller became the best-selling album of all time. It was the best-selling album of 1983 worldwide, and in 1984 it became the first album to become the best-selling in the United States for two years. It set industry standards with its songs, music videos, and promotional strategies influencing artists, record labels, producers, marketers, and choreographers. [^1^]
In 2009, Thriller was remastered in high quality FLAC format by Legacy Recordings as part of the Thriller 25 anniversary edition. FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec, which is an audio format that compresses audio files without any loss in quality or data. This means that the remastered version of Thriller preserves the original sound quality of the album as it was intended by Jackson and Jones. The remastered version also includes bonus tracks such as demos, remixes, and unreleased songs from the Thriller sessions. Fans of Michael Jackson can enjoy his masterpiece of pop music in a new and improved way with this remastered version of Thriller.
Michael Jackson Thriller 1982 [REMASTERED] 2009 [FLAC]
Bad was followed by Jackson's eighth studio album, Bad, released on August 31, 1987, by Epic Records. Bad was the third and final collaboration between Jackson and producer Quincy Jones, with Jackson co-producing and composing all but two tracks. Jackson notably adopted an edgy look and sound with Bad, departing from his signature groove-based style and high-pitched vocals. The album incorporates pop, rock, funk, R&B, dance, soul, and hard rock styles. Jackson also experimented with newer recording technology, including digital synthesizers and drum machines, resulting in a sleeker and more aggressive sound. [^2^]
Bad was one of the most anticipated albums of its time, and received critical acclaim upon release. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard Top Pop Albums chart, selling over 2.25 million copies in its first week in the United States, and stayed atop for six consecutive weeks. It also reached number one in 24 other countries, including the United Kingdom, where it sold 350,000 copies in its first week and became the country's bestselling album of 1987. Nine songs from the album were released as official singles, and one as a promotional single. Six singles charted in the top ten of the US Billboard Hot 100 (Thriller had seven top ten singles) and \"Another Part of Me\" charted at #11, including a record-breaking five number ones: \"I Just Can't Stop Loving You\", \"Bad\", \"The Way You Make Me Feel\", \"Man in the Mirror\" and \"Dirty Diana\". The album was also promoted with the film Moonwalker (1988), which included the music videos of songs from the album, including \"Speed Demon\", \"Leave Me Alone\", \"Man in the Mirror\" and \"Smooth Criminal\". [^2^]
Some of the most iconic songs from Bad are \"Bad\", \"The Way You Make Me Feel\", and \"Smooth Criminal\". \"Bad\" is a song that showcases Jackson's confidence and defiance, as he challenges his critics and rivals with lyrics such as \"Your butt is mine\" and \"Who's bad?\". The song was accompanied by a short film directed by Martin Scorsese , which featured Jackson as a rebellious student who returns to his old neighborhood and confronts a gang leader. The short film was inspired by the real life story of Edmund Perry , a black teenager who was killed by a white police officer in New York City. [^3^] \"The Way You Make Me Feel\" is a song that expresses Jackson's romantic attraction to a woman with lyrics such as \"You knock me off of my feet now baby\" and \"I like the feeling you're giving me\". The song was accompanied by a short film directed by Joe Pytka , which featured Jackson pursuing a woman played by model Tatiana Thumbtzen through a city street. The short film was praised for its choreography and cinematography. [^3^] \"Smooth Criminal\" is a song that tells the story of a woman named Annie who is attacked by a smooth criminal with lyrics such as \"Annie are you OK?\" and \"You've been hit by a smooth criminal\". The song was accompanied by a short film directed by Colin Chilvers , which featured Jackson as a gangster who infiltrates a nightclub and rescues three children from Mr. Big , played by Joe Pesci . The short film was notable for its use of anti-gravity lean , a dance move that defied physics. [^3^] 29c81ba772