Goin' Places (The Jacksons album)

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Goin' Places
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Studio album by The Jacksons
Released October 8, 1977
Recorded December 1976 – August 1977
Studio Sigma Sound Studios
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Genre Funk, soul, disco, philadelphia soul
Length 36:52
Label Epic Records
Philadelphia International Records
Producer Kenneth Gamble & Leon Huff
McFadden & Whitehead
Victor Carstarphen
Dexter Wansel
The Jacksons
The Jacksons chronology
The Jacksons
(1976)
Goin' Places
(1977)
Destiny
(1978)
Singles from Goin' Places
  1. "Goin' Places"
    Released: 1977
  2. "Even Though You're Gone"
    Released: 1977
  3. "Different Kind of Lady"
    Released: 1977
  4. "Music's Taking Over"
    Released: 1977
  5. "Find Me a Girl"
    Released: 1978

Goin' Places is the thirteenth studio album by The Jacksons. It was released on October 8, 1977 on Epic Records.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[2]

Released in October 18, 1977, this 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. This is considered their lowest-selling album next to 2300 Jackson Street. The album peaked at #63 on the Billboard 200, and at #11 on the Billboard R&B albums chart and sold over half a million copies worldwide.[3]

Goin' Places did spawn 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.

Goin' Places Tour[edit]

To promote the album a series of concerts were booked early in 1978. The Goin' Places Tour began on January 22, 1978 and ended on May 13, 1978.

Set list[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

  • 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

Performers[edit]

Music videos[edit]

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.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Kenneth Gamble and Leon Huff; except where noted.

Side One

  1. "Music's Takin' Over" (John Whitehead, Gene McFadden, Victor Carstarphen) – 4:26
  2. "Goin' Places" (recorded December 1976) – 4:30
  3. "Different Kind of Lady" (The Jacksons) – 4:10
  4. "Even Though You're Gone" – 4:31

Side Two

  1. "Jump for Joy" (recorded December 1976 – 1977) (Dexter Wansel, Cynthia Biggs) – 4:42
  2. "Heaven Knows I Love You, Girl" – 3:55
  3. "Man of War" – 3:13
  4. "Do What You Wanna" (The Jacksons) – 3:31
  5. "Find Me a Girl" – 4:34

Personnel[edit]

The Jacksons[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • 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
Technical

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1977) Peak
position
UK Albums (OCC)[4] 45
US Billboard 200[5] 63

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions[6]
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. R&B
1977 "Goin' Places" 82 8
1978 "Find Me a Girl" - 38

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wynn, Ron. The Jacksons: Goin' Places > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 03 October 2011.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ Chery, Carl: XXL: Michael Jackson Special Collecters Edition, page 100. American Press.
  4. ^ "The Jacksons Chart History". Official Charts Company. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  5. ^ "The Jacksons US Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved April 12, 2017. 
  6. ^ "The Jacksons US singles chart history". allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-10-03.