Love Songs

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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
By focusing on Michael Jackson's '70s output with the Jackson 5 and his solo work as a teen vocal prodigy, Love Songs demonstrates that Michael's '80s ascension to the realm of global superstardom was a foregone conclusion. The earliest signs of this nascent talent came via the Indiana quintet's covers of Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You" and Ray Charles's "A Fool for You," which found an 11-year old MJ testifying about love like a grown-up. As Michael matured, any rough edges in production and vocal execution became more polished, particularly on songs such as the sweetly lush "Got to Be There" and the mid-tempo cheer of "We've Got a Good Thing Going" with its ...
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Barnes & Noble - Dave Gil de Rubio
By focusing on Michael Jackson's '70s output with the Jackson 5 and his solo work as a teen vocal prodigy, Love Songs demonstrates that Michael's '80s ascension to the realm of global superstardom was a foregone conclusion. The earliest signs of this nascent talent came via the Indiana quintet's covers of Smokey Robinson's "Who's Lovin' You" and Ray Charles's "A Fool for You," which found an 11-year old MJ testifying about love like a grown-up. As Michael matured, any rough edges in production and vocal execution became more polished, particularly on songs such as the sweetly lush "Got to Be There" and the mid-tempo cheer of "We've Got a Good Thing Going" with its playful harmonies. By 1975, 17-year-old Michael's voice had matured into the confident tenor that drove solo hits like the light funk of "We're Almost There," tender ballads like "You Are There" and "One Day In Your Life," and the soaring declaration of love that defines "I'll Come Home to You." The cherry on top of this sundae of love is a previously unreleased version of the 1970 chart-topper "I'll Be There," a jewel in the crown of the future "King of Pop."
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Released in January of 2002, Motown's Love Songs contains 14 love songs and ballads Michael Jackson recorded, either by himself or with the Jackson 5, during his time on Motown in the early '70s. There are a few familiar songs here, such as "Who's Lovin' You," but the Love Songs series prides itself on mood, not hits, while providing just one or two tracks as collector's bait (a previously unreleased version of "I'll Be There" or the original mix of "Call on Me," for example). This means that it's the odd collection that sort of appeals to the dedicated, since it gives a different spin on the artist (but not really, since it recycles the catalog), and it sort of appeals to the casual fan, since it digs through albums to provide what they're looking for (but not really, since there aren't that many big hits here). So it fulfills the promise of the title quite well, but that doesn't necessarily mean that a lot of people will really need it (unless they're looking for mood music, of course).
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/15/2002
  • Label: Motown
  • UPC: 044001681929
  • Catalog Number: 016819
  • Sales rank: 10,706

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Who's Lovin' You - The Jackson 5 (4:21)
  2. 2 A Fool for You - The Jackson 5 (4:35)
  3. 3 Everybody's Somebody's Fool (2:59)
  4. 4 Got to Be There (3:23)
  5. 5 We're Almost There (3:46)
  6. 6 We've Got a Good Thing Going (3:02)
  7. 7 Maybe Tomorrow - The Jackson 5 (3:26)
  8. 8 Call on Me (3:22)
  9. 9 You Are There (3:25)
  10. 10 One Day in Your Life (4:18)
  11. 11 If I Don't Love You This Way - The Jackson 5 (3:28)
  12. 12 Wings of My Love (3:19)
  13. 13 I'll Come Home to You (3:11)
  14. 14 I'll Be There - The Jackson 5 (4:05)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Michael Jackson Primary Artist
Technical Credits
Gene Page Arranger
John Bahler Arranger
David Blumberg Arranger
James Anthony Carmichael Arranger
Hal Davis Producer
Berry Gordy Jr. Executive Producer
Brian Holland Producer
Willie Hutch Vocal Arrangements
Mel Larson Producer
Jerry Marcellino Producer
Alphonso Mizell Composer
Fonce Mizell Arranger, Producer
Freddie Perren Producer
Bobby Taylor Producer
David Van De Pitte Arranger
Brian Chin Liner Notes
Bob West Arranger
Sam Brown III Composer
R. Armand Composer
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