Off the Wall

~ Release group by Michael Jackson

Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Off the Wall 12" Vinyl 10 Epic FE 35745 074643574518
Off the Wall Cassette 10 Epic 40-83468 [none]
Off the Wall 12" Vinyl 10 Epic EPC 83468 [none]
Off the Wall CD 10 Epic Records (use ONLY for releases by Japanese domestic artists!) 35・8P-2
Off the Wall (made in Japan) CD 10 Epic CDEPC83468 [none]
Off the Wall CD 10 Epic CDEPC83468 5099708346829
Off the Wall (made in Japan) CD 10 Epic EK 35745 074643574525
Off the Wall Vinyl 10 Epic EPC 450086 1 5099745008612
Off the Wall CD 10 Epic 25·8P-5138 4988010229658
Off the Wall CD 10 Epic CDDEA 2227 5099700222725
Off the Wall CD 10 Epic ESCA 5407 4988010540722
Off the Wall CD 10 Epic EK 35745 074643574525
Off the Wall CD 10 Epic CDX83468 5099708346898
Off the Wall (special edition) CD 19 Epic EK 66070 074646607022
Off the Wall (special edition) CD 19 Epic 5044212000 9399700091977
Off the Wall (special edition) CD 19 Epic EPC 504421 2 5099750442128
Off the Wall CD 19 Epic EICP 1194 4547366047295
Off the Wall CD 19 Epic EICP 1408 4547366054163
Off the Wall (Mastered for iTunes) Digital Media 10 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 074643574525
Off The Wall (hi-res audio) Digital Media 10 Epic, Legacy (Legacy Recordings) 074643574525
Off the Wall (hi-res audio) Digital Media 10 Epic 074643574525
Off the Wall Digital Media 10 Epic 074643574525
Off the Wall CD 10 Epic 88875043852, 88875199582, 88875199612 888751996120
オフ・ザ・ウォール (デラックス・エディション, 期間生産限定盤) CD + Blu-ray 10 + 18 Epic SICP-30924, SICP-30925 4547366260106
オフ・ザ・ウォール (デラックス・エディション, 期間生産限定盤) CD + DVD-Video 10 + 18 Epic SICP-30926, SICP-30927 4547366260113
Off the Wall (hi-res audio) Digital Media 10 Epic
(unknown)
Off the Wall (hi-res audio) Digital Media 10 Epic 074643574525

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
Rock With You
part of: Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 68)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000190332 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/435524 [info]
Wikidata: Q44289 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Off the Wall (album) [info]
lyrics page: http://lyrics.wikia.com/Michael_Jackson:Off_The_Wall_(1979) [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/michael_jackson/off_the_wall/ [info]
reviews: http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/mq3n [info]

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1979's Off The Wall is one of the finest pop albums ever made and showcases Michael Jackson as a gifted and versatile vocalist, comfortable performing on ballads as well as upbeat disco tracks.

Although Michael had previously released four solo albums as part of the Jackson 5 franchise on Motown, it was this, his first album on Epic that would break him as a worldwide superstar.

In collaborating with producer Quincy Jones, Off The Wall found Jackson using his newly found creative freedom by departing from his previous Motown sound, instead opting for an album that combined disco, soul, pop, soft rock and funk influences. Additional to Jones' polished, professional productions, Michael Jackson collaborated with some of the finest songwriters of the time, including Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder and Rod Temperton. As a result, Off The Wall became the first album ever to spawn four Billboard Top Ten singles: Don't Stop Til You Get Enough, Rock With You, Off The Wall and She's Out Of My Life.

Since it's release, Off The Wall has sold over fifteen million copies and many critics believe as an album it has not been bettered by any of Michael Jackson's subsequent output.