Michael Jackson ‎– Off The Wall

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Epic ‎– EPC 504421 2, Epic ‎– 5044212000
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1 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Larry WilliamsArranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – Greg Phillinganes, Michael JacksonArranged By [String] – Ben Wright*Arranged By [Vocal And Percussion], Backing Vocals, Co-producer, Lead Vocals, Written-By – Michael JacksonBacking Vocals [Additional] – Augie Johnson, Jim Gilstrap, Mortonette Jenkins, Paulette McWilliams, Zedric WilliamsBaritone Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Kim HutchcroftBass – Louis JohnsonConcertmaster – Gerald VinciDrums – John Robinson (2)Electric Piano – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – David Williams (4), Marlo HendersonHorns – The Seawind HornsPercussion – Michael Jackson, Paulinho Da Costa, Randy Jackson, Richard HeathTrombone – William Reichenbach*Trumpet – Gary Grant
6:05
2 Rock With You
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Larry WilliamsArranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm], Arranged By [Vocal], Written-By – Rod TempertonArranged By [String] – Ben Wright*Backing Vocals, Lead Vocals – Michael JacksonBaritone Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Kim HutchcroftBass – Bobby WatsonConcertmaster – Gerald VinciDrums – John Robinson (2)Electric Piano – David "Hawk" WolinskiGuitar – David Williams (4), Marlo HendersonHorns – The Seawind HornsSynthesizer – Greg Phillinganes, Michael BoddickerTrombone – William Reichenbacj*Trumpet – Gary Grant
3:40
3 Workin' Day And Night
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Larry WilliamsArranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – Michael JacksonArranged By [Rhythm], Electric Piano – Greg PhillinganesArranged By [Vocal And Percussion], Backing Vocals, Co-producer, Lead Vocals, Written-By – Michael JacksonBaritone Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Kim HutchcroftBass – Louis JohnsonDrums – John Robinson (2)Guitar – David Williams (4), Phil UpchurchHorns – The Seawind HornsPercussion – John Robinson (2), Michael Jackson, Paulinho Da CostaTrombone – William Reichenbach*Trumpet – Gary Grant
5:13
4 Get On The Floor
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Larry WilliamsArranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – Louis Johnson, Quincy JonesArranged By [String] – Ben Wright*Arranged By [Vocal], Backing Vocals, Co-producer, Lead Vocals – Michael JacksonBacking Vocals [Additional] – Augie Johnson, Jim Gilstrap, Mortonette Jenkins, Paulette McWilliams, Zedric WilliamsBaritone Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Kim HutchcroftBass – Louis JohnsonClavinet – Greg PhillinganesConcertmaster – Gerald VinciDrums – John Robinson (2)Guitar – Wah Wah Watson*Horns – The Seawind HornsPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaTrombone – William Reichenbach*Trumpet – Gary GrantWritten-By – Louis Johnson, Michael Jackson
4:39
5 Off The Wall
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Larry WilliamsArranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm And Vocal], Written-By – Rod TempertonBacking Vocals, Lead Vocals – Michael JacksonBaritone Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Kim HutchcroftBass – Louis JohnsonDrums – John Robinson (2)Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – David Williams (4)Horns – The Seawind HornsProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Michael BoddickerProgrammed By [Synthesizer], Synthesizer – George DukeTrombone – William Reichenbach*Trumpet – Gary Grant
4:05
6 Girlfriend
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Soloist [Alto Sax Solo], Tenor Saxophone – Larry WilliamsArranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – Greg Phillinganes, Quincy Jones, Tom BahlerArranged By [Vocal] – Michael Jackson, Quincy JonesBacking Vocals, Lead Vocals – Michael JacksonBaritone Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Kim HutchcroftBass – Louis JohnsonDrums – John Robinson (2)Electric Piano – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Marlo Henderson, Wah Wah Watson*Horns – The Seawind HornsProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Steve PorcaroProgrammed By [Synthesizer], Synthesizer – George DukeSynthesizer – David FosterTrombone – William Reichenbach*Trumpet – Gary GrantWritten-By – Paul McCartney
3:04
7 She's Out Of My Life
Arranged By [String] – Johnny MandelBass – Louis JohnsonConcertmaster – Gerald VinciElectric Piano – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Larry CarltonLead Vocals – Michael JacksonWritten-By – Tom Bahler
3:38
8 I Can't Help It
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Larry WilliamsArranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – Greg Phillinganes, Stevie WonderBaritone Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Kim HutchcroftBass – Louis JohnsonConcertmaster – Gerald VinciDrums – John Robinson (2)Electric Piano, Synthesizer – Greg PhillinganesHorns – The Seawind HornsLead Vocals – Michael JacksonPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Michael BoddickerTrombone – William Reichenbach*Trumpet – Gary GrantWritten-By – Stevie Wonder, Susaye Greene-Browne*
4:29
9 It's The Falling In Love
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Larry WilliamsArranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm] – David Foster, Quincy JonesArranged By [Vocal] – Quincy Jones, Tom BahlerBacking Vocals, Lead Vocals – Michael Jackson, Patti AustinBaritone Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Kim HutchcroftBass – Louis JohnsonDrums – John Robinson (2)Electric Piano – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – Marlo Henderson, Wah Wah Watson*Horns – The Seawind HornsProgrammed By [Synthesizer] – Steve PorcaroSynthesizer – David FosterTrombone – William Reichenbach*Trumpet – Gary GrantWritten-By – Carole Bayer Sager, David Foster
3:48
10 Burn This Disco Out
Alto Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Larry WilliamsArranged By [Horns], Flugelhorn, Trumpet – Jerry HeyArranged By [Rhythm And Vocal], Written-By – Rod TempertonBacking Vocals, Lead Vocals – Michael JacksonBaritone Saxophone, Flute, Tenor Saxophone – Kim HutchcroftBass – Louis JohnsonDrums – John Robinson (2)Electric Piano – Greg PhillinganesGuitar – David Williams (4), Marlo HendersonHorns – The Seawind HornsPercussion – Paulinho Da CostaTrombone – William Reichenbach*Trumpet – Gary GrantWritten-By – Rod Temperton
3:44
Bonus Tracks (Previously Unreleased)
11 Quincy Jones Commentary #1
Voice [Voice Over Announcer] – Jason Dietz
0:37
12 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Intro) 0:13
13 Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough (Original Demo From 1978)
Written-By – M. Jackson*
4:48
14 Quincy Jones Commentary #2
Voice [Voice Over Announcer] – Jason Dietz
0:29
15 Workin' Day And Night (Intro) 0:10
16 Workin' Day And Night (Original Demo From 1978)
Written-By – M. Jackson*
4:19
17 Quincy Jones Commentary #3 0:49
18 Rod Tempterton Commentary 4:57
19 Quincy Jones Commentary #4 1:32

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Without slipcase. Also released with slipcase. For release 'Made in EU', see Off The Wall.
Booklet still contains credit for slipcase design.

Originally released Friday, August 10, 1979 by Epic Records (35745).

Special Edition Bonus Material:
"Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (Original Demo From 1978).
"Workin' Day And Night" Original Demo From 1978).
Also contains new interviews with Producer Quincy Jones and Songwriter Rod Temperton discussing the making of "Off The Wall," and new booklet including new photos.

Due to the fact that the bonus demos are Michael Jackson's original home demo recordings some distortion is unavoidable.

Album recorded in Los Angeles from first session at Cherokee Studio 3, on Monday December 4, 1978, through last day of album mix-down at Westlake Studios on Sunday June 3, 1979.

Recorded and mixed by Bruce Swedien using the Acusonic Recording Process.
Rhythm tracks and vocals recorded at Allen Zentz Recording.
Horns recorded at Westlake Audio.
String Recorded at Cherokee Studios.
Originally Mastered by Bernie Grundman - Tuesday, July 17, 1979.
Mastered at A & M Recordings Studios, Los Angeles, CA.
Remastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Los Angeles.

Special thanks to Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton (Special edition credits).

Multiple musicians appear courtesy of multiple labels.
Booklet contains full name writer credits, while the CD contains abbreviated ones.
Also contains multiple miscellaneous credits.

Track 1 and 3 © 1979 Miran Publishing Corp. (BMI). All rights ong behalf of Miran Publishing Corp. administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI).
Track 2, 5 and 10 © 1979 Rodsongs (ASCAP), controlled and administered by Almo Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Track 4 © 1979 Mijac Music (BMI), State of the Arts Music (ASCAP). All rights on behalf of Mijac Music administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. All rights on behalf of State of the Art Music administered by WB Music Corp. (ASCAP).
Track 6 © MPL Communications, Inc. (ASCAP).
Track 7 © 1983 Fiddleback Music, Inc. (BMI), Kidada Music, Inc. (BMI)/Careers-BMG Music Publishing Inc. (BMI). All rights on behalf of Fiddleback Music and Kidada Music Inc. administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI).
Track 8 © 1979 Jobete Music Co. Inc., Black Bull Music and Dollface Music International c/o EMI April Music Inc. (ASCAP). and EMI Blackwood Music Inc. (BMI).
Track 9 © Begonia's Melodies Inc. (BMI)/Irving Music Inc., Foster Frees Music Inc. (BMI). All rights on behalf of Begonias's Melodies Inc. administered by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. (BMI).
Both original demos published by Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp. on behalf of Miran Publishing Corp. (BMI).

© 1979, 2001 MJJ Productions Inc,/ Ⓟ 1979, 2001 MJJ Productions Inc.

Made in Austria.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 5 099750 442128
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5099750442128
  • Label Code: LC 00199
  • Rights Society: BIEM
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Other Versions (5 of 282) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
FE 35745 Michael Jackson Off The Wall(LP, Album, Pit) Epic FE 35745 US 1979 Sell This Version
264 Michael Jackson Off The Wall(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Saturn (4) 264 Indonesia 1979 Sell This Version
CD 83468 Michael Jackson Off The Wall(CD, Album, RE) Epic CD 83468 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
FE 35745, Elps 3973 Michael Jackson Off The Wall(LP, Album, Gat) Epic, Epic FE 35745, Elps 3973 Australia 1979 Sell This Version
S40310C / 88875043852 Michael Jackson Off The Wall(CD, Album, RE) Epic S40310C / 88875043852 South Korea 2015 Sell This Version

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