would have celebrated his 53rd birthday on
"AUGUST 29 2011"
Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough" Michael Jackson
Rock with You"
Rod Temperton 3:40
"Workin' Day and Night"
"Get On the Floor"
Louis Johnson 4:39
Off the Wall"
Rod Temperton 4:05
Paul McCartney 3:05
She's Out of My Life"
Tom Bahler 3:37
"I Can't Help It"
Stevie Wonder Susaye Greene 4:29
"It's the Falling In Love" (with
Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster 3:48
"Burn This Disco Out"
Rod Temperton 3:41
Off the Wall is the fifth
studio album by the American pop musician Michael Jackson, released August 10, 1979 on 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. 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. Jackson wrote several of the songs himself, including the Platinum-certified lead single, "Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough.
The record was a departure from Jackson's previous work for
Motown. Several critics observed that Off the Wall was crafted from funk, disco-pop, soul, soft rock, jazz and pop ballads. Jackson received positive reviews for his vocal performance on the record. The record gained positive reviews and won the singer his first Grammy Award since the early 1970s. 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 Hundred. The album was a commercial success, to date it is certified for 8× Multi-Platinum in the US and has sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.
COLLECTIBLE 1979 VINYL ORIGINAL LP RECORD, IN PRISTINE EXCELLENT CONDITION, ALBUM COVER REMAINS UNMARKED WITH SOME VERY MINOR SIGNS OF EDGE WEAR, VINYL DISC IS CLEAN AND SHOWS ONLY A FEW IMPERCEPTIBLE LIGHT MARKS, ORIGINAL SLEEVE INCLUDED, A MUST HAVE FOR THE SERIOUS MJ COLLECTOR.