Quincy Jones, who served as the producer for Michael Jackson’s era-defining album, Thriller, has recently reflected on the album.
“When a record goes to Number One, everything starts with the songs,” Jones told Rolling Stone, in an interview that looks back on Thriller. Jones goes into great detail about the making of the album, from Jackson’s performance through to the team of songwriters, and everything that would make Thriller become the biggest selling album of all time.
“When we were finishing Beat It, we had three studios going,”said Quincy Jones, recalling the creation of one of the albums lead singles. “We had Eddie Van Halen in one; Michael was in another, singing a part through a cardboard tube; and we were mixing in another. We were working five nights and five days, with no sleep. And at one point, the speakers overloaded and caught on fire!”
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