Unreleased Jackson 5 Material Surfaces on New Compilation

Unreleased Jackson 5 Material Surfaces on New Compilation
The sentimentalization of all things Michael Jackson continues with the announcement of I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters, a compilation of the Jackson 5's alternate takes and unheard songs, due out November tenth.

The album's single is the previously unreleased "That's How Love Is," which is available here in exchange for signing up to the Jackson 5 mailing list. Thankfully, the single isn't purely an opportunistic money grab; it's actually a pretty damn good song, with Michael Jackson playing his patented role of prepubescent-Casanova, explaining, "That's how love is/Hey boys, take it from me."

The compilation also includes two alternate versions of "ABC" (one of them in a medley with "I Want You Back" and "The Love You Save") and a version of Stevie Wonder's "Buttercup" and the unreleased "Love Comes in Different Flavors."

Even before I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters hits the shelves, Motown/UMe will issue The Jackson 5 Ultimate Christmas Collection on October 13. The compilation includes the original Jackson 5 Christmas Album (released in 1970), plus 11 additional tracks, made up of studio-recorded season's greetings and other holiday-themed odds and ends.

In other MJ-related news, a compilation of his solo work entitled This Is It will be released on October 27, with a film by the same name due out the next day.

I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters:

1. "Man's Temptation"
2. "Buttercup"
3. "Never Can Say Goodbye"
4. "That's How Love Is"
5. "Love Comes in Flavors"
6. "Lucky Day"
7. "Medley: 'I Want You Back'/'ABC'/'The Love You Save'"
8. "ABC"
9. "I'll Try You'll Try (Maybe We'll All Get By)"
10. "Listen I'll Tell You How"
11. "Love Call"
12. "Dancing Machine"

Jackson 5 Ultimate Christmas Collection:

1. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
2. "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town"
3. "The Christmas Song"
4. "Up on the House Top"
5. "Frosty the Snowman"
6. "Little Drummer Boy"
7. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"
8. "Christmas Won't Be the Same This Year"
9. "Give Love on Christmas Day"
10. "Someday at Christmas"
11. "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus"
12. "Season's Greetings from Michael Jackson"
13. "Little Christmas Tree" (Michael Jackson)
14. "Season's Greetings from Tito Jackson"
15. "Up on the House Top" (DJ Re-Edit)
16. "Season's Greetings from Jackie Jackson"
17. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" (Stripped Mix)
18. "Season's Greetings from Jermaine Jackson"
19. "Someday at Christmas" (Stripped Mix)
20. "Give Love on Christmas Day" (Group Acappella Version)
21. "J5 Christmas Medley"