42 of 43 people found the following review helpful
A nice new delivery of an absolute classic.,
This review is from: Thriller [25th Anniversary Edition CD + DVD ] (Original Cover) (Audio CD)Forget for a moment that this album has been released and re-released a good handful of times now, which is a big criticism of the reviewers below. If you've already got it in one of its previous incarnations and are cynical about this new release the simple option is dont buy it, no ones going to make you lol.
If you can get past that and want to know if its any good then i can tell you yes. i bought the 2008 vinyl LP version and this album has never sounded so warm and even though you know the acclaim of this album if you've not heard it for a while you forget just how ridiculously good it is. its over 25 years old but it doesnt feel like it at all.
the new stuff i was apprehensive about but ive got to say that in the main they are really cool alternatives to the original versions, particularly will.i.ams versions of the 'girl is mine' and 'pyt pretty young thing'. i was pleasantly surprised with how good 'beat it' was with fergie, a really interesting take. 'wanna be startin somethin' with akon is solid enough but i wasnt really impressed with kanye's 'billie jean' remix, it doesnt sound like he did too much with it but still made it sound below par, but how can you better one of jacksons best tracks?! kudos for trying i guess. the little vincent price intro to the new stuff is funny and the previously unreleased 'for all time' could of maybe made the original thriller album. i think spending a few pounds to put a big smile on your face and take you back to the good old 80's (even if its for the first time for you young ones) isnt such a bad thing. i think its just a nice new delivery of an absolute classic. and why not celebrate its 25th birthday in this way?