The 25th anniversary edition of Thriller is scheduled to be released on Tuesday, February 12, 2008.
Will Michael Jackson find love right before Valentine's Day?
When the 25th anniversary edition of Superfly was released in November, 1997, Curtis Mayfield fans hit the jackpot.
The 2 CD set included all of the original songs from 1972, plus a bonus CD featuring a long Curtis Mayfield interview, some Curtis Mayfield radio public service announcements, plus new alternative mixes of most of the original songs.
Will Thriller 25 live up to this standard?
You can argue that both Superfly and Thriller are important albums in the history of classic soul. Both were innovative, commercially successful, and huge crossover hits.
With sister Janet Jackson scheduled to release her own new album in February, will Thriller 25 receive any interest after so many previous Michael Jackson greatest hits collections?
There will be 3 versions of Thriller 25 according to Sony BMG Music:
- A CD + Bonus DVD with the classic album cover featuring the debut of the Moonwalk from the Motown 25 celebration and a 20 page booklet.
- A CD + Bonus DVD with a newly designed "zombie" album cover featuring the debut of the Moonwalk from the Motown 25 celebration and a 20 page booklet.
- A hardbound case + book deluxe edition with a 48 page booklet as well as the CD + Bonus DVD.
I don't see anything so compelling that would encourage me to grab a copy of Thriller 25 based upon these 3 descriptions.
It's really all about the music, not collectable CD covers.
Thriller 25, The World's Biggest Selling Album of all Time is plastered on the CD cover. Have you forgotten?
We'll see if Michael and Janet can reenergize sagging careers with their February 2008 releases.