Triumph (The Jacksons album)

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Triumph
Jacksons-triumph.jpg
Studio album by The Jacksons
Released September 26, 1980 (1980-09-26)
Recorded 1980
Studio Capitol Records Studios, Hollywood Sound, Davien Sound, Sound City, Devonshire Sound, & Westlake Audio Hollywood, CA
Genre
Length 44:39
Label Epic
Producer The Jacksons
The Jacksons chronology
Boogie
(1979)Boogie1979
Triumph
(1980)
The Jacksons Live!
(1981)The Jacksons Live!1981
Singles from Triumph
  1. "Lovely One"
    Released: September 12, 1980
  2. "This Place Hotel"
    Released: November 24, 1980
  3. "Can You Feel It"
    Released: March 5, 1981
  4. "Walk Right Now"
    Released: June 15, 1981
  5. "Time Waits for No One"
    Released: October 29, 1981
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau(A-)[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide4.5/5 stars[3]

Triumph is the 15th 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 Billboard 200. The 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, Off the Wall, handles most of the lead vocal and writing duties. Triumph was the Jacksons' first album to reach number-one on the Billboard R&B Albums chart since Maybe Tomorrow in 1971. The album sold over two million copies worldwide,[4] 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.[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]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Can You Feel It"Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson6:00
2."Lovely One"Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson4:52
3."Your Ways"Jackie Jackson4:31
4."Everybody"Michael Jackson, Tito Jackson, Mike McKinney5:00
5."This Place Hotel"Michael Jackson5:44
6."Time Waits for No One"Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson3:24
7."Walk Right Now"Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson6:29
8."Give It Up"Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson4:20
9."Wondering Who"Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson4:19
2009 re-edition bonus tracks
No.TitleLength
10."This Place Hotel" (single version)4:52
11."Walk Right Now" (John Luongo Disco Mix)7:36
12."Walk Right Now" (John Luongo Instrumental Mix)6:58

Personnel[edit]

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]

  • "Slipped Away" (Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson)
  • "That Girl" (Michael Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Randy Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson)
  • "Why Can't I Be" (Michael Jackson)

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1980) Peak
position
Australian Albums (Kent Music Report)[7] 13
Canadian Albums (RPM)[8] 7
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 25
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[10] 8
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[11] 46
UK Albums (OCC)[12] 13
US Billboard 200[13] 10
Zimbabwean Albums (ZIMA)[14] 10

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[15]
US US
R&B
US
Dance
1980 "Lovely One" 12 2 1
1981 "Can You Feel It" 77 30 1
"This Place Hotel" 22 2
"Walk Right Now" 73 50 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United States (RIAA)[16] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

  1. ^ Triumph at AllMusic
  2. ^ link The Jacksons Triumph review on Robert Christgau
  3. ^ [1]
  4. ^ Chery, Carl: XXL: Michael Jackson Special Collecters Edition, page 100. American Press.
  5. ^ "Recording Industry Association of America". RIAA. Archived from the original on 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-03-12. 
  6. ^ LegacyRecordings.com » News Archived 2008-07-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (doc). Australian Chart Book, St Ives, NSW. ISBN 0-646-11917-6. 
  8. ^ "RPM: The Jacksons (albums)". RPM Magazine. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – The Jacksons – Triumph" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  10. ^ "Charts.org.nz – The Jacksons – Triumph". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – The Jacksons – Triumph". Hung Medien. Retrieved April 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "The Jacksons Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  13. ^ "The Jacksons US Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  14. ^ * Zimbabwe. Kimberley, C. Zimbabwe: albums chart book. Harare: C. Kimberley, 2000
  15. ^ "The Jacksons US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-08-05. 
  16. ^ "American album certifications – The Jacksons – Triumph". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH

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