Anthology (Michael Jackson album)

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Anthology
Compilation album by Michael Jackson
Released November 14, 1986 (1986-11-14)
November 8, 1995 (1995-11-08)
August 26, 2008
Recorded 1969–1974
Genre Soul
Label Motown
Producer The Corporation, Hal Davis
Michael Jackson chronology
Looking Back to Yesterday
(1986)
Anthology
(1986)
Bad
(1987)
Alternative covers
1995 double CD reissue
2008 Gold reissue
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Anthology is a compilation of Motown hits by pop and R&B singer Michael Jackson with additional hits by The Jackson 5 and rare, unreleased material from 1973. The album was originally released in the U.S. on November 14, 1986 and re-released on November 8, 1995 and has sold three million copies worldwide.[2]

In 2008, in celebration of Jackson's 50th birthday, Anthology was re-released under Universal Music's Gold series.

Track listing[edit]

Tracks with an asterisk represent their original undubbed renditions.

1986 double
CD
1995 double
CD
2008 double
CD
Song Length
1.01 1.01 1.01 "Got to Be There" 3:24
1.02 1.02 1.03 "Rockin' Robin" 2:32
1.03 1.03 1.04 "Ain't No Sunshine" 4:10
1.04 1.04 1.02 "Maria (You Were the Only One)" 3:40
1.05 1.05 1.05 "I Wanna Be Where You Are" 2:56
1.06 1.06 1.06 "Girl Don't Take Your Love from Me" 3:47
1.07 1.07 "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone" 2:51
1.08 1.08 1.07 "Ben" 3:45
1.09 1.09 1.08 "People Make the World Go 'Round" 3:03
1.10 1.10 1.09 "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day" 3:13
1.11 1.11 2.01 "With a Child's Heart" 3:32
1.12 1.12 "Everybody's Somebody's Fool" 2:58
1.13 1.15 "In Our Small Way" 3:38
1.14 1.16 "All the Things You Are" 2:55
1.15 1.17 "You Can Cry on My Shoulder" 2:32
1.16 1.18 1.16 "Maybe Tomorrow" (J5) 4:39
1.17 1.19 "I'll Be There" (J5) 3:57
1.18 1.20 1.15 "Never Can Say Goodbye" (J5) 2:59
1.19 1.21 2.13 "It's Too Late to Change the Time" (J5) 3:55
1.20 1.22 "Dancing Machine" (J5) 3:18
2.01 2.01 1.11 "When I Come of Age" 2:41
2.02 2.02 2.07 "Dear Michael" 2:31
2.03 2.03 2.04 "Music and Me" 2:36
2.04 2.04 "You Are There" 3:23
2.05 2.05 2.11 "One Day In Your Life" 4:16
2.06 2.07* "Love's Gone Bad" (Original 1972 Mix) (Recorded February 1972) 3:10/3:55*
2.07 2.08 "That's What Love Is Made Of" 3:24
2.08 2.09 2.10 "Who's Looking for a Lover" 2:51
2.09 2.10 "Lonely Teardrops" 2:41
2.10 2.12 2.05 "We're Almost There" 3:43
2.11 2.13 "Take Me Back" 3:22
2.12 2.14 2.06 "Just a Little Bit of You" 3:08
2.13 2.15* 2.15 "Melodie" 3:24/3:08*
2.14 2.16 2.08 "I'll Come Home to You" 3:02
2.15 2.17* 2.09 "If'n I Was God" 4:04/4:06*
2.16 2.18 2.02 "Happy (Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues)" 3:26
2.17 2.19* "Don't Let It Get You Down" 2:58/2:48*
2.18 2.20* 2.14 "Call on Me" 3:39/3:22*
2.19 2.21* "To Make My Father Proud" 3:39/4:05*
2.20 2.22* 2.16* "Farewell My Summer Love" 4:24/3:37*
1.13 "Greatest Show on Earth" 2:50
1.14 1.10 "We've Got a Good Thing Going" 3:03
2.06 "Make Tonight All Mine" (Original 1973 Mix) (Recorded July 1973) 3:19
2.11 "Cinderella Stay Awhile" 3:11
1.12 "I Want You Back" (J5) 3:00
1.13 "Who's Lovin' You" (J5) 4:22
1.14 "Darling Dear" (J5) 2:39
2.03 "Morning Glow" 3:38
2.12 "You're My Best Friend, My Love" (J5) 3:24

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Chery, Carl: XXL: Michael Jackson Special Collectors Edition, page 100. American Press.