Studio album by The Jacksons Released
September 26, 1980 Recorded
Capitol Records Studios, Hollywood Sound, Davien Sound, Sound City, Devonshire Sound, & Westlake Audio Hollywood, CA Genre
44: 39 Label
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is the 15th Triumph studio album by The Jacksons, released in 1980 on Epic Records.
It was certified platinum in the U.S. and peaked at No. 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, who had recently released his multi-platinum selling album, , handles most of the lead vocal and writing duties. Off the Wall 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  Triumph's release. On December 10, 1980, the album was certified Platinum for the sales of over 1 million copies in the United States.
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.
Track listing [ edit ]
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, Lenny 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)
Production & arrangement credits [ edit ]
Produced, arranged, written and composed by
The Jacksons except for "Everybody" (written by Michael Jackson, Tito Jackson and Mike McKinney)
Greg Phillinganes – associate producer Tom Perry – engineer
Tom "Tom Tom 84" Washington – arrangements on "Can You Feel It," "Lovely One," "Your Ways," "Heartbreak Hotel"
Jerry Hey – arrangements on "Everybody," "Heartbreak Hotel" Jerry Peters – arrangements on "Time Waits For No One," "Give It Up"
Outtakes [ edit ]
(Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson) "That Girl"
(Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson) "Why Can't I Be" (Michael Jackson)
Singles [ edit ]
"Can You Feel It"
"This Place Hotel"
"Walk Right Now"
Certifications [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
Triumph at AllMusic
link The Jacksons Triumph review on Robert Christgau
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External links [ edit ]