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a legend is born....,
This review is from: Off the Wall: Special Edition (Audio CD)
this album if often listed as Michael Jacksons first solo album, when of course it wasn't. it was however his first solo album with epic records, and more importantly, his first solo album on which he collaborated with Quincy Jones.
these two really were a match made in heaven, and they made threee wonderful landmark albums together.
Off the Wall is possibly Michaels most critically accalimed album, and it i easy to see why. it contains an array of superb songs, that encompass such a broad range vocally, and the delivery never dips below excellent throughout.
the album starts brilliantly with one of the ultimate disco/pop cross over tunes, 'Don't Stop Till You get Enough'. this is an absolute classic, destined to get people all over the world on the dancefloor. he follows it up brilliantly with the beautiful 'Rock With You', which while considerd to be a 'slow jam', is also great to get people on the dancefloor.
the next two songs 'working day and night' and 'get on the floor' for me are two of the weaker tracks on the album, but they are still excellent.
the title track 'Off the Wall' is a superb disco number, it is such a shame that there was no video made for this single, i am sure it would have been another number one with one.
the mcartney penned 'Girlfriend' is considered by most die hard MJ fans to be one of his weakest songs ever, i however love it and thing the innconece of the lyrics and his voice are excellent. this is then followed by the touching beautiful 'She's out of my Life' which is so soft that there is almost nothing happening, but that is the beauty of the song.
next is possibly my favourite, 'I Can't Help it', the vocals in this are amazing and the song is so smooth and slinky, i just love playing this and singing along to it.
the duet with patti austin, 'It's the falling In Love' and the infectious 'Burn This Disco Out' finish the album off nicely and, as the whole album does, make you feel incredibly uplifted, as i think you should feel after listeing to an album.
all in all Off the Wall to me must be considered a masterpiece, it contains so many excellent songs, and really signals the coronation of Michael Jackson becoming the King of Pop!
this album is a must for any collection, and this Special edition is even better as the inteviews with Quincy Jones and Rod Temperton are great!!
i insist that you buy this record!!