Michael Jackson – Thriller [Gatefold]
- Label: Epic Records QE 38112 / AL-38112-1B-SHZ:➁ DM-32
- Country: Canada
- Released: 1982
- Genre/Style: Funk / Soul, Pop
- Grade LP: (VG) Sleeve: (VG)
Released on November 30, 1982 as the follow-up to Jackson's 1979 critically and commercially successful "Off the Wall" LP, "Thriller" explored similar genres to those that were heard on "Off the Wall" but redefined current pop music, R&B, Rock, Post-Disco, Funk, and even Adult Contemporary Music. It currently remains the largest grossing LP and biggest selling LP worldwide, with sales of more than 65 million copies globally according to various sources. Every song off the LP excluding "The Lady In My Life" either charted in the Top 100 or was issued as an A-side or B-side on 45 singles.
Recording sessions took place between April and November 1982 at Westlake Recording Studios in Los Angeles, California, with a production budget of $750,000, assisted by producer Quincy Jones.