How would you make Thriller 40

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Disc one: Original album remastered
1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. Baby Be Mine
3. The Girl is Mine
4. Thriller
5. Beat It
6. Billie Jean
7. Human Nature
8. PYT (Pretty Young Thing)
9. The Lady in My Life

Disc two: Bonus material
1. Carousel
2. Got the Hots
3. Hot Street
4. Trouble
5. Nite Line
6. What a Lovely Way to Go
7. Who Do You Know
8. The Toy
9. Starlight
10. The Lady in My Life (extended version)

What you guys think
 
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You should add a better version of Behind The Mask (Mikes Mix)!
 

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I never cared for Behind the Mask tbh. The original Yellow Magic Orchestra version is better; it's not a track that ever needed vocals.
 

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Disc One: Original Album Remastered

Disc Two:
Hot Street
Nite Line
Who Do You Know
Carousel
Behind The Mask (Mike's Mix)
Roll The Dice
The Toy
Buffalo Bill
What A Lovely Way To Go
She's Trouble

Disc Three: Demo versions of the original nine songs from Thriller.

Disc Four: Live Album from the Victory Tour.
 

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You should add a bonus DVD with 4k short films and a Victory Tour concert!
 

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Bonus disc 1
Hot street
Night line
Carousel
She’s trouble
Behind the mask mikes mix
Behind the mask (studio mix if it exists)
Got the hots
Someone in the dark
Who do you know
The toy

Bonus disc 2
The girl is mine demo
Billie jean home demo
Billie jean alt mix
Wanna be startin somethin demo
Beat it demo
PYT demo mike and greggs
PYT demo James and Quincy
Human nature first take
Human nature alt take
Thriller demo incl additional rap verse (surely this exists)
Baby be mine first take
The lady in my life uncut version

Bonus disc 3
Dance mixes remixes and radio/single edits

Dvd/Blu ray/4k
Short films HD/4K
Making of thriller
New documentary

Deluxe Booklet with unseen photography
Studio notes, lyrics and more
 

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Bonus disc 1
Hot street
Night line
Carousel
She’s trouble
Behind the mask mikes mix
Behind the mask (studio mix if it exists)
Got the hots
Someone in the dark
Who do you know
The toy

Bonus disc 2
The girl is mine demo
Billie jean home demo
Billie jean alt mix
Wanna be startin somethin demo
Beat it demo
PYT demo mike and greggs
PYT demo James and Quincy
Human nature first take
Human nature alt take
Thriller demo incl additional rap verse (surely this exists)
Baby be mine first take
The lady in my life uncut version

Bonus disc 3
Dance mixes remixes and radio/single edits

Dvd/Blu ray/4k
Short films HD/4K
Making of thriller
New documentary

Deluxe Booklet with unseen photography
Studio notes, lyrics and more
Where can I buy this? :ROFLMAO:
 

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Disc 01 - Original Remastered Album
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
02 Baby Be Mine
03 The Girl Is Mine
04 Thriller
05 Beat It
06 Billie Jean
07 Human Nature
08 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
09 The Lady In My Life

Disc 02 - The Making Of Thriller
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Demo]
02 Baby Be Mine [Demo]
03 The Girl Is Mine [Demo]
04 Starlight [Demo]
05 Beat It [Demo]
06 Billie Jean [Demo]
07 Human Nature [Demo]
08 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [Demo]
09 The Lady In My Life [Demo]
10 Got The Hots
11 Carousel
12 Hot Street
13 Nightline
14 She's Trouble
15 Sunset Driver [Demo]
16 Who Do You Know [Demo]
17 The Toy [Demo]
18 What A Lovely Way To Go [Demo]

Disc 03 - The Continuation Of Thriller
01 Someone In The Dark
02 Behind The Mask [Demo]
03 Chicago 1945
04 Dream Away
05 Be Not Always
06 State Of Shock [Demo]
07 Victory [Demo]
08 Pyramid Girl [Demo]
09 There Must Be More To Life Than This [Demo]
10 Love Never Felt So Good [Demo]
11 Don't Matter To Me [Demo]
12 This Is It [Demo]
13 Scared Of The Moon [Demo]
14 Centipede [Demo]
15 Eaten Alive [Demo]
16 We Are The World [Demo]

Disc 04 - 7" & 12" Single Versions
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [7" Edit]
02 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [7" Instrumental]
02 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Extended 12" Mix]
04 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [12" Instrumental]
05 The Girl Is Mine [7" Version]
06 Can't Get Outta The Rain
07 Thriller [Special Edit]
08 Thriller [Remixed Short Version]
09 Beat It [Single Edit]
10 Billie Jean [Original 12" Version]
11 Billie Jean [Original 12" Instrumental]
12 Human Nature [7" Remix]
13 The Lady In My Life [Uncut Version]
14 Say Say Say [John "Jellybean" Benitez Remix]
15 Say Say Say [John "Jellybean" Benitez Instrumental]

Disc 05 - Instrumentals
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Instrumental]
02 Baby Be Mine [Instrumental]
03 The Girl Is Mine [Instrumental]
04 Thriller [Instrumental]
05 Beat It [Instrumental]
06 Billie Jean [Instrumental]
07 Human Nature [Instrumental]
08 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [Instrumental]
09 The Lady In My Life [Instrumental]
10 Someone In The Dark [Instrumental]

Disc 06 - Classic Remixes
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Brothers In Rhythm House Mix]
02 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Tommy D's Main Mix]
03 Thriller [Frankie Knuckles & David Morales Remix]
04 Thriller [Danny Tenaglia Mix]
05 Beat It [Moby's Sub Mix]
06 Billie Jean [Four On The Floor Remix]
07 Billie Jean [Tony Moran's Luscious Vocal Mix]
08 Thriller Megamix

Disc 07 - Collaborations
01 Say Say Say
02 The Man
03 Somebody's Watching Me
04 Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming (Too Good To Be True)
05 Don't Let A Woman (Make A Fool Out You)
06 Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
07 So Shy
08 State Of Independence
09 Muscles
10 You're The One
11 Centipede
12 Don't Stand Another Chance
13 Behind The Mask
14 Eaten Alive
15 We Are The World

Disc 08 - Live At The Victory Tour
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
02 Things I Do For You [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
03 Off The Wall [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
04 Human Nature [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
05 This Place Hotel (A.K.A. Heartbreak Hotel) [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
06 She's Out Of My Life [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
07 Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good To Be True) [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
08 I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I'll Be There [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
09 Rock With You [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
10 Lovely One [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
11 Workin' Day And Night [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
12 Beat It [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
13 Billie Jean [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
14 Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]

Disc 09 - Blu-Ray: Music Videos
01 Billie Jean
02 Beat It
03 Thriller
04 The Making Of Michael Jackson's Thriller
05 Billie Jean [Live From Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever]
06 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
07 Human Nature [Animated Video]
08 The Girl Is Mine [Studio Recording Sessions]
09 Say Say Say
 
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Disc 01 - Original Remastered Album
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
02 Baby Be Mine
03 The Girl Is Mine
04 Thriller
05 Beat It
06 Billie Jean
07 Human Nature
08 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
09 The Lady In My Life

Disc 02 - The Making Of Thriller
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Demo]
02 Baby Be Mine [Demo]
03 The Girl Is Mine [Demo]
04 Starlight [Demo]
05 Beat It [Demo]
06 Billie Jean [Demo]
07 Human Nature [Demo]
08 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [Demo]
09 The Lady In My Life [Demo]
10 Got The Hots
11 Carousel
12 Hot Street
13 Nightline
14 She's Trouble
15 Sunset Driver [Demo]
16 Who Do You Know [Demo]
17 The Toy [Demo]
18 What A Lovely Way To Go [Demo]

Disc 03 - The Continuation Of Thriller
01 Someone In The Dark
02 Behind The Mask [Demo]
03 Chicago 1945
04 Dream Away
05 Be Not Always
06 State Of Shock [Demo]
07 Victory [Demo]
08 Pyramid Girl [Demo]
09 There Must Be More To Life Than This [Demo]
10 Love Never Felt So Good [Demo]
11 Don't Matter To Me [Demo]
12 This Is It [Demo]
13 Scared Of The Moon [Demo]
14 Centipede [Demo]
15 Eaten Alive [Demo]
16 We Are The World [Demo]

Disc 04 - 7" & 12" Single Versions
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [7" Edit]
02 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [7" Instrumental]
02 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Extended 12" Mix]
04 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [12" Instrumental]
05 The Girl Is Mine [7" Version]
06 Can't Get Outta The Rain
07 Thriller [Special Edit]
08 Thriller [Remixed Short Version]
09 Beat It [Single Edit]
10 Billie Jean [Original 12" Version]
11 Billie Jean [Original 12" Instrumental]
12 Human Nature [7" Remix]
13 The Lady In My Life [Uncut Version]
14 Say Say Say [John "Jellybean" Benitez Remix]
15 Say Say Say [John "Jellybean" Benitez Instrumental]

Disc 05 - Instrumentals
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Instrumental]
02 Baby Be Mine [Instrumental]
03 The Girl Is Mine [Instrumental]
04 Thriller [Instrumental]
05 Beat It [Instrumental]
06 Billie Jean [Instrumental]
07 Human Nature [Instrumental]
08 P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [Instrumental]
09 The Lady In My Life [Instrumental]
10 Someone In The Dark [Instrumental]

Disc 06 - Classic Remixes
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Brothers In Rhythm House Mix]
02 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Tommy D's Main Mix]
03 Thriller [Frankie Knuckles & David Morales Remix]
04 Thriller [Danny Tenaglia Mix]
05 Beat It [Moby's Sub Mix]
06 Billie Jean [Four On The Floor Remix]
07 Billie Jean [Tony Moran's Luscious Vocal Mix]
08 Thriller Megamix

Disc 07 - Collaborations
01 Say Say Say
02 The Man
03 Somebody's Watching Me
04 Tell Me I'm Not Dreaming (Too Good To Be True)
05 Don't Let A Woman (Make A Fool Out You)
06 Papa Was A Rollin' Stone
07 So Shy
08 State Of Independence
09 Muscles
10 You're The One
11 Centipede
12 Don't Stand Another Chance
13 Behind The Mask
14 Eaten Alive
15 We Are The World

Disc 08 - Live At The Victory Tour
01 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
02 Things I Do For You [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
03 Off The Wall [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
04 Human Nature [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
05 This Place Hotel (A.K.A. Heartbreak Hotel) [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
06 She's Out Of My Life [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
07 Tell Me I'm Not Dreamin' (Too Good To Be True) [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
08 I Want You Back / The Love You Save / I'll Be There [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
09 Rock With You [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
10 Lovely One [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
11 Workin' Day And Night [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
12 Beat It [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
13 Billie Jean [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
14 Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]

Disc 09 - Blu-Ray: Music Videos
01 Billie Jean
02 Beat It
03 Thriller
04 The Making Of Michael Jackson's Thriller
05 Billie Jean [Live From Motown 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever]
06 Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' [Live At The Victory Tour 1984]
07 Human Nature [Animated Video]
08 The Girl Is Mine [Studio Recording Sessions]
09 Say Say Say
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I think I would just do something like an "enhanced original vision version" of the album, with no time restraints. Which for arguments sake lets just say would be something like longer versions of Billie Jean and TLIML, plus Carousel and Behind The Mask. Then add Hot Street and another unreleased track like Roll The Dice to the 2nd disc. I guess replace Sunset Driver with Nite Line too.

  1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  2. Baby Be Mine
  3. The Girl Is Mine
  4. Thriller
  5. Beat It
  6. Billie Jean (full version)
  7. Human Nature
  8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  9. Carousel
  10. The Lady in My Life (full version)
  11. Behind The Mask
  1. Starlight
  2. Got The Hots
  3. Who Do You Know
  4. Roll The Dice
  5. Hot Street
  6. Can't Get Out Of The Rain
  7. The Toy
  8. Nite Line
  9. What A Lovely Way To Go
  10. She's Trouble
 
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My concept is called THRILLER – DIAMOND EDITION, since I feel that Thriller 40 is just super random and inconsequential. I’d steal the concept of the Paul McCartney Archive Collection and reissue each of MJ’s albums as expansive “diamond editions,” complete with tons of bonus features and extras.

CD1 / LP1: Thriller
(Original Album, 2022 Bernie Grundman Master)
  1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’
  2. Baby Be Mine
  3. The Girl Is Mine
  4. Thriller
  5. Beat It
  6. Billie Jean
  7. Human Nature
  8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
  9. The Lady in My Life
CD2 / LP2: From the Vault
(Previously Unreleased Outtakes and Demos)
  1. Behind the Mask (Mike’s Mix)
  2. Hot Street
  3. ?
  4. She’s Trouble
  5. Who Do You Know
  6. ?
  7. Roll the Dice
  8. ?
  9. Nightline
  10. The Toy
CD3 / LP3: Thriller Reconstructed
(Demos and Alternate Versions of Songs from Thriller)
  1. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (2009 Partial Re-Recording)
  2. Baby Be Mine (1982 Demo)
  3. The Girl Is Mine (1981 Songwriting Worktape)
  4. The Girl Is Mine (1981 Solo Demo)
  5. Starlight (Original Concept for Thriller)
  6. Beat It (1982 Demo)
  7. Billie Jean (1982 Demo #2)
  8. Human Nature (Original Key)
  9. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [Mike’s Version]
  10. The Lady in My Life (Full Version)
CD4 / LP4-5: Thriller B-Sides
(Single Edits, 12” Mixes, and Bonus Material)
  1. Can’t Get Outta the Rain
  2. Someone in the Dark
  3. Carousel
  4. Sunset Driver
  5. Got the Hots
  6. Billie Jean (1981 Home Demo)
  7. Billie Jean (Long Version)
  8. Pepsi Generation / Billie Jean
  9. Beat It (Demo)
  10. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Demo)
  11. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (Single Version)
  12. Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ (12” Version)
  13. Human Nature (Single Version)
  14. Thriller (Remixed Short Version)
  15. Thriller (Megamix)
4K / Blu-Ray / DVD: Thriller - Diamond Edition
(Video Features)
  1. The Girl Is Mine (New Short Film)
  2. Billie Jean (Short Film)
  3. Beat It (Short Film)
  4. Thriller (Short Film)
  5. Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller (Documentary)
  6. Thriller (5.1 Surround Sound Mix)
Special Features:
  • 100+ page companion book with never before seen photos, handwritten lyrics, an era retrospective, interviews with album personnel, studio documentation, and more
  • Dolby Atmos and 5.1 surround mixes of the original album by Serbian Ghenea/John Hanes and Mick Guzauski, respectively
  • A reissue of “The Girl Is Mine” CD/cassette single, with the songwriting worktape and solo demo as bonus tracks and a short film cut together from the unreleased studio footage
  • Box packaging with lenticular artwork and two bonus posters
  • Limited-edition numbered audiophile vinyl and SACD pressings
Notes
  • Any songs that were not given a proper mix, preferably by Bruce Swedien, would be newly mixed by Matt Forger at Westlake.
  • Due to the limitations of 16mm film stock, Billie Jean would be presented in a maximum resolution of 2K. All other video features are presented in a maximum resolution of 4K.
  • Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller would be exclusive to the physical packages and wouldn’t be available for digital download or streaming. All other short films would be available for purchase and streaming.
I suppose you could add on a disc of instrumentals, but that’s not something I personally think is necessary. Same with the Victory Tour; let that be its own individual thing people can purchase if they want, rather than adding money onto a box set that’s would almost certainly be ridiculously expensive to begin with lol.
 
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Disc 1 original album
Disc 2 demos of original album
Disc 3 completed tracks that got axed and their demo versions
Disc 4 alternative vocal takes and extended versions
Disc 5 remixes made with the multitracks, no exterior sounds only those that were originally recorded
Disc 6 demo songs that didn't get far in production but were at some point considered for the album
Disc 7 DVD of disc 6
Disc 8 Victory tour New York Live Album + a bad tour live performance of the song thriller
Disc 9 Modern dance remixes for the clubs
Disc 10 A dvd in the studio called "the thriller sessions", hopefully there are some one take performances, maybe the band even played a bunch of tracks live in the studio. Of course also Interviews with the people involved, studio banter, etc
Disc 11 instrumentals and a cappella versions of the original album

I'm not asking much
 
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