“Maybe Tomorrow” era (1971)


Recording sessions : June 1970 – February 1971

Studios : Motown studios, Los Angeles.

Label : Motown

Release date : April 12, 1971

Peak on Billboard 200 : 11

Original track listing

“Maybe Tomorrow” (The Corporation) – 4:41
“She’s Good” (The Corporation) – 2:59
“Never Can Say Goodbye” (Clifton Davis) – 2:57
“The Wall” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Pam Sawyer) – 3:03
“Petals” (The Corporation) – 2:34
“Sixteen Candles” (Luther Dixon, Allyson R. Khent) – 2:45
“(We’ve Got) Blue Skies” (Thomas Bee, Chris Clark, Fuller Gordy, Patrick Stephenson, Delores Wilkinson) – 3:21
“My Little Baby” (The Corporation) – 2:58
“It’s Great to Be Here” (The Corporation) – 2:59
“Honey Chile” (originally performed by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas) (Richard Morris, Sylvia Moy) – 2:45
“I Will Find a Way” (The Corporation) – 2:57


In 2001, Motown Records remastered all Jackson 5 albums in a “Two Classic Albums/One CD” series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Third Album. The bonus tracks were “Sugar Daddy”, the only new track on their 1971 greatest hits set, and “I’m So Happy”, the B-side of that single.

Demos/Alternate Versions

Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

Others songs from this era

Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

Singles and charts

1st single : “Never Can Say Goodbye” (released on March 16, 1971)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 2

2nd single : “Maybe Tomorrow (released in June 1971)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 20

TV peformances

The Jackson 5 Second US Tour 1971

Previous era : « Jackson 5 Christmas Album » (1970)

Following era : « Got To Be There » era (1971-1972)

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