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What A Talent!,
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This review is from: 50 Best Songs:The Motown Years (Audio CD)If you have been looking for a comprehensive collection of Michael's earlier work with his brothers on the Motown label then this is it. It has every great song he recorded between 1969 and 1975.
50 songs spread over 3 discs and 2.9 hours of pure listening pleasure!
Every Jackson 5 single release is featured here from 'I Want You Back'(1970) to 'Skywriter'(1973). All the classic covers are included, 'My Girl' 'Ain't No Sunshine' 'Who's Loving You' 'You've Got A Friend' and 'Never Can Say Goodbye' all have that magic touch Michael just seemed to pocess at the tender ages of 10 to 16.
'Got To Be There' 'I'll Be There' 'ABC' 'The Love You Save' the list is endless! One of the main reasons for buying this is the inclusion of 'Farewell My Summer Love' & 'Girl You're So Together' which were released in the summer of 1984 to capatalise on the huge marketing potential Michael was after 2 years of 'Thriller'. To my knowledge that album is no longer available so it was great to hear them again!
I cant praise this album enough and so it seems do thousands of others, as this album is catapulting towards No.1 as we speak. Just treat yourself and buy it to realise what a genius Michael was. Can you imagine the faces of the judges and audience of a talent show when confronted with a 10 year old Michael singing 'Who's Loving You'?
So regardless of how you felt about the man and all the controversy and myths that surrounded his later life you have to appreciate what a huge talent he was as a boy, the success he brought to his family and the legacy his recordings will be remembered for. This CD is a fitting tribute to a true musical legend.