Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Easy Star All-Star's To Release Reggae Adaptation Of Michael Jackson's Thriller
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), Easy Star All-Stars is poised to release a 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 what would have been Jackson's 53rd birthday). The album brings back several reggae stars from previous Easy Star albums, including vocalists Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Steel Pulse, Luciano and Mojo Morgan (Morgan Heritage). The album will be preceded by the July 10th digital release of the Billie Jean EP, which includes two album tracks, along with non-album remixes and a dub version.
To celebrate the announcement of the release, the band is making a free download of their version of Billie Jean available. All you need to do is provide an email address.
Watch a short video of Billie Jean below:
The band will be embarking on extensive U.S. and U.K. tours this fall to promote the new album.