Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection

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Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection
Box set by Michael Jackson
Released September 1, 2009
Recorded 1969–1974
Genre Pop, R&B, rock, soul, disco, funk
Length 3:53:02
Label Hip-O Select, Motown
Producer Various
Michael Jackson chronology
The Definitive Collection
(2009)
Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection
(2009)
The Remix Suite
(2009)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[1]

Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection is a 71-track triple disc box set commemorating Michael Jackson's early years with Motown Records. The album features Jackson's four solo LPs from Motown (dating from 1971 to 1975), plus songs that were released after he left the company.

Release dates[edit]

On June 12, 2009, Universal Music Group reissue label Hip-O Select announced on its Twitter page that the 3-CD set was now available for pre-ordering, with an announced shipping date of July 3, the same date the set would be released to retail stores.[2] However, some copies were shipped before that, the earliest being June 26, the date after Jackson's death.

The set was released digitally on iTunes on June 30.[3] The release date has caused some controversy, as some people think Motown used this release as a quick cash-in after Jackson's death (it is the fourth such album to be released). This rumor was denied by fans, who said they were told in emails that the release date for iTunes had been set in advance.

Track listing[edit]

Disc 1[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ain't No Sunshine"   Bill Withers 4:09
2. "I Wanna Be Where You Are"   Leon Ware, Arthur "T-Bone" Ross 3:01
3. "Girl Don't Take Your Love from Me"   Willie Hutch 3:46
4. "In Our Small Way"   Beatrice Verdi, Christine Yarian 3:34
5. "Got to Be There"   Elliot Willensky 3:23
6. "Rockin' Robin"   Thomas 2:31
7. "Wings of My Love"   Corporation 3:32
8. "Maria (You Were the Only One)"   Lawrence Brown, Linda Glover, George Gordy, Allen Story 3:41
9. "Love Is Here and Now You're Gone"   Holland-Dozier-Holland 2:51
10. "You've Got a Friend"   Carole King 4:53
11. "Ben"   Don Black, Walter Scharf 2:44
12. "The Greatest Show on Earth"   Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino 2:48
13. "People Make the World Go Round"   Thom Bell, Linda Creed 3:15
14. "We've Got a Good Thing Going"   The Corporation 2:59
15. "Everybody's Somebody's Fool"   Ace Adams, Lionel Hampton 2:59
16. "My Girl"   Smokey Robinson, Ronald White 3:08
17. "What Goes Around Comes Around"   Levinsky, Stokes, Meyers, Weatherspoon 3:33
18. "In Our Small Way"   Beatrice Verdi, Christine Yarian 3:39
19. "Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day"   Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy, Stevie Wonder 3:21
20. "You Can Cry on My Shoulder"   Berry Gordy 2:39
21. "Don't Let It Get You Down" (Original Mix) Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards 2:50
22. "You've Really Got a Hold on Me" (Original Mix) Smokey Robinson, White, Rogers 3:24
23. "Melodie" (Original Mix) Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards 3:08
24. "Touch the One You Love" (Original Mix) Wayne, Clinton 2:50

Disc 2[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "With a Child's Heart"   Vicky Basemore, Henry Cosby, Sylvia Moy 3:29
2. "Up Again"   Freddie Perren, Yarian 2:50
3. "All the Things You Are"   Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern 2:59
4. "Happy" (Love Theme from Lady Sings the Blues) Michel Legrand, Smokey Robinson 3:25
5. "Too Young"   Sidney Lippman, Sylvia Dee 3:38
6. "Doggin' Around"   Lena Agree 2:52
7. "Johnny Raven"   Billy Page 3:33
8. "Euphoria"   Leon Ware, Hilliard 2:50
9. "Morning Glow"   Stephen Schwartz 3:37
10. "Music and Me"   Mike Cannon, Don Fenceton, Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino 2:38
11. "We're Almost There"   Holland/Holland 3:42
12. "Take Me Back"   Holland/Holland 3:24
13. "One Day in Your Life"   Armand/Brown 4:15
14. "Cinderella Stay Awhile"   Sutton 3:08
15. "We've Got Forever"   Willensky 3:10
16. "Just a Little Bit of You"   Holland/Holland 3:10
17. "You Are There"   Brown/Meitzenheimer/Yarian 3:21
18. "Dapper Dan"   D. Fletcher 3:11
19. "Dear Michael"   Davis/Willensky 2:35
20. "I'll Come Home to You"   Perren/Yarian 3:02
21. "Girl You're So Together" (Original Mix) Keni St. Lewis 2:59
22. "Farewell My Summer Love" (Original Mix) Keni St. Lewis 3:37
23. "Call on Me" (Original Mix) Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell 3:21

Disc 3[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When I Come of Age"   W. D. Parks/D. Fletcher/H. Davis 2:37
2. "Teenage Symphony"   G. Jones/H. Davis/M. McLeod 2:45
3. "I Hear a Symphony"   Holland-Dozier-Holland 3:01
4. "Give Me Half a Chance"   C. Davis 3:26
5. "Love's Gone Bad"   Holland-Dozier-Holland 3:08
6. "Lonely Teardrops"   B. Gordy/G. Gordy/T. Carlo 2:40
7. "You're Good for Me"   E. Horan 3:15
8. "That's What Love Is Made Of"   R. Rogers/W. Robinson/W. Moore 3:24
9. "I Like You the Way You Are (Don't Change Your Love on Me)"   W. Hutch 2:57
10. "Who's Lookin' for a Lover"   J. D. Hilliard/L. Ware 2:50
11. "I Was Made to Love Her"   H. Cosby/L. Hardaway/S. Moy/S. Wonder 3:20
12. "If'n I Was God"   R. Sherman/R. Sherman 3:02
13. "To Make My Father Proud" (Original Mix) Bob Crewe, Larry Weiss 4:11
14. "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)" (Original Mix) Al Green, Teenie Hodges 2:45
15. "Twenty-Five Miles" (Original Mix) Green, Hodges 3:18
16. "Don't Let It Get You Down"   Mel Larson, Jerry Marcellino, Deke Richards 3:02
17. "You've Really Got a Hold on Me"   Smokey Robinson, White, Rogers 3:30
18. "Melodie"   Larson, Marcellino, Richards 3:24
19. "Touch the One You Love"   Wayne, Clinton 2:48
20. "Girl You're So Together"   Keni St. Lewis 3:12
21. "Farewell My Summer Love"   Keni St. Lewis 4:24
22. "Call on Me"   Fonce Mizell, Larry Mizell 3:39
23. "Here I Am (Come and Take Me)"   Green, Hodges 2:56
24. "To Make My Father Proud"   Bob Crewe, Larry Weiss 4:04

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