Looking Back to Yesterday

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Looking Back to Yesterday
Compilation album by Michael Jackson
Released February 11, 1986
Recorded December 1969 – December 1973
Genre Soul
Length 36:46
Label Motown
Producer Hal Davis
(except where noted)
Michael Jackson chronology
Farewell My Summer Love
Looking Back to Yesterday

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 1973[3]) W.D.Parks/D.Fletcher/H.Davis 2:37
2. "Teenage Symphony" (recorded November 1972 - April 1973 during sessions for Get It Together/Dancing Machine[4]) G.Jones/H.Davis/M.McLeod 2:45
3. "I Hear a Symphony" (originally recorded by Diana Ross & The Supremes; recorded in January 1970 during "ABC" sessions) Holland-Dozier-Holland 3:01
4. "Give Me Half a Chance" (recorded in 1969, 1970 during Diana Ross Presents/ABC sessions, mixed in 1971 for "Got To Be There" outtake[4]) C.Davis 3:26
5. "Love's Gone Bad" (recorded in August 1972 during Skywriter sessions;[4] originally released in longer form on Boogie) Holland-Dozier-Holland 3:08
6. "Lonely Teardrops" (original version by Jackie Wilson; recorded in July 1972) B.Gordy/G.Gordy/T.Carlo 2:40
7. "You're Good For Me" (recorded December 1973[3]) E.Horan 3:15
8. "That's What Love Is Made Of" (originally by The Miracles; recorded in 1969, 1970 during Diana Ross Presents/ABC sessions, mixed in December 1971, Got to Be There outtake[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 1971 for "Maybe Tomorrow" at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.) W.Hutch 2:57
10. "Who's Lookin' For a Lover" (Recorded December 1972 during "Music & Me" sessions at the Motown Recording Studios, Los Angeles, California.) J.D.Hilliard/L.Ware 2:50
11. "I Was Made to Love Her" (originally by Stevie Wonder, Recorded in December 1969 during "ABC" sessions) H.Cosby/L.Hardaway/S.Moy/S.Wonder 3:20
12. "If'n I Was God" (originally by Bobby Goldsboro, Recorded April 11, 1973 - May 1973 during Music & Me/Get It Together sessions at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.) R.Sherman/R.Sherman 3:02


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


  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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