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JACKO THRILLED TO BE BACK

Thriller 25 Cover
Thriller 25 Cover Thriller (classic cover) The Girl Is Mine cover michael Jackson vogue cover

Michael Jackson has been bigging up his new album, the previously reported 'Thriller: 25th Anniversary Edition', out 11 Feb.

A re-recorded version of his seminal 1982 LP complete with remixes and featuring star turns, reportedly from the likes of Will.I.Am and Kanye West. Speaking to the NRJ awards via a video link at the weekend, he spoke of his comeback and of the anniversary album in glowing terms. The singer said: "There is a lot more to come from Michael Jackson. I'm coming back. And I've got a very special treat for all my fans. I have been recording 'Thriller: 25th Anniversary' with a lot of surprise guests".

Elsewhere in Jacko news, the rumour mill is rife with rumour,that Michael Jackson will celebrate said anniversary with an appearance at the Grammy Awards on 10 Feb. The gossips are almost sure he'll be there; whether he'll actually perform or not is the question.

Rumours continue about other Michael Jackson appearances including Jacko appearing during the always high profile Super Bowl half time show this weekend - no doubt to promote the previously reported 25th anniversary re-release of 'Thriller'. That said, these rumours might stem from reports a big TV ad campaign for the re-release will launch during the big sports bonanza. If he is actually taking to the stage during the game presumably the show's producers will be on guard - we all know what happened the last time a Jackson appeared at the Super Bowl.

THRILLER 25 FINAL TRACKLISTING

1. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin'
2. Baby Be Mine
3. The Girl Is Mine (with Paul McCartney)
4. Thriller
5. Beat It
6. Billie Jean
7. Human Nature
8. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)
9. The Lady In My Life
10. Vincent Price Excerpt (From Thriller Voice-Over Session)
11. The Girl Is Mine 2008 with will.i.am
12. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008 with will.i.am
13. Wanna Be Startin' Somethin' 2008 with Akon
14. Beat It 2008 with Fergie
15. Billie Jean 2008 Kayne West mix
16. For All Time (previously unreleased track from Thriller sessions)
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