Motown Years Compilation Albums

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Songs recorded during Motown recording sessions (1969-1975). Some of the compilations feature unreleased and rare tracks.

Greatest Hits (Jackson 5)

Released on December 27, 1971.

Greatest Hits is the first greatest hits compilation for the Jackson 5 released by Motown Records and selling over 5.6 million copies worldwide.The Top 10 hit single “Sugar Daddy” is included as a new track.

Track listing

“I Want You Back”
“ABC”
“Never Can Say Goodbye”
“Sugar Daddy” (recorded April – October 1971, during Maybe Tomorrow & Lookin’ Through the Windows sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California)
“I’ll Be There”
“Maybe Tomorrow”

“The Love You Save”
“Who’s Lovin’ You”
“Mama’s Pearl”
“Goin’ Back to Indiana”
“I Found That Girl”

 

Anthology (Jackson 5)

Released June 15, 1976.

“Anthology” was originally released as a triple-album set by legendary Motown family unit, Later repackagings of Anthology have compiled it as a double compact disc set. The most recent re-release, issued by Motown in 2000 (the first time the release doesn’t contain any hits from Michael or Jermaine), was repackaged in 2005 in North America as part of its Gold series, and in 2006 internationally as “The Jackson 5 Story”.

Track listings

1976 Triple
LP (US)
1977 Double
LP (Int’l)
1986 double
CD
2000 double
CD
Song Length
1.1 1.1 1.01 1.01 I Want You Back 2:58
1.2 1.2 1.02 1.03 ABC 2:58
1.3 1.03 “Don’t Know Why I Love You” 3:50
1.41 1.4 1.04 1.08 I’ll Be There 3:59
1.5 1.3 1.05 1.05 The Love You Save 2:58
1.6 1.06 1.06 “I Found That Girl” 2:56
2.1 4.4 1.20 2.12 I Am Love 7:30
2.2 2.07 “Body Language (Do The Love Dance)” 4:05
2.3 4.5 2.08 2.14 “Forever Came Today” 6:25
3.1 1.5 1.07 1.10 Mama’s Pearl 3:01
3.2 1.7 2.09 Got to Be There” (MJ) 3:23
3.3 1.09 1.09 “Goin’ Back to Indiana” 3:30
3.4 1.6 1.10 1.12 Never Can Say Goodbye 2:56
3.5 1.8 1.11 1.15 Sugar Daddy 2:34
3.6 1.12 1.13 Maybe Tomorrow 4:46
4.1 3.5 2.02 2.05 “Get It Together” 2:47
4.2(*) 4.1(*) 2.03(*) 2.09 Dancing Machine 2:39*/3:24
4.3 4.2 2.04 2.10 “Whatever You Got, I Want” 2:55
4.4 4.3 2.13 We’re Almost There” (MJ) 3:41
4.5 4.6 2.14 “Just a Little Bit of You” (MJ) 3:14
4.6 2.06 2.13 All I Do Is Think of You 3:11
5.1 2.1 2.10 Rockin’ Robin” (MJ) 2:30
5.2 2.3 2.11 I Wanna Be Where You Are” (MJ) 2:59
5.3 2.6 2.12 Ben” (MJ) 2:42
5.4 2.7 2.15 “That’s How Love Goes” (JJ) 3:25
5.5 2.16 ” Love Don’t Want to Leave” (JaJ) 3:05
5.6 3.1 2.17 2.04 (L) “Daddy’s Home” (JJ) 3:07/5:27*
6.1 2.5 1.13 1.20 “Lookin’ Through the Windows” 3:44
6.2 2.2 1.14 1.19 Little Bitty Pretty One 2:48
6.3 1.16 2.01 “Corner of the Sky” 3:30
6.4 3.4 1.17 “Skywriter” 3:10
6.5 3.2 1.18 2.03 “Hallelujah Day” 2:43
6.6 3.6 1.19 “The Boogie Man” 2:58
2.4 Ain’t No Sunshine” (MJ) 4:14
2.8 1.18 Doctor My Eyes 3:13
3.3 “Morning Glow” (MJ) 3:39
3.7 Music and Me” (MJ) 2:43
3.8 2.11 “The Life of The Party” 2:33
1.08 1.02 “Who’s Lovin’ You” 3:59
1.15 “Teenage Symphony” 2:55
2.01 “I Hear a Symphony” 3:01
2.05 “I Was Made to Love Her” 3:20
2.18 “Let’s Get Serious” (JJ) 3:34
2.19 “You’re Supposed to Keep Your Love for Me” (JJ) 3:41
2.20 “Let Me Tickle Your Fancy” (JJ) 3:51
1.04 “The Young Folks” 2:54
1.07 “I’ll Bet You” 3:16
1.11 “Darling Dear” 2:37
1.14 “It’s Great to Be Here” 3:11
1.16 “I’m So Happy” (Recorded October 1971) 2:46
1.17 “Medley: Sing a Simple Song/Can You Remember (Live from Hollywood Palace)” 2:07
1.21 “Love Song” (Recorded March 1972) 3:26
2.02 “Touch” 3:00
2.06 “Hum Along and Dance” 8:36
2.07 “Mama I Gotta Brand New Thing (Don’t Say No)” 7:11
2.08 “It’s Too Late to Change The Time” 3:57
2.15 “We’re Here to Entertain You” 3:02

Key

  • (MJ) – Michael Jackson
  • (JJ) – Jermaine Jackson
  • (JaJ) – Jackie Jackson
  • (L) – Live version
  • (*) – Single version

 

Joyful Jukebox Music (Jackson 5)

Released October 26, 1976.

Motown gathered songs that had been recorded around the years 1972–1975, for recording sessions and albums: Skywriter, G.I.T.: Get It Together, Dancing Machine and Moving Violation.

Track listing

“Joyful Jukebox Music” (Tom Bee, Michael Edward Campbell) – 3:15
“Window Shopping” (Clay Drayton, Tamy Smith, Pam Sawyer) – 2:47
“You’re My Best Friend, My Love” (Sam Brown III, Christine Yarian) – 3:24
“Love Is The Thing You Need” (Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell) – 3:05
“The Eternal Light” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 3:13

“Pride and Joy” (Norman Whitfield, Marvin Gaye, William Stevenson) – 3:13 (Marvin Gaye cover)
“Through Thick and Thin” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 2:42
“We’re Here To Entertain You” (Hal Davis, Nita Garfield, Charlotte O’Hara) – 3:02
“Make Tonight All Mine” (Freddie Perren, Christine Yarian) – 3:19
“We’re Gonna Change Our Style” (Clay Drayton, Judy Cheeks) – 2:46

Boogie (Jackson 5)

Released January 16, 1979.

Track listing

1. “Love’s Gone Bad” (Originally by Chris Clark) Lamont Dozier, Brian Holland, Edward Holland, Jr. 3:19
2. “I Ain’t Gonna Eat Out My Heart Anymore” (Maybe Tomorrow sessions) Laura Burton, Pam Sawyer 3:00
3. “ABC” (Released on the ABC album) Berry Gordy, Jr., Alphonso Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards 2:58
4. “I Was Made to Love Her” (Originally by “Stevie Wonder” , ABC sessions) Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder 4:16
5. “One Day I’ll Marry You” (Third Album sessions) Pam Sawyer, LaVerne Ware 2:58
6. “Never Can Say Goodbye” (Released on the Maybe Tomorrow album) Clifton Davis 2:57
7. “Oh, I’ve Been Bless’d” (Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 Sessions) Lena Manns, Frank Wilson 2:50
8. “Penny Arcade” (Lookin’ Through the Windows Sessions) Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards 2:41
9. “Just Because I Love You” (Maybe Tomorrow Sessions) James W. Alexander, Willie Hutch 3:14
10. “Dancing Machine” (Released on the Get It Together and Dancing Machine albums) Hal Davis, Don Fletcher, Dean Parks 2:36

One Day In Your Life (Michael & The Jackson 5)

Released on March 25, 1981.

“One Day in Your Life” is a compilation released by Motown Records, consisting of both solo and Jackson 5 tracks, released on March 25, 1981. It was the first Jackson album released in the 1980s. Two million copies were sold worldwide. Most of the tracks are from his fourth studio album, Forever, Michael. The other songs were taken from The Jackson 5 releases to pad the album’s running time. Motown later admitted that the album was just a quick cash boost generating from the success of Jackson’s Off the Wall album. The title track became a worldwide hit, especially in the UK.

Track listing (North American version)

1. “One Day in Your Life”  Sam F. Brown IIIRenée Armand
2. “Don’t Say Goodbye Again” (performed by the Jackson 5) Pam SawyerLeon Ware
3. “You’re My Best Friend, My Love” (performed by the Jackson 5) Brown Christine Yarian
4. “Take Me Back”  Edward Holland, Jr.Brian Holland
5. “We’ve Got Forever” Elliot Willensky 3:09
6. “It’s Too Late to Change the Time” (performed by the Jackson 5) SawyerWare
7. “You Are There” BrownRand MeitzenheimerYarian
8. “Dear Michael” Hal DavisWillensky
9. “I’ll Come Home to You” Freddie PerrenYarian
10. “Make Tonight All Mine” (performed by the Jackson 5) PerrenYarian

UK version
1. “One Day in Your Life”
2. “We’re Almost There”
3. “You’re My Best Friend, My Love”
4. “Don’t Say Goodbye Again”
5. “Take Me Back”
6. “It’s Too Late to Change the Time”
7. “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going”
8. “You Are There”
9. “Doggin’ Around”
10. “Dear Michael”
11. “Girl Don’t Take Your Love From Me”
12. “I’ll Come Home to You”

18 Greatest Hits (Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5

Released in June 1983.

18 Greatest Hits is a compilation album credited to Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. Released solely in the United Kingdom, it became Jackson’s second number one on the UK Albums Chart (right behind Thriller), spending three weeks at the summit.

Track listing

“One Day in Your Life”
“Lookin’ Through the Windows”
“Got to Be There”
“Doctor My Eyes”
“Ben”
“ABC”
“We’re Almost There”
“Skywriter”
“Rockin’ Robin”
“Happy”
“Ain’t No Sunshine”
“I’ll Be There”
“I Want You Back”
“The Love You Save”
“We’ve Got a Good Thing Going”
“Mama’s Pearl”
“Never Can Say Goodbye”
“Hallelujah Day”

Farewell My Summer Love (Michael Jackson)

Released on May 15, 1984.

“Farewell My Summer Love” is a compilation of archived Michael Jackson recordings from January to September 1973.

Track listing

1. “Don’t Let It Get You Down” Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards 3:01
2. “You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me” Smokey Robinson 3:30
3. “Melodie” Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards 3:21
4. “Touch the One You Love” Artie Wayne, George S. Clinton 2:47
5. “Girl You’re So Together” Keni St. Lewis 3:09
6. “Farewell My Summer Love” Keni St. Lewis 4:21
7. “Call on Me” Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell 3:38
8. “Here I Am (Come and Take Me)” Al Green, Teenie Hodges 2:53
9. “To Make My Father Proud” Bob Crewe, Larry Weiss 4:04

Looking Back to Yesterday (Michael & The Jackson 5)

Released on February 11, 1986.

“Looking Back to Yesterday” is a compilation album featuring a collection of tracks from Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. As part of Motown’s Never-Before-Released series, all songs were previously unreleased except for “Love’s Gone Bad” and “I Was Made to Love Her”, alternate versions were released in 1979 on the Motown compilation Boogie.

The album was re-released in August 1991 and re-titled “Looking Back to Yesterday: A Young Michael” and sold over half a million copies. It was re-released again as part of Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection in 2009.

Track listing

1. “When I Come of Age” (recorded March 1972 – 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[3]) W.D.Parks/D.Fletcher/H.Davis 2:37
2. “Teenage Symphony” (recorded November 1972 – April 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together & Dancing Machine sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[4]) G.Jones/H.Davis/M.McLeod 2:45
3. “I Hear a Symphony” (originally recorded by Diana Ross & The Supremes; recorded January 1970, during ABC sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) Holland-Dozier-Holland 3:01
4. “Give Me Half a Chance” (recorded December 1969 – June 1970, during Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5, ABC & Jackson 5: Third Album sessions, mixed 1971, Got To Be There Outtake, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[4]) C.Davis 3:26
5. “Love’s Gone Bad” (recorded August 1972, mixed Early 1973, during Skywriter sessions, at the Motown Studio, Los Angeles, California;[4] originally released in longer form on Boogie) Holland-Dozier-Holland 3:08
6. “Lonely Teardrops” (original version by Jackie Wilson; recorded July – August 1972, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) B.Gordy/G.Gordy/T.Carlo 2:40
7. “You’re Good For Me” (recorded December 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together & Dancing Machine sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[3]) E.Horan 3:15
8. “That’s What Love Is Made Of” (originally by The Miracles; recorded December 1969 & January 1970 – December 1971, during Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 & ABC sessions, mixed 1971, Got To Be There sessions & Outtake, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[4]) R.Rogers/W.Robinson/W.Moore 3:24
9. “I Like You The Way You Are (Don’t Change Your Love On Me)” (recorded March & May 1971 – 1972, during Maybe Tomorrow sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) W.Hutch 2:57
10. “Who’s Lookin’ For a Lover” (recorded December 1972 – 1973, during Music & Me sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) J.D.Hilliard/L.Ware 2:50
11. “I Was Made to Love Her” (originally by Stevie Wonder, recorded December 1969 & 1972, during ABC sessions, at the Motown Studio, Los Angeles, California) H.Cosby/L.Hardaway/S.Moy/S.Wonder 3:20
12. “If’n I Was God” (originally by Bobby Goldsboro, recorded April 11 – May 1973, during Music & Me & G.I.T.: Get It Together sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) R.Sherman/R.Sherman

Anthology (Michael & The Jackson 5)

Released on November 14, 1986.

“Anthology” is a compilation of Motown hits by pop and R&B singer Michael Jackson with additional hits by The Jackson 5 and rare, unreleased material from 1973. The album was originally released in the U.S. on November 14, 1986, and re-released on November 8, 1995, and has sold three million copies worldwide.

In 2008, in celebration of Jackson’s 50th birthday (less than a year before his death), Anthology was re-released under Universal Music’s Gold series.

Track listing

Tracks with an asterisk represent their original undubbed renditions.

1986 double
CD
1995 double
CD
2008 double
CD
Song Length
1.01 1.01 1.01 Got to Be There 3:24
1.02 1.02 1.03 Rockin’ Robin 2:32
1.03 1.03 1.04 Ain’t No Sunshine 4:10
1.04 1.04 1.02 “Maria (You Were the Only One)” 3:40
1.05 1.05 1.05 I Wanna Be Where You Are 2:56
1.06 1.06 1.06 “Girl Don’t Take Your Love from Me” 3:47
1.07 1.07 Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone 2:51
1.08 1.08 1.07 Ben 3:45
1.09 1.09 1.08 “People Make the World Go ‘Round” 3:03
1.10 1.10 1.09 Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day 3:13
1.11 1.11 2.01 With a Child’s Heart 3:32
1.12 1.12 Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool 2:58
1.13 1.15 “In Our Small Way” 3:38
1.14 1.16 All the Things You Are 2:55
1.15 1.17 “You Can Cry on My Shoulder” 2:32
1.16 1.18 1.16 Maybe Tomorrow” (J5) 4:39
1.17 1.19 I’ll Be There” (J5) 3:57
1.18 1.20 1.15 Never Can Say Goodbye” (J5) 2:59
1.19 1.21 2.13 “It’s Too Late to Change the Time” (J5) 3:55
1.20 1.22 Dancing Machine” (J5) 3:18
2.01 2.01 1.11 “When I Come of Age” 2:41
2.02 2.02 2.07 “Dear Michael” 2:31
2.03 2.03 2.04 Music and Me 2:36
2.04 2.04 “You Are There” 3:23
2.05 2.05 2.11 One Day In Your Life 4:16
2.06 2.07* “Love’s Gone Bad” (Original 1972 Mix) (Recorded February 1972) 3:10/3:55*
2.07 2.08 “That’s What Love Is Made Of” 3:24
2.08 2.09 2.10 “Who’s Looking for a Lover” 2:51
2.09 2.10 Lonely Teardrops 2:41
2.10 2.12 2.05 We’re Almost There 3:43
2.11 2.13 “Take Me Back” 3:22
2.12 2.14 2.06 Just a Little Bit of You 3:08
2.13 2.15* 2.15 “Melodie” (Original Version) 3:24/3:08*
2.14 2.16 2.08 “I’ll Come Home to You” 3:02
2.15 2.17* 2.09 “If’n I Was God” 4:04/4:06*
2.16 2.18 2.02 Happy (Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues) 3:26
2.17 2.19* “Don’t Let It Get You Down” (Original Version) 2:58/2:48*
2.18 2.20* 2.14 “Call on Me” (Original Version) 3:39/3:22*
2.19 2.21* “To Make My Father Proud” (Original Version) 3:39/4:05*
2.20 2.22* 2.16* “Farewell My Summer Love” (Original Version) 4:24/3:37*
1.13 “Greatest Show on Earth” 2:50
1.14 1.10 “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going” 3:03
2.06 “Make Tonight All Mine” (Original 1973 Mix) (Recorded July 1973) (J5) 3:19
2.11 “Cinderella Stay Awhile” 3:11
1.12 I Want You Back” (J5) 3:00
1.13 Who’s Lovin’ You” (J5) 4:22
1.14 “Darling Dear” (J5) 2:39
2.03 “Morning Glow” 3:38
2.12 “You’re My Best Friend, My Love” (J5)

Soulsation (Jackson 5)

Released on June 20, 1995.

“Soulsation!” is a 4-CD box set of music performed by the Jackson 5 throughout their tenure in Motown spanning from 1969 to 1975, when they left for CBS Records. Released in 1995, it was released to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the year the group became the first group to have their first four releases go straight to #1 on the Billboard charts, and featured an intro from the group’s baby sister Janet, liner notes from David Ritz and an essay from the brothers’ first producer, Bobby Taylor. The fourth disc was completed by unreleased Jackson 5 songs made mostly from mid 1969 to early 1972. The set also included solo numbers from Michael, Jermaine, and Jackie.

Track listing
Disc one
“I Want You Back”
“Who’s Lovin’ You”
“You’ve Changed”
“Stand!”
“Can You Remember”
“ABC”
“The Love You Save”
“I Found That Girl”
“La-La (Means I Love You)”
“I’ll Bet You”
“(Come ‘Round Here) I’m the One You Need”
“The Young Folks”
“I’ll Be There”
“Goin’ Back to Indiana”
“Can I See You in the Morning”
“Mama’s Pearl”
“Reach In”
“Christmas Won’t Be the Same This Year”
“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”
“Never Can Say Goodbye”
“Maybe Tomorrow”
“She’s Good”
Disc two
“Got to Be There” (Michael Jackson)
“People Make the World Go ‘Round” (Michael Jackson)
“Teenage Symphony”
“Sugar Daddy”
“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing”
“Lookin’ Through the Windows”
“Doctor My Eyes”
“Little Bitty Pretty One”
“If I Have to Move a Mountain”
“Rockin’ Robin” (Michael Jackson)
“I Wanna Be Where You Are” (Michael Jackson)
“Ben” (Michael Jackson)
“Skywriter”
“You Made Me What I Am”
“Hallelujah Day”
“Touch”
“Corner of the Sky”
“The Boogie Man”
“Get It Together”
“Dancing Machine”
“It’s Too Late to Change the Time”
“Whatever You Got, I Want”
Disc three
“The Life of the Party”
“I Am Love”
“If I Don’t Love You This Way”
“Mama I Got a Brand New Thing (Don’t Say No)”
“Forever Came Today”
“Body Language (Do the Love Dance)”
“All I Do Is Think of You”
“Moving Violation” (Listed as “It’s a Moving Violation”)
“(You Were Made) Especially for Me”
“Honey Love”
“That’s How Love Goes” (Jermaine Jackson)
“Daddy’s Home” (Jermaine Jackson)
“Just a Little Bit of You” (Michael Jackson)
“Love is the Thing You Need”
“The Eternal Light”
“Pride & Joy”
“You’re My Best Friend, My Love”
“Joyful Jukebox Music”
“Love Don’t Want to Leave” (Jackie Jackson)
Disc four (Rare & Unreleased)
“Can’t Get Ready for Losing You” – 3:48
“You Ain’t Giving Me What I Want (So I’m Taking It All Back)”
“Reach Out I’ll Be There” – 3:44
“I’m Glad It Rained” – 4:02
“A Fool for You” – 4:33
“It’s Your Thing” – 3:40
“Everybody Is a Star” – 3:01
“I Need You” (Jermaine Jackson) – 3:25
“Ooh, I’d Love to Be with You”* – 2:46
“Just a Little Misunderstanding” – 2:40
“Jamie” – 3:30
“Ask the Lonely” – 3:24
“We Can Have Fun” – 3:21
“I Hear a Symphony” – 2:32
“Let’s Have a Party” – 3:10
“Love Scenes” – 2:40
“LuLu” – 2:39
“Money Honey” – 2:55
“Coming Home” – 3:04

NOTE: Track 9 was originally supposed to be the track “You’re the Only One” (as it says on the back cover art), but was replaced at the last minute.

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