Goin' Places (The Jacksons album)
|Studio album by The Jacksons|
|Released||October 8, 1977|
|Recorded||December 1976 – August 1977|
Sigma Sound Studios|
|Genre||Funk, soul, disco, philadelphia soul|
Epic Records |
Philadelphia International Records
Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff |
McFadden & Whitehead
|The Jacksons chronology|
|Singles from Goin' Places|
Goin' Places is the twelfth studio album by The Jacksons. It would be the last Jacksons' album released as a joint venture between Epic Records and Philadelphia International Records. Among the singles released from the album was the disco-hit "Different Kind of Lady" written by the group. Goin' Places peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard 200, and at No. 11 on the Billboard R&B albums chart and sold over half a million copies worldwide. A tour to promote the album ran from 22 January to 13 May 1978.
Goin' Places was released on 8 October 1977 on Epic Records. It was the group's 13th album, and would be the last Jacksons' album released as a joint venture between Epic Records and Philadelphia International Records. By 1978, The Jacksons would record primarily with Epic and would return to mainstream success with their next album, Destiny.
A Goin' Places Tour to promote the album began on 22 January 1978 and ended 13 May 1978.
- "Think Happy"
- "Get It Together"
- "Forever Came Today"
- "I Am Love"
- "Keep On Dancing"
- "Never Can Say Goodbye"
- "Got to Be There"
- "Sugar Daddy"
- "I Wanna Be Where You Are"
- "I'll Be There"
- Medley:"I Want You Back"/"ABC"/"The Love You Save"
- "Find Me A Girl"
- "Dancing Machine"
- "Enjoy Yourself"
- February 24, 1978 - Port of Spain, Trinidad
- February 25, 1978 - Port of Spain, Trinidad
- February 26, 1978 - San Fernando, Trinidad
- May 13, 1978 - Los Angeles, California, Dodger Stadium
- Michael Jackson - Lead vocals
- Marlon Jackson - Vocals
- Jackie Jackson - Vocals
- Tito Jackson - Guitar, vocals
- Randy Jackson - Congas, keyboard, piano, vocals
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|||
This is considered their lowest-selling album next to 2300 Jackson Street. The album peaked at No. 63 on the Billboard 200, and at No. 11 on the Billboard R&B albums chart and sold over half a million copies worldwide.
Goin' Places spawned the disco-hit "Different Kind of Lady" written by the group. The song gave the brothers the confidence to write and produce an entire album by themselves.
In November, 1977 The Jacksons created music videos to promote songs from their Goin' Places album.
The "Even Though You're Gone" music video features the band members sitting (Michael separated from the rest of the group) singing the song. The video features The Jacksons wearing blue tuxedos.
The “Goin’Places” music video has the members of the band switching from a live performance to them traveling in many different ways.
All tracks composed by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; except where noted.
- "Music's Takin' Over" (John Whitehead, Gene McFadden, Victor Carstarphen) – 4:26
- "Goin' Places" (recorded December 1976) – 4:30
- "Different Kind of Lady" (The Jacksons) – 4:10
- "Even Though You're Gone" – 4:31
- "Jump for Joy" (recorded December 1976 – 1977) (Dexter Wansel, Cynthia Biggs) – 4:42
- "Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl" – 3:55
- "Man of War" – 3:13
- "Do What You Wanna" (The Jacksons) – 3:31
- "Find Me a Girl" – 4:34
- Michael Jackson - lead and backing vocals
- Tito Jackson - lead (tracks 6 & 7) and backing vocals, guitars
- Marlon Jackson - lead (track 7) and backing vocals
- Jackie Jackson - lead (track 7) and backing vocals
- Randy Jackson - lead (track 7) and backing vocals, congas
- Charles Collins - drums
- David Cruse, Larry Washington - percussion
- Roland Chambers, Michael "Sugar Bear" Forman, Dennis Harris - guitars
- Leon Huff, Dexter Wansel - keyboards, piano
- Dexter Wansel, Jack Faith - arrangements
|UK Albums (OCC)||45|
|US Billboard 200||63|
|U.S. Billboard Hot 100||U.S. R&B|
|1978||"Find Me a Girl"||-||38|
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