Off the Wall

~ Release group by Michael Jackson

Album

ReleaseArtistFormatTracksCountry/DateLabelCatalog#Barcode
Official
Off the WallMichael Jackson12" Vinyl10
  • US1979-08-10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)FE 35745074643574518
Off the WallMichael Jackson12" Vinyl10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)25·3P-149[none]
Off the Wall (Orange Epic labels)Michael Jackson12" Vinyl10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EPC 83468, S EPC 83468[none]
Off the WallMichael JacksonCassette10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)40-83468[none]
Off the WallMichael Jackson12" Vinyl10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EPC 83468[none]
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD10
  • JP1982-10-01
Epic Records (J-Pop label, established 1978; use ONLY for releases by Japanese domestic artists after 2001!)35・8P-2
Off the Wall (made in Japan)Michael JacksonCD10
  • XE1983-03-07
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)CDEPC83468[none]
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD10
  • XE1983-03-07
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)CDEPC834685099708346829
Off the Wall (made in Japan)Michael JacksonCD10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 35745074643574525
Off the WallMichael Jackson12" Vinyl10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EPC 450086 15099745008612
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD10
  • JP1988-10-26
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)25·8P-51384988010229658
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 35745074643574525
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)CDDEA 22275099700222725
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)ESCA 54074988010540722
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)CDX834685099708346898
Off the Wall (Special Edition)Michael JacksonCD19
  • US2001-10-16
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 66070074646607022
Off the Wall (special edition)Michael JacksonCD19
  • AU2001-10-19
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)50442120009399700091977
Off the Wall (special edition)Michael JacksonCD19
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)CDIM 5044217509950442128
Off the Wall (special edition)Michael JacksonCD19
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EPC 504421 25099750442128
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD19
  • JP2009-07-08
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EICP 11944547366047295
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD19
  • JP2010-06-23
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EICP 14084547366054163
Off the Wall (Mastered for iTunes)Michael JacksonDigital Media10
  • XW2013-06-29
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)074643574525
Off The Wall (hi-res audio)Michael JacksonDigital Media10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings)074643574525
Off the Wall (hi-res audio)Michael JacksonDigital Media10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)074643574525
Off the WallMichael JacksonDigital Media10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)074643574525
Off the WallMichael JacksonCD10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)88875043852, 88875199582, 88875199612888751996120
Off The WallMichael JacksonCD10
  • XE2016-02-26
Legacy (Legacy Recordings), Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), MJJ Productions (logo / imprint / label), Sony Music (global brand, excluding JP, owned by Sony Music Entertainment)88875124472, 88875139112888751391123
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)マイケル・ジャクソンCD + Blu-ray10 + 18
  • JP2016-03-09
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)SICP-30924, SICP-309254547366260106
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)マイケル・ジャクソンCD + DVD-Video10 + 18
  • JP2016-03-09
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)SICP-30926, SICP-309274547366260113
Off the Wall (hi-res audio)Michael JacksonDigital Media10
  • JP2016-03-09
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)
Off the WallMichael Jackson12" Vinyl10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), Legacy (Legacy Recordings), MJJ Productions (logo / imprint / label)888751894211
Off the Wall (Made in U.S.A. by Digital Audio Disc Corp.)Michael JacksonCD10Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)EK 35745074643574525
Off the WallMichael JacksonCassette10FET 3574507464357454
(unknown)
Off The WallMichael Jackson12" Vinyl10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)25-3P-149
Off The WallMichael Jackson12" Vinyl10
  • XE2009-10-22
Music on Vinyl (imprint of Music on Vinyl B.V. Do not use for manufacturing/distribution relationships!)MOVLP015886976055714
Off the Wall (hi-res audio)Michael JacksonDigital Media10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony)074643574525
Off The WallMichael JacksonCD10
Epic (US label founded by CBS in 1953, now owned by Sony), MJJ Productions (logo / imprint / label), Quincy Jones Productions88875199582888751995826

Relationships

associated singles/EPs:Don’t Stop ’til You Get Enough
Rock With You
included in:x2: Off the Wall / Invincible
part of:Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2020 edition (number: 36) (order: 36)
The Guardian 100 Best Albums Ever (number: 56) (order: 56)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2003 edition (number: 68) (order: 68)
Rolling Stone: 500 Greatest Albums of All Time: 2012 edition (number: 68) (order: 68)
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/435524 [info]
reviews:https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/mq3n [info]
other databases:https://rateyourmusic.com/release/album/michael_jackson/off_the_wall/ [info]
Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000190332 [info]
Wikidata:Q44289 [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.