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Source: Ultimate Classic Rock – By Tony Rettman | All Things Michael
Nonetheless, he returned for a final family recording with his siblings, helping complete the Jacksons’ ‘Victory’ in the summer of 1984. The album — which was followed by a stadium tour — would become the group’s last Platinum effort, and its highest-selling non-Motown recording. Michael and company, then known as the Jackson 5, had begun their career in 1969 on that iconic R&B label, selling 13 million copies over their initial three 1969-70 album releases alone. That ‘Victory’ ultimately emerged as a half-baked effort, made up of tracks worked out by the Jackson brothers in solo settings, meant little to a fan base hungry for any new product from Michael.
As such, it’s of little surprise that the best-known track from ‘Victory’ remains ‘State of Shock,’ one that Michael Jackson penned with Jacksons guitarist Randy Hansen. He upped…
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