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Michael Jackson: Off the Wall [Deluxe Edition]

Album Reviews:

Rolling Stone (4/11/02, p.107) - Ranked #31 in Rolling Stone's "50 Coolest Records".

Rolling Stone (2/01/01, p.59) - 5 stars out of 5 - "...Was and remains a perfect album....the rhythm never lets up, and neither does the quality....Never has Michael sounded so self-assured, his talents so right for the pop moment..."

Spin (p.112) - "It's only right that maybe the greatest single-artist disco album was the work of that generation's greatest dancer."

Q (9/99, p.128) - 5 stars (out of 5) - "...one of the greatest albums ever made...all the songs are great, the sound is new and different, and it was a big part of pleasant people's lives at the time....some of the best melodies in the history of pop..."

Q (Magazine) (p.126) - "[Jackson] displayed a thrilling command of pop-dance dynamics, revealing talents only glimpsed on his four Motown solo albums..."

NME (Magazine) (10/2/93, p.29) - Ranked #93 in NME's list of the 'Greatest Albums Of All Time.'

Paste (magazine) - "The album opens on a joyously confident note with 'Don't Stop `Til You Get Enough'....Jackson's skills as a highly emotive singer are also nicely on display."

Album Notes

OFF THE WALL remaster contains previously unreleased demos and commentary by producer Quincy Jones and songwriter Rod Temperton.

Personnel includes: Michael Jackson (vocals, percussion); Patti Austin (vocals); David Williams, Marlo Henderson, Phil Upchurch, Wah Wah Watson, Marlo Henderson, Larry Carlton (guitar); Larry Williams (flute, alto & tenor saxophones); Kim Hutchcroft (flute, tenor & baritone saxophones); Jerry Hey (trumpet, flugelhorn); Gary Grant (trumpet); William Reichenbach (trombone); Greg Phillinganes (electric piano, synthesizer); David "Hawk" Wolinski (electric piano); Michael Boddiker (synthesizer, programming); George Duke, David Foster (synthesizer); Louis Johnson (bass); John Robinson (drums, percussion); Randy Jackson, Janet Jackson, Richard Heath, Paulinho Da Costa (percussion).

Producers: Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson.

Reissue producer: Bruce Swedien.

Recorded in Los Angeles, California between 1978 & 1979. Originally released on Epic (35745).

Digitally remastered by Bernie Grundman (Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles, California).


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