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Michael Jackson Ben


1971-1972


Ben
B/ You Can Cry On My Soulder
M 1207, 12/07/1972

Everybody's Somebody's Fool
B/
M 1218, Cancelled


# 4 R&B, #5 Pop

 

 

Ben

USA 04/08/1972

Produced by The Corporation, Jerry Marcellino, Mel Larson, Hal Davis and Bobby Taylor
Executive producer : Berry Gordy

Recorded 1972, Motown Recording Studio, Los Angeles, California
Photography : Jim Britt

 

Side 1

1. Ben 2:42

(Walter Scharf / Don Black)
Produced by The Corporation

 

2. Greatest Show On Earth 2:47

(Mel Larson / Jerry Marcellino)
Produced by Jerry Marcellino & Mel Larson

 

3. People Make The World Go 'Round 3:15

(Thom Bell / Linda Creed)
Produced by Hal Davis

 

4. We've Got A Good Thing Going 3:01

(The Corporation)
Produced by The Corporation

 

5. Everybody's Somebody's Fool 2:58

(Gladys Hampton / Regina Adams / Ace Adams)
Produced by Mel Larson & Jerry Marcellino

 

 

Side 2

1. My Girl 3:05

(William "Smokey" Robinson / Ronald White)
Produced by Mel Larson & Jerry Marcellino

 

2. What Goes Around Come Around 3:35

(Allen Levinsky / Arthur Strokes / Dana Meyers / Floyd Weatherspoon)
Produced by Hal Davis

 

3. In Our Small Way 3:39

(B Verdi / C Yarian)
Produced by The Corporation

 

4. Shoo-Be-Doo-Be-Doo-Da-Day 3:19

(Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby, Stevie Wonder)
Produced by Hal Davis

 

5. You Can Cry On My Soulder 2:32

(Berry Gordy)
Produced by Hal Davis

 

 

 

Ben est le deuxième album solo de Michael Jackson, publié alors que la chanson Ben est déjà un succès. Sur ce 33 tours, classé 5ème, on retrouve une reprise de My Girl, des Temptations, Shoo-be-doo-be-doo-da-day, de Stevie Wonder, et People Make the World Go 'round, des Stylistics. Le disque a été certifié Disque d'Or en 1972.

La couverture originale de l'album Ben comprenait, au premier plan d'une photo de Michael, une horde de rats. Elle a été modifiée (ne laissant apparaître que la photo de Michael) car les enfants avaient peur de cette pochette! Du coup, la "rat cover" est un des collectors les plus prisés!

 

 

 

Collection

 

Ben
BEN
Original LP (with rats), 1972
M 750 L
USA
not common

BEN
Original LP (without rats), 1972
M 750 L
USA
common

BEN
Original LP, 1972
STML 11220
UK
not common

BEN
Original LP, 1972
VIP 6047
Japan
rare

BEN
Reissue LP, 1981
M 5 153 V 1
USA
not common
Ben
BEN
Reissue LP, 1984
WL 72069
Germany
not common
Ben
BEN 
CD, 1989
MOTD 5153
USA
rare
Ben
BEN 
CD, 1989
37463 5153 2
USA
not common
Ben
BEN
CD, 1990
WD 72069
Germany
not common
Ben
BEN 
CD, 1993
530 163 2
Europe
common
Ben
BEN
CD with Rats, 2005
UICY 3864
Japan
not common
Ben
BEN / GOT TO BE THERE
CD, 1986
ZD 72468
USA
rare