Released in 1979 Off The Wall may have been Michael Jackson’s fifth studio album but it was the real breakthrough moment that established him as the solo artist who would go on to dominate the charts for the next decade.
Off The Wall is a landmark record that had disco 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 having not only departed from his more traditional Motown sound, but also his band of brothers. With this album he showcased his personal musical preferences which included disco, soul, pop, soft rock and funk. Along with producer Quincy Jones, the album also featured the talents of some of the finest songwriters and musicians of the era such as Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Rod Temperton.
Off the Wall spawned four Billboard Top Ten singles, the first 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 subsequently sold over twenty million copies. It’s often regarded by critics and fans alike as the strongest album from the Michael Jackson’s incredible canon of work. Read more about the album here.
Join us at one of our worldwide listening sessions to hear Quincy Jones’ impeccable production and Michael’s awesome performance on Off the Wall as never before. Listening guidelines apply.
Time & Date: Sunday August 20th 4pm – 7pm
Venue: Brilliant Corners, 470 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
Tickets: £10 in advance here
Presenter: Colleen ‘Cosmo’ Murphy
Audio Menu: Dynavector D17D3 MC Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Rega IOS Phono Stage Audio Note Jinro Integrated Amp, Chord Signature Speaker Cable, Chord Signature Tuned Aray interconnects, ISOL-8 Substation Integra Power Conditioner and Klipschorn Loudspeakers
Date and Time: Sunday 27th August 13:15pm – 4:00pm
Venue: Hidden Rooms, Jesus Lane, Cambridge, CB5 8BA
Tickets: £9 in advance, student discount tickets £5 also available here
Presenter: Dean Butler
Audio Menu: The audio menu for our events in Cambridge is kindly supplied by the fantastic Criterion Audio
SME Model 15 turntable with Ortofon Cadenza Red cartridge, Bel Canto ACI600 integrated amplifier and streamer, PMC FACT12 loudspeakers, Analysis Plus loudspeaker cables.
Date and Time: Sunday 27th August 5:30 – 8:30 pm
Venue: Saturday Audio Exchange, 1021 W Belmont Avenue, Chicago IL, 60647
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Presenter: Sam Willett
Audio Menu: Klipschorns provided by Klipsch Audio and McIntosh Tube amps provided by Saturday Audio
Date and Time: Sunday 20th August 2 – 4pm
Venue: Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe, 2477 18th St NW, Washington DC 20009
Tickets: $5 in advance here
Audio Menu provided by Audioism.
REGA Planar 3 turntable with Elys MM Cartridge, REGA Fono MM Phono Preamp, Audioism MicroZOTL Preamp (David Berning Design), Audioism Venue-Class Playback System, Xcilica HD System Processor, Audioism ZOTL Amplifiers (David Berning Design), Class AB Hybrid Amplification for Subs, WyWires Audio Interconnects
New York City
Date and Time: Sunday 13th August 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Venue: Magick City, 37 Box Street, Brooklyn NY 11222
Tickets: $10 in advance soon
Presenters: Paul Raffaele and Barbie Bertisch (Love Injection Magazine)
Audio Menu: Rega Exact MM Cartridge, Rega P9 Turntable, Audio Note UK pre-amplification and power amplification, AudioQuest Interconnects and cabling, Klipsch Loudspeakers, Klipsch SW-115 Subwoofers
Date and Time: Sunday 20th August 4 – 7 pm
Venue: Sweat Records, 5505 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33137
Tickets: $5 in advance soon
Presenter: Lauren Reskin – Sweat Records
Audio Menu: Audio Note T1 Turntable, Audio Note 1Q1 cartridge, Audio Note M2 Phono Preamplifier, Audio Note Conqueror SET Amplifier, Deja Vu Audio Custom Genoa Vintage Speakers, Audio Note Lexus Cables
Date and Time: Sunday August 27th, 5 to 8 pm
Venue: The World Bar
Tickets: $15 at the door or in advance soon students/seniors half price soon
Presenters: Jim Poe (Bondi Beach Radio)
Audio Menu: Turntable: Rega RP6, Cartridge: Rega Exact, Amp: Accuphase E-202 Integrated Amplifier, Speakers: Klipsch Heresy, Subs: Klipsch R-10SW
Date and Time: Thursday 24th of August 7-9pm (doors open 6pm)
Venue: Kulturhuset LAB
Tickets: 100NOK in the door or in advance HERE. Students (student card), Juniors (under 18), Seniors (above 65) and Initial Service Norwegian Armed Forces (ID card): Half price!
Presenters: Kent Horne with music journalists Martin Bjørnersen and Audun Vinger.
Audio Menu installed by Duet Audio: Cartridge: Dynavector XX2 MK2, Turntable: Dr. Feickert Blackbird, Tone arm: Jelco750 LB 12″, Preamp: 4 x Monoblocks Auralic Merak 2x800W, Integrated Amp with phono stage: Ayon Auris, Loudspeakers: Piega Classic 80.2, Interconnects: Midas Reference Silje, Speaker Cable: Midas Reference Silje, Power Conditioner: Isol-8.
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