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.
Artist: The Jacksons
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.
1. Can You Feel It (6:00)
2. Lovely One (4:52)
3. Your Ways (4:31)
4. Everybody (5:00)
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)
The Jackson 5, or Jackson Five, also known as The Jacksons in later years, is an American popular music group. Formed in 1963 under the name the Jackson Brothers, the founding members were Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon. Michael would join one year later.
Artist: The Jacksons
Label: Epic Records
Catalog# EPC 86303
Victory is the seventeenth studio album by The Jacksons. It was released on July 2, 1984 by Epic Records. The album was the first and only album to include all six Jackson brothers together as an official group; also, it was the last album entirely recorded with lead singer Michael Jackson.
After a successful reunion on the Motown 25 television special in 1983, Jermaine Jackson decided to return to the group, having left Motown after nine years as a full-fledged soloist. His brothers had left Motown for Epic in 1975, but despite the reunion, the brothers rarely worked together on the album; it was mainly composed of solo songs the brothers had each worked on during that time. Each brother had a solo song on the album: Michael on “Be Not Always”, Randy on “One More Chance” and “The Hurt”, Tito on “We Can Change the World”, Jackie on “Wait” and Marlon on “Body.” Jermaine only sings co-lead vocals with Michael on “Torture”. He also performs ad-libs on “Wait” and is additionally named as a background vocalist on “One More Chance” and “The Hurt”. “Torture” was originally planned to be a duet between Michael and Jackie (the song’s writer), but when Jermaine officially re-joined the group, he took over the parts intended for Jackie (who can still be heard during the song’s chorus and ad-libs).
Michael recorded “State of Shock”, a duet originally recorded with Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury. The duo were unable to finish the track, so Michael ended up recording a 2nd version of the track with Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger for the album.
1. Torture (4:51)
2. Wait (5:24)
3. One More Chance (5:02)
4. Be Not Always (5:35)
1. State Of Shock (Vocals Mick Jagger) (4:30)
2. We Can Change The World (4:44)
3. The Hurt (5:20)
4. Body (5:05)