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Off The Wall (Suzuki Love Sleeve - Promo) [Single]Off The Wall (Suzuki Love Sleeve - Promo) [Single]

'Off The Wall' promo single of Michael Jackson was released in November 1979 in Japan by Epic as a promotional item to push the new title on major radio stations and chart return record dealers.

Written by Rod Temperton, who submitted three songs for the album. "The one I thought would be their choice was 'Off The Wall'," he said. "I tried to find out about Michael's character. I knew he liked Charlie Chaplin, and I thought 'Off The Wall' would be a nice thing for Michael."

Promotional picture insert with Michael standing next to a Suzuki 'Love' scooter, as used in the 'Suzuki Motorbike TV' advert exclusively in Japan, with lyrics on the reverse.

P.S. There exists another rare single with 'Suzuki' motorbike: 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'.

Track list:

A:
1. Off The Wall - 3:50

B:
1. Get On The Floor  - 4:40

Off The Wall (Promo) Single Back

Record label: Epic
Released: 11-1979
Series number: 06.5P-94
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 88 €


Off The Wall (Album with Free 'You Can't Win' Picture Disc Single)

Jackson's 'Off The Wall' album was released in August 1979 in the UK by Epic Records, with some of the early copies feature a free 7" limited edition picture disc single of 'You Can't Win'. The album has a sticker on the cover.

Jackson collaborated with a number of other writers and performers such as Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Rod Temperton. Jackson wrote several of the songs himself, including the lead single, 'Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough'.

The record was a departure from Jackson's previous work for Motown. Several critics observed that 'Off The Wall' was crafted from funk, disco-pop, soul, soft rock, jazz and pop ballads. Jackson received positive reviews for his vocal performance on the record. The record gained positive reviews and won the singer his first Grammy Award since the early 1970s. With 'Off The Wall', Jackson became the first solo artist to have four singles from the same album peak inside the top10 of the Billboard Hot 100. The album was a commercial success, to date it is certified for 8× Multi-Platinum in the US.

Off The Wall (Album with Free 'You Can't Win' Picture Disc Single) Cover

Track list:

A:
1. Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough - 6:02
2. Rock With You - 3:38
3. Working Day And Night - 5:12
4. Get On The Floor - 4:44

B:
1. Off The Wall - 4:04
2. Girlfriend - 3:04
3. She's Out Of My Life - 3:36
4. I Can't Help It - 4:24
5. It's The Falling In Love - 3:46
6. Burn This Disco Out - 3:38

You Can't Win (Limited Edition) [Picture Disc] Single Back'You Can't Win' limited edition picture disc single was first released in May, 1979 in Britain but later added with some of the early copies of the album 'Off The Wall'.

'You Can't Win' was originally performed by Michael in the movie, 'The Wiz' - premiered in October 1978 in Los Angeles.

Not featured on the Broadway musical on which the film was based - written especially for Michael's part as the Scarecrow.

Track list:

A:
1. You Can't Win (Part 1) - 3:43

B:
1. You Can't Win (Part 2) - 2:48

Record label: Epic
Released: 08-1979
Series number: EPC 83468
Printed: UK
Guide price: 125 €


Boogie Album CoverBoogie (Album)

'Boogie' is a very rare Jackson 5 album which was released on January 16th, 1979 in Canada (USA).

It was released by Natural Resources (a division of Motown) and included tracks not available anywhere else. Due to legal problems, it was withdrawn shortly after its release and it is now very hard to come by.

Even rarer, and let us add virtually impossible to find, are the 'international' copies made in other countries of the world.

Track list:

A:
1. Love's Gone Bad - 3:20
2. I Ain't Gonna Eat My Heart Out Anymore - 3:01
3. ABC - 2:58
4. I Was Made To Love Her - 4:17
5. One Day I'll Marry You - 3:00

B:
1. Never Can Say Goodbye - 3:00
2. Oh I've Been Bless'd - 2:40
3. Penny Arcade - 2:40
4. Just Because I Love You - 3:14
5. Dancing Machine - 2:41

Record label: Natural Resources (a division of Motown)
Released: 16-01-1979
Series number: NR-4013T1
Printed: USA
Guide price: 112 €


The Leader Of 80's Pop (Promo) Album CoverThe Leader Of 80's Pop (Promo) [Album]

'The Leader Of 80's Pop' promo album of Michael Jackson & The Jacksons was released in 1979 in Japan by Epic as a promotional item to push the new title on major radio stations and chart return record dealers.

Custom pasted picture sleeve with Japanese text, biography and discography printed on the reverse.

The album featuring special nonstop medleys of their hits. The A-side is devoted to Michael and B-side to The Jacksons.

Track list:

A:
1. Special Nonstop Version Part I
Featuring:
Rock With You
Off The Wall
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough

2. Special Nonstop Version Part II
Featuring:
Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Rock With You
Working Day & Night

B:
1. Special Disco Version
Shake Your Body

2. Special Nonstop Version
Featuring:
Blame It On The Boogie
Shake Your Body
All Night Dancin'

Record label: Epic
Released: 1979
Series number: QY.3P-12
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 150 €


The Wiz (2LP Set) Album CoverThe Wiz (2LP Album)

'The Wiz' is the soundtrack album for the 1978 film adaptation of the Broadway musical 'The Wiz'. Although the film was produced for Universal Pictures by Motown Records' film division, the soundtrack album housed in a gatefold picture sleeve was issued in October 1978 in the USA and UK on MCA Records as a two-LP collection.

On the double album you can hear Michael in one solo song 'You Can't Win', and one duet by Michael and Diana Ross: 'Ease On Down The Road'. Michael also contributed vocally to 'Be A Lion' and 'A Brand New Day'.

The album doesn’t notch very good in the hit parades and reached only to number 17 in the Black albums as in the hit parade for Pop-LPs.

Track list:

LP 1:
A:
1. Main Title (Overture, Part One) - 2:34
2. Overture (Part Two) - 2:03
3. The Feeling That We Have - 3:30
4. Can I Go On? - 1:56
5. Glinda's Theme - 1:09
6. He's The Wizard - 2:52
7. Soon As I Get Home/Home - 4:01

LP 2:
C
:
1. Be A Lion - 4:04
2. End Of The Yellow Brick Road - 1:01
3. Emerald City Sequence - 6:41
4. So You Wanted To See The Wizard - 2:48
5. Is This What Feeling Gets? (Dorothy's Theme) - 3:13

 

B:
1. You Can't Win - 3:14
2. Ease On Down The Road #1 - 3:19
3. What Would I Do If I Could Feel? - 2:18
4. Slide Some Oil To Me - 2:19
5. Ease On Down The Road #2 - 1:30
6. (I'm A) Mean Ole Lion - 2:23
7. Ease On Down The Road #3 - 1:24
8. Poppy Girls - 3:27

D:
1. Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News - 3:01
2. A Brand New Day - 7:51
3. Believe In Yourself (Dorothy) - 2:54
4. The Good Witch Glinda - 1:10
5. Believe In Yourself (Reprise) - 2:13
6. Home - 3:27


The Wiz Gatefold

Record label: MCA Records
Released: 10-1978
Series number: MCA2-14000
Printed: USA
Guide price: 20 €


The Wiz (Single + Programme)

Michael Jackson and Diana Ross star in this fantastic, fun filled spectacular musical based on the smash hit Broadway show which in turn was drawn from L. Frank Baum's 'The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz'.

In this Motown production, Dorothy (Diana Ross) is a shy Harlem kindergarten teacher who is whisked to a wonderland to follow the yellow brick road. Michael Jackson is the Scarecrow who wants a brain, along with Nipsey Russell as the Tin Man searching for a heart, Ted Ross as the Cowardly Lion, Lena Horne as Glinda the Good Witch and Richard Pryor as the Oz's great wizard. With such a cast, exciting musical numbers and fabulous visual effects, the Wiz will reach every generation of movie-goers.

'The Wiz' (Single + Programme)

This set includes:
•1 x 7" single of the song 'Ease On Down The Road' was released in August 1978 in France by MCA as the theme song of the 1978 film adaptation of 'The Wiz' (itself an adaptation of 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'), and produced by Quincy Jones.

Track list:

A:
1. Ease On Down The Road (with Diana Ross) - 3:19

B:
1. Poppy Girls - 3:27

•1 original 'The Wiz' movie program (1978, Universal City Studios, Inc). It is about 12" x 9" in size and contains about 20 pages of color pictures and details about the movie (history, production notes, biographies...).

Record label: MCA
Released: 08-1978
Series number: 259591-7
Printed: France
Guide price: 10 €


Goin' Places - Teen Night (Promo) [Picture Disc] Album FrontGoin' Places - Teen Night (Promo) [Picture Disc Album]

A very rare 'Goin' Places' promotional picture disc album of The Jacksons that was sold at this special event held at Dodger's Stadium in Los Angeles on the Epic label. Front reads: "Ten Q Radio 1020-Jacksons Dodgers Teen Night: May 13, 1978" with a picture of Dodgers Stadium.

The back of the picture disc has the album cover with The Jacksons in aviator outfits. The sleeve is a special custom red jacket with the track listing on the back (and Ten Q "Teen Night" logo). There is no catalog number on the record, but it is commonly known as 34835-1G.

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
Released: 13-05-1978
Series number: 34835-1G
Printed: USA
Guide price: 300 €


The Jacksons - What's It All About? (Special Radio Broadcast) SingleThe Jacksons - What's It All About? (Special Radio Broadcast) [Single]

'What's All About' (Special Radio Broadcast) single was released in July 1977 in the USA by (BMI) ABC Records.

The A-side features Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis (Program 379): an interview with the artists, featuring some of their hit tunes.

The B-side of this red labeled 45 features The Jacksons (Program 380): "An interview with the group, featuring their hit songs". Jackie, Tito, Marlon, and Michael are interviewed by host Bill Huie.

Jackie talks about how "everyone has chores to do" and the brothers discuss how they performed for the Mayor of Gary Indiana before being discovered by Bobby Taylor. Tito talks about how "imitators" like The Osmonds, The Sylvers, and The Franco Family did not offend them, but flattered them. They talk about recording with Gamble & Huff, and recall how they used to sell pictures of the group for a quarter and were often warned but “don’t get the big head”.

Song excerpts include: 'Enjoy Yourself', 'I Want You Back', 'Never Can Say Goodbye' and 'Dancing Machine'.

Track list:

A:
1. Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis - An interview with the artists, featuring some of their hit hits - 5:10

B:
1.The Jacksons An interview with the group, featuring their hit songs - 4:56

Record label: (BMI) ABC Records / TRAV
Released: 07-1977
Series number: MA 1083
Printed: USA
Guide price: 230 €


Enjoy Yourself (Limited Edition) Maxi-Single CoverEnjoy Yourself (Limited Edition) [Maxi-Single]

'Enjoy Yourself' is the first single from The Jacksons debut, self-titled album, the limited edition maxi-single was released on March 18th, 1977 in the UK by Epic.

It was the first non-Motown single for the group since they departed from the label earlier that year. It was also the group's first Platinum single, as well as the first song to featured new member Randy Jackson, who replaced Jermaine after he decided to stay in Motown after his brothers left.

How many examples is been released is a question, I don't know sorry.

The cover of this beautiful song show us the Jacksons with there signature's above here names.

Track list:

A:
1. Enjoy Yourself - 5:48

B:
1.
Style Of Life - 3:2

Record label: Epic
Released: 18-03-1977
Series number: S EPC 5063
Printed: UK
Guide price: 90 €


The Jacksons (Picture-Disc) Album CoverThe Jacksons (Picture Disc) [Album]

'The Jacksons' is the first picture disc album released by The Jacksons for Epic/CBS Records on November 11th, 1976 in the USA under the Philadelphia International label.

The very rare 'The Jacksons' (blue vinyl) picture disc has a picture of the The Jacksons in blue stage outfits (same picture on both sides). This album was manufactured by Philadelphia International Records.

The sleeve is a special custom blue jacket with the track listing on the back. There is no catalog number on the record, but it is commonly known as PE 34229, which is the same catalog for the standard issue.

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
Released: 11-11-1976
Series number: PE 34229
Printed: USA
Guide price: 450 €


In Japan! (Promo) Album CoverIn Japan! (Promo) [Album]

The Jackson 5's 'In Japan!' promo album was released in December 1973 in Japan by Tamla Motown as a promotional item to push the new title on major radio stations and chart return record dealers. 'In Japan!' a Jackson Five concert from April 30th, 1973.

This 11-track album, gatefold pasted picture sleeve with a four-page Japanese/lyric insert and red & white obi-strip with the coupon still attached.

Michael, Jermaine, Marlon, Tito and Jackie turn in a solid performance of their own material, plus solo hits from Michael and Jermaine.

Track list:

A:
1. We're Gonna Have A Good Time - 3:39
2. Lookin' Through The Windows - 3:52
3. Got To Be There - Michael Jackson - 3:44
4. Daddy's Home - Jermaine Jackson - 5:23
5. Superstition - 3:17
6. Ben - Michael Jackson - 2:54

B:
1. Papa Was A Rollin' Stone - 3:59
2. That's How Love Goes - Jermaine Jackson - 4:46
3. Never Can Say Goodbye - 2:21
4. Ain't That Peculiar - 5:28
5. I Wanna Be Where You Are - Michael Jackson - 6:31

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 12-1973
Series number: SWX-6024
Printed: Japan
Guide price: 500 €


The Michael Jackson Album (Album) CoverThe Michael Jackson Album (Album)

'The Michael Jackson Album' was released in 1973 in Germany by EMI Electrola/Tamla Motown in cooperation with Hörzu, a German TV program guide.

'The Michael Jackson Album' is a compilation that contains 12 songs from Michael’s Motown solo albums 'Ben', 'Got To Be There' and 'Music & Me' and shows two rare and beautiful pictures of Michael on stage with the Jackson 5 in 1972.

On the back cover, it features a short description of what is special about Michael Jackson, which is well written. It reads in part: “What sets this 15-year-old apart from other artists of his age is a musical and vocal substance of a particular class. Michael Jackson, this is a stand-alone quality.”

As the LP didn’t sell well in Germany, it is said that the record company destroyed a big part of the manufactured LPs which makes the album a rare piece nowadays.

Track list:

A:
1. Ain't No Sunshine - 4:07
2. Wings Of Love - 3:18
3. With A Childs Heart - 3:26
4. Maria - 3:34
5. All The Things You Are - 2:54
6. My Girl - 3:07

B:
1. Shoo-Be-Do-Bee-Doo-Da-Day - 3:12
2. Greatest Show On Earth - 2:45
3. What Goes Around Comes Around - 3:24
4. Happy - 3:20
5. Love Is Here And Now You're Gone - 2:49
6. Ben - 2:43

Record label: EMI Electrola/Tamla Motown
Released: 1973
Series number: SHZE 385
Printed: Germany
Guide price: 180 €

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