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Genre: Pop - Dance Pop / Artist: Michael Jackson / Audio CD released 2003-12-01 at Epic

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      18.01.2010 13:35
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      This album is a piece of history and as such deserves a listen but thankfully it still stands well

      Off the Wall saw Michael Jackson pull away from his brothers and the successes of the Jackson 5 whilst also securing him a place in music history very quickly thanks to being the first solo artist to have four top 10 US hits.

      So what did Off the Wall offer?

      1. Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
      2. Rock With You
      3. Working Day And Night
      4. Get On The Floor
      5. Off The Wall
      6. Girlfriend
      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
      11. Don't Stop Till You Get Enough
      12. Working Day And Night

      Michael Jackson had for years been a child star with his brothers in the group the Jackson 5 but with him growing up quickly in the eye of the public his first true solo offering (through Epic records) gave a taste of some of the potential he truly had with such hits as Don't Stop Till You Get Enough, Rock With You, She's Out of My Life.
      The album was hugely popular and saw Jackson belt out the dance tracks that had defined a generation but thankfully he stayed clear of moving all the way down the line and becoming just another of the disco musicians. The album offered up producing by Quincy Jones who worked things perfectly in sinc with Jackson to produce a spectacular album which amazed many and gave the foothold that allowed Jackson to move onto the next level with his follow up album in Thriller.

      Overall this album is a spectacular offering which is something everyone should listen to as it gives you a top quality offering from a time when it was about the music still.

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      07.08.2009 10:24
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      Definitely worth getting

      I had liked Michael Jackson's music for a while, but it was his tragic death back in 2009 that prompted me to actually buy some of his albums. I got four including this one, Off The Wall.

      Off The Wall was Michael's fifth solo studio album, though his first that was not part of the Jackson 5 franchise. It was released in 1979 and mixed funk, disco-pop, soft rock and soul.

      The whole album has a great disco feel that makes you want to get up and dance. Most of the first tracks have funky, danceable beats and are incredibly catchy. The standout tracks are Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough and Rock With You. Off The Wall, the title track, has a slightly slower feel.

      Later in the album things slow down a little and I'm personally not a fan of the rather dull ballad She's Out Of My Life. I Can't Help It is another slightly slower song. It's The Falling In Love and Burn This Disco Out bring the album back to the dance-funk vibe but neither track really reaches the heights of the earlier songs.

      Included in this special edition are a couple of demos for Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough and Workin' Day and Night, which are interesting to listen to and showcase just how good MJ's voice was. There are also interviews with Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton.

      Overall this is a decent album with some really good songs on though there are some which I'm personally not a fan of. The beginning of the album is definitely the best part. Nevertheless, if you like Seventies disco-soul-funk this is an album to go for.

      Track Listing
      1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
      2. Rock With You
      3. Workin' Day And Night
      4. Get On The Floor
      5. Off The Wall
      6. Girlfriend
      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
      11. Bonus: Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Original Demo From 1978)
      12. Bonus: Workin' Day And Night (Original Demo From 1978)

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      10.07.2009 15:34
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      An amazing breakout album from Jackson and sets the bar for what is to follow.

      'Off The Wall' can be considered as Michael Jackson's first solo adult album and it certainly sets the bar for the rest of his career. Released in 1979 under Epic Records and produced by legend Quincy Jones, 'Off The Wall' is perhaps Jackson's most critically acclaimed album and the sales didn't do too badly either. The main reason why I love this album is that it's written by a carefree fun-loving Jackson, not the (understandably) paranoid and angry Jackson we witness later on in his career. So let's begin...

      The first track is one of his most famous, the Jackson-penned 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'. A funky disco track, the song really introduces the new adult Michael Jackson with a bang where he showcases his beautiful vocal range from falsetto to a deep mature voice. In the special edition you can listen to the demo track for the song and marvel at how the song had developed into the classic it is today. You may have also heard it in the film 'Rush Hour 2' with Chris Tucker's equally as impressive version! The music video seems tame in comparison to Jackson's later feats but is delightfully 1970s. The song also acts as the first U.S. number one for Jackson as an adult.

      Moving on to the second track is the Rod Temperton-composed 'Rock With You' and serves as the second U.S. number one for Jackson. A catchy ballad, the song is one I find very lush and relaxing - it is this soulful Jackson that becomes so rare as his career progress thus making this song even more precious. The accompanying music video is also delightfully 1970s disco as it consists of Jackson dancing in a silver spangled suit. Oh dear. But overall, this is a song that refuses to be constrained to the label of disco and still sounds great even today.

      The third song 'Workin' Day and Night' is another scorcher composed by Jackson himself. Filled with funk and punk, the song is about the angriest Jackson gets on the album and he's only talking about how he doesn't get enough time to love his girl! Filled with all the ooohs and vocal hiccups which are trademarks of Jackson, this is a brilliant groove. The demo track for this is also available in the Special Edition.

      The fourth song is composed by Jackson and legendary bass guitar player Louis Johnson and it's called 'Get on the Floor'. A husky deep voice from Jackson emerges and alongside a terrific bass, the song is disco at its best.

      The fifth song, the titular 'Off The Wall' is composed by Rod Temperton and is quite possibly my favourite song on the entire album. It's so light and deliciously playful it's difficult to dislike it. Essentially a song telling us all to relax and dance, it really is a treat to listen to and Jackson's high vocals return to their soaring high quality.

      Next onto the cover of Paul McCartney's 'Girlfriend'. Not much to say - it's a cute song for sure but doesn't really add much to the album. I feel that the album would have been stronger without this addition.

      Song number seven is the Quincy Jones composition, 'She's Out Of My Life'. A deep and emotional song, the song talks about heartbreak and reveals some of the most beautiful vocals from Jackson that I've ever heard, even if the song is occassionally depressing (even Jackson starts to cry in the song - listen out for it in the track). The music video is very simple, like the song and so it's definitely one of the highlights of the album.

      'I Can't Help It' is the eighth track and is reminiscent of Jackson's Motown grounding and it's no wonder why when you consider that it's composed by Stevie Wonder and Susaye Greene. Silky vocals from Jackson combined with some lush instrumentation mean that this song is de-stressing and lovely to listen to.

      'It's the Falling In Love' written by David Foster and Carole Sager is one of the weaker tracks in my opinion but the song survives once again thanks to Jackson's vocals. A similar opinion applies to the final track, the Temperton composed 'Burn This Disco Out'.

      If it weren't for a few tracks which are particularly weak but just too disco for my liking, this album for me would have even topped 'Thriller'. Still, it's startling that an album this good is a breakout album and what's even more startling is that Jackson continued to produce music of this quality. Simply amazing.

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      29.06.2009 18:21
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      **Introduction**

      For my second review of a Michael Jackson album since his death on thursday I have decided to review the album that is widely regarded as his debut album even though he had already released solo albums before but as Part of The Jackson Five franchise. In the hours after hearing the news about Michael Jackson's death I was devastated and stayed up until 7.30 in the morning listening to every album from Off The Wall to Invincible.

      **Off The Wall**

      Off The Wall saw Michael Jackson's eclectic taste really come to the fore with a mix of funk, disco-pop, soul, soft rock, jazz and pop ballads. Off The Wall was recorded in Los Angeles and was released in 1979. This album is often charted in greatest albums of all time lists from music magazines and also websites. It is not hard to understand why when you listen to it. So here is Off The Wall.

      1.) Don't Stop Till You Get Enough

      This was a massive hit, It opens with that unmistakable bass hook which is incredibly funky, then Jackson's phenomenal falsetto comes in that is just so effortless and joyous. This track combines disco pop and Funk to superb effect and is one of the best tracks he ever recorded in the style.

      2.) Rock With You

      This is another brilliant track, this time combining funk and pop with a bit of soul. I love the laid back feel of this track with the smooth backing vocals. This song was written by Rod Temperton who was asked by producer Quincy Jones to write three tracks and they would choose one for the album but Jackson and Jones like all three and they stayed.

      3.) Workin' Day and Night

      This opens with an interesting sound which then blends into his incredible falsetto which sounds just so enjoyable. This has such a brilliant feel and is one of the best tracks both vocally and musically of his early career. This has such a brilliant feel.

      4.) Get on the floor

      This is a funky disco track about getting on the dance floor and just letting the music guide you. His vocals are superb again with more vocal experimentation than on his Thriller album. This is yet another fine track which is a great slice of funk and disco pop.

      5.) Off the Wall

      This is the title track and continues the disco pop feel, this has less funk than the previous tracks. It still features the incredible falsetto from Michael Jackson that is so prevalent on the album. You really need to hear his falsetto on this album to realise how great it is.

      6.) Girlfriend

      This song was written by Paul McCartney who at the time was a good friend of Michael Jackson's. He wrote the song for Michael Jackson and he really liked it so recorded it. McCartney had recorded a version with Wings. This has a more poppy feel than the previous tracks and has a much more laid back feel than the previous tracks.

      7.) She's Out Of My life

      This is one of the greatest ballads of all time. This was a song written by Quincy Jones three years previously that he had carried around with him. Jackson really like the sentiment of the song and recorded it for the album. This is widely regarded as one of his greatest vocal performances for the sheer beauty and believability. An awesome track.

      8.) I Can't Help It

      This was written by Susaye Greene and Stevie Wonder. You can really feel the Stevie Wonder influence and this is a laid back soul track which has some catchy melodies and features some great vocals from Jackson not quite up to the mesmeric standard of much of the album but still very good indeed.

      9.) It's The Falling In Love

      This is another poppy track which has some nice melodies. The guitar licks remind me a little of his material from the Jackson Five. This has a great feel and features some dramatic music and some great vocals. Another very good track indeed.

      10.) Burn This Disco Out

      This brings you back to the disco funk of the first few tracks of Off The Wall. This is a great closer than has an interesting mix of the style of Rock with you and Workin day and night. This is a very good track indeed.

      **Overall**

      This album was the start of the huge star Michael Jackson became. This album has sold well over 20m copies worldwide and without this Thriller may not have become the biggest selling album of all time. Although there are only ten tracks on the album it's fair to say that seven or eight of them are classics whereas the other couple are very good indeed. Michael Jackson will live on in his timeless music.

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        Michael Jackson's fifthe solo album

        Although it was his fifth solo effort, "Off The Wall" was seen as the late, great Michael Jackson's solo breakthrough album as he dropped the 1979 filled with hits like never before. It's important to note that the album prior to this was a compilation from him, but found that working with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Rod Temperton and Paul McCartney he was able to recreate the success of his years as part of The Jacksons (and The Jackson 5 before).

        1. "Don't Stop Til' You Get Enough"

        The album begins with the song which was seen as the massive breakthrough point for him as he showed that, post-The Jacksons, he could still come with the a killer joint to get the clubs jumping and to lift spirits with the most significant tune for him as a solo artist up to this point. You can't hate on this tune, it is a classic.

        **Five Stars**

        2. "Rock With You"

        This was another (the second) single on the record and saw that he continued the same sort of high standard when it came to the freaky, energetic material. It was like nothing else he had done up to the point as he gets into the grooves and is seen to combine watered-down Funk and Disco to come up with a massive Pop hit.

        **Five Stars**

        3. "Workin' Day An Night"

        Coming directly off the two massive singles which brought him back heavily into the Pop world, this one finds him take a bit of a step back )not quality-wise_ but in the way that he chooses to get into a Disco track, a tune in the style of a dying musical genre. I felt that it was done successfully as he gets you moving and delivers as only he could with his own personal composition.

        **Four Stars**

        4. "Get On The Floor"

        He is seen to continue the same through with this one as he comes with a freaky Disco joint to really liven people up as he does things in a contemporary up-tempo R&B style to show that he is well in with the times and can do things just as well as anyone when jumping on the funky and up-lifting styles.

        **Four Stars**

        5. "Off The Wall"

        This is a Rob Temperton-composed tune and it gets the artist finding the ability to get into one of the freakiest singles form the album. Although it wasn't as significant as others, you see that with it he was able to do a lot and progress the music quite significantly, in spite of the fact that it is done in the same genre style as all other before it.

        **Four Stars**

        6. "Girlfriend"

        There is a clear shift here as you see that Paul McCartney has a massive calming effect upon the tune and is seen to motivate Michael to do a much more gentle song, and with it he is seen to show just how well he can do things when done in such a seductive manner by using his unique voice to take a girl from her lover.

        **Four Stars**

        7. "She Out Of My Life"

        This was the biggest ballad from the album and one of the most significant singles that he delivered here as he goes back to his early years as part of The Jackson 5 and shows that he' s just as capable of these emotive, slower songs as with the funkier material. It is a powerful song and he pulls everything out of his vocals to get his point across as he breaks ties with his partner.

        **Five Stars**

        8. "I Can't Help It"

        He gets the legendary Stevie Wonder to assist with this, one of the biggest non-single track s on the album. It is a light groove which sees him performing in a style which was popular in this sort of period on the Motown record label and so would appeal to those fans, as he throws together some of the most seductive melodies.

        **Four Stars**

        9. "It's The Falling In Love"

        With this one he turns things around once more as he gets into another alternative tune where the genre has shifted from one place to another and here I have to say that he took things to a place where I really wasn't too bothered as he came with a pretty unenaging love song which didn't really have any defining features whatsoever.

        **Two Stars**

        10. "Burn Out This Disco"

        The album ends with Michael getting back to the funky groves and pulling back the quality in his music as he got down to one where Temperman takes over and chooses to include some of the most significant musical talents in the game with the likes of Wah Wah Watson, Louis Johnson and Larry Carlton coming with a freaky jam to pull out of the best of the album as it comes to a close.

        **Five Stars**

        It clear why this record broke the singer back into the game as he was able to show that through his teenage years he was able to maintain great vocal standards and so with this there was little that could be done to stop him, especially when he worked with some of the biggest names of the game and came with so many Disco hits to keep to what the game was about at the time.

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          A solid start, tails off towards the end

          Off The Wall was Michael Jackson's 1979 debut solo album that was not released as part of the Jackson 5 franchise. The fact that he had several years of experience in the music industry with his family as a member of the Jackson 5, and 4 previous solo albums surely served as a solid foundation for this album. Aided by Quincy Jones in the production studio, this album has a lot of raw appeal in terms of Jacko as a solo performer. It may not be the greatest album he has ever released, but it has raw talent and throughout, with even some of the weaker tracks showing positives.

          Don't Stop Til You Get Enough is a great, upbeat classic track. It is a clever track to a debut album, relying heavily on the sound of the track as opposed to particular vocal performance from MJ. This style is followed on in Rock With You, where the beat and backing vocals support his lead vocals.

          Safely into the album, the vocals start coming on a bit stronger, with themes firmly around letting yourself go and having fun, loosening up and dancing the night away. Romance is also a theme, and the hit ballad She's Out Of My Life certainly shows this, and showcases MJ's vocal power. It is wonderfully sung, and note perfect, for me. However, I don't like it as a song. Lyrically, it's good, vocally, it's excellent, but the song itself isn't one of my faves at all.

          Indeed, the second half of the album, even with some of MJ's raw talent, just seems a bit weak compared with the first half. Once the title track Off The Wall is finished, it's almost like the effort seems to go. Burn This Disco Out has its moments, but failed to impress me, while Girlfriend really doesn't do anything new and falls short on most fronts.

          However, it's rare to get a perfect album once you go it alone, and some of the raw talent was taken on from here and is visible in albums such as Bad and Thriller, where Jackson has obviously evolved as a songwriter, no matter the genre he attacks, and his music continues to impress. Off The Wall is a good insight, lyrically, into Jackson's breaking free moment from the Jackson 5, and also in his discovery of things an adult experiences. It's on the whole a very good album, just with some weaker tracks towards the end.

          The track listing:

          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
          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

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            06.06.2009 16:36
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            Thankfully, worth purchasing for side A alone!

            Michael Jackson - Off the Wall (1979)

            Producer: Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson

            Don't Stop 'til You Get Enough
            Rock with You
            Working Day and Night
            Get on the Floor
            Off the Wall
            Girlfriend
            She's Out of my Life
            I Can't Help It
            It's the Falling in Love
            Burn This Disco Out

            Off the Wall is the fifth studio album by Michael Jackson, but is largely considered to be his first solo album of any worth, as he had left The Jacksons at this point and was going to become very much his own man. While the majority of Michael's work for Motown had had its feet fixed within the genres of soul and r 'n' b, Off the Wall was decidedly more funky and is one of the best examples of disco pop from the 1970's.

            Quincy Jones produces the album alongside Michael and his large body of previous work experience undeniably makes him the perfect choice. Michael had met Jones on the set of The Wiz (in which Michael had played The Scarecrow character) and after talking, Jones soon agreed to produce his next album, Off the Wall.

            During the end of Michael's time in The Jacksons he had started writing songs for the band, most notably Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground). This is something which he was obviously becoming a good craftsman at as he writes three of the songs on Off the Wall and they just so happen to be three of the best songs here.

            Don't Stop 'til you Get Enough is sheer disco perfection. Michael's higher vocal range truly glows and the smartly crafted guitar and bass playing is what underpins this classic. This bold statement is the best moment on the album and it is undoubtedly the point in time where Michael Jackson gave his solo career a jumpstart with style.

            Rock with You is the best song to not be written by Michael on Off the Wall. A love song of sorts, Michael is in ballad mode and the subtle string arrangements help make the chorus a moving one. Michael declares, "I want to rock with you all night!" It is only a marginally slighter experience than Don't Stop, but is no less worthy of your praise.

            Get on the Floor is probably the second greatest moment on the opening side of the LP. A blistering good slap bass rhythm sets the tempo, while the descending horn sections at the end of each performance of the chorus are absolute genius. In my opinion it is Michael's best vocal performance on the album.

            The declaration of rallying against the norm is heavily felt on the title-track. It doesn't sound a million miles away from the world of Rock with You, but possesses a considerably more insistent groove. Michael declares, "Life ain't so bad at all if you live it off the wall!" And for a moment there I almost believed him.

            But now what happens to Off the Wall is bitterly disappointing and causes me to despair. Starting from the rendition of Paul McCartney's Girlfriend all the way through to the penultimate track, Off the Wall becomes overwrought with fatigue, starts sounding tired and becomes overly-dependant on damp ballads. My biggest complaint isn't with this sudden change in direction, but more with the fact that these ballads all seem uninspired and lack any sort of class.

            She's Out of My Life is one of the worst things I've ever heard in my life. Flooded by an 'emotive' string section, it is the kind of sugary piece which the winner of The X-Factor gets to perform, but it makes it so much worse that someone as tasteful as Michael Jackson is singing it. Technically, Michael sounds absolutely on fire, but it just isn't what I want to hear from Off the Wall.

            The Stevie Wonder written I Can't Help It sounds as great as a Stevie Wonder song should, but loses points simply because Michael doesn't add anything remotely unique to the performance; he sounds EXACTLY like Stevie Wonder! The chorus is excellent though and the gentle horns in the background ultimately make it a worthwhile listen.

            Michael gets his groove back with the closing Burn This Disco Out. It certainly matches anything from the first side of the LP and the multi-layered vocals in the chorus sound amazing. After such a return to form I find it difficult to comprehend why exactly Michael insisted on making 40% of the album so awful? He obviously had the talents to carry the funk all the way through, so why didn't he?!

            Off the Wall's greatest problem is its chronic inconsistency. It produces unquestionably one of the greatest side A's in the history of popular music and then insists on ruining all it has achieved, because what follows takes a nosedive in terms of both quality and musical direction. I have nothing against ballads, in fact I love them, but here they just seem so saccharine and insincere that it makes me want to write a short lamentation declaring how life is unfair, and how side B of Off the Wall made me want to kill myself.

            You may discover upon listening that my criticisms are unworthy of attention, but what I have written above is in all honesty my true take of Off the Wall. Thankfully what saves it from drifting off into obscurity is the outstanding and flawless first side, which is truly one of the greatest pieces of music ever recorded.

            7.5/10

            Daniel Kemp

            Read more of my reviews at www.danielkempreviews.co.uk

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              ‘Off the Wall’ was the first effort from a most gifted singer/songwriter/dancer. Arguably MJ’s finest album (most critically acclaimed if not greatest selling), it rewinds us to the 80’s when he was God. I bought the album after reading a review in Q magazine. I remembered ‘Bad’ but wanted to return to his disco classics. On first hearing I was a tad-disappointed but have since fallen in love. I now find it impossible to start the album without listening to its conclusion. Up-tempo in the main, the album catalogues Michael’s greatest talents – soulful lyrics, groovy beats + production and charming vocals. The album begins with ‘Don’t stop till you get enough’, a 6 minute downright spectacular track that sweeps us onto the dancefloor. This is best played LOUD. I doubt you can hear Don’t stop.. without moving your hips and grooving like James Brown. Horns, beats and MJ and his backing group (whose balls are most definitely being squeezed!) combine to produce an unstoppable disco force. ‘Rock with you’ begins slowly, with soothing vocals and violins. Gradually Michael picks up the tempo and those grooves kick in. His voice swoons over the track like honey over crumpets but he shows tasteful restraint, not wishing to hurry his listeners. ‘Working day and night’ sounds more typically 80’s disco – it would be perfect for any up-n-coming blaxtoposition movies. Simple melodies are at work; up-tempo beats underlay the track but its MJ who whoops his way to eminence. Very good but not quite great. ‘Get on the floor’ starts with too much echo, like a DJ Otzi ‘song’, but is a great track that might have you shaking that booty again. Horns blare and a samba-like throbbing lead into an MJ warble and epic crescendo. Exciting and enthralling. ‘Off the Wall’ brings us back down to e
              arth, laying down a funky soulful rhythm from the start. “’Cus we’re the party people night and day, living crazy that’s the only way” is the choice line. MJ uses different vocal styles to create a part-disco, part-soul groove. A great track to listen to in the dark, but I’m not sure at all why! ‘Girlfriend’ is the spoiler of the album – I do not choose to listen to it. Skip this childish, effortless offering. ‘She’s out of my life’ is a slow ballad, again very 80’s, but timeless in beauty and makes you want to cry. Simple accompanying music leaves Michael to flaunt his flawless falsetto. This is rewarding and deep. ‘I can’t help it’ is a classic track; melodic and jazzy whilst soulful and serene. The centerpiece of the album perhaps and vies with ‘Rock with you’ for best track. Great keyboards to note here too. ‘It’s the falling in love’ is a weaker track that sees Michael in duet. Though up-beat and optimistic, it misses the mark slightly being somewhat repetitive and banal. ‘Burn this disco out’ brings the album to a close. It begins James Brown like, with brash horns and percussion, but transforms into another classic disco-soul tune. Hand clapping and body swaying will ensue – toe tapping is obligatory! A worthy finale. Michael Jackson – Off the Wall: the most complete album of its genre. Excellent sound quality and vocal clarity are displayed here, along with polished (but not absolute) production and powerful disco rhythms. An instant classic, a must in every way for everybody!

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                'Off the Wall' was originally released in 1979 and was his first album after leaving the Jackson 5. 'Off The Wall' sold 12 million copies and it was the first album to give five hits in the UK. It stayed over three years on the UK albums chart. Off The Wall is probably regarded as Michael Jackson's best album by many though it may not have sold as much as Thriller and certainly in my opinion. The album starts off with 'Don't Stop Til' You Get Enough', written solely by Michael Jackson. After a spoken intro the music is launched by a horn. Michael Jackson's high pitched voice has the lead part against his lower voice. They blend perfectly together. The lyrics seem to be about a force, which includes physical passion, spirittual love and the emotional dance. In my opinion this is one of the best tracks on the album. The second track 'Rock With You' was released as the third single off the album. It reached no. 1 in America and no. 7 in the UK. 'Rock With You' was written by Rod Temperton. Another highlight on the album is 'Working Day And Night', also written by Michael Jackson, which also has a dance feeling to it. The lyrics suggest that the main character can't understand why his girlfriend is so keen on making him work all the time. The title track 'Off The Wall' has once again a theme about dancing away your worries and cares. The message behind the song is a positive one that even though life is tough at time everything isn't that bad at all. He sings 'Off The Wall' a bit tougher than 'Don't Stop Til' You Get Enough' and 'Rock With You'. 'She's Out Of My Life' is the main ballad on the record. In my opinion one of Michael Jackson's best vocal performances ever. It has become best know for Michael's collapsing into tears at the end of the song. The song itself deals
                with a girlfriend that has left him and now he's aching with pain. He simply doesn't know what to do. She's Out Of My Life was released as the fourth single and it reached no. 10 in the US and no. 3 in the UK. 'Get On The Floor' is a powerful, heartfelt and an energetic track that leaves you wanting more. The best part is the chant in the middle of the song. 'Burn This Disco Out' was written by Rod Temperton and it's the track that closes the album. Again the lyrics suggest about dancing your way though life. 'Girlfriend' is another of my favourite tracks on the album and is so melodic and touching it's untrue. The songs I have mentioned are in my opinion the highlights. They are simply filled with raw talent and powerful lyrics. Overall all the songs on Off The Wall are great. This is without a doubt my favourite Michael Jackson album and it's definitely a must have for a true pop music lover.

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            • Product Details

              Disc #1 Tracklisting
              1 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
              2 Rock With You
              3 Workin' Day And Night
              4 Get On The Floor
              5 Off The Wall
              6 Girlfriend
              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
              11 Voice-over (Intro Quincy Jones Interview)
              12 Voice-over (Intro Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - Original Demo From 1978)
              13 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Original Demo From 1978)
              14 Quincy Jones Interview #2
              15 Voice-over (Intro Workin' Day And Night - Original Demo From 1978)
              16 Workin' Day And Night (Original Demo From 1978)
              17 Quincy Jones Interview #3
              18 Voice-over (Intro Rod Temperton Interview)
              19 Voice-over (Intro Quincy Jones Interview #4)