Michael Jackson / The Jackson 5

The Motown Years

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Looking at the cover, which shows Michael and none of his four brothers, one wouldn’t get the idea that this three-disc set is two-thirds Jackson 5 material. While Michael obviously features prominently in the Jackson 5 songs on The Motown Years, he gets one disc to himself. Altogether, this box collects all the essential J5 and Michael singles and more, including “ABC,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” “I Found That Girl,” “I Am Love,” “The Love You Save,” “Ben,” “Rockin’ Robin,” and “I Wanna Be Where You Are.” Released in the U.K., it retails for the price of a single disc and is a convenient way to scoop up a large quantity of high-quality ‘70s pop-soul.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
3:01
2 3:02
3 2:34
4 3:27
5 6:23
6 2:35
7 3:11
8 3:13
9 7:26
10 2:38
11 4:48
12 3:10
13 4:00
14 3:37
15 3:59
16 2:56
17 3:59

Track Listing - Disc 2

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:58
2 3:29
3 2:33
4
2:48
5 8:37
6 3:40
7 2:48
8 2:49
9 3:32
10 3:10
11 3:01
12 3:09
13
3:01
14 3:29
15 3:00
16 2:45
17 2:25
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