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1982, Album Thriller
Auteur-Compositeur: Rod Temperton
Sortie en 1983
Producteur: Quincy Jones
Enregistré et mixé par: Bruce Swedien

Rap by Vincent Price
Synthesizer: Greg Phillinganes, Rod Temperton et Brian Banks
Synthesizer Programming: Anthony Marinelli
Guitar: David Williams
Trumpet, Flügelhorn: Jerry Hey, Gary Grant
Sax, flute: Larry Williams
Trombone: Bill Reichenbach
Vocal, Rhythm and Synthesizer arrangement: Rod Temperton
Horn arrangement: Jerry Hey
Effects: Bruce Cannon et Bruce Swedien

Classement Hit-parade:
France: n°1
Hollande: n°3
Australie: n°4
Canada: n°4
USA: n°4
Royaume-Uni: n°10
Allemagne: n°21

Dans le double album HIStory, Thriller est la neuvième chanson du Disc I HIStory Begins.
La version qui se trouve sur le single est une version raccourcie par rapport à la version qui se trouve sur l'album.
Un maxi-single sorti à l'époque mentionnait une version "Long version" qui n'était autre que celle de l'album et non une version allongée comme il en existe pour Billie Jean sur un maxi-single.
La version instrumentale est quand à elle aussi longue que la version album.
A noter que la version présente dans le clip-vidéo n'a hélas jamais été éditée...

45 tours vinyl Français.

Epic A-3643

Face A: Thriller (special edit) 4:37 Available on album (EPC 85930), cassette (EPC 40-85930) and compact disc (CDEPC 85930)

Face B: Things I Do For You 3:31 from the album "Live" EPC 88562
45 tours promo Français mono face.

Epic pro 394

Sorti uniquement pour les radios Françaises en 1987. Pochette inédite. Message spécial annonçant l'arrivée d'un nouvel album.
Maxi 45 tours vinyl Français.

Epic Epca-12.3643

Face A: Long Version 5:57
Face B: 1. Remixed short version (Special Edit) 4:05
2. Things I Do For You (Taken from the Epic Album "The Jacksons-Live" EPC 88562) 3:31
Maxi 45 tours vinyl Espagnol

EPCA 12.3643

Face A : Thriller 5:57

Face B : Thriller 4:05 / Things I Do For You 3:31
45 tours vinyle Japonais.

Epic 07.5P.265

Face A: Thriller 4:37
Face B: Things I Do For You 3:31 (Taken from the Epic album "THE JACKSON-LIVE")

45 tours vinyl rouge Anglais de Thriller.

Tiré du 9 singles pack

Epic MJ1-9

Face A: Thriller 4:37
Face B: Things I Do For You 3:31 (Taken from the Epic album "THE JACKSON-LIVE")

La galette
45 tours australien.

Epic ES 924

Face A: Thriller 4:37

Face B: Things I Do For You 3:31 (Taken from the Epic album "THE JACKSON-LIVE")
Maxi 45 tours vinyl rouge Mexicain du titre "Thriller."

Réf: Epic SCL-45,043

Face A: Thriller 5:56
Face B: Thriller (instrumental) 5:56

Existe également en vinyl vert exclusivement destiné au marché Méxicain.

Inscriptions en Espagnol sur la pochette et sur le label.
Maxi 45 tours vinyl Anglais de P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing)

Epic TA4136

Face A: P.Y.T (Pretty Young Thing) 3:58

Face B: This Place Hotel Live 4:40
Thriller Instrumentale: 5:56
Maxi 45 tours vinyl Japonais

Epic 12 3P 492

Face A: Thriller (Album Version)
Face B: Thriller (Instrumental)
Maxi 45 tours vinyl promo australien


MX 203724 CBS

Face A: "Thriller" 4:37

Face B: "Thriller" (special short version) 4:05 / "Thing I Do For You" (from the Jacksons Live) 3:31
CD Instrumental Version Collection.

Epic ESCA 6615

1. Billie Jean (Instrumental version) 6:18
2. Thriller (Instrumental) 5:59
3. Bad (Dub version) 4:06
4. The Way You Make Me Feel (Dub version) 5:05
5. Man In The Mirror (Instrumental) 5:05
6. Dirty Diana (Instrumental) 4:41
7. Another Part Of Me (Instrumental) 3:48
Michael Jackson 12' Mixes

Epic 450127 2

1. Billie Jean 6:23
2. Beat It 4:17
3. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 6:30
4. Thriller 5:56
5. PYT 4:01



Les Paroles :

Rod Temperton


It's close to midnight and something evil's lurking in the dark
Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try to scream but terror takes the sound before you make it
You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes
You're paralyzed

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
And no one's gonna save you from the beast about to strike
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

You hear the door slam and realize there's nowhere left to run
You feel the cold hand and wonder if you'll ever see the sun
You close your eyes and hope that this is just imagination
But all the while you hear the creature creepin' up behind
You're out of time

'Cause this is thriller, thriller night
There ain't no second chance against the thing with forty eyes
You know it's thriller, thriller night
You're fighting for your life inside a killer, thriller tonight

Night creatures call
And the dead start to walk in their masquerade
There's no escapin' the jaws of the alien this time (they're open wide)
This is the end of your life

They're out to get you, there's demons closing in on every side
They will possess you unless you change the number on your dial
Now is the time for you and I to cuddle close together
All thru the night I'll save you from the terrors on the screen
I'll make you see

That it's a thriller, thriller night
'Cause I can thrill you more than any ghost would dare to try
Girl, this is thriller, thriller night
So let me hold you tight and share a killer, diller, chiller
Thriller here tonight

(Rap par Vincent Price)
Darkness falls across the land
The midnite hour is close at hand
Creatures crawl in search of blood
To terrorize y'awl's neighborhood
And whosoever shall be found
Without the soul for getting down
Must stand and face the hounds of hell
And rot inside a corpse's shell

The foulest stench is in the air
The funk of forty thousand years
And grizzly ghouls from every tomb
Are closing in to seal your doom
And though you fight to stay alive
Your body starts to shiver
For no mere mortal can resist
The evil of the thriller
(Into maniacal laugh, in deep echo)