- Germany, Switzerland, Italy - February 8, 2008
- USA - February 12, 2008
- Japan: February 20, 2008
- Worldwide: week of February 11, 2008
The Thriller 25th Anniversary Edition includes bonus tracks, featuring new and previously unreleased material, including remixes by Akon, will.i.am, Kanye West, and Fergie. It also includes a bonus DVD featuring digitally restored short films from Thriller and the legendary performance from 'Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever'. And the set contains a personal greeting from Michael Jackson to his fans penned exclusively for this special release.
The Thriller - 25th Anniversary Edition premieres five tracks previously unreleased in any form: a new Kanye West remix of "Billie Jean", a new 2008 version of "Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'" with Akon and will.i.am, will.i.am remixes of "The Girl Is Mine" and "P.Y.T.", and "For All Time," a rare unreleased cut from the original Thriller recording sessions, newly mixed and mastered by Michael Jackson. Additional bonus material includes "Someone In The Dark," "Carousel," and Michael Jackson's original demo recording of "Billie Jean."
The Thriller 25th Anniversary Ediiton is available in 6 versions:
- Standard CD Edition: a cardboard slip on case with the traditional ‘Thriller’ picture; holographic cover (ASIN: B000WS4QJG)
- Zombie CD Edition: the same as the Standrad Edition but with the picture of Michael surrounded by zombies as the slip on case display (ASIN: B001041JKU)
- Limited Casebook Deluxe Edition: comes as a hardbound book & a booklet containing more rare photos and lyrics and extra content. Limited to only 20,000 copies (ASIN: B001041JLE; catalogi#ue number: 88697 22096 2)
- Vinyl: a gatefold double LP (ASIN: B0011ETNXE; see image at bottom of page)
- Deluxe Fan Pack: includes the Thriller 25 CD/DVD plus the 'Number Ones' DVD and is available at Walmart
- Musicbon (only available in Germany)
- Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
- Baby Be Mine
- The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
- Beat It
- Billie Jean
- Human Nature
- P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
- The Lady In My Life
- Vincent Price (bonus track; from Thriller voice-over session)
- The Girl Is Mine 2008 with will.i.am (previously unreleased track)
- P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008 with will.i.am (previously unreleased track)
- Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 with Akon (previously unreleased track)
- Beat It 2008 with Fergie (previously unreleased track)
- Billie Jean 2008 Kanye West mix (previously unreleased track)
- For All Time (previously unreleased track from original Thriller sessions)
- Beat It
- Billie Jean
- Billie Jean performance from Motown 25: Yesterday, Today and Forever
For more details please visit our Thriller 25 section.