Live at the Forum (The Jackson 5 album)

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Live at the Forum
Live album by The Jackson 5
Released June 21, 2010
Recorded June 20, 1970 and August 26, 1972
Genre R&B, soul, pop
Length 127:50
Label Hip-O Select
The Jackson 5 chronology
J Is for Jackson 5
(2010)
Live at the Forum
(2010)
Come And Get It: The Rare Pearls
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]

Live at the Forum is a live album by The Jackson 5. It was released on June 21, 2010. The concerts were recorded on June 20, 1970 and August 26, 1972 at The Forum, in Inglewood, California.

The 1970 show was record-breaking show of over 18,000 attending. Only having two albums and a couple of singles out, the band were able to draw such a big crowd. This concert is an example of a very early part of their career.

By 1972, the Jackson 5 were established icons and had seven albums on the Motown label, not including Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson's solo albums, which plays a big part in the '72 set. Michael's voice shows early signs of changing, he's still singing in a high-pitched voice but throughout most of this set he's straining to do so, at times screeching to hit the notes he once could sing the years prior.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one

  1. "Introduction" – 0:41
  2. "I Want You Back" (The Corporation) – 3:08
  3. "Feelin' Alright" (Dave Mason) – 4:51
  4. "Who's Lovin' You" (William "Smokey" Robinson, Jr.) – 4:56
  5. "Walk On" (Suzanne de Passe & Jackson 5) – 2:21
  6. "Don't Know Why I Love You" (Don Hunter, Stevie Wonder, Lula Hardaway & Paul Riser – 3:40
  7. "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (Ray Gilbert & Allie Wrubel) – 2:55
  8. "ABC" (The Corporation) – 3:33
  9. "Intro/It's Your Thing" (Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley & Ronald Isley) – 4:55
  10. "I Found That Girl" (The Corporation) – 4:45
  11. "There Was a Time" (James Brown) – 3:14
  12. "Intro/Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin" (Sylvester Stewart) – 7:08
  13. "The Love You Save" (The Corporation) – 3:32
  14. "Mama's Pearl" (The Corporation) – 3:10

Disc two

  1. "Brand New Thing" – 3:01
  2. "Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/Mama's Pearl"^ – 4:51
  3. "Sugar Daddy" – 2:57
  4. "I'll Be There" – 4:04
  5. "Introduction By Michael" – 1:56
  6. "Goin' Back to Indiana/Brand New Thing/Goin' Back to Indiana" – 3:55
  7. "Bridge Over Troubled Water" – 2:21
  8. "I Found That Girl" – 3:41
  9. "I'm So Happy" – 2:59
  10. "Lookin' Through the Windows" – 3:53
  11. "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" – 2:35
  12. "Introduction By Jackie" – 0:22
  13. "Ben" – 2:39
  14. "Rockin' Robin" – 2:30
  15. "Got to Be There" – 2:11
  16. "You've Got a Friend" – 2:21
  17. "Ain't No Sunshine" – 5:29
  18. "I Wanna Be Where You Are" – 3:42
  19. "Introduction By Jermaine" – 1:09
  20. "That's How Love Goes" – 3:16
  21. "Never Can Say Goodbye" – 4:43
  22. "Walk On" – 2:22
  23. "The Love You Save" – 3:48
  24. "Intro/I Wanna Be Where You Are"^^ – 4:14

^Previously issued, in part, on the soundtrack to The Jacksons: An American Dream in 1992.
^^Originally released on the soundtrack to Save The Children.


  • The band's usual opening song, "Stand!", was excluded from the release because the boys were having technical difficulties. Jermaine’s vocal microphone was off and his bass amplifier was inaudible, so the show had to be stopped for several minutes while the sound crew fixed everything.
  • "Ain't No Sunshine" was recorded the night after, at the San Diego International Sports Arena, August 27, 1972. It was edited into Michael's solo set, where in the San Diego show, it was else where in the set.
  • "Mama's Pearl" was taken from their concert in Indiana, May 29, 1971. It is one of the 5 unreleased songs from that concert.

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