Triumph [Expanded Edition]

Triumph [Expanded Edition]

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by The Jackson 5
     
 

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Released during the summer of 1980, just as the hits from Michael's Off the Wall were sliding off the charts, Triumph became the Jacksons' first Top Ten pop album since 1972's Lookin' Through the Windows. This despite the album-opening "Can You Feel

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Released during the summer of 1980, just as the hits from Michael's Off the Wall were sliding off the charts, Triumph became the Jacksons' first Top Ten pop album since 1972's Lookin' Through the Windows. This despite the album-opening "Can You Feel It," promoted with a spectacle of a video that made the Jacksons into gigantic superheroes capable of transforming bridges into bendable rainbow tubing, stalling at number 77 on the Hot 100. It didn't make much of an impact on the R&B chart either, but then again, its supernatural anthemic stomp is more a fireworks program finale than something as small scale as a mere single. As on 1978's Destiny, the Jacksons wrote and produced the material, this time with keyboardist Greg Phillinganes bumped up to associate producer, and with an uptick in star backing -- including but not limited to Ronnie Foster, Phil Upchurch, Webster Lewis, Michael Boddicker, and Ollie Brown, as well as Triumph holdovers Michael Sembello, Thomas Washington, and Nathan Watts. The other singles, including "Lovely One" (very nearly "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" reheated) and "This Place Hotel" (an elaborate six-minute affair, written and arranged by Michael, that could have easily swollen to greater length) propelled the album into sales greater than that of Destiny, and it's equally durable (and markedly slicker) all around. [The 2009 Epic/Legacy reissue, released in tandem with a similarly overhauled Destiny, adds the single version of "This Place Hotel" and John Luongo's disco and instrumental disco mixes of "Walk Right Now."]

Product Details

Release Date:
01/27/2009
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0886973355824
catalogNumber:
5003259
Rank:
37625

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jackson 5   Primary Artist
Michael Jackson   Vocals
Ronnie Foster   Keyboards
Phil Upchurch   Guitar
Webster Lewis   Synthesizer
Toya Jackson   screams
Phyllis Saint James   Choir, Chorus
Marlon Jackson   Vocals,Timpani
Michael Sembello   Guitar
Jackie Jackson   Vocals
Bunny Hull   Choir, Chorus
Michael Boddicker   Synthesizer
Ollie E. Brown   Drums
Paulette Brown   Choir, Chorus
Lenny Castro   Percussion
Gary Coleman   Vibes
Paulinho Da Costa   Percussion
Carolyn Dennis   Choir, Chorus
Clay Drayton   Bass
Venetta Fields   Choir, Chorus
Roy Galloway   Choir, Chorus
Jim Gilstrap   Choir, Chorus
Gary Herbig   Flute
Jerry Hey   Horn
Kim Hutchcroft   Horn
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Randy Jackson   Vocals
Tito Jackson   Guitar
Josie James   Choir, Chorus
Roger Kenerly-Saint   Choir, Chorus
Paulette McWilliams   Choir, Chorus
Bob Mack   Choir, Chorus
Greg Phillinganes   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Greg Poree   Guitar
Lisa Roberts   Choir, Chorus
Julia Tillman Waters   Background Vocals
Stephanie Spruill   Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus,Choir Director
Carmen Twillie   Choir, Chorus
Ronnie Vann   Choir, Chorus
Maxine Willard Waters   Background Vocals
Arnold McCuller   Choir, Chorus
Lita Aubrey   Children's Chorus
Brigette Bush   Children's Chorus
Soloman Daniels   Children's Chorus
Rhonda Gentry   Children's Chorus
Gerry Gruberth   Children's Chorus
Roger Kenerly   Children's Chorus
Yolanda Kenerly   Children's Chorus
Lewis Price   Choir, Chorus
Brian Stilwell   Children's Chorus
Audra Tillman   Children's Chorus
Peter Wade   Children's Chorus
William Frank "Bill" Reichenbach   Horn
Nathan Watts   Bass
David E. Williams   Guitar
Gregory Wright   Choir, Chorus
Larry Hall   Horn
Gerry Garrett   Choir, Chorus
J. Jackson   Vocals

Technical Credits

Michael Jackson   Arranger,Composer
Jackie Jackson   Arranger
Jerry Hey   Arranger
Randy Jackson   Arranger
Rik Pekkonen   Engineer
Tom Perry   Engineer
Jerry Peters   String Arrangements
Stephanie Spruill   Vocal Coordinator
Tom Tom 84   Arranger,String Arrangements
Leo Sacks   Reissue Producer
Gene Corso   Sound Effects
Howard Fritzson   Art Direction
Ernest Hardy   Liner Notes
M. McKinney   Composer
R. Jackson   Composer
M. Jackson   Composer
J. Jackson   Composer
T. Jackson   Composer

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