Destiny

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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The brothers' third post-Motown album as the Jacksons was their most successful release, both commercially and creatively, since 1974's Dancing Machine. Their first two Epic albums, where they aligned with Gamble, Huff, and other Philly soul stalwarts, had some strong singles but were very uneven and somewhat awkward in stretches, and this time out, they wrote and produced on their own. Backed by an arsenal of up-and-coming and veteran L.A. session musicians -- including guitarists Michael Sembello and Paul Jackson, Jr., drummer Rick Marotta, arranger Thomas "Tom Tom 84" Washington, and keyboardist Greg Phillinganes, the last of whom played on just about everything ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Andy Kellman
The brothers' third post-Motown album as the Jacksons was their most successful release, both commercially and creatively, since 1974's Dancing Machine. Their first two Epic albums, where they aligned with Gamble, Huff, and other Philly soul stalwarts, had some strong singles but were very uneven and somewhat awkward in stretches, and this time out, they wrote and produced on their own. Backed by an arsenal of up-and-coming and veteran L.A. session musicians -- including guitarists Michael Sembello and Paul Jackson, Jr., drummer Rick Marotta, arranger Thomas "Tom Tom 84" Washington, and keyboardist Greg Phillinganes, the last of whom played on just about everything involving a Jackson family member through the early '90s -- Destiny did much more than set the stage for Michael's Off the Wall. The sunny "Blame It on the Boogie" and the dazzling Off the Wall prelude "Shake Your Body Down to the Ground" were the album's only singles, upbeat numbers that peaked at number three on the Black Singles chart, but the mature Michael showcase ballad "Push Me Away" pointing toward "I Can't Help It" and "Human Nature" and the alternately somber and uplifting "Bless His Soul," containing a startling confession from Michael "There is no life for me at all/'Cause I give myself at beck and call" added an impressive level of depth to the Jacksons' discography.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/1/2008
  • Label: Sbme Special Mkts.
  • UPC: 886972322421
  • Catalog Number: 723224
  • Sales rank: 364,161

Album Credits

Performance Credits
The Jacksons Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Vocals, Track Performer
Roland Bautista Guitar
Michael Sembello Bass, Guitar, Soloist
Michael Boddicker Synthesizer, Keyboards
Paulinho Da Costa Percussion
Clare Fischer Strings
Ed Greene Drums
Jerry Hey Strings, Horn
Paul Jackson Jr. Guitar
Randy Jackson Percussion, Conga, Vocals
Tito Jackson Guitar, Vocals, Soloist
Gary King Bass
Ricky Lawson Drums
Rick Marotta Percussion, Drums
Greg Phillinganes Synthesizer, Keyboards
Claudio Slon Percussion, Conga, Drums
Nathan Watts Bass
Laudir DeOliveira Percussion, Conga
Ed Green Drums
Technical Credits
The Jackson 5 Producer, Producer
Bobby Colomby Executive Producer
Peter Granet Engineer
Jerry Hey Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Randy Jackson Composer
Don Murray Engineer
Greg Phillinganes Arranger, rhythm arrangement
Tom Tom 84 Arranger, Horn Arrangements, String Arrangements
Claire Fisher Arranger, String Arrangements
Gary Meyer Cover Art
Joe Jackson Management
Paul Granet Engineer
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