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October 30, 2016

The Jacksons – Triumph (1980) – Lp

by Record Facts

The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1964 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon and Michael.

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Artist:  The Jacksons
Title:  Triumph
Year:  1980
Format:  LP
Label:  Epic Records
Catalog#  EPC 86112

Triumph is the sixteenth studio album by The Jacksons, released in 1980 on Epic Records. The Jacksons shared lead vocals and solo spots on some songs, but Michael Jackson, who had recently released his multi-platinum selling album, Off the Wall, handles most of the lead vocal and writing duties.

Released during the summer of 1980, just as the hits from Michael‘s Off the Wall were sliding off the charts, Triumph became the Jacksons‘ first Top Ten pop album since 1972’s Lookin’ Through the Windows. This despite the album-opening “Can You Feel It,” promoted with a spectacle of a video that made the Jacksons into gigantic superheroes capable of transforming bridges into bendable rainbow tubing, stalling at number 77 on the Hot 100. It didn’t make much of an impact on the R&B chart either, but then again, its supernatural anthemic stomp is more a fireworks program finale than something as small scale as a mere single. As on 1978’s Destiny, the Jacksons wrote and produced the material, this time with keyboardist Greg Phillinganes bumped up to associate producer, and with an uptick in star backing — including but not limited to Ronnie Foster, Phil Upchurch, Webster Lewis, Michael Boddicker, and Ollie Brown, as well as Triumph holdovers Michael Sembello, Thomas Washington, and Nathan Watts. The other singles, including “Lovely One” (very nearly “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” reheated) and “This Place Hotel” (an elaborate six-minute affair, written and arranged by Michael, that could have easily swollen to greater length) propelled the album into sales greater than that of Destiny, and it’s equally durable (and markedly slicker) all around.

 

Side one
1.  Can You Feel It   (6:00)
2.  Lovely One  (4:52)
3.  Your Ways (4:31)
4.  Everybody   (5:00)

Side two
1.  Heartbreak Hotel  (5:44)
2.  Time Waits for No One   (3:24)
3.  Walk Right Now  (6:29)
4.  Give It Up  (4:20)
5 . Wondering Who  (4:19)

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