Goin' Back to Indiana

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Goin' Back to Indiana
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedSeptember 29, 1971 (1971-09-29)
MS 742L
ProducerBerry Gordy
The Jackson 5 chronology
Maybe Tomorrow
Goin' Back to Indiana
Greatest Hits
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars [1]

Goin' Back to Indiana was a live/soundtrack album by the Jackson 5 for Motown Records, taken from their September 16, 1971 ABC TV special of the same name. This is the Jackson 5's sixth album overall.

The Goin' Back to Indiana television special featured comedians Bill Cosby and Tommy Smothers, singers Bobby Darin and Diana Ross, football players Roosevelt "Rosey" Grier, and Ben Davidson, and basketball stars Bill Russell, Elgin Baylor, and Elvin Hayes. It also featured tracks recorded by the Jackson 5 during their May 29 "homecoming" concert in Gary, Indiana (hence, both the show title and name of 1970 song that appeared on the Third Album, 1970). The album went on to sell 2.6 million copies worldwide.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I Want You Back" (The Corporation) – 4:14
  2. "Maybe Tomorrow" (The Corporation) – 4:15
  3. "The Day Basketball Was Saved" (Bill Angelos, Buz Kohan, Dick DeBenedictis) – 7:59
  4. "Stand!" (Sylvester Stewart) – 4:15
  5. "I Want to Take You Higher" (Sylvester Stewart) – 2:13
  6. "Feelin' Alright" (originally by Traffic) (Dave Mason) – 4:12
  7. Medley: "Walk On" (this version originally by Isaac Hayes) / "The Love You Save" (The Corporation) – 4:57
  8. "Goin' Back to Indiana" (The Corporation) – 4:47


In 2001, Motown Records remastered all Jackson 5 albums in a 'Two Classic Albums/One CD' series (much like they did in the late 1980s). This album was paired up with Lookin' Through the Windows (1972). The bonus tracks were "Love Song" and a live performance of "Who's Lovin' You", which first appeared on the soundtrack of the 1992 TV movie The Jacksons: An American Dream.


  1. ^ Jackson 5 - Goin' Back to Indiana (1971) album review by Lindsay Planer, credits & releases
  2. ^ Chery, Carl: XXL: Michael Jackson Special Collectors Edition, page 100. American Press.

External links[edit]