Jacksons - Triumph - Michael Jackson - White Label Promo - Disco Soul LP

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The Jacksons - Triumph

Label: Epic
Catalog#: FE 36424
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, Promo

Vinyl: VG++, a few very light scuffs
Cover has minor wear to edges and corners, otherwise fine

Country: US issue
Released: 1980
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Disco

Credits: Engineer [Assistant] - Ross Palone
Engineer, Mixed By - Tom Perry
Guitar - Tito Jackson
Lead Vocals - Michael Jackson
Mastered By - Mike Reese
Producer [Associate], Keyboards - Greg Phillinganes
Producer, Written-By - Jacksons, The
Recorded By [Additional] - Rik Pekkonen
Notes: Recorded at Hollywood Sound, Davien Sound, Sound City, Devonshire Sound, Westlake Audio and Capitol
Mastered at the Mastering Lab

A1 Can You Feel It (5:58)
A2 Lovely One (4:51)
A3 Your Ways (4:32)
A4 Everybody (5:01)

B1 Heartbreak Hotel (5:44)
B2 Time Waits For No One (3:23)
B3 Walk Right Now (6:28)
B4 Give It Up (4:20)
B5 Wondering Who (4:19)

The Jacksons - Heartbreak Hotel (Live Victory Tour) 1984

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Lovely One

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Of all the Jacksons albums, this is the one to own, or at least the one to start with.
"Lovely One" (written by Michael and Randy) is one of my favorites - it's a perfectly frenetic blend of funk, disco and pop/R&B that will have you bobbing your head once you get into its groove; lyrically, the song has Michael trying to convince a doubting girlfriend that she is his "lovely" one. Oh, and yes, this song does sound a bit like it should be called "Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)" part II...

"This Place (Heartbreak) Hotel" (written by Michael) is easily the highlight of the album - it has elements of mystery, suspense, and pure sonic energy; can't miss this one. Music factoid: In 1991, rapper Heavy D used this song as the basis for his hit, "Peaceful Journey", a somber track dedicated primarily to Trouble T-Roy (one of his dancers) who died in an accident on stage; R&B supergroup Jodeci sang the background vocals...

"Time Waits For No One" is a ballad (written by Randy and Jackie) ready to be remade, it's so shimmeringly beautiful. Michael blesses this track with one of his most tender vocal performances ever, a la "She's Out Of My Life".

This is a solid album, but I must also mention by name songs like "Walk Right Now" (Prince-like), and "Give It Up" which has a (pun intended) "triumph"-ant feel to it, especially near the end when the marching drums come in.
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Condition Used
Format LP
Label Epic
Artist Michael Jackson