The new documentary Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall gets released today as CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray packages that include a remastered version of the late King of Pop’s landmark 1979 album Off the Wall. The film, which was directed by Spike Lee, tells the story of how the album helped Michael Jackson break away from his famous family group and establish himself as a solo superstar.
The film includes archival footage of MJ, as well as interviews with ex-Talking Heads singer David Byrne; producer L.A. Reid; director Lee Daniels; Kobe Bryant; Questlove of The Roots; Pharrell Williams; John Legend; The Weeknd; Michael’s parents, Katherine and Joe Jackson; and his brothers Marlon and Jackie, among others. The movie got its theatrical premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last month, and then had its television debut on Showtime on February 5.
Released when Jackson was just 20 years old, Off the Wall became the first album by a solo artist to feature four singles that made it into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 — “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” “Rock with You,” “She’s Out of My Life” and the title track. To date, the album has sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, and eight million in the U.S. alone.
The deluxe Off the Wall CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray packages also come with a 16-page booklet.
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