''Live at the Forum'' is a live album by the Jackson 5. It was released on June 21, 2010. The concerts were recorded on June 20, 1970 and August 26, 1972 at The Forum, in Inglewood, California. The 1970 show was a record-breaking show of over 18,000 attending. Only having two albums and a couple of singles out, the band were able to draw such a big crowd. This concert is an example of a very early part of their career, on their first tour. By 1972, the Jackson 5 were established icons and had seven albums on the Motown label, not including Michael or Jermaine's solo albums, which plays a big part in the 1972 set. Michael's voice shows early signs of changing (as this concert was three days before his 14th birthday), he's still singing in a high-pitched voice but throughout most of this set he's straining to do so, at times screeching to hit the notes he once could sing the years prior. Some songs were transposed to a lower key and Michael sang alternate phrasings to prevent his voice from cracking.

Track listing

Disc one #"Introduction" – 0:41 #"I Want You Back" (The Corporation) – 3:08 #"Feelin' Alright" (Dave Mason) – 4:51 #"Who's Lovin' You" (William "Smokey" Robinson Jr.) – 4:56 #"Walk On" (Suzanne de Passe, Jackson 5) – 2:21 #"Don't Know Why I Love You" (Don Hunter, Stevie Wonder, Lula Hardaway, Paul Riser) 3:40 #"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel) – 2:55 #"ABC" (The Corporation) – 3:33 #"Intro / It's Your Thing" (Rudolph Isley, O'Kelly Isley, Ronald Isley) – 4:55 #"I Found That Girl" (The Corporation) – 4:45 #"There Was a Time" (James Brown) – 3:14 #"Intro / Thank You Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin" (Sylvester Stewart) – 7:08 #"The Love You Save" (The Corporation) – 3:32 #"Mama's Pearl" (Bonus Track) (The Corporation) – 3:10 Disc two #"Brand New Thing" (Jackson 5) – 3:01 #"Medley: I Want You Back / ABC / Mama's Pearl"^ (The Corporation) – 4:51 #"Sugar Daddy" (The Corporation) – 2:57 #"I'll Be There" (Berry Gordy, Bob West, Hal Davis, Willie Hutch) – 4:04 #"Introduction by Michael" – 1:56 #"Goin' Back to Indiana / Brand New Thing / Goin' Back to Indiana" (The Corporation, The Jackson 5) – 3:55 #"Bridge Over Troubled Water" (Paul Simon) – 2:21 #"I Found That Girl" (The Corporation) – 3:41 #"I'm So Happy" (The Corporation) – 2:59 #"Lookin' Through the Windows" (Clifton Davis) – 3:53 #"Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing" (Nickolas Ashford, Valerie Simpson) – 2:35 #"Introduction by Jackie" – 0:22 #"Ben" (Don Black, Walter Scharf) – 2:39 #"Rockin' Robin" (Jimmie Thomas) – 2:30 #"Got to Be There" (Elliot Willensky) – 2:11 #"You've Got a Friend" (Carole King) – 2:21 #"Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) – 5:29 #"I Wanna Be Where You Are" (Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, Leon Ware) – 3:42 #"Introduction by Jermaine" – 1:09 #"That's How Love Goes" (David H. Jones Jr., John Bristol, Wade Brown Jr.) – 3:16 #"Never Can Say Goodbye" (Clifton Davis) – 4:43 #"Walk On" (Suzanne de Passe, The Jackson 5) – 2:22 #"The Love You Save" (The Corporation) – 3:48 #"Intro / I Wanna Be Where You Are" (Bonus Track)^^ (Arthur "T-Boy" Ross, Leon Ware) – 4:14 ^Previously issued, in part, on the soundtrack to ''The Jacksons: An American Dream'' in 1992.
^^Originally released on the soundtrack to ''Save the Children''. *The band's usual opening song, "Stand!", was excluded from the release because the boys were having technical difficulties. Jermaine’s vocal microphone was off and his bass amplifier was inaudible, so the show had to be stopped for several minutes while the sound crew fixed everything. *"Mama's Pearl" was taken from their concert in Indiana, May 29, 1971. It is one of the five unreleased songs from that concert. *"Ain't No Sunshine" was recorded the night after, at the San Diego International Sports Arena, August 27, 1972. It was edited into Michael's solo set, where in the San Diego show, it was else where in the set.


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