Live Albums

Goin’ Back to Indiana

Released on September 29, 1971

Goin’ Back to Indiana is a live/soundtrack album by the Jackson 5 for Motown Records, taken from their September 16, 1971 ABC TV special of the same name. It is the Jackson 5’s sixth album overall, and was released on September 29, 1971. The Goin’ Back to Indiana television special featured comedians Bill Cosby and Tommy Smothers, singers Bobby Darin and Diana Ross, football players Roosevelt “Rosey” Grier and Ben Davidson, and basketball stars Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, and Elvin Hayes. It also featured tracks recorded by the Jackson 5 during their May 29 “homecoming” concert at the Coliseum in Indianapolis, hence the show title.

Track listing

Jackson 5 during their filming of Goin’ Back to Indiana
“I Want You Back” (The Corporation) – 4:14
“Maybe Tomorrow” (The Corporation) – 4:15
“The Day Basketball Was Saved” (Bill Angelos, Buz Kohan, Dick DeBenedictis) – 7:59
“Stand!” (Sylvester Stewart) – 4:15
“I Want to Take You Higher” (Sylvester Stewart) – 2:13
“Feelin’ Alright” (originally by Traffic) (Dave Mason) – 4:12
Medley: “Walk On” (this version originally by Isaac Hayes) / “The Love You Save” (The Corporation) – 4:57
“Goin’ Back to Indiana” (The Corporation) – 4:47

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 Lookin’ Through the Windows (1972). The bonus tracks were “Love Song” and a live performance of “Who’s Lovin’ You”, which first appeared on the soundtrack of the 1992 TV movie The Jacksons: An American Dream.

The Jackson 5 in Japan

Released in October 31, 1973 (Japan only) and October 31, 2004 (5,000 copy limited re-issue)

The Jackson 5 in Japan, also known as In Japan!, is the first live album released by the Jackson 5, culled from a live concert held in Japan in 1973. It was released in the UK in 1986 as Michael Jackson with the Jackson 5 Live; Motown did not release the album in the United States until a limited-edition version was released in 2004, via specialty reissue label Hip-O Select. A quadrophonic mix was released in Japan in 1975, marking an early release of the band’s material in surround sound. The album sold over a million copies worldwide.

Track listing
Side A
“Introduction”/”We’re Gonna Have a Good Time” 3:39
“Lookin’ Through the Windows” (Clifton Davis) 3:52
“Got to Be There” (Elliot Willensky) 3:44
Medley: “I Want You Back”/”ABC”/”The Love You Save” (The Corporation) 2:59
“Daddy’s Home” (William Miller, James Sheppard) 5:23
“Superstition” (originally by Stevie Wonder) (Stevie Wonder) 3:17
Side B
“Ben” (Don Black, Walter Scharf) 2:54
“Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” (originally by the Temptations) (Norman Whitfield, Barrett Strong) 3:59
“That’s How Love Goes” (Wade Brown Jr., Johnny Bristol, David Jones Jr.) 4:46
“Never Can Say Goodbye” (Clifton Davis) 2:21
“Ain’t That Peculiar” (originally by Marvin Gaye) (Warren “Pete” Moore, William Robinson, Bobby Rogers) 5:28
“I Wanna Be Where You Are” (Arthur “T-Boy” Ross, Leon Ware) 6:30

The Jacksons Live!

Released on November 11, 1981

The Jacksons Live! (a.k.a. Live) is a live album by The Jacksons. It was released on November 11, 1981 by Epic Records. The album was recorded during the band’s North American concert tour in fall 1981, known as the Triumph Tour. The live double album was culled from recordings made on the tour’s stops in Buffalo, Providence, Atlanta, and New York City. The live album would go on to sell over two million copies worldwide.

Track listing
No. Title Writer(s) Length

  1. “Opening/Can You Feel It” Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson 6:04
  2. “Things I Do for You” Michael Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Randy Jackson, Tito Jackson 3:38
  3. “Off the Wall” Rod Temperton 4:00
  4. “Ben” Walter Scharf, Don Black 3:52
  5. “Heartbreak Hotel” Michael Jackson 4:40
  6. “She’s Out of My Life” Tom Bahler 4:48
  7. “Movie and Rap, Including Excerpts of: I Want You Back/Never Can Say Goodbye/Got to Be There” Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, Deke Richards, Clifton Davis, Elliot Willensky 3:04
  8. “Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save” Berry Gordy, Freddie Perren, Alphonzo Mizell, Deke Richards 2:55
  9. “I’ll Be There” Berry Gordy, Bob West, Willie Hutch, Hal Davis 3:12
  10. “Rock with You” Rod Temperton 3:59
  11. “Lovely One” Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson 6:28
  12. “Workin’ Day and Night” Michael Jackson 6:53
  13. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” Michael Jackson 4:22
  14. “Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground)” Michael Jackson, Randy Jackson 8:34

Posthumous release

Live at the Forum (The Jackson 5 album)

Released on June 21, 2010

Live at the Forum is a live album by American family musical group the Jackson 5. It was released on June 21, 2010. The live tracks contained in the album were mostly recorded on June 20, 1970 and August 26, 1972, during concerts at The Forum, in Inglewood, California. The 1970 concert was a record-breaking show of over 18,000 attending, with the group only having released two studio albums and a couple of singles out up to that point. This concert is an example of the group’s very early part of their career, on their first tour.

Track listing
Disc one

“Introduction” – 0:41
“I Want You Back” (The Corporation) – 3:08
“Feelin’ Alright” (Dave Mason) – 4:51
“Who’s Lovin’ You” (William “Smokey” Robinson Jr.) – 4:56
“Walk On” (Suzanne de Passe, Jackson 5) – 2:21
“Don’t Know Why I Love You” (Don Hunter, Stevie Wonder, Lula Hardaway, Paul Riser) 3:40
“Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah” (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel) – 2:55
“ABC” (The Corporation) – 3:33
“Intro / It’s Your Thing” (Rudolph Isley, O’Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley) – 4:55
“I Found That Girl” (The Corporation) – 4:45
“There Was a Time” (James Brown) – 3:14
“Intro / Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin” (Sylvester Stewart) – 7:08
“The Love You Save” (The Corporation) – 3:32
“Mama’s Pearl” (Bonus Track) (The Corporation) – 3:10
Disc two

“Brand New Thing” (Jackson 5) – 3:01
“Medley: I Want You Back / ABC / Mama’s Pearl”^ (The Corporation) – 4:51
“Sugar Daddy” (The Corporation) – 2:57
“I’ll Be There” (Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch) – 4:04
“Introduction by Michael” – 1:56
“Goin’ Back to Indiana / Brand New Thing / Goin’ Back to Indiana” (The Corporation, The Jackson 5) – 3:55
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Paul Simon) – 2:21
“I Found That Girl” (The Corporation) – 3:41
“I’m So Happy” (The Corporation) – 2:59
“Lookin’ Through the Windows” (Clifton Davis) – 3:53
“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 2:35
“Introduction by Jackie” – 0:22
“Ben” (Don Black, Walter Scharf) – 2:39
“Rockin’ Robin” (Jimmie Thomas) – 2:30
“Got to Be There” (Elliot Willensky) – 2:11
“You’ve Got a Friend” (Carole King) – 2:21
“Ain’t No Sunshine” (Bill Withers) – 5:29
“I Wanna Be Where You Are” (Arthur “T-Boy” Ross, Leon Ware) – 3:42
“Introduction by Jermaine” – 1:09
“That’s How Love Goes” (David H. Jones Jr., John Bristol, Wade Brown Jr.) – 3:16
“Never Can Say Goodbye” (Clifton Davis) – 4:43
“Walk On” (Suzanne de Passe, The Jackson 5) – 2:22
“The Love You Save” (The Corporation) – 3:48
“Intro / I Wanna Be Where You Are” (Bonus Track)^^ (Arthur “T-Boy” Ross, Leon Ware) – 4:14

^Previously issued, in part, on the soundtrack to The Jacksons: An American Dream in 1992.
^^Originally released on the soundtrack to Save the Children.

The band’s usual opening song, “Stand!”, was excluded from the release because the boys were having technical difficulties during the start of the 1970 show. Jermaine’s vocal microphone was off and his bass amplifier was inaudible, so the show had to be stopped for several minutes while the sound crew fixed everything.
“Mama’s Pearl” in disc one was taken from the group’s concert in Indiana on May 29, 1971. It is one of the five unreleased songs from that concert.
“Ain’t No Sunshine” was recorded the night after most of the second disc was recorded, at the San Diego International Sports Arena, August 27, 1972. It was edited into Michael’s solo set in the album’s track listing, whereas in the San Diego show, it was elsewhere in the setlist.

Live at Wembley July 16, 1988

Released on September 18, 2012

Live at Wembley July 16, 1988 is a live concert CD/DVD by American recording artist Michael Jackson released on September 18, 2012. It was included with the Bad 25 reissue, as well as by itself.

This particular concert took place on July 16, 1988, at Wembley Stadium in Wembley, London, to a sold-out crowd of 72,000, which included Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles, Prince of Wales. The DVD also includes “The Way You Make Me Feel”, from July 15 (the song was not performed on July 16 due to a late start of the show) and “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, and “Bad”, performed on September 26, 1987, in Yokohama, Japan. The Bad 25 deluxe package also contains a CD of the audio from the July 16 concert as well, with audio edited down to 80 minutes from the original two hours.

Track listing
All tracks are written by Michael Jackson, except where noted.

Live at Wembley July 16, 1988
No. Title Writer(s) Length

  1. “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” 6:32
  2. “This Place Hotel” 4:43
  3. “Another Part of Me” 4:24
  4. “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You” (duet with Sheryl Crow) 4:55
  5. “She’s Out of My Life” Tom Bahler 3:53
  6. “I Want You Back/The Love You Save/I’ll Be There”
    Berry GordyFreddie PerrenAlphonzo MizellDeke RichardsBob WestWillie HutchHal Davis
  7. “Rock with You” Rod Temperton 4:23
  8. “Human Nature”
    Steve PorcaroJohn Bettis
  9. “Smooth Criminal” 6:24
  10. “Dirty Diana” 6:24
  11. “Thriller” Temperton 5:29
  12. “Bad Groove (The Band Jam Section)”
    Greg PhillinganesEric ClaptonJim GordonPhil CollinsMaurice GibbBarry GibbRobin GibbJackson
  13. “Workin’ Day and Night” 7:59
  14. “Beat It” 6:45
  15. “Billie Jean” 8:36
  16. “Bad” 10:06
  17. “Man in the Mirror”
    Siedah GarrettGlen Ballard
  18. “The Way You Make Me Feel” (Performed at Wembley Stadium, London on July 15, 1988) 5:22
  19. “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You/Bad” (duet with Sheryl Crow) (Performed at Yokohama Stadium, Yokohama on September 26, 1987) 11:23
    “Bad Groove (The Band Jam Section)” contains the following pieces:
    “Band Jam” (composed by Greg Phillinganes)
    “Layla” (composed by Eric Clapton and Jim Gordon)
    “Sussudio” (composed by Phil Collins)
    “You Win Again” (composed by Barry Gibb, Maurice Gibb and Robin Gibb)
    “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” (composed by Michael Jackson)
    The “Bad Groove” interlude involved the band playing an extended instrumental of “It’s Gonna Be a Beautiful Night” by Prince from his 1987 album Sign o’ the Times, but was removed during editing of the DVD. Amateur audio of the performance, however, can be found online.

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