An amazing little package, and one that definitely lives
up to the Rare Pearls promised in the title – as it served up nearly three albums' worth of unreleased tracks from the Motown vaults – all recorded during the glory days of the young Jackson 5! The quality level is amazing – work that would have been more than enough to get other groups a hit – and the tracks show the group really working new things out in the studio – yet always with a poise and polish that nobody else could even hope to touch! These aren't demos, or backing tracks – but fully-finished, completely-cooked tracks that come together like a pile of lost Jackson 5 albums from the 70s – an amazing document of the group's strength, given how many other tracks from the years have already been released. Some cuts have a surprisingly funky edge – more so than we know from some of their albums – and in addition to two CDs' worth of music, the 7" box also features a bonus 45, a great book, and a sticker too! Titles include "Music Makers", "Keep Off The Grass", "If You Want Heaven", "Our Love", "Makin Life A Little Easier For You", "Mama Told Me Not To Come", "I Got A Sure Thing", "If The Shoe Don't Fit", "You Better Watch Out", "I'm Your Sunny One", "Someone's Standing In My Love Light", "Love Trip", "Label Me Love", and "Jumbo Sam".