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Jackson 5 Lookin through the windows

Original cover : Jim Britt

 

Singles

Little Bitty Pretty One
B/ If I Have To Move A Mountain
M 1199, 04/1972

Lookin' Through The Windows
B/ Love Song
M 1205, 06/1972

 


 

Lookin' Through The Windows

USA 17/05/1972

Produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson, Hal Davis, The Corporation, Johnny Bristol and Willie Hutch

Executive Producer : Berry Gordy

Recorded in 1972 at the Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California.

 

Side 1

1. Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing 2:30

(Nicolas Ashford / Valerie Simpson)
Produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson

2. Lookin' Through The Windows 3:44

(Clifton Davis)
Produced by Hal Davis

3. Don't Let Your Baby Catch You 3:14

(The Corporation)
Produced by The Corporation

4. To Know 3:20

(The Corporation)
Produced by The Corporation

5. Doctor My Eyes 3:12

(Jackson Browne)
Produced by Hal Davis

Side 2

1. Little Bitty Pretty One 2:48

(Robert Byrd)
Produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson

2. E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe (The Choice Is Yours To Pull) 2:51

(David Jones / Wade Brown / John Bristol)
Produced by John Bristol

3. If I Have To Move A Mountain 3:20

(The Corporation)
Produced by The Corporation

4. Don't Want To See Tomorrow 2:48

(S. Bowden / J. Chambers / Hal Davis / T. Mc Faddin)
Produced by Hal Davis

5. Children Of The Light 2:27

(M. Randall)
Produced by Hal Davis

6. I Can Only Give You Love 2:37

(Willie Hutch / Richard Hutch)
Produced by Willie Hutch


 

Sur cet album, réalisé au printemps 1972 Motown fait travailler les auteurs compositeurs de son écurie: Hal Davis sur Doctor My Eyes, Don't Want To See Tomorrow, Children Of The Light John Bristol a composé E-Ne-Me-Ne-Mi-Ne-Moe, Willie Hutch a donné I Can Only Give You Love, Jerry Marcellino et Mel Larson ont contribué sur Little Bitty Pretty One (reprise de Bobby Day) et Ain't Nothing Like The Real Thing (classique Motown du duo Marvin Gaye - Tammi Terrell). Les autres chansons ont été écrites par The Corporation.

Ce disque est une des combinaisons les plus réussies: on y trouve une jolie aspérité de vieux rock sur Doctor My Eyes, l'une des meilleures reprises réalisées par le groupe, la brillance de la chanson titre, et un souffle pop-drôle Little Bitty Pretty One, le premier titre repris à être exploité en single.

Rien de très particulier côté collectors, si ce n'est un pressage espagnol intitulé "Mirando per la ventana", assez rare. Aucune édition française de l'album. Lookin' Through The Windows est un album qui a failli tomber aux oubliettes, puisqu'il aura fallu attendre 2001 pour se le procurer sur CD!

 

 

Collection

Lookin' Through The Windows
Lookin' Through The Windows
Promo LP, 1972
M 750 DJ

USA
not common
Lookin' Through The Windows
Lookin' Through The Windows
Original LP, 1972
M 750 L

USA
common
Lookin' Through The Windows
Lookin' Through The Windows
Original LP, 1972
STML 11214
UK
common
Lookin' Through The Windows
Lookin' Through The Windows
LP "Mirando per la ventana"
1972
M 30594
Spain
rare

Lookin' Through The Windows
Original LP, 1972
5 C 062 93515

Netherlands
not common

Lookin' Through The Windows
Original LP, 1972
SWG 7577

Japan
not common
Lookin' Through The Windows
Lookin' Through The Windows
LP Reissue, 1983
STMS 5089
UK
common
Lookin' Through The Windows
Lookin' Through The Windows
2 albums on 1 CD, 2001
440 014 382 2
USA
common