The Jackson 5 in Japan

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The Jackson 5 in Japan
Live album by The Jackson 5
Released October 31, 1973 (Japan only), October 31, 2004 (5000 copy limited re-issue)
Recorded Japan, April 30, 1973
Genre Soul/Pop
Length N/A
Label Motown
Producer N/A
The Jackson 5 chronology
Skywriter
(1973)
The Jackson 5 in Japan
(1973)
G.I.T.: Get It Together
(1973)

The Jackson 5 in Japan, also known as In Japan!, was the second live album released by The Jackson 5 in Japan, culled from a live concert held there in 1973. Motown did not release the album in the United States until 2004, via specialty reissue label Hip-O Select; that limited-edition version is currently out of print. The album sold over a million copies worldwide.[1] This is also the Jackson 5's ninth overall album.

By 1973, the Jackson 5 were bigger worldwide than they were in America, selling millions of records and giving performances at sold-out concerts. This set features the group performing many of their hit records, as well as solo hits from members Michael Jackson and Jermaine Jackson. Michael's voice was changing, struggling to hit the higher notes to songs that he once could sing the years prior. Either the key of the song was changed so Michael wouldn't strain, or he just maneuvered his voice around the higher notes. Early stages of Michael's vocal change can be heard on the second disc on their Live at the Forum album.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Introduction"/"We're Gonna Have a Good Time"
  2. "Lookin' Through the Windows" (Davis)
  3. "Got to Be There" (Willensky)
  4. Medley: "I Want You Back"/"ABC"/"The Love You Save" (Corporation)
  5. "Daddy's Home" (Miller/Sheppard)
  6. "Superstition" (originally by Stevie Wonder) (Wonder)
  7. "Ben" (Black/Scharf)
  8. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" (originally by The Temptations) (Whitfield/Strong)
  9. "That's How Love Goes" (Bowen/Bristol/Jones)
  10. "Never Can Say Goodbye" (Davis)
  11. "Ain't That Peculiar" (originally by Marvin Gaye) (Moore/Robinson/Rogers)
  12. "I Wanna Be Where You Are" (Ross/Ware)

Review[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]

Notes[edit]

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

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