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Motown searched in the vaults once again (the previous time was for Farewell My Summer Love, for which unreleased tracks were found, by chance, in a mislaid pack), and in case you would have some doubts, the album cover mentionned "Never-Before-Released".

Although Michael was credited as a solo artist on the album, 6 of the 12 tracks were actually sang by the Jackson Five. The songs were recorded in the early 70s, and, excepted Farewell My Summer Love and I Was Made To Love Her (which appeared on the rare album Boogie) they are all unreleased. Surprisingly, "Looking Back To Yesterday" wasn't promoted a lot, and consequently, didn't obtain the success of Farewell My Summer Love. No single was released, except in Canada, where Love's Gone Bad (w/B I Hear A Symphony) was released as a promo single, and is a great rarity.

Motown fouilla ses archives une nouvelle fois (le précédent était pour "Farewell My Summer Love", où des titres inédits avaient été retrouvé, comme par enchantement, dans un carton égaré), et, au cas où certains auraient eu un doute, la pochette de l'album contenait la mention"Never-Before-Released-Masters" (on vous passe la traduction en français).

Bien que Michael soit crédité seul artiste de l'album, 6 des 12 chansons sont en fait chantées par les Jackson Five. Les chansons datent du début des années 70, et, à part Farewell My Summer Love, et I Was Made To Love Her, (qui figurent déjà sur le rare album "Boogie"), elles sont toutes inédites. Fait surprenant, "Looking Back To Yesterday" ne bénéficia pas d'une promotion très importante, et, par voie de conséquence, n'obtint pas le succès de "Farewell My Summer Love". Aucun single ne fut exploité, excepté au Canada, où "Love's Gone Bad " (Face B "I Hear A Symphony") fut sorti en 45 tours promo, aujourd'hui d'une grande rareté.

 

Looking Back To Yesterday
Looking Back To Yesterday
Original LP, 1986
5384 ML
USA
not common


Looking Back To Yesterday
Original CD, 1986
MOTD 5384
USA
rare

Looking Back To Yesterday
Looking Back To Yesterday
Original LP, 1986
WL 72424
UK
not common


Looking Back To Yesterday
Original LP, 1986
RMTL 3003
Japan
not common

Looking Back To Yesterday
Looking Back To Yesterday
Original LP, 1986
MOM 384
Canada
not common