“Dancing Machine” era (1973-1975)

Dancing

Recording sessions : 1974

Studios : Motown studios, Los Angeles.

Label : Motown

Release date : September 5, 1974

Peak on Billboard 200 : 16

Original track listing from the album released on September 5, 1974 (recorded in 1973-1974)

“I Am Love” (Don Fenceton, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson, Ronnie Rancifer) – 7:29
“Whatever You Got, I Want” (Gene Marcellino, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson) – 2:58
“She’s a Rhythm Child” (Clarence Drayton, Hal Davis, Ruth Talmage) – 2:39
“Dancing Machine” (Donald Fletcher, Hal Davis, Weldon Dean Parks) – 2:43
“The Life of the Party” (Clarence Drayton, Hal Davis, Tamy Smith) – 2:35
“What You Don’t Know” (Gene Marcellino, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson) – 4:25
“If I Don’t Love You This Way” (Leon Ware, Pam Sawyer) – 3:28
“It All Begins and Ends with Love” (Don Fenceton, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson) – 3:07
“The Mirrors of My Mind” (Charlotte O’Hara, Donald Fletcher, Nita Garfield) – 3:08

Re-release

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 Moving Violation. The bonus tracks were the outtakes “Through Thick and Thin” and the Disc-o-Tech #3 Remix of “Forever Came Today”.

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

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 2

2nd single :“Whatever You Got, I Want” (released on October 1, 1974)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 2

3rd single : “The Life Of The Party” (released on November 29, 1974 in UK only)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : not eligible

4th single : “I Am Love” (released on December 23, 1974)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 15

TV performances

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

Previous era : « G.I.T.: Get It Together » era (1973-1974)

Following era : « Forever, Michael » era (1974-1975)

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