Following up on the hugely successful reggae tribute albums of Dub Side of the Moon (2003), Radiodread (2006) and Easy Star’s Lonely Hearts Dub Band (2009) comes the reggae adaptation of the greatest selling record of all time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller. The album titled Easy Star’s Thrillah will be released August 28, 2012 (a day before the 54th anniversary of Jackson’s birth).
Billy Jean and Baby Be Mine are the standout tracks that really keep the smooth/post-disco vibe alive, while catching on with a new dub style.
While the tracks retain a certain familiarity, Easy Star isn't trying to overtake the original and Thrillah stands on its own as a piece of art. If you've never heard Thriller, you could get down to this, and if you're a hardcore MJ fan, you can respect it.
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