“Destiny” (1978)

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Recording sessions : 1978

ARRANGERS Tom Tom 84; Claire Fisher; Greg Phillinganes; Jerry Hey.
RECORDING LOCATION Recorded at Cherokee Recording Studios, Total Experience, Helders/Flimways, Record Plant and Dawnbreakers, Los Angeles, California.

Label : Epic CBS Records

Release date : December 17, 1978

Peak on Billboard 200 : 11

ORIGINAL TRACK LISTING

Blame It on the Boogie
Push Me Away
Things I Do for You
Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)
Destiny
Bless His Soul
All Night Dancin
That’s What You Get (For Being Polite)

ALTERNATIVE VERSIONS*

*Worked by MJ during his lifetime. Covers and remixes by other artists are not included.

Shake A Body (demo version of Shake Your Body) : Recorded in 1978 at Hayvenhurst & released in 2004 (The Ultimate Collection Box Set)

Be A Pepper : In December 1978, The Jacksons sign a contract with Dr Pepper. They record “Be A Pepper”, a one minute version of “Blame It On The Boogie” with lyrics about the Dr Pepper drink. The song is used for radio and TV commercials in 1979 and eventually released on 1995 (25 Years of Dr Pepper Music).

OUTTAKES FROM THE ALBUM RECORDING SESSIONS

OTHER SONGS FROM THIS ERA

Concerts

Destiny Tour 1979-1980

Previous era : « The Wiz »  (1978)

Next era : « Off The Wall » (1979)

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