The Jacksons Live!
|The Jacksons Live!|
|Live album by The Jacksons|
|Released||November 11, 1981|
|Recorded||August 13, 1981 at
Pittsburgh Civic Arena
Pittsburgh, United States
|The Jacksons chronology|
|Singles from The Jacksons Live!|
The Jacksons Live! is a live album by The Jacksons released on November 11, 1981, by Epic Records. The album was recorded during their North American tour in fall 1981, known as the Triumph Tour. The live double album was culled from recordings made on the tour's stops in Buffalo, New York; Providence, Rhode Island; Atlanta and New York City. The live album would go on to sell over two million copies worldwide.
The Triumph Tour would be the group's last tour together for three years, while Michael recorded and released the phenomenally successful Thriller album and its singles in 1982 and 1983. The group would reunite for its final tour (sans an injured Jackie Jackson, who only participated in the second and final last leg of the tour after recovering from a knee injury) — Victory Tour — in 1984. In 1988, Rolling Stone magazine described the Triumph Tour as one of the best 25 tours between 1967 and 1987.
Bruce Eder awarded the album 3.5 stars out of 5 on Allmusic, claiming the album "is a reminder of how great an act they (the Jacksons) were, and captures what was just about the end of Michael Jackson's work with the family group, all of it very much on a high-note. The album is worth tracking down as an artifact of a simpler, more unabashedly joyous time in music, as well as the family's history."
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
|1.||"Opening/Can You Feel It"||Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson||6:04|
|2.||"Things I Do for You"||Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson||3:38|
|3.||"Off the Wall"||Rod Temperton||4:00|
|4.||"Ben"||Walter Scharf, Don Black||3:52|
|5.||"This Place Hotel"||Michael Jackson||4:40|
|6.||"She's Out of My Life"||Tom Bahler||4:48|
|7.||"Movie and Rap, Including Excerpts of: I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye/Got to Be There"||Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, Deke Richards, Clifton Davis, Elliot Willensky||3:04|
|8.||"Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save"||Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, Deke Richards||2:55|
|9.||"I'll Be There"||Berry Gordy, Bob West, Willie Hutch, Hal Davis||3:12|
|10.||"Rock with You"||Rod Temperton||3:59|
|11.||"Lovely One"||Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson||6:28|
|12.||"Workin' Day and Night"||Michael Jackson||6:53|
|13.||"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough"||Michael Jackson||4:22|
|14.||"Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)"||Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson||8:34|
- David Williams - guitar
- Mike McKinney - bass
- Bill Wolfer - keyboards
- Jonathan "Sugarfoot" Moffett - drums
- East Coast Horns - Alan "Funt" Prater, Broderick "Mac" McMorris, Cloris Grimes, Wesley Phillips - horns
- Chery, Carl: XXL: Michael Jackson Special Collector's Edition, page 100. American Press.
- Eder, Bruce (November 1981). "The Jacksons Live: All Music Review". Retrieved 2015-07-10.
- Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (November 2, 2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Fireside. p. 410. ISBN 978-0743201698. (subscription required (. ))
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