Thriller, Michael Jackson’s hit 1982 album, will be reissued to commemorate its 40th anniversary. Thriller 40 will be released as a double-disc album on November 18 in collaboration with Sony Music and Michael Jackson’s Estate.
The enhanced version includes significant pop successes including “Beat It” and “Billie Jean,” as well as back-to-back chart-toppers. The latter was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks, while the former was number one for three weeks.
Other songs on the upcoming edition include previously unheard tunes from Jackson’s Thriller album. Surprises are also teased throughout the side two sequences.
The original Thriller remastered edition will be limited to 40,000 copies. A hybrid super audio CD will be offered in addition to the vinyl.
Thriller was on the Billboard 200 for 521 weeks. Thirty-seven of them were spent at the top of the chart in a row, making it the first album by a solo artist to have spent the most weeks at the top.
Thriller is the second best-selling album in US history, with almost 34 million equivalent unit sales. The adorned LP became the first in RIAA history to be certified 30x multi-platinum in 2015.