On the 26th of February, Sony Music Entertainment will be releasing an exclusive edition of Michael Jackson’s revolutionary 1979 album Off The Wall.
The album will include a new documentary called ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall’ and is directed by Spike Lee. The documentary is an insightful look at Michael’s early rise to fame through the release of Off The Wall. It is made up of archival footage, including material from Michael’s personal archive, interviews with contemporary talents and family members, as well as Michael’s own words.
Documenting undeniably one of the most important times of his career, ‘Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall’ will allow us to travel with Michael as he gets his start at Motown, strikes a new path with CBS Records, and forges a relationship with legendary producer Quincy Jones. We’ll get to see how a young, passionate and hard-working boy would later become the King of Pop.
According to Rolling Stone magazine, Off The Wall is the record that invented modern pop as we know it. It smashed the ceiling on record sales for black artists, ushering in an exciting new era of R&B-to-pop crossover airplay, and chart, marketing and sales trends not seen before in modern pop music.
The first song from the album, ‘Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough’, was Michael’s first Grammy and first solo single to become number one both in the U.S. and internationally. Michael also became the first solo artist in history to have four singles from the same album peak inside the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100
Without a doubt, Michael Jackson is one of the most beloved entertainers and influential artists of all-time, with his legacy continuing long after his passing in 2009. To date, he has sold 1 billion records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Michael’s music continues to inspire millions of performers and his music lives on through new generations of fans. Michael Jackson is a true legend and Off The Wall has stood the test of time as one of his greatest bodies of work.
The Off the Wall CD/DVD includes a 16-page booklet containing a new essay and photography plus a piece of chalk and inside panels with a chalkboard finish. Off the Wall will also be available on Blu-ray.
Michael Jackson’s Off the Wall (CD/DVD) is available now for pre-order.
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