“G.I.T.: Get It Together” era (1973-1974)

GIT

Recording sessions : November 1972 – July 1973

Studios : Motown studios, Los Angeles.

Label : Motown

Release date : September 12, 1973

Peak on Billboard 200 : 100

Original track listing from the album released on September 12, 1973 (recorded in 1973)

“Get It Together” 
“Don’t Say Goodbye Again” 
“Reflections” (originally by Diana Ross & the Supremes)
“Hum Along and Dance” (originally by the Temptations)
“Mama, I Got A Brand New Thing (Don’t Say No)” (originally by the Undisputed Truth)
“It’s Too Late to Change the Time” 
“You Need Love Like I Do (Don’t You)” (originally by Gladys Knight & the Pips and the Temptations)
“Dancing Machine” 

Re-release

In 2001, Motown Records remastered all J5 albums in a “Two Classic Albums/One CD” series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Skywriter. The bonus tracks were the outtakes “Pride and Joy”, “Love’s Gone Bad” and “Love Is the Thing You Need”. “Love Is the Thing You Need” and “Pride and Joy” were released on Joyful Jukebox Music in 1976, and “Love’s Gone Bad” was released on Boogie in 1979.

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 : “Get It Together”  (released on August 3, 1973)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 28

2nd single :“Dancing Machine” (released on February 19, 1974)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 2

TV performances

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

Previous era : « Music & Me » era (1972-1973)

Following era : « Dancing Machine » era (1973-1975)

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