Michael Jackson – Off The Wall

Michael Jackson – Off The Wall is the fifth studio album by American recording artist Michael Jackson. It was released August 10, 1979 by Epic Records, after Jackson’s critically well-received film performance in The Wiz. While working on that project, Jackson and Quincy Jones had become friends, and Jones agreed to work with Jackson on his next studio album. Jackson collaborated with a number of other writers and performers such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Rod Temperton. Five singles were released from the album. Three of the singles had music videos released. Jackson wrote three of the songs himself, including the Platinum-certified lead single, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”. It was his first solo release under Epic Records, the label he would record on until his death in 2009.

Amazon.com: Given the pace of Michael Jackson’s post-Thriller release schedule, it’s striking that Michael Jackson – Off The Wall appeared between two albums with his brothers, Destiny (1978) and Triumph (1980), on which the twentysomething phenomenon was also fully engaged. Aided by richly detailed but not overdone production, Off the Wall redefined how much Michael might do. Tracks like “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” “Rock with You,” the title cut (all Top 10 singles), and “Burn this Disco Out” not only consolidated his dance-floor power, but showed just how soulful and varied his vocals could get on uptempo material. Artistic role models like James Brown and Jackie Wilson echo through the mixes, but these were Jackson’s leaps forward. The addition of pure pop confection–Paul McCartney’s “Girlfriend,” Stevie Wonder’s “I Can’t Help It”–further fleshed out the star’s young-adult persona and helped make Off the Wall among the most fondly remembered of all his solo work. This special edition features two magic home demos and entertaining, insightful interviews of producer Quincy Jones and “Rock with You” composer Rod Temperton. –Rickey Wright

 

Michael Jackson – Off The Wall Tracklist

  1. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough
  2. Rock with You
  3. Working Day and Night
  4. Get on the Floor
  5. Off the Wall
  6. Girlfriend
  7. She’s Out of My Life
  8. I Can’t Help It
  9. It’s the Falling in Love
  10. Burn This Disco Out

Michael Jackson - Off The Wall

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