Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 - The Motown Years 50 - Michael Jackson Album Review

Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5 - The Motown Years 50 - Michael Jackson Album Review

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Album Review

Posted: 28th August, 2008

Starting his musical career back in the 70's with The Jackson 5, Michael Joseph Jackson has rarely been out of the limelight putting out ten albums and countless compilations across every decade since the dawn of the bands creation which have led to record sales of over sixty million. With the approach of Jackson's 50th birthday UMTV release a commemorative series of blasts from the past. Covering the early years of the Jackson's career 'The Motown Years 50' is a compilation spread over three discs that packages the groups winning formula of catchy melodies and life affirming lyrical charm.

Showcasing the work of Michael, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, and Randy during the early years of their career which saw them sign to Motown Records, favourites like initial triumphs 'I Want You Back', 'ABC', 'The Love You Save' and 'I'll Be There' (which all incidentally set records as number one hits one after the other from the offset) make a welcome appearance along with countless others. Michael Jackson And The Jackson 5 may have split from the Motown label in 1975 but the influence of Motown as a genre stuck like glue through the bands transition to Epic and the writing of 'Off The Wall', the bands first album to generate four US top 10 hits.

One to add to the collection !

Matthew Clutton

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