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ABC (re-issue) Single CoverABC (re-issue)

'ABC' single was reissued in April 1988 in the UK by Tamla Motown on the 'Motown Hits Of Gold - The Singles Collection' series and has two A-side's.

'ABC' is the first single of The Jackson 5's album 'ABC' and is considered one of the band's signature songs. The song was written and produced by The Corporation, a team composed of Motown chief Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, and Deke Richards.

'ABC' single was for the first time released on February 24th, 1970 in the USA by Motown and in the United Kingdom in May 1970 by Tamla Motown.

'1-2-3' early, rejected title for the single 'ABC'. Chorus included the alternate lyrics, 1-2-3, easy as A-B-C.

The songs appeared on the album 'Motown Hits Of Gold Volume 4', that album was released in October 1985 in the UK.

Track list:

A:
1. ABC - 2:38

AA:
1. The Love You Save - 3:02

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 04-1988
Series number: ZB 41941
Printed: UK
Guide price: 10 €


I Want You Back ('88 Remix) Single CoverI Want You Back ('88 Remix)

'I Want You Back ('88 Remix)' single was released in March 1988 in Germany by Motown. The remix is made by Phil Harding and is credited to Michael Jackson with the Jackson 5. Promoted with the clip from the 'Drafted' cartoon episode.

'I Want You Back' originally titled 'I Want To Be Free', and written for Gladys Knight & The Pips. It is the first single of the album 'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5'.

'I Want You Back' single was released on October 7th, 1969 in the USA by Motown and in the United Kingdom wasn't released until January 16th, 1970 by Tamla Motown.

The song was arranged and produced by The Corporation, a team composed of Motown chief Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell and Deke Richards.

Track list:

A:
1. I Want You Back ('88 Remix) - 4:05

B:
1. Never Can Say Goodbye - 2:56

Record label: Motown
Released: 03-1988
Series number: ZB 41913
Printed: Germany
Guide price: 15 €


Jukebox Gem - 3 Track (EP) Single CoverJukebox Gem - 3 Track (EP)

Seven month's after the release of The Jackson's 5 triple album 'Anthology' in the UK in January 1977, the only 'Jukebox Gem - 3 Track' (EP) single was released on August 5th, 1977 in the UK by Motown.

All songs produced by The Corporation.

It's not a medley or mix, just three original versions on this vinyl with a beautiful picture of the J5 on the cover.

On this EP (Extended Play) single you can find 3 original versions, namely 'Skywriter', 'I Want You Back' and 'The Love You Save'.

Track list:

A:
1. Skywriter - 3:10

B:
1. I Want You Back - 2:58
2. The Love You Save - 3:01

Record label: Motown
Released: 05-08-1977
Series number: TMG 1081
Printed: UK
Guide price: 20 €


Forever Came Today Single CoverForever Came Today

'Forever Came Today' is the first and last single of The Jackson 5's album 'Moving Violation', released in August 1975 in France by Tamla Motown.

'Forever Came Today' single was released on June 10th, 1975 in the USA by Motown and in the United Kingdom on September 5th, 1975 by Tamla Motown.

The song was written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland Jr. Arranged by Dave Blumberg & James Carmichael and produced by Holland-Dozier.

The group's funk-based version of Diana Ross & the Supremes 1968 single 'Forever Came Today' was a club hit, while the single's B-side, the R&B ballad 'All I Do Is Think Of You', became a popular and frequently covered song in its own right.

'Forever Came Today' lead vocals by Michael and Jermaine and is the last single of The Jackson 5 released by Motown.

Track list:

A:
1. Forever Came Today - 3:25

B:
1. All I Do Is Think Of You - 3:14

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 08-1975
Series number: 2C 004-96750
Printed: France
Guide price: 15 €


Forever Came Today (Promo) [Blue Vinyl] Single CoverForever Came Today (Promo) [Blue Vinyl]

'Forever Came Today' promo (blue vinyl) single of The Jackson 5's album 'Moving Violation' was released in June 1975 in the USA by Motown as a promotional item to push the new title on major radio stations and chart return record dealers.

The song was written by Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier and Edward Holland Jr. Arranged by Dave Blumberg & James Carmichael and produced by Holland-Dozier.

The group's funk-based version of Diana Ross & the Supremes 1968 single 'Forever Came Today' was a club hit.

'Forever Came Today' lead vocals by Michael and Jermaine and is the last single of The Jackson 5 released by Motown.

Special to this vinyl is that there are two A-sides with the song in stereo and on the other side in mono.

Track list:

A:
1. Forever Came Today (Stereo) - 3:25

B:
1. Forever Came Today (Mono) - 3:25

Record label: Motown
Released: 06-1975
Series number: M 1356F
Printed: USA
Guide price: 134 €


I Am Love (Promo) Single CoverI Am Love (Promo)

'I Am Love' (spilt into two parts) promo single of The Jackson 5's album 'Dancing Machine' was released on March 7th, 1975 in the UK by Tamla Motown as a promotional item to push the new title on major radio stations and chart return record dealers.

In the USA, 'I Am Love' was released on December 23rd, 1974 by Motown.

It was one of the group's album-oriented efforts as the song went beyond the usual playing time of a pop song, at around 7 minutes and 30 seconds. The song was part-soul ballad (led by Jermaine) and part-funk/rock dance anthem (led mostly by Michael).

On the single release, 'Part 1' is an edited version of the entire album track, while 'Part 2' is an edit of the faster-tempo second section.

The song was arranged by Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino,James Carmichael & John Bahler. Produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson.

Track list:

A:
1. I Am Love - 5:30

B:
1. I Am Love (PT. 2) - 2:26

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 07-03-1975
Series number: TMG 942
Printed: UK
Guide price: 25 €


What You Don't Know Single CoverWhat You Don't Know

'What You Don't Know' is the last single of The Jackson 5's album 'Dancing Machine', released in December 1974 in France by Tamla Motown (no USA and UK release).

The song was written by Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson and Gene Marcellino, arranged by James Carmichael and produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson.

Michael, in an interview with Don Cornelius in 1974, stated this song was originally recorded for one of his solo albums.

Track list:

A:
1. What You Don't Know - 4:25

B:
1. You Need Love Like I Do - 4:00

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 12-1974
Series number: 2C 008-95 999
Printed: France
Guide price: 15 €


Dancing Machine Single CoverDancing Machine

'Dancing Machine' became the second single lifted from The Jackson 5's album 'Get It Together', following the title cut, and became the group's most successful single since 'I'll Be There' in 1970. Released in May 1974 in Germany by Tamla Motown.

'Dancing Machine' single was released on February 19th, 1974 in the USA by Motown and in the United Kingdom on June 7th, 1974 by Tamla Motown.

The song was written by Hal Davis, Don Fletcher and Weldon Dean Parks, arranged by Arthur Wright and produced by Hal Davis.

It sold over two million copies in the USA, it was the song that opened the Jacksons 'Destiny Tour' concerts.

Track list:

A:
1. Dancing Machine - 2:28

B:
1. It's Too Late To Change The Time - 3:51

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 05-1974
Series number: 1 C 006-95 198
Printed: Germany
Guide price: 15 €


Get It Together Single CoverGet It Together

'Get It Together' is the first single of The Jackson 5's album 'Get It Together', released in October 1973 in Belgium by Tamla Motown.

'Get It Together' single was released on August 3rd, 1973 in the USA by Motown and in the United Kingdom on November 2nd, 1973 by Tamla Motown.

The song was written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Don Fletcher, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson. Arranged by Arthur Wright and produced by Hal Davis.

Michael now 15-years-old, his voice began to deepen, taking on a more soulful sound. With Michael's voice having changed, the overall sound of the group changed as well. The little boys were now becoming adults, and those high notes that only Michael could hit were retired.

Track list:

A:
1. Get It Together - 2:47

B:
1. Touch - 3:00

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 10-1973
Series number: 4 C 006-94 741
Printed: Belgium
Guide price: 15 €


Get It Together (Promo) [Red Vinyl] Single CoverGet It Together (Promo) [Red Vinyl]

'Get It Together' promo (red vinyl) single of The Jackson 5's album 'Get It Together' was released in August 1973 in the USA by Motown as a promotional item to push the new title on major radio stations and chart return record dealers.

The song was written by Berry Gordy, Hal Davis, Don Fletcher, Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson. Arranged by Arthur Wright and produced by Hal Davis.

Michael now 15-years-old, his voice began to deepen, taking on a more soulful sound. With Michael's voice having changed, the overall sound of the group changed as well. The little boys were now becoming adults, and those high notes that only Michael could hit were retired.

Special to this vinyl is that there are two A-sides with the song in stereo and on the other side in mono.

Track list:

A:
1. Get It Together (Stereo) - 2:47

B:
1. Get It Together (Mono) - 2:47

Record label: Motown
Released: 08-1973
Series number: M 1277 F
Printed: USA
Guide price: 60 €


Skywriter Single CoverSkywriter

'Skywriter' is the third single of The Jackson 5's album 'Skywriter', released in August 1973 in Germany by Tamla Motown.

In the United Kingdom, 'Skywriter' single was released on August 24th, 1973 by Motown (no USA release).

The song was written by Jerry Marcellino and Mel Larson, arranged by Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson & James Carmichael and produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson.

Lead singer Michael's vocals were now showing the signs of his maturing tenor voice, while Jermaine's voice had gotten much deeper in tone.

Track list:

A:
1. Skywriter - 3:07

B:
1. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - 2:28

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 08-1973
Series number: 1 C 006-94 774
Printed: Germany
Guide price: 15 €


Hallelujah Day Single CoverHallelujah Day

'Hallelujah Day' is the second single of The Jackson 5's album 'Skywriter', released in May 1973 in Holland by Motown.

'Hallelujah Day' single was released on February 26th, 1973 in the USA by Motown and in the United Kingdom on May 25th, 1973 by Tamla Motown.

The song was written by Christine Yarian and Freddie Perren, arranged by Freddie Perren & Fonce Mizelli and produced by Freddie Perren & Fonce Mizell.

The lyrics celebrated the end of the Vietnam War.

It is the first single on which Michael's voice could be heard to be breaking (puberty).

Track list:

A:
1. Hallelujah Day - 2:53

B:
1. You Made Me What I Am - 2:58

Record label: Tamla Motown
Released: 05-1973
Series number: 5C 006-94 322
Printed: Holland
Guide price: 15 €

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