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

GIT

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

Track listing

“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.

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 :“Get It Together” (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.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

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

Following era : 

“Music & Me” era (1972-1973)

Music and Me

1/Original track listing from the album released on April 15, 1973 (recorded 1972-1973)

Track listing

1. “With a Child’s Heart”
2. “Up Again”
3. “All the Things You Are”
4. “Happy” (Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues)
5. “Too Young”
6. “Doggin’ Around”
7. “Euphoria”
8. “Morning Glow”
9. “Johnny Raven”
10. “Music and Me”

The track order of 7-9 were changed in later releases. “Johnny Raven” was moved to track 7, “Euphoria” was moved to track 8 and “Morning Glow” was moved to track 9.

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 : “With a Child’s Heart” (released on May 5, 1973)

2nd single :“Happy” (released on July 10, 1973)

3rd single : “Music And Me” (released in October 1973)

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.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

Previous era : « Skywriter » era (1972-1973)

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

“Skywriter” era (1972-1973)

Skywriter

1/Original track listing from the album released on March 29, 1973 (recorded 1972-1973)

Track listing

“Skywriter” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 3:08
“Hallelujah Day” (Freddie Perren, Christine Yarian) – 2:46
“The Boogie Man” (Deke Richards) – 2:56
“Touch” (originally performed by the Supremes) (Pam Sawyer, Frank Wilson) – 3:00
“Corner of the Sky” (from the Broadway musical Pippin) (recorded 1972) (Stephen Schwartz) – 3:33
“I Can’t Quit Your Love” (originally performed by the Four Tops) (Leonard Caston, Kathy Wakefield) – 3:12
“Uppermost” (Clifton Davis) – 2:26
“World of Sunshine” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino) – 2:45
“Ooh, I’d Love to Be with You” (Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell) – 2:49
“You Made Me What I Am” (The Corporation) – 2:50

2/Demos/Alternate Versions

3/Outtakes/unreleased tracks from the album’ sessions

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 Get It Together. The bonus tracks were the outtakes “Pride and Joy”, “Love’s Gone Bad” and “Love Is the Thing You Need”. Each of these tracks also appear on the compilation album Joyful Jukebox Music/Boogie.

4/Others songs from this era

5/Songs known to exist but never released/leaked

6/Singles and short films

1st single : “Corner Of The Sky” (released on October 2, 1972)

2nd single :“Hallelujah Day” (released on February 26, 1973)

7/TV peformances

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 World Tour 1973-1976

 

Previous era : « Ben » era (1972-1973)

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

“Ben” era (1972-1973)

Ben

1/Original track listing from the album released on August 4, 1972 (recorded from November 1971 to February 1972)

Track listing

1. “Ben” (recorded November 1971) Walter Scharf, Don Black 2:42
2. “Greatest Show on Earth” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino 2:47
3. “People Make the World Go Round” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Thom Bell, Linda Creed 3:15
4. “We’ve Got a Good Thing Going” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) The Corporation (Alphonso Mizell, Berry Gordy, Deke Richards, Freddie Perren) 3:01
5. “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Gladys Hampton, Regina Adams, Ace Adams 2:58
6. “My Girl” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Smokey Robinson, Ronald White 3:05
7. “What Goes Around Comes Around” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Allen Levinsky, Arthur Stokes, Dana Meyers, Floyd Weatherspoon 3:35
8. “In Our Small Way” (recorded July – November 1971) Beatrice Verdi, Christine Yarian 3:39
9. “Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day” (recorded December 1971 – February 1972) Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder 3:19
10. “You Can Cry on My Shoulder” (recorded November – December 1971) Berry Gordy 2:32

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 : “Ben” (released on April 4, 1972)

7/TV peformances

November 4, 1972 : In the US, Soul Train Show airs a Jackson Five special where they perform I Want You Back, Lookin’ Through The Windows & Corner Of The Sky. Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes & Daddy’s Home.    Michael performs Ben

March 27, 1973 : Michael performs Ben at the Academy Awards (the song is nominated as best song for a film)

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Third US Tour 1972

The Jackson 5 European Tour 1972

 

Previous era : « Lookin’ Through the Windows » era (1971-1972)

Following era : « Skywriter » era (1972-1973)

“Lookin’ Through the Windows” era (1971-1972)

1972

1/Original track listing from the album released on May 23, 1972 (recorded late 1971-1972)

Track listing

“Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing” (originally performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell) (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 2:30
“Lookin’ Through the Windows” (Clifton Davis) – 3:46
“Don’t Let Your Baby Catch You” (The Corporation) – 3:11
“To Know” (The Corporation) – 3:22
“Doctor, My Eyes” (originally performed by Jackson Browne) (Jackson Browne) – 3:14
“Little Bitty Pretty One” (originally performed by Thurston Harris) (Robert Byrd) – 2:51
“E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice is Yours to Pull)” (Johnny Bristol, Wade Bowen, David Jones, Jr.) – 2:53
“If I Have to Move a Mountain” (The Corporation) – 3:20
“Don’t Want to See Tomorrow” (Stephen Bowden, Jim Chambers, Hal Davis, Theodore McFaddin) – 2:46
“Children of the Light” (Michael Randall) – 2:27
“I Can Only Give You Love” (Richard Hutch, Willie Hutch) – 2:33

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 Goin’ Back to Indiana. The bonus tracks were “Love Song”, the B-side of this album’s title track single, 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.

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 : “Little Bitty Pretty One” (released on April 4, 1972)

2nd single : “Lookin’ Through the Windows” (released on June 23. 1972)

7/TV peformances

July 1, 1972 : Michael makes a solo appearance in a special American Bandstand show devoted to him. He performs Rockin Robin, Ben, I Wanna Be Where You Are and at the end he’s joined by the Jackson 5 to perform Lookin’ Through The Windows.

September 15, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Lookin’ Through The Windows and Michael performs Ben at the Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour.

October 26, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing and Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes at the Flip Wilson Show.

November 4, 1972 : In the US, Soul Train Show airs a Jackson Five special where they perform I Want You Back, Lookin’ Through The Windows & Corner Of The Sky. Jermaine performs That’s How Love Goes & Daddy’s Home.    Michael performs Ben

November 5, 1972 :  In The UK he Royal Variety Performance featuring the J5 is aired on the BBC. The group sings I Want You back, ABC, Rockin Robin, We Thank You & The Love You Save.

November 9, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Lookin’ Through The Windows & Rockin Robin an british TV show Top Of The Pops.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Third US Tour 1972

The Jackson 5 European Tour 1972

 

Previous era : « Got To Be There » era (1971-1972)

Following era : « Ben » era (1972-1973)

“Got To Be There” era (1971-1972)

Got To Be There

1/Original track listing from the album released on Januaey 24, 1972 (recorded June-November 1971)

Track listing

1. “Ain’t No Sunshine” (recorded July – November 1971) Bill Withers 4:09
2. “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (recorded July – November 1971)
Arthur “T-Boy” RossLeon Ware
3:00
3. “Girl Don’t Take Your Love from Me” (recorded July – November 1971) Willie Hutch 3:46
4. “In Our Small Way” (recorded July – November 1971)
Beatrice VerdiChristine Yarian
3:34
5. “Got to Be There” (recorded June 1971) Elliot Willensky 3:23
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
6. “Rockin’ Robin” (recorded July – November 1971) Jimmie Thomas 2:30
7. “Wings of My Love” (recorded July – November 1971) The Corporation 3:32
8. “Maria (You Were the Only One)” (recorded June – July 1971)
Lawrence BrownLinda GloverGeorge GordyAllen Story
3:41
9. “Love Is Here and Now You’re Gone” (recorded July – November 1971) Holland-Dozier-Holland 2:51
10. “You’ve Got a Friend” (recorded July – November 1971) Carole King

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 : “Got To Be There” (released on October 7, 1971)

2nd single : “Rockin Robin” (released on February 17. 1972)

3rd single : “I Wanna Be Where You Are” (released on May 2, 1972)

4th single : “Ain’t No Sunshine” (released on July 3, 1972)

7/TV peformances

March 1, 1972 : The Jackson 5 perform Sugar Daddy, Got To Be There & Brand New Thing (with Randy) at the Hellzapoppin’ TV Special.

July 1, 1972 : Michael makes a solo appearance in a special American Bandstand show devoted to him. He performs Rockin Robin, Ben, I Wanna Be Where You Are and at the end he’s joined by the Jackson 5 to perform Lookin’ Through The Windows.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Third US Tour 1972

 

Previous era : « Maybe Tomorrow » era (1971)

Following era : « Lookin’ Through the Windows » era (1971-1972)

“Maybe Tomorrow” era (1971)

Maybe

1/Original track listing from the album released on April 12, 1971 (recorded June 1970-February 1971)

Track listing

“Maybe Tomorrow” (The Corporation) – 4:41
“She’s Good” (The Corporation) – 2:59
“Never Can Say Goodbye” (Clifton Davis) – 2:57
“The Wall” (Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Pam Sawyer) – 3:03
“Petals” (The Corporation) – 2:34
“Sixteen Candles” (Luther Dixon, Allyson R. Khent) – 2:45
“(We’ve Got) Blue Skies” (Thomas Bee, Chris Clark, Fuller Gordy, Patrick Stephenson, Delores Wilkinson) – 3:21
“My Little Baby” (The Corporation) – 2:58
“It’s Great to Be Here” (The Corporation) – 2:59
“Honey Chile” (originally performed by Martha Reeves & the Vandellas) (Richard Morris, Sylvia Moy) – 2:45
“I Will Find a Way” (The Corporation) – 2:57


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 Third Album. The bonus tracks were “Sugar Daddy”, the only new track on their 1971 greatest hits set, and “I’m So Happy”, the B-side of that single.

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 : “Never Can Say Goodbye” (released on March 16, 1971)

2nd single : “Maybe Tomorrow (released in June 1971)

7/TV peformances

March 29, 1971 : The Jackson 5 are guests on The Stephanie Edwards Show where they chat and listen to their new single Never Can Say Goodbye.

April 18, 1971 : The Jackson 5 appear with Diana Ross on her first solo TV Special. They perform Mama’s Pearl/Walk On/The Love You Save, ), I’ll Be There and Feelin’ Alright (with Diana) , It Was a Very Good Year (Spoof by Michael) a skit with Bill Cosby.

September 16 : “Goin’ Back To Indiana”, the Jackson 5 first TV Special is aired on ABC. The special includes the group performing their hits, acting in skits with guest Bill Cosby and the Smothers Brothers and footage of the celebration filmed in their hometown of Gary back in January.

November 4, 1971 : The Jackson 5 perform a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You SaveNever Can Say Goodbye + a skit on the Flip Wilson Show.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Second US Tour 1971

 

Previous era : « Jackson 5 Christmas Album » (1970)

Following era : « Got To Be There » era (1971-1972)

“Jackson 5 Christmas Album” (1970)

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1/Original track listing from the album released on October 15, 1970 (recorded in 1970)

Track listing

1. “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin 5:19
2. “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie 2:24
3. “The Christmas Song” Robert Wells, Mel Tormé 2:45
4. “Up on the House Top” Benjamin Hanby; arranged and adapted by the Corporation 3:16
5. “Frosty the Snowman” Steve Nelson, Jack Rollins 2:39
6. “The Little Drummer Boy” K.K. Davis, Henry Onorati, Harry Simeone 3:15
7. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” Johnny Marks 2:32
8. “Christmas Won’t Be the Same This Year” Pam Sawyer, LaVerne Ware 2:31
9. “Give Love on Christmas Day” Berry Gordy, Jr., Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards 2:44
10. “Someday at Christmas” Ron Miller, Bryan Wells 2:44
11. “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” Tommie Connor 3:01
2003 remaster

12. “Little Christmas Tree” Art Wayne, Artie Wayne 3:37


2009 Ultimate Christmas Collection bonus tracks


12. “Season’s Greetings from Michael Jackson”
0:09
13. “Little Christmas Tree”
Art Wayne, Artie Wayne 3:37
14. “Season’s Greetings from Tito Jackson”
0:06
15. “Up On the Housetop (DJ Spinna Re-Edit)” Traditional
5:00
16. “Season’s Greetings from Jackie Jackson”
0:07
17. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (Stripped Mix)”
Johnny Marks 3:04
18. “Season’s Greetings from Jermaine Jackson”
0:07
19. “Someday At Christmas (Stripped Mix)”
Ron Miller, Bryan Wells 2:44
20. “Give Love On Christmas Day (Group A Cappella Version)”
Berry Gordy, Jr., Fonce Mizell, Freddie Perren, Deke Richards 3:37
21. “J5 Christmas Medley”
3:51

 

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 : “Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (released in November 1970)

7/TV peformances

No TV performances

8/Concerts

No concerts

Previous era : « Third Album » era (1970-1971)

Following era : « Maybe Tomorrow » era (1971)

“Third Album” era (1970-1971)

Third

1/Original track listing from the album released on September 8, 1970 (recorded April-July 1970)

Track listing

“I’ll Be There” (Berry Gordy, Jr., Bob West, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch) – 3:59
“Ready or Not (Here I Come)” (Thom Bell, William Hart; originally performed by The Delfonics) – 2:34
“Oh How Happy” (Edwin Starr aka Charles Hatcher; originally performed by the Shades of Blue) – 2:16
“Bridge Over Troubled Water” (Paul Simon; originally performed by Simon & Garfunkel) – 5:52
“Can I See You in the Morning” (Deke Richards) – 3:09
“Goin’ Back to Indiana” (The Corporation) – 3:32
“How Funky Is Your Chicken” (Lester Lee Carr, Richard Hutch, Willie Hutch) – 2:41
“Mama’s Pearl” (The Corporation) – 3:09on
“Reach In” (Beatrice Verdi) – 3:28
“The Love I Saw In You Was Just a Mirage” (Smokey Robinson, Marv Tarplin; originally performed by the Miracles) – 4:22
“Darling Dear” (George Horgay Gordy, Robert Gordy, Allen Story) – 2:40

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 Maybe Tomorrow. The bonus tracks were “Sugar Daddy”, the only new track on their 1971 greatest hits set, and “I’m So Happy”, the B-side of that single.

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 : “I’ll Be There (released on August 28, 1970)

2nd single : “Mama’s Pearl” (released on January 7, 1971)

7/TV peformances

September 19, 1970 : The J5 perform The Love You SaveShortnin Bread, Let It be & I’ll Be There at the Jim Nabors Show.

January 31, 1971: The Jackson 5 return to Gary ( Indiana ) for the first time to play two benefits concerts for for Mayor Richard Hatcher’s re-election campaign at Westside High School and they receive the key to the city. A ceremony is held outside their former home at 2300 Jackson Street. The event is filmed for a TV Special.

March 29, 1971 : The Jackson 5 are guests on The Stephanie Edwards Show where they chat and listen to their new single Never Can Say Goodbye.

April 18, 1971 : The Jackson 5 appear with Diana Ross on her first solo TV Special. They perform Mama’s Pearl/Walk On/The Love You Save, ), I’ll Be There and Feelin’ Alright (with Diana) , It Was a Very Good Year (Spoof by Michael) a skit with Bill Cosby.

November 4, 1971 : The Jackson 5 perform a medley of I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You SaveNever Can Say Goodbye + a skit on the Flip Wilson Show.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 Second US Tour 1971

 

Previous era : « ABC » era (1970)

Following era : 

“ABC” era (1970)

ABC

1/Original track listing from the album released on May 8, 1970 (recorded in 1969-1970)

Track listing

1. “The Love You Save” The Corporation 3:01
2. “One More Chance” The Corporation 2:59
3. “ABC” The Corporation 2:56
4. “2-4-6-8″ Gloria Jones, Pam Sawyer 2:55
5. “(Come ‘Round Here) I’m the One You Need” Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier, Edward Holland 2:46
6. “Don’t Know Why I Love You” Lula Mae Hardaway, Don Hunter, Paul Riser, Stevie Wonder 3:47
7. “Never Had a Dream Come True” Stevie Wonder, Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby 2:58
8. “True Love Can Be Beautiful” Leonard Caston, Jr., Jeana Jackson, Bobby Taylor 3:24
9. “La-La (Means I Love You)” Thom Bell, William Hart 2:52
10. “I’ll Bet You” George Clinton, Sidney Barnes, Theresa Lindsey 2:26
11. “I Found That Girl” The Corporation 2:57
12. “The Young Folks” George Gordy, Allen Story 2:50

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 : “ABC’ (released on February 24, 1970)

2nd single : “The Love You Save” (released on May 13, 1970)

7/TV peformances

February 21, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back, ABC and a medley of Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah/There Was A Time on American Bandstand hosted by Dick Clark.

May 10, 1970 : The Jackson 5 perform I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save on the Ed Sullivan Show.

September 19, 1970 : The J5 perform The Love You SaveShortnin Bread, Let It be & I’ll Be There at the Jim Nabors Show.

8/Concerts

The Jackson 5 First US Tour 1970

 

Previous era : « Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 » era (1969)

Following era : « Third Album » era (1970-1971)