“Moving Violation” era (1974-1976)


Recording sessions : 1974–1975

Studios : Motown studios, Los Angeles.

Label : Motown

Release date : May 15, 1975

Peak on Billboard 200 : 36

Original track listing 

“Forever Came Today” (originally performed by the Supremes) (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 6:23
“Moving Violation” (Liz Shaw, Harold Beatty) – 3:37
“(You Were Made) Especially for Me” (Michael Lovesmith, Brian Holland) – 3:28
“Honey Love” (Michael Lovesmith, Edward Holland, Brian Holland) – 4:40

“Body Language (Do the Love Dance)” (Hal Davis, Donald Fletcher) – 4:07
“All I Do Is Think of You” (Michael Lovesmith, Brian Holland) – 3:17
“Breezy” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 3:38
“Call of the Wild” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 2:33
“Time Explosion” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 4:13


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 Dancing Machine. The bonus tracks were the outtakes “Through Thick and Thin” (which appeared on 1976’s Joyful Jukebox Music) 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 :”Forever Came Today” (released on June 10, 1975)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : 60

2nd single : All I Do Is Think of You” (released on November 5, 1975)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : not eligible

3rd single : “Body Language (Do the Love Dance)” (released on January 24, 1976)

Peak on Hot 100 Billboard : not eligible

TV performances

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

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

Following era : The Jacksons era (1976-1977)

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