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2300 Jackson Street Album Cover2300 Jackson Street

'2300 Jackson Street' is the final studio album released by American Pop/R&B group The Jacksons, and their final album for record label Epic, released in the USA on June 23rd, 1989.

In the United Kingdom, '2300 Jackson Street' was released in June 1989 by Epic Records.

For most of this album, The Jacksons consisted of Jermaine, Jackie, Randy, and Tito Jackson. Michael Jackson and Marlon Jackson appear only on the title track, along with their sisters, Rebbie and Janet (middle sister LaToya was, at the time of this album, estranged from the family and therefore does not appear on the song).

The Jacksons co-produced four tracks with Attala Zane Giles, three songs were produced by Michael Omartian (one co-produced by The Jacksons), while 'Maria' was produced by Jermaine Jackson.

The Jacksons formally disbanded after its release, with Jermaine returning to his solo career, and Randy, Tito, and Jackie going on to become session musicians.

Two singles were released from '2300 Jackson Street' in the United States. 'Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)' is considered one of The Jacksons' last successful singles before the group's breakup, peaking at #4 on the US Billboard R&B Singles chart. The second single '2300 Jackson Street' featured backing vocals by 'The Jackson Family and Children', including Michael, Janet, Rebbie and Tito's sons, 3T. The single peaking at #9 on the US Billboard R&B Singles chart.

A total of two singles were released in the UK. The first being 'Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)' , reaching number 33 on the UK Singles chart. The second single,''2300 Jackson Street', did slightly worse peaking at number 76 on the UK Singles chart.

The third single 'Art Of Madness' is only released in Holland.

Their final album peaked at no.14 on Billboard's R&B singles chart, and no.59 on the Pop chart, in the States, and at no.39 in the UK.

All songs produced by The Jacksons, L.A. Reid & Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds, Teddy Riley & Gene Griffin and Michael Omartian.

Track list:

A:
1. Art Of Madness- 5:06
2. Nothin' (That Compares 2 U) - 5:22
3. Maria - 5:48
4. Private Affair - 4:10
5. 2300 Jackson Street - 5:05

B:
1. Harley - 4:24
2. She - 5:01
3. Alright With Me - 3:25
4. Play It Up - 4:53
5. Midnight Rendevous - 4:24
5. If You'd Only Believe- 6:13

Record label: Epic
Pre Recordings: 1989, Ponderosa Studios, Ice Cherri Studio, Experiment In Sound (Encino, CA), Neighborhood Recording Studio, Westlake Studios, Larrabee Sound Studios (LA), The Lighthouse (Hollywood, CA), Elumba Studios, Studio 55 (Los Angeles), Ocean Way Recording (Hollywood, CA), Criteria Recording Studios (Miami, FL).
Worldwide Sales: 0,5 million
Released: 23-06-1989
Series number: E 40911
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

Nothin' (That Compares 2 U) Single Cover

'Nothin' (That Compares 2 U)'
Released: 02-05-1989
Series nr: 34-68688
Printed: USA

2300 Jackson Street Single Cover

'2300 Jackson Street'
Released: 07-1989
Series nr: 34-69022
Printed: USA

Art Of Madness Single Cover

'Art Of Madness'
Released: 1989
Series nr: 654844 7
Printed: Holland

 


Victory Album CoverVictory

'Victory' is a Grammy-nominated 1984 album by The Jacksons on Epic Records. It is he sixth and the only album to include all six Jackson brothers together as an official group. The album sold over seven million copies worldwide and was released on July 2nd, 1984 in the USA.

In the United Kingdom, 'Victory'' was released in July 1984 by Epic Records.

'Victory' was supported by the 'Victory Tour', with lead singer Michael Jackson, who had recently released the world's all-time best-selling album, 'Thriller', prominently featured. Shortly after the tour ended, Michael and Marlon Jackson quit the band.

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 in 1975. The brothers rarely worked together on the album; it was mainly composed of solo songs the brothers had each worked on during that time. While each brother has at least one solo track, Jermaine only appears on 'Torture', a duet with Michael, performs ad-libs with Michael on 'Wait' and is additionally named as a background vocalist on 'One More Chance' and 'The Hurt'.
Tensions reportedly grew between the brothers during the recording sessions; as a result, little publicity photography was done.

Three singles were released in the USA, 'State Of Shock', a duet of The Jacksons with Mick Jagger, the lead singer of The Rolling Stones. It was written by Jackson and guitarist Randy Hansen, the song charted at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, number 4 on the Billboard soul singles charts. 'Torture' is the second single, the song peaked at #17 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the second best selling single on the album, behind 'State Of Shock'. 'Body' is the third single released off the album and peaked at #47 on the Pop singles charts.

A total of four singles were released in the UK. The first single, 'State Of Shock', a duet with Mick Jagger, reached a peak of number 14 on the UK Singles chart. A 7" picture disc single, along with a standard 7" and 12" were released. The second single, 'Torture', a duet between Michael and Jermaine, reached number 26 on the UK charts and offered two 12" singles along with the a standard 7" single as well as a 7" poster bag edition. The Jacksons' third single 'Body', just made the UK Top 100, peaking at number 94. A fourth single, Wait, did not chart. A fourth single, 'Wait', did not chart.

The album cover art was commissioned from famed illustrator Michael Whelan. On the first release of the record there was a white dove on Randy's shoulder (third from left). On later issues the bird was removed.

The album peaked at no.4 on the Pop albums chart, in the States, and no.3 in the UK. Also achieved no.3 on Billboard's R&B albums chart.

All songs produced by The Jacksons, Steve Porcaro & David Paich.

Track list:

A:
1. Torture - 4:51
2. Wait - 5:24
3. One More Chance - 5:02
4. Be Not Always - 5:35

B:
1. State Of Shock (with Mick Jagger) - 4:30
2. We Can Change The World - 4:44
3. The Hurt - 5:20
4. Body - 5:05

Record label: Epic
Pre Recordings: 1984, A&R Recording (New York City), Can-Am Recorders, Evergreen Studios, Hog Manor Studios, Image Recorders, The Ponderosa Studio, Record One Studio, Soundcastle Studios, Sunset Sound, The Villa, Westlake Audio, Bill Schnee Studio, Hollywood Sound, Ocean Way Studios, Sunset Sound Recorders, Village Recorders (Los Angeles).
Worldwide Sales: 7 million
Released: 02-07-1984
Series number: QE 38946
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

State Of Shock Single Cover

'State Of Shock'

Released: 05-06-1984
Series nr: 34-04503
Printed: USA

State Of Shock (Picture Disc) Single Cover

'State Of Shock'
(Picture Disc)
Released: 06-1984
Series nr: EPC WA 4431
Printed: UK

Torture Single Cover

'Torture'

Released: 08-1984
Series nr: 34-04575
Printed: USA

(Limited Edition) [Poster Bag] Single Cover

'Torture'
(Limited Edition) [Poster Bag]
Released: 08-1984
Series nr: A 4675
Printed: UK

Body Single Cover

'Body'
Released: 10-1984
Series nr: 34-04673
Printed: USA

Wait Single Cover

'Wait'
Released: 02-1985
Series nr: A 6105
Printed: UK

 

 


The Jacksons Live (2LP Set) Album CoverThe Jacksons Live (2LP Set)

'The Jacksons Live'! is the fifth and a live album by The Jacksons, recorded during their North American tour in fall 1981, known as the 'Triumph Tour', and released on November 11th, 1981 through Epic Records in the USA.

In the United Kingdom, 'The Jacksons Live' was released in November 1981 by Epic Records.

The live double album was culled from recordings made in August 1981 on the tour's stops in Buffalo, NY; Providence, RI; Atlanta, GA; and New York City, NY. The live album would go on to sell over two million copies worldwide.

The live show featured songs from the group's Epic catalog, a medley of their Motown hits, and five songs from lead singer Michael's solo album 'Off The Wall'.

One single is released in the USA, 'Working Day And Night'. The single 'Things I Do For You' is released in the UK and the single 'Off The Wall' is released in Japan.

The album peaked at no.10 on Billboard's R&B albums chart, and no.30 on the Pop albums chart, in the States, and no.53 in the UK.

All songs produced by The Jacksons.

Track list:

LP 1:
A:
1. Opening / Can You Feel It - 6:04
2. Things I Do For You - 3:38
3. Off The Wall - 4:00
4. Ben - 3:52

B:
1. Heartbreak Hotel - 4:40
2. She's Out Of My Life - 4:48
3. Movie And Rap, Including Excerpts Of: I Want You Back / Never Can Say Goodbye / Got To Be There - 3:04
4. Medley: I Want You Back / ABC / The Love You Save - 2:55

LP 2:
C:
1. I'll Be There - 3:12
2. Rock With You - 3:59
3. Lovely One - 6:28

D:
1. Working Day And Night - 6:53
2. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - 4:22
3. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - 8:33

Record label: Epic
Pre Recordings: 1981, recordings made in August 1981 on the tour's stops in Buffalo, NY; Providence, RI; Atlanta, GA; and New York City, NY.
Worldwide Sales: Gold
Released: 11-11-1981
Series number: KE2 37545
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

Things I Do For You (Live) Single Cover

'Things I Do For You' (Live)

Released: 16-10-1981
Series nr: EPCA 1902
Printed: Holland

Off The Wall (Live) Single Cover

'Off The Wall' (Live)

Released: 1981
Series nr: 07.5P-160
Printed: Japan

Rock With You (Live) [Promo] Single Cover

'Rock With You' (Live)
(Promo)
Released: 11-1981
Series nr: AE7-1352
Printed: USA

Working Day And Night (Live) [Promo] Single Cover

'Working Day And Night'
(Live)
Released: 11-1981
Series nr: 14 02720
Printed: USA


Triumph Album CoverTriumph

'Triumph' is the fourth album by The Jacksons released on Epic Records on September 26th, 1980 in the USA. It was certified platinum in the U.S.

In the United Kingdom, 'Triumph' was released on October 18th, 1980 by Epic Records, peaking at number 33 on UK Albums chart.

For the first time, The Jacksons write and produce an entire album themselves with writing credits going to Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Tito Jackson, as well as Mike McKinney. The album is dedicated to their mother with the message: "A mother is a gift from God. For ours, we are most thankful and we dedicated this album to our beautiful Mother, Katherine Jackson.

The Jacksons name logo on the front sleeve features the eye of a peacock feather and the back sleeve contains an image of a peacock in full plumage with these words from Michael Jackson:

"Through the ages, the peacock has been honoured and praised for its attractive illustrious beauty. Of all the bird family, the peacock is the only bird that integrates all colors into one, and displays this radiance of fire only when in love. We, like the peacock, try to integrate all races into one through the love of music" (Michael Jackson for Peacock Productions).

The Jacksons shared lead vocals and solo spots on most 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 Maybe Tomorrow in 1971. The album would sell over two million copies worldwide and the Jacksons would not release another studio LP for four years after 'Triumph's' release.

Four singles were released from 'Triumph' in the United States. The first two singles, 'Lovely One' and 'Heartbreak Hotel' (which was renamed 'This Place Hotel' to avoid confusion with the Elvis Presley song of the same name) faired relatively well on the Singles charts, both peaking at number two on the R&B Singles chart. The last two singles, 'Can You Feel It' and 'Walk Right Now', didn't fair so well however stalling at number 77 and number 73 on the Pop Singles chart and number 30 and number 50 on the R&B Singles charts.

A total of five singles were released in the UK. The first being 'Lovely One', reaching number 29 on the UK Singles chart. The second single, 'Heartbreak Hotel', did slightly worse peaking at number 44. It's follow-up single, 'Can You Feel It', proved much better on the charts breaking the top 10 with a peak position of number 6. The fourth single, 'Walk Right Now', faired almost as well, peaking one position below it's predecessor at number 7. The fifth and final single release from 'Triumph' in the UK, 'Time Waits For No One', failed to chart.

The album peaked at no.10 on the Pop albums chart, in the States, and charted at no.13 in the UK. Also for two weeks no.1 on the Billboard's R&B albums chart.

All songs written & produced by The Jacksons. Michael wrote or co-wrote six of the nine songs.

Track list:

A:
1. Can You Feel It - 6:00
2. Lovely One - 4:52
3. Your Ways - 4:31
4. Everybody - 5:00
5. Heartbreak Hotel - 5:44

B:
1. Time Waits For No One - 3:24
2. Walk Right Now - 6:29
3. Give It Up - 4:21
4. Wondering Who - 4:18

Record label: Epic
Pre Recordings: 1980, Capital Records Studios, Hollywood Sound, Davien Sound, Sound City, Devonshire Sound & Westlake Audio Hollywood, California.
Worldwide Sales: 1,9 million
Released: 26-09-1980
Series number: FE 36424
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

Lovely One Single Cover

'Lovely One'
Released: 27-09-1980
Series nr: 9-50938
Printed: USA

Heartbreak Hotel Single Cover

'Heartbreak Hotel'
Released: 06-12-1980
Series nr: 19-50959
Printed: USA

Can You Feel It Single Cover

'Can You Feel It'
Released: 04-1981
Series nr: 19-01032
Printed: USA

Walk Right Now Single Cover

'Walk Right Now'
Released: 27-06-1981
Series nr: 19-02132
Printed: USA

Walk Right Now (Picture Disc) Single Cover

'Walk Right Now'
(Picture Disc)
Released: 06-1981
Series nr: EPC A 11 1294
Printed: UK

Time Waits For No One Single Cover

'Time Waits For No One'

Released: 09-1981
Series nr: EPC A1579
Printed: UK

 

 


Destiny Album CoverDestiny

'Destiny' is the third album released by American band The Jacksons on Epic Records on December 17th, 1978 in the USA.

In the United Kingdom, 'Destiny' was released in December 1977 by Epic Records, peaking at number 33 on UK Albums chart.

The album's lead single, 'Blame It On The Boogie', was written by Mick Jackson, an English writer/performer who had his own version of the song in the UK charts at the same time as the Jacksons. It was the Jacksons' version, however, that was the more successful and is consequently the best known rendition of the song.

'Destiny' re-established them as a top-selling group. The album's success was largely based on the second single released from the album, 'Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)', which became a Top 10 single in the spring of 1979. The single, 'Blame It On The Boogie', was also released. The album went on to platinum status cementing it as the first RIAA-certified platinum seller by the Jacksons as most of their Motown recordings were un certifiable despite their huge success on the charts.

Two singles were released in the USA, 'Blame It On The Boogie', which peaked at number 54 on the Pop Singles chart and 'Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)' which enters the Black singles chart peaking at number 3 and remains on the charts for twenty-three weeks.

A total of three singles were released in the UK. The first 'Blame It On The Boogie' peaked at number 3 at the Black Singles chart and 'Destiny' where it achieved a lowly no.39. The third single 'Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)' enters the Top 75 Singles chart, peaking at number 4 and remains on the charts for twelve weeks.

The album peaked at no.3 on Billboard's R&B albums chart, and no.11 on the Pop albums chart, in the States, and no.33 in the UK.

All songs produced by Bobby Colomby and Mike Atkinson.

Track list:

A
1. Blame It On The Boogie - 3:34
2. Push Me Away - 4:16
3. Things I Do For You - 4:05
4. Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) - 7:59

B:
1. Destiny - 4:55
2. Bless His Soul - 4:55
3. All Night Dancin' - 6:09
4. That's What You Get (For Being Polite) - 4:56

Record label: Epic
Pre Recordings: 1978, Cherokee Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.
Worldwide Sales: 1,8 million
Released: 17-12-1978
Series number: JE 35552
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

Blame It On The Boogie Single Cover

'Blame It On The Boogie'

Released: 12-08-1978
Series nr: 8-50595
Printed: USA

Destiny Single Cover

'Destiny'

Released: 29-12-1978
Series nr: S EPC 6983
Printed: UK

Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) Single Cover

'Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground)'
Released: 27-01-1979
Series nr: 8-50656
Printed: USA

 


Goin' Places Album CoverGoin' Places

'Goin' Places' is The Jacksons second album for CBS Records Philadelphia International subsidiary. It was released on October 18th, 1977 in the USA, the year before the family group moved to Epic Records in 1978 for their return to mainstream success.

In the United Kingdom, 'Goin' Places' was released in October 1977 by Epic Records, peaking at number 45 on UK Albums chart.

Recorded during December 1976 and August 1977 at Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 'Goin' Places' is their last album to be produced by Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff. Once again, the album contains two of their own compositions, 'Do What You Wanna' and 'Different Kind Of Lady'. Incidentally, the picture disc version of the LP, released in the States, features an alternative version of 'Different Kind Of Lady'.

Two singles were released in the States, 'Goin' Places', which peaked at number 52 on the Pop Singles chart and number 8 on the R&B and 'Find Me A Girl' which failed to chart on the Pop Singles chart but managed 38 on the R&B Chart. The B-sides for both singles were those written by The Jacksons.

A total of three singles were released in the UK. The first 'Goin' Places' peaked at number 26. The second, 'Even Though You're Gone' peaked five places lower at number 31 and the third single 'Music's Takin' Over' failed to chart.

This is considered their lowest selling album next to '2300 Jackson Street'. The album sold over half a million copies worldwide.

The album peaked at no.11 on the Billboard's R&B albums chart, and no.63 on the Pop albums chart, in the States, and no.45 in the UK.

All songs produced by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.

Track list:

A
1. Music's Takin' Over - 4:36
2. Goin' Places - 4:35
3. Different Kind Of Lady - 3:36
4. Even Though You're Gone - 4:35

B:
1. Jump For Joy - 4:34
2. Heaven Knows I Love You - 3:59
3. Man Of War - 3:13
4. Do What You Wanna - 3:32
5. Find Me A Girl - 4:35

Record label: Epic
Pre Recordings: 1977, Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pa.
Worldwide Sales: Gold
Released: 18-10-1977
Series number: PE 34835
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

Goin' Places Single Cover

'Goin' Places'
Released: 08-10-1977
Series nr: 8-50454
Printed: USA

Even Though You're Gone Single Cover

'Even Though You're Gone'
Released: 13-01-1978
Series nr: S EPC 5919
Printed: UK

Find Me A Girl Single Cover

'Find Me A Girl'
Released: 02-1978
Series nr: 8-50496
Printed: USA

Music's Takin' Over Single Cover

'Music's Takin' Over'
Released: 03-1978
Series nr: S EPC 6263
Printed: UK


The Jacksons Album CoverThe Jacksons

'The Jacksons' is the first studio album by The Jacksons, released on November 11th, 1976 in the USA by Epic Records, seventeen months after leaving Motown Records in June 1975.

In the United Kingdom, 'The Jacksons' was released in November 1976 by Epic Records, peaking at number 54 on the UK Albums chart.

The album was the band's first for CBS, following their seven-year tenure on Motown as "The Jackson 5". Jackson 5 member Jermaine Jackson stayed with Motown when his brothers broke their contracts and defected to CBS; he was replaced by youngest Jackson brother Randy.

Philadelphia International heads Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff produced and executive produced the album, including their first top ten hit in 2 years 'Enjoy Yourself', but had a difficult time focusing on a sound for the now-grown-up boy band. However, the group was able for the first time to write their own material, something that had been denied to them at Motown. The Jacksons composed 'Style Of Life' and 'Blues Away' on their own. 'Blues Away' was the first published song written by lead singer Michael Jackson, who began to take a more percussive vocal approach beginning with this album. This album also spawned the second R&B single 'Show You The Way to Go'.

Two singles were released in the States and the choice of B-side songs showed Epic Records support of the brothers to release their own compositions, although without letting go of the reigns completely.

'Enjoy Yourself' came as a 7" single one month prior to the LP release and peaked at number six on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and finished one place short of the top position at number two on the Billboard R&B Singles chart.

The second single, 'Show You The Way To Go' faired less well, peaking at number 28 on the Pop Singles chart and number six on the R&B.

A total of three singles were released in the UK. The kick-off to The Jacksons career in the UK got off to quite a confusing start. Their first single 'Enjoy Yourself' was initially issued in October 1976 and did nothing on the charts. It was reissued again in March 1977, this time peaking at number 54 on the UK Singles chart. A limited edition 12" single with picture sleeve was also released.

The follow-up single, 'Show You The Way To Go', became the groups first ever number one single in the UK. 'Dreamer' became the third single from their debut LP for Epic Records, peaking at number 22 on the Singles chart.

The fourth single 'Keep On Dancing' is only released in Holland.

The album was the Jacksons first gold album, despite their having sold more than 10 million albums while at Motown. (Motown's sales and financial records were never presented for auditing by the RIAA until 1976).

The album peaked at no.6 on the Billboard's R&B albums chart and no.36 on the Pop albums chart in the States, and at no.54 in the UK.

All songs produced by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff.

Track list:

A:
1. Enjoy Yourself - 3:24
2. Think Happy - 3:08
3. Good Times - 4:57
4. Keep On Dancing - 4:31
5. Blues Away - 3:14

B:
1. Show You The Way To Go - 5:28
2. Living Together - 4:25
3. Strength Of One Man - 3:55
4. Dreamer - 3:03
5. Style Of Life - 3:21

Record label: Epic
Pre Recordings: 1976, Sigma Sound Studios, Philadelphia, Pa.
Worldwide Sales: Gold
Released: 11-11-1976
Series number: PE 34229
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

Enjoy Yourself Single Cover

'Enjoy Yourself'
Released: 16-10-1976
Series nr: 8-50289
Printed: USA

Show You The Way To Go Single Cover

'Show You The Way To Go'
Released: 04-1977
Series nr: 8-50350
Printed: USA

Dreamer Single Cover

'Dreamer'
Released: 29-07-1977
Series nr: S EPC 5458
Printed: UK

Keep On Dancing Single Cover

'Keep On Dancing'
Released: 08-1977
Series nr: EPC 5349
Printed: Holland


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