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Lookin' Through The Windows Album CoverLookin' Through The Windows

'Lookin' Through The Windows' is the seventh and a soul album released by The Jackson 5 on May 17th, 1972 in the USA on the Motown label.

In the United Kingdom, 'Lookin' Through The Windows' was released in October 1972 by Tamla Motown, peaking at number 18 on the UK Albums chart.

At this point, the group members, including thirteen-year-old lead singer Michael Jackson, were growing up, and no longer felt comfortable singing the same bubblegum pop records that had made them teen idols.

'Lookin' Through The Windows' in fact marks the beginning of lead singer Michael's vocal change, from the boy soprano who fronted the Jackson 5's early hits, to the tenor who would later become a success as a solo artist. The sessions for this album also marked the beginning of the bad vibes between the Jacksons and Motown, as they found it difficult to deal with both the maturing Michael, who had an independent mind of how he wanted to sound, and his father Joseph Jackson, who managed the Jackson 5 and became dissatisfied with Motown's handling of the group.

Most of the album tracks were recorded in late 1971 intended to be on an album for their hit single at the time 'Sugar Daddy'. 'Lookin' Through The Windows' was the second-to-last Jackson 5 album to include any songs written by The Corporation (Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards, and Fonce Mizell).

A total of two singles were lifted from the album in the USA. 'Little Bitty Pretty One' was the first single and peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and number 8 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart. Next up was the album title track 'Lookin' Through The Windows' which peaked at number 16 on the Billboard Pop Singles chart and number 5 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart.

A total of three singles were released in the UK. The first single, 'Little Bitty Pretty One', failed to register on the Singles chart. 'Lookin' Through The Windows' was released as the second single in October 1972 and became a top 10 hit, peaking at number nine. The third, 'Doctor My Eyes' was the first Jackson 5 single of 1973 in the UK and repeated a number 9 position on the UK Singles chart.

The album peaked at no.8 on Billboard 200 album chart. In Europe the album cut 'Doctor My Eyes' was a top ten hi

All songs produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson, Hal Davis, The Corporation, Johnny Bristol and Willie Hutch.

Track list:

A:
1. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing - 2:28
2. Lookin' Through The Windows - 3:38
3. Don't Let Your Baby Catch You - 3:12
4. To Know - 3:17
5. Doctor My Eyes - 3:12

B:
1. Little Bitty Pretty One - 2:47
2. E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Mo (The Choice Is Yours To Pull) - 2:49
3. If I Have To Move A Mountain - 3:16
4. Don't Want To See Tomorrow - 2:44
5. Children Of The Light - 2:26
6. I Can Only Give You Love - 2:33

Record label: Motown
Pre Recordings: 1972, Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California
Worldwide Sales: 3,5 million
Released: 17-05-1972
Series number: M-750L
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

Little Bitty Pretty One Single Cover

'Little Bitty Pretty One'

Released: 04-04-1972
Series nr: M 1199F
Printed: USA

Lookin' Through The Windows Single Cover

'Lookin' Through The Windows'
Released: 23-06-1972
Series nr: M 1205F
Printed: USA

Doctor My Eyes Single Cover

'Doctor My Eyes'

Released: 02-02-1973
Series nr: TMG 842
Printed: UK

 


Greatest Hits Album CoverGreatest Hits

'Greatest Hits' is the sixth album and first greatest hits compilation for The Jackson 5, released by Motown Records on December 9th,1971 in the USA. The Top 10 hit single 'Sugar Daddy' is included as a new track alongside J5 hits such as 'I Want You Back' and 'I'll Be There'.

In the United Kingdom, 'Greatest Hits' was released during August 1972 by Tamla Motown, six months after the original US release and six months after Michael's UK solo debut album 'Got To Be There' was released.

'Sugar Daddy', a new song released on the greatest hits package, was issued in the USA as a single two weeks prior to the album release. It became a top 10 hit on the Billboard Pop Singles chart, peaking at number 10. On the Billboard R&B Singles chart, the song peaked at number 3. The B-side 'I'm So Happy' does not appear on any Jackson 5 album.

The album cover featured an image of The Jackson 5 inside a picture frame. The sleeve of the original US LP version was perforated allowing the fans to remove the picture frame and hang it on the wall.

The collection features mostly No. 1 and Billboard top 10 singles that were initially released on their first five studio albums.

The album charted at no.2 on Billboard's R&B albums chart and no.12 on the Pop albums chart in the States, and no.26 in the UK.

All songs produced by The Corporation.

Track list:

A:
1. I Want You Back - 2:58
2. ABC - 3:01
3. Never Can Say Goodbye - 3:08
4. Sugar Daddy - 2:32
5. I'll Be There - 4:01
6. Maybe Tomorrow - 4:46
7. Litty Bitty Pretty One - 2:52

B:
1. Got To Be There - Michael Jackson - 3:22
2. The Love You Save - 3:06
3. Who's Lovin' You - 4:05
4. Mama's Pearl - 3:12
5. Goin' Back To Indiana - 3:33
6. I Found That Girl - 3:13
7. Rockin' Robin - Michael Jackson - 2:34

Record label: Motown
Pre Recordings: 1971, Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California
Worldwide Sales: 5,6 million
Released: 09-12-1971
Series number: M-741L
Printed: USA

Single released out of that album:

Sugar Daddy Single Cover

'Sugar Daddy'
Released: 23-11-1971
Series nr: M 1194F
Printed: USA

     

Goin' Back To Indiana - Original TV Soundtrack Album CoverGoin' Back To Indiana - Original TV Soundtrack

'Goin' Back To Indiana' is the fifth and a live/soundtrack album by The Jackson 5 for Motown Records released on September 29th, 1971 in the USA (no UK release), taken from their ABC TV special 'Goin' Back To Indiana' which aired on September 19th, 1971.

The TV special featured comedians Bill Cosby and Tommy Smothers, singers Bobby Darin and Diana Ross, football great Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, and basketball stars Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, Elvin Hayes and Ben Davison.

It also features tracks that were recorded by the group during their May 29 "homecoming" concert in Gary, Indiana (hence the title and also the name of a 1970 song they recorded for their 'Third Album').

The album charted at no.5 on Billboard's R&B albums chart, and no.15 in the Pop albums chart, in the States.

Executive producer: Berry Gordy.

Track list:

A:
1. I Want You Back - 4:14
2. Maybe Tomorrow - 4:15
3. The Day Basketball Was Saved - 7:59

B:
1. Stand - 4:15
2. I Want To Take You Higher - 2:13
3. Feelin' Alright - 4:12
4. Medley: Walk On / The Love You Save - 4:59
5. Goin' Back To Indiana - 4:44

Record label: Motown
Pre Recordings: "Goin' Back To Indiana Show" (ABC TV)
Worldwide Sales: 2,6 million
Released: 29-09-1971
Series number: M742L
Printed: USA

Single released out of that album:

Feelin' Alright (Promo) Single Cover

'Feelin' Alright' (Promo)
Released: 05-1971
Series nr: DJ719
Printed: USA

     

Maybe Tomorrow Album CoverMaybe Tomorrow

'Maybe Tomorrow' is the Jackson Five's fourth long-player in less than two years, actually their fifth if you count the excellent holiday offering Jackson 5 'Christmas Album' (1970). The album was released on April 12th, 1971 in the USA through Motown.

In the United Kingdom, 'Maybe Tomorrow' was released in October 1971 by Tamla Motown but failed to chart.

Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy and Michael continue their prolific run, building off the same combination of swooning slow jams and funky rockers that had catapulted their previous outings into the Top Five R&B and Pop Album surveys.

Two singles are released in the USA, with the first being 'Never Can Say Goodbye'. Released prior to the album, 'Never Can Say Goodbye' peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, remaining on the chart for twelve weeks. On the Billboard R&B Singles chart, the single peaked at number one. Uniquely, the single and promotional counter-part were issued in a red sleeve promoting 'Diana Ross' First TV Special, Sun. April 18th'.

'Maybe Tomorrow', the second single from the album, reached a highest position of number 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 but topped the Billboard R&B Singles chart at number one.

In the United Kingdom, Tamla Motown started the promotion of the album with the single release of 'Never Can Say Goodbye'. It peaked at number 33 and remained on the chart for 7 weeks.

No doubt influenced by the recent success of 'I'll Be There', the focus tunes extracted as singles were the heartfelt and Michael-led ballads 'Never Can Say Goodbye', as well as the title track 'Maybe Tomorrow'. Although the youngest member of the Jackson 5, he consistently turned in precociously age-defying performances. Once again Motown's self-inclusive team of Bobby Taylor, instrumentalists Deke Richards (guitar), Freddie Perren (keyboard), Fonce Mizell (keyboards) and the label's co-founder Berry Gordy, known collectively as the Corporation, supplied a majority of the grooves.

The album went to the no.1 position on the Billboard's R&B chart in the States and peaked at no.11 on the Pop char

All songs produced by The Corporation, Gene Page, James Carmichael.

Track list:

A:
1. Maybe Tomorrow - 4:41
2. She's Good - 3:00
3. Never Can Say Goodbye - 3:00
4. The Wall - 3:01
5. Petals - 2:34

B:
1. 16 Candles - 2:46
2. (We've Got) Blue Skies - 3:21

3. My Little Baby - 2:58
4. It's Great To Be Here - 3:00
5. Honey Chile - 2:44
6. I Will Find A Way - 2:57

Record label: Motown
Pre Recordings: 1971, Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California
Worldwide Sales: 3,9 million
Released: 12-04-1971
Series number: MS-735
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

Never Can Say Goodbye Single Cover

'Never Can Say Goodbye'
Released: 16-03-1971
Series nr: M 1179
Printed: USA

Maybe Tomorrow Single Cover

'Maybe Tomorrow'
Released: 22-06-1971
Series nr: M 1186F
Printed: USA

   

Christmas Album Album CoverChristmas Album

'Christmas Album' is the only holiday album released by Motown family quintet The Jackson 5. Released on October 15th, 1970 in the USA, the album showcased the brothers' harmonies and vocals. Lead singer Michael Jackson is prominently featured on the album tracks.

In the United Kingdom, 'Christmas Album' was released in December 1970 by Tamla Motown but failed to chart.

One single was issued from the album, 'Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town', and peaked atop the Billboard Christmas singles chart.

Rendered with a pop-soul feel, the Jackson 5's versions of 'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus' and 'Santa Claus Is Coming To Town' remain frequent radio requests during the holiday season.

The album went to the no.1 position on the Billboard Pop Albums chart in 1970.

All songs produced by The Corporation & Hal Davis.

Track list:

A:
1. Have Yourself A Merry Christmas - 5:19
2. Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town - 2:24
3. The Christmas Song - 5:11
4. Up On The House Top - 3:16
5. Frosty The Snowman - 2:39

B:
1. The Little Drummer Boy - 3:15
2. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer - 2:32
3. Christmas Won't Be The Same This Year - 2:31
4. Give Love On Christmas Day - 2:55
5. Someday At Christmas - 2:44
6. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - 3:01

Record label: Motown
Pre Recordings: 1970, Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California
Worldwide Sales: 3,5 million
Released: 15-10-1970
Series number: MS-713
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town Single Cover

'Santa Claus Is Coming to Town'
Released: 11-1970
Series nr: M 1174
Printed: USA

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Single Cover

'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'
Released: 1970
Series nr: M-45-062
Printed: Philippines

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus Single Cover

'I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus'
Released: 1970
Series nr: JET-2077
Printed: Japan

 


Third Album Album CoverThird Album

'Third Album' is the third album released on September 15th, 1970 in the USA on Motown Records while the Jackson 5 knew their glory year.

In the United Kingdom, 'Third Album' was released in February 1971 by Tamla Motown.

The group linked TV shows, concerts, and teens magazines covers. The first song to be released was 'I'll Be There', a few weeks before the album, in August. The song became the third Motown best selling single, behind Marvin Gaye's 'I've Heard It Through the Grapewine' and Diana Ross & Lionel Richie's 'Endless Love'.

The first single released in the USA was 'I'll Be There' which become their fourth number one hit in a row, making them the first black male group to achieve four consecutive number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100. It also reached number one on the Billboard R&B singles chart.

The second single release was 'Mama's Pearl', bringing back the familiar 'bubblegum' sound of their first three hit singles. This time, however, the song missed out of the top spot by stalling at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and repeating the same feat on the Billboard R&B singles chart.

'I'll Be There', the first single released from 'Third Album' in the United Kingdom, peaked at number four. The second single, 'Mama's Pearl' peaked at number 25.

The album is larded with cover versions like: a cover of Simon & Garfunkel ('Bridge Over Troubled Water'), one of Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ('The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage') and an adaptation of the gospel 'Oh How Happy'.

The album peaked at no.4 on the Pop chart and spent 10 weeks at no.1 on Billboard's R&B albums chart in the States.

All songs produced by The Corporation & Hal Davis.

Track list:

A:
1. I'll Be There - 3:58
2. Ready Or Not (Here I Come) - 2:35
3. Oh How Happy - 2:14
4. Bridge Over Troubled Water - 5:50
5. Can I See You In The Morning - 3:14

B:
1. Goin' Back To Indiana - 3:31
2. How Funky Is Your Chicken - 2:41
3. Mama's Pearl - 3:13
4. Reach In - 3:22
5. The Love I Saw In You Was Just A Mirage - 4:21
6. Darling Dear - 2:38

Record label: Motown
Pre Recordings: 1970, Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California
Worldwide Sales: 6 million
Released: 15-09-1970
Series number: MS-718
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

I'll Be There Single Cover

'I'll Be There'
Released: 28-08-1970
Series nr: M 1171
Printed: USA

Mama's Pearl Single Cover

'Mama's Pearl'
Released: 07-01-1971
Series nr: M 1177
Printed: USA

Goin' Back To Indiana Single Cover

'Goin' Back To Indiana'
Released: 01-1971
Series nr: 2C 006-92 209
Printed: France

Goin' Back To Indiana Single Cover

'How Funky Is Your Chicken'
Released: 09-1971
Series nr: 5C 006-92813
Printed: Holland


ABC Album CoverABC

'ABC' is the second studio album by The Jackson 5, issued on May 8th, 1970 in the USA on Motown Records.

In the United Kingdom, 'ABC' was released in August 1970 by Tamla Motown.

It featured the number-one singles 'ABC' and 'The Love You Save'. Also present on the LP are several notable album tracks, including a cover of Funkadelic's 'I'll Bet You', 'I Found That Girl' (the only lead song from brother Jermaine - Michael takes most of the leads on the album), and 'The Young Folks', originally recorded by the Diana Ross-led version of The Supremes.

Two singles were released in the USA. 'ABC', the first single from the album, reached the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100, knocking the Beatles 'Let It Be' from the top position. It also reached number one on the Billboard R&B singles chart.

'The Love You Save' was issued as the second singe from the album. It reached number one on both the Billboard Hot 100 and Billboard R&B singles charts, holding the number one position for two weeks (from June 27 to July 4th 1970) and six weeks respectively.

'ABC' was the first single released from the album in the United Kingdom. It peaked at number eight on the Singles chart and was followed by 'The Love You Save' as the second single. 'The Love You Save' peaked one position higher than 'ABC' at number seven.

The album spend 12 weeks at no.1 on Billboard's R&B albums chart in the States, and peaked at no.4 on the Pop chart and no.22 in the UK. It was named number ninety-eight on the VH1 All Time Album Top 100. It remains of one of their most popular efforts.

All songs produced by The Corporation & Hal Davis.

Track list:

A:
1. The Love You Save - 3:01
2. One More Chance - 2:59
3. ABC - 2:57
4. 2-4-6-8 - 2:57
5. (Come 'Round Here) I'm The One You Need - 2:43
6. Don't Know Why I Love You - 3:49

B:
1. Never Had A Dream Come True - 3:00
2. True Love Can Be Beautiful - 3:27
3. La-La Means I Love You - 3:30
4. I'll Bet You - 3:18
5. I Found That Girl - 3:00
6. The Young Folks - 2:49

Record label: Motown
Pre Recordings: 1970, Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California
Worldwide Sales: 5,7 million
Released: 08-05-1970
Series number: MS-709
Printed: USA

Singles released out of that album:

ABC Single Cover

'ABC'

Released: 24-02-1970
Series nr: M 1163
Printed: USA

The Love You Save Single Cover

'The Love You Save'

Released: 13-05-1970
Series nr: M 1166
Printed: USA

I Found That Girl (Promo) Single Cover

'I Found That Girl' (Promo)
[Red Vinyl]
Released: 05-1970
Series nr: M 1166
Printed: USA

One More Chance Single Cover

'One More Chance'

Released: 08-1970
Series nr: JET-2005
Printed: Japan

2-4-6-8 Single Cover

'2-4-6-8'
Released: 1970
Series nr: MTN-131
Printed: Philippines

     

Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Album CoverDiana Ross Presents The Jackson 5

'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5' is the debut album from Gary, Indiana-based soul family band The Jackson 5, released on the Motown label on December 18th, 1969 in the USA.

In the United Kingdom, 'Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5' wasn't released until March 1970 by Tamla Motown.

The Jackson 5's lead singer, a pre teenage boy named Michael Jackson, and his older brothers Marlon, Jermaine, Tito, and Jackie, became pop successes within months of this album's release. Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5's only single, 'I Want You Back', became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100 within weeks of the album's release.

The album title suggested that Motown star Diana Ross had discovered the group, as do the Ross-penned liner notes on the back cover. Ross' alleged discovering of the Jackson 5 was in fact part of Motown's marketing and promotions plan for the Jackson 5; Motown artists Bobby Taylor and Gladys Knight were the ones who had actually discovered the Jackson 5. Ross did, however, introduce the group to the public both in concert and on television.

One single was released from the album in the USA, 'I Want You Back' and became a number-one hit on the Billboard Hot 100, eventually selling five million copies worldwide.

'I Want You Back', again, the only single released in the UK from the album almost reached the top spot but stalled at number two on the UK Singles chart.

The album spend nine weeks at no.1 on Billboard's R&B albums chart in the States, and achieved no.5 on the Pop chart and no.16 in the UK.

All songs produced by Bobby Taylor except for 'Nobody' and 'I Want You Back', produced by The Corporation.

Track list:

A:
1. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - 3:15
2. Nobody - 2:42
3. I Want You Back - 2:58
4. Can You Remember - 2:57
5. Standing In The Shadows Of Love - 4:05
6. You've Changed - 3:05

B:
1. My Cherie Amour - 3:39
2. Who's Lovin' You - 3:57
3. Chained - 2:50
4. (I Know) I'm Losing You - 2:13
5. Stand - 2:34
6. Born To Love You - 2:26

Record label: Motown
Pre Recordings: 1968, Motown's Hitsville Studio, Detroit, Michigan and the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.
Worldwide Sales: 5 million
Released: 18-12-1969
Series number: MS 700
Printed: USA

Single released out of that album:

I Want You Back Single Cover

'I Want You Back'
Released: 07-10-1969
Series nr: M 1157
Printed: USA

 

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