The Jacksons Triumph
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- Released: February 1, 2008
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
Q - 8/94, p.1264 Stars - Excellent - "...Possibly the only truly decent album The Jacksons ever made..."
- 1.Can You Feel It
- 2.Lovely One
- 3.Your Ways
- 5.This Place Hotel
- 6.Time Waits For No One
- 7.Walk Right Now
- 8.Give It Up
- 9.Wondering Who
The Jacksons: Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Jackie Jackson (vocals, percussion); Tito Jackson (guitar, percussion, background vocals).
Additional personnel includes: David Williams, Mike Sembello, Phil Upchurch, Paul Jackson, Jr., Greg Poree (guitar); Gary Herbig (flute); Jerry Hey, Kim Hutchcroft, Bill Reichenbach, Larry Hall (horns); Greg Phillinganes (keyboards, synthesizer); Ronnie Foster (keyboards); Webster Lewis, Michael Boddicker (synthesizer); Gary Coleman (vibraphone); Nathan Watts, Mike McKinney, Clay Drayton (bass); Ollie Brown (drums); Paulinho De Costa, Lennie Castro (percussion); Latoya Jackson, Stephanie Spruill, Maxine Willard Waters, Julia Tillman Waters (background vocals).
The Jacksons kicked open the door to the '80s with the appropriately titled TRIUMPH. Michael Jackson's gigantic success a year earlier with his platinum-selling OFF THE WALL fueled this album, which heavily features his scorching vocals and hitmaking production sensibilities.
With all songs written and produced by the Jacksons, the album begins with the orchestral bombast of "Can You Feel It," complete with child and adult choirs; it's a big song with a monumental production. Entering a new phase of their career mixing spooky spirituality with unimpeachably funky beats, the Jacksons feature a number of hits, notably the sentimental boogie of "Lovely One," the paranoid lyrics and chugging disco beat of "Walk Right Now," and Michael's downright eerie "This Place Hotel" (aka "Heartbreak Hotel"), which may well be where he met Billie Jean.
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