Is there a Thriller tribute/concept album?
February 1, 2008 3:47 PM   Subscribe

Michael Jackson is re-re-releasing Thriller for its 25th Anniversary soon. But somebody recorded some album that's supposed to be a "re-vision-ing" of the songs on Thriller.

I read an article, which I failed to bookmark, mentioning that the newly configured songs still used riffs and lyrics akin to the originals, but they were titled, arranged, and sung differently.

Anyone heard of this?
posted by AloneOssifer to Media & Arts (8 answers total)
Are you sure you're not thinking of MJ himself? Based on this, it sounds like it's not a re-release, but a re-recording of Thriller with a bunch of current acts.

I think I'd pass on whatever he's doing these days, but there were a Grey Album kind of scenario, I'd be down for that.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 4:00 PM on February 1, 2008

Response by poster: No, this is an album by a different artist. I wish I could recall if there were guest vocalists or not, but the one in question wasn't recorded by MJ.
posted by AloneOssifer at 4:05 PM on February 1, 2008

Petra Hayden? Haden? I know she covered the song itself, and the entire "The Who Sells Out" album. Maybe she did the whole Thriller album, too!
posted by crush-onastick at 5:06 PM on February 1, 2008

Best answer: Was it Mark Ronson and Rhymefest?
posted by box at 5:41 PM on February 1, 2008

(Wow, I wish Petra Haden would do the whole Thriller album.)
posted by box at 5:42 PM on February 1, 2008

Damn. I hope this doesn't exist as I've had plans to do a treatment of that album (with local talent) like Hippocamp did Sgt Peppers and Pet Sounds for a couple of years now. I was even starting this month.
posted by sourwookie at 6:16 PM on February 1, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks, Box :)
posted by AloneOssifer at 6:25 PM on February 1, 2008

Happy to help, AloneOssifer.

(I say let a million Thriller projects bloom, sourwookie. You wanna be startin' somethin'.)
posted by box at 9:46 PM on February 1, 2008

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