Triumph

Triumph

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by The Jacksons
     
 

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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 FeelSee more details below

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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.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/01/2008
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886972399829
catalogNumber:
723998
Rank:
37290

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

Jackson 5   Composer,Producer
Michael Jackson   Songwriter,Arranger,Composer
Jackie Jackson   Arranger,Composer
Randy Jackson   Arranger,Composer
Tito Jackson   Songwriter
Tom Perry   Engineer
Jerry Peters   Arranger
Stephanie Spruill   Director
Tom Tom 84   Arranger
Gene Corso   Sound Effects
Richard Brooks   Composer

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