When the Jackson 5 burst onto the scene, they spent immense amounts of time in the studio laying down a myriad of tracks, many of which never made it onto their albums.
Hip-O Select, in cooperation with Motown, has unearthed 32 of these tracks for Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls, available directly from the company on August 31.
The two-CD set is housed in a special box with a vinyl 7" single, rare photos, essays and detailed recording information.
From Hip-O Select:
Come And Get It: The Rare Pearls is rich with gems, among them If The Shoe Don’t Fit, a Corporation classic that coulda-woulda-shoulda been a smash hit. Our Love, led by Jermaine, is destined to become a new wedding favorite. If You Want Heaven updates the classic Motown sound, while Iddinit, If I Can’t Nobody Can and Would Ya Would Ya Baby hint at a new funk direction for the brothers. Love Trip, a ballad, points in the direction a solo Michael would take in the next phase of his career.
There are also striking covers, done J5-style, including Mama Told Me Not To Come, a No. 1 hit for Three Dog Night; Jackie DeShannon’s Movin’; the pop/soul perennial Up On The Roof; a Stax nugget, I Got A Sure Thing; Traffic’s Feelin’ Alright, in a studio version that became a staple of the J5 live show; and new versions of Motown chestnuts You Can’t Hurry Love, Keep An Eye, I’m Your Sunny One (He’s My Sunny Boy) (all originally by the Supremes); Since I Lost My Baby (Temptations); Lets Go Back To Day One (Eddie Kendricks); and Label Me Love (Different Shades Of Brown).
Bonus tracks are: producer Deke Richards’ original unedited version of That’s How Love Is, a rarity which first appeared on 2009’s I Want You Back!: The Unreleased Masters; Richards’ original extended mix for If I Have To Move A Mountain, an LP track issued in 1972; and a super treat for J5 fans, the demo for Mama’s Pearl, previously hidden deep in Deke’s personal vault.
The release is limited to 4,000 copies.
(We’re The) Music Makers
If The Shoe Don’t Fit
Come And Get It (Love’s On The Fire)
I Got A Sure Thing
After You Leave Girl
Mama Told Me Not To Come
Since I Lost My Baby
Keep An Eye
Feelin’ Alright - Studio Version
You Better Watch Out
I’m Your Sunny One (He’s My Sunny Boy)
Someone’s Standing In My Love Light
If You Want Heaven
You Can’t Hurry Love
Keep Off The Grass
Going My Way
Makin’ Life A Little Easier For You
Up On The Roof
If I Can’t Nobody Can
I Can’t Get Enough Of You
Let’s Go Back To Day One
Would Ya Would Ya Baby
Label Me Love
That’s How Love Is - Original Complete Version
If I Have To Move A Mountain - Original Complete Version
Mama’s Pearl - Demo (Guess Who’s Making Whoopee)
Artist: Jackson 5
Title: Come and Get It: The Rare Pearls
Release Date: August 31, 2012
Label: Hip-O Select
Format(s): 2-CDs, DD
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