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Sony Music ties up with The Estate of Michael Jackson to release ‘Thriller 40’

More than 100 million copies of the album have been sold worldwide.

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Mumbai: Thriller 40, a double CD set featuring Michael Jackson's original masterpiece Thriller, including never-before-released tracks that Jackson worked on for the Thriller album, has been announced by Sony Music and the Estate of Michael Jackson in honour of the album's 40th anniversary. More than 100 million copies of the album have been sold worldwide.

Thriller's immersive audio mixes by Serban Ghenea and John Hanes are now accessible at several DSPs, such as 360 Reality Audio on Amazon and Spatial Audio on Apple Music.

Walmart and Target both sell the original Thriller album on vinyl. The Target exclusive comes with a Thriller 40 slipmat, but the Walmart exclusive has a different cover. The original Thriller album is available as a hybrid SACD and an ultradisc one-step 180g LP via Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab (MoFi). The MoFi one-step is produced at RTI and is strictly limited to 40,000 numbered copies. It is derived from the original 1/2" (or 30 IPS) analogue master tapes, which are converted to DSD 256 and then to analogue console and lathe.

The 40th anniversary of the best-selling album of all time is commemorated by the publication of Thriller 40. Last week, the immersive experience in Düsseldorf, Germany, marked the beginning of the pop-up events and global activations planned to celebrate the masterpiece created by the 'King of Pop.' Next up is the weekend-long immersive event beginning 21 November in New York.

The Michael Jackson channel will be available exclusively on SiriusXM and will run for a short time to honour the illustrious career of 'The King of Pop,' from his early work with The Jackson 5 through his solo work.

From 23 November until 22 December, The Michael Jackson channel, which features a Thriller special hosted by Steven Ivory, a friend of the Jackson family and a musicologist, will be broadcast on Limited Edition 2 (channel 502) and The Groove (channel 50).

Michael's monumental achievement broke Grammy records, broke down musical barriers, and permanently altered the boundaries of pop music and music videos.

Since its debut on 30 November 1982, Michael Jackson's Thriller has spent more than 500 weeks at the top of the Billboard album chart and has amassed over 100 million sales.

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