CLASSIC ALBUM SUNDAYS D.C. PRESENTS MICHAEL JACKSON "OFF THE WALL"
Songbyrd and CAS DC Present
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 2:00 PM // SHOW: 2:00 PM
Classic Album Sundays is the world’s most popular album listening experience and allows the listener to hear music contextually, communally, uninterrupted,
and in great sonic detail. At our worldwide listening sessions, music fans are able to immerse themselves into an album that has helped shape our
culture and in some cases, our lives.
We relay the artist and album’s unique story and provide a musical context that gives the listening experience deeper meaning. We share the experience of hearing the album in its entirety, on vinyl, and on a world-class audiophile hi-fi so that fans can experience the music as close as possible to the artist’s original intention. Classic Album Sundays treats the album (and music in general) with the respect it deserves rather than as a free commodity or aural wallpaper. We remind people what they love about music.
For our August session we present classic album "Off The Wall" from Michael Jackson.
Released in 1979 Off The Wall was Michael Jackson’s fifth studio album but was the breakthrough that established him as a solo artist and he would go on to dominate the charts for the next decade.
Off The Wall is a landmark record that had disco music firmly at it’s roots but was not it’s only focus, working with Quincy Jones, Jackson embraced
his newly found creative freedom as a solo artist and departed from his more traditional Motown sound creating an album that included disco, soul,
pop, soft rock and funk influences. Alongside Quincy Jones the album also featured the talents of some of the finest songwriters and musicians
of the era, including Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Rod Temperton.
The result was an album that would spawn four Billboard Top Ten singles, the first ever album to do so, with Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough, Rock With You, Off The Wall and She’s Out Of My Life and has subsiquently sold over twenty million copies and is often regarding by critics and fans alike as the strongest album from the Jackson cannon.
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