I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters

I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters is a Jackson 5 compilation released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their debut on Motown Records; their debut single "I Want You Back" b/w "Who's Lovin' You" was issued Oct. 7, 1969. The album, specifically designed to fit like a regular 1970s era album, contains previously unreleased songs and alternate versions of some of their hits.[2] It contains "Buttercup", a collaboration with Stevie Wonder.

I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters
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Compilation album by
ReleasedNovember 10, 2009
LabelMotown Records
ProducerThe Corporation
The Jackson 5 chronology
I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters
J Is for Jackson 5
Singles from I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters
  1. "That's How Love Is"
    Released: October 6, 2009
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3.5/5 stars[1]

Track listingEdit

1."Medley: I Want You Back/ABC/The Love You Save" (Alternate Version from Flip Wilson Show (oct. 1971))The CorporationThe Corporation3:07
2."That's How Love Is"Deke Richards/Freddie Perren/Alphonso MizellThe Corporation2:36
3."Listen I'll Tell You How"Bobby Taylor/Nick MolociBobby Taylor (Arranged by Gene Page)3:00
4."Man's Temptation"Curtis MayfieldBobby Taylor5:40
5."Never Can Say Goodbye" (Alternate version from Flip Wilson Show (oct. 1971))Clifton DavisHal Davis2:58
6."Love Comes in Different Flavors" (An Outtake from ABC Sessions)Deke Richards/Jerry Marcellino/Mel LarsenThe Corporation3:16
7."ABC" (Demo version during ABC recording sessions)The CorporationThe Corporation3:28
8."Love Call"Willie Hutch/Richard Hutch/Graves KennedyWillie Hutch2:26
9."Buttercup" (Demo Recording in 1974 during Dancing Machine Recording Sessions)Stevie WonderStevie Wonder3:54
10."Lucky Day"Don Daniels/Theresa McFaddinHal Davis (Arranged by Sam Brown)2:43
11."I'll Try You'll Try (Maybe We'll All Get By)"David Jones Jr./Wade Brown Jr./Johnny BristolJohnny Bristol4:58
12."Dancing Machine" (Alternate version during Get It Together recording sessions)Hal Davis/Don Fletcher/Weldon Dean ParksHal Davis4:26


  1. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Review: I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters". Allmusic. Retrieved 8 November 2009.
  2. ^ Hidden-in-the-Vault Jackson 5 Recordings Debut on I Want You Back! Unreleased Masters