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


1/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” 


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.

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single : “Get It Together”  (released on August 3, 1973)

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

7/TV peformances

November 17, 1973 : The Jackson 5 are special guests at the Soul Train Show where they perform Get It Together,  Dancing Machine, You’re in Good Hands (by Jermaine), With A child’s Heart (by Michael) & Don’t Say Goodbye Again.

January 5, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Get It Together & Dancing Machine at the Bob Hope Special.

January 10, 1974 : One More Chance, a Jackson 5 TV Special is aired on CBS. The group performs Get It Together + a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/I’ll Be There/Ben/Daddy’s Home/Never Can Say Goodbye/The Love You Save and another medley Up a Lazy River/Opus One (with the Mills Brothers)

January 30, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

March 11, 1974 : Michael sings When I Grow Up with Roberta Flack at the Free To Be… You and Me TV show.

March 16, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & This Old Man/ABC at the Carol Burnett Show. Janet makes her TV debut and performs with Randy a Sonny & Cher skit.

April 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform It’s Too Late To Change the Time & Dancing Machine at the Mike Douglas Show.

April 4, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Let It Be, Never Can Say Goodbye & Dancing Machine at the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

April 9, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform It’s Too Late To Change The Time & Dancing Machine at the Merv Griffin Show.

April 10, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC at the Sandy in Disneyland TV special.

August 19, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine & a medley of Killing Me Softly with his song/By The Time I Get To Phoenix/Danny Boy at the Tonight Show with Bill Cosby.

September, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

September 3, 1974 : The Jackson 5 perform Dancing Machine at the Merv Griffin Show. Janet & Randy perform their Vegas skit.


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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