Studio album by The Jacksons
September 26, 1980
Late June 1979 – June 1980
at Capitol Records Studios, Hollywood Sound, Davien Sound, Sound City, Devonshire Sound, & Westlake Audio Hollywood, CA
Funk, soul, rhythm and blues, disco
Producer The Jacksons
The Jacksons chronology
Singles from Triumph
" Lovely One"
Released: September 12, 1980
" This Place Hotel"
Released: November 24, 1980
" Can You Feel It"
Released: March 05, 1981
" Walk Right Now"
Released: June 15, 1981
is the thirteenth album by Triumph The Jacksons, released in 1980 on Epic Records.
It was certified platinum in the U.S. and peaked at #10 on the
. The Billboard 200 Triumph album sold three million copies in its original run. Hit singles from the album were "Lovely One", "Heartbreak Hotel" (which was renamed " This Place Hotel" to avoid confusion with the Elvis Presley song of the same name) and " Can You Feel It".
The Jacksons shared
lead vocals and solo spots on some songs, but Michael Jackson handles most of the lead vocals. Triumph was the Jacksons' first album to reach number-one on the Billboard R&B Albums chart since in 1971. The album sold over two million copies worldwide, Maybe Tomorrow and the Jacksons did not release another studio LP for four years after [4 ] Triumph's release. On December 10, 1980, the album was certified Platinum for the sales of over 1 million copies in the United States. [5 ]
Re-release [ edit ]
Triumph, with three bonus tracks of rare 7-inch and 12-inch mixes previously unavailable on CD, was re-released on January 27, 2009 on Epic/Legacy, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. [6 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Can You Feel It (recorded March 1980)"
Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson 6:00
Lovely One (recorded March 1980)" Michael Jackson,
Randy Jackson 4:52
"Your Ways (recorded July 1979)"
"Everybody (recorded June 1979)"
Tito Jackson, Mike McKinney 5:00
This Place Hotel (recorded June 1979)" Michael Jackson
"Time Waits for No One (recorded June 1979)"
Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson
Walk Right Now (recorded March 1980)" Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson
"Give It Up (recorded July 1979)"
Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson
Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson
Personnel [ edit ]
Michael Jackson – lead and backing vocals
Jackie Jackson – backing vocals, lead vocals on "Wondering Who"
Tito Jackson – guitar, backing vocals
Marlon Jackson – backing vocals, timpani, co-lead vocals in "Give It Up"
Randy Jackson – percussion, backing vocals, co-lead vocals in "Can You Feel It"
Nathan Watts, Mike McKinney, Clay Drayton – bass
Ronnie Foster – keyboards
Greg Phillinganes, Michael Boddicker, Webster Lewis – synthesizer
Michael Sembello, Phil Upchurch, Paul Jackson, Jr., David Williams, Greg Poree – guitar
Ollie E. Brown – drums
Paulinho da Costa, Lennie Castro – percussion Gary Coleman – vibraphone
Gary Herbig – flute
Bill Reichenbach, Kim Hutchcroft, Larry Hall, Jerry Hey – horns
La Toya Jackson – voice scream Julia Tillman Waters, Maxine Willard Waters, Stephanie Spruill – backing vocals
Audra Tillman, Brian Stilwell, Brigette Bush, Gerry Gruberth, Lita Aubrey, Peter Wade, Rhonda Gentry, Roger Kenerly II, Soloman Daniels, Yolanda Kenerly – backing vocals (The Children's Choir)
Arnold McCuller, Bob Mack, Bunny Hull, Carmen Twillie, Carolyn Dennis, Gerry Garrett, Gregory Wright, Jim Gilstrap, Josie James, Lewis Price, Lisa Roberts, Paulette Brown, Paulette McWilliams, Phyllis St. James, Tyrell (Rock) Deadrick, Roger Kenerly-Saint, Ronald Vann, Roy Galloway, Venetta Fields – backing vocals (The Adults' Choir)
Credits [ edit ]
Produced, arranged, written and composed by
The Jacksons except for "Everybody" (written by Michael Jackson, Tito Jackson and Mike McKinney)
Outtakes [ edit ]
(Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson) "That Girl"
(Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson) "Why Can't I Be"
Singles [ edit ]
"Can You Feel It"
"This Place Hotel"
"Walk Right Now"
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]