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The Jackson 5 Extend A Strand Of Rare ‘Pearls’


Every once in awhile, we hear the resounding moo of the cash cow, as collection upon collection of rare, unreleased or just plain tampered with material make their entrance, profiting off the deceased and benefiting for the desperate. Yet, something about the brand new Jackson 5 collection, Come Get It: The Rare Pearls, seems to be a compilation that blocks out those pesky moos and welcomes us to the warm familiar of one of music's most beloved family acts. Dissecting the 32-track, two-disc set, Rare Pearls features a cornucopia of originals and covers originally done by Three Dog Night, Diana Ross and the Supremes and Traffic, that revitalize the Motown spirit and extend the legacy of the Jacksons. If that's not enough, we should be comforted by the fact that these pearls were handled and remastered with tender care by Motown alum Deke Richards who was a part of the long-standing creative team The Corporation noted for penning and producing such J5 classics like "I Want You Back" and "ABC." Richards further assures us that unearthing these gems is to expose the J5 legacy to new and curious ears. We can both agree that that's not a bad thing, as thanks to NPR's unveiling, the footstompin' "If The Shoe Don't Fit" is evidence that music has no expiration date and is always ripe for occasion. As I sip the chai tea, pinky up, while bearing witness to the Jackson family's latest dramas, I'm comforted in the fact that no matter how loud the headlines blare the musical legacy of the family has refrained from being totally tarnished as far as these strands of precious pearls are concerned. Come Get It: The Rare Pearls is available digitally today, the day before what would have been Michael Jackson's 54th birthday, and will be in-store for all in a special box set on September 18th. Check after the bounce for the full tracklisting.
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Jackson 5 Come Get It: The Rare Pearls tracklist:

Disc 1
1. (We're The) Music Makers
2. If The Shoe Don't Fit
3. Come And Get It (Love's On The Fire)
4. I Got A Sure Thing
5. After You Leave Girl
6. Mama Told Me Not To Come
7. Iddinit
8. Since I Lost My Baby
9. Keep An Eye
10. Movin'
11. Feelin' Alright (Studio Version)
12. You Better Watch Out
13. I'm Your Sunny One (He's My Sunny Boy)
14. Someone's Standing In My Love Light

Disc 2
1. If You Want Heaven
2. You Can't Hurry Love
3. Keep Off The Grass
4. Going My Way
5. Makin' Life A Little Easier For You
6. Up On The Roof
7. If I Can't Nobody Can
8. Our Love
9. I Can't Get Enough Of You
10. Cupid
11. Let's Go Back To Day One
12. Would Ya Would Ya Baby
13. Love Trip
14. Label Me Love
15. Jumbo Sam
16. That's How Love Is (Original Complete Version)
17. If I Have To Move A Mountain (Original Complete Version)
18. Mama's Pearl (Demo) ("Guess Who's Making Whoopee")


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