Motown publish Michael Jackson’s solo debut album : ‘Got to Be There’ featuring ‘Rockin’ Robin’ and ‘Got to Be There’ (1972)

Michael Jackson‘s ‘Got to Be There’ is his solo debut album produced By Hal Davis & Willie Hutch and released on January 24, 1972 by Motown.


Motown publish Michael Jackson’s solo debut album : ‘Got to Be There’ featuring ‘Rockin’ Robin’ and ‘Got to Be There’ (1972)

1 . Got To Be There / Brand New Thing

2 . Rockin’ Robin

Track Listing : 1.Ain’T No Sunshine (Bill Withers) – 04:09 . 2.I Wanna Be Where You Are (Arthur T-Boy Ross, Leon Ware) – 03:01 . 3.Girl Don’T Take Your Love From Me (Willie Hutch) – 03:46 . 4.In Our Small Way (Beatrice Verdi, Christine Yarian) – 03:38 . 5.Got To Be There (Elliot Willensky) – 03:23 . 6.Rockin’ Robin (Leon Rene) – 02:31 . 7.Wings Of My Love (Alphonso Mizell, Berry Gordy Jr., Deke Richards & Freddie Perren) – 03:25 . 8.Maria (You Were The Only One) (Lawrence Brown, Linda Glover, George Gordy, Allen Story) – 03:41 . 9.Love Is Here And Now You’Re Gone (Holland-Dozier-Holland) – 02:51 . 10.You’Ve Got A Friend (Carole King) – 04:53

Musicians :

Production : Produced By Hal Davis, Willie Hutch

Recorded June – December 1971.

Released January 24, 1972 By Motown.

Package : Jim Britt – Photography

(Source Michael Jackson – Got to Be There | The Official Michael Jackson Site)

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Rolling Stone
Even the inconsequential songs on Michael’s albums have their appeal — yeah, it hassomething to do with his being a cute, young boy with a sweetly touching voice but he’s not justa lovable jukebox baby […]

ForeverTreesGreen @ RateYourMusic
There’s little here to show the genius that’d emerge in the years to come, but only as much as the Jackson 5 conveyed. Needless to say, if you’re a fan of that band you’ll enjoy this album. Otherwise it’s a confusing and underwhelming debut from one of the greatest artists our world has ever seen. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Michael doesn’t pull off his attempts to belt out soul (Bill Withers‘ “Ain’t No Sunshine”; Willie Hutch’s “Girl Don’t Take Your Love From Me”) – pristine and crackling with emotion as his voice is, he can’t project heartbreak any more than Stevie Wonder could at that age […]


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