Best Posts: Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” to be re-released on it’s 40th Anniversary

  1. Dorian
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    May 16, 2022
    This album is the GOAT so I thought it deserves it’s own thread.

    We just had the 25th anniversary in 2008 with crap remixes from Kanye, Fergie, Akon and Will.I.Am and I was expecting a 50th anniversary release, but I guess they wanted to leave behind the “Leaving Neverland” fiasco and proceeded with this odd number for an anniversary.

    Seemingly, it will be released on a multitude of formats including SACD (which is a direct transfer from the master tape) as well as Mobile Fidelity Ultra Disc One-Step (a fancy name meaning a better sound than a normal LP).

    Because Sony Music and the MJ Estate are r-----ed just like Shady/Interscope, they released some horrifying merch, but also a bonus disc with unreleased songs from that era. No s--- remixes this time. Color me surprised if they don’t stash it with leaked demos or outtakes. Shady could learn some stuff from them and at least release in HQ some leaks we have.

    All in all, GOAT album, not one of my favourite of his, though, but you can’t deny the impact it had on the music industry and also it’s stellar performance.

    The re-release will be available on Nov. 18, preorders (a word I haven’t heard in a long while) already started here: https://michaeljackson.tmstor.es/?lf=b4d57bd4b536ffc763284fa7add6b83c

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    MO I’m debating if that MoFi release it’s worth it (should be on par with the original 82 release), since I own older CD releases and vinyl pressings.

    Edit: Got the MoFi LP. Hope it delivers for 100 euros.

    4K video remasters apparently confirmed here:


    Possible song choices for disc 2:
     
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    May 17, 2022
    If they don’t like things altered then they shouldn’t be wanting to keep a compressed version over the original resolution :ummmm:
     
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    J630 Dripfoe is back.

    May 17, 2022
    Some MJ Fans always posted things like:
    "Why do we need these videos in a higher resolution? They look fine the way they are!!
    This is the way Michael wanted them, they shouldn't be altered!"

    Me: :what22:
     
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    May 16, 2022
    They better not grab these tracks and pretend that they're new though. They weren't released everywhere, but they are still out there. New demos would be the biggest selling-point imo.

     
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    May 16, 2022
    It already sounds good now, I don't understand why they even need to retouch it again.

    I'm looking forward to the unreleased tracks though. :fkcurry:
    There were some rumors about a possible Weeknd-collab some months ago btw.
     
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    May 17, 2022

    I think they deluded as fuq. They act like people hate the design change instead of that s--- font. Lmao, I think they did it in 2 minutes in a phone app. *insert digital design is my passion meme* (might be the same guy who does the designs for the Em merch from how underwhelming it looks)

    On a side note, 4K video remasters seem to be confirmed. FINALLY THANK YOU. It's 2022, 480p won't cut it anymore.

    Most of his video were shot on film (35mm = 4K resolution). So I suppose they should be looking fine.

    s--- DVD vs chad film reel:


    As far as I know, they "remastered" the Thriller video for a IMAX 4K release some years ago. Feedback for the video was good, but the audio mixing was s---.

    @Chuny come and celebrate with us
     
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  7. Jerome
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    May 17, 2022
    Great Album, but MJs best will always be "Bad".
     
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