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Thriller 25 Michael Jackson (CD)

PUBLISHED : Friday, 06 June, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 06 June, 2008, 12:00am

First released in 1982, Thriller broke all album records in history, and made Michael Jackson a household name all over the world.

With more than 104 million copies sold, it is still the world's best-selling album of all time.

What's more, seven of the nine tracks on the album made it to the top 10 of the US Billboard Top 100 singles chart.

The sales figures and rankings speak volumes for the quality and popularity of Thriller - so much so that the album has been re-issued as Thriller 25 to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

As well as the original songs, the album also features several unreleased cover versions of Jackson's super hits, and a bonus DVD containing four music videos.

As soon as the album starts, the bouncy beats and catchy rhythms of Wanna Be Startin' Something make you forget all about the superstar's bizarre behaviour and legal problems.

Baby Be Mine, The Girl Is Mine and Thriller are slightly slower, but still insanely catchy.

It's said that good music stands the test of time. This is true of Jackson's hits and his vocals.

In the re-recorded materials, which feature big names like will.i.am and Akon, MJ's voice does not change - it's still as brilliant as ever.