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Encyclopedia > The Jacksons Live!

The Jacksons Live! is a live album by The Jacksons, recorded and released during their popular Triumph tour in 1981. A live album is a musical recording containing concert performances. ... The Jackson 5 (also spelled The Jackson Five or The Jackson 5ive, abbreviated as J5, and later known as The Jacksons) were an American popular music act, active from 1962 to 1990, whose repertoire combined R&B, soul, funk, and later disco. ... Triumph is a British car brand (see Triumph Motor Company), as well as a motorcycle brand (see Triumph Motorcycles). ... 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

The live show was a reminder of how high tech their shows had become since the success of late-1970s albums such as Destiny, Triumph and lead singer Michael's Off the Wall. High tech refers to high technology, technology that is at the cutting-edge and the most advanced currently available. ... An album (from Latin albus white, blank, relating to a blank book in which something can be inserted) is a packaged collection of related things. ... Destiny was a popular album by American funk, R&B and soul band The Jacksons in 1978. ... Michael Jackson in 1987. ... Off the Wall was American pop and R & B singer Michael Jacksons breakthrough solo album upon its release in 1979. ...

At this point, Michael, 23, was among the most popular performers in pop music, and the live album was a clear indication of his rising popularity as a solo artist. The Jacksons, in turn, had become legends in their own time, even having their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It would be the group's last tour together in four years while Michael released the hugely successful Thriller album. Depending on context, pop music is either an abbreviation of popular music or, more recently, a term for a sub-genre of it. ... The term solo has different meanings in different contexts. ... A small part of the Walk of Fame The Hollywood Walk of Fame is a sidewalk along Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in Hollywood, California, United States, which is embedded with more than 2,000 five-pointed stars featuring the names of celebrities honored by the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce... Thriller was an album released by music phenomenon Michael Jackson upon its release on December 1, 1982. ...

When the tour ended in 1981, Rolling Stone magazine described it as one of the most entertaining of the late 1970s and early 1980s. 1981 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rolling Stone is a music and music industry magazine. ...


  1. "Opening/Can You Feel It" (Jackson/Jackson) 6:05
  2. "Things I Do For You" (Jackson/Jackson/Jackson/Jackson/Jackson) 3:39
  3. "Off The Wall" (Temperton) 3:59
  4. "Ben" (Scharf/Black) 3:52
  5. "This Place Hotel" (Jackson) 4:40
  6. "She's Out Of My Life" (Bahler) 4:48
  7. "Movie and Rap, Including Excerpts of: I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye/Got to Be There" (The Corporation/Davis/Willensky) 3:05
  8. "Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save" (The Corporation) 2:59
  9. "I'll Be There" (Hutch/West) 3:11
  10. "Rock With You" (Temperton) 3:58
  11. "Lovely One" (Jackson/Jackson) 6:29
  12. "Working Day & Night" (Jackson) 6:54
  13. "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough" (Jackson) 5:24
  14. "Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)" (Jackson/Jackson) 8:31



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