Kanye West, Akon, will.i.am for ‘Thriller’ reissue

Unreleased Michael Jackson tracks will also appear

Kanye West, Akon and will.i.am have contributed remixes to the 25th anniversary commemorative issue of Michael Jackson’s classic ‘Thriller’ album.

Previously unreleased tracks from Jackson himself have also been included on the disc entitled ‘Thriller – 25th Anniversary Edition’, which will be released on February 12.

West has remixed ‘Billie Jean’, will.i.am reworked two tracks – ‘The Girl Is Mine’ and ‘P.Y.T’. Meanwhile, Akon and will.i.am are both featured on ‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’.

A track entitled ‘For All Time’ which was recorded during the ‘Thriller’ sessions but didn’t make the album, has been mastered and mixed by Michael Jackson for the album, says Billboard.

The original ’Billie Jean’ demo will feature, and included in the package is a DVD featuring videos for the singles ‘Beat It’, ‘Billie Jean’ and the groundbreaking epic video for ‘Thriller’.

The track listing is:

‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’

‘Baby Be Mine’

‘The Girl Is Mine’

‘Thriller’

‘Beat It’

‘Billie Jean’

‘Human Nature’

‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)’

‘The Lady in My Life’

‘Carousel’

‘Someone in the Dark’

‘Billie Jean’ (demo)

‘The Girl Is Mine 2008’ with will.i.am

‘P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) 2008’ with Michael Jackson and will.i.am

‘Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ 2008’ with Michael Jackson, Akon and will.i.am

‘Billie Jean 2008’ with Kanye West

‘For All Time’

–By our New York staff.

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