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OFF THE WALL Album
Released in August 1979 "Off The Wall" was Michael's first solo album as an adult artist.

He wanted this album to be the best it could be. He needed someone with great experience and had met Quincy Jones on the set on the movie "The Wiz" and Quincy produced the album.

Michael wanted the sound of the album to be different from that of the Jackson's who had just had there biggest album success with the album "Destiny".

Michael wanted songs that were good for him to sing and that he could move to. In came Rod Temperton who penned "Rock With You" a big hit, "Burn This Disco Out" and the title track.

During the sessions Quincy approached Michael with "Girlfriend" saying how well suited that song would be for him. Little did he know Paul had written the song for Michael a couple of years previous and even sung it to Michael at a party.

"Don't Stop Til You Get Enough" was the first song Michael had written himself as a whole and became US No1 hit single. "She's Out of My Life" a heart wrenching ballard.

Album Track listings:
 
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" (McCartney)
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
   

 

Singles released and highest Chart Positions US UK
Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
1
3
Rock with You
1
7
Off the Wall
10
7
She's out of My Life
10
3
Girlfriend
-
41

Music Videos that accompanied released singles.
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough Video
Rock With You Video
She's Out Of My Life Video

Off the Wall Album Cover
(Vinyl from Amazon.com)
Michael Jackson Off the wall, album, cover

Released: August 10th 1979.

Produced by: Michael Jackson, Quincy Jones.

Label: Epic

Sales: 20+ million

Michael performed some of his solo hits from the album live on the Jackson's Triumph tour, usually Off The Wall, Rock With You and Don'T Stop Till You Get Enough.
2001 Off The Wall Special Edition
Album Cover (From Amazon.com)

 

In 2001 a Off The Wall Special Edition was released with remastered original tracks. There are interviews with the albums producer Quincy Jones and song writer Rod Temperton. It also featured a couple of demos.

Extra Tracks:
11. Quincy Jones Interview 1
12. Introduction to Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough demo
13. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (original demo from 1978)
14. Quincy Jones Interview 2
15. Introduction to Workin' Day and Night demo
16. Workin' Day and Night (original demo from 1978)
17. Quincy Jones Interview 3
18. Rod Temperton Interview
19. Quincy Jones Interview

Related Off The Wall Links

Read more about what went on during the Michael Jackson Off The Wall era.



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