MICHAEL JACKSON Thriller (HYBRID SACD UDSACD 2251)
[SACD] (Hybrid Stereo SACD, numbered) [NO EXPORT TO JAPAN]
"The Best-Selling Album of All Time Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary: Michael Jackson's Thriller Receives Definitive Treatment on Mobile Fidelity's Numbered-Edition Hybrid SACD
Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes for Superior Sound: Experience the Transformative Songs, Soulful Vocals, Sleek Rhythms, and Vibrant Production as If Hearing It All for the First Time
34-Times-Platinum Blockbuster Changed Music, Culture, Entertainment, and Society: Includes ''Beat It,'' ''Billie Jean,'' ''Thriller,'' ''Wanna Be Startin' Somethin','' and ''The Girl Is Mine'' (with Paul McCartney)
Putting into perspective the incalculable impact and pioneering significance of the best-selling album of all time has never been easy. Though Michael Jackson's Thriller lays claim to mindboggling statistics - for starters, it netted a record-breaking eight Grammy Awards and sold upwards of 70 million copies globally - that serve as reminders of how pervasive and indispensable it remains to music snobs and casual listeners alike, its essence always traces back to the greatness, power, and scope of the songs. Now, as it celebrates its 40th anniversary, the blockbuster that reconceptualized music via a genre- and color-blind blend of fleet pop, funk, disco, soul, and rock sent up with cinematic panache and dynamic energy; united audiences; made strides towards achieving racial equality; and taught the world how to dance sounds even more invigorating than it did during the advent of the Walkman.
Mastered from the original analog master tapes and housed in mini-gatefold sleeve packaging, Mobile Fidelity's numberededition hybrid SACD does for Thriller what Jackson's unforgettable appearance on the ''Motown 25'' TV special in 1983 did for his career: It makes the music personal, human, desirable, relatable, imaginative - the definition of cool. This reissue does so by presenting the songs in lifelike fashion, zeroing in on the fundamentals with laser focus, and magnifying the brilliance of the production, arrangements, and vocals in ways that let everyone experience Thriller as if hearing the album for the first time. The expanse and depth of the soundstage, range of detail, air around the vocals, and natural decay of notes come through with demonstration-grade realism. ''It's close to midnight...''
Numbered Hybrid Stereo SACD
NUMBERED SPECIAL EDITION
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. Baby Be Mine
3. The Girl is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
5. Beat It
6. Billie Jean
7. Human Nature
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
9. The Lady in My Life"
|Wydawca||Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab UDSACD 2251, 0821797225168|
|Data premiery||NOV 18, 2022|