Sony Music and the Michael Jackson estate are creating something really special for the 40th anniversary of Jackson’s classic album “Thriller,” the greatest selling album of all time.
If you’re also a fan of MJ, you’ll be happy to learn that “Thriller 40” is coming on November 18th! This is a double CD set comprised of the original album as well as a second disc which is “full of surprises for fans, including never-released tracks which were worked on by Michael for the ‘Thriller’ album.”
Thriller spent a record-breaking 37 weeks at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and spawned three Hot 100 chart-toppers with “Thriller”, “Beat It” and “Billie Jean.”
As part of the release, different retailers in the U.S. will sell select versions of the album. In the U.S., Walmart will sell an exclusive version of the original Thriller album with an alternate 40th-anniversary cover. Target will also have an exclusive version of the original album with a commemorative Thriller 40 vinyl slip mat that comes with the package.
In addition to the anniversary release of the album, new Thriller 40 merchandise is currently available exclusively through the MichaelJackson.com web store.