Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Jacksons - Victory (1984)

The Jacksons - Victory (1984)

Tracklist front / back album covers

1. "Torture"   4:53
2. "Wait"   5:25
3. "One More Chance"   5:06
4. "Be Not Always"   5:36
5. "State of Shock" (with Mick Jagger)   4:30
6. "We Can Change the World"   4:45
7. "The Hurt"   5:26
8. "Body"   5:06

Produced by: Jackie Jackson (track 1), David Paich, Steve Porcaro and Jackie Jackson (track 2), Randy Jackson (track 3), Michael Jackson (tracks 4 & 5), Tito Jackson (track 6), the Jacksons, David Paich and Steve Porcaro (track 7), Marlon Jackson (track 8)

Engineers: Brent Averil (track 5), Bill Bottrell (tracks 1, 3, 6–8), Tito Jackson (track 6), Tom Knox (tracks 2 & 7), Bruce Swedien (tracks 4 & 5)

Assistant engineers: Niko Bolas (track 2), Ollie Cotton (track 5), Paul Erickson (tracks 1, 3, 6–8), Bino Espinoza (tracks 1, 3, 6–8), Matt Forger (track 5), Stuart Furusho (track 2), Mitch Gibson (tracks 1, 3, 6, 8), Mike Hatcher (track 4), Shep Longsdale (tracks 2 & 7), Brian Malouf (track 7), Terry Stewart (track 2), John Van Nest (track 4)

Additional recordings technicians: Allen Sides, Ann Calnan, Brent Averill, Brian Malouf, Jermany Smith, Michael Schulman, Robin Laine

Mixing: Niko Bolas (track 2), Bill Bottrell (tracks 1, 3, 6–8), Greg Ladanyi (track 2), Bruce Swedien (tracks 4 & 5)


 
The Jacksons Band Members / Musicians 

Randy Jackson – vocals; keyboards & synthesizer (tracks 1, 3, 7), percussion (track 1), drum programming (track 3), arrangements (track 3 & 7)

Jackie Jackson – vocals; horn arrangements (track 1), arrangements (tracks 1 & 2)

Michael Jackson – vocals; Linn LM-1 programming & handclaps (track 5), arrangements (tracks 4, 5, 7)

Marlon Jackson – vocals; keyboards, synthesizer, Linn LM-1 programming, arrangements (track 8)

Tito Jackson – vocals; guitars, keyboards, synthesizer, drum programming, synthesizer programming, arrangements (track 6)

Jermaine Jackson – vocals

Mick Jagger – lead vocals (track 5)

Steve Lukather – guitar (track 2)

Greg Poree – acoustic guitar (track 4)

Jack Wargo – guitar solo (track 1)

David Williams – guitar (5, 6, 8), bass (5)

Greg Wright – guitar solo (8)

John Barnes – Fairlight CMI (1, 3, 6, 8), additional synth and arrangements (8)

Michael Boddicker – synth horns, keyboards, synth, and synth programming (1)

David Ervin – additional synth programming (1), additional synthesizer (8)

David Paich – keyboards, synthesizer and arrangements (2, 7)

Steve Porcaro – keyboards and synthesizer (2, 7), arrangements (7)

Nathan East – bass (6)

Louis Johnson – bass (6)

Jonathan Moffett – Simmons drums (8)

Jeff Porcaro – drums (1, 2)

Lenny Castro – percussion (2, 6)

Paulinho da Costa – percussion (3, 5)

Robin Renee Ross – viola (4)

Gayle Levant – harp (4)

Murray Adler – concertmaster (4)

Jerry Hey – trumpet and horn arrangements (1), string arrangements (4)

Derek Nakamoto – additional synth programming (6)

Painting by Michael Whelan

Photography by Mathew Rolston


Remastered version
A remastered version was released in July 2009 in Japan only, with cardboard sleeve (mini LP) packaging. It was part of a six-album Jacksons cardboard sleeve (mini LP) reissue series, featuring the albums The Jacksons (1976), Goin' Places (1977), Destiny (1978), Triumph (1980), The Jacksons Live! (1981), and Victory (1984).

Victory is the fifteenth studio album by the Jacksons. It was released by Epic Records on July 2, 1984. The album was the only album to include all six Jackson brothers together as an official group; also, it was the band's last album to be entirely recorded with lead singer Michael Jackson, as well as their first album to feature Jermaine Jackson since 1975's Moving Violation.

Victory was certified 2× Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in the United States in October 1984. It peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 albums chart. Its most successful single, "State of Shock", peaked at number three on the US Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. Victory was supported by the Victory Tour, with Michael, who had recently released the world's all-time best-selling album, Thriller (1982), being prominently featured on the tour's setlist. None of the songs from Victory were performed on the tour.

Shortly after the Victory Tour ended, Michael and Marlon Jackson quit the group to pursue solo careers. Jermaine, Tito, Randy, and Jackie Jackson continued on as the Jacksons and released one more album, 1989's 2300 Jackson Street (whose title track did feature all six Jackson brothers, along with their sisters Janet and Rebbie), before splitting up.

Victory saw an digital expanded reissue on April 30, 2021 alongside other Jacksons albums.



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