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
Length 36:46
Label Motown
Producer Hal Davis
(except where noted)
Michael Jackson chronology
Farewell My Summer Love
(1984)Farewell My Summer Love1984
Looking Back to Yesterday
(1986)
Anthology
(1986)Anthology1986

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] Archived September 7, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  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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