Michael Jackson - Off The Wall

Classic 1979 Album Reissued on Vinyl!

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Off the Wall is the fifth studio album by American singer-songwriter Michael Jackson, released in August 1979 via Epic Records.

It is his debut studio album for Epic Records released following 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.

Recording sessions took place between December 1978 and June 1979 at Allen Zentz Recording, Westlake Recording Studios, and Cherokee Studios in Los Angeles, California.

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 number-one Grammy-winning 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 roughly 30 years later.

The record was a departure from Jackson's previous work for Motown. The lyrical themes on the record relate to escapism, liberation, loneliness, hedonism and romance.  Several critics observed that Off the Wall was crafted from funk, disco, soft rock, jazz, broadway and pop ballads.

Jackson received positive reviews for his vocal performance on the record. The record gained critical acclaim and recognition and won the singer his first Grammy Award.

With Off the Wall, Jackson became the first solo artist to have four singles from the same album peak inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100.

The album was an enormous commercial success; as of 2014 it is certified eight times platinum in the United States and has reportedly sold more than 20 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best selling albums of all time.

Recent reviews by AllMusic and Blender have continued to praise Off the Wall for its appeal in the 21st century.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 68 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The National Association of Recording Merchandisers listed it at number 80 of the Definitive 200 Albums of All Time. In 2008, Off the Wall was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame.

This LP Record is a 2016 Reissue on 180 Gram Vinyl on 180 Gram Vinyl housed in a Gatefold Sleeve, pressed in Europe.

(888751894211)

Tracklisting:

A1     

Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough               

6:02      

A2

Rock With You

3:38

A3

Working Day And Night

5:12

A4

Get On The Floor

4:44

B1

Off The Wall

4:04

B2

Girlfriend

3:04

B3

She's Out Of My Life

3:36

B4

I Can't Help It

4:27

B5

It's The Falling In Love

3:46

B6

Burn This Disco Out

3:38

SKU 888751894211
Record Label Epic Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88875189421
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 15 April 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 10 August 1979
Barcode # 888751894211
Shipping Weight 0.3100kg
Shipping Width 0.007m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000690000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 180 Gram Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Reissue
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Rock & Popular
Format VINYL LP

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