Looking Back to Yesterday

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Looking Back to Yesterday
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Compilation album by Michael Jackson
Released February 11, 1986
Recorded 1969-1982
Genre Soul
Length 36:46
Label Motown
Producer Hal Davis
(except where noted)
Michael Jackson chronology
Farewell My Summer Love
(1984)
Looking Back to Yesterday
(1986)
Anthology
(1986)

Looking Back to Yesterday is a 1986 compilation album featuring a collection of tracks from Michael Jackson and The Jackson 5. As part of Motown's Never-Before-Released series, all songs were previously unreleased except for "Love's Gone Bad" and "I Was Made to Love Her", alternate versions were released in 1979 on the Motown compilation Boogie.[1]

The album was re-released in August 1991 and re-titled Looking Back to Yesterday: A Young Michael and sold over half a million copies.[2] It was re-released again as part of Hello World: The Motown Solo Collection in 2009.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Michael Jackson except tracks 2, 3, 4, 7, 9 & 11 which are by The Jackson 5; all tracks produced by Hal Davis except track 6 (Merry Marcellino and Mel Larson) and 12 (Bob Crewe).

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "When I Come of Age" (recorded March 1972 – 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[3]) W.D.Parks/D.Fletcher/H.Davis 2:37
2. "Teenage Symphony" (recorded November 1972 – April 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together & Dancing Machine sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[4]) G.Jones/H.Davis/M.McLeod 2:45
3. "I Hear a Symphony" (originally recorded by Diana Ross & The Supremes; recorded January 1970, during ABC sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) Holland-Dozier-Holland 3:01
4. "Give Me Half a Chance" (recorded December 1969 – June 1970, during Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5, ABC & Jackson 5: Third Album sessions, mixed 1971, Got To Be There Outtake, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[4]) C.Davis 3:26
5. "Love's Gone Bad" (recorded August 1972, mixed Early 1973, during Skywriter sessions, at the Motown Studio, Los Angeles, California;[4] originally released in longer form on Boogie) Holland-Dozier-Holland 3:08
6. "Lonely Teardrops" (original version by Jackie Wilson; recorded July – August 1972, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) B.Gordy/G.Gordy/T.Carlo 2:40
7. "You're Good For Me" (recorded December 1973, during G.I.T.: Get It Together & Dancing Machine sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[3]) E.Horan 3:15
8. "That's What Love Is Made Of" (originally by The Miracles; recorded December 1969 & January 1970 – December 1971, during Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 & ABC sessions, mixed 1971, Got To Be There sessions & Outtake, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California[4]) R.Rogers/W.Robinson/W.Moore 3:24
9. "I Like You The Way You Are (Don't Change Your Love On Me)" (recorded March & May 1971 – 1972, during Maybe Tomorrow sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) W.Hutch 2:57
10. "Who's Lookin' For a Lover" (recorded December 1972 – 1973, during Music & Me sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) J.D.Hilliard/L.Ware 2:50
11. "I Was Made to Love Her" (originally by Stevie Wonder, recorded December 1969 & 1972, during ABC sessions, at the Motown Studio, Los Angeles, California) H.Cosby/L.Hardaway/S.Moy/S.Wonder 3:20
12. "If'n I Was God" (originally by Bobby Goldsboro, recorded April 11 – May 1973, during Music & Me & G.I.T.: Get It Together sessions, at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California) R.Sherman/R.Sherman 3:02

Singles[edit]

"Love's Gone Bad" (b/w "I Hear a Symphony") (released as a promo single in Canada)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michael Jackson | Looking Back To Yesterday - Motown, 1986". Jackson5abc.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]
  3. ^ a b "Michael Jackson | When I Come Of Age". Jackson5abc.com. Retrieved 2012-02-29. 
  4. ^ a b c d Hello World: The Solo Motown Albums, pg. 34.

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